Ontario, CA – The Ontario Reign, proud American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate of the Los Angeles Kings of the National Hockey League (NHL), visit the Bakersfield Condors tonight at 7:00 at Rabobank Arena in Bakersfield, California. Tonight is the eighth of 10 regular-season meetings between the two teams.
The Reign’s magic number to clinch a playoff berth is 21 points. The number is reduced with points earned or teams outside the playoff picture failing to earn standings points. The top four teams in the division reach the Calder Cup Playoffs. Tucson (fifth place, Pacific Division) visits San Diego (second place, Pacific) tonight.
Series at a Glance:
The Reign are 5-1-1-0 against the Condors this season and 0-1-1-0 in Bakersfield. Reign forward Brett Sutter leads the series with six points (three goals, three assists). All time, the Reign are 13-5-1-0 against the Condors and 4-3-1-0 in Bakersfield.
Four of the six meetings between the Reign and Condors have been decided by a 3-2 score and all seven contests have been decided by one goal.
The Condors saw a six-game winning streak come to a close Wednesday night with a 4-0 loss at Stockton.
Hensick Hits 700:
Reign forward T.J. Hensick looks to skate in his 700th pro game tonight. Through 699 games, Hensick recorded 168 goals and 398 assists for 566 points.
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The return home tomorrow, Saturday, March 11 for Humane Society of San Bernardino Valley Night and HSSVB jerseys and jersey auction at 6:00 against the Tucson Roadrunners! The first 5,000 fans receive an Ontario Reign Dog Bowl! Buy Tickets
Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with the Reign on Sunday, March 12 at 3:00 against the Roadrunners. The Reign will wear special green St. Patrick’s Day warmup jerseys and host a silent auction benefiting the Hope Reigns Foundation. Score a limited edition Ontario Reign Violent Gentlemen T-Shirt and ticket starting at just $35! Grab your pack at OntarioReign.com!
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Ontario: 29-16-8-0, 66 points (3rd, Pacific Division)
Bakersfield: 25-21-5-1, 56 points (4th, Pacific Division)
2016-17 Head-to-Head Schedule (All Times Pacific)
Dec. 16 Bakersfield at Ontario 3-2 Win Game Summary
Dec. 26 Bakersfield at Ontario 4-3 Overtime Win Game Summary
Jan. 7 Ontario at Bakersfield 3-2 Overtime Loss Game Summary
Jan. 14 Bakersfield at Ontario 3-2 Win Game Summary
Jan. 25 Bakersfield at Ontario 3-2 Win Game Summary
Feb. 8 Bakersfield at Ontario 2-1 Win Game Summary
Feb. 24 Ontario at Bakersfield 4-3 Loss Game Summary
Mar. 10 Ontario at Bakersfield 7:00 pm
Mar. 31 Ontario at Bakersfield 7:00 pm
Apr. 1 Ontario at Bakersfield 6:00 pm
Ontario: 44-19-4-1, 93 points, .684 winning percentage (1st place, Pacific Division)
Bakersfield: 31-28-7-2, 71 points, .552 winning percentage (5th place, Pacific Division)
Ontario vs. Bakersfield, All-Time
Ontario: Mike Stothers (3rd season with Kings affiliate, 2nd with Ontario)
Bakersfield: Gerry Fleming (3rd season with Oilers affiliate, 2nd with Bakersfield)
Ontario: Los Angeles Kings
Bakersfield: Edmonton Oilers