Live Blog: Reign vs. Barracuda - 11/24/17 - LA Kings Insider

Ontario Reign 3 (7-7-0-1) vs. San Jose Barracuda 0 (7-8-0-1)
Game #15
Friday, November 24, 2017, 7 p.m. PT
Citizens Business Bank Arena
Referees: Stephen Reneau, Jeremy Tufts
Linesmen: Neil Campbell, J.M. McNulty
Box Score

3rd Period:
– ONT Goal: Stepan Falkovsky opens the scoring 2 min into 3rd period and breaks scoreless tie. Walker and Crescenzi pick up assists.
– ONT Goal: Brett Sutter cashes in on a 4on2 rush with Matt Luff at 4:25. 2-0 ONT in a flash to begin the 3rd period.
– ONT Goal: The levy breaks on the SJ defense. Amadio finds Auger on a 2on1 to make it 3-0 ONT midway through the third period. Was 0-0 at start of frame.
– ONT continues to pepper the Barracuda. 3-0 lead with 6:56 left in 3rd. Falkovsky, Sutter and Auger the goals so far.
– 1:35 left in game. ONT up 3-0.
– Cal Petersen picks up his 2nd shutout of the season with 23 saves in 3-0 win over San Jose. Falkovsky with GWG. Sutter and Auger add goals. ONT to .500 now. Jump up to 5th in Pacific.

2nd Period:
– Puck is down for the 2nd period. 0-0 contest between @ontarioreign and @sjbarracuda. Shots 10-6 for ONT
– Stepan Falkovsky delivers massive hit on Balcers. Needs medical attention on bench. ONT PK comes to a close. LaDue out and sets up Amadio for golden look. Big stop. 0-0 with 14:49 to go in 2nd.
-Cal Petersen denies his second point-blank 2on1 look to keep it 0-0 for ONT. 12:26 left in 2nd. Shots 13-9 for ONT.
– Herr-Maillet-Ward opening eyes so far tonight. Created 3-4 quality looks. Stothers giving more ice time. 8:12 left in 2nd period. 0-0
– 4on4 hockey as Falkovsky and Martin take a seat for roughing. 0-0 in final moments of 2nd period.
– 2nd period closes. Still 0-0 with ONT holding shots 7-13. Both sides with 7 shots in the 2nd period.

1st Period:
– ONT pushing the pace in the early goings. Forced two shots on young goalie Gahagen. No shots for SJ just yet. 0-0 with 13:59 to go in 1st
– SJ able to settle the early ONT push. Gahagen and Petersen standing tall. 0-0 with 6:48 left in 1st.
– Leslie mishandles the puck and Archambault off on a breakaway. Denied by Petersen. 4:27 left in 1st. 0-0
– 1 min left in 1st period. 0-0. Recap: Puck drops. *blinked* Period over. Shots 10-6 ONT
– 1st period comes to a close. 0-0 set. 10-6 shots in favor of ONT.
– ONT Penalty: Paul LaDue flagged for tripping. SJ receives first PP of the contest. 0-0 with 17;29 left in 2nd period.


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Kevin Gravel

#4 | 6′ 4″ | 200 lb | Age: 24

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


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.

Rob Scuderi

#0 | 6′ 1″ | 212 lb | Age: 37

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


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.

Michael Mersch

#27 | 6′ 1″ | 225 lb | Age: 24

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


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.

Michael Latta

#24 | 6′ 0″ | 207 lb | Age: 25

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


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.

Adrian Kempe

#09 | 6′ 1″ | 187 lb | Age: 20

Born: 9/13/1996
Position: LW
Handedness: Left


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.

Brett Sutter

#07 | 6′ 0″ | 192 lb | Age: 29

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


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.