The Regina Pats got 42 saves from Max Paddock in a 4-1 road loss in Calgary on Friday night.
In the first, the Pats weathered an early storm, outshot 7-0 in the opening minutes, but Max Paddock stopped them all. Regina battled back and outshot the Hitmen 10-6 the rest of the way and got the game’s first goal on the powerplay. Austin Pratt tipped in a Carson Denomie shot for his 10th and Regina led 1-0 after one. In the second, the Hitmen outshot the Pats 20-8 and got a shorthanded goal from Hunter Campbell and an even strength marker from Riley Stotts to lead 2-1 after 40 minutes. In the third, Calgary extended their lead to 3-1, just over three minutes in on a goal from Jonas Peterek. The Hitmen added another on a five on three powerplay to lead 4-1 and that was the final.
The Pats were outshot 46-25, the powerplay went one for three, the penalty kill two for three, while Max Paddock was sensational, making 42 saves.
The Pats (5-16-2-0) are right back at it on Saturday night in Red Deer against the Rebels at 8 p.m. on 620 CKRM.
Regina – Austin Pratt (10) from Carson Denomie and Zach Wytinck – 13:17 PP.
Calgary – Hunter Campbell (2) from Mark Kastelic and Egor Zamula – 13:10 SH.
Calgary – Riley Stotts (9) from Mark Kastelic and Orca Wiesblatt – 15:19.
Calgary – Jonas Peterek (7) from Jett Woo and Mark Kastelic – 3:35.
Calgary – Carson Focht (13) from Riley Stotts and Egor Zamula – 16:12 5v3 PP.
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Regina 10-8-7-(25) Calgary 13-20-13-(46)
Regina 1/3 Calgary 1/3
– The Pats powerplay has seven goals on 18 opportunities in their last four games.
– Austin Pratt scored his team leading 10th goal of the year.
– Max Paddock has 80 saves in his last two games.
The Pats are right back at it on Saturday night in Red Deer against the Rebels at 8 p.m. on 620 CKRM. Next home game is Teddy Bear Toss Night on December 7 at 7 p.m. against the Red Deer Rebels. Tickets are available at reginapats.com, the Brandt Centre Box Office or at any Regina Safeway location.