RECAP: Pats drop shootout in goaltending battle in Saskatoon Sunday
The Regina Pats dropped a 2-1 shootout decision to the Saskatoon Blades on Sunday afternoon at the SaskTel Centre. The Blades opened the scoring with a powerplay goal from Logan Christensen, 6:12 into the first and it was 1-0 after 1. The game stayed 1-0 until early in the third when Matt Bradley hammered home his 33rd from the slot on the powerplay to tie the game for the Pats. The goaltenders clamped it down from there and the game went to a shootout. It took seven rounds for the extra point to be decided and Michael Farren picked up the winner for the Blades who took the 2-1 victory. Regina outshot Saskatoon 39-29, the powerplay was one for four and the penalty kill went four for five. Max Paddock made 28 saves on 29 shots for the Pats to bring his personal record to 9-5-1-1 on the season. The Pats (29-23-5-1) are back in action on Wednesday against the Moose Jaw Warriors at 7 p.m. at the Brandt Centre.
Saskatoon – Logan Christensen (3) from Max Gerlach and Dawson Davidson – 6:12 PP.
Regina – Matt Bradley (33) from Emil Oksanen and Cale Fleury – 3:25 PP.
Shots on Goal
Regina 10-11-12-6-(39) Saskatoon 10-8-5-(29)
Regina 1/4 Saskatoon 1/5
– Matt Bradley has a goal in three straight games.
– Max Paddock has given up two goals or less in 10 of his last 13 appearances.
– Emil Oksanen has a goal and four assists in his last six games.
The Pats are back in action on Wednesday against the Moose Jaw Warriors at 7 p.m. at the Brandt Centre. Tickets are available at reginapats.com, the Brandt Centre Box office and at any Regina Safeway where FunZone tickets are just $13 plus tax.