Reign Battle Back to Beat Wranglers 4-3
Third-Period Comeback Extends Win Streak to Seven Games
Kyle Kraemer fronted Ontario a 1-0 lead with his 11th goal of the season as he got behind defenseman Channing Boe and finished off a 2-on-1 with Bill Bagron 2:23 into the opening stanza. Las Vegas tied the game less than two minutes later on a goal by Ryan Weston.
Sean Wiles scored twice in the second period to give the Wranglers a 3-1 lead going into the second intermission. Wiles netted his first goal with a point shot through traffic at 9:19. The second came on a wrist shot from the low circle at 14:09. Jean-Francois Berube appeared to be screened on both goals.
Ontario’s third-period comeback started as Tristan King tallied his third goal in two games 5:57 into the frame to cut the Las Vegas lead to 3-2. The rebound from Kraemer’s shot dropped into the crease and King pushed the loose puck across the goal line. Las Vegas opened the door for Ontario with a holding penalty at 11:58 and a double-minor for high-sticking at 12:22. The Reign couldn’t convert the two-man advantage, but Chris Huxley threw a floating wrist shot toward the net which found its way past goaltender Mitch O’Keefe to tie the game 3-3 with the second penalty still on the board at 15:51. Kevin Estrada put home the winning marker with just over a minute left in regulation as he chipped a pass from Brady Calla over O’Keefe’s glove to give the Reign a 4-3 win.
Berube (8-8-1) won his third straight game with 23 saves on 26 shots, while O'Keefe (3-4-0) took the loss with 34 saves on 38 shots.
1) ONT- Kevin Estrada
2) LV - Sean Wiles
3) ONT- Kyle Kraemer