Ontario Reign Game Preview: Reign and Gulls Open Pacific Semifinals

April 21, 2017 - American Hockey League (AHL) - Ontario Reign

News Release

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 Diego Gulls tonight at 7:00 at Valley View Casino Center in Game 1 of the best-of-five Pacific Division Semifinals.

Pacific Division Semifinals

Game 1 - Fri., Apr. 21 - Ontario at San Diego, 7:00 PT

Game 2 - Sat., Apr. 22 - San Diego at Ontario, 7:00 PT Buy Tickets

Game 3 - Fri., Apr. 28 - Ontario at San Diego, 7:00 PT

*Game 4 - Mon., May 1 - San Diego at Ontario, 7:00 PT Buy Tickets

*Game 5 - Tue., May 2 - Ontario at San Diego, 7:00 PT

*if necessary

SoCal Series:

The Reign and Gulls went 6-4-1-1 in the 2016-17 regular season head-to-head series. The two teams met in the postseason last year in the best-of-seven Pacific Division Semifinals with the Reign prevailing four games to one.

2016 Pacific Division Finals

Ontario Reign vs. San Diego Gulls

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

First Goal Chase:

In the regular season, the team that grabbed the game's opening goal earned a point in every game in the head-to-head series. Ontario went 5-0-1-0 when scoring first in the series. San Diego was 5-0-0-1.

Getting Nasty:

In the final two games of the 12-game head-to-head series, the Reign and Gulls totaled 34 infractions for 153 penalty minutes including six fighting majors and four game misconducts. Overall, the two teams combined for 146 penalties and 451 penalty minutes over the 12-game series.

Close Games:

In 12 games and over 737 minutes of action, the Reign edged the Gulls, 30-29, in goals.

Series Leaders:

Reign forward Jonny Brodzinski led the regular-season series with five goals and 10 points. Goaltender Jack Campbell went 6-3-1 against the Gulls with a 1.97 goals-against average and .936 save percentage. Forward Chris Wagner, who is currently with the Anaheim Ducks for their Stanley Cup push, led the Gulls with six points (two goals, four assists). Goalie Jhonas Enroth went 4-1-0 against the Reign with a 1.99 goals-against average and .925 save percentage.

Going Streaking into the Playoffs:

Reign defenseman Zac Leslie enters the postseason on a three-game point streak (two goals, one assist). Forward Mike Amadio has four goals and two assists in his last five games. Forward Teddy Purcell a goal and five assists in his last four games. Gulls defenseman Nate Guenin is on a three-game assist streak (three assists) and defenseman Brian Cooper is on a three-game point steak (one goal, three assists). Gulls forward Austin Ortega is on a three-game goal streak (three goals, all against Ontario).

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Game Notes

The Reign are in the 2017 Calder Cup Playoffs! Join the action as they battle the San Diego Gulls in Game 2 of the Pacific Division Semifinals on Saturday, April 22 at 7:00 p.m. at Citizens Business Bank Arena! Buy Tickets

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2016-17 Regular Season Records

Ontario: 36-21-10-1, 83 points (3rd, Pacific Division)

San Diego: 43-20-3-2, 91 points (2nd, Pacific Division)

2016-17 Head-to-Head Schedule (All Times Pacific)

Oct. 15 Ontario at San Diego 2-0 Win Recap

Nov. 27 San Diego at Ontario 4-3 Loss Recap

Dec. 13 Ontario at San Diego 3-2 Win Recap

Dec. 27 Ontario at San Diego 2-1 Overtime Win Recap

Jan. 22 San Diego at Ontario 3-2 Shootout Win Recap

Feb. 3 San Diego at Ontario 4-3 Overtime Loss Recap

Feb. 4 Ontario at San Diego 2-0 Loss Recap

Feb. 10 San Diego at Ontario 4-1 Loss Recap

Apr. 7 Ontario at San Diego 4-0 Win Recap

Apr. 8 San Diego at Ontario 3-1 Win Recap

Apr. 14 San Diego at Ontario 4-3 Shootout Loss Recap

Apr. 15 Ontario at San Diego 5-3 Loss Recap

Ontario vs. San Diego, Regular Season All-Time Record

10-10-2-2

Ontario vs. San Diego, Postseason All-Time Record

4-1

Head Coaches

Ontario: Mike Stothers (3rd season with LA Kings affiliate, 2nd with Ontario)

San Diego: Dallas Eakins (2nd year with Anaheim Ducks affiliate, 2nd with San Diego)

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