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RECAP: Pats Clinch Playoff Spot with 10th Straight Win

The Regina Pats won a 10th straight game and clinched a spot in the 2017 playoffs on Friday night with a 5-2 victory in Edmonton over the Oil Kings. The Pats led 2-1 after the first, 3-2 after the second and added two more in the third period to sweep the Oil Kings in the four game season series. Wyatt Sloboshan, Connor Hobbs and Filip Ahl each had two points to lead the Regina offence. The Pats outshot the Oil Kings 39-27, the powerplay was one for two and the penalty kill went four for four. Jordan Hollett made 25 saves for his 11th win in his 12th start and the Pats improved to 39-6-6-1 on the season. Regina will wrap up their three game road trip on Saturday night in Red Reed against the Rebels at 8 p.m. on 620 CKRM.

Scoring Summary
First Period
Edmonton – Nick Bowman (7) from Davis Murray – 6:07.
Regina – Wyatt Sloboshan (8) from Sergey Zborovskiy and Robbie Holmes – 12:43.
Regina – Filip Ahl (23) from Connor Hobbs and Adam Brooks – 14:29.

Second Period
Regina – Dawson Davidson (5) from Wyatt Sloboshan and Filip Ahl – 6:29.
Edmonton – Conner McDonald (5) from Davis Murray and Ty Gerla – 17:55.

Third Period
Regina – Nick Henry (26) from Dawson Leedahl and Jonathan Smart – 7:19.
Regina – Connor Hobbs (24) from Sam Steel and Chase Harrison – 17:00 PP.

Shots on Goal
Regina 11-13-15-(39)   Edmonton 12-9-6-(27)

Powerplays
Regina 1/2     Edmonton 0/4

Quick Hits
– Nick Henry has scored a goal in five consecutive games.
– Connor Hobbs scored his eighth powerplay goal of the season in the win.
– The Pats clinched a playoff spot with the win, combined with Calgary’s loss to Medicine Hat.

What’s Next?
Regina will wrap up their three game road trip on Saturday night in Red Reed against the Rebels at 8 p.m. on 620 CKRM.  Next home game is Tuesday, February 14 against the Everett Silvertips. Tickets are available at reginapats.com or at the Brandt Centre Box Office. Come into Subway and order a Pats Fresh Value Meal (sandwich, 21 oz. drink and side) and receive a free bronze level ticket to a Pats home game! While supplies last at participating restaurants in Regina.

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