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 San Jose Barracuda in Game 2 of the Pacific Division Semifinals tonight at 7:30 PT at SAP Center. The Reign lead the best-of-five series, 1-0.
Game 1 Recap:
Defenseman Kurtis MacDermid buried the first Reign AHL playoff goal midway through the second period and forward Jonny Brodzinski netted the game-winning tally with 4:03 remaining in the contest to give the Reign a 2-1 victory over the Barracuda at SAP Center in San Jose. Box Score Highlights
Penalty Kill Stands Strong:
The Reign went four-for-four on the penalty kill in Game 1 and have allowed three power-play goals over the last 20 games dating back into the regular season.
Budaj Continues to Roll:
Goaltender Peter Budaj picked up his sixth consecutive win dating back to the regular season and has allowed seven goals over his last six appearances.
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. Reign forward Sean Backman leads all skaters in the regular-season series with 11 points (four goals, 11 assists) and Reign forward Michael Mersch leads all skaters with five goals. Forward Bryan Lerg led the Barracuda in the series with eight points (three goals, five assists).
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2015-16 Postseason Records
San Jose: 0-1
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