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Reign and Gulls take Rivalry to Division Finals

May 2, 2016

Pacific Division Finals Schedule

Ontario Reign vs. San Diego Gulls
Game 1 – Thu., May 5 – San Diego at Ontario, 7:00 Buy Tickets
Game 2 – Sat., May 7 – Ontario at San Diego, 7:05
Game 3 – Sun., May 8 – San Diego at Ontario, 7:00 Buy Tickets
Game 4 – Fri., May 13 – Ontario at San Diego, 7:05
*Game 5 – Sat., May 14 – San Diego at Ontario, 7:00
*Game 6 – Mon., May 16 – Ontario at San Diego, 7:05
*Game 7 – Wed., May 18 – San Diego at Ontario, 7:00
*if necessary… All times Pacific
 

Wrapping up the Barracuda…

The Ontario Reign closed out their best-of-five opening-round playoff series with the San Jose Barracuda last week with a pair of victories at Citizens Business Bank Arena in Game 3 and Game 4 for a 3-1 series win.
 
After splitting the first two games in San Jose, the Reign dominated Game 3 on Thursday and claimed a 3-1 decision. Forward Adrian Kempe scored twice and forward Nic Dowd added a power-play goal as the Reign fired 43 shots on goal.
 
Looking to fight off elimination, the Barracuda peppered Reign goalie Peter Budaj early in Game 4 Friday night, but Nic Dowd smothered their momentum with a tally midway through the first period en route to a 4-1 victory. After missing Game 3, forward Andrew Crescenzi returned to the lineup and buried a goal and two assists for the Reign. Forwards Justin Auger and Jordan Samuels-Thomas also scored goals for the Reign.
 
Game 1: at San Jose 2-1 Win Box Score Highlights
Game 2: at San Jose 3-2 Loss Box Score Highlights
Game 3: at Ontario 3-1 Win Box Score Highlights
Game 4: at Ontario 4-1 Win Box Score Highlights
 

The Postseason Numbers

Record: 3-1
Home: 2-0
Away: 1-1
Last 10 Games: 3-1
Streak: 2-0
Goals: Jonny Brodzinski, Kurtis MacDermid, Adrian Kempe, Nic Dowd (2)
Assists: Nic Dowd, Andrew Crescenzi, Kevin Gravel, Michael Mersch (2)
Points: Nic Dowd (4)
Penalty Minutes: Paul Bissonnette (7)
Power-Play Goals: Nic Dowd (1)
Power-Play Assists: Jonny Brodzinski (1)
Power-Play Points: Nic Dowd, Jonny Brodzinski (1)
Shorthanded Goals: N/A
Shorthanded Assists: N/A
Shorthanded Points: N/A
Game-Winning Goals: Jonny Brodzinski, Nic Dowd, Justin Auger (1)
Wins: Peter Budaj (3)                         
GAA: Peter Budaj (1.51)                   
SPCT: Peter Budaj (.925)
 

League Postseason Leaders:

 
Goaltender Peter Budaj is fourth in the AHL with a 1.51 goals-against average and 238 minutes played.
 
Defenseman Kurtis MacDermid is third among rookies with three minor penalties and six penalty minutes.
 
Forward Jonny Brodzinski is third among first-year players with 14 shots.
 

This Week:

 
Ontario Reign vs. San Diego Gulls
Game 1 – Second Round – 2016 Calder Cup Playoffs
Thursday, May 5
7:00 p.m. PT
Citizens Business Bank Arena
 
Ontario Reign at San Diego Gulls
Game 2 – Second Round – 2016 Calder Cup Playoffs
Saturday, May 7
7:05 p.m. PT
Valley View Casino Center in San Diego, CA
 
Ontario Reign vs. San Diego Gulls
Game 3 – Second Round – 2016 Calder Cup Playoffs
Sunday, May 8
7:00 p.m. PT
Citizens Business Bank Arena
 

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Reign Take Down Barracuda in Game 4; Win Series
Ontario, CA – Forward Andrew Crescenzi scored a goal and tallied two assists as the Ontario Reign (3-1) powered past the San Jose Barracuda (1-3), 4-1, to take the best-of-five series, 3-1, Friday night at Citizens Business Bank Arena. Recap
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