Live Blog: Reign vs. Barracuda – 11/24/17

Ontario Reign 3 (7-7-0-1) vs. San Jose Barracuda 0 (7-8-0-1)
Game #15
Friday, November 24, 2017, 7 p.m. PT
Citizens Business Bank Arena
Referees: Stephen Reneau, Jeremy Tufts
Linesmen: Neil Campbell, J.M. McNulty
Box Score

3rd Period:
– ONT Goal: Stepan Falkovsky opens the scoring 2 min into 3rd period and breaks scoreless tie. Walker and Crescenzi pick up assists.
– ONT Goal: Brett Sutter cashes in on a 4on2 rush with Matt Luff at 4:25. 2-0 ONT in a flash to begin the 3rd period.
– ONT Goal: The levy breaks on the SJ defense. Amadio finds Auger on a 2on1 to make it 3-0 ONT midway through the third period. Was 0-0 at start of frame.
– ONT continues to pepper the Barracuda. 3-0 lead with 6:56 left in 3rd. Falkovsky, Sutter and Auger the goals so far.
– 1:35 left in game. ONT up 3-0.
– Cal Petersen picks up his 2nd shutout of the season with 23 saves in 3-0 win over San Jose. Falkovsky with GWG. Sutter and Auger add goals. ONT to .500 now. Jump up to 5th in Pacific.

2nd Period:
– Puck is down for the 2nd period. 0-0 contest between @ontarioreign and @sjbarracuda. Shots 10-6 for ONT
– Stepan Falkovsky delivers massive hit on Balcers. Needs medical attention on bench. ONT PK comes to a close. LaDue out and sets up Amadio for golden look. Big stop. 0-0 with 14:49 to go in 2nd.
-Cal Petersen denies his second point-blank 2on1 look to keep it 0-0 for ONT. 12:26 left in 2nd. Shots 13-9 for ONT.
– Herr-Maillet-Ward opening eyes so far tonight. Created 3-4 quality looks. Stothers giving more ice time. 8:12 left in 2nd period. 0-0
– 4on4 hockey as Falkovsky and Martin take a seat for roughing. 0-0 in final moments of 2nd period.
– 2nd period closes. Still 0-0 with ONT holding shots 7-13. Both sides with 7 shots in the 2nd period.

1st Period:
– ONT pushing the pace in the early goings. Forced two shots on young goalie Gahagen. No shots for SJ just yet. 0-0 with 13:59 to go in 1st
– SJ able to settle the early ONT push. Gahagen and Petersen standing tall. 0-0 with 6:48 left in 1st.
– Leslie mishandles the puck and Archambault off on a breakaway. Denied by Petersen. 4:27 left in 1st. 0-0
– 1 min left in 1st period. 0-0. Recap: Puck drops. *blinked* Period over. Shots 10-6 ONT
– 1st period comes to a close. 0-0 set. 10-6 shots in favor of ONT.
– ONT Penalty: Paul LaDue flagged for tripping. SJ receives first PP of the contest. 0-0 with 17;29 left in 2nd period.

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