Reign @ Barracuda: Round 1, Game 2 Preview

Gravel is back for Ontario + why tonight might be a must-win for San Jose

Ontario Reign @ San Jose Barracuda

Series: Ontario 1-0 (best of 5)

Day: April 23, 2016 (SAP Center)

Time: 7:30 PM PST

Listen: Mixlr

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



  • 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:
  • 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./

Update: Gravel & Joel Lowry suit up for Reign; Kevin Raine and Ryan Horvat sit. 2013 second-round pick Gabryel Boudreau makes his pro debut for Barracuda, while Patrick McNally steps in; Frazer McLaren sits.