Postgame Notes: Luff, LaDue, Gravel and Petersen Send Reign over Barracuda, 4-1 - LA Kings Insider

November 19, 2017

SAP Center in San Jose, CA

Ontario Reign – 4, San Jose Barracuda – 1

Box Score

1st

2nd

3rd

Final

Barracuda

1

0

0

1

Reign

1

0

3

4

 

Shots

PEN-PIM

PP

Barracuda

40

4-8

0/2

Reign

28

3-6

1/3

Barracuda: 6-7-0-0

Reign: 5-7-0-1

STORYLINE:

Forward Matt Luff scored twice, defensemen Paul LaDue and Kevin Gravel each scored two assists and goalie Cal Petersen made 39 saves to send the Ontario Reign over the San Jose Barracuda 4-1 at SAP Center in San Jose, California Sunday afternoon.

GAME TIMELINE:

Reign forward Matt Luff opens the scoring 2:16 into the contest, deflecting in a Matt Roy drive past Barracuda goalie Troy Grosenick.

– San Jose’s Jon Martin makes it 1-1 moments later, snapping a shot under the glove of Reign keeper Cal Petersen from the bottom of the left-wing circle at 7:20.

– After firing 15 shots on goal in the first period, the Barracuda hold the Reign to five shots in the second period, but the score remains 1-1.

– Forward Michael Mersch regains the lead for the Reign with a deflection power-play goal 1:33 into the third period. Defensemen Kevin Gravel and Paul LaDue add assists.

– Luff adds to the Reign advantage with his second goal of the game at 12:10 of the third period. LaDue and forward T.J. Hensick add assists.

– Forward Andrew Crescenzi, who returned to the Reign from the Kings this morning, sealed the victory with an empty-goal at 17:30 from Gravel.

NEXT GAME: Wednesday, November 22 vs. Stockton Heat, 7:00 p.m. PT

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Join the Reign as they host the Stockton Heat on Wednesday, November 22 a Citizens Business Bank Arena at 7:00. Celebrate San Antonio Regional Hospital Blanket Night (first 5,000 fans)! For Reign season tickets, along with information on other ticket plans and group packages, call 909-941-PUCK (7825) and visit OntarioReign.com!

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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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