Game 4: Reign 4, San Diego 1 + postgame notes/video - LA Kings Insider

Ontario Reign 4, San Diego Gulls 1
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Ontario Reign (2-2-0-0) at San Diego Gulls (2-2-0-0)
Calder Cup Playoffs: Best-of-5 series tied, 2-2
Monday, May 1, 2017, 7 p.m. PT
Citizens Business Bank Arena, Ontario, CA
Referees: #10 Terry Koharski, #48 Chris Schlenker
Linesmen: #53 Bevan Mills, #81 Tanner Nua

ONT starters: G Jack Campbell, D Kurtis MacDermid, D Paul LaDue, LW Justin Auger, C T.J. Hensick, RW Jonny Brodzinski
ONT scratches: G Jack Flinn, D Damir Sharipzianov, D Matt Roy, F Keegan Iverson, F Philippe Maillet, D Rob Scuderi, F Paul Bissonnette, F Andrew Crescenzi, F Matt Luff, F Devin Setoguchi, D Chaz Reddekopp, F Justin Gutierrez, D Zach Trotman

SD starters: G Jhonas Enroth, D Brian Cooper, D Jaycob Megna, LW Antoine Laganiere, C Kalle Kossila, RW Nick Sorensen
SD scratches: G Matt Hackett, G Kevin Boyle G Agnus Redmond, D Stu Bickel, D James Melindy, F Kyle MacKinnon, F Corey Tropp, F Ryan Garbutt, F Emerson Etem, F Tyler Morley, F Nick Tarnasky, F Tyler Soy, F Mitch Hults, F Austin Ortega, F Zac Larraza, F Deven Sideroff, F Giovanni Fiore, F Austen Brassard

SOG: ONT 35, SD 22
PP: ONT 0/2, SD 1/2

FIRST PERIOD
No scoring

SECOND PERIOD
1) ONT – Justin Auger (1) (Jonny Brodzinski, T.J. Hensick), 5:16
2) SD PPG – Keaton Thompson (1) (Spencer Abbott, Kevin Roy), 18:47

THIRD PERIOD
3) ONT – Paul LaDue (1) (T.J. Hensick, Justin Auger), 3:30
4) ONT – Justin Auger (2) (Michael Mersch, Cameron Schilling), 15:57
5) ONT ENG – T.J. Hensick (2) (Teddy Purcell, Michael Mersch), 18:06

POSTGAME NOTES

–The Reign have won Game 4 to tie the best-of-5 series at 2 and also force a winner-take-all Game 5 on Tuesday at 7 p.m. in San Diego.

–Justin Auger had two goals and an assist for a breakthrough game and his first points of the playoffs.

–T.J. Hensick had three points (an empty-netter and two assists) and now has a two goals and three assists in the series. His five points lead the series.

–Michael Mersch had two assists for his first multi-point game of the postseason.

–Defenseman Paul LaDue was credited with the game-winning goal in just his second game back from an undisclosed injury.

–The Reign held San Diego to 22 shots on goal, their lowest of the series.

–With the win, the Reign have yet to lose three consecutive games all season.

–Goalie Jack Campbell made 21 saves on 22 shots and is now 2-2-0 in the series. The Gulls’ Jhonas Enroth countered with 31 saves on 34 shots to drop to 2-2-0.

–The Reign outshot San Diego 35-31. For a second straight game Mersch had the game-high for SOG between both teams with eight.

VIDEO

PREGAME NOTES

Full morning skate notes were posted earlier today which include topics like: The Reign’s mindset going into a do-or-die scenario, forward Philippe Maillet being out of the lineup, and more. There were no line rushes during morning skate so there will be a better idea of Ontario’s lineup during warmups.

–Here’s how the Reign aligned in rushes with more new looks up front. D pairings are the same from Game 3:

Justin Auger – T.J. Hensick – Jonny Brodzinski
Brett Sutter – Mike Amadio – Teddy Purcell
Michael Mersch – Adrian Kempe – Sean Backman
Joel Lowry – Patrick Bjorkstrand – Sam Herr

Cameron Schilling – Vincent LoVerde
Kurtis MacDermid – Paul LaDue
Alex Lintuniemi – Zac Leslie

–San Diego’s lines for tonight:

–Shortly before 5:30 p.m. PT, the Ducks announced that they reassigned forward Nic Kerdiles back to the Gulls. He’s expected to be eligible for tonight’s game. Both Kerdiles and Ondrej Kase were recalled by the Ducks on Sunday morning prior to Anaheim’s Game 3 in Edmonton.

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Kurtis MacDermid

#56 | 6′ 5″ | 233 lb | Age: 23

Born: March 25, 1994
Birthplace: Sauble Beach, ON, CAN
Position: D
Handedness: Left

Bio

MacDermid was signed by the Kings as an unrestricted free agent on Sept. 12, 2012.
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Michael Amadio

#52 | 6′ 1″ | 204 lb | Age: 21

Born: May 13, 1996
Birthplace: Sault Ste. Marie, ON, CAN
Position: C
Handedness: Right

Bio

Amadio was selected by the Kings in the third round (90th overall) in the 2014 NHL Draft.
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Alex Lintuniemi

#10 | 6′ 3″ | 214 lb | Age: 21

Born: DOB: 9/23/1995
Birthplace: HELSINKI, FINLAND
Position: D

Bio

Lintuniemi played in 27 games for the HIFK U18 team in Helsinki at 15-years-old, as well as seven games with the Finland U16 team. He made his professional hockey debut with the Monarchs in 2015, and has since begun playing for the Reign.
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Brett Sutter

#07 | 6′ 0″ | 192 lb | Age: 29

Born: 6/2/1987
Birthplace: CALGARY, AB
Position: C

Bio

Drafted in 2005 by the Calgary Flames, Sutter was traded to the Reign in 2016. He is the son of LA Kings head couch Darryl Sutter, and the eighth member of the Sutter family to play in the NHL.
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