Friday’s 9-8 shootout win over the Colorado Eagles was a momentous one for the Reign.
It clinched the team’s first playoff berth since the inaugural 2008-09 season with a full 18 games left in the regular season. It pulled the team within two points of first place. It set a season-high in goals scored and allowed several players to pad their stats and streaks:
• Kyle Kraemer (two goals, assist) has assists in six straight games and points in 13 straight – both the second-longest active streaks in the ECHL.
• Everett Sheen (goal, two assists) has goals in four straight games, which matches the longest active streak in the ECHL.
• Tristan King (three assists), Derek Couture (three assists), Alan Mazur (three assists) and Chris Huxley (goal, two assists) all had three-point games.
But let’s also not forget this light moment, the one that earned Eagles coach Chris Stewart a game misconduct in the second period:
It’s the kind of only-in-minor-league-hockey clip that tends to gain traction on the internets. It might even get the touch of gold that is a SportsCenter plug.