The Bakersfield Condors (4-3-1, 9pts) host the top team in the Pacific Division, the Ontario Reign (7-0-1, 15pts) on Dignity Health Home Ice at Mechanics Bank Arena.
Game Time: 7 p.m.
Dignity Health Home Ice at Mechanics Bank Arena
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Last night the Condors earned a road point in San Diego with a 3-2 shootout loss. Bakersfield trailed with just over three minutes left, but Markus Niemelainen tied it to force overtime with his first goal of the season. Seth Griffith assisted on a power-play goal to push his points streak to eight games to start the season.
The Condors power play has scored in each of their opening eight games and have connected nine times overall. All told the Condors are 9/36 (25.0%) and sixth in the AHL.
GRIFF GETS ANOTHER
Seth Griffith has a point in each of the team’s opening eight games. Last night’s assist moved his line to 3g-7a–10pts tied with linemate Adam Cracknell for the team’s scoring lead. Griffith’s scoring streak is the longest in the AHL this season.
KILLED IT OFF
Bakersfield’s penalty kill was a perfect 4/4 last night in San Diego against the league’s top power play unit.
Ontario had the night off last night and comes to Bakersfield with a nearly unblemished 7-0-1 record. The Reign have only allowed 17 goals in eight games. Goaltender Matthew Villalta’s five wins are tied for the most in the AHL.
The Condors host Stockton on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. before a home-and-home with San Diego next weekend.