The Bakersfield Condors and Henderson Silver Knights meet for the first of three straight this week at 6:30 p.m. on Dignity Health Home Ice at Mechanics Bank Arena. Tonight’s game is brought to you by 97.3 The Bull.
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PUCK DROP: 6:30 p.m. (doors open at 5:30 p.m.)
GAME PREVIEW presented by Rodriguez & Associates
Tonight is the first of three between the two teams this week, who also meet Friday in Bakersfield and Saturday in Henderson.
Bakersfield is 2-1-1 on a six-game homestand. Overall at home, the team is 15-7-2-2 (.654%).
PLAYING IN FRONT
Saturday was just the third time in 15 opportunities in which the Condors led after one period and did not secure a victory. In those scenarios the team is now 12-2-1 on the year.
Brendan Perlini is on a six-game point streak, having collected 11 points (6g-5a) over that stretch. He has four goals on a three-game goal scoring streak. His next goal would make him the ninth Condors player to hit double figures in goals.
HOLLOWAY HEATING UP
Dylan Holloway had three assists against Grand Rapids over the weekend, including his fourth multi-point game of the season. On the year, the 20-year old has 16 points (7g-9a) in 28 games.
MALONE MATCHES CAREER HIGH
Brad Malone’s 13th goal of the season on Saturday matched his AHL career high, done twice with the Condors in 2019-20 and 2017-18.
Click here for an updated Playoff Primer. With 13 games remaining in the season, the Condors stand in 4th place in the Pacific Division, the final home-ice position for the first round. The team’s magic number is 6 to clinch a berth in the postseason and would drop to four with a win tonight.
Scarlett Elizabeth Griffith (Seth) and Bea Katriina Niemelainen (Markus) both entered the world in the month of March, the first children for each of the Condors.
DOWN THE HALL
Henderson is 2-7-1 in its last 10 and were swept over the weekend by the Tucson Roadrunners at Orleans Arena. It was the final weekend at The Orleans as the Condors will play visitor to the first-ever game at Dollar Loan Center in Henderson on Saturday.