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.
- 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.
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.