Game 44: San Jose 4, Reign 1 + postgame notes/video - LA Kings Insider

San Jose Barracuda 4, Ontario Reign 1

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SOG: ONT 24, SJ 30
PP: ONT 0/3, SJ 0/4

ONT starters: G Jack Campbell, D Paul LaDue, D Kurtis MacDermid, LW Brett Sutter, C Adrian Kempe, RW Jonny Brodzinski
SJ starters: G Troy Grosenick, D Joakim Ryan, D Michael Brodzinski, LW Nikita Jevpalovs, C John McCarthy, RW Barclay Goodrow

1) SJ – Dan Kelly (1) (Buddy Robinson, Rourke Chartier), 7:47
2) ONT – Patrick Bjorkstrand (6) (T.J. Hensick, Kurtis MacDermid), 16:30

3) SJ – Nikolay Goldobin (12) (Daniel O’Regan, Julius Bergman), 13:43

4) SJ – Nikita Jevpalovs (8) (Michael Brodzinski, Barclay Goodrow), 3:42
5) SJ ENG – Barclay Goodrow (16) (Dan Kelly, Michael Brodzinski), 18:17


–The Reign (24-12-8-0) lost to the first-place San Jose Barracuda (27-11-1-3), who won their eighth straight game. The Reign are now 3-2-1-0 against the Barracuda this season. Ontario has dropped to third in the Pacific Division standings by virtue of this loss and San Diego’s 4-0 win over Bakersfield.

–The Reign were held to one goal, and lost by a 4-1 score, for a second straight game.

–Ontario’s power play, which ranks second in the AHL, dropped to 25.8 percent by going 0-for-3. The penalty kill finished a perfect 4-for-4 and improved to 79.7 percent.

–T.J. Hensick recorded an assist for a second straight game. Patrick Bjorkstrand has two goals in the last three games.

–Captain and All-Star defenseman Vincent LoVerde missed his first game of the season and head coach Mike Stothers revealed after the game that he suffered a mid-range body injury in the previous contest on Friday against San Diego. Stothers said LoVerde “could be back shortly if everything goes well.”

–Jonny Brodzinski’s younger brother Michael recorded two assists for the Barracuda.

–The Reign were outshot 30-24, including an 11-2 difference in the second period. Both Jonny Brodzinski and Justin Auger finished tied for a game-high five shots on goal.

–Goalie Jack Campbell made his 29th straight start and stopped 26 shots. His record dropped to 21-9-5.



–Here’s how the Reign aligned in the first period, with some new looks up front, most notably Adrian Kempe moving back to center.

Brett Sutter – Adrian Kempe – Jonny Brodzinski
Patrick Bjorkstrand – T.J. Hensick – Sean Backman
Daniel Ciampini – Mike Amadio – Quentin Shore
Sam Herr – Andrew Crescenzi – Justin Auger

Kurtis MacDermid – Paul LaDue
Cameron Schilling – Zac Leslie
Damir Sharipzianov – Tom Gilbert


–The Reign will be without captain Vincent LoVerde, who is not on the ice for warmups.

–In net tonight, Jack Campbell (21-8-5; 2.66 GAA, .909 SV%) will take on Troy Grosenick (15-8-2; 2.09, .931).

–Defenseman Paul LaDue was returned to the Reign by the Kings on Saturday due to the Kings’ bye week.

–The Barracuda (26-11-1-3, .683 winning percentage) sit in first place in the Pacific Division and no matter the result tonight, the second-place Reign (24-11-8-0, .651) can not jump them in the standings. This is the sixth of eight meetings between the teams. The Reign hold a 3-1-1-0 season edge against the Barracuda, who enter riding a season-high seven-game win streak.

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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.