March 19: Gulls 4, Reign 1 + postgame notes/video - LA Kings Insider

San Diego Gulls 4, Ontario Reign 1

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SOG: ONT – 23; SD – 28
PP: ONT – 0/2; SD – 0/4

First Period
1) SD – Corey Tropp (13) (Matt Bailey), 1:25

Second Period
2) SD – Ondrej Kase (6) (unassisted), 1:33

Third Period
3) SD – Antoine Laganiere (11) (Corey Tropp, Shea Theodore), 9:37
4) ONT – Derek Forbort (1) (Adrian Kempe, Jeff Schultz), 12:21
5) SD ENG – Stefan Noesen (9) (unassisted), 19:47

Ontario Reign (37-14-4-1, .705 win %) vs. San Diego Gulls (32-21-2-2, .596)
Saturday, March 19, 2016, 6 p.m. PT
Citizens Business Bank Arena, Ontario, CA
Referee: #34 Stephen Reneau
Linesmen: #98 John Grandt, #33 Mike Voyer
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ONT starters: G Peter Budaj, D Nick Ebert, D Jeff Schultz, LW Adrian Kempe, C Brett Sutter, RW Jonny Brodzinski
ONT scratches: D Vincent LoVerde, D Zach Leslie, F Matt Leitner, F Paul Bissonnette

SD starters: G Anton Khudobin, D Brandon Montour, D Jaycob Megna, LW Nic Kerdiles, C Chris Wagner, RW Stefan Noesen
SD scratches: F Chris Mueller, G Dustin Tokarski, D Martin Gernat, D Joe Piskula, F Kyle MacKinnon, F Tim Jackman

Also …

–The Gulls went up 1-0 when Corey Tropp chased down the puck after his shot from the right circle, banging it by Peter Budaj. Video courtesy of ieProSports:

–Another period, another early goal surrendered by the Reign in the second. Ondrej Kase stripped the puck from Kevin Gravel and beat Budaj low from the right circle:

–The Reign gave up goals in the first two minutes of each the first and second periods.

–The Gulls are the only team the Reign have a losing record against this season at 3-4-1-1. The Gulls improved to 7-3-0-0 in the head-to-head this season.

–The first line of Michael Mersch (minus-4), Nic Dowd (minus-3), Sean Backman (minus-3) finished a combined minus-10.

–Peter Budaj made his 12th straight start, stopping 24 shots as his record dropped to 35-11-4.

–Anton Khudobin, who does not have a shutout this season, saw his bid end with 7:29 left in the third period on Derek Forbort’s first goal of the season.

–Backman’s three-game point streak was snapped.

–Here are full highlights of the game:

Kurtis MacDermid

#56 | 6′ 5″ | 233 lb | Age: 23

Born: March 25, 1994
Birthplace: Sauble Beach, ON, CAN
Position: D
Handedness: Left


MacDermid was signed by the Kings as an unrestricted free agent on Sept. 12, 2012.

Michael Amadio

#52 | 6′ 1″ | 204 lb | Age: 21

Born: May 13, 1996
Birthplace: Sault Ste. Marie, ON, CAN
Position: C
Handedness: Right


Amadio was selected by the Kings in the third round (90th overall) in the 2014 NHL Draft.

Alex Lintuniemi

#10 | 6′ 3″ | 214 lb | Age: 21

Born: DOB: 9/23/1995
Position: D


Lintuniemi played in 27 games for the HIFK U18 team in Helsinki at 15-years-old, as well as seven games with the Finland U16 team. He made his professional hockey debut with the Monarchs in 2015, and has since begun playing for the Reign.

Brett Sutter

#07 | 6′ 0″ | 192 lb | Age: 29

Born: 6/2/1987
Birthplace: CALGARY, AB
Position: C


Drafted in 2005 by the Calgary Flames, Sutter was traded to the Reign in 2016. He is the son of LA Kings head couch Darryl Sutter, and the eighth member of the Sutter family to play in the NHL.