Three consecutive, one-goal wins will have any team feeling good about themselves. After today’s 5-4 overtime win, the Condors should feel good. Nothing is deserved in this game, but when you do the right things, consistently, you eventually get positive results.

You may have wanted me to write this blog on the bridge in the freezing cold, and that’s fine, but I’m in the friendly confines of my hotel room. And as I’ll remind you, it’s my blog and I’ll do what I want.

Now for the blog…

Let’s start with the particulars. Here are the highlights from this morning’s 5-4 overtime win over red-hot Iowa.

Now, let’s unpack The Kid Line. Again, this is copyrighted by me. $5 every time you want to say it or write it. It’s the line of Tyler Benson – Cooper Marody – Cameron Hebig. They were apart for all of one shift today before they reunited and delivered seven points.

First, Tyler Benson. 10 points (2g-8a) in 10 games. He makes plays. Is strong on the puck and continues to excel.

Second, Cooper Marody. Marody left the Condors for Edmonton after two assists in San Diego and returned to the lineup today with three points, including the overtime winner. Nine points (3g-6a), he is the maestro of that line. The play he made to Lagesson to set up the second period power play goal was tremendous instinct and puck possession.

Then there’s the third member of the boy band, Cameron Hebig. Mike Griffith had a great article on Cam this morning. He, like the other two, plays with a chip on his shoulder. He was undrafted. Now he leads the Condors in scoring with 12 points (6g-6a) in 10 games.

They’re all 21 years of age or younger. Scary thought.

Bakersfield’s power play has scored in seven consecutive games. Today, it was Lagesson, who for a defensive d-man, is getting it done offensively. He now has six points (1g-5a) in nine games. He, plus Caleb Jones (eight points in 10 games) and Logan Day (five points in nine games) are really boosting the offense from the back end. Just wait until Ethan Bear gets a few more games under his belt.

Enough about the young guys. The eldest statesman in the room, Al Montoya, collected AHL win No. 100 today.

Today was game No. 269 in a Condors sweater for Josh Currie. He’s now 6th all-time in Condors games played. Next up is Glen Mears in 5th.

Currie and Patrick Russell each have Ironman streaks going as their 146 (Russell) and 144 (Currie) straight games played are 3rd and 4th most that are active currently in the AHL.

Brad Malone had a career year last year. With 10 points through the opening 10 games, he’s on pace to even top that. He also has some good acting skills. (BUY A TEDDY BEAR TOSS 3-PACK HERE)

“Holty, hockey is great, be we want food coverage.” I’m a man of the people.

LOCK OF THE WEEK? I’ll eat more food and tweet about it. Kidding. Well, about that being the lock of the week. 3-2 last week. Let’s improve this week. Entertainment purposes only.

Pittsburgh (-3.5) v Carolina (Thursday night football!)
Texas Tech / Texas OVER 62
Ohio State (-3.5) at Michigan State
New England (-7) at Tennessee
Kansas City / Arizona OVER 49.5

Until next time Condorstown…

Ryan Holt is in his 8th season as Voice of the Condors. When he’s not working, he’s eating. Follow him on Twitter @CondorsHolty for more nonsense or shoot him an e-mail to RHolt@bakersfieldcondors.com with questions, comments, or blog ideas.