The Bakersfield Condors meet the Ontario Reign for the seventh time this season. It is the first matchup to come at Rabobank Arena after five meetings in Ontario and one outdoors at Bakersfield College’s Memorial Stadium. Every game in the season series has been decided by a single goal and the Condors are 1-4-1 against the Reign.
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT
The Condors got back in the win column with a 4-2 victory over the Stockton Heat on the road Saturday night. Bakersfield raced out to a 3-0 lead thanks to goals from LW Joey LaLeggia, D David Musil, and C Anton Lander with C Josh Currie adding the empty-net goal. G Nick Ellis stopped a career high 45 shots in the win.
Ontario shutout Tucson on home ice Wednesday, 3-0. C TJ Hensick, RW Sean Backman, and C Mike Amadio each scored in the victory. G Jack Campbell stopped 29 shots for his second shutout of the season.
Beginning the weekend, the Condors sit in sixth in the AHL’s Pacific Division, three points behind fourth-place Tucson. Wedged between are the Texas Stars, who play game three of a six-game road trip tonight in San Diego. Bakersfield has two more games each against the Roadrunners and Stars this season.
C Anton Lander leads the AHL with 1.60 points-per-game. He leads the league in shooting percentage at 29.1% (16/55)… RW Taylor Beck is 2nd in the AHL scoring race with 48 points (13g-38a) in 37 games… Bakersfield’s penalty kill is seventh in the AHL at 83.3%. The team has killed off 24 of 30 power plays and have not given up a power play goal to a team not named San Diego since January 28.
G Jack Campbell has made 33 consecutive starts. He leads the league in wins with 24 and is second in minutes played with 2,329… The Reign have played the second-most overtime games with 16. They are 6-8 in overtime and 2-0 in shootouts… Ontario has the second best power play in the AHL at 25.3%.
KEY MATCHUPS (click here for the playoff primer)
Texas @ San Diego
San Jose @ Tucson
San Jose @ Tucson
Stockton @ Bakersfield
Texas @ Stockton
2/23 – C Zach Pochiro recalled from Norfolk (ECHL)
2/23 – LW Brodie Dupont signed to PTO
2/22 – D Ben Betker assigned to Norfolk (ECHL)
2/20 – D Mikael Tam assigned to Norfolk (ECHL)
2/19 – D Jordan Oesterle assigned from Edmonton (NHL)