The Bakersfield Condors (17-9-4-3, 41pts, .621, 3rd place) host the Colorado Eagles (21-12-3-3, 48pts, .615%, 4th place) on Dignity Health Home Ice at Mechanics Bank Arena. Bakersfield won the opening game of the weekend, 4-1, last night, ending Colorado’s 13-game unbeaten streak.
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Bakersfield jumped out to a 2-0 first intermission lead and never looked back, ending Colorado’s 13-game unbeaten run last night, 4-1. The Condors are unbeaten in six on home ice (5-0-1) and have just one regulation loss in their last 16 games.
HOMESTAND STARTS STRONG
After playing just four home games since Nov. 17, the Condors returned to the friendly confines last night to start a seven-game homestand. Bakersfield is now 9-3-1-1 at home this season and 2-0 against the Eagles.
James Hamblin scored his 11th of the year last night and leads the Condors with eight goals since Jan. 1. That mark is t-6th in the AHL in 2022. The second-year pro has 12 points (8g-4a) in his last 13 games.
BROSSEAU’S BIG NIGHT
Devin Brosseau had two points (1g-1a) last night and has 13 points (7g-6a) in his last 13 games with a +16.
Raphael Lavoie’s first period assist last night gave him 15 points (9g-6a) in his last 15 games and is +16 over that stretch.
FOUR STRAIGHT FOR STU
Stuart Skinner earned his fourth straight win for the Condors last night, turning aside 32 of 33 shots. On the season, the Edmonton, Alberta native is 7-0-2 with a 1.86 GAA and .931 save percentage.
MALONE MR. 200
Brad Malone became the second Condors player in the AHL to reach 200 AHL games with Bakersfield (Josh Currie). He had two assists and now has three shorthanded assists on the year.
ON THE OTHER SIDE
Justus Annunen suffered his first regulation loss in 12 starts. Keaton Middleton scored his first goal with the Eagles in the third period.