With the Reign enjoying an off-day in beautiful Anchorage (currently 20° and partly cloudy), it’s time to acknowledge the Alaska Aces seem to have the Reign’s number.
It didn’t seem to matter last night that the Reign were unbeaten in their previous five games; the Aces extended their own unbeaten streak to six. They’ve taken three of the teams’ four meetings, and in those four games have gone 7-for-19 on the power play while killing 17 of 18 chances against.
The Reign power play is struggling, too. They’ve got one goal in their past three games, a span of 13 man-advantage shifts.
Also, keep an eye on the roster over the next few days with Ryan MacGregor eligible to return from his head injury and Denny Johnston (wrist) also getting close. If my math is correct, they’ll need to move one player off the active roster to accomodate both MacGregor and Johnston.