Live Blog: Reign at Wolves - 10/14/17 - LA Kings Insider

Ontario Reign 2 (0-3-0-0) at Chicago Wolves 5 (1-2-0-0)
Game #3
Saturday, October 14, 2017, 5 p.m. PT
Allstate Arena in Rosemont, IL
Referees: Pierre Lambert #47, Brandon Blandina #20
Linesmen: Mike Anderson #39, William Hancock #17

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3rd Period
– ONT Goal: Philippe Maillet strikes 1:03 into frame with great shot from right circle, off the far post and in. 4-1 CHI.
– ONT Goal: Brett Sutter cashes in 29 seconds after the Maillet tally. 4-2 CHI.
– Mersch with a couple of strong plays. Wrap around chance and nifty back handed pass. 4-2 CHI with 10:33 left in 3rd period.
– Wow. Jack Campbell with a diving glove save to deny the Wolves off the rush. 9:44 left in 3rd. 4-2 CHI
– ONT/CHI Penalties: Teemu Pulkkkinen will head to the penalty box along with ONT’s Keegan Iverson. 4on4 once again. 7:31 left in 3rd. 4-2 CHI
– ONT Penalty: Philippe Maillet flagged for cross checking. 4on3 PP for Chicago with just over six to play.
CHI Goal: Teemu Pulkkinen knocks in a puck bouncing in front of Campbell. Questionable. Looks like CHI hit it with high stick prior goal. Goal stands. PPG
– Ballgame. Reign fall 5-2. Great push in third period. Look for full 60-minute showing on Friday, Oct. 20 vs. Bakersfield in home opener.

2nd Period
– Reign D taking more chances on rushes. Falkovsky, Leslie, Walker, LaDue jumping in quickly. 1-0 CHI with 15:13 left in 2nd period.
– CHI Goal: Paul Thompson lunges to knock in a rolling puck past Campbell with 14:43 left in 2nd period.
ONT/CHI Penalties: Reign’s Keegan Iverson and Wolves’ Petteri Lindbohm roughing it up after the whistle. Iverson picks up additional 2 minutes, so PP to Chicago. 14:17 left in 2nd period.
– ONT Penalty: Auger called for cross checking gives CHI a 5on3 for 81 seconds.
– CHI Goal: Wolves convert on 5on4. Bad bounce off of Campbell, then off of Gravel and right to Tomas Hyka. 12:05 left in 2nd period.
– ONT/CHI Penalties: Reign under siege. Campbell holds tight. Rough stuff following the play and ONT’s Jamie Devane pulled to the penalty box. Makenzie MacEachern joins him in the box. 4on4 hockey with 9:45 left in 2nd period.
– CHI Goal: Fancy sauce from Teemu Pulkkinen with a mid-air backhanded pass below the goal line and finds Brandon Pirri wide open and Campbell looking the other way. 4-0 CHI at 15:36 of 2nd.
– Period ends. Reign looking for fresh start.

1st Period
CHI Penalty – Tripping to Jake Wallman. ONT with early PP at 4:00 mark.
– Mersch with a spin-o-ramma! Nearly tucks one in. 13:52 left in 1st. PP comes to a close.
– Fun pace to this one. Reign pressuring and showing urgency. 0-0 with 11:33 left in 1st period
– CHI Penalty – Kenny Morrison puts the puck over the glass for delay of game with 9:08 to go in 1st period.
– LaDue, Gravel, Hensick and Sutter with a nice setup on the PP. Still 0-0 w/ 7:31 left in 1st
– PP comes to a close for ONT. CHI roll into zone with speed. Reign forced to take a penalty to slow attack. Falkovsky in the box for slash
– CHI Goal: Alex Tuch knocks in a PPG for CHI. Great block by Roy on defense, but rolls away to Tuch for tally. 1-0 @Chicago_Wolves
– Hensick rings the crossbar! Good push back for ONT. 1-0 @Chicago_Wolves w/ 4:44 left in 1st.
-CHI Penalty: Chris Casto takes a seat for slashing. Less than two min left in first period. 1-0 CHI
ONT Penalty: Close call! Reign strike on PP, but washed out by interference call to Justin Auger
– End of Period. CHI takes 1-0 lead to intermission. Will begin second period with 1:21 of power-play time.

ONT Scratches: Lintuniemi, Schmalz, Watson, Zatkoff

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Kevin Gravel

#4 | 6′ 4″ | 200 lb | Age: 24

Born: DOB: 2/17/1996
Birthplace: KINGSFORD, MI
Position: D


Gravel made his NHL debut with Los Angeles in the 2015-16 season, skating with the Kings for four games before returning to AHL affiliate Ontario.

Rob Scuderi

#0 | 6′ 1″ | 212 lb | Age: 37

Born: DOB: 12/30/1978
Birthplace: SYOSSET, NY
Position: D
Handedness: Left


Scuderi is currently playing for the Reign while under contract with the LA Kings. He has won two Stanley Cups, once with the Pittsburgh Penguins and with the Kings.

Michael Mersch

#27 | 6′ 1″ | 225 lb | Age: 24

Born: DOB: 10/2/1992
Birthplace: PARK RIDGE, IL
Position: LW
Handedness: Left


Drafted by the Kings in 2011, Mersch is currently playing forward for the Reign. Last season, he drew into his first NHL game for the Kings, where he registered 2 shots and 3 hits.

Michael Latta

#24 | 6′ 0″ | 207 lb | Age: 25

Born: 5/25/1991
Birthplace: KITCHENER, ON
Position: F
Handedness: Right


Prior to turning professional, Latta played major junior hockey in the OHL with the Ottawa 67’s and Guelph Storm. He was drafted into the NHL in 2009 and joined the King’s affiliate Reign in 2016.

Adrian Kempe

#09 | 6′ 1″ | 187 lb | Age: 20

Born: 9/13/1996
Position: LW
Handedness: Left


Growing up in Swedan, Kempe made his hockey debut in 2014 in the Swedish Hockey League. He has since been drafted by the Kings, where he is playing for their AHL affiliate team, the Ontario 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.