TWTW: Reign Take Care of Business in San AntonioMar 7, 2016
The Week That Was…
The Ontario Reign took on the San Antonio Rampage on Sunday for their lone contest of the week, skating away with a 5-1 victory at AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas.
The win sent the Reign on a three-game winning streak and maintains their stranglehold of first place in the Pacific Division with an overall record of 33-14-3-1.
Jordan Samuels-Thomas started the scoring 10 seconds into the game, Sean Backman added a goal and an assist and Ryan Horvat pitched in two assists in the lopsided victory.
Goaltender Peter Budaj made 27 saves and tied a career-best with his 31 win of the season (2006-07, Colorado Avalanche).
Reign team captain Vincent LoVerde also tied a career mark with his ninth goal of the season midway through the third period (2014-15, Manchester Monarchs).
- Record: 33-14-3-1, .686 winning percentage (1st Place, Pacific Division)
- Home: 19-6-2-1
- Away: 14-8-1-0
- Last 10 Games: 6-4-0-0
- Streak: 3-0-0-0
- Goals: Michael Mersch (20)
- Assists: Nic Dowd (29)
- Points: Sean Backman (44)
- Penalty Minutes: Kurtis MacDermid (95)
- Power-Play Goals: Sean Backman (7)
- Power-Play Assists: Nic Dowd (10)
- Power-Play Points: Sean Backman (16)
- Shorthanded Goals: Andrew Crescenzi (2)
- Shorthanded Assists: Four players with one assist
- Shorthanded Points: Sean Backman, Jordan Samuels-Thomas, Andrew Crescenzi (2)
- Game-Winning Goals: Sean Backman (7)
- Wins: Peter Budaj (31)
- GAA: Peter Budaj (1.59)
- SPCT: Peter Budaj (.935)
- Forward Sean Backman is tied for 18th in the AHL with 44 points (17 goals, 27 assists), is first in the league with 187 shots and tied for first with seven game-winning goals.
- Goaltender Peter Budaj leads the league with a 1.59 goals-against average (GAA), eight shutouts, 31 wins and 2647 minutes played and a .935 save percentage.
- Defenseman Kurtis MacDermid is fourth among rookies with 95 penalty minutes and 25 minor penalties.
- Defenseman Vincent LoVerde is tied for 16th among blueliners with 30 points (nine goals, 21 assists) and is third among defensemen with a 12.7 percent shooting percentage (nine goals on 71 shots).