Kings – Pacific Division Pretender Or Contender?

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There’s an old adage in hockey that says you can’t win a division in the first month of the season, but you sure can lose it. Through the first 15 games of the 2016-17 season, the LA Kings may not be eliminated from Pacific Division contention, but the road to the title is going to be […]

Reign Retain Perfect Record Against Rival Stars

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The Ontario Reign opened their home schedule Friday night with a game against the division rival Texas Stars. Despite Texas finishing just two points behind Ontario in the standings last year, the Reign went undefeated against the Stars. Tonight was no different, as a three-point effort by Captain Vincent LoVerde led the Reign to an […]

UPDATED: Potential Blueline Help for LA Kings via Trade

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Building on Thursday’s Draft Preview article, where John Hoven detailed the Kings plans heading into the weekend, let’s now dig a little deeper into the team’s potential search for a young defenseman with NHL experience. While some onlookers will be quick to point out that Los Angeles already has Derek Forbort and Kevin Gravel in […]

AHL: Reign Blanked At Home by Gulls in Game 3

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Following their big win the previous night in San Diego, the Ontario Reign headed home with a 2-0 lead on their division rivals, hoping to take a commanding 3-0 lead in their second round playoff series.
With their backs against the wall, the visiting Gulls came out to fight early. Their play saw marked improvement from […]

AHL: Auger’s OT Winner Puts Reign Up 2-0

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After besting the San Jose Barracuda in their opening round series, the Ontario Reign face yet another California opponent – squaring off with another division rival in the San Diego Gulls. This isn’t the first time the Kings and Ducks AHL clubs have met in the playoffs in recent memory, as the Norfolk Admirals eliminated the […]

Dowd, Gravel Dish On Their First NHL Experience

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It’s almost inevitable at this point that Los Angeles Kings prospects Kevin Gravel and Nic Dowd will be tied to one another throughout their careers. Both entered St. Cloud State University at the same time, where they lived together throughout their collegiate playing days, both served as the Huskies co-captains their senior season, the duo […]

AHL: Reign Comeback Falls Short, San Jose Ties Series At One

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The Ontario Reign started their defense of the Calder Cup well, picking up Game 1 of their opening round series versus the San Jose Barracuda by a score of 2-1. 24 hours later, the two teams were back at it for Game 2 from San Jose. On home ice, the Barracuda took a bite out […]

AHL: Brodzinski Nets Game-Winner, Reign Take Game 1

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Last June, the Manchester Monarchs reigned supreme, proving that they were the best team in the league on their way to being named the kings of the AHL. On Friday, their defense of said title began, albeit under a different name. The Ontario Reign traveled north to battle division rivals, the San Jose Barracuda, in Game […]

Stothers Dissects First Round Match-up Ahead Of Game 1

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In their first year as an AHL team, the Ontario Reign have found plenty of success. Having left Manchester as Calder Cup champions, the Reign followed up their championship season by winning the inaugural Pacific Division crown. On top of that, the team placed fourth in league wide attendance, seeing nearly 3,000 more fans per […]

Too Little Too Late For Kings, Who Drop Game 4 In San Jose

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After dropping both games on home ice to start the series, the LA Kings squeaked out a 2-1 victory in overtime of Game 3 against the San Jose Sharks. The Kings leaned on a stellar penalty kill and goaltending out of Jonathan Quick, before Tanner Pearson netted the eventual winner in extra time.
Wednesday night saw […]