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Sunday, January 21, 2018

COORS LIGHT RECAP: BLADES TOP PATS 4-3 IN OT

SaskatoonBlades.com
SASKATOON – The Regina Pats dropped a 4-3 overtime decision to the Saskatoon Blades on Saturday night at the SaskTel Centre.

The Blades scored the game’s first two goals in the opening period, but Jesse Gabrielle got one back late in the frame, his fifth of the year and it was 2-1.

In the second, Cameron Hebig tied it up with his 32nd and then Sam Steel gave the Pats their first lead with his 17th and it was 3-2 heading to the third.

In the final frame, Evan Fiala tied it up for Saskatoon which eventually forced overtime in a 3-3 tie.

In the extra frame, Eric Florchuk tipped home the winner and gave the Blades the extra point in a 4-3 final.

The Pats outshot Saskatoon 50-30 in the defeat, the powerplay was oh for four and the penalty kill was one for one.

Sam Steel and Cameron Hebig led the offence with a goal and an assist each while Max Paddock made 26 saves.

Nolan Maier made 45 saves in the Blades goal to collect the win.

Quick Hits
- Cameron Hebig scored a goal and added an assist in his first game against his former team.
- Max Paddock returned from injury and got his first start since December 27 in Brandon.
- The Pats are now 8-3-2-0 in 12 games since the Christmas break.

What’s Next?
The Pats (24-20-5) will host a rematch with the Blades on Wednesday night at the Brandt Centre at 7 p.m.  Tickets are available at reginapats.com and the Brandt Centre Box office.

(Phil Andrews/ReginaPats.com)

19 comments:

Anonymous said...

disgusting

Anonymous said...

Hmmmm.. Tons of shots last night and a LOSS . 50 shots tonight and another LOSS. Does that not tell you that Regina has no goal scorers? Go Blades.

Anonymous said...

…they can't even put away a team they are fighting with for a wildcard spot. There is a real danger and distinct probability that PA and Saskatoon could overtake the Pats for the wildcard spots. This team and it's play goes far beyond disgusting. Having to demote recently acquired players to lower lines because they won't work or perform. This far beyond disgusting on so many levels.

… perhaps ownership may have been premature on these multi-year extensions..

Anonymous said...


Blades trade three of their top players to Regina and still beat the Pats Good effort. looks good for next year

Anonymous said...

Anyone thinking that the Blades are memorial cup contenders?

Anonymous said...

Perhaps Regina has a coaching problem??

Anonymous said...


Blades are not contenders this year but I don't think the PATS are sure thing this year either

Anonymous said...

Ya, the Blades sold the farm for the future and just beat the Pats. The future is bleak. Enjoy those memorial cup tix folks.

Anonymous said...

Just make the playoffs and anything can happen. What I do know is that the Regina Para will be contending for the Memorial Cup.

Anonymous said...

The pats had 4 guys out of the lineup and are still gelling. They will be fine down the stretch. Give toons goalie some credit plus we hit 6 posts.

Anonymous said...

'This is funny;

";Just make the playoffs and anything can happen. What I do know is that the Regina Para will be contending for the Memorial Cup"

I'm sure what you meant to say was the Pats will be participants at the Memorial Cup. They will be eliminated quickly. Contending is out of the question.

This has turned into a major embarrassment for the fans, league, and the team itself. Yet ownership hands out extensions? Perhaps that tells you a little bit about their hockey acumen. The following things will soon happen: the thousand season ticket holders who bought just to get Memorial Cup tickets won't renew, the Pats will drop into the lower levels of the standings, there will be no prospects, fans will drop off, the team will struggle for years and the Brandt Centre will go back to the old days of being a mausoleum. The manager and the coaches have made to many mistakes over the last couple years and all will soon come home to roost, in fact they already have.

william weppler said...

lol....like reading the Sunday morning comics on here today.

Interesting line makeups last night with Steel/Hebig and Bradley/Gabes together. The tinkering continues to try and find the right winning combos. Hebig (6P in 5) and Gabes (5G in 6) contributing just like JP thought they would so fitting in well.

A little concerned with the D lapses still continuing but it is early yet, and Kubic holding his own despite those lapses. No PPG's last night which is pretty surprising as so much talent on both Units, but generating a lot of shots so sooner or later they will be rewarded.

Was interesting to hear the interview with Jesse G about his up & down year so far. Always heard (unfounded) rumours he was somewhat of a troublemaker but after being sent to the AHL this year after not cracking the Bruins lineup he said he was pretty disappointed. Sounds like he is happy to be in Regina to get some playing time, and his play certainly shows it so far. JP was hoping he had 30 goals in him....well on his way.

Hoefully the Warriors can knock the Blades off this aft to help us out :))

Anonymous said...

why is contending out of the question it is a game ! they just acquired top line defenceman and forwards losing one measly game to Saskatoon dosent mean anything! and if they don't contend give credit to the other teams .

Anonymous said...

The pats have given up more goals than they have scored. Been inconsistent all year long. How many measly games have the Pats lost to the Blades recently? 4 in a row…It surprises that so may people are out of touch with reality. Because we got 7or 8 good players means absolutely squat. The team itself hasn't changed.
They had a chance to make a statement this week and they laid an egg. A big "F" grading for sure.
The only chance they have is to start playing basic hockey. They will never compete goal for goal with MJ or SC, and anyone who thinks that they can is delusional.
The Pats changed their style last year after they lost Lescyshyn and later Brooks, They focused on defence and that's what Paddock has got to get them doing again. Offence comes off great defence.
They have to start plugging/trapping up the middle and taking away the ice on these fast teams like they did last year. Also what other teams did to them last year.
This team needs to become a defence first team and make smaller players work the boards. Make life tough for them and free wheel like they did. The offence will come off turnovers.
The don't have enough talent to match teams with 50 goal scorers so they need to do something else.
They did it last year and they will have to again.

Anonymous said...

We are going to need Sammy for the stretch run, but unfortunately, he's been the Pats weakest defensive forward lately. A complete turnover machine. Let's hope Steel can handle his demotion to the 2nd line with class and dignity and work his way back up.

On the flip-side, well earned promotion to the top line for Bradley. He's got some excellent chem going with Gabrielle. Good to see

Anonymous said...

Who were the four out of the lineup? The only announced scratch was Leschysun, so who were the others?

Anonymous said...

they are 8 wins 3 losses 2 loses in ot since Christmas break they are on the right track!

Anonymous said...

He got his contract from the ducks he's just coasting now.

Anonymous said...

Leschyshyn, Oksanen, Morrisseau, and Mahovlich.

FG