After seeing its season-opening winning streak end at six games with a 4-3 shootout loss to Toledo on Friday, Bakersfield beat San Diego 4-1 on Saturday to improve to 7-0-1 and first place in the West Division with 15 points, one point ahead of defending Kelly Cup Champion Idaho. The Condors will travel to San Diego on Wednesday and Long Beach on Saturday while hosting Las Vegas on Thursday.
Bakersfield leads the league in scoring (4.38 goals per game), power-play goals (13) and power-play percentage (35.1) while ranking third in fewest-goals allowed with 2.00 per game.
Randy Petruk is 6-0-0 with a goals-against average of 1.83 and a save percentage of .923, tying him for the league lead in wins and ranking him seventh in goals-against average. Yutaka Fukufuji, who is under contract to Manchester of the American Hockey League, is 1-0-1 with a goals-against average of 1.92 and a save percentage of .944, tying him for fourth in the league in save percentage and ranking him ninth in goals-against average.
Offensively there are five players tied for the team scoring lead with nine points, including Guy Dupuis and Luis Tremblay, who are tied for the league lead among defensemen with eight assists and nine points each. Tremblay leads league rookies in assists and is tied with teammate Connor James (4g-5a) for third among league rookies in scoring. The other Condors with nine points are centers Lars Peder Nagel (3g-6a) and Mike Hofstrand (2g-7a). There have been six different players who have scored a game-winning goal for Bakersfield, including Vlad Serov, who is tied for fourth in the league with two game-winning goals.