Live Blog: Reign vs. Condors - 10/21/17 - LA Kings Insider

Ontario Reign  1 (0-5-0-0) vs. Bakersfield Condors 3 (3-2-0-0)
Game #5
Saturday, October 21, 2017, 6 p.m. PT
Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario, California
Referees: Mike Campbell, Stephen Reneau
Linesmen: Neil Campbell, J.M. McNulty

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Highlights:

3rd Period:
– ONT Penalty: Sean Walker flagged for a rough behind the play. Comes at 5:34 of 3rd period.
– Condors forwards keeping the Reign D in their end. Good pressure from BAK and forcing ONT to take a second look.
– Halfway through the 3rd period. BAK holding 2-0 lead. Pressure from Condors forwards forcing the Reign to chase back.
– BAK Dillion Simpson with ANOTHER massive block to deny Brodzinski. Has single-highhandedly denied 5-6 quality ONT chances this weekend.
– BAK Penalty: Gravel has stick slashed in half by LaLeggia. 3rd PP for ONT. 7:00 to go in 3rd. 2-0 BAK
– Crunch time for ONT. Down 2-0 with 3:38 left in contest.
-Petersen pulled with 2:24 left in 3rd. 6on5 for ONT now.
– ONT Goal: LaDue with a bomb off the right point with 1:55 left. 2-1 BAK.
BAK Goal: Great pressure by the Reign following LaDue goal, but LaLeggia breaks free and nets empty-net goal. 3-1 BAK w/ 3.7 sec left.

2nd Period:
– ONT Penalty: Roy takes a hooking call 1:36 into the 2nd period. First PK for ONT on the weekend.
– Roy out of the box and Gravel finds him for a breakaway. Great left-pad stop by Ellis.
– BAK Penalty: Paigin takes a seat for interference. ONT goes on second PP at 4:33
– Brodzinski hits the post and Hensick drills a one-time feed into a sliding Ellis. Quality looks for ONT on this PP.
– Eventful PP comes to a close for ONT. 1-0 BAK w/ 13:03 to go in 2nd period.
– BAK Goal: Ethan Bear knocks in a rebound at 8:40 off a one-time drive from Braden Christoffer for a 2-0 Condors lead.
– Great stop by Petersen full splits to get back to the right post. 6:15 left in 2nd. 2-0 BAK. Condors with a dangerous rush.
– Braden Christoffer earning his keep with a strong shift. Powers in front of Petersen. Still 2-0 BAK w/ 2:29 left in 2nd period.
– Reign create turnover for fast 3on2 break. Mersch and Maillet off to the races, but Ellis with clean stop & no rebound. 1:41 left in 2nd.
– 2nd period comes to a close. BAK adds to their lead with tally from Bear at 8:40. Both teams with 10 shots in frame. 2-0 BAK

1st Period:
– Strong start for the Reign. Key faceoff wins in the offensive zone leads to chances in front of Ellis.
– Great early save by Petersen. Flashes right pad on an early chance.
– BAK Goal: Ty Rattie finishes a Condors push off the left-wing boards and places the puck past Petersen at 3:09
– Condors buzzing around young Reign defense. Everything held to the outside.
– Sam Herr with a pair of great shifts. Takes shot on 2on1 and quality wraparound bid denied by Ellis. 1-0 BAK w/ 6:07 left in 1st period.
– BAK Penalty: Braden Christoffer takes a boarding call at 17:38 to give the Reign the first power play of the contest.
– PP comes to a close for ONT. ONT with 17 shots on goal. BAK with 6
– Good push by ONT in second half of opening period. Rattie has the Condors up 1-0 through 20 minutes.

Pregame:
ONT Starters: Gravel, LaDue, Sutter, Amadio, Brodzinski, Petersen
BAK Starters: Simpson, Callahan, LaLeggia, Bear, Russell, Ellis

ONT Scratches: Leslie, Zatkoff, Iverson
BAK Scratches: Lowe, Fayne, Doornbosch, Chase, Downing

 

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