Nikita Sedov had four assists and Donovan Buskey made 36 saves to lead the Pats to a 6-3 win in Everett over the Silvertips on Sunday night.
In the first, Zack Smith gave the Pats a 1-0 lead at 6:36, scoring his seventh of the season on a breakaway. The Silvertips drew even at 14:20 on a goal from Cole Fonstad and it was 1-1 after one. The Pats started the second with the powerplay on a double minor for high sticking to the Silvertips. Carson Denomie made it 2-1 Regina with his 13th of the season, 1:04 into the period. Riley Krane extended the lead on the second man advantage, his 11th at 2:07 and the Pats led 3-1. Everett scored on a powerplay of their own at the nine minute mark to cut the lead to 3-2 and that was the score through 40 minutes. In the third, the Pats got an early goal from Drew Englot on a tip in front for his ninth. 41 seconds later, Robbie Holmes scored a beauty for his 16th, ending the night for Silvertips goaltender Dustin Wolf in a 5-1 game. Everett got a goal back with six minutes left in the third, but Regina got an empty netter from Austin Pratt with just over a minute left and took the two points in a 6-3 final score.
The Pats were outshot 39-31, the powerplay went two for five and the penalty kill three for five. Nikita Sedov led the offence with four assists, while Donovan Buskey made 36 saves.
The Pats (13-22-3-2) are back in action on Tuesday when they visit the Portland Winterhawks at 9 p.m. Regina time on 620 CKRM.
Regina – Zack Smith (7) from Austin Pratt and Nikita Sedov – 6:36.
Everett – Cole Fonstad (10) from Bryce Kindopp and Jake Christiansen – 14:20.
Regina – Carson Denomie (13) from Robbie Holmes and Ryker Evans – 1:04 PP.
Regina – Riley Krane (11) from Cole Dubinsky and Nikita Sedov – 2:07 PP.
Everett – Jake Christiansen (9) from Michal Gut and Wyatte Wylie – 9:10 PP.
Regina – Drew Englot (9) from Nikita Sedov and Ryker Evans – 1:43.
Regina – Robbie Holmes (16) from Nikita Sedov – 2:24.
Everett – Jackson Berezowski (13) from Ronan Seeley and Gianni Fairbrother – 14:00 PP.
Regina – Austin Pratt (14) from Carter Chorney and Logan Nijhoff – 18:53 EN.
Shots on Goal
Regina 8-13-10-(31) Everett 14-8-17-(39)
Regina 2/5 Everett 2/5
– The Pats have four powerplay goals in their two games so far in the U.S Division.
– Nikita Sedov put up a career high four points in the victory.
– The Pats improve to 1-1-0-0 on their U.S. Division road trip.
The Pats are back in action on Tuesday when they visit the Portland Winterhawks at 9 p.m. Regina time on 620 CKRM. Next home game is Friday, January 24 against the Lethbridge Hurricanes. Tickets are available at reginapats.com, the Brandt Centre Box Office or at any Regina Safeway location.