Sunday, December 30, 2012
PATS 6 BLADES 2
Regina (15-21-4) also got plenty of production from Morgan Klimchuk with one goal and four assists.
Rounding out the scoring for the Pats were Lane Scheidl and Kyle Burroughs, each with a goal and two assists, and Colten Mayor with one goal while goaltender Matt Hewitt made 18 saves.
Scoring for Saskatoon (19-18-1) were Darren Dietz with a goal and an assist and Matthew Pufahl.
The loss marks the fourth in a row for the Blades, who are without regular goalie Andrey Makarov. The Buffalo Sabres' draft pick is home in Russia competing in the world junior hockey championship.
The last two times these teams met was a home-and-home series earlier this month in which the Blades outscored Regina 16-0.
This time it was the Pats who poured it on, scoring five of their six goals in a 10-minute span in the second.
Stephenson, a third-round Washington Capitals pick, has four goals and four assists in his last three games since returning from a foot injury that cost him 26 games.
Regina went 4 for 7 on the power play while the Blades were 1 for 2.
(Canadian Press, Photo courtesy reginapats.com)