The Bakersfield Condors host the Colorado Eagles at 6:30 p.m. It is the sixth of eight matchups in the season series. Colorado leads the Condors by six points for third in the Pacific Division, but the Condors have three games in hand.
NEED TO KNOW
PUCK DROP: 6:30 p.m. (doors open at 5:30 p.m.) presented by Energy 95.3 FM
JERSEY AUCTION: The team’s Wizard Jersey auction runs through 10 a.m. on Monday, March 28. Click here to get your bids in.
RADIO: Comedy 800 AM, iHeartRadio App
VIDEO STREAM: AHLTV
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GAME PREVIEW presented by Rodriguez & Associates
Click here for an updated playoff primer. Stockton and Ontario clinched two of the seven berths this week. Colorado, Abbotsford, and Bakersfield are separated by six points for the two final home-ice advantage positions in round one of the postseason.
THE PCM LINE
The line of Perlini-Cracknell-Marody has delivered over the last week. Since being put together in Stockton on Wednesday, Perlini has six points (1g-5a), Marody has 3g-3a, and Cracknell has five points (3g-2a) and a game-winner.
Stuart Skinner is third in the AHL in goals-against average at 2.16. His .922 save percentage is fourth among qualified netminders. He has 13 wins with 16 games remaining as he looks to get to 20 wins for the second straight season.
SERIES WITH THE EAGLES
The Condors own a 3-2 record through five games with Colorado, including a sweep of the Eagles on Feb. 4 + 5 in Bakersfield.
HOME IS WHERE THE GAMES ARE
Eleven of the Condors final 16 games are on home ice. On the season, Bakersfield is 13-7-1-2 at home.
DOWN THE HALL
Colorado is 7-2-1 in its last 10 games. Jordan Gross scored twice in Saturday’s loss to Stockton. He leads all d-men in scoring with 50 points.