May 4 Playoff Postgame Report (ONT 7, SD 4)
Ontario Reign Playoff Postgame Report ONT 7, SD 4 Storyline: The Ontario Reign fell behind early in the first but came roaring back with a seven-goal explosion to defeat the San Diego Gulls in Game 1 of their Pacific Division First Round series by a final score of 7-4. Reign forwards Samuel Fagemo and Akil Thomas each scored twice in the victory, while forward Vladimir Tkachev registered a goal and an assist. Ontario’s league-best power play continued its success at the start of the postseason, going 2-for-4 on the night, while the club’s penalty kill was a perfect 4-for-4, holding San Diego off the scoreboard on special teams. The Reign hold a 1-0 lead in the best-of-3 series with a chance to eliminate the Gulls with a win in Game 2 on Thursday night at Toyota Arena. Date: May 4, 2022 Venue: Toyota Arena – Ontario, CA Box Score: https://bit.ly/SD_ONT0504 Photos: https://bit.ly/SDONT0504 Full Recap & Post-Game Quotes: https://bit.ly/38P7PWq 1st 2nd 3rd Final SD 2 0 2 4 ONT 3 1 3 7 Shots PP SD 26 0/4 ONT 39 2/4 Three Stars – 1. Samuel Fagemo (ONT) 2. Vladimir Tkachev (ONT) 3. Akil Thomas (ONT) W: Matt Villalta L: Lukas Dostal Next Game: First Round, Game 2 | Thu., May 5 vs. San Diego | 7 PM PST | Toyota Arena Become a “Fan” of the Reign on Facebook at Facebook.com/OntarioReign, join the conversation on Twitter at Twitter.com/OntarioReign and follow us on Instagram at Instagram.com/OntarioReignHockey.