Heat Battle Bakersfield Friday in Stockton
Friday, March 8, 2019
Arena: Stockton Arena
Date: Friday, March 8, 2019
Time: 7:00 p.m. PST
Broadcast: Watch the game on AHLTV or at watch parties at Channel Brewing Co. or Port City Bar & Grill. Stockton's radio call of the game is available on both Spreaker and iHeartRadio.
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The Heat look to stay hot as they face off against divisional rival Bakersfield Friday night at Stockton Arena. Stockton enters the game fresh off a 7-5 win over San Diego Wednesday, a game in which the Heat erased a 4-2 second period deficit with five unanswered goals en route to the victory.
The Heat seek to end a five-game skid against the Condors with Friday's meeting, a span that dates back to a 4-3 win on Oct. 31.
COMING IN HOT
Stockton rides some momentum into Friday's meeting with Bakersfield, having won six of the club's last nine games. Dating back to Feb. 9, the Heat have outscored opponents by a 37-26 margin while winning four of the last five on home ice.
BIG ON SHORTIES
The Heat are now tied for the AHL lead with 14 shorthanded goals on the year, tied with Colorado with 14 strikes when down a man. Stockton has made a habit of late scoring on the PK with six shorthanded goals in the team's last six games.
Ryan Lomberg has found his scoring touch, coming into Friday's contest with a pair of two-goal efforts in Stockton's last four games, his first two multi-goal outings of the season. Lomberg has been particularly dangerous shorthanded, accounting for three SHG in the Heat's last six games as he has moved to second in the AHL with four on the year.
FIRST TO 50
With an assist on Kerby Rychel's goal to start the scoring in Wednesday's game, Alan Quine became the first member of the Heat to reach the 50-point mark on the year. The forward enters Friday's game with 18 goals and a team-leading 32 assists on the campaign, the first time he's hit the half-century scoring total since the 2014-15 season.
STONE COLD STUNNER
Michael Stone played in his first game of his conditioning stint with the Heat on Wednesday, notching a pair of assists and finishing the contest a plus-4 in Stockton's 7-5 win over San Diego. Stone had previously not seen game action since November while dealing with a blood clot.
HIP HIP, DUBE
Dillon Dube earned first star of the night honors Wednesday with his ninth multi-point game of the season, finishing with a goal and an assist and going plus-3 in the Heat's midweek victory. Dube now has 32 points (11g,21a) in 29 AHL games, ranked second among rookies in the AHL for points per game among rookies with 29 or more games on the year - trailing only Belleville's Drake Batherson's 51 points in 43 games.
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