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Thursday, February 21, 2013

PATS 3 OIL KINGS 2


EDMONTON - Lane Scheidl scored twice and Matt Hewitt made 53 saves Wednesday as the Regina Pats edged the Edmonton Oil Kings 3-2 in the Western Hockey League.  The win capped the Pats' central division swing at 1-2.

Morgan Klimchuk scored the winner for Regina (21-33-7) at 9:06 of the third, pouncing on a deflected puck to slide it into the open net as the Pats snapped a four-game slide.

Curtis Lazar and TJ Foster had the goals for Edmonton (43-13-5), while Tristan Jarry gave up three goals on just 16 shots in taking the loss.

Lazar opened up scoring for the Oil Kings with his team-leading 33rd goal at 2:03 of the second period, taking a feed from Henrik Samuelsson and roofing it glove side behind Hewitt.

Coming into the contest scoreless in nine power-play chances against Edmonton, the Pats man-advantage clicked just 2:35 later on a point blast from Scheidl through traffic to beat Jarry.

The Regina power play linked up again at 15:43 with a series of crisp passes leaving Scheidl all alone at the side of the net to tap in his second of the night to give the Pats a 2-1 lead.

Foster pulled the Oil Kings even at 5:31 of the third when his point shot deflected off Klimchuk and behind Hewitt.

But Klimchuck would make amends later in the period by picking up the winner for the Pats.

Edmonton's power play, 9-for-14 against Regina heading into the game, was held off the sheet on four opportunities.

The game was the third of four contests between the clubs. In the previous two games, Edmonton had outscored Regina 15-1.

The Pats now sit 11 points out of a playoff spot with 11 games to go.  They visit Moose Jaw Friday night at 7 pm on 620 CKRM (Press Box Sports Bar Pregame Show at 6:35 pm).
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SASKATOON - Brenden Walker scored twice as the Saskatoon Blades stomped the Moose Jaw Warriors 5-1 for their 13th straight Western Hockey League victory Wednesday.  The victory tied a franchise record for consecutive wins for the Blades, dating back to 1987-88.

Erik Benoit, Matej Stransky and Josh Nicholls also scored for the surging Blades (36-21-3).

Tanner Eberle opened the scoring at 17:51 in the first period, but that proved to be the first and last goal for Moose Jaw (20-31-9).

Andrey Makarov made 35 saves for Saskatoon, while at the other end of the ice Justin Paulic stopped 30 shots.

© 2013 The Canadian Press

15 comments:

Anonymous said...

Alright Pats let's get on a late season surge and sneak into the playoffs. Not over till your mathematically eliminated!

Anonymous said...

how bout them SASKATOON BLADES!! go BLADES go!! gr8 game by hewitt!!

Anonymous said...

On the betting site partybets.com, the pats paid an amazing 13-1 lady night. I've been winning money betting against Regina all year but I couldn't resist the odds and put a 20 on them lady night. $260. Thanks Pats!

Anonymous said...

For some reason auto correct changed 'last' to 'lady'
I mean LAST night...not 'lady' night.
Stupid auto correct.

Anonymous said...

...wasn't really the Pats winning as opposed to Hewitt having a career game. He hasn't had many of those the second half of the season. Getting outshot 55-16 is like the three-on-one you play a practice. The Pats rarely got out of their zone last night. It was good for the psyche but does nothing as fact as where this season is going. It's unfortunate but if we could have had a few of those performances right after the trade deadline, we might have been in the thick of the hunt. It's anice footnote but that's about all.

Anonymous said...

One good thing for Hewitt was that he had his best game of the year in Edmonton. No doubt that's where all the scouts were scouting Lazar and others. It might help get him a tryout when this season ends.

Anonymous said...

Good team win !

Anonymous said...

The season for the Pats isn't over till the "Fat Lady" sings.

Bring on Kelly Remple and the Warriors! Let's get ready to Rumble.

Bob R

Caesar said...

MVP right there in that pic for the Pats, hands down.

No-one else has really "shone" like he has.

Anonymous said...

Bring on the warriors. Would be nice to see us finish above Kelly Remple and his warriors.

Anonymous said...

Playoffs! Playoffs! Playoffs! I think someone in football. Has said that before.
Pats playoffs are a fantasy, but if you believe it can come true, just ask the tooth fairy.

Anonymous said...

Warriors have won just a few more games in the playoffs in the past few years than our Pats. Would be nice to make a conference final every few years like they do.

At least Kelly doesn't cut the pats down, he just likes and cheers for his team. What's wrong with that? Does he HAVE to be a Pats fan because he lives in Regina?

Anonymous said...

If Pats make playoffs I will renew my season tickets

Anonymous said...

a great performance from Hewitt too bad the same cant be said for the team infront of him...yes a win is a win but congrats to hewitt on his 2nd best career outting, by far his best was during his rookie season when the pats beat the Blades 3-2 in a SO where Hewitt faced 62 shots (including the shootout) i remember that nite well that was his coming out party in the WHL, even the Blades head coach Lorne Mollenken stayed on the bench to applaude Hewitt's 1st star was a class act by a former goalie himself.

Anonymous said...

" GO PATS GO "