The Reign got off to an ugly start, allowing the game’s first two goals and not managing a shot until 6:12 into the game (a slapshot by Upland’s Itan Chavira).
Then Andrew Martens beat former Kings goalie Yutaka Fukufuji not once, but twice, on the power play. Martens’ first came at 3:52, his second at 2:00.
The Reign have been prone to the penalty box, hit with four minors in the first period alone. But they’ve looked good killing the penalties, including a 5-on-3 that yielded one shot on goal (by my count).
The Zamboni is circling the Center Ice Arena floor. More to come after the second period is in the books.