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Sunday, February 4, 2018

COORS LIGHT RECAP: PATS DOWN RAIDERS 5-4 IN OT


Regina – In a wild, back-and-forth game where "no lead was safe", the Regina Pats prevailed 5-4 in overtime Saturday night over the Prince Albert Raiders in the Brandt Centre.

The victory gave the Pats a little breathing room, as they now lead P.A. by six points for the first wildcard playoff spot in the WHL's Eastern Conference.

Playing on his 20th birthday, Pats veteran Sam Steel was once again the star of the show. The Anaheim Ducks first-rounder netted two goals and two assists while 20-year old Cameron Hebig iced the game on a feed from Steel with 47 seconds left in OT.

It was clear the two points on the line were critical, as the game was highlighted by a handful of fights and rough play. The first period was a tense battle which was knotted 0-0 at its conclusion.

The Pats erupted for four goals in the second period and carried a 4-1 advantage into what appeared to be the final frame. However Marc Habscheid's Raiders were a tenacious bunch which refused to throw in the towel and they battled back to force overtime in a 4-4 tie before a sellout crowd of 6484.

In the extra frame, Cameron Hebig forced a turnover in the offensive zone, fed Sam Steel in the slot who sent a return feed left side and Hebig scored his 36th to give the Pats the extra point in a 5-4 final score.

The Pats outshot Prince Albert 40-37, the powerplay was two for four and the penalty kill six for six.

Sam Steel led the offence with four points while Cameron Hebig had a goal and two assists and Ryan Kubic made 33 saves.

The Pats (27-22-5) will be back in action on Wednesday in Brandon at 7 p.m. on 620 CKRM. The next home game is Friday against the Kootenay ICE at 7 p.m. Tickets are available at reginapats.com, the Brandt Centre Box office and at any Regina Safeway where Funzone Tickets are $13 plus tax.

(With files from Phil Andrews/ReginaPats.com)

16 comments:

Morgan said...

Oh baby!!! Pats win again!!!

Anonymous said...

I don't know why the pats struggle against a P.A team that doesn't have nearly the talent the pats do and to blow that lead with our veteran defence and have to go to overtime to win ,this team really needs to get it together soon.The worst case scenario is the pats catch Brandon for 3rd place and get hammered in the first round

Anonymous said...

These are the traditional Pats. Competitive enough to take a last Place team to overtime at home.
Will the networks be covering the Memorial Cup?

Anonymous said...

They came out flat in the third period as they had the game won right? Getting a full 60 minutes and the killer instinct has been hard for Paddock to find. Our goaltending was not good and left a lot to be desired. I hope that this doesn't become an issue for them, but our guy is looking more unsteady all the time.

Anonymous said...

13 straight wins vs the basement dwellar PA Raiders.

Anonymous said...

LOL. Last place team? Raiders are a playoff team right now. And they could not beat us ... again!

Anonymous said...

Not in last place anymore!

bdunc said...

So MJ and Swift both lost this week to lesser teams...so they can be beat after all...well at least 1 of them or neither will be in Regina in May..and yes the networks are going to be there to cover the HOME TOWN REGINA PATS..who will be well rested and ready to skate around the Brandt with the cup

Anonymous said...

PATS struggle with the PA Raiders? What is it now, 13 14 in a row now? That's struggling? DUH!

Anonymous said...

bbdunc... The only Cup the Pats will be skating around with are the ones they wear to protect their Package.

Anonymous said...

Pats will get walked over in all 3 games. free space on the bingo card as the saying goes. Keep living in your dream world though.

Anonymous said...

Pats will win 1 maybe 2 at cup

Pat the Patriot said...

You never say never, as the Philadelphia Eagles won their first championship over the most successful football franchise ever in New England Patriots with Bill and Brady, but if one was objectively assessing the chances of Regina winning the Memorial Cup with this team, I would say their chances are as good as Trump getting through one speech or one tweet without a lie...will not happen...in fact, if the Memorial Cup was right now, they could compete as one of the weakest host teams ever...timing is everything or at least a bug part of it, as I would not be saying this at all about last year's Pats team...oh well, they have a month or so to get some real game experience in to build some chemistry, and then a month off to practice and prepare for what I would say will be a Memorial Cup where they win one game...

Anonymous said...

your using the Eagles as an example? A team that was 13-3? against the Pats that are one bad week away from missing the playoffs!!

in their next ten games the pats play brandon once, moose jaw four, saskatoon twice, and pa once. they are also facing an eight game road stretch ahead.

yikes!

Anonymous said...

what makes you think the pats will b walked right over they have the ability to be really competitive and i will say it again they know they will be there knowing you are already there may have a bearing on how they are playing now oh ho hum that's how they really play right now they shouldn't be but they are

Anonymous said...

also the pats are one week away from pulling away from the Saskatoon blades and raiders