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RECAP: Steel’s Five Points Gives the Pats a 2-0 Series Lead on the Hitmen

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The Regina Pats took a 2-0 series lead on the Calgary Hitmen with a 5-1 win at the Brandt Centre in game two on Saturday night. Dawson Leedahl got the scoring started in the first for the Pats with his first of the post-season. Calgary tied it early in the second but the Pats responded with goals from Adam Brooks and Leedahl again to lead 3-1 after two. In the third, Nick Henry and Sam Steel added singles and the Pats took the 5-1 decision. Steel led the Regina offence with a goal and four assists for a five point night. Dawson Leedahl scored twice and had an assist while Tyler Brown made 26 saves. The Pats outshot Calgary 39-27, the powerplay was one for three and the penalty kill four for four. The Pats will visit Calgary in game three of the best of seven series, Tuesday night at the Scotiabank Saddledome at 7 p.m.

Scoring Summary
First Period
Regina – Dawson Leedahl (1) from Sam Steel and Josh Mahura – 11:44.

Second Period
Calgary – Andrew Fyten (1) from Tyler Mrkonjic – 2:16.
Regina – Adam Brooks (3) from Connor Hobbs and Sam Steel – 4:17 5v3 PP.
Regina – Dawson Leedahl (2) from Sam Steel – 9:38.

Third Period
Regina – Nick Henry (1) from Sam Steel and Dawson Leedahl – 7:26.
Regina – Sam Steel (1) from Connor Hobbs – 17:00 EN.

Shots on Goal
Regina 14-12-13-(39)   Calgary 11-11-5-(27)

Powerplays
Regina 1/3      Calgary 0/4

Quick Hits
– Game two was the fourth time Sam Steel has reached at least five points in a game this season.
– The Pats have won 10 in a row including the final eight games of the regular season.
– Nick Henry scored his first career playoff goal in his first playoff game on Saturday.

What’s Next?
The Pats will visit Calgary in game three of the best of seven series, Tuesday night at the Scotiabank Saddledome at 7 p.m. Next home game is April 2 in game five against the Hitmen if necessary. Tickets are available at reginapats.com or at the Brandt Centre Box Office.

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