Max Paddock made 38 saves and two more in the shootout to lead the Regina Pats to a 2-1 shootout victory over the Lethbridge Hurricanes on Tuesday night.
In the first, the Pats outshot the Hurricanes 13-9, but neither team found the back of the net and it was scoreless at the break. In the second, the goaltenders continued to stand tall. The Hurricanes outshot Regina 14-11 in the period but the game remained 0-0 after 40 minutes. In the third, the Pats broke through 1:15 in, Blake Allan tipped in his first with the Pats to make it 1-0. The Hurricanes tied it up with just over six minutes left thanks to Taylor Ross and it was 1-1 after 60 minutes. Max Paddock was sensational in overtime, stopping five Hurricane shots and it went to a shootout. The Pats got goals from Ty Kolle and Sergei Alkhimov, while Max Paddock stopped two of three and the Pats earned the extra point in a 2-1 final.
The Pats were outshot 39-30, the powerplay was oh for three, the penalty kill was two for two and Max Paddock was named the game’s first star, making 38 saves.
The Pats (14-35-1-2) are right back at it Wednesday night against the Calgary Hitmen at the Calgary Coral at 8 p.m. on 620 CKRM.
Regina – Blake Allan (1) from Kyle Walker and Ryker Evans – 1:15.
Lethbridge – Taylor Ross (24) from Jake Elmer – 13:57.
Shots on Goal
Regina 13-11-5-1-(30) Lethbridge 9-14-11-5-(39)
Regina 0/3 Lethbridge 0/2
– Cale Sanders made his WHL debut in the victory.
– Max Paddock has stopped 77 of 80 shots in his last two games.
– Blake Allan scored his first as a Pat in the third period.
The Pats are right back at it Wednesday night against the Calgary Hitmen at the Calgary Coral at 8 p.m. on 620 CKRM. Next home game is Friday, February 15 against the Edmonton Oil Kings 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 Fun Zone tickets are $13 plus tax.