Three Takeaways from the Ontario Reign’s 6-4 loss to Colorado
Frederic Allard’s four-point night wasn’t enough as the Reign couldn’t complete a third-period comeback in Colorado on Friday.
The Ontario Reign couldn’t overcome a poor start in their 6-4 loss to Colorado on Friday. They now trail 1st place Stockton by four points with just two games remaining
COL- Andreas Englund (2) ASST: Andreas Wingerli (12), Ryan Wagner (13)
COL- Jacob MacDonald (9) Roland McKeown (15), Martin Kaut (12)
COL- Kiefer Sherwood (36) ASST: Mikhail Maltsev (28), Dylan Sikura (40)
COL- Andreas Wingerli (10)
COL- Dennis Gilbert (6) ASST: Mikhail Maltsev (29)
ONT- Akil Thomas (8) ASST: T.J. Tynan (83), Frederic Allard (10) (PP)
COL- Jacob MacDonald (10) ASST: Mikhail Maltsev (30), Rob Hamilton (20) (PP)
ONT- Frederic Allard (3) ASST: T.J. Tynan (84), Akil Thomas (5) (PP)
ONT- Frederic Allard (4) ASST: Christian Wolanin (17), Andre Lee (2)
ONT- Martin Frk (40) ASST: Frederic Allard (11), Samuel Fagemo (17)
1. T.J. Applesauce
With two more helpers against Colorado, T.J. Tynan continues to drop dimes all over AHL barns. Tynan is now sitting at 84 assists on the year and trails George “Red” Sullivan who holds the AHL single-season record with 89 apples for Hershey in 1953-54. The 30-year-old center leads the league in scoring with 98 points and is making a pretty good case for repeating as AHL MVP.
2. Martin Frk
The AHL’s hardest shot potted his 40th of the season to pull Ontario within two goals late in the third period. His 40 goals are good for second in the league behind Stefan Noesen’s 43 and he’s done all this damage in just 57 games. Suffice it to stay, the Reign will need Frk to keep blasting away if they hope to hoist the Calder Cup in a few months.
it just wouldn't be a reign game without @Frky91 getting 1.. or 40 pic.twitter.com/TO4At4wdJr
— Ontario Reign (@ontarioreign) April 23, 2022
3. Special Teams
Despite suffering the loss, Ontario’s power play has been dialed in the first two games of this series. The Reign have converted six of their last 10 power play opportunities and their penalty killing has been just as good. In fact, over the past 6 games, Ontario has managed to kill 21 of 24 power plays. Adding such a strong PK to their already formidable PP would make the Reign a tough out in any playoff series. Let’s hope that they keep this up.
Next Up: Ontario Reign vs. Colorado Eagles, Budweiser Events Center. Saturday 6:05 pm PT on AHLTV.
(Main photo credit: Ontario Reign)