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Monday, January 30, 2017

PATS 2 BLADES 1

Steve Hiscock/SaskatoonBlades.com
SASKATOON - The Regina Pats won their fifth consecutive game in a Monday matinee, 2-1 over the Saskatoon Blades. 

Adam Brooks scored on the powerplay in the first, Dawson Leedahl in the second and Tyler Brown did the rest making 22 saves to lead the Pats to victory.

The Pats outshot Saskatoon 27-23, the powerplay was two for four and the penalty kill went four for five. With the win, the Pats improve to 2-0-1-0 against the Blades and to 34-6-6-1 on the season.
  
Quick Hits
- Adam Brooks has seven goals and 12 assists over an eight game point streak.
- Tyler Brown has stopped 53 of 55 shots since his return from injury.
- The Pats have at least two powerplay goals in each of their last six games.
- The attendance was 8,019.

What’s Next?
The Pats return to action on Wednesday at the Brandt Centre against the Moose Jaw Warriors at 7 p.m. Tickets are available at reginapats.com or at the Brandt Centre Box Office. Come into Subway and order a Pats Fresh Value Meal (sandwich, 21 oz. drink and side) and receive a free bronze level ticket to a Pats home game! While supplies last at participating restaurants in Regina.

(Courtesy Phil Andrews/ReginaPats.com)

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Sounded like the Blades gave the Pats a good run for their money today and the Main thing was that about 6000 children had a very enjoyable outing . Good Job, Blades & Pats.

Anonymous said...

Today was about the kids getting to attend a game, not about moving the Blades to BC.

Anonymous said...

The time is right for our Glorious Regina Pats to lay a real good old- time prairie arse kicking on those uppity Moose jaw Warriors Wednesday night. Go Pats!

Anonymous said...

Glorious Regina Pats? ? Lol.

william weppler said...

Another win - 5 in a row! Assume Pats will maintain #1 in CHL for another week. Whoda thought?

Brown looking really strong in goal (53 stops on 55 shots last 2 games). This is what we need from here on in.

These last 2 games have shown an improvement on the defensive side of things, and evidence that they can win without having to score 5-6 goals. Will it continue though or is it just an anomoly this week? I am hoping it is signs of things to come.

With enough offensive power for 2 teams, solidifying the backend along with solid goaltending with our #1 & #2 back in the nets the Pats seemed to be putting it all together now. Will be a real good test Wednesday when the Warriors enter enemy territory again.

Should be fun! Go Pats Go!

Anonymous said...

Wednesday's game should be fun. I seldom agree with William but today I do. The Pats have always been able to score but it's their inability to pay defence that has been a glaring weakness. As he says will this commitment to defence simply be an anomaly for the past week, or is it an element they are going to add to their game on an continual basis?

I felt they could have gone to the net a little harder and put more shots on goal. Some guys still want to be too cute and others like to shoot wide far too often. The other thing I wasn't impressed with was the way the Pats let a couple of Saskatoon's guys push them around and lay a couple of pretty dirty hits on them. We don't have anyone to answer the bell. Buziak took a high cheap hit by Fiala that should have been answered for, especially since the referees didn't want to call them and put them down again with the effectiveness of the Pats power-play. They all too often seem to officiate based on the score and the promotion the home team is running, except if it's the Pats.

Anonymous said...

This post-injury Tyler Brown is a much different and improved goaltender than the one we saw in the first half of the season. This is the one that can win in the playoffs and if last year was any indication, the Pats will be firing on all cylinders come playoff time.

Anonymous said...

Don't get too excited as the Pats played Red Deer and Blades both bottom dwellers...lets see how Brown performs against the strong teams...we will see if 2 goals for will do it....hope so!!!

william weppler said...

Really!... cellar dwellers - Red Deer (6th) and Blades (8th) in Eastern Conf - not exactly cellar dwellers.

Blades recently on a 5 game win streak knocking off Hitmen, Rebels, Tigers, Wheaties and Broncos.
Red Deer won last 2 games vs Cougars and Royals - #1 and #6 in the Western Conference.

Gotcha!

Anonymous said...

If the season ended today the Rebels and Blades would both be in the playoffs, so they aren't exactly bottom dwellers. Secondly, I was more so speaking about Tyler Browns caliber of play now vs earlier in the season. Even against the weaker teams he would let in a lot of soft goals, mostly due to being out of position and / or lack of confidence / effort.

Not only has he significantly reduced the number of soft goals let in against him, he's also made some spectacular saves. He looks like a completely different goaltender than the one we saw at the start of the season. One save made it on Janes Save's of the week, but the one I was most impressed with was his glove save against Colton Bobyck (Red Deer Rebels), who rifled a slap shot from the slot area. Having the ability to stop grade A chances is absolutely huge moving forward.

I was one of those people criticizing Browns play in the first half of the season and rightfully so. However, if you exclude the two rookie goaltenders with less than 10 games played, Brown is now a top 10 goalie in the GAA% department.

After ripping him for poor play earlier in the season, it's only fair that I give credit where it is due. If he keeps improving and playing the way he is, the sky is the limit. The Pats will need him to stand on his head if they want to have a long playoff run and he seems to be accepting the challenge, which is great.