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 ninth of 10 regular-season meetings between the two teams.
The Reign’s magic number to clinch a playoff berth is 7 points. The number is reduced with points earned or teams outside the playoff picture failing to earn standings points.
Series at a Glance:
The Reign are 5-1-2-0 against the Condors this season and 0-1-2-0 in Bakersfield. Forwards Brett Sutter (three goals, three assists) and Teddy Purcell (two goals, four assists) lead the Reign in the series with six points. Forward Joey LaLeggia leads the Condors with six points (four goals, two assists). All time, the Reign are 13-5-2-0 against the Condors and 4-3-2-0 in Bakersfield.
Five of the seven meetings between the Reign and Condors have been decided by a 3-2 score and all eight contests have been decided by one goal.
Heat from Below:
The Condors (4th Place, Pacific Division – Last playoff spot) and Stockton Heat (5th Place, Pacific Division) are separated by two points in the standings. The Heat visit the San Antonio Rampage tonight at 5:30 PT.
50 Point Club:
Reign forward T.J. Hensick (15 goals, 34 assists) is one point away from becoming the second skater in team history to reach 50 points. Forward Sean Backman led the team last season with 55 points (21 goals, 34 assists). Hensick has seven points (two goals, five assists) over his last seven games.
LaLeggia LaLighting it Up:
Condors forward Joey LaLeggia has three goals and three assists in his last five games.
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Ontario: 32-18-10-0, 74 points (3rd, Pacific Division)
Bakersfield: 30-24-5-1, 66 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 3-2 Overtime Loss Game Summary
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 LA Kings affiliate, 2nd with Ontario)
Bakersfield: Gerry Fleming (3rd season with Edmonton affiliate, 2nd with Bakersfield)
Ontario: Los Angeles Kings
Bakersfield: Edmonton Oilers