Game 5: Texas 2, Reign 1 (OT) + postgames notes/video - LA Kings Insider

Texas Stars 2, Ontario Reign 1 (OT)
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SOG: ONT 35, TEX 24
PP: ONT 1/3, TEX 1/9

ONT starters: G Jonah Imoo, D Vincent LoVerde, D Kevin Gravel, LW Michael Mersch, C Mike Amadio, RW Sean Backman
TEX starters: G Phil Desrosiers, D Andrew Bodnarchuk, D Nick Ebert, LW Brandon DeFazio, C Austin Fyten, RW Matej Stransky

FIRST PERIOD
1) TEX – Remi Elie (2) (Nick Ebert, Cole Ully), 14:24

SECOND PERIOD
2) ONT PPG – Adrian Keme (1) (Kevin Gravel), 4:25

THIRD PERIOD
No scoring

OVERTIME
3) TEX PPG – Matej Stransky (5) (Julius Honka, Travis Morin), :38

POSTGAME NOTES

–The Reign fell to 2-1-2-0, suffering their second overtime loss of the season. Texas improved to 4-3-1-0.

–Goalie Jonah Imoo made his second pro start for the Reign but exited due to a lower-body injury after 44:57 of work and 15 saves on 16 shots. Head coach Mike Stothers said afterwards via text that Imoo was injured in the first period and tried to play through it. Jack Flinn made 8 saves on 9 shots in the remaining 15:41 (including overtime).

–The Reign’s power play finished 1-for-3 and is now 10-for-22 overall, which continues to be best in the AHL at 45.5 percent.

–Adrian Kempe scored his first goal of the season on a wrist shot from the top of the right circle on a power play in the second period.

PREGAME NOTES

–Goalie Jonah Imoo will make his second professional start tonight for the Reign and Texas will counter with Phil Desrosiers.

–Scratches for the Reign tonight are D Zac Leslie, F Patrick Bjorkstrand, F Sam Herr, D Rob Scuderi (did not travel) and goalie Anders Lindback (ineligible/visa). Scratches for Texas are F Bryce Van Brabant, D Miro Karjalainen, F Brendan Ranford and F Jason Dickinson.

–Some new looks up front and on the back end. Early lines in the first period:

Michael Mersch – Mike Amadio – Sean Backman
Adrian Kempe – Brett Sutter – Jonny Brodzinski
Joel Lowry – T.J. Hensick – Justin Auger
Paul Bissonnette – Andrew Crescenzi – Michael Latta

Kevin Gravel – Vincent LoVerde
Kurtis MacDermid – Paul LaDue
Alex Lintuniemi – Zach Trotman

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Kurtis MacDermid

#56 | 6′ 5″ | 233 lb | Age: 23

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

Bio

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

#52 | 6′ 1″ | 204 lb | Age: 21

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

Bio

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

#10 | 6′ 3″ | 214 lb | Age: 21

Born: DOB: 9/23/1995
Birthplace: HELSINKI, FINLAND
Position: D

Bio

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.
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Brett Sutter

#07 | 6′ 0″ | 192 lb | Age: 29

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

Bio

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.
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