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 to close the 2016-17 regular season. Tonight is the 12th meeting between the two teams.
Reign and Gulls Dance into Postseason:
The Reign and Gulls will face each other in the best-of-five Pacific Division Semifinals starting Friday, April 21. The postseason series marks the second time in as many seasons the two teams have met in the Calder Cup Playoffs. The Reign defeated the Gulls in the best-of-seven Pacific Division Finals last season, 4-1.
Pacific Division Semifinals
Game 1 – Fri., Apr. 21 – Ontario at San Diego, 7:00 PT
Game 2 – Sat., Apr. 22 – San Diego at Ontario, 7:00 PT Buy Tickets
Game 3 – Fri., Apr. 28 – Ontario at San Diego, 7:00 PT
*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
The Reign are 6-3-1-1 against the Gulls this season and hold an 10-9-2-2 all-time record. These two teams battled last night at Citizens Business Bank Arena with the Gulls prevailing 4-3 in the shootout.
First Goal Chase:
The team that grabs the game’s opening goal has earned a point in every game in the head-to-head series this season. Ontario is 5-0-1-0 when scoring first in the series. San Diego is 4-0-0-1.
Reign forward Jonny Brodzinski leads the head-to-head series with eight points (three goals, five assists) and Reign forwards T.J. Hensick and Mike Amadio lead all skaters in the series with four goals.
Purcell Picking Up Points:
Reign forward Teddy Purcell scored a goal and two assists last night against San Diego and has three goals and 12 assists for 15 points in his last 14 games.
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The Reign are in the 2017 Calder Cup Playoffs! Join the action as they battled the San Diego Gulls in Game 2 of the Pacific Division Semifinals on Saturday, April 22 at 7:00 p.m. at Citizens Business Bank Arena! Buy Tickets
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Ontario: 36-20-10-1, 83 points (3rd, Pacific Division)
San Diego: 42-20-3-2, 89 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 7:00 pm
Ontario: 44-19-4-1, 93 points, .684 winning percentage (1st place, Pacific Division)
San Diego: 39-23-4-2, 82 points, .618 winning percentage (2nd place, Pacific Division)
Ontario vs. San Diego, All-Time
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