COLORADO (36-21-10, 82pts, 3rd) @ BAKERSFIELD (33-29-4, 70pts, 6th)
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GAME PREVIEW presented by Rodriguez & Associates
The Condors look for a perfect 3-0 homestand.
LAST TIME OUT
Dylan Holloway scored 12 seconds in and the Condors never looked back in a 2-1 win over Tucson on Saturday. Olivier Rodrigue stopped 28 of 29 in the win.
The Condors are 22-12-3 (.608) in their last 37 games, good for third in the division over that stretch. In 2023, the team has a +10 goal differential, the power play is 19.8% and the penalty kill is 87.0%.
Holloway has points in four straight (3g-1a) and five points in six games this season.
ALL ABOUT OLLIE
Rodrigue’s win on Saturday was his third straight, allowing just three goals over that span, stopping 76 of 79 shots. He is 6-2-1 in his last nine decisions.
X MARKS THE SPOT
The Condors can become the fifth team to clinch a Calder Cup Playoffs berth in the Pacific Division tonight. With a magic number of two, the Condors clinch a berth with any win, a San Jose regulation loss, or any combination of a Condors non-regulation loss and San Jose non-regulation loss.
Bakersfield would become one of two teams to make the playoffs each of the last four seasons (Colorado).
The Condors have won six straight at home and are 14-2-2 in their last 18 home games. The team will play four of their final six games at home.
COULD BE COLORADO
If the season ended right now, the Condors would face Colorado in a best-of-three first round series. Colorado is 5-2 against the Condors with five of the seven games being decided by one goal.
Raphael Lavoie scored his team-leading 24rd of the season in overtime last night. It was his ninth game-winning goal of the season, second in the AHL.
ON THE OTHER SIDE
Colorado has points in nine of 10 (6-1-3). They have the third best defensive group in the AHL at just 2.67 goals against a game.
The Condors wrap up the road portion of the regular season on Friday and Saturday in Henderson and Coachella Valley.