It’s another battle of free birds in the AHL’s Pacific Division, although this time the opponent is formidable. Dallas Eakins’ and his San Diego Gulls won 36 games this season and boast rising star Sam Steel as offensive leader. The Condors under Jay Woodcroft boast another legendary Edmonton name from midget days (Tyler Benson). This is going to be a fun series.
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These games are important, especially if Ken Holland is named general manager next week. It’s important for him to get a look at the Condors (and Dmitri Samorukov in the OHL) before everyone’s season runs out.
That’s the opening night lineup for the Bakersfield Condors, it was a fabulous games. Condors won their first AHL regular season game against the Grand Rapids Griffins. It was a very good game (1-0, winner by Andrew Miller) and there were some noteworthy performances:
*Laurent Brossoit, 31 saves and the shutout.
*Andrew Miller, scored a goal, +1 and four shots.
*Iiro Pakarinen, an assist (and a big role in the goal) +1 and five shots.
*Darnell Nurse, +1 and four shots on goal.
*Leon Draisaitl, +1 and let ’em know he was there.
*Jujhar Khaira, three shots and won battles. Seems to be on the rise.