April 9: Reign 4, Condors 2 + postgame notes/video

Ontario Reign 4, Bakersfield Condors 2

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Box Score

SOG: ONT – 44; BAK – 33
PP: ONT – 1/5; BAK – 0/4

First Period
1) BAK – Josh Currie (8) (Marc-Olivier Roy, Dillon Simpson), 4:12
2) ONT – Justin Auger (19) (Kris Newbury, Joel Lowry), 15:48

Second Period
3) BAK – Philip McRae (6) (Marc-Olivier Roy, Josh Currie), 1:12
4) ONT PPG – Adrian Kempe (11) (Derek Forbort, Jonny Brodzinski), 6:04

Third Period
5) ONT – Jonny Brodzinski (15) (Nick Ebert), 1:21
6) ONT ENG – Kris Newbury (9) (unassisted), 19:01

Ontario Reign (42-18-4-1, .685 win %) vs. Bakersfield Condors (28-27-7-2, .508)
Saturday, April 9, 2016, 7 p.m. PT
Rabobank Arena, Bakersfield, CA
Referee: #17 Peter Tarnaris
Linesmen: #23 Adam Bell, #24 J.M. McNulty
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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, F Matt Schmalz, D Damir Sharipzyanov

BAK starters: G Ty Rimmer, D Ben Betker, D David Musil, LW Marc-Olivier Roy, C Josh Currie, RW Kyle Platzer
BAK scratches: F Tyler Pitlick, F Ryan Hamilton, D Nick Pageau, D Colton Waltz, F Rob Klinkhammer, F Mitch Moroz


–The Reign won their fourth straight game and improved to 43-18-4-1 and won the 12-game regular season series against the Condors with an 8-4-0-0 difference.

–Adrian Kempe’s power play goal was his first goal since March 16, breaking a 10-game scoring drought.

–Kris Newbury registered a goal (ENG) and an assist to extend his point streak to four games (2 G, 4 A).

–Justin Auger put together a nice weekend in the home-and-home against Bakersfield with goals in both games and three points total.

–Jonny Brodzinski’s one goal, one assist performance was his fourth multi-point game of the season.

–Peter Budaj won his AHL-leading 41st game in his 59th start, making 31 saves.

Video recap

–Josh Currie keeps the puck on a 2-on-1 and opens the scoring in the first period by beating Peter Budaj cleanly (video courtesy of Sheng Peng):

–Justin Auger eludes two Condors and then beats goalie Ty Rimmer to tie the game at 1:

–Just 1:12 into the second period the Condors take advantage as the Reign can’t get the puck out of their own zone:

–After going 0-for-3 on their first power play tries, Adrian Kempe beats Ty Rimmer five hole on the fourth attempt to tie the game at 2:

–Jonny Brodzinski finds the puck in the high slot and rips it high by Rimmer for his 15th of the year to give the Reign their first lead of the game 1:21 into the third:

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