GAME PREVIEW: Condors v Tucson
Roasted Pork Loin w/ a Mustard Cream Sauce
Roasted Red Potatoes
Chicken Wing Trio
Crossbar Craft Beer Pub
The Bakersfield Condors wrap a three-game homestand against the Tucson Roadrunners. Bakersfield is in search of its first win against the Roadrunners after Tucson took the opening two games of the season series.
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT
The Condors opened the scoring thanks to Cooper Marody’s seventh of the season, but Colorado erupted for five goals in a 5-4 Eagles win last night in Bakersfield. RW David Gust scored for the second straight night and LW Tyler Benson extended his points streak to four games (1g-3a) with an assist.
Tucson had a 3-0 first intermission lead last night and never looked back in a 7-5 win over the Stockton Heat on the road. RW Nick Merkley had a goal and two assists in the win as eight different Roadrunners recorded multi-point nights. G Calvin Pickard, making his first start with Tucson, picked up the win, stopping 22 of 27 shots.
Bakersfield fired a season-high 51 shots last night against Colorado netminder Spencer Martin. It was the highest total of the season for the Condors and tied the most in franchise history, set on January 21, 2016 at home to Manitoba.
LW Tyler Benson picked up assists number 19 last night which ties the Condors single-season rookie record set by LW/D Joey LaLeggia during the 2015-16 season. Benson now has 23 points on the season. The Condors rookie scoring record is 28 set by RW Jesse Puljujarvi during the 2016-17 campaign.
RW David Gust has goals in two straight… With C Cooper Marody scoring and a C Brad Malone assist, the Condors now have five players with 20 or more points this season. Nine players finished with 20+ points the past two seasons while 14 hit the mark in the Condors 2015-16 season…. The Condors own a 10-5-1 record when scoring first.
Tucson is 3-1-1 in its last five games… D Kyle Capobianco, who leads the team in scoring, was named to his second AHL All-Star Game earlier this week. He is third among d-men in scoring… D Robbie Russo has 2g-2a in his last four games… RW Nick Merkley, who missed much of the early portion of the season with an injury, has points in five straight games (2g-6a).
12/31 – F Nolan Vesey recalled from Wichita (ECHL)
12/30 – LW Joe Gambardella recalled by Edmonton (NHL)