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 Antonio Rampage tonight at 6:00 PT at Citizens Business Bank Arena. Tonight is the sixth and final regular-season meeting between the two teams this season.
Series at a Glance:
The Reign are 3-1-1-0 against the Rampage this season, 1-1-0-0 at Citizens Business Bank Arena and 7-1-3-0 all-time.
The Reign’s magic number to clinch a playoff berth is 10 points. The number is reduced with points earned or teams outside the playoff picture failing to earn standings points.
Hensick Leads the Way:
Reign forward T.J. Hensick leads the head-to-head series with the Rampage with seven points (seven assists) and has six points (two goals, four assists) over his last six games.
Mersch Doubles Up:
Forward Michael Mersch registered two goals last night, including a shorthanded tally, in a 3-2 victory over the Rampage. His last two-goal performance came on December 9 at Tucson.
Youngsters Kick In Last Night:
Defenseman Alex Lintuniemi recorded his first AHL multi-point game last night, grabbing two assists. Forward Quentin Shore, who was just recalled from Manchester of the ECHL on Wednesday, netted his first AHL goal.
Leading the Rampage:
Forward Rocco Grimaldi is tied for the AHL lead with 27 goals and rookie A.J. Greer is 18 among first-year players with 38 points (15 goals, 23 assists).
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Ontario: 31-18-10-0, 72 points (3rd, Pacific Division)
San Antonio: 25-33-5-2, 57 points (8th, Pacific Division)
2016-17 Head-to-Head Record
2016-17 Head-to-Head Schedule (All Times Pacific)
Oct. 30 Ontario at San Antonio 4-2 Win Recap
Nov. 9 San Antonio at Ontario 5-1 Loss Recap
Jan. 27 Ontario at San Antonio 5-4 Overtime Loss Recap
Jan. 28 Ontario at San Antonio 4-3 Win Recap
Mar. 24 San Antonio at Ontario 3-2 Win Recap
Mar. 25 San Antonio at Ontario 6:00 p.m.
Ontario vs. Texas, All-Time Head-to-Head Record
Ontario: 44-19-4-1, 93 points, .684 winning percentage (1st place, Pacific Division)
San Antonio: 33-35-8-0, 74 points, .487 winning percentage (7th place, Pacific Division)
Ontario: Mike Stothers (3rd season with LA Kings affiliate, 2nd with Ontario)
San Antonio: Eric Veilleux (1st season with San Antonio)
Ontario: Los Angeles Kings
San Antonio: Colorado Avalanche