Game 33: Tucson 3, Reign 2 + postgame notes/video - LA Kings Insider

Tucson Roadrunners 3, Ontario Reign 2
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SOG: ONT 35, TUC 25
PP: ONT 2/7, TUC 2/5

ONT starters: G Jack Campbell, D Kurtis MacDermid, D Paul LaDue, LW Adrian Kempe, C T.J. Hensick, RW Teddy Purcell
TUC starters: G Justin Peters, D Zbynek Michalek, D Anthony DeAngelo, LW Michael Bunting, C Chris Mueller, RW Christian Fischer

FIRST PERIOD
1) ONT PPG – Jonny Brodzinski (10) (Zac Leslie, Vincent LoVerde), 15:39

SECOND PERIOD
2) TUC PPG – Chris Mueller (8) (Jamie McBain, Anthony DeAngelo), 7:33
3) TUC PPG – Henrik Samuelsson (2) (Mark Olver, Tyler Gaudet), 11:41

THIRD PERIOD
4) ONT PPG – Adrian Kempe (10) (Sean Backman, Vincent LoVerde), 11:17
5) TUC – Zbynek Michalek (3) (Anthony DeAngelo, Mark Olver), 12:40

POSTGAME NOTES

–With the loss, the Reign droppped to 19-8-6-0 overall and 10-3-5-0 on the road while Tucson improved to 19-9-4-0 overall. Tucson, which won its fourth straight, now holds the season series edge at 4-1-1-0 and the two teams will meet again on Wednesday night in Tucson at 6 p.m. PT.

–Both Jonny Brodzinski and Adrian Kempe notched their 10th goals of the season. For Kempe, it was his fourth goal in his last six games.

–Vincent LoVerde had his second straight two-assist performance for his fifth multi-point game of the season.

–Zac Leslie had the primary assist on Brodzinski’s goal and now has assists in each of the last six games.

–Goalie Jack Campbell made his 18th straight start and saw his record fall to 16-5-3 in a 22-save performance.

–Four out of the five goals in the game were scored on the power play.

VIDEO

IN-GAME NOTES

–Here’s how the Reign aligned early on:

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

Kurtis MacDermid – Paul LaDue
Rob Scuderi – Zac Leslie
Alex Lintuniemi – Vincent LoVerde

PREGAME NOTES

–Scratched tonight: F/D Paul Bissonnette, F Joel Lowry, F Daniel Ciampini, D Damir Sharipzianov, D Zach Trotman.

–The Reign will be without the services of Michael Mersch, who suffered a lower-body injury in the first period of Saturday’s game against Bakersfield. Kings hockey ops said today that he will be evaluated later this week.

–Here’s some preview audio from head coach Mike Stothers on how the rivalry between these two teams is rivaling the Reign’s animosity with San Diego established a season ago:

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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