Game 4: Reign 4, Gulls 3 (OT) + postgame notes/video

Ontario Reign 4, San Diego Gulls 3 (OT)
Final (Reign lead best-of-7 series, 3-1)

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SOG: ONT – 37; SD – 28
PP: ONT – 0/1; SD – 1/5

First Period
No scoring

Second Period
1) SD PPG – Shea Theodore (2) (Chris Mueller, Stefan Noesen), 7:21

Third Period
2) ONT – Nic Dowd (3) (Kevin Gravel), 3:47
3) SD – Chris Mueller (3) (Kyle MacKinnon, Brandon Montour), 11:02
4) ONT – Adrian Kempe (3) (Kurtis MacDermid), 12:04
5) ONT – Adrian Kempe (4) (Nic Dowd), 13:54
6) SD – Chris Mueller (4) (Andy Welinski), 14:06

7) ONT – Mike Amadio (1) (Kevin Gravel, Sean Backman), 6:29

(1) Ontario Reign vs. (2) San Diego Gulls
Friday, May 13, 2016, 7:05 p.m. PT
Valley View Casino Center, San Diego, CA
Referees: #10 Terry Koharski, #44 Kendrick Nicholson
Linesmen: #87 Devin Berg, #85 Steve Walsh
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ONT starters: G Peter Budaj, D Vincent LoVerde, D Kurtis MacDermid, LW Michael Mersch, C Adrian Kempe, RW Justin Auger
ONT scratches: F Brett Sutter, F Jonny Brodzinski, F Matt Leitner, G Jack Flinn, D Nick Ebert, D Kevin Raine, D Alex Lintuniemi, D Paul LaDue, F Sam Herr

SD starters: G Matt Hackett, D Brian Cooper, D Shea Theodore, LW Antoine Laganiere, C Matt Bailey, RW Corey Tropp
SD scratches: G Kevin Boyle, G Dustin Tokarski, G Anton Khudobin, D Martin Gernat, D Keaton Thompson, D Shane O’Brien, D Joe Piskula, F Brian McGrattan, F Nic Kerdiles, F Mike Sgarbossa, D Andrew O’Brien, F Kenny Ryan, F Tim Jackman, F Tyler Morley, F Kevin Roy, F Deven Sideroff, D Marcus Pettersson, F Nick Sorensen, D Jacob Larsson


–Full highlights below:

–Mike Amadio scores in overtime after the puck bounces to him off the end boards after wide shot by Kevin Gravel:

–A look at both of Adrian Kempe’s goals in the third period:

–Nic Dowd scores 3:47 into the third period to tie the game at 1:

–San Diego thought it had scored a power play goal with 5:21 to go in the first period, but Brandon Montour’s goal was overturned when the officials ruled the puck went through the outside of the goal netting. Here’s a great look of the play:


–The Reign improved to 2-0 in overtime games and 6-2 overall in the playoffs. The Gulls dropped to 4-2-2-0.

–By scoring two goals, Adrian Kempe leads the Reign in playoff goals with 4. It was also his second two-goal game of the postseason. His five playoff points trail only Nic Dowd, who leads the team with eight (3 goals, 5 assists).

–The Reign’s penalty kill allowed one goal and is now 23-for-25 on the penalty kill this posteason.

–Peter Budaj made 25 saves and improved to 6-2 in postseason play.

–Mike Amadio’s overtime winner was his first pro goal of his career, and it came on his 20th birthday.

–Gulls defenseman Stu Bickel left the game late in the third period with a lower body injury and did not return.

–San Diego goalie Anton Khudobin has been taking shots this week, but Ryan Faragher still backing up Matt Hackett for now. Khudobin has not dressed since suffering an injury in Game 4 of San Diego’s first round series against Texas.

–There was a new look up front for Ontario. Here’s how they aligned in line rushes:

Adrian Kempe – Nic Dowd – Joel Lowry
Michael Mersch – Mike Amadio – Sean Backman
Jordan Samuels-Thomas – Andrew Crescenzi – Justin Auger
Ryan Horvat – Kris Newbury – Paul Bissonnette

Kurtis MacDermid – Vincent LoVerde
Derek Forbort – Kevin Gravel
Jeff Schultz – Zach Leslie

–Jonny Brodzinski was out for another game due to injury and did not take the ice for warmups. Brodzinski, who has not played in this series, was skating in red on the team’s top line in Wednesday’s practice and was scheduled to visit with team doctors on Thursday.

–How the Gulls lined up:

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