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
Full Recap & Post-Game Quotes: https://bit.ly/38P7PWq
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
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