Reign 2, Condors 2, end of 1st period.

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.

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J.P. Hoornstra covers the Dodgers, Angels and Major League Baseball for the Orange County Register, Los Angeles Daily News, Long Beach Press-Telegram, Torrance Daily Breeze, San Gabriel Valley Tribune, Pasadena Star-News, San Bernardino Sun, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, Whittier Daily News and Redlands Daily Facts. Before taking the beat in 2012, J.P. covered the NHL for four years. UCLA gave him a degree once upon a time; when he graduated on schedule, he missed getting Arnold Schwarzenegger's autograph on his diploma by five months.