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The Blades scored the lone goal of the first on the powerplay from Eric Florchuk and led 1-0 after one, despite the Pats leading 16-13 on the shot clock.
In the second, the Blades added two more and led 3-0 after 40 minutes.
In the third, the Pats broke through on a shorthanded penalty shot from Duncan Pierce, his seventh and it was 3-1. Saskatoon got the three-goal lead back four minutes later, but Regina responded with another shorthanded marker, this one from Riley Krane, his 10th of the season to cut the lead to 4-2. The Pats pulled Dean McNabb for the extra attacker late but could not draw any closer and fell 4-2.
The Pats outshot Saskatoon 33-32. The powerplay was 0/3 while the penalty kill four went 4/5. Dean McNabb made 28 saves.
- Duncan Pierce extended his point streak to five games, has three goals and three assists in that stretch.
- Riley Krane scored his 10th to extend his point streak to five games with two goals and three assists.
- The Pats scored twice shorthanded and have six goals on the penalty kill this year.
The Pats (12-33-1-1) are off until Friday when they will host the Brandon Wheat Kings 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.