Reign 1, Las Vegas 0, end 1st period.

Dan Knapp gets a nice centering pass from Todd Jackson and flicks it past Wranglers goalie Martin Houle with 1:49 left at the first period. Remember this, kids: The first (regular season) goal in Inland Empire history came October 25, 2008 at 7:49 p.m.

Las Vegas did a better job controlling the puck, but the Reign did a better job putting it on net, controlling the shot count 8-7.

As for the crowd, it’s not quite the sellout the Lakers enjoyed, but they know when to cheer and when to boo, and sound good doing it.

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About J.P. Hoornstra

J.P. Hoornstra covers the Dodgers, Angels and Major League Baseball for the 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.