ONTARIO (30-20-4, 64pts, 5th) @ (BAKERSFIELD (24-25-4, 52pts, 7th)
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GAME PREVIEW presented by Rodriguez & Associates
The Condors play game two of a season-high, seven-game homestand.
LAST TIME OUT
Bakersfield opened the scoring with Raphael Lavoie’s 19th of the season, but fell 5-1 to Coachella Valley last night.
Cam Dineen made his Condors debut last night and quarterbacked the team’s power play. He was acquired in a trade with the Arizona Coyotes Thursday which sent Michael Kesselring to Arizona. Dineen, 24, is in his fifth professional season and is t-6th in the AHL scoring race for a d-man with 35 points (4g-31a) in 50 games.
2023: THE YEAR OF LAVOIE
Raphael Lavoie has 24 points (15g-9a) in 24 games since Jan. 1. His 15 goals is tied for the most in the AHL over that span and his 24 points are t-9th among all AHL skaters. He leads the team with 19 goals on the year.
BOURGY SETTING THE TABLE
20-year old Xavier Bourgault has six assists in his last five games after last night’s assist on Lavoie’s opener. He is fourth on the team in scoring with 28 points (11g-17a) on the season.
With 19 games left in the regular season, the hunt for playoff positioning is in full swing. Last night’s loss dropped the Condors to seventh, one point behind Tucson, who they have two games in hand on entering action tonight.
The Condors play game two of a seven-game homsetand tonight and will play 13 of their final 19 games at home. In terms of strength of schedule, entering tonight the Condors remaining opponents combine for a .560 points percentage.
The Condors have killed off 61 of their last 66 power plays (92.4%) over their last 15 games. The team is up to 10th in the AHL at 82.7%.
TIGHT WITH THE REIGN
Tonight’s matchup is the eighth and final game of the season series between the Condors and Reign. Bakersfield is 3-3-1 on the season. Four of the first seven meetings have been one-goal games including Ontario’s 3-2 shootout win on February 10.
ON THE OTHER SIDE
Ontario lost 4-2 in San Jose last night and are winless in three games (0-2-1). The Reign are 5-3-2 in their last 10 and continue to be paced by TJ Tynan, who is a point out of the AHL scoring race lead.
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