ECHL playoffs: Ontario reigns over Grizzlies in Game 2

Deseret News

Published: Wednesday, April 3 2013 11:15 p.m. MDT

ONTARIO, Calif. — The Ontario Reign scored four goals in the first 5:44 of the second period to open up a 1-0 game and beat the Utah Grizzlies 7-2 Wednesday night at Citizens Business Bank Arena; taking a 2-0 series lead in the best-of-seven opening round playoff series.

Ontario led 1-0 after one period after scoring 6:02 into the frame.

The Reign broke the game open with two power-play goals in the first 1:45 of the second period and scoring to make it 2-0 11 seconds into the frame.

Riley Armstrong scored both Utah goals going to the net to make it 6-1 and 7-2.

Ben Meisner relieved Shane Owen after the third Ontario goal.

The Grizzlies return home Friday and Saturday for games three and four of the series.

Grizzlies vs. Reign

Western Conference

First round

(2) Ontario vs. (7) Utah

Today at Ontario, 8 p.m.

Wednesday at Ontario, 8 p.m.

Friday at Utah, 7 p.m.

Saturday at Utah, 7 p.m.

April 9 at Utah, 7 p.m.*

April 12 at Ontario, 8 p.m.*

April 13 at Ontario, 7 p.m.*

All times MDT

*if necessaryGrizzlies vs. Reign

Western Conference

First round

(2) Ontario vs. (7) Utah

Friday at Utah, 7 p.m.

Saturday at Utah, 7 p.m.

April 9 at Utah, 7 p.m.*

April 12 at Ontario, 8 p.m.*

April 13 at Ontario, 7 p.m.*

All times MDT, *if necessary

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