Reign Take Conf. Finals to Cleveland

Reign Weekly: Reign Take Western Conference Finals to Cleveland

May 23, 2016
Western Conference Finals Schedule
Western Conference Finals – (best-of-seven)
Game 1 – at Ontario 4-3 Loss Box Score Highlights
Game 2 – at Ontario 3-2 Loss Box Score Highlights

Game 3 – Tue., May 24 – Ontario at Lake Erie, 4:00 p.m. PT Listen
Game 4 – Thu., May 26 – Ontario at Lake Erie, 4:00 p.m. PT
*Game 5 – Sat., May 28 – Ontario at Lake Erie, 9:00 a.m. PT
*Game 6 – Tue., May 31 – Lake Erie at Ontario, 7:00 p.m. PT
*Game 7 – Wed., June 1 – Lake Erie at Ontario, 7:00 p.m. PT

*if necessary
The Ontario Reign hosted the Lake Erie Monsters in Game 1 and Game 2 of the Western Conference Finals Saturday and Sunday night at Citizens Business Bank Arena with the Monsters escaping with a pair of wins and a 2-0 lead in the best-of-seven series.
In Game 1, forwards Sean Backman and Nic Dowd each scored a goal and an assist, but the Monsters erased a 1-0 second-period Reign lead and held off a two-goal third period comeback for a 4-3 victory. Monsters team captain Ryan Craig finished the contest with a goal and an assist. Box Score Highlights
 
The following night, Lake Erie jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first period with a pair of tallies 12 seconds apart off the sticks of Markus Hannikainen and Lukas Sedlak. Early in the second period, forward T.J. Tynan made it 3-0 on the power play before the Reign mounted a third-period comeback. Forward Paul Bissonnette netted his first goal of the postseason early in the frame and defenseman Kevin Gravel added another, but Monsters goaltender Anton Forsberg denied a late-game push for a 3-2 victory. Box Score Highlights
 
Ontario Reign vs. San Diego Gulls – Pacific Division Finals
Game 1 – at Ontario 5-3 Win Box Score Highlights
Game 2 – at San Diego 2-1 Overtime Win Box Score Highlights
Game 3 – at Ontario 3-0 Loss Box Score Highlights
Game 4 – at San Diego 4-3 Overtime Win Box Score Highlights
Game 5 – at Ontario 2-1 Win Box Score Highlights
 
Ontario Reign vs. San Jose Barracuda – Pacific Division Semifinals
Game 1: at San Jose 2-1 Win Box Score Highlights
Game 2: at San Jose 3-2 Loss Box Score Highlights
Game 3: at Ontario 3-1 Win Box Score Highlights
Game 4: at Ontario 4-1 Win Box Score Highlights
 
The Postseason Numbers
Record: 7-4
Home: 4-3
Away: 3-1
Last 10 Games: 7-2
Streak: 0-2
Goals: Adrian Kempe, Nic Dowd (4)
Assists: Nic Dowd (7)
Points: Nic Dowd (11)
Penalty Minutes: Kris Newbury (17)
Power-Play Goals: Nic Dowd, Vincent LoVerde, Kris Newbury, Sean Backman (1)
Power-Play Assists: Nic Dowd (2)
Power-Play Points: Nic Dowd (3)
Shorthanded Goals: Jeff Schultz (1)
Shorthanded Assists: N/A
Shorthanded Points: N/A
Game-Winning Goals: Justin Auger (3)
Wins: Peter Budaj (7)                         
GAA: Peter Budaj (2.05)                   
SPCT: Peter Budaj (.908)
 
This Week:
 
Ontario Reign at Lake Erie Monsters
Game 3 – Third Round – 2016 Calder Cup Playoffs
Tuesday, May 24
4:00 p.m. PT
Quicken Loans Arena
 
Ontario Reign at Lake Erie Monsters
Game 4 – Third Round – 2016 Calder Cup Playoffs
Thursday, May 26
4:00 p.m. PT
Quicken Loans Arena
 
Ontario Reign at Lake Erie Monsters
Game 5* – Third Round – 2016 Calder Cup Playoffs
Saturday, May 28
9:00 a.m. PT
Quicken Loans Arena
*if necessary
 
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