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Road trip ends in shutout loss to Pats

 

The end of the three-in-three road trip didn’t go to plan for the Edmonton Oil Kings on Friday night.

The Regina Pats (16-37-1-2) scored once on the power play and once shorthanded en route to blanking the Edmonton Oil Kings (31-18-4-4), 4-0, in front of 5,355 fans at Brandt Centre.

The Pats took a 1-0 lead into the first intermission, then added two more goals in the second – scoring both special teams goals – then added another in the third to gain just their eighth win in 27 games on home ice.

Todd Scott (8-3-2-0) suffered the loss, surrendering three goals on 19 shots. Dylan Myskiw entered the game in relief late in the second period, making 10 saves on 11 shots on goal.

Max Paddock (11-22-1-1) picked up the shutout win, stopping all 32 shots he faced.

Austin Pratt’s 21st of the season opened the scoring and gave the Pats a 1-0 lead, which is how things would stand heading into the first intermission.

Shots on goal during the first 20 minutes of play favoured Edmonton by a 13-9 margin.

In the second period, Riley Krane notched his 12th of the season at 10:24 to give Regina a 2-0 lead, then just over four minutes later Carter Massier made it 3-0 with a shorthanded goal, unassisted, at 14:55.

Garrett Wright rounded out the scoring with his fourth goal of the campaign at 10:22 of the third period, securing the 4-0 win. It marked the first win at home for the Pats since January 25, which was coincidentally another 4-0 win, against the Brandon Wheat Kings.

Shots on goal in the second period shifted in favour of the Pats, 13-9, then were 10-8 Oil Kings in the third for a game total of 32-30, Edmonton.

Regina was 1-for-4 on the power play, while Edmonton finished the game going 0-for-5 with the man advantage.

Austin Pratt (REG) (3), Carter Massier (EDM) (2), and Max Paddock (EDM) (1) were selected as the Three Stars of the Game.

Wyatt McLeod, Ethan Cap and Matthew Robertson each wore an “A” and skated as alternate captains to Trey Fix-Wolansky.

The Oil Kings return home to Rogers Place for their next home game to host the Medicine Hat Tigers for Star Wars Night on Family Day, Monday, February 18 at 2:00 PM MT.

Great seats are still available for all Edmonton Oil Kings home games during the 2018-19 season starting at just $20. Visit OilKings.ca for more information or to purchase.

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