San Diego Gulls 2, Ontario Reign 1 (OT)
SOG: ONT – 36; SD – 20
PP: ONT – 0/4; SD – 0/2
1) SD – Nic Kerdiles (12) (Brandon Montour, Jaycob Megna), 4:07
2) ONT – Adrian Kempe (9) (unassisted), 7:45
3) SD – Mike Sgarbossa (14) (Brandon Montour, Joseph Cramarossa), 3:42
Ontario Reign (34-14-3-1) vs San Diego Gulls (30-20-2-2)
Saturday, March 12, 2016, 6 p.m. PT
Citizens Business Bank Arena, Ontario, CA
Referee: #89 Zac Wiebe
Linesmen: #96 Michael McBain, #24 J.M. McNully
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ONT starters: G Peter Budaj, D Vincent LoVerde, D Kurtis MacDermid, LW Michael Mersch, C Nic Dowd, RW Sean Backman
ONT scratches: D Kevin Raine, D Zach Leslie, F Paul Bissonnette, F Matt Leitner
SD starters: G Anton Khudobin, D Brandon Montour, D Jaycob Megna, LW Nic Kerdiles, C Chris Mueller, RW Stefan Noesen
SD scratches: F Kyle MacKinnon, F Antoine Laganiere, F Kenny Ryan, F Matt Berry, F Tim Jackman
–Adrian Kempe returned to the lineup after missing four games with an upper-body injury and scored for the first time since Jan. 8 against Stockton, collecting his ninth goal of the season.
–Peter Budaj suffered his fourth overtime loss of the season.
–The Reign picked up one point and saw their magic number to get into the playoffs lower to 15 points with 15 games remaining. Their winning percentage of .689 leads the Western Conference.
–The Reign dropped to 3-4-1-1 in head-to-head matchups with the Gulls. The teams will meet three more times, including a back-to-back in San Diego to end the regular season on April 15th and 16th.
–San Diego has points in 10 straight games with a 8-0-1-1 record and continues to sit at third in the Pacific Division with a winning percentage of .600 with 13 games left.
–Brandon Montour, San Diego’s rookie points leader (9-36=45), assisted on both goals.