Ontario Reign Game Preview: Reign and Gulls Open Pacific Semifinals
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
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.
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.
In 12 games and over 737 minutes of action, the Reign edged the Gulls, 30-29, in goals.
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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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
Ontario vs. San Diego, Postseason All-Time Record
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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