The Bakersfield Condors and San Jose Barracuda wrap the season series on Dignity Health Home Ice at Mechanics Bank Arena. Bakersfield is 6-3-0 against the Barracuda this season.
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YANNI KEEPS IT GOING
The team’s leading scoring blueliner, Yanni Kaldis has 10 points (4g-6a) in his last 10 games. He scored his seventh of the season on Saturday against the Canucks.
GRIFF KEEPS PACE
Seth Griffith had an assist on Kaldis’ goal on Saturday, giving him 73 points on the season, good for fourth in the AHL scoring race.
Saturday was just the fifth time in 31 opportunities in which the Condors failed to get a point after scoring first. The team is 20-5-4-6 (.742%) when taking a 1-0 lead.
Since March 26, the Condors have killed 36 of 40 power plays, good for 90.0%. Overall, the team is up to 17th in the league at 80.9%.
JUMP ON IT
The Condors are +5 in goal differential in the first period, while San Jose is -38.
GOOD AT BOTH ENDS
Bakersfield is 5th in both shots for (32.06) and against (27.49) per game in the AHL.
DOWN THE HALL
San Jose has dropped its last 12 (0-10-2), but did pick up a point on Friday against Abbotsford. The team has added four players to the roster since then including San Jose’s 2020 3rd round selection Daniil Gushchin.