Ontario Reign 4 (5-7-0-1) vs. San Jose Barracuda 1 (6-7-0-1)
Sunday, November 19, 2017, 3:00 p.m. PT
SAP Center in San Jose, CA
Referees: Peter Tarnaris (#17), Stephen Thomson (#15)
Linesmen: Matthew Jolliff (#58), Brett Martin (#37)
– Puck is down for 3rd period. @ontarioreign and @sjbarracuda tied 1-1. SJ leads in shots 30-18
– ONT starts 3rd period on PP. Helewka called for high sticking right at the end of the 2nd period.
– ONT Goal: Mike Mersch deflects Kevin Gravel shot from point past Grosenick 1:22 into 3rd. PP goal for ONT. ONT goes up 2-1.
– SJ approaching a new season-high in shots. 39 on 10/27 at San Antonio. Currently with 35 as they push back from ONT goal. 2-1 ONT 14:56 left in 3rd.
– Helewka just misses blocker side on Petersen. 13:15 left in 3rd. 2-1 ONT. Luff and Mersch with goals. Both off deflections from point shots.
– Mersch intercepts SJ clearing attempt and sets up Amadio with great pass. Deflects out of play. 2-1 ONT with 10:51 left in 3rd.
– ONT keeping SJ to the outside. Barracuda still picking up shots. Now 38-24 their favor. ONT up 2-1 with 9:35 left in 3rd period.
– Mersch-Amadio-Auger unit creating some noise. Forces SJ to take multiple icings. #setupabakery #idontgetthat
– ONT Goal: Matt Luff carries out of his own zone, 2on1 with Sutter, but keeps the puck and rips it past Grosenick. 7:50 left in 3rd.
– Paul LaDue and TJ Hensick with assists on Luff’s second goal of the game. Now all of Luff’s 1st 3 pro goals have come vs. SJ.
– ONT Penalty: Sam Herr creates some interference on the backcheck to give SJ their second PP of game. 3-1 ONT with 6:18 left in 3rd.
– Strong PK for ONT. Back to full strength. 4:00 to go in 3rd with ONT up 3-1. Luff with 2g, LaDue 2a. Petersen with 38 saves at the moment
– ONT Goal: Crescenzi clears puck high of glass and takes perfect angle into open net. SJ just pulled Grosenick. 4-1 ONT with 2:24 left.
– That’s the game. Luff’s 2 goals, LaDue’s 2 assists and Petersen’s 39 saves send ONT over SJ 4-1.
– Puck is down for the 2nd period. Balcers and Sorensen get together for a great give-and-go seconds in. Good start for SJ. 1-1 58 seconds in.
– Auger rings the post of the rush. SJ clears and turns it over. Sutter sent on a breakaway denied by the right pad of Grosenick. Close one for ONT. 1-1 with 17:45 left in 2nd.
– Walker with another quality break on Grosenick and stopped by blocker. Had a 2on1 before Luff fell. 13:37 left in 2nd. 1-1
– SJ currently with 8-3 shot advantage in the 2nd period. Sitting on 1-1 contest with 12:49 left.
– ONT catches a break on quick whistle. McCarthy cuts accross Petersen who makes a split save. Puck loose and Helewka smacks at it, but play blown dead. 11:33 left in 2nd. 1-1
– SJ forecheck on display in 2nd period. Forcing turnovers off of dumps below Petersen. Keep ONT on heels. 8:15 left in 1-1 contest.
– ONT battling puck and passes. Passes JUUUUSSSST a bit of target. 4-5 missed opportunities in last 5 minutes. 5:49 left in 2nd period. 1-1 game.
– Penalties: ONT’s Walker and SJ’s Sorensen called for slashing. 4on4 hockey.
– 4on4 quietly comes to a close.3:36 left in 2nd of 1-1 game.
– Jon Martin leads 2on1 for SJ, but good stick placement by Zac Leslie breaks it all up. We still sit on 1-1 setting. Late second period.
– Shots now 11-5 SJ in the second period. SJ defense and ONT misfortunes locking down in middle stanza. 2:08 to go in 2nd. 1-1
– ONT Penalty: Kevin Gravel trips up Adam Helewka to send SJ on their first PP.
– Cal Petersen snares quality looks on the SJ power play. 19.2 sec left in 2nd period and 11 ticks on PP. 1-1 game.
– Power play and period come to a close. Still locked 1-1. SJ holds ONT to just 5 shots on goal.
– Puck is down in San Jose. Reign close a three-game road trip this afternoon.
– ONT Goal: Matt Luff deflects in his second goal of the season off a Matt Roy drive 2:16 into the contest. ONT heard Stothers’ “shoot the puck” message.
– SJ responding well since ONT goal. Pushed five shots towards Petersen and created traffic. 1-0 ONT with 12:59 left in 1st.
– SJ Goal: Jon Martin sends the puck past Petersen short side under the glove. Fired from bottom of left circle. 1-1 with 12:39 left in 1st.
– Sean Walker with a fantastic outside-inside move in the neutral zone gives quality look on Grosenick. SJ counters with chip on Petersen and forces a split stop in goal-mouth scramble. 1-1 with 8:00 left in 1st.
– SJ continues to pressure. Doubling ONT in shots 12-6.
– SJ Penalty: Slashing given to Tim Clifton after attempting to slow up Boko Imama’s bid. ONT goes on 1st PP of contest. 1-1 with 5:50 left in 1st.
– ONT spends all of first 1:02 of the PP in the offensive zone. SJ keeping everything to the outside. 1-1 w/ 4:48 left in 1st period.
– ONT PP comes to a close. Clifton back on the ice. 1-1 contest w/ 3:28 left in 1st.
– SJ Penalty: Cavan Fitzgerald called for a hook along the boards. ONT back on the PP. Nearly back-to-back chances.
– ONT continues to fire away. Mersch screening, but Grosenick holds tight. 55 sec left on 2nd ONT PP. 2:02 to go in 1st. 1-1
– SJ kills off ONT PP. Last min of 1st period. 1-1.
– End of 1st: ONT and SJ locked 1-1. Luff grabs his 2nd goal of season for ONT. Shots 14-13 for SJ
— Joey Zakrzewski (@ReignInsider) November 19, 2017