Ontario, CA – The Ontario Reign, proud American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate of the Los Angeles Kings of the National Hockey League (NHL), visit the San Diego Gulls tonight at 7:00 at Valley View Casino Center in Game 3 of the best-of-five Pacific Division Semifinals. The series is tied, 1-1.
Pacific Division Semifinals
Game 1 – Fri., Apr. 21 – Ontario at San Diego, 3-2 Win
Game 2 – Sat., Apr. 22 – San Diego at Ontario, 2-1 Loss
Game 3 – Fri., Apr. 28 – Ontario at San Diego, 7:00 PT Listen Live: OntarioReign.com
Game 4 – Mon., May 1 – San Diego at Ontario, 7:00 PT Buy Tickets
*Game 5 – Tue., May 2 – Ontario at San Diego, 7:00 PT
Game 1: Friday, April 21 at San Diego Gulls: 3-2 Win
The Reign claimed a 2-0 lead behind goals from forward Jonny Brodzinski and T.J. Hensick before the Gulls turned the momentum with a penalty shot attempt in the second period (denied by Reign goalie Jack Campbell) and goals from Sam Carrick and Nick Kerdiles (shorthanded). With time winding down in the contest, the Reign forward Adrian Kempe forced a turnover and found Brodzinski open for a tap-in game-winning marker with 11.7 seconds left in the contest. Recap Highlights
Game 2: Saturday, April 22 vs. San Diego Gulls: 2-1 Loss
Gulls forward Nick Sorensen netted two goals, including the game-winning marker, in the first five minutes of the contest and goaltender Jhonas Enroth resisted a late Reign push to preserve a 2-1 victory. Forward Mike Amadio scored early in the second period for the lone Reign tally. Recap Highlights
Brodzinski Leads the Way:
Including the final game of the regular season, forward Jonny Brodzinski has four goals over his last three games and nine goals and six assists over his last 12 games.
I Wanna Be Like Mike:
Forward Mike Amadio scored the lone goal for the Reign in Game 2 and has five goals and two assist for seven points over his last seven games.
On This Day:
On April 28, 2016, the Reign defeated the San Jose Barracuda 3-1 at Citizens Business Bank Arena in Game 3 of the Pacific Division Semifinals to take a 2-1 series lead. The victory marked the first home playoff victory in AHL-Ontario history. Forward Adrian Kempe scored twice in the contest. Box Score
Young Guns on Blueline:
Defensemen Vincent LoVerde (42 games) and Cameron Schilling (24 games) hold the most AHL playoff experience on the Reign blue line. The remainder of the team’s backline (Sharipzianov, Roy, LaDue, Leslie, Lintuniemi, MacDermid, Reddekopp, Trotman) combine for 44 games with MacDermid (15 games) and Trotman (17 games) holding the most.
Game 2 last Saturday was the fifth one-goal playoff contest (4-1) in seven all-time meetings between the Reign and Gulls.
The Reign and Gulls went 6-4-1-1 in the 2016-17 regular season head-to-head series. The two teams met in the postseason last year in the best-of-seven Pacific Division Semifinals with the Reign prevailing four games to one.
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2017 Calder Cup Playoff Record
San Diego: 1-1-0
2016-17 Regular Season Records
Ontario: 36-21-10-1, 83 points (3rd, Pacific Division)
San Diego: 43-20-3-2, 91 points (2nd, Pacific Division)
2016-17 Head-to-Head Schedule (All Times Pacific)
Oct. 15 Ontario at San Diego 2-0 Win Recap
Nov. 27 San Diego at Ontario 4-3 Loss Recap
Dec. 13 Ontario at San Diego 3-2 Win Recap
Dec. 27 Ontario at San Diego 2-1 Overtime Win Recap
Jan. 22 San Diego at Ontario 3-2 Shootout Win Recap
Feb. 3 San Diego at Ontario 4-3 Overtime Loss Recap
Feb. 4 Ontario at San Diego 2-0 Loss Recap
Feb. 10 San Diego at Ontario 4-1 Loss Recap
Apr. 7 Ontario at San Diego 4-0 Win Recap
Apr. 8 San Diego at Ontario 3-1 Win Recap
Apr. 14 San Diego at Ontario 4-3 Shootout Loss Recap
Apr. 15 Ontario at San Diego 5-3 Loss Recap
Ontario vs. San Diego, Regular Season All-Time Record
Ontario vs. San Diego, Postseason All-Time Record
Ontario: Mike Stothers (3rd season with LA Kings affiliate, 2nd with Ontario)
San Diego: Dallas Eakins (2nd year with Anaheim Ducks affiliate, 2nd with San Diego)
Ontario: Los Angeles Kings
San Diego: Anaheim Ducks