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RECAP: Pats wrap season series against Blades with 4-0 loss in Saskatoon Friday

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The Regina Pats concluded their season series with the Blades in Saskatoon with a 4-0 defeat on Friday night at the SaskTel Centre.

In the first, the Blades got a shorthanded goal two minutes in from Eric Florchuk to lead 1-0. It stayed a one goal game until late in the frame when Max Gerlach scored with 14 seconds left on the clock and Saskatoon led 2-0 after one. In the second, the Blades got goals from Ryan Hughes and Kyle Crnkovic in the first 10 minutes to lead 4-0. Dean McNabb made four highlight reel saves after that to keep it 4-0 after 40 minutes. In the third, McNabb stopped all 12 shots he faced but the Pats were unable to find a goal and fell 4-0.

The Pats were outshot 35-19, the powerplay was oh for seven, the penalty kill nine for nine and Dean McNabb made 31 saves in a third star performance.

The Pats (18-41-1-2) are right back at it Saturday afternoon against the Lethbridge Hurricanes at 2:30 p.m. at the Brandt Centre.

Scoring Summary
First Period
Saskatoon – Eric Florchuk (21) from Kirby Dach – 2:10 SH.
Saskatoon – Max Gerlach (38) from Chase Wouters – 19:46.

Second Period
Saskatoon – Ryan Hughes (27) from Dawson Davidson and Riley McKay – 7:04.
Saskatoon – Kyle Crnkovic (11) from Dawson Davidson and Tristen Robins – 9:58.

Third Period
NO SCORE

Shots on Goal
Regina 10-5-4-(19)               Saskatoon 11-12-12-(35)

Powerplays
Regina 0/7                             S askatoon 0/9

Quick Hits
– The Pats finish their season series with the Blades with a 1-4-1-0 record.
– The Pats are 48 for 53 on the penalty kill in their last 12 games (90.5 per cent).
– Regina killed all nine short handed situations in the contest.

What’s Next?
The Pats are right back at it Saturday afternoon against the Lethbridge Hurricanes at 2:30 p.m. at the Brandt Centre. Tickets are available at reginapats.com, the Brandt Centre Box Office and at any Regina Safeway, where Fun Zone tickets are $13 plus tax.

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