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After a scoreless first period, the Pats outshot Edmonton 13-6 in the second frame, but gave up the game’s first two goals and trailed 2-0 after two periods.
The Oil Kings broke the game open with three goals in the first 7:27 of the third period to lead 5-0. Trey Fix-Wolansky led the visitors with four assists, while Brett Kemp scored two and added a helper.
The Pats avoided the shutout when Jake Leschyshyn put home a rebound for his seventh of the year at 12:37 to make it 5-1 and that was the final score.
The Pats outshot the Oil Kings 25-22 in the loss. The powerplay was 0/4 while the penalty kill went 4/6. Max Paddock made 17 saves.
- Nick Henry extended his point streak to six games with an assist. Has four goals and five assists in that stretch.
- Jake Leschyshyn has points in four straight, putting up a goal and five assists.
- Brady Pouteau made his season debut and Logan Nijhoff returned after missing three games with injury.
The Pats are right back at it on Saturday night against the Saskatoon Blades at 7 p.m. at the Brandt Centre. Tickets are available at reginapats.com, the Brandt Centre Box Office and at any Regina Safeway, where Fun Zone tickets are $13 plus tax.