SAN JOSE BARRACUDA (6-6-4-1) vs. BAKERSFIELD CONDORS (10-8-0-1)
TUES., MAR. 30 | 6:00 P.M. | Solar-4-America Ice | San Jose, CA
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Tuesday Tussle: The Barracuda and Condors (Edmonton Oilers) collide for the seventh time on the 10-game season series on Tuesday. Since getting outscored 10-1 in the first two meetings, the Barracuda have earned a point (0-1-2-1) in each of the last four against Bakersfield. Entering Tuesday, the Barracuda are 4-0-1-0 over its last five home games, while the Condors have dropped its last three on the road.
Condors Cooking: The Condors boast the AHL’s top-two point-getters so far this season. Cooper Marody ranks first in the AHL in goals (14) and points (24) while Tyler Benson ranks second in the AHL in scoring (22) and first in assists (15).
Tale of the Tape: The Barracuda are 28-21-4-5 lifetime (H: 16-9-2-2/R: 12-12-2-3) against the Condors and 1-2-2-1 in 2021 (1-0-1-0 in San Jose). Bakersfield is the AHL’s second-best first-period team, outscoring its opponents 21-to-12 in the opening 20 minutes this season. The Condors average the AHL’s 11th-most goals-per-game (3.35) and the seventh-fewest goals-against-per-game (2.75). The Condors also average the second most shots-per-game (33.88) and the sixth-fewest shots-against-per-game (27.30).
Blistering Blichy: Joachim Blichfeld scored on Wednesday and now ranks tied for second in the AHL in goals (10) and fourth in shots (65). The WHL’s MVP in 2018-19 also leads the Barracuda in scoring (15). The Sharks selected the Denmark native with the second to last pick in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft.