Rivalry Reignited: Gulls and Reign Meet in San DiegoJan 11, 2020
The Gulls conclude their five-game homestand with a Pacific Division clash against the Ontario Reign at Pechanga Arena San Diego tonight (7 p.m. PT, TV: AHLTV, Radio: San Diego Gulls Audio Network). San Diego will look to build on their momentum after a 4-3 overtime win against the Iowa Wild on Friday night. The Gulls came back after falling behind 2-0 early in the first period to improve to 13-15-2-2 on the season.
Gulls captain Sam Carrick is currently riding a season-high five-game goal streak (7-0=7). After a stint with the Anaheim Ducks, Carrick has scored in all four contests with the Gulls, while registering a +4 rating. In five games against the Reign this season, the center has 1-4=5 points and a +5 rating.
San Diego has collected points in four straight games against the Reign (3-0-1-0, 7 pts.) after dropping the first two matchups of the season in regulation.
In the most recent bouts between the Southern Californian rivals, the Reign came away with a 3-2 overtime victory Dec. 28 in San Diego courtesy of a Carl Grunstrom winner. Twenty-four hours earlier the Gulls defeated the Reign 6-1 at Toyota Arena.
The Gulls lead the all-time series with the Reign 32-19-2-2, including a 15-10-2-0 mark in San Diego.
Ontario (16-17-3-1, 36 pts.) fell to the Bakersfield Condors 5-3 on Friday night for their second consecutive loss. The Condors led 4-3 late in the contest.
Although the Reign have lost two straight, they sit in fourth place in the Pacific Division standings.
Mikey Eyssimont scored his ninth goal of the season against the Condors in Friday’s game. His nine tallies rank second among Reign goal scorers for the year. Over his last six games, Eyssimont has totaled 4-3=7 points, as the Reign have posted a 3-3-0-0 record in that stretch.
Goaltender Cal Petersen has played the second most minutes of all AHL goaltenders with 1835:14 en route to a 13-15-4 record with a 3.66 goals-against average (GAA) and a .899 save percentage (SV%). Facing the Gulls in 2019-20, he is 3-3-0 and has stopped 188-of-209 shots in the six games (.899 SV%).