Stuart Skinner stopped all 24 he faced for his third shutout of the season in a 2-0 win over Grand Rapids. Brad Malone (11th) scored early in the second period and Dmitri Samorukov (2nd) hit an empty net. Luke Esposito collected an assist to run his scoring streak to seven games (2g-7a).
Bakersfield improves to 4-0-1 lifetime against Grand Rapids.
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UP NEXT: The series concludes Saturday at 4 p.m. PT against the Griffins.