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Sunday, February 11, 2018

COORS LIGHT RECAP: PATS TOP HURRICANES 4-2

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Regina – The Regina Pats got 33 saves from Max Paddock in a 4-2 win over the Lethbridge Hurricanes on Saturday night at the Brandt Centre.

Regina opened the scoring early in the first when Libor Hajek got a wrist shot through from the blueline for his 11th of the season. The Hurricanes powerplay tied it up late in the period and it was 1-1 after one.

In the second, Sam Steel made an unbelievable play to find Matt Bradley back door and he scored his 32nd to give Regina the 2-1 lead. Steel added to the lead with a powerplay goal, his 21st and it was 3-1 after 40 minutes.

In the third, Cale Fleury scored shorthanded for his 10th to extend the lead to 4-1. Lethbridge got one back with 14 seconds left, but the Pats took the two points in a 4-2 final.

Sam Steel, Jake Leschyshyn, Cale Fleury and Libor Hajek all put up two points in the win while Max Paddock made 33 saves in a first star performance.

Regina was outshot 35-34, the powerplay was one for 10 and the penalty kill four for six.

Quick Hits
- Scott Mahovlich returned to the lineup after missing the previous 12 games with a lower body injury.
- Max Paddock has given up two goals or less in nine of his last 12 appearances.
- Sam Steel has four goals and nine assists over a five game point streak.

What’s Next?
The Pats (29-23-5) complete their three in three weekend on Sunday afternoon in Saskatoon against the Blades at 4 p.m. on 620 CKRM and Access 7. Next home game is Wednesday against the Moose Jaw Warriors. Tickets are available at reginapats.com, the Brandt Centre Box office and at any Regina Safeway where Funzone Tickets are $13 plus tax.

(Phil Andrews/ReginaPats.com)

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Man, when they win I think they are on here before the last whistle, but when they lose it is usually the small hours of the next day.

Morgan said...

Back in the win column baby! Pats rule!!! These guys are ready for the Memorial Cup!!!

Anonymous said...

A team that traded all their assets away against a team that bought everything they could. It should have been a lopsided win, but in reality was another tough 4-2 games but at least we eeked out a win instead of a loss like Friday. Mostly thanks to Max Paddock. This team is so far away from ready that it's really farcical. And these are games against the supposedly weak Central Division. Still too many guys playing crappy hockey. Going nowhere this year much like last.

Anonymous said...

Paddock has looked good in the games he's played the past two seasons. He's young too, so maybe our goalie of the future.

Morgan said...

I heard there's a new dessert that's sweeping south western Saskatchewan these days... it's called sour grapes. The Warriors and Broncos fans are eating them by the pound!!! #Memorialcupboundbaby