The Bakersfield Condors host the Manitoba Moose for the fourth and final game of the season series. Bakersfield is 1-2-0 this season against Manitoba, but have won two of the three all-time meetings on home ice against the Moose. The Condors are 18-10-2-0 on home ice this season.
Bakersfield won their fourth straight on Saturday, 3-1, in San Diego. The Condors received two goals from LW Joey LaLeggia and three point nights from C Anton Lander (1g-2a) and D Jordan Oesterle (0g-3a). G Jonas Gustavsson stopped a season-high 44 shots in the win.
Manitoba was swept at home by Milwaukee over the weekend. LW Kyle Connor scored his 22nd goal of the season in the opening game of the series and is now tied for third among rookies in goals.
Bakersfield swept San Diego in a home-and-home series on Friday and Saturday to widen their lead in the Pacific Division playoff race. The Condors hold a four-point advantage over Stockton for the fourth and final playoff spot. Stockton is in Texas tonight and in San Antonio for two games this weekend. A magic number of 15 remains for Bakersfield which is recduced by points gained by the Condors or lost by the Heat.
On January 26, Bakersfield headed to Tcxas for the final two games before the AHL All-Star Break in eighth place. Since then, the Condors are 15-7-1 and have surged to a four-point lead in the Pacific Division playoff race.
D Jordan Oesterle notched his first three-point game of the season on Saturday night. He is on a six-game point streak and has eight points (3g-5a) during that time… C Anton Lander also had three points for his 14th multi-point game of the season. His +27 is fourth in the AHL… G Jonas Gustavsson has won four straight. His goal on Friday night was just the 12th in the 81 seasons of the AHL… The Condors are 26-4-2-0 when scoring the game’s opening goal.
Manitoba’s top three scorers (Roslovic, Connor, DeSalvo) are all rookies. Roslovic is tied for sixth among all rookies with 42 points… G Eric Comrie has played the fourth most minutes of any AHL goaltender this season (2,562)… The Moose surrender the second most shots per game at 32.12.
Stockton @ Texas
Stockton @ San Antonio