ONTARIO (24-17-2, 50pts, 5th) @ BAKERSFIELD (18-22-3, 39pts, 7th)
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GAME PREVIEW presented by Rodriguez & Associates
Bakersfield returns from the All-Star Break with two weekend home games.
LAST TIME OUT
In a game which look destined for overtime, the Condors surrendered a third period goal with less than five seconds left and had their four-game winning streak snapped, 2-1 last Friday in Calgary. Dino Kambeitz scored the lone Condors goal.
Friday’s game was the 24th one-goal game for Bakersfield this season. The team owns a 10-11-2-1 record in those games. Only Providence (28) and Utica (26) have been involved in more one-goal games.
‘PICK’ING IT UP
Calvin Pickard is 9-4-0 in his last 13 decisions with a 2.62 goals-against average and an impressive .922 save percentage.
START ANOTHER ONE
Raphael Lavoie’s four-game goal scoring and seven-game point streaks were snapped on Friday. They were both the longest streaks for a Condor this season. In his last 19 games since Dec. 20, the Quebec native has 20 points (10g-10a).
GOOD AGAINST THE REIGN
At home, Bakersfield is 11-6-4 against Ontario over the last five seasons. The teams have split the opening six games of the eight-game season series with the Condors winning the last, 3-2 on January 4.
The Condors are unbeaten in their last five at home (4-0-1) and are 6-3-2 in their last 11 games overall. Offensively, the team has scored 22 goals in the last five games.
ONE YEAR AGO
Colin Chaulk took over as bench boss a year ago today, leading the team to the second round of the Calder Cup Playoffs. This season has seen the ascension of undrafted forward James Hamblin and seventh-round pick Vinny Desharnais to make their NHL debuts.
BACK FROM THE FORT
Darien Kielb was recalled from his loan to Fort Wayne earlier in the week. It was a productive trip for the blueliner as he notched nine points (3g-6a) in six games.
ON THE OTHER SIDE
The Reign split a series with Tucson before the break, winning the final game, 5-2 on Saturday. Alex Turcotte had the game winner and Cal Petersen stopped 36 of 38.
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