April 8: Reign 4, Condors 1 + postgame notes/video

Ontario Reign 4, Bakersfield Condors 1
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SOG: ONT – 35; BAK – 31
PP: ONT – 0/1; BAK – 1/1

First Period
1) BAK PPG – Brad Hunt (12) (Joshua Winquist, Marc-Olivier Roy), 19:57

Second Period
2) ONT – Brett Sutter (9) (Michael Mersch, Derek Forbort), 10:27

Third Period
3) ONT – Justin Auger (18) (Joel Lowry, Kris Newbury), 7:10
4) ONT – Joel Lowry (3) (Andrew Crescenzi, Kurtis MacDermid), 12:24
5) ONT ENG – Joel Lowry (4) (Kris Newbury, Justin Auger), 18:34

Ontario Reign (41-18-4-1, .680 win %) vs. Bakersfield Condors (28-26-7-2, .516)
Friday, April 8, 2016, 7 p.m. PT
Citizens Business Bank Arena, Ontario, CA
Referee: #17 Peter Tarnaris
Linesmen: #81 Tanner Nua, #3 Mike Voyer
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ONT starters: G Peter Budaj, D Derek Forbort, D Zach Leslie, LW Joel Lowry, C Kris Newbury, RW Justin Auger
ONT scratches: D Vincent LoVerde, F Paul Bissonnette, F Ryan Horvat, D Damir Sharipzyanov, F Jordan Samuels-Thomas

BAK starters: G Ty Rimmer, D Caleb Jones, D Joey LaLeggia, LW Marc-Olivier Roy, C Kyle Platzer, RW Josh Currie
BAK scratches: F Tyler Pitlick, F Ryan Hamilton, F Joey Benik, D Nick Pageau, D Colton Waltz, F Rob Klinkhammer

Also …

–The game was the last regular season home game for Ontario and they improved to 7-4-0-0 against Bakersfield.

–Goalie Peter Budaj earned his 40th victory of the season (a day after Kings goalie Jonathan Quick also earned his 40th in a 2-1 win over Anaheim) stopping 30 shots. According to the league’s communication deptarment, only one AHL goalie in the last 50 years (Ryan Miller, 2004-05) has won 40-plus games in a single season.

–With two assists, Kris Newbury now has four points in his last three games.

–Joel Lowry picked up his first multi-point and multi-goal game of the season with two goals and one assist.

–The line of Michael Mersch, Brett Sutter and Jonny Brodzinski had 16 of the Reign’s 35 shots on goal.

–The Condors went up 1-0 with 2.2 seconds left in the first period on a power play goal by Brad Hunt (video courtesy of Sheng Peng):

–Brett Sutter scores his ninth of the season on a great individual effort to tie the game in the second period:

–Joel Lowry sets up Justin Auger as the Reign take the lead 7:10 into the third period:

–And Lowry connects from the right circle for his first of two goals on the night, the second being an empty-netter:

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