Ontario, CA – The Ontario Reign, proud American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate of the Los Angeles Kings of the National Hockey League (NHL), take on the Bakersfield Condors tonight at 6:00 at Rabobank Arena in Bakersfield, California. Tonight is the 10 and final regular-season meeting between the two teams this season.
The Reign’s magic number to clinch a playoff berth is five points. The number is reduced with points earned or teams outside the playoff picture failing to earn standings points.
Series at a Glance:
The Reign are 6-1-2-0 against the Condors this season and 1-1-2-0 in Bakersfield. Forwards Brett Sutter (four goals, three assists) and Teddy Purcell (two goals, five assists) lead the Reign in the series with seven points. Forward Joey LaLeggia leads the Condors with seven points (five goals, two assists). All time, the Reign are 14-5-2-0 against the Condors and 5-3-2-0 in Bakersfield.
The Reign and Condors collided last night at Rabobank Arena with the Reign prevailing 3-1. Defenseman Alex Lintuniemi, forward Brett Sutter and rookie Philippe Maillet registered goals for the Reign and goalie Jack Campbell made 24 saves. Game Summary
Defenseman Matt Roy and forward Phillippe Maillet each made their professional debuts last night with the Reign. Maillet scored his first professional goal and recorded a team-high five shots on goal.
Prior to last night’s contest, the previous eight games between the Reign and Condors were decided by one goal.
Heat from Below:
The Condors (4th Place, Pacific Division – Last playoff spot) and Stockton Heat (5th Place, Pacific Division) are tied with 66 points, but the Condors hold the tie breaker. The Heat visit the San Antonio Rampage tonight at 5:00 PT.
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Ontario: 33-18-10-0, 76 points (3rd, Pacific Division)
Bakersfield: 30-25-5-1, 66 points (4th, Pacific Division)
2016-17 Head-to-Head Schedule (All Times Pacific)
Dec. 16 Bakersfield at Ontario 3-2 Win Game Summary
Dec. 26 Bakersfield at Ontario 4-3 Overtime Win Game Summary
Jan. 7 Ontario at Bakersfield 3-2 Overtime Loss Game Summary
Jan. 14 Bakersfield at Ontario 3-2 Win Game Summary
Jan. 25 Bakersfield at Ontario 3-2 Win Game Summary
Feb. 8 Bakersfield at Ontario 2-1 Win Game Summary
Feb. 24 Ontario at Bakersfield 4-3 Loss Game Summary
Mar. 10 Ontario at Bakersfield 3-2 Overtime Loss Game Summary
Mar. 31 Ontario at Bakersfield 3-1 Win Game Summary
Apr. 1 Ontario at Bakersfield 6:00 pm
Ontario: 44-19-4-1, 93 points, .684 winning percentage (1st place, Pacific Division)
Bakersfield: 31-28-7-2, 71 points, .552 winning percentage (5th place, Pacific Division)
Ontario vs. Bakersfield, All-Time
Ontario: Mike Stothers (3rd season with LA Kings affiliate, 2nd with Ontario)
Bakersfield: Gerry Fleming (3rd season with Edmonton affiliate, 2nd with Bakersfield)
Ontario: Los Angeles Kings
Bakersfield: Edmonton Oilers