The Bakersfield Condors host the Grand Rapids Griffins for the first of two this weekend. Bakersfield is 1-0-1 against the Griffins this season having collected three of a possible four points in Michigan earlier this season. A win tonight would vault the Condors into third place in the Pacific Division on points percentage.
NEED TO KNOW
PUCK DROP: 7 p.m. (doors open at 6 p.m.; 5:45 p.m. for Condors365 Members)
PROMOTION: Faith & Fun Night presented by 88.3 LIFE FM. Enjoy music from Jim Ranger, The Bakersfield Worship Project and hear from select players. Also, $2 Beer Night with Bud Light and Bud Light Seltzer just $2 through the end of the first intermission.
JERSEY AUCTION: The team’s Wizard Jersey auction runs through 10 a.m. on Monday, March 28. Click here to get your bids in.
GAME PREVIEW presented by Rodriguez & Associates
Bakersfield is unbeaten in regulation in six all-time matchups with the Griffins at 4-0-1-1. This is Grand Rapids’ third trip to Bakersfield since 2015 when they opened the AHL era against the Condors in a 1-0 shutout win for Bakersfield.
UTAH! — GIMME TWO
Colton Sceviour scored twice on Wednesday. They were his first goals in a Condors jersey and his 100th and 101st AHL goals overall.
WE DON’T KNOW WHAT PCM STANDS FOR, BUT THEY’RE GOOD
Perlini-Cracknell-Marody continued their torrid stretch on Wednesday connecting on Perlini’s sixth of the season. The trio has combined for 20 points over the last four games, including eight goals.
THE SENSATIONAL STUART SKINNER
Stuart Skinner stopped 35 of 37 on Wednesday for his 14th win of the season. He has stopped 136 of his last 144 shots (.944%) and won four of his last five starts.
James Hamblin notched his 16th goal of the season. His 16.8 shooting percentage is 2nd only to leading scorer Seth Griffith on the team.
10 of the Condors final 15 games are on home ice where the team owns a .646 points percentage.
The Condors magic number to clinch a playoff berth is nine. That number could move to five tonight depending on action around the AHL. Click here for an updated playoff primer.
DOWN THE HALL
Grand Rapids occupies the final playoff spot in the Central Division by four points. They’re on a four-game road trip which started with a loss in Ontario on Tuesday.