GAME PREVIEW: Condors v Stockton
The Bakersfield Condors host the Stockton Heat in the teams’ fifth of 12 matchups on the season. Bakersifeld is 2-2-0 against the Heat this season and 27-20-1-0 all-time against their rivals from up the 99. Last season, Bakersfield went 8-2-0 against Stockton. It is the team’s annual Field Trip Day game.
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT
The Condors rallied from 2-0 down late in the second period and defeated the Colorado Eagles, 3-2, on Saturday. LW Tomas Jurco scored twice in front of G Stuart Skinner, who stopped 30 of 32 in the win. RW Josh Currie opened the scoring with a power play goal.
The Heat earned a 3-2 win at home on Saturday. LW Justin Kirkland scored with 17 seconds left for the game winner over San Jose. G Artyem Zagidulin stopped 29 of 31 for his team-leading sixth win of the year. C Byron Froese had two assists.
RW Josh Currie became just the fifth player all-time in Condors team history to record 100 goals. His 200 points in a Condors sweater also ranks fifth all-time in the 22 seasons of Bakersfield Condors hockey.
TWO FOR TOMAS
LW Tomas Jurco scored twice on Saturday and now has four points (2g-2a) in three games with the Condors.
D Keegan Lowe and D William Lagesson were on ice for 2:30 of a four-minute double minor penalty kill to secure the win on Saturday. Two minutes of the penalty were in a 5-on-3 against situation.
D Joel Persson was assigned to the Condors on Monday. The 25-year old is in his first season in North America after playing 101 games in the Swedish Hockey League… G Stuart Skinner has started six straight games and is 4-2-0 over that stretch… D Evan Bouchard had two assists in the game on Saturday.
Stockton is 6-0-2 when scoring first… The Heat have the league’s 2nd best PP (29.0%) and 9th best PK (86.5%)… Offensively, Stockton is 2nd in the AHL in goals per game at 3.87… F Matthew Phillips has eight points over a seven-game road point streak.
HEAD TO HEAD
2019-20: BAK 2-2-0-0
2018-19: BAK 8-2-0-0
2017-18: BAK 3-7-0-0
2016-17: BAK 7-5-0-0
2015-16: BAK 7-4-1-0
ALL-TIME (AHL): BAK 27-20-1-0
11/18 – D Joel Persson assigned to Bakersfield