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The Bakersfield Condors host the Henderson Silver Knights in the seventh matchup in the 10-game season series. Both teams have three wins so far, with the Condors winning three straight. Including tonight, four of the Condors final eight games are against the Silver Knights.
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Bakersfield lost in regulation for the first time this season when leading after two periods, 4-2, in San Jose last night. Adam Cracknell and Seth Griffith (1g-1a) had power play goals for the Condors. Olivier Rodrigue stopped 31 between the pipes.
Henderson split a two-game set over the weekend in Irvine, winning Sunday by a 5-4 overtime decision. Pavel Dorofeyev scored the overtime winner while Lucas Elvenes had three assists and was +4.
Stuart Skinner leads the American Hockey League in wins with 16, two more than any other netminder in the league. He has played the most minutes in the AHL, his goals-against average is seventh and his save percentage is sixth.
CRACKNELL HITS DOUBLE DIGITS
With his goal last night, Adam Cracknell became the fourth Condors player to hit double digits in goals with 10. He is now t-12th in the league scoring race with 25 points (10g-15a).
With two power play markers last night, the Condors had at least two man advantage goals for the fourth time this season.
HOME ICE ADVANTAGE
The Condors are 12-1-1 in their last 14 on home ice.
Tyler Benson had an assist last night to move solo second in the AHL scoring race, two points behind Andrew Poturalski of San Diego. Benson has played in six fewer games… Seth Griffith has 23 points (6g-17a) in his last 25 games, including a multi-point night last evening… Brad Malone has nine points (3g-6a) in 12 games since returning from injury.
SILVER KNIGHTS NOTES
Ryan Murphy leads all d-men in scoring with 22 points (5g-17a) in 30 games. 10 of his assists have come on the power play… Jack Dugan is second in the rookie scoring race with 25 points (5g-20a). His 11 power play assists leads the team… Zack Hayes leads all AHL d-men with a +17.