Saturday, November 21, 2015

Pats - Raiders Game Day Preview

The Regina Pats (10-9-1-0) are looking for a bounce back effort in Prince Albert tonight against the East Division leading Raiders (14-5-2-1). It’s the second meeting of the season between the two clubs, the Pats lost at home 2-1 in OT in the first contest. Puck drop is at 7 o’clock with the pre-game at 6:35 on 620 CKRM.

Team Comparison
Prince Albert
Goals For/Against
59/70 (-11)
78/67 (+11)
13.5% (12/89)
19.8 % (16/81)
Penalty Kill
71.1% (74/90)
80.0% (68/85)
Team Save Percentage
Leading Scorer
Adam Brooks (9-15-24)
Reid Gardiner (16-17-33)
Leading Scorer (Defence)
Chase Harrison (2-9-11)
Jesse Lees (8-13-21)
Scoring by Period (1st-2nd-3rd-OT)
Average Age
17.79 yrs
18.04 yrs

The Lead Up
The Regina Pats offense was all but non-existent on Friday night in Brandon in a 2-1 loss to the Wheat Kings. The Pats managed just 16 shots on goal and Taylor Cooper scored the lone Regina marker in the contest. The Wheat Kings outshot the Pats 53-16 in the game.

The Raiders were last in action on Tuesday when they beat the Moose Jaw Warriors 4-1. Ian Scott stopped 26 of 27 shots faced while Reid Gardiner, Jordan Tkatch and Simon Stranksy each had two point nights.

Tyler Brown has Career Night
The one and only bright spot for the Pats in Fridays 2-1 loss in Brandon was they play of goaltender Tyler Brown. The Winnipeg native had a game for the ages stopping 51 of 53 shots faced and gave his teama chance to win. Brown made 16 saves in the 1st, 17 in the 2nd and 18 in the 3rd period. With the performance his save percentage has jumped to .915 on the season.  Since Brown was named the team’s starting goalie he has a 2.74 GAA and a .931 save percentage in 5 games played.

Penalty Kill Pitches Shutout
The Pats penalty kill managed to keep the Wheat Kings off the board in their three opportunities. It was the first time this season the Pats have gone back to back games without allowing a powerplay goal.

Raiders up 1-0 in Season Series
The Raiders were winners on October 25th at the Brandt Centre in Regina 2-1 thanks to an OT winner from Jesse Lees. Ian Scott was the difference in the game for P.A. as he made 38 saves for the win. The Pats will take on the Raiders a total of 8 times this season.  

Upcoming Schedule
Pats @ Red Deer – November 24, 8:00 PM – Enmax Centrium (CKRM)
Pats @ Edmonton – November 25, 8:00 PM – Rexall Place (CKRM)
Pats @ Calgary – November 27, 8:00 PM – Scotiabank Saddledome (CKRM)

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