The Bakersfield Condors host the Stockton Heat to conclude a four-game homestand. Bakersfield has won two straight and continues to fight for home-ice advantage in the first round of the Calder Cup Playoffs. The Condors have points in five of the eight matchups with the Heat this season (2-3-1-2).
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GAME PREVIEW presented by Rodriguez & Associates
Click here for an updated look at the playoff picture. The Condors currently sit in fifth place in the division, but are just three points out of third and have two games in hand on Colorado.
Seth Griffith (2g-1a) had three points last night and has 78 on the season. His 28 goals are one off the team single-season record set by Joe Gambardella (29) in 2018-19.
CRACK HITS 20
Adam Cracknell became the third Condors player to hit 20 goals this season. It is the second time in the AHL era that the Condors have had three 20-goal scorers in a year.
THE NEW GUY
Darien Kielb has had a terrific start to his Condors career. Signed to a tryout from the Fort Wayne Komets (ECHL), Kielb had an assist last night and has 1g-4a in four games so far with Bakersfield.
MARODY MAKES HIS MARK
Cooper Marody had two assists and was +4 last night. He is second on the team in scoring.
James Hamblin scored his 19th goal of the season last night. He could become the fourth Condors player to hit 20 goals, which would be a team record.
SKINNER SHUTS THE DOOR
Stuart Skinner is up to third in the AHL in goals-against average at 2.26 and picked up his 20th win of the year last night. He has stopped 56 of 58 shots this week and has not surrendered a 5on5 goal.
DOWN THE HALL
Stockton will try for a second night to clinch the first-round bye and Pacific Division title tonight. They need just a point gained or dropped by Ontario. The Heat fell in overtime last night to Abbotsford.