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Sunday, December 31, 2017

BROWN BACKSTOPS PATS TO 2-1 WIN AT P.A.

(Photo: RaiderHockey.com)

PRINCE ALBERT - Tyler Brown was sensational making 47 saves to lead the Pats to a 2-1 win on Saturday in Prince Albert.


The Pats got the game’s first goal, 56 seconds in when Jared Legien toe-dragged at the top of the left circle and ripped a shot into the top corner for his first as a Pat and 14th of the year.

The Raiders would tie it up less than a minute into the second but Tyler Brown took over from there stopping the next 34 Raider shots.

On the Pats eighth penalty kill of the night in the third period, Jake Leschyshyn stole a puck in the offensive zone and slid home his 11th to give the Pats the 2-1 advantage.

Regina would hold on from there despite being outshot 48-20 in the contest.

Regina went 9/9 on the penalty kill and the powerplay was 0/3.

Quick Hits
- The Pats improve to 2-0-0-0 against Prince Albert this season.
- Tyler Brown had a season high 47 saves.
- Jake Leschyshyn scored his second shorthanded goal and fourth game winning goal of the year.

What’s Next?
The Pats (18-18-3) will host a rematch with the Raiders on Monday at 7 p.m. at the Brandt Centre. Tickets are available at reginapats.com and the Brandt Centre Box office.

(Phil Andrews/ReginaPats.com)

5 comments:

WesternManitobaRiders said...

First and foremost, best wishes to Rod and all who regularly check in on this site for a healthy, happy and prosperous New Year (it is too bad these sentiments are usually shared by most at this time of year only, as in this world as we know it currently, a little more kindness and less self centered egotism and greed would help everyone). In any event, this post is evidence of what is frustrating with Regina's number one tender; he can be outstanding, and has been at times this year and certainly last year, to the point where Paddock will likely be unsure as to whether he can significantly upgrade this position by trading for another goalie (such as Skinner in Lethbridge) or if he should stand pat (pardon the pun) and hope Brown gives more of these performances over the balance of the season and in the Memorial Cup. There is risk either way he goes on this issue, with the last thing he wants being to have a netminding situation as the Pats did in 2001 when they last hosted the Memorial Cup (starter Donald Chokalis simply laid an egg and left it to them back up Chad such that the team had to turn to back up Chad Davidson, who almost got the Pats into the Final). While the Pats automatically get into the national tourney this year as hosts, from watching Moose Jaw in Brandon today, and comparing them to what Regina has been like when playing the Wheat Kings thus far this year, it is apparent the Pats have a long way to go in ordering to get close to the level of play at which the Warriors and even Swifty are playing presently. When Howden returns from the WJC, and barring injuries, the Jaw look like they will be tough to beat, with goaltending though being the only question, at least for me; Wilma seems steady but I did not find him to be spectacular though, and yet the same could be said about the goaltending of Speedy Creek too). One aspect which is more clear this that the Jaw have plenty of depth, and more than the Broncos who rely so heavily on their first line (unless this can be changed by the trade deadline). If both Moose Jaw and Swift Current look at an upgrade on order to have a realistic shot at winning the WHL, there may not be a lot left for the Pats to make a deal. And by the way, what does Paddock have left in the cupboard to make a deal?

Anonymous said...

It would be nice if brown could do this game on a regular basis but he is wayyyyy to inconsistent

Anonymous said...

Maybe Rod was right for a change! Goaltending is not the Pat's problem.

william weppler said...

That was some gutsy performance by the "depleted ranks" lineup last night. Browns performance coupled with the special team PK play was worth the watch in itself!
The play of Dubinsky was also interesting. He is small in stature but didn't shy away from the gritty stuff...perhaps something some of the other "vets" should take note of. I didn't see the 4 min. high sticking penalty he got as was having some streaming issue with WHLive so can't comment on that. The Pats certainly did take some unnecessary penalties but thought the Raiders deserved a few more than were called on them.

Getting Mahura back tomorrow night should help with the defensive game but I feel they still need a bigger body back there to move the opposition from in front of net.

A lot of players out now so hopefully we are having the injury bug now and not come Cup time!

Happy New Year everyone!


Anonymous said...

Pats should be thankful for ANY lucky win these days. They are a few losses out of missing the playoffs right now.