Ontario, CA – The Ontario Reign, proud American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate of the Los Angeles Kings of the National Hockey League (NHL), open the 2016 Calder Cup Playoffs tonight with Game 1 against the San Jose Barracuda at 7:30 PT at SAP Center.
Round 1 Schedule:
Watch the Reign at The Tilted Kilt:
Watch tonight’s contest between the Reign and Barracuda at The Tilted Kilt in Rancho Cucamonga!
In the regular-season, the Reign battled the Barracuda 12 times, earning a 9-3-0-0 head-to-head record. At SAP Center, the Reign went 3-3-0-0.
Series at a Glance:
Reign forward Sean Backman leads all skaters in the regular-season series with 11 points (four goals, 11 assists) and Reign forward Michael Mersch led all skaters with five goals. Forward Bryan Lerg led the Barracuda in the series with eight points (three goals, five assists).
Reign goaltender Peter Budaj led the AHL in the regular season with a 1.75 goals-against average and .932 save percentage. Barracuda goalie Aaron Dell placed eighth with a 2.42 goals-against average and fourth with a .922 save percentage.
Newbury Strides into Postseason Form:
Reign forward Kris Newbury wrapped up the regular season on a six-game point streak (three goals, five assists).
Barracuda’s McCarthy Ready for Postseason Action:
Forward John McCarthy enters tonight’s opening postseason contest on a six-game point streak (two goals, six assists).
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Watch Live: AHL Live
Tonight’s Game Notes
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2015-2016 Regular-Season Records
Ontario: 44-19-4-1, 93 points, .684 winning percentage (1st Pacific Division)
San Jose: 31-26-8-3, 73 points, .537 winning percentage (4th Pacific Division)
Ontario vs. San Jose, Head-to-Head in 2015-16
Ontario vs. San Jose, 2015-16 Season Schedule
Oct. 24: San Jose at Ontario 3-0 Win Box Score
Nov. 1: Ontario at San Jose 4-2 Loss Box Score
Nov. 11: San Jose at Ontario 2-1 Win Box Score
Dec. 13: San Jose at Ontario 2-1 Overtime Win Box Score
Jan. 22: San Jose at Ontario 3-2 Overtime Win Box Score
Jan. 23: Ontario at San Jose 2-1 Win Box Score
Feb. 5: San Jose at Ontario 1-0 Win Box Score
Feb. 6: San Jose at Ontario 3-2 Win Box Score
Feb. 10: Ontario at San Jose 4-2 Loss Box Score
Mar. 13: Ontario at San Jose 4-1 Win Box Score
Mar. 16: Ontario at San Jose 3-2 Overtime Win Box Score
Mar. 30: Ontario at San Jose 3-1 Loss Box Score
Ontario: Mike Stothers (2nd season with Los Angeles affiliate, 1st with Ontario)
San Jose: Roy Sommer (18th year with San Jose affiliate, 1st with San Jose)
Ontario: Los Angeles Kings
San Jose: San Jose Sharks
Ontario: Manchester Monarchs
San Jose: Allen Americans