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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Kevin Gravel

#4 | 6′ 4″ | 200 lb | Age: 24

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

Bio

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.
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Rob Scuderi

#0 | 6′ 1″ | 212 lb | Age: 37

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

Bio

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.
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Michael Mersch

#27 | 6′ 1″ | 225 lb | Age: 24

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

Bio

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.
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Michael Latta

#24 | 6′ 0″ | 207 lb | Age: 25

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

Bio

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.
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Adrian Kempe

#09 | 6′ 1″ | 187 lb | Age: 20

Born: 9/13/1996
Birthplace: KRAMFORS,SWEDEN
Position: LW
Handedness: Left

Bio

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.
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Brett Sutter

#07 | 6′ 0″ | 192 lb | Age: 29

Born: 6/2/1987
Birthplace: CALGARY, AB
Position: C

Bio

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.
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