Postgame Notes: Mersch, Brodzinski and Hensick Grab Multi-Point Games in Loss to Monsters - LA Kings Insider

October 27, 2017

Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, OH

Ontario Reign – 4, Cleveland Monsters – 7

Box Score

1st

2nd

3rd

Final

Monsters

3

1

3

7

Reign

0

2

2

4

 

Shots

PEN-PIM

PP

Monsters

30

8-16

0/3

Reign

27

6-12

2/5

Reign: 0-6-0-0 (0-4-0-0 Road)

Monsters: 2-2-1-0 (1-1-1-0 Road)

GAME TIMELINE:

– First-ever regular season meeting. Rematch of 2016 Western Conference Finals (only meetings) in team histories.

– Reign defenseman Zac Leslie skates his 100th AHL contest.

– Monsters open the scoring 1:23 into the contest as leader scorer Tyler Motte beats the Reign defense and chips the puck over of Reign goalie Jack Campbell.

– Forward Justin Scott adds to the lead at 5:27 burying a rebound off the pads of Campbell.

– Forward Jordan Schroeder completes a shorthanded breakaway for the Monsters at 14:55 of the opening frame. First shorthanded goal the Reign have given up this season.

– Reign netminder Cal Petersen replaces Campbell to start the second period.

– Reign defenseman Sean Walker scores his first professional goal at 4:45 of the second frame. Beat Monsters goalie Brad Thiessen from a bad angle along the right-wing boards.

– Defenseman Kevin Gravel buries the first power-play goal for the Reign at 10:49 of the second period. Gravel picked up his first goal of the season one second after a 5-on-3 Reign attack.

– Cleveland’s Tyler Motte picks up goal No. 2 of the contest at 12:42 of the second period to make it 4-2.

Calvin Thurkauf picks up the Monsters’ fifth goal of the game 5:19 into the third period off a delayed penalty.

– The Reign refuse to go away quietly. Forward and team captain Brett Sutter capitalizes on a shorthanded rush at 12:33 of the final frame.

– Thurkauf strikes again at 15:55.

– Forward Michael Mersch gives the Reign hope with a power-play goal at 18:40. Mersch finished the game with one goal and two assists.

Tyler Motte completes the hat trick with an empty-net goal with nine seconds left in the contest.

– Reign forwards Jonny Brodzinski and T.J. Hensick each register two assists.

NEXT GAME: Saturday, October 28 at Cleveland Monsters at Quicken Loans Arena, 10:00 a.m. PT

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#56 | 6′ 5″ | 233 lb | Age: 23

Born: March 25, 1994
Birthplace: Sauble Beach, ON, CAN
Position: D
Handedness: Left

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#52 | 6′ 1″ | 204 lb | Age: 21

Born: May 13, 1996
Birthplace: Sault Ste. Marie, ON, CAN
Position: C
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#10 | 6′ 3″ | 214 lb | Age: 21

Born: DOB: 9/23/1995
Birthplace: HELSINKI, FINLAND
Position: D

Bio

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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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