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Reign VS Gulls Game 5 Preview: Blackout the Bank

Ontario looks to close out the series against San Diego, who hope to live to see another day.

Ontario Reign VS San Diego Gulls

Series: Ontario 3-1 (best of 7)

Day: May 14, 2016 (Citizens Business Bank Arena)

Time: 7:00 PM PST

Listen: Mixlr

Watch: AHL Live

Recaps: Game OneGame TwoGame ThreeGame Four

Ontario Reign Lines

(based on last game, via Reign Insider)

Adrian KempeNic DowdJoel Lowry
Michael Mersch – Mike Amadio – Sean Backman
Jordan Samuels-ThomasAndrew CrescenziJustin Auger
Ryan HorvatKris NewburyPaul Bissonnette

Kurtis MacDermidVincent LoVerde
Derek ForbortKevin Gravel
Jeff Schultz – Zach Leslie

Peter Budaj

Michael Houser

  • An interesting note as the Reign try to fend off the Gulls: Reign have lost all 5 "0 days rest" games to Gulls this year. Ontario has a 13-9-1-0 back-to-back regular season record; San Diego is12-9-3-0.
  • Birthday boy Michael Amadio scored the overtime GWG and has impressed in his short time since turning pro, earning praise from Head Coach Mike Stothers (and rave reviews from some other reporters).
  • Can birthday boy Justin Auger keep the trend going tonight?
  • Update: Zach Leslie is in again. Sam Herr is out for warm-ups, but I guess he sits out.

San Diego Gulls Lines

(based on last game)

Ritchie - Wagner - Mueller

Laganiere - Bailey - Tropp

Cramarossa - Kossila - Kase

Zolniercyzk - MacKinnon - Noesen

Megna - Montour

Cooper - Theodore

Welinksi - ?

Hackett

Faragher

  • It doesn't appear as though netminder Anton Khudobin is ready yet but Matt Hackett has been excellent in his stead.
  • The Gulls continue to rotate recent roster additions Kalle Kossila, Andrew Welinski, Brian Cooper, and Jacob Larsson in and out of the lineup. With everything on the line, who will Head Coach Dallas Eakins put his trust in tonight?
  • Update: Joe Piskula looks like he's in for the injured Stu Bickel. Michael Sgarbossa is out for warm-ups, is he just testing his injury?