Live Blog: Reign at Barracuda – 11/18/17

Ontario Reign  0 (4-7-0-1) vs. San Jose Barracuda  1 (6-6-0-1)
Game #12
Saturday, November 18, 2017, 1:15 p.m. PT
SAP Center in San Jose, CA
Referee: Peter Tarnaris (#17), Stephen Thomson (#15)
Linesman: Matthew Jolliff (#58), Brett Martin (#37)

Box Score

3rd Period:
– Puck is down for the 3rd period. ONT trails 1-0 to SJ. Lead in shots 21-20.
– ONT having tough time with passes. In skates or reaching ahead. 2 min gone in 3rd period and time to adjust. 1-0 SJ
– Chaos in the ONT crease. Campbell with pad stop, but handful of skaters crash in. ONT clear and reset. SJ tilting the ice. 1-0 SJ with 16:45 left in 3rd.
– Sorensen delivers healthy shoulder on Leslie. Sends on target and Campbell holds. Both teams picking up physical game. 14:51 left in 3rd period. 1-0 SJ
– Archambault take funny hit into Reign bench. Grabs arm/wrist and heads to SJ locker room. Awkward hit. 14:46 left in 3rd. 1-0 SJ
– Former ONT forward Jonny Brodzinski just scored his first NHL goal with Kings. Meanwhile, current @ontarioreign look to tie up contest at @sjbarracuda. Down 1-0 w/ 11:10 left in 3rd. SJ jumps out to 29-23 shot lead.
– Halfway point of 3rd period. Two teams locking down defensively. Not much room to work with.
– Dump and chase game. Both @ontarioreign and @sjbarracuda D doing a good job moving the puck and preventing good fore check. 1-0 SJ with 5:43 left.
– Offside call leads to final promo timeout. Shots 29-27 for SJ. 1-0 SJ lead. ONT looking to crack through. 5:16 left in 3rd.
– 90 seconds left. ONT down 1-0 to SJ
– SJ takes 1-0 victory. Jeremy Roy with only go. Defense on display today. Both teams register 31 shots. Bibeau with shutout for SJ

2nd Period:
– Puck is down for the 2nd period. SJ with 1:23 of PP to start frame. 0-0 score.
– Great pressure for SJ on the PP to start period. Campbell with saves in tight. Plenty of traffic. PP comes to a close. Both teams 0/1 and we still sit scoreless.
– SJ Goal: Jeremy Roy fires from right point and squeaks through legs of Campbell. Jon Martin screening. Tim Clifton with lone assist. 2:16 into 2nd period. 1-0 SJ.
– Reign responding well following goal against. Forcing puck well behind goal line and keeping SJ defense looking over shoulders. 1-0 SJ with 15:20 left in 2nd.
– Maillet with a nice tip on Bibeau, but the SJ keeper holds tight. Shots even at 15. SJ leads 1-0 with 12:25 to go in 2nd.
– ONT continues to create havoc in front of Bibeau. Almost TOO much traffic. Most shots hitting bodies/sticks. 1-0 SJ with 9:26 left in 2nd frame.
– Promo timeout with 7:27 to go in 2nd period. ONT continue to push the pace. Shots tied 18-18. SJ leads 1-0.
– Mersch and Hensick power shots on target. Mersch diving pokes Bibeau into net, but whistle comes quickly. 6:59 to go in 2nd.
– Leslie grabs great pass from Lintuniemi and another sliding stop from Bibeau. Timely saves. 4:28 to go in 2nd. 1-0 SJ
– ONT Penalty: 3:32 left in 2nd and newcomer Cory Ward takes a seat. 2nd PP for SJ. Both teams 0/1 so far.
– Campbell tap dancing with left and right pad saves at the tail end of the SJ power play. Ward is out. Remains 1-0 SJ lead with under a minute to go in 2nd.
– 2nd period comes to a close. SJ with late pressure and lead 1-0 after Roy goal. Shots 21-20 in favor of ONT.

1st Period:
– Opening moments controlled by San Jose. Shots deflect out of play off ONT sticks. SJ establishing time early.
– ONT newcomer Cory Ward showing some speed on his first shift. Out there with Devane and Luff. 0-0 with 16:55 left in 1st.
– Quiet start so far. SJ with 3 shots. ONT with 1 (from Sam Herr). 13:27 to go. 0-0 score.
– Hensick setups up Iverson with a golden chance between the faceoff circles, but SJ goalie Antoine Bibeau makes the sliding save. 0-0 with 12:13 to go in 1st.
– Balcers grabs a nice look in front of Campbell. Cuts to the middle from right wing for clean look. Left pad kick out. 7-3 shots for SJ. 8:58 left in 0-0 1st period.
– Poor SJ footing leads to Hensick breakaway, but Bibeau denies him with right pad. Hensick took the direct shot vs. making a move. Promo timeout. 8:34 left in 1st. 0-0
– Sam Herr having a noticeable frame. Has led multiple rushes into the offensive zone. With Auger and Sutter today. 0-0 with 7:29 to go in 1st.
– Sean Walker caught in a turnover spree at his own blue line. Leads to chance by SJ’s Helewka on top of the crease. Campbell holds tight. 5:27 left in 1st period. 0-0
– Spencer Watson draws first penalty. SJ’s Jacob Middleton flagged for hooking. 4:04 left in 1st period. 0-0
– Good pressure on the PP for ONT. Sutter, Walker, Mersch with quality looks. PP comes to a close and Middleton back out. 0-0 with 2:00 to go in 1st.
– Good net-front presence in the opening frame for ONT. Mersch and Sutter making a home. Sutter pushed on top of Bibeau. 49 sec left in scoreless first.
– ONT Penalty: Mike Amadio receives a slashing call while on the back check in his defensive zone. 1st PP for SJ. 39 sec left in 1st.
– Horn sounds to end 1st period. SJ with 1:23 left of PP time to start 2nd. 0-0 score w/ SJ leading in shots 12-10.

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