The Bakersfield Condors (29-10-4-3, 45pts, .625%, 3rd place) host the Ontario Reign (25-8-3-3, 56pts, .718%, 2nd place) at 6:30 p.m. on Dignity Health Home Ice at Mechanics Bank Arena. Tonight’s game is a rescheduled game from one postponed on Dec. 7.
PUCK DROP: 6:30 p.m. (doors open at 5:30 p.m.)
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GAME PREVIEW presented by Rodriguez & Associates
It is game five of a seven-game homestand for the Bakersfield Condors who open up a four-game week tonight. Tonight’s game is also the third in four nights for the Condors.
HOME SWEET HOME
The Condors are 3-1 on the homestand and despite Saturday’s 7-5 setback to Henderson, are 11-4-1-1 at home this season.
GENO FOR TWO
Matteo Gennaro has three goals on the homestand, including a two-goal output on Saturday.
RAPH IS RED HOT
Since Dec. 17, Raphael Lavoie is second on the Condors in scoring and has averaged a point per game. With two assists on Saturday, his totals over those 18 games are 10 goals and eight assists for 18 points and a +15 rating. Only Seth Griffith has more points (24) since then.
Tim Schaller has eight points (1g-7a) in his last 10 games, including his third multi-point night on Saturday when he assisted on two goals.
DEVIN DOUBLES UP
Devin Brosseau had a goal and assist on Saturday. He now has four multi-point games in his last nine overall. Since Dec. 17, he has 15 points (8g-7a) in 16 games and is +16.
ANOTHER PLUS NIGHT FOR THE BIG MAN
D-man Vincent Desharnais was +1 on Saturday and is now +22 in his last 17 games. He has not been a minus in a game since Dec. 10.
ESPOSITO … FOR THREE
Luke Esposito had a goal and two assists on Saturday. It was his second three-point night of his career and his first since Feb. 15, 2020 when he had three assists against Colorado. He now has four points in four games on the homestand.
ON THE OTHER SIDE
Ontario won Friday and lost in a shootout on Saturday in Stockton in a matchup of the two top teams in the division. They have the league’s top offense at 4,13 goals per game and the top power play at 28.1%. TJ Tynan leads the AHL with 44 assists and Martin Frk is t-3rd in goals with 21.