Bus Texts with Stutts: Reign Take Down Tucson 4-2 - LA Kings Insider

Goaltender Jack Campbell made 38 saves and forward T.J. Hensick scored twice to send the Ontario Reign over the Tucson Roadrunner 4-2 Sunday evening at Tucson Arena in Tucson, Arizona. The win opens a five-game road trip for the Reign.

A good start on the long, 13-day journey for the Reign. The two teams collide again on Tuesday at 6:05 PT at Tucson Arena.

ORI: Great way to start the road trip with a win against the top team in the Pacific Division. Impressed with the team defense against a speedy team as Tucson?
Head Coach Mike Stothers: Great, gutsy win against a very good and fast Tucson hockey team. We liked the way we responded after a demoralizing loss vs. San Diego at home before we left for this road trip. It showed the good character of our teams make up.

ORI: You must have been happy with the start. Two goals off the hop to quiet an anxious Tucson team and crowd on Teddy Bear Toss Night.
Stothers: It’s always nice to get a lead, but the focus was to play the full 60 minutes. We lagged a bit in the second period because we hung onto pucks too long or didn’t advance the puck deep enough behind their defense. That’s a quick team and they put a lot of pressure on us. Soupy (goalie Jack Campbell) was a wall for us and we weathered the storm.

ORI: The line of Luff, Sutter and Hensick have found a fun chemistry together lately. Four points across the three of them tonight (I give Sutter an assist for the screen on Hensick’s first goal). What has worked well for this group?
Stothers: It’s a line that has a little bit of everything. Henner (Hensick) supplies the speed, Luffer (Luff) the toughness and Sutts (Sutter) the silky hands of a play-maker. That line is a coach’s dream.

Kurtis MacDermid

#56 | 6′ 5″ | 233 lb | Age: 23

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


MacDermid was signed by the Kings as an unrestricted free agent on Sept. 12, 2012.

Michael Amadio

#52 | 6′ 1″ | 204 lb | Age: 21

Born: May 13, 1996
Birthplace: Sault Ste. Marie, ON, CAN
Position: C
Handedness: Right


Amadio was selected by the Kings in the third round (90th overall) in the 2014 NHL Draft.

Alex Lintuniemi

#10 | 6′ 3″ | 214 lb | Age: 21

Born: DOB: 9/23/1995
Position: D


Lintuniemi played in 27 games for the HIFK U18 team in Helsinki at 15-years-old, as well as seven games with the Finland U16 team. He made his professional hockey debut with the Monarchs in 2015, and has since begun playing for the 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.