Live Blog: Reign vs. Condors - 10/20/17 - LA Kings Insider

Ontario Reign 0 (0-4-0-0) vs. Bakersfield Condors 2 (2-2-0-0)
Game #4
Friday, October 20, 2017, 7 p.m. PT
Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario, California
Referees: Mike Campbell, Stephen Reneau
Linesmen: Michael McBain, James Parker

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3rd Period:
-Nick Ellis with the same of the game two minutes into to the frame, denying Jonny Brodzinski with split glove save. Great pass by Amadio to find Brodzinski along for the quality chance.
– Condors continue to adjust nicely to the Reign push. ONT now with just 10 shots since the 1st period. 13:13 left in 3rd period. 2-0 BAK
– Condors Penalty: Ziyat Paigin trips Brett Sutter with 11:16 left in 3rd. Chance for ONT to change momentum.
– Campbell pulled with 2:15 left
– Reign buzzing around Ellis with 64 seconds left in the contest. Ellis stays strong. Timeout ONT
– Condors blocking all passes/shots. 17.6 seconds left. BAK hold 2-0 left.
End of Game: Reign fall to Condors 2-0.

2nd Period:
– Great shift fro the Reign. Shots from the point with plenty of traffic in front of Ellis. Devane camped on top of crease. 15:06 left in 2nd
– Reign continue to buzz. Maillet draws a tripping call. Reign on PP for 2nd time tonight. Looking to tie 1-1. Mitch Callahan off for tripping at 5:34.
– PP comes to a close for ONT. Good puck movement, but not shots through to Ellis. 1-0 BAK lead remains.
– Condors Goal: Condors go up 2-0 at 13:57 of the second period as Joe Gambardella snaps in his first of the season under the blocker of Reign goalie Jack Campbell.
– Condors with a great 2nd period adjustment. After allowing 17 ONT shots in 1st period, ONT with just 5 in 2nd period. 2-0 BAK w/ 1:34 left.
– Best chance of the night for ONT. Crescenzi floats a pass to Amadio on 2on1. Tipped wide with 10 seconds left.
– 2 periods come to a close. BAK takes a 2-0 lead to the locker room.

1st Period:
BAK Penalty: Joe Gambardella takes a seat for slashing at 4:24 of the first period. Reign looking to snap an 0-for-13 stretch on the PP.
– Boko Imama and Ben Betker drop the gloves at 6:55. Imama looking to ignite ONT.
– Good heads up play by Luff. Intercepts clearing attempt for Grade A scoring attempt. Ellis with a piece of it. 0-0 w/ 9:58 left in 1st.
Condors Goal: Lintuniemi coughs up the puck and Chad Butcher puts it over the glove of Campbell at 11:19.
– Reign battling the puck. Passes not connecting, HOWEVER Philippe Maillet generating quality chances around Ellis.
– ONT fire 17 shots to BAK 8 after one period, but trail 1-0. Turnovers and miscommunication for ONT.

Starters:
ONT: Campbell, Gravel, LaDue, Maillet, Brodzinski, Amadio
BAK: Ellis, Callahan, LaLeggia, Bear, Russell

ONT Scratches: Zatkoff, Iverson, Falkovsky
BAK Scratches: Lowe, Fayne, Chase, Downing

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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

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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

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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

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