The Regina Pats picked up a seventh straight win on Friday night, 3-2 in overtime over the Swift Current Broncos at the Brandt Centre. With the win, the Pats will take on Swift Current in round one of the playoffs. After a scoreless first, the Broncos opened the scoring with a power play goal early in the second. The Pats got it back with a power play goal of their own from Sam Steel, his 33rd of the season to tie it 1-1. Jared Legien then gave Regina the lead with his 22nd and it was 2-1 after 40 minutes. In the third, Swift Current drew even with another power play goal and that forced overtime. In the extra frame, Nick Henry buried his 14th on a great move to the backhand and the Pats took the extra point in a 3-2 final. Regina was outshot 33-32, the power play went one for four and the penalty kill six for eight. Matt Bradley led the offence with two assists while Max Paddock made 31 saves. The Pats (40-25-5-1) will close out the regular season Saturday on the road against the Swift Current Broncos. Game time is 7 p.m. on 620 CKRM.
Swift Current – Matteo Gennaro (42) from Giorgio Estephan and Artyom Minulin – 3:33 PP.
Regina – Sam Steel (33) from Josh Mahura and Matt Bradley – 5:12. 4v3 PP.
Regina – Jared Legien (22) from Brady Pouteau and Liam Schioler – 14:06.
Swift Current – Artyom Minulin (13) from Matteo Gennaro and Glenn Gawdin – 12:59 PP.
Regina – Nick Henry (14) from Matt Bradley and Libor Hajek – 2:59.
Shots on Goal
Regina 9-13-8-2-(32) Swift Current 14-7-10-2-(33)
Regina 1/4 Swift Current 2/8
– The Pats will take on the Swift Current Broncos in round one of the playoffs.
– Sam Steel extended his point streak to 13 games, has 12 goals and 10 assists in that stretch.
– The Pats have won 11 of their last 12 games.
The Pats will close out the regular season Saturday on the road against the Swift Current Broncos. Game time is 7 p.m. on 620 CKRM. Single game tickets for round one of the playoffs will go on sale Tuesday at 12 p.m. at reginapats.com and the Brandt Centre Box office.