Live Blog: Reign vs. Gulls – 12/1/17

Ontario Reign 2 (8-7-0-1) vs. San Diego Gulls 3 (7-10-1-0)
Game #17
Friday, December 1, 2017, 7 p.m. PT
Citizens Business Bank Arena
Referees: Terry Koharski, Chris Pontes
Linesmen: Michael McBain, James Parker
Box Score

3rd Period:
– 3rd period is underway at @CBBankArena and ONT FW Jamie Devane takes a penalty. SD to the PP for 3rd time. 1-1 contest early
– SD Goal: Fiore completes a 3on2 rush into the zone. Power play marker. 18:34 left in 3rd. 2-1 SD
– SD Penalty: Ryan White called for a slash to put ONT their 3rd PP. 14:24 left in 3rd period.
– PP quietly comes to a close for ONT. Trail 2-1 to SD with 11:59 left in 3rd period. PP quietly comes to a close for ONT. Trail 2-1 to SD with 11:59 left in 3rd period.
– ONT Penalty: Keegan Iverson a little TOOOO aggressive after the whistle. Crosschecking at 8:05. SD 1/2 on PP tonight. Lead 2-1.
– Hensick steals the puck and goes 1on1 with Berra. Denied by right pad. Best chance for ONT so far. Trail 2-1 with 9:10 left in 3rd period.
– ONT gets caught in the O zone. SD flips puck to center to find Carrick on breakaway. Gravel hustles back, dives, knocks goal off as Carrick gets shot. Goal or no? Officials review. 8:28 left in 3rd.
– Officials chat and say no goal. SD challenges and officials still say no goal. Stays 2-1 SD.
– ONT Penalty: Lintunniemi holds up Fehr on a potential breakaway. 4:30 left in regulation. ONT down 2-1.
– SD power play comes to a close. Herr nearly knocks puck into own/ONT net with crossing pass. 2-1 SD with 2:21 left.
– Petersen pulled. 90 seconds left. 2-1 SD
– ONT calls time out. Ozone face off with 1:22 left.
– SD hooks up Amadio on the attack. 6on4 for ONT with 30 seconds left
– ONT Goal: Gravel sends crowd into frenzy with PPG. Tie 2-2.
– SD Goal: Oh boy. SD’s Fiore scores with 2.8 seconds left. 3-2 win for SD

2nd Period:
– Puck is down for the 2nd period. 0-0 contest between ONT and SD.
– Good 1st shift for SD. Bouncing pucks in on Petersen.
– ONT Goal: Falkovsky’s shot goes off the glove of Berra from a distance and trickles into the net. Berra wants it back. 1-0 ONT early in the 2nd period.
SD Goal: Scott Sabourin sneaks around the ONT defense and places shot over glove of Petersen from right circle. 1-1 with 14:42 left in 2nd period.
– Penalties handed out for both sides. ONT-Imama and SD-Jordan Samuels-Thomas grab unsportsmanlike conducts. 13+ left in 2nd period. 1-1 game.
– ONT creates pair of odd-man rushes, but come away empty handed. Devane and Auger led their lines, but passes in skates & swatted away. 1-1 with 8:39 left in 2nd period.
– Strong offensive continue to build up for ONT. Doubling SD in shots 12-6 so far in 2nd period. 1-1 with 8:02 left.
– SD Penalty: Fiore flagged for elbowing at 11:58. 1st PP for ONT tonight.
– ONT worked extensively on PP during practice this week. Just 1 home PP goal this season. 7 total on the year (last in AHL)
– ONT firing from points into plenty of traffic, but all looks blocked/sent wide. PP comes to a close. 1-1 with 6:03 left in 2nd period.
– ONT controlling the pace. Now 17 shots on goal, but Berra coming up with timely saves. 1-1 with 1:40 left in 2nd period.
– 2nd period comes to a close. Falkovsky collects for ONT. Sabourin for . 1-1 contest at CBBA.

1st Period:
– ONT Penalty: Lintuniemi takes an interference call early in the contest. SD boasts best PP in AHL at 24%
– Good puck movement by SD on this opening. Petersen holds tight on distant shot by Welinski. 16:32 left in 1st. 0-0
– Jonathan Racine draws into the lineup for the first time this season for @ontarioreign and drops the gloves with SD’s Ryan White. 0-0 with 13:50 to go in 1st.
– Racine claims 5 for fight and 2 for boarding. Instigating, Misconduct and Fight for White.
– SD continues to control play. Hold 5-0 shot lead and hold the puck possession lead.
– 9:34 left in 1st and ONT still in search of 1st shot on goal. 0-0 score.
– Good traffic in front of Petersen. Giovanni Fiore with a look between the circles. Clips right pad and stays pinned under. 0-0 with 8:21 left in 1st
– Open hockey in the second half of the first period. ONT establishing offensive presence. Dumping and retrieving pucks. 0-0 with 5:17 left in 1st period.
– Shots improve to 7-4 for SD. Icing ONT. ONT pushing back from sluggish start. 3:17 left in 1st period. 0-0
– 1st period comes to a close. 0-0. SD starts strong, held ONT shotless for 10+ min. ONT pushes back. Grab 7 shots. Shots 8-7 SD

Pregame:
– ONT Starters: Petersen, Lintuniemi, Iverson, Crescenzi, Devane, Falkovsky
– SD Starters: Berra, Welinski, Dostie, Fehr, Megna, White

– The Reign enter tonight’s contest on a four-game winning streak and have standings points in nine of their last 10 contests (8-1-0-1).
– Forward Andrew Crescenzi rides a five-game point streak (three goals, four assists) heading into tonight’s contest.
– During the win streak, the Reign have only allowed three goals against and scored 13. Over the last 10 games, the Reign have allowed 12 goals against.
– The Reign currently lead the SoCal Series with a 2-0-0-1 record. Reign forwards Andrew Crescenzi (two goals, one assist) and Michael Mersch (one goal, two assists) are tied for the series lead with three points.

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