SAN JOSE (24-27-5, 53pts, 8th) @ BAKERSFIELD (26-26-4, 58pts, 6th)
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GAME PREVIEW presented by Rodriguez & Associates
The Condors play game five of a season-high, seven-game homestand and are currently 2-2-0 during that time.
LAST TIME OUT
Bakersfield was shut out for the third time this season last night, 4-0, by San Jose.
Despite the loss last night, the Condors are 14-8-3 (.620) in their last 25 games.
2023: THE YEAR OF LAVOIE
Raphael Lavoie has 27 points (16g-11a) in 27 games in 2023, which is tied for fifth in the AHL. His 16 goals are the most by any AHL skater since Jan. 1.
X MARKS THE SPOT
20-year old Xavier Bourgault has nine points (2g-7a) in his last nine games after a 1g-1a night on Wednesday, his ninth multi-point game of the season. He is fourth on the team in scoring with 31 points (13g-18a) on the season.
With 16 games left in the regular season, the Condors recent run has them in a tie for sixth. Last season, 63 points secured a playoff berth while 84 points secured home ice advantage. The Condors currently have a max possible points of 88. They lead eighth place San Jose by three points.
The Condors play game five of a seven-game homsetand tonight and will play 10 of their final 16 games at home. Bakersfield is 8-2-2 in its last 12 home games.
PICKIN’ BACK UP
Tonight’s expected starter, Calvin Pickard, is t-9th in the AHL with 16 wins on the season.
PHILP FEELING IT
Noah Philp paces the Condors in scoring since Feb. 1 with 14 points (6g-8a) in 15 games. He had a 1g-1a night on Wednesday.
ON THE OTHER SIDE
San Jose is 6-3-2 in its last 11. Jeffrey Viel had a natural hat trick last night to extend his career-high point streak to eight games.
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