Game 20: Reign 5, Charlotte 2 + postgame notes/video - LA Kings Insider

Ontario Reign 5, Charlotte Checkers 2

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SOG: ONT 23, CHA 21
PP: ONT 2/5, CHA 0/1

ONT starters: G Jack Campbell, D Kurtis MacDermid, D Paul LaDue, LW Michael Mersch, C Brett Sutter, RW Jonny Brodzinski
CHA starters: G Alex Nedeljkovic, D Dennis Robertson, D Klas Dahlbeck, LW Valentin Zykov, C Andrew Poturalski, RW Andrew Miller

1) ONT – Mike Amadio (5) (Paul LaDue, Teddy Purcell), 4:50
2) ONT – Patrick Bjorkstrand (3) (Andrew Crescenzi, Michael Latta), 9:59
3) ONT PPG – Adrian Kempe (4) (Vincent LoVerde, Zac Leslie), 16:15

4) ONT PPG – Kurtis MacDermid (3) (Paul LaDue, Brett Sutter), 18:00
5) CHA – Levko Koper (2) (Andrew Poturalski, Kyle Hagel), 19:46

6) ONT – Zac Leslie (2) (Teddy Purcell, Mike Amadio), 2:00
7) CHA – Levko Koper (3) (Clark Bishop), 12:28


–The Reign improved to 10-5-5-0 and now have points in their last five games, going 4-0-1-0 in that span. Ontario improved to 5-3-1-0 at home and 2-0-0-0 this season against Charlotte, which dropped to 9-13-2-0 and lost its seventh straight game.

–The Reign’s penalty kill finished 3-for-3 and is now 72-for-92 (78.3 percent) on the season. The power play went 2-for-5 and improved to 19-for-73 (26 percent).

–Goalie Jack Campbell started his fifth straight game and finished with 19 saves on 21 shots. His record improved to 7-2-2.

–Adrian Kempe broke his goal drought – which stretched nine games – with his first period power play goal. Kempe now has points in his last two games (1-1=2).

–The Reign have scored three or more goals in each of their last six games.

–Mike Amadio’s first period goal was his fifth of the season and his second in as many games. He also added an assist. The rookie is on a four-game point streak with two goals and three assists in that span.

–Paul LaDue had two assists for his first multi-point game of the season.

–Zac Leslie registered a goal and an assist for his first multi-point game of the season. His goal was his first since Oct. 21 against Texas.

–By registering two assists, Teddy Purcell has points in all three of his appearances with the Reign (1-3=4).

–Patrick Bjorkstrand played in his first game since Nov. 26 and scored his third goal of the season.

–By registering an assist, Vincent LoVerde is on a three-game point streak with three assists.

–The Reign outshot Charlotte, 23-21. Leslie led all skaters with five shots on goal.


–Charlotte changed goalies to start the third as Daniel Altshuller (0-1-0) entered for Alex Nedeljkovic, who allowed four goals on 15 shots.



–Here’s how the Reign aligned on line rushes:

Justin Auger – Mike Amadio – Teddy Purcell
Michael Mersch – Brett Sutter – Jonny Brodzinski
Adrian Kempe – T.J. Hensick – Sean Backman
Patrick Bjorkstrand – Andrew Crescenzi – Michael Latta

Damir Sharipzianov – Vincent LoVerde
Kurtis MacDermid – Paul LaDue
Paul Bissonnette – Zac Leslie

–Scratches tonight: D Alex Lintuniemi, D Rob Scuderi, F Sam Herr, F Joel Lowry and D Zach Trotman.

–Jack Campbell (6-2-2) is making his fifth straight start tonight. He’ll face Alex Nedeljkovic (3-9-0)

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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


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.