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Ontario Reign 3, San Diego Gulls 2

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Ontario Reign (1-0-0-0) at San Diego Gulls (0-0-0-0)
Calder Cup Playoffs: Reign lead best-of-5 series, 1-0
Friday, April 21, 2017, 7 p.m. PT
Valley View Casino Center, San Diego, CA
Referees: #43 Tom Chmielewski, #56 Brett Iverson
Linesmen: #7 Neil Campbell, #85 Steve Walsh

ONT starters: G Jack Campbell, D Kurtis MacDermid, D Vincent LoVerde, LW Brett Sutter, C Adrian Kempe, RW Jonny Brodzinski
ONT scratches: D Damir Sharipzianov, D Paul LaDue, F Patrick Bjorkstrand, F Keegan Iverson, F Paul Bissonnette, F Andrew Crescenzi, F Matt Luff, D Chaz Reddekopp, F Justin Gutierrez, D Zach Trotman

SD starters: G Jhonas Enroth, D Brian Cooper, D Jaycob Megna, LW Antoine Laganiere, C Kalle Kossila, RW Corey Tropp
SD scratches: D Stu Bickel, D James Melindy, F Tyler Morley, F Nick Tarnasky, F Tyler Soy, F Mitch Hults, F Austin Ortega, F Zac Larraza, F Deven Sideroff, F Giovanni Fiore

SOG: ONT 30, SD 34
PP: ONT 0/3, SD 0/2

1) ONT – Jonny Brodzinski (1) (Adrian Kempe, Sam Herr), 12:34

2) ONT – T.J. Hensick (1) (Michael Mersch, Sam Herr), 5:49
2) SD – Sam Carrick (1) (Andrew Welinski, Spencer Abbott), 10:03
3) SD SHG – Nic Kerdiles (1) (Kalle Kossila), 13:59

5) ONT – Jonny Brodzinski (2) (Adrian Kempe), 19:48


–The Reign have won Game 1 in San Diego and go up 1-0 in the best-of-5 series with Game 2 on Saturday night at 7 p.m. in Ontario.

–Jonny Brodzinski scored two goals including the game-winner with 11.7 seconds left in regulation for his first multi-goal or multi-point playoff performance. Adrian Kempe had the primary assist on both of his goals.

–Sam Herr finished with two assists for his first playoff points of his career.

–Goalie Jack Campbell made 32 saves on 34 shots including a penalty shot stop on Nick Sorensen in the second period to earn his first playoff win as a member of the Reign. The Gulls’ Jhonas Enroth made 27 saves on 30 shots.

–The Reign were outshot by San Diego, 34-30, and were led by Michael Mersch, Kempe and Brodzinski who each had four shots on goal.

–San Diego’s Corey Tropp exited the game after crashing into Campbell on his net on a break just 26 seconds into the second period. He did not return and his status for the rest of the series is unknown.



–Here are two in-depth series preview links: Keys to the series | Reign vs. Gulls by the numbers

–Below are the projected lines, which indicate defenseman Paul LaDue will be out of the lineup and Kurtis MacDermid will make his return from an upper-body injury.

–Projected starting goalies are the Reign’s Jack Campbell (Vs. San Diego: 6-3-1; 1.97 GAA, .936 SV%) and the Gulls’ Jhonas Enroth (Vs. Ontario: 4-1-0; 1.99 GAA, .925 SV%).

–Defenseman Zach Trotman (upper-body) and center Andrew Crescenzi (undisclosed) will not be in the lineup. Trotman has been out since mid-November but started skating fully this week and Crescenzi missed the last five regular season games.

–The Reign and Gulls both went 6-4-1-1 head-to-head in the 12 meetings this season. Ontario holds a 4-1 playoff edge after defeating San Diego in the second round last season and is 2-0 all-time in playoff games in San Diego, winning both in OT.

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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.