The Regina Pats got 36 saves from Max Paddock in a 2-1 overtime loss in Saskatoon to the Blades on Friday night.
In the first period, Max Paddock stood tall making 16 saves. The Pats tested Blades goalie nine times in the frame as well, but it was scoreless after one. In the second, the Pats outshot Saskatoon 14-11 but gave up the lone goal. Max Gerlach opened the scoring with seven minutes left in the frame and the Blades led 1-0 after two. In the third, Regina drew even on the powerplay when Austin Pratt tipped home his team leading 15th at the 4:38 mark. Robbie Holmes and Sebastian Streu drew assists and the game was tied at one and needed overtime. The Blades took 1:20 of powerplay time into the extra frame and Kyle Crnkovic scored with one second left in it to give the Blades the extra point in a 2-1 final.
The Pats were outshot 38-33, the powerplay was one for three, the penalty kill one for two and Max Paddock made 36 saves in a second star performance.
The Pats (12-25-1-1) are right back at it Saturday in Swift Current against the Broncos at 7 p.m. on 620 CKRM.
Saskatoon – Max Gerlach (23) from Gary Haden and Chase Wouters – 13:16.
Regina – Austin Pratt (15) from Robbie Holmes and Sebastian Streu – 4:38 PP.
Saskatoon – Kyle Crnkovic (3) from Gary Haden and Brandon Schuldhaus – 1:19 PP.
Shots on Goal
Regina 9-14-10-0-(33) Saskatoon 16-11-9-2-(38)
Regina 1/3 Saskatoon 1/3
– Blake Allan and Tyson Feist made their Pats debuts in the game.
– Austin Pratt scored his team leading 15th goal of the season.
– The Pats are 3-1-1-0 since Christmas and are 1-0-1 against Saskatoon this year.
The Pats are right back at it Saturday in Swift Current against the Broncos at 7 p.m. on 620 CKRM. Next home game is Sunday against the Seattle Thunderbirds at 4 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.