Reign and Division-Leading Barracuda Close Season Series TonightApr 5, 2017
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 Jose Barracuda tonight at 7:00 PT at SAP Center in San Jose, California. Tonight is the eighth and final regular-season meeting between the two teams.
The Reign’s magic number to clinch a playoff berth is five 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 3-3-1-0 against the Barracuda this season and 2-1-0-0 at SAP Center. The two teams last met on February 18 in Ontario with the Barracuda prevailing 2-0. The Reign are 12-6-1-0 against the Barracuda all-time and 5-4-0-0 all-time at San Jose.
Barracuda defenseman Tim Heed and rookie forward Daniel O’Regan lead the head-to-head series with nine points (two goals, seven assists) each. Forward T.J. Hensick leads the Reign with seven points (seven assists).
Barracuda rookie forward Daniel O’Regan leads all AHL first-year players with 54 points (21 goals, 33 assists).
The Barracuda are tied for the AHL lead with 14 shorthanded goals. Forward Barclay Goodrow is tied for first with four shorthanded goals and leads the league with six shorthanded points.
What A Run:
Since falling to the Reign 7-2 on January 21, the Barracuda are 22-3-1-2 including a 14-game winning streak (January 25-February 26).
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Ontario: 33-19-10-0, 76 points (3rd, Pacific Division)
San Jose: 41-14-2-5, 89 points (1st, Pacific Division)
2016-17 Head-to-Head Schedule (All Times Pacific)
Oct. 22 San Jose at Ontario 5-4 Overtime Loss Recap
Nov. 26 San Jose at Ontario 5-2 Loss Recap
Dec. 18 Ontario at San Jose 4-3 Overtime Win Recap
Jan. 13 Ontario at San Jose 3-2 Win Recap
Jan. 21 San Jose at Ontario 7-2 Win Recap
Feb. 12 Ontario at San 4-1 Loss Recap
Feb. 18 San Jose at Ontario 2-0 Loss Recap
Apr. 5 Ontario at San Jose 7:00 pm
Ontario vs. San Jose, All-Time
Ontario: 44-19-4-1, 93 points, .684 winning percentage (1st place, Pacific Division)
San Jose: 31-26-8-3, 73 points, .537 winning percentage (4th place, Pacific Division)
Ontario: Mike Stothers (3rd season with LA Kings affiliate, 2nd with Ontario)
San Jose: Roy Sommer (2nd season with San Jose, 19th season with San Jose Sharks top affiliate)
Ontario: Los Angeles Kings
San Jose: San Jose Sharks