In the first, the Blades got a shorthanded goal two minutes in from Eric Florchuk to lead 1-0. It stayed a one goal game until late in the frame when Max Gerlach scored with 14 seconds left on the clock and Saskatoon led 2-0 after one.
In the second, the Blades got goals from Ryan Hughes and Kyle Crnkovic in the first 10 minutes to lead 4-0. Dean McNabb made four highlight reel saves after that to keep it 4-0 after 40 minutes.
In the third, McNabb stopped all 12 shots he faced but the Pats were unable to find a goal and fell 4-0.
The Pats were outshot 35-19, the powerplay was oh for seven, the penalty kill nine for nine and Dean McNabb made 31 saves in a third star performance.
- The Pats finish their season series with the Blades with a 1-4-1-0 record.
- The Pats are 48 for 53 on the penalty kill in their last 12 games (90.5 per cent).
- Regina killed all nine short handed situations in the contest.
The Pats (18-41-1-2) are right back at it Saturday afternoon against the Lethbridge Hurricanes at 2:30 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.