Game 23: Reign 3, Bakersfield 2 + postgame notes/video - LA Kings Insider

Ontario Reign 3, Bakersfield Condors 2
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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

FIRST PERIOD
1) ONT – Michael Mersch (8) (Adrian Kempe), 9:26

SECOND PERIOD
2) ONT – T.J. Hensick (8) (Teddy Purcell), 17:44

THIRD PERIOD
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

POSTGAME NOTES

–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.

VIDEO

PREGAME NOTES

–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

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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