Reign VS Gulls: Round 2, Game 1 Preview
Are Brodzinski and Sutter in? Ontario looks to capitalize on Khudobin's absence
Ontario Reign VS San Diego Gulls
Series: 0-0 (best of 7)
Day: May 5, 2016 (Citizens Business Bank Arena)
Time: 7:00 PM PST
Watch: AHL Live
- Reign-Gulls series previews from around the web: Jewels from the Crown, Ontario Reign Insider, Hockey Buzz, The Mighty 1090, Frozen Royalty, Hockey's Future, The Sin Bin, Ducks N Pucks & the AHL
Ontario Reign Lines
Mersch - Dowd - Backman
Newbury - Kempe - Auger
Crescenzi - Amadio - Samuels-Thomas
Lowry - Leitner - Bissonnette
MacDermid - LoVerde
Forbort - Gravel
Schultz - Raine
- Ryan Horvat and Jonny Brodzinski appear to be out tonight, as they've only practiced in red no-contact jerseys this week. Also, Brett Sutter appeared in practice for the first time this week today.
San Diego Gulls Lines
(based on last game, courtesy Dan Arel of Mayor's Manor)
Nick Ritchie – Michael Sgarbossa – Chris Mueller
Antoine Laganiere – Matt Bailey – Corey Tropp
Stefan Noesen – Chris Wagner – Ondrej Kase
Kalle Kossila – Kyle MacKinnon – Joseph Camarossa
Jaycob Megna – Brandon Montour
Andrew O’Brien – Brian Cooper
- Anton Khudobin looks to be out tonight, as he did not practice at all this week. Matt Hackett gets the call and Ryan Faragher backs up. The very experienced Hackett once led the Houston Aeros to the 2011 Calder Cup Finals.
- I'd expect Dallas Eakins to opt for a bigger lineup. Against the smaller, skilled Texas Stars, San Diego didn't dress Brian McGrattan for example. That will change.
- Update: 6'4" Brian McGrattan and 6'4" Stu Bickel are skating in warmups.