Reign Host Gulls in Game 4 Tonight

Reign Host Gulls in Crucial Game 4 Tonight at Citizens Business Bank Arena

May 1, 2017

Ontario, CA – The Ontario Reign, proud American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate of the Los Angeles Kings of the National Hockey League (NHL), host the San Diego Gulls tonight at 7:00 at Citizens Business Bank Arena in Game 4 of the best-of-five Pacific Division Semifinals. The Reign trail the series, 2-1.

Pacific Division Semifinals

Game 1 – Fri., Apr. 21 – Ontario at San Diego, 3-2 Win

Game 2 – Sat., Apr. 22San Diego at Ontario, 2-1 Loss

Game 3 – Fri., Apr. 28 – Ontario at San Diego, 3-1 Loss

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

*if necessary

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

Game 3: Friday, April 28 at San Diego Gulls: 3-1 Loss

Gulls forward Nick Kerdiles buried the game-winning goal with 1:33 left in the third period to send the Gulls over the Reign. Kalle Kossila opened the scoring for San Diego on the power play in the first period and Reign forward Mike Amadio responded with a man-advantage marker of his own. The Reign peppered Gulls netminder Jhonas Enroth with a series-high 39 shots on goal. Recap

Watch Highlights

A & B Scoring:

Forwards Mike Amadio (two goals) and Jonny Brodzinski (two goals) have four of the five Reign tallies in the series.

It’s Me…Amadio:

Forward Mike Amadio has two goals in his last two games and six goals and two assists for eight points over his last eight games.

Goaltending Duel:

Reign netminder Jack Campbell (fourth, 2.03 goals-against average) and Gulls goaltender Jhonas Enroth (second, 1.67 goals-against average) are among the top four AHL postseason goaltenders in goals-against average.

Sorensen Shines:

Gulls forward Nick Sorensen leads the series with four points (two goals, two assists) including two goals in Game 2.

Game 4:

The Reign are 2-1 all-time in Game 4. San Diego is 1-1.

SoCal Series:

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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Game Notes

The Reign and Gulls meet in Game 5, if necessary, tomorrow, Tuesday, May 2 at 7:00 at Valley View Casino Center in San Diego. Tune in to the action at OntarioReign.com!

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2017 Calder Cup Playoff Record

Ontario: 1-2-0

San Diego: 2-1-0

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

10-10-2-2

Ontario vs. San Diego, Postseason All-Time Record

5-3

Head Coaches
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)

NHL Affiliate
Ontario: Los Angeles Kings
San Diego: Anaheim Ducks

 

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