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After a scoreless first, the Thunderbirds opened the scoring 7:34 into the second. The Pats tied it 1-1 with a powerplay goal from Robbie Holmes, his ninth, nine minutes into the period. Seattle took the lead once more, but the Regina powerplay stuck with 1:30 left in the second thanks to Sebastian Streu, his second of the season and it was a 2-2 game after 40 minutes.
In the third, Seattle went up 3-2 early, the Pats got it even with yet another powerplay goal at 4:16. Riley Krane banged home a rebound for his eighth and it was 3-3. However, the Thunderbirds came back with two powerplay goals of their own and added another late to take the two points in a 6-3 final.
The Pats were outshot 47-22. The powerplay was 3/6 and the penalty kill went 3/5.
Riley Krane, Robbie Holmes, Kyle Walker and Sebastian Streu led the offence with two points apiece, while Dean McNabb made 41 saves.
- Sebastian Streu has a goal and two assists in his last three games.
- Robbie Holmes has put up eight points in his last eight games.
- The Pats are now 3-3-1-0 in seven games to start the second half of the year.
- The attendance was 5073.
The Pats (12-27-1-1) are back in action on Wednesday at home to the Portland Winterhawks 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.