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Shootout Win Over Las Vegas Leaves Ontario Flush With Smiles

by Staff Writer / Los Angeles Kings
ONTARIO, Calif. – The Ontario Reign, proud affiliate of the NHL’s Los Angeles Kings, defeated the Las Vegas Wranglers, 2-1, in a shootout before 5,085 fans on Saturday. Kellen Briggs made 36 saves and allowed only one shootout goal to spearhead the Reign win.

Las Vegas established a 1-0 lead on Tyler Mosienko’s first goal of the season. Both teams collapsed on the crease after a loose puck and Mosienko tapped it through the mass of skates and across the goal line.

Jordan Morrison scored the equalizer just nine seconds into a two-man advantage at 2:37 of the second period. With his team already down a man, Las Vegas goaltender Michael Ouzas, drew an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty. Two zip-passes from David Walker and Jeff Corey found Morrison all alone in front and he one-timed the puck into a wide-open cage.

The 1-1 score stuck through regulation and overtime, sending the game into a shootout. Mosienko put one by Briggs in the third round to give Las Vegas the advantage, but Dusty Collins responded with a goal in the fourth round and Shawn Collymore got the crowd roaring with the game-winning goal in the fifth round.

Briggs allowed only one goal for the second straight game for the win, Ouzas saved 31 in the loss.

Tonight’s three stars were:
1) ONT – Shawn Collymore
2) ONT – David Walker
3) LV – Tyler Mosienko

REIGN DROPS
The Reign play the final two games of the team's seven-game home stand against the Utah Grizzlies on Sunday and Bakersfield Condors on Wednesday.

The puck drops at 5 p.m. for Sunday's game against the Grizzlies. A post-game player party will be held at Boston's Pizza (4th & Milliken location) immediately following the game. Come out, meet your favorite Reign players, and enjoy 15% off of your bill (excluding alcohol) when you show your ticket stub from the game against Utah.

Wednesday's 7 p.m. game against the Condors is a Buffalo Wings & Rings $5 Wednesday! Upper level tickets are only $5 (not including facility fees). This offer is only available by picking up a ticket voucher at Buffalo Wings & Rings prior to the game (Baseline & Day Creek location); this offer is not available at the box office. Enjoy some great food while you're there.

Tickets start at $10 and can be purchased at the Citizens Business Bank Arena box office or online at www.ontarioreign.com. Call the Reign front office for more information at (909) 941-PUCK (7825).

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