Western Conference Finals preview: Reign vs. Lake Erie

WESTERN CONFERENCE FINALS CALDER CUP PLAYOFF SCHEDULE
(1) Ontario Reign vs. (2) Lake Erie Monsters
Game 1: Saturday, May 21 – at Ontario, 8 p.m. PT
Game 2: Sunday, May 22 – at Ontario, 7 p.m. PT
Game 3: Tuesday, May 24 – at Lake Erie, 4 p.m. PT
Game 4: Thursday, May 26 – at Lake Erie, 4 p.m. PT
*Game 5 – Saturday, May 28 – at Lake Erie, 9 a.m. PT
*Game 6 – Tuesday, May 31 – at Ontario, 7 p.m. PT
*Game 7 – Wednesday, June 1 – at Ontario, 7 p.m. PT
*if necessary

HOW THEY GOT HERE
First round: Ontario def. San Jose 3-1 in best-of-5 series; Lake Erie def. Rockford 3-0
Division finals: Ontario def. San Diego 4-1 in best-of-7 series; Lake Erie def. Grand Rapids 4-2

AHL 2015-16 REGULAR SEASON TEAM RECORDS/STATS
Overall record: ONT – 44-19-4-1 (.684 winning percentage) / LE – 43-22-6-5 (.638)
Home record: ONT – 22-8-3-1 / LE – 25-8-1-4
Road record: ONT – 22-11-1-0 / LE – 18-14-5-1
Overtime record: ONT – 8-4; 0-1 (SO) / LE – 5-6; 2-5 (SO)
Record when scoring first: ONT – 32-7-2-1 / LE – 28-2-3-3
Power play percentage: ONT – 20th (16.0) / LE – t-16th (16.7)
Penalty kill percentage: ONT – 1st (88.7) / LE – t-5th (85.7)
Goals against per game: ONT – 1st (2.03) / LE – 3rd (2.47)
Goals for per game: ONT – t-15th (2.82) / LE – 21st (2.78)

AHL 2016 PLAYOFF TEAM RECORDS/STATS
Overall record: ONT – 7-2 (.778 winning percentage) / LE – 7-2 (.778)
Home record: ONT – 4-1 / LE – 3-1
Road record: ONT – 3-1 / LE – 4-1
Overtime record: ONT – 2-0 / LE – 2-0
Record when scoring first: ONT – 5-0 / LE – 4-2
Power play percentage: ONT – 10th (11.1) / LE – 1st (28.6)
Penalty kill percentage: ONT – 1st (93.1) / LE – 11th (82.5)
Goals against per game: ONT – 1st (1.89) / LE – 9th (2.89)
Goals for per game: ONT – 8th (2.67) / LE – 2nd (3.67)

REIGN 2015-16 REGULAR SEASON LEADERS
Points: Sean Backman (21G-34A=55)
Goals: Michael Mersch (24)
Assists: Sean Backman, Nic Dowd (34)
Plus/minus: Kurtis MacDermid (+24)
Penalties in minutes: Kurtis MacDermid (121)
Power play goals: Sean Backman (8)
Shorthanded goals: Justin Auger, Andrew Crescenzi (2)
Game-winning goals: Sean Backman (8)
Shots: Sean Backman (250)

REIGN 2016 PLAYOFF LEADERS (9GMS; 7-2)
Points: Nic Dowd (3G-5A=8)
Goals: Adrian Kempe (4)
Assists: Nic Dowd, Kevin Gravel (5)
Plus/minus: Justin Auger (+5)
Penalties in minutes: Kris Newbury (17)
Power play goals: Nic Dowd, Vincent LoVerde, Kris Newbury (1)
Shorthanded goals: Jeff Schultz (1)
Game-winning goals: Justin Auger (3)
Shots: Sean Backman (35)

LAKE ERIE 2015-16 REGULAR SEASON LEADERS
Points: T.J. Tynan (6G-40A=46)
Goals: Daniel Zaar (21)
Assists: T.J. Tynan (40)
Plus/minus: Jaime Sifers (+18)
Penalties in minutes: Oleg Yevenko (152)
Power play goals: Sonny Milano (6)
Shorthanded goals: Trent Vogelhuber, Manny Malhotra (3)
Game-winning goals: Michael Chaput (7)
Shots: Daniel Zaar (207)

LAKE ERIE 2016 PLAYOFF LEADERS (9GMS; 7-2)
Points: Zach Werenski (4G-6A=10)
Goals: Josh Anderson (5)
Assists: Alex Broadhurst (7)
Plus/minus: Zach Werenski (+6)
Penalties in minutes: Kerby Rychel (26)
Power play goals: Alex Broadhurst, Oliver Bjorkstrand (2)
Shorthanded goals: None
Game-winning goals: Zach Werenski, Daniel Zaar (2)
Shots: Oliver Bjorkstrand (29)

POTENTIAL GOALTENDING MATCHUP
(2015-16 REGULAR SEASON STATS)
ONT: Peter Budaj – Record: 42-14-1 / GAA: 1.75 / Sv%: .932 / SO: 9
LE: Joonas Korpisalo – Record: 8-8-2 / GAA: 2.36 / Sv%: .913 / SO: 2
(2016 PLAYOFF STATS)
ONT: Peter Budaj – Record: 7-2 / GAA: 1.73 / Sv%: .918 / SO: 0
LE: Joonas Korpisalo – Record: 6-2 / GAA: 2.96 / Sv%: .898 / SO: 0

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