Game 4 report with Daryl Evans; Clague to Ontario; Reign first round schedule

In advance of Game 4 tonight at Staples Center, Daryl Evans and I joined forces in the corner where Zlatan once sat to preview tonight’s make-or-break game against the Vegas Golden Knights.

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Meanwhile, expect defensive prospect Kale Clague to be assigned to Ontario for the Calder Cup Playoffs, according to correspondence with hockey operations. Clague’s Moose Jaw Warriors, who finished with a WHL-best 109 points in 2017-18, dropped a second round, seven-game series to 103-point Swift Current by losing last night at home, 6-0. In 54 regular season games with Brandon and Moose Jaw, Clague totaled 11 goals and 71 points. He followed that up with a one-goal, 14-point postseason in 14 games.

The third-seeded Reign open up shop on the road at second-seeded Texas with a back-to-back set Thursday and Friday in Cedar Park before returning to the Inland Empire for a Sunday matinee. The winner of the series will face the winner of the Tucson-San Jose series. Ontario’s first round schedule:

Game 1 – Thu., Apr. 19 – Ontario at Texas, 7:00 CDT
Game 2 – Fri., Apr. 20 – Ontario at Texas, 7:00 CDT
Game 3 – Sun., Apr. 22 – Texas at Ontario, 3:00 PDT Tickets
*Game 4 – Tue., Apr. 24 – Texas at Ontario, 7:00 PDT Tickets
*Game 5 – Mon., Apr. 30 – Ontario at Texas, 7:00 CDT
*if necessary

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