Ontario Reign 3, Bakersfield Condors 2
SOG: ONT 31, BAK 31
PP: ONT 0/1, BAK 0/2
ONT starters: G Jack Campbell, D Paul LaDue, D Kurtis MacDermid, LW Brett Sutter, C Mike Amadio, RW Jonny Brodzinski
BAK starters: G Laurent Brossoit, D Griffin Reinhart, D Jordan Oesterle, LW Anton Slepyshev, C Anton Lander, RW Ryan Hamilton
1) ONT – Michael Mersch (8) (Adrian Kempe), 9:26
2) ONT – T.J. Hensick (8) (Teddy Purcell), 17:44
3) ONT – Jonny Brodzinski (8) (Brett Sutter), :25
4) BAK – Kyle Platzer (1) (Patrick Russell, Scott Allen), 11:01
5) BAK – Ryan Hamilton (8) (Anton Slepyshev, Anton Lander), 18:39
–The Reign improved to 12-6-5-0 overall and 6-4-1-0 at home as they defeated Bakersfield (10-9-2-0) in the first meeting between the two teams this season.
–Goalie Jack Campbell started his eighth straight game, finished with 29 saves on 31 shots and saw his record improve to 9-3-2.
–The Reign improved to 9-0-0-0 when leading after two periods of play and 6-1-0-0 when leading after the first period.
–The Reign have scored three or more goals in each of their last nine games.
–Michael Mersch, T.J. Hensick and Jonny Brodzinski all scored and kept pace with one another for the team goals lead (8).
–Teddy Purcell had the assist on Hensick’s goal and now has six points (2-4=6) in six appearances with the Reign.
–Shots on goal finished an even 31 on both sides. Brodzinski finished with a game-high eight, this after having a game-high seven in the previous game this week against Stockton.
–This is the first meeting this season between the Reign (11-6-5-0) and Condors (10-8-2-0). In net, it will be Jack Campbell vs. Laurent Brossoit.
–Scratched tonight for Ontario (tons of injuries): F Patrick Bjorkstrand, D Alex Lintuniemi (injured), F Paul Bissonnette (injured), F Andrew Crescenzi (injured) and D Zach Trotman (injured).
–Here’s how things sorted out in line rushes (notable: Kempe back to center, Latta to center with Crescenzi injured).
Michael Mersch – T.J. Hensick – Teddy Purcell
Brett Sutter – Mike Amadio – Jonny Brodzinski
Justin Auger – Adrian Kempe – Sean Backman
Sam Herr – Michael Latta – Joel Lowry
Damir Sharipzianov – Vincent LoVerde
Kurtis MacDermid – Paul LaDue
Rob Scuderi – Zac Leslie