Ontario Reign @ San Jose Barracuda
Series: Ontario 1-0 (best of 5)
Day: April 23, 2016 (SAP Center)
Time: 7:30 PM PST
Watch: AHL Live
Series Recaps: Game One
Ontario Reign Lines
Mersch / Dowd / Backman
Kempe / Sutter / Brodzinski
Crescenzi / Newbury / Auger
Samuels-Thomas / Horvat / Bissonnette
MacDermid / LoVerde
Forbort / Gravel
Schultz / Ebert
- Stothers noted that last night was Adrian Kempe's "best game in a while."
It's a dark day, but watching Kempe force a turnover/set a pick makes me smile. Stothers said "best game in a while" pic.twitter.com/ILgT0tzmbk— Sheng Peng (@Sheng_Peng) April 23, 2016
- With the Kings eliminated, Kevin Gravel re-joins the Reign in San Jose tonight.
- Last night was 14-year veteran Peter Budaj's second career professional postseason start & first pro playoff victory. He did win 11 postseason games over two OHL seasons.
San Jose Barracuda Lines
(based on last game, courtesy Fear the Fin)
Lerg / McCarthy / Parkes
Morin / Langlois / Goldobin
Goodrow / Carpenter / Jevpalovs
McLaren / Timmins / Martin
Young / Ryan
Stollery / Bergman
Mueller / ?
- Matt Tennyson, who skated last night for the Barracuda, was called up by the Sharks. Patrick McNally seems more likely to draw in over Michael Brodzinski.
- But more changes than that seem to be in store for San Jose:
Expect some lineup changes tonight for the #SJBarracuda... cant go down 0-2 in 5 game series.— Eric Lindquist (@barracudavoice) April 23, 2016
- The Cuda had a winning regular season record (3-2-1-0) against the Reign at SAP Center; on the other hand, they failed to win a game at Citizen's Business Bank Arena (0-4-2-0) this year. After tonight, the series shifts for good to the Inland Empire. If San Jose falls tonight, it's hard to picture them winning all three games at the Vault.