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The Blades led 1-0 and 2-1 in the first but goals from Sam Steel and Josh Mahura drew the Pats even at 2-2. Saskatoon then jumped out to a 4-2 lead before Matt Bradley picked up his eighth and it was 4-3 after 20 minutes.
The clubs traded goals in the second, Brad Goethals for Saskatoon and then George King for the Pats who trailed 5-4 going to the final period.
Regina outshot Saskatoon 13-9 in the third but could not beat Ryan Kubic and Cameron Hebig would score an empty netter with 20 seconds left to give the Blades the 6-4 victory.
The Pats outshot Saskatoon 31-27, the powerplay was oh for two and the penalty kill two for three. Matt Bradley led the offence with a goal and an assist while Max Paddock made nine saves on 14 shots and Tyler Brown stopped all 12 he faced.
- Koby Morrisseau picked up his first point with the Pats with an assist in the second period.
- Matt Bradley extended his point streak to eight games with a goal and an assist. Has eight goals and eight assists in that stretch.
- Wednesday was the first game this season the Pats have not recorded a powerplay goal.
The Pats will hit the road on Friday for their next game in Prince Albert against the Raiders. Puck drop is at 7 p.m. at the Art Hauser Centre. Next home game is Sunday against the Edmonton Oil Kings at 4 p.m. Tickets are available at reginapats.com, the Brandt Centre Box office and at all Regina Safeway locations, Safeway Funzone tickets are just $13 plus tax.