The Bakersfield Condors host the Ontario Reign in the sixth of 12 matchups this season. Bakersfield is 3-1-1 this season against the Inland Empire. The Condors are 9-1-2 (.833) in their last 12 against Ontario.
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT
Bakersfield jumped out to a 5-1 lead in San Jose on Sunday and picked up a 7-5 road win against the Barracuda. Six different players scored, including C Brad Malone who had two goals. RW Josh Currie (1g-2a) had three points and LW Tyler Benson assisted on two goals. It was Bakersfield’s second straight win.
Ontario split a home-and-home series with San Diego following a 3-2 overtime road win on Saturday. LW Mikey Eyssimont had a goal and assist in the win as the Reign got back to .500.
Bakersfield jumped into fifth in the Pacific with Sunday’s win. They sit four points back of fourth place Ontario, but have three games in hand on the Reign. The two teams will see each other four times in the next five weeks.
RACKING ‘EM UP
LW Luke Esposito brings a four-game point streak (2g-3a) into tonight’s game following a 1g-1a night on Sunday. He scored the team’s second shorthanded marker of the year in the win.
CAVE COMING ON
C Colby Cave has six points (4g-2a) in his last six games following a 1g-1a game on Sunday. He was +3 on Sunday in San Jose and has been even or better in nine straight games.
LW Tyler Benson has six assists in a current three-game scoring streak… C Cooper Marody is on a three-game point streak (1g-2a)… The Condors are 7-3-3-1 in one-goal games this season… Bakersfield’s power play is 5/13 over the last three games (38.5%)… The seven goals scored by the Condors on Sunday was a season high.
G Matthew Villalta got the win on Saturday for Ontario, stopping 31 of 33 shots… The Reign are the most penalized team in the AHL at 17.59 a game… Ontario is 9-2-1 when scoring first… When holidng at least a share of the lead after two periods, the Reign are 12-1-3-1 on the season.
28-Dec RW Cameron Hebig recalled from Wichita
29-Dec D William Lagesson recalled by Edmonton (NHL)
29-Dec RW Kailer Yamamoto recalled by Edmonton (NHL)
29-Dec D Brandon Manning assigned to Bakersfield
29-Dec LW Markus Granlund assigned to Bakersfield