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Game Preview: Condors v Wranglers, 7 p.m.

April 6, 2024 - American Hockey League (AHL)
Bakersfield Condors News Release

CALGARY (35-24-8, 78pts) @ BAKERSFIELD (36-26-4, 76pts), 7 p.m.

The Condors look to even the season series with the Wranglers as the teams meet for the final time this season

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GAME PREVIEW presented by Rodriguez & Associates

The Condors and Wranglers wrap up an eight-game season series with Calgary winning four of the first seven.


It was another good start for the Condors as Sam Gagner's third of the season gave the team a 1-0 lead, but Calgary scored four straight en route to a 5-2 win last night. It was the eighth consecutive start for Olivier Rodrigue, who was 3-1-0 against Calgary entering action.


With Wednesday's win, Bakersfield joined Colorado as the only teams in the AHL to make the postseason in each of the last five seasons, dating back to 2019.


Despite the loss last night, the Condors are 19-5-1 in March and April at home since March 22, 2022. Last night was the team's first April home loss in its last 11 games in the month.


Seth Griffith extended his point streak to seven games last night and has two goals and seven assists for nine points in that span. He is tied for eighth in the AHL scoring race with 57 points (14g-43a) in 62 games. He is fourth among all skaters in assists.


The Condors are 24-1-1 when leading after two periods this season. Overall, the team is 35-6-2 when holding at least a share of the lead after two frames.


With another fight last night, the Condors have 27 fighting majors on the campaign and at least one in each of their last three games. Alex Peters, who also had two assists on Wednesday, leads the club with six.


Raphael Lavoie's 27 goals is third most for a Condors player in the AHL era. Seth Griffith has the team record of 30, set in the 2021-22 season.


Bakersfield begins the night three points back of Colorado & Tucson (79pts) for the fourth and final home ice spot in round one. The Eagles are in Henderson this afternoon and Tucson opens a two-game set with San Diego on the road. Click here for the AHL's Playoff Primer


On the penalty kill, Bakersfield has killed off 53 of the last 55 (96.7%) opponent's power plays, dating back to March 4 in San Diego. The team went 4/4 on Friday and is 10/10 on the homestand.


Despite averaging under 30 shots per game on the season, the Condors have had at least 34 shots on goal in each of their last three contests.


Lane Pederson leads the AHL with 28 power-play points (11g-17a). He scored on the power play last night. Since January 1, he is t-2nd in league scoring with 37 points (16g-21a) in 40 games. Overall, Bakersfield's power play sits at fourth in the AHL.


Mitch McLain scored for the third time in five games against the Condors this season. Connor Murphy, who won last night, owns a .946 save percentage in two starts against Bakersfield.


The Condors four-game homestand wraps up on Wednesday against San Diego at 6:30 p.m.

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