In the first, the Pats outshot the Oil Kings 17-11 and got the period’s lone goal. Austin Pratt dragged the puck in front and finished off his 20th of the year to make it 1-0, that was the score after 20 minutes.
In the second, the Oil Kings scored three times in the first 6:25 of the frame to take a 3-1 lead, that was the score after two periods.
In the third, Edmonton made it 4-1, four minutes into the frame on a goal from Andrew Fyten. Regina got it back to within two on the powerplay five minutes later. Logan Nijhoff got one to go from the left circle for his fifth and it was a 4-2 game. It stayed that way until late when the Oil Kings scored into an empty net to make it 5-2 and that was the final.
The Pats were outshot 45-36. The powerplay was 1/5, while the penalty kill went 3/3.
Max Paddock made 40 saves.
- Austin Pratt reached the 20-goal plateau for the first time in his WHL career.
- Nikita Sedov has recorded an assist in back to back games.
- Logan Nijhoff has goals in consecutive games.
The Pats (15-37-2-1) will return home to take on the Oil Kings on Friday 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.