The Bakersfield Condors play the 68th and final game of the regular season against the Stockton Heat. Bakersfield is .500 against Stockton at 3-3-1-2 on the year including a 4-0 shutout win last Saturday at home.
NEED TO KNOW
PUCK DROP: 6 p.m. (doors open at 5 p.m.) on Dignity Health Home Ice at Mechanics Bank Arena
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PROMOTION: Meet featured Jawa Leilani Shiu who has appeared in The Mandalorian Season 1 & 2 and The Book of Boba Fett. She will be on hand for pictures and autographs starting at 5 p.m. Presented by Classic Hits Q92.1 FM.
GAME PREVIEW presented by Rodriguez & Associates
The playoff seedings will be decided today. Abbotsford plays in Manitoba at noon PT. If they get two points, the Condors will head to Colorado. If they get one point, the Condors will head to Abbotsford. If they get no points and the Condors win, Bakersfield will host Abbotsford beginning Tuesday. If Abbotsford and Bakersfield both lose, the Condors will head to Abbotsford.
GRIFFITH NAMED TO AHL SECOND ALL-STAR TEAM
Seth Griffith was named to the AHL’s second all-star team Thursday. His 29 goals tied a team single-season scoring record on Tuesday. It is the second time he has been named to a postseason AHL all-star team.
HOME IS WHERE THE WINS ARE
Bakersfield’s 20 wins at home this season is one off the team record of 21 set in 2018-19. The team’s best home-ice record came last season when the team had a .776 points percentage at home in a shortened regular season.
Vincent Desharnais enters tonight +36, one ahead of Stefan Noesen of the Chicago Wolves for the league lead.
Philip Broberg scored his first NHL goal for the Edmonton Oilers on Thursday night in an overtime win over San Jose. He has three points (1g-2a) in three games with the Condors since missing over a month with an injury.
DOWN THE HALL
Stockton can win the Macgregor Kilpatrick Trophy as the league’s top regular season team tonight.