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After a scoreless first, the Broncos opened the scoring with a power play goal early in the second. The Pats got it back with a power play goal of their own from Sam Steel, his 33rd of the season to tie it 1-1. Jared Legien then gave Regina the lead with his 22nd and it was 2-1 after 40 minutes.
In the third, Swift Current drew even with another power play goal and that forced overtime.
In the extra frame, Nick Henry buried his 14th on a great move to the backhand and the Pats took the extra point in a 3-2 final.
Regina was outshot 33-32, the power play went one for four and the penalty kill six for eight. Matt Bradley led the offence with two assists while Max Paddock made 31 saves.
- The Pats will take on the Swift Current Broncos in round one of the playoffs.
- Sam Steel extended his point streak to 12 games, has 12 goals and 10 assists in that stretch.
- The Pats have won 11 of their last 12 games.
The Pats (40-25-6) will close out the regular season Saturday on the road against the Swift Current Broncos. Game time is 7 p.m. on 620 CKRM. Single game tickets for round one of the playoffs will go on sale Tuesday at 12 p.m. at reginapats.com and the Brandt Centre Box office.