Ontario Reign 2, Bakersfield Condors 1
SOG: ONT 35, BAK 27
PP: ONT 0/1, BAK 0/2
ONT starters: G Jack Campbell, D Kurtis MacDermid, D Tom Gilbert, LW Sam Herr, C Andrew Crescenzi, RW Sean Backman
BAK starters: G Jonas Gustavsson, D Mark Fayne, D Jordan Oesterle, LW Joey LaLeggia, C Josh Currie, RW Taylor Beck
1) ONT – Mike Amadio (9) (Zac Leslie), :37
2) ONT – Patrick Bjorkstrand (5) (Daniel Ciampini, Mike Amadio), 11:17
3) BAK – Jesse Puljujarvi (Iiro Pakarinen), 1:44
–With the win the Reign improved to 24-10-8-0 (.667 winning percentage) on the season but remain in second place in the Pacific Division behind San Jose (.675), which defeated San Diego 2-1 earlier in the evening.
–The Reign came into the game on back-to-back losses but managed to avoid a losing streak. They’ve lost three games in a row just twice this season, back in the opening months of October and early November.
–The Reign improved to 5-0-1-0 this season against the Condors, who dropped to 19-18-4-1 overall.
–Forward Patrick Bjorkstrand scored his fifth goal of the season in his 19th game.
–The Reign improved to 11-3-1-0 when leading after one period and 17-0-2-0 when leading after two.
–Mike Amadio had a goal and an assist for his sixth multi-point game of the season. The rookie center now has four points in the last three games (2 G, 2 A).
–Ontario outshot the Condors, 35-27. Justin Auger finished tied for a game-high five shots on goal.
–Goalie Jack Campbell made his 27th straight start and stopped 26 shots to improve to 21-7-5 on the season. It was the sixth time this season he’s allowed one goal or less.
–Here’s how the Reign appeared in line rushes:
Brett Sutter – Mike Amadio – Jonny Brodzinski
Adrian Kempe – T.J. Hensick – Justin Auger
Sam Herr – Andrew Crescenzi – Sean Backman
Patrick Bjorkstrand – Quentin Shore – Daniel Ciampini
Damir Sharipzianov – Vincent LoVerde
Kurtis MacDermid – Tom Gilbert
Cameron Schilling – Zac Leslie
–Forward Quentin Shore, brother of Kings forward Nick Shore, will make his AHL debut tonight. He’ll center the team’s fourth line and wear No. 24.
–Scratched tonight: D Alex Lintuniemi (injured), D Rob Scuderi, F Teddy Purcell (injured), F Paul Bissonnette (injured), D Alexx Privitera, F Michael Mersch (injured), F Joel Lowry (injured), F Miles Koules and D Zach Trotman (injured).
–Goalie Jack Campbell was first off the ice at morning skate and is expected to make his 27th start in a row. He’s 4-0-1-0 against Bakersfield this season and comes in after losing back-to-back games last weekend. Campbell has yet to lose three games in a row this season.