COACHELLA VALLEY (34-10-6, 74pts, 2nd) @ (BAKERSFIELD (24-24-4, 52pts, 6th)
PUCK DROP: 7 p.m. (doors open at 6 p.m.
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GAME PREVIEW presented by Rodriguez & Associates
The Condors open March with a seven-game homestand which begins tonight against Coachella Valley.
LAST TIME OUT
Bakersfield split with Texas on the road last week, winning 3-1 on Friday and dropping Saturday’s contest 4-0.
WHO IS THE NEW GUY?
Cam Dineen was acquired in a trade with the Arizona Coyotes yesterday which sent Michael Kesselring to Arizona. Dineen, 24, is in his fifth professional season and is t-6th in the AHL scoring race for a d-man with 35 points (4g-31a) in 50 games. He will wear no. 4 tonight.
PHILP PACES FEBRUARY
Noah Philp led the Condors in scoring in February, amassing 11 points (5g-6a) in 11 games.
Justin Bailey had a strong month of February with eight points (5g-3a) in 11 games. His line with Tyler Benson and Greg McKegg contributed eight goals in the month and 18 points.
With 20 games left in the regular season, the hunt for playoff positioning is in full swing. Since Jan. 1, the Condors have just seven regulation losses in 23 games with a record of 13-7-1-2 (.630%). That record is fourth in the division over that time.
The Condors open a seven-game homsetand tonight and will play 14 of their final 20 games at home. In terms of strength of schedule, entering tonight the Condors remaining opponents combine for a .565 points percentage.
The Condors have killed off 57 of their last 61 power plays (93.4%) over their last 14 games. The team is up to 10th in the AHL at 82.7%.
SUCCESS AGAINST THE FIREBIRDS
Bakersfield is 2-0-1 in three games against Coachella Valley this season and is the only team the Firebirds have not beaten in regulation this season.
STREAK ON THE LINE
The Condors are 6-0-2 in their last eight at home. The team’s longest unbeaten run at home is 13, set in 2021, going 12-0-1.
ON THE OTHER SIDE
The Firebirds are 19-5-4 on the road this season. They have the most games remaining in the division with 22 left and trailing Calgary by three points for the top spot in the division.
The Condors are home Saturday (that’s tomorrow!) for First Responders Night against Ontario. Click here tickets.