Feb 9, 2024

SAN JOSE BARRACUDA (14-22-7-0, 35 pts.) vs. BAKERSFIELD CONDORS (21-13-2-2, 46 pts.)

FRI, FEB. 9 | 7:00 P.M. | Mechanics Bank Arena | Bakersfield, CA



Back from the Break: The Barracuda return from the All-Star break on Friday with the first game of a road and home with the Bakersfield Condors (Edmonton Oilers). The Barracuda, who won the last matchup against Bakersfield, 5-3, on Jan. 24, are 2-3-0-0 against Edmonton’s affiliate this season and 1-1 on the road. Friday marks the first of three games against the Condors over the next five to close out the eight-game season series.


Last Time Out: The Barracuda jumped out to a 2-0 lead on Saturday in Abbotsford before allowing three unanswered goals in the second period. The Cuda would ultimately fall 3-2. In the loss, Ethan Cardwell and Cole Cassels scored and Georgi Romanov, in his third consecutive appearance, made 19 saves.


Cuda Check: The Barracuda enter Friday with an 11-4-7-0 record when coming off a regulation loss. The Barracuda rank 15th in the AHL in goals for (3.12) and 31st in goals against (3.65). In addition, the club is 16th in the league on the power play (18.1) and 31st on the penalty kill (75.3).


Lone Star: Shakir Mukhamadullin helped lead Team Pacific to an AHL All-Star Challenge victory on Monday at Tech CU Arena in San Jose. Mukhamadullin, who made his NHL debut on Jan. 27 against Buffalo, has skated in three games with the Sharks this season, recording his first NHL assist on Jan. 31 at Anaheim. In the AHL, among league defenders, the six-foot-four, 190-pounder, who was originally selected by New Jersey in the 2020 NHL Draft (first round, 20th overall), is sixth in assists (21), seventh in power-play assists (9), and eighth in scoring (26). On Cuda, he is first in power-play assists and power-play points (10), and third in assists, fifth in scoring, and sixth in shots (74).


Baking Condors: Since Jan. 1, the Condors are 9-3-1-0 over its last 13 games and are coming off back-to-back wins in Texas before the All-Star break. Goaltender Jack Campbell made 36 saves in the team’s last outing on Saturday, a 2-1 win, and has now picked up victories in six of his last seven. Olivier Rodrigue, the Condors' other netminder, is coming off a win on Friday, and ranks seventh in the league in save percentage (.920). Bakersfield has played a league-low 38 games and boasts the Pacific Division’s fifth-best winning percentage (.605). The Condors rank sixth in the AHL on the power play (21.1), having scored on the advantage in its last three games (3/9=33%), but stand at 27th on the penalty kill (78.4%). The Condors are 12th in the AHL in scoring (3.16) and seventh in goals against (2.82).


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