Game 2: Barracuda 3, Reign 2 + postgame notes/video

San Jose Barracuda 3, Ontario Reign 2
Final (Best-of-5 series tied 1-1)

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SOG: ONT – 36; SJ – 15
PP: ONT – 0/4; SJ – 0/1

First Period
No scoring

Second Period
1) SJ – Ryan Carpenter (1) (Joakim Ryan), 3:58
2) SJ – Bryan Lerg (1) (Joakim Ryan, Aaron Dell), 13:37

Third Period
3) ONT – Kurtis MacDermid (2) (Joel Lowry, Paul Bissonnette), 2:40
4) SJ – Nikolay Goldobin (1) (Jeremy Langlois, Joakim Ryan), 8:23
5) ONT – Jonny Brodzinski (2) (Nic Dowd, Kevin Gravel), 19:25

(1) Ontario Reign vs. (4) San Jose Barracuda
Saturday, April 23, 2016, 7:30 p.m. PT
SAP Center, San Jose, CA
Referee: #43 Tom Chmielewski, #23 Chris Schlenker
Linesmen: #64 Brandon Gawryletz, #81 Tanner Nua
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ONT starters: G Peter Budaj, D Vincent LoVerde, D Kurtis MacDermid, LW Michael Mersch, D Nic Dowd, RW Sean Backman
ONT scratches: F Ryan Horvat, D Kevin Raine, D Zach Leslie, F Mike Amadio, F Spencer Watson, F Sam Herr, D Damir Sharipzyanov, F Matt Schmalz, G Jack Flinn

SJ starters: G Aaron Dell, D Gus Young, D Joakim Ryan, LW Barclay Goodrow, C Ryan Carpenter, RW Scott Timmins
SJ scratches: F Raffi Torres, F Petter Emanuelsson, F Daniel Doremus, D Michael Brodzinski, F Alex Gallant, F Frazer McLaren

Notes and video

–Andrew Crescenzi left the game midway through the first period and did not return.

–San Jose goalie Aaron Dell stops Jonny Brodzinski on a breakaway in the first period:

–Ryan Carpenter opens the scoring in the second period as he’s credited with a tip of a Joakim Ryan shot after Reign defenseman Kurtis MacDermid gives the puck away on breakout (goal was originally credited to Scott Timmins):

–Barracuda captain Bryan Lerg powers around Derek Forbort along the right wall and drives to the net to beat Peter Budaj:

–MacDermid scores his second of the postseason to cut San Jose’s lead to 2-1 early in the third period off a pass from Joel Lowry to give the Reign some life:

–Nikolay Goldobin gets San Jose’s two-goal lead back by finishing a nice feed from Ryan:

–Brodzinski scores with just over 30 seconds left in regulation with Budaj pulled on a backhanded pass from Nic Dowd:

–The Reign aligned as such at the beginning of the game prior to Crescenzi leaving the game:
Michael Mersch – Nic Dowd – Sean Backman
Adrian Kempe – Brett Sutter – Jonny Brodzinski
Jordan Samuels-Thomas – Kris Newbury – Justin Auger
Joel Lowry – Andrew Crescenzi – Paul Bissonnette

Vincent LoVerde – Kurtis MacDermid
Jeff Schultz – Nick Ebert
Derek Forbort – Kevin Gravel

–Dell has two assists in the series and finished with 34 saves.

–The Reign went 0-for-4 on the power play and are now 0-for-6 in the series. Their penalty kill went 1-for-1 to improve to 5-for-5 in the series.

–Mersch, Brodzinski and Samuels-Thomas each had five shots on goal. San Jose as a team finished with 15.

–Rookies Brodzinski and MacDermid are the only Reign goal scorers in this series, each scoring in Games 1 and 2. San Jose’s Ryan assisted on all three goals and leads the series with three points.

–Kevin Gravel played in his first Reign game since April 2 and earned an assist on Brodzinski’s late third period goal. Gravel was reassigned to Ontario from the Los Angeles Kings on Saturday.

–Games 3 and 4 will be played in Ontario next week on Thursday and Friday at 7 p.m.

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