The Bakersfield Condors matched the second-longest winning streak in American Hockey League history on Monday night with a 3-1 decision over the Tucson Roadrunners at the Tucson Convention Center Arena.
It was the Condors’ 17th consecutive victory, matching the streak put together by the Philadelphia Phantoms in 2004-05. That was the AHL record until the Norfolk Admirals won 28 games in a row to close out the 2011-12 regular season.
Rookie Shane Starrett finished with 19 saves in Monday’s victory. Starrett is 14-0-0 during the Condors’ winning streak.
The Condors (33-15-2-1, 69 points) have opened up a five-point lead atop the AHL’s Pacific Division. They return to action on Friday night when they host the Iowa Wild.