The Bakersfield Condors and Henderson Silver Knights meet for the first time since February 20. Bakersfield won that matchup, 3-0, the first loss of the season for Henderson, who continues to pace the Pacific Division.
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT
The Condors earned a 5-4 overtime win on Tuesday in El Segundo. Ryan McLeod had a hat trick and four points to pace the road team. Olivier Rodrigue picked up his second win of the season, stopping 28 of 32 shots.
Henderson split a series in San Jose during the midweek. Dylan Sikura and Ben Jones staked the Silver Knights to a 2-0 lead on Wednesday, but San Jose rallied for four straight in a 4-2 win. Logan Thompson stopped 38 of 41 and suffered just his third loss of the season.
Bakersfield improved to 3-0 in overtime this season following Tuesday’s win. Ryan McLeod has two overtime goals this season with Luke Esposito collecting the other. The Condors are 1-1 in shootouts this year.
Cooper Marody and Ryan McLeod are tied for the league lead at +17. Tyler Benson is fourth at +14.
IN THE CLOUDS
Ryan McLeod was held off the scoresheet in the team’s opening five games of the season. Since then, the second year pro has amassed 22 points (11g-11a) in 17 games.
Cooper Marody leads the AHL in goals with 14… Tyler Benson is third in the AHL with 17 assists… Kevin Gravel was a team high +3 in the win on Tuesday and assisted on the game-winning goal… Seth Griffith has a goal and eight assists for nine points over his last eight games… The Condors penalty kill was 5/5 on Tuesday and scored shorthanded… Bakersfield’s offense is 7th in goals per game at 3.41.
SILVER KNIGHTS NOTES
Rookie Jack Dugan is second in scoring among first-year players with 20 points (3g-17a). Nine of his assists have come on the power play… Ryan Murphy leads all d-men in scoring with 17 points (4g-13a). 10 of his points have come via the man advantage… The Silver Knights are 13-3 when scoring first… Henderson is second in goals against at 2.17 a game despite allowing the second most shots against in the league at 33.78.
4/3 – Theodor Lennstrom reassigned to Bakersfield
4/2 – Dylan Wells reassigned to Bakersfield