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Ontario Reign Game Preview: Reign Return to the Road; Close Season Series with Condors Tonight

April 9, 2016 - 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 Bakersfield Condors tonight at 7:00 PT at Rabobank Arena in Bakersfield, California. Tonight is the 12th and final regular-season meeting between the two teams this season.

Simply the Best:

Reign goaltender Peter Budaj earned his AHL-leading 40th win of the season last night, making 30 saves in a 4-1 win over the Condors. He joins Ryan Miller (2004-05) as the only two AHL goalies to reach 40 wins in a single season in the last half century!

Series at a Glance:

The Reign are 7-4-0-0 head-to-head overall against the Condors, 3-2-0-0 in Bakersfield and won the last three meetings.

Mersch Continues to Roll:

Reign forward Michael Mersch leads the series one goal and eight assists for nine points and has six assists in his last five games against Bakersfield. He enters tonight's contest on a four-game point streak (two goals, two assists).

Going Streaking:

Forwards Brett Sutter (two goals, one assist) and Kris Newbury (one goal, three assists) each enter tonight's game on three-game point streaks.

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Tonight's Game Notes

The Ontario Reign wrap up the 2015-16 regular season with a pair of contests in San Diego against the Gulls April 15-16 at Valley View Casino Center at 7:05 p.m. Watch the final game and wear your favorite Reign gear at Dave & Buster's at Ontario Mills! More Information

2016 Calder Cup Playoff tickets are ON SALE NOW! Grab your favorite seats for all the hard-hitting postseason action as the Reign chase a Calder Cup Championship!

2015-2016 Records

Ontario: 42-18-4-1, 89 points, .685 winning percentage (1st Pacific Division)

Bakersfield: 28-27-7-2, 65 points, .508 winning percentage (6th Pacific Division)

Ontario vs. Bakersfield, Head-to-Head in 2015-16


Ontario vs. Bakersfield, 2015-16 Season Schedule (All times Pacific)

Oct. 10: Ontario at Bakersfield 5-0 Win Box Score

Oct. 23: Bakersfield at Ontario 5-4 Win Box Score

Nov. 14: Ontario at Bakersfield 3-0 Loss Box Score

Dec. 12: Bakersfield at Ontario 3-1 Win Box Score

Dec. 20: Bakersfield at Ontario 2-1 Overtime Win Box Score

Jan. 9: Ontario at Bakersfield 4-0 Loss Box Score

Jan. 16: Bakersfield at Ontario 4-2 Loss Box Score

Feb. 12: Bakersfield at Ontario 3-2 Loss Box Score

Mar. 22: Ontario at Bakersfield 5-2 Win Box Score

Apr. 2: Ontario at Bakersfield 2-0 Win Box Score

Apr. 8: Bakersfield at Ontario 4-1 Win Box Score

Apr. 9: Ontario at Bakersfield 7:00 pm PDT

2014-2015 Records

Ontario (As Manchester): 50-17-6-3, 109 points (1st place, Atlantic Division, 1st Eastern Conference)

Bakersfield (As Oklahoma City): 41-27-5-3, 90 points (3rd place, West Division, 6th Western Conference)

Head Coaches

Ontario: Mike Stothers (2nd season, 1st with Ontario)

Bakersfield: Gerry Fleming (2nd year, 1st with Bakersfield)

NHL Affiliate

Ontario: Los Angeles Kings

Bakersfield: Edmonton Oilers

ECHL Affiliate

Ontario: Manchester Monarchs

Bakersfield: Norfolk Admirals

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