Wednesday, March 30, 2016

RECAP: Tyler Brown leads Pats to 3-1 series lead

Keith Hershmiller Photography
The Regina Pats hosted game 4 of their first round series with the Lethbridge Hurricanes on Wednesday night. The Pats were coming off a 3-2 win in game 3 to take a 2-1 series lead. Adam Brooks had three assists and Tyler Brown made 30 saves to give the Pats the victory. The Pats Adam Berg missed the game with an upper body injury and forward Robbie Holmes made his WHL playoff debut. The Hurricanes Carter Folk received a two game suspension for his hit on Jared Freadrich in game 3 and missed game 4. The Hurricanes went to goaltender Jayden Sittler in the contest and Stuart Skinner got the night off. Here are the lineup's for the contest with the starters highlighted.



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Pats scratches - Berg, Pouteau, Schioler and McAmmond. 
Hurricanes scratches - Watson, Bellerive, Gutierrez, Sheen and Folk. 

In the first period the Canes got off to another good start thanks to an early powerplay. The Pats killed it off however and then got a powerplay of their own but almost gave up a shorthanded goal. Giorgio Estephan skated in on a breakaway but Tyler Brown stopped him with the left skate to keep the game scoreless. The Canes got a second powerplay in the frame but again the Pats killed it off and then in the final minute opened the scoring. Sam Steel forced a turnover and centred for Cole Sanford who beat Jayden Sittler 5-hole for his 2nd of the playoffs at 19:12 and it was 1-0. That was the score after 1 with the Hurricanes leading on the shot clock 14-8.

In the second the Pats were the aggressors and put 14 shots on goal. Austin Wagner had a breakaway late but just put it over top the net. Connor Hobbs also hit the crossbar in the frame but the Pats lead remained 1-0. The Hurricanes had the periods lone man advantage which the Pats killed off and through 40 minutes the Pats still led by a goal. Regina outshot the Canes 14-7 in the period and led 22-21 overall.

In the third the Pats clamped things down. the Hurricanes did manage some chances but Tyler Brown shut the door. The game stayed 1-0 until late when the Hurricanes pulled Sittler for the extra attacker. Adam Brooks then took a puck in his own right circle and scored from about 180 feet away for his 4th of the playoffs, unassisted at 18:48 and it was 2-0. The Pats killed the clock form there and took a commanding 3-1 series lead heading into game 5. The Canes outshot the Pats 11-4 in the period and led overall 32-26.

The Pats powerplay was oh for 1 in the game and the penalty kill was 3 for 3.

The third star of the game went to the Pats Sam Steel who had as assist in the win. The second star to the Hurricanes Jayden Sittler who stopped 24 of 25 shots faced and the first star to the Pats Tyler Brown who stopped all 32 shots he faced for his second shutout of the series. 

The Pats hit the road for game 5 on Friday night in Lethbridge at 7 o'clock on 620 CKRM. 

Scoring Summary

1st Period

Pats Goal at 19:12. Cole Sanford (2) from Sam Steel. 

2nd Period


3rd Period

Pats EN Goal at 18:48. Adam Brooks (4) unassisted.

Here are the radio highlights:

Post game interview with Assistant Coach and Assistant GM Dave Struch:

Post game interview with forward Sam Steel:

Post game interview with forward Robbie Holmes:


Anonymous said...

Brown was real good might I say exceptional. Brooks and Wagner weren't as effective and looked very tired. Defence was good but also extremely lucky at times but then they had a brick wall in Brown. Overall I wasn't as impressed with the team as I had hoped. I know they only gave up a couple of goals but they were on their heels much of both games, and again they can thank Brown. I think we still can take it up a notch and will need to. The 4th game is the absolute toughest one to win. The Pats can and they should end this but will need to be better than the last two games. Play like possessed men with a purpose. True grit.

Gordie Know-How (Neil Child) said...

I'm an avid fan of your blog and your play-by-play. However (here it comes) you're losing me as fan of your post-game show because ... it is always a recorded re-play of your play-by-by! You've got great insight as a game analyst, yet your post-game show seems not to focus on that. In fact, it usually takes 10 minutes or so (after the recorded re-plays) to even get your game three star picks! Phil, I've been to the game and I've seen the game or ... I've listened to the game on the radio ... I don't need to listen to it twice! Please loosen up and candidly offer your valued opinion on the particular game on hand.
(This isn't a deal breaker -- I'm still a Phil fan.)

Phil Andrews said...

It's a sponsored element of the post game show and each intermission. Sorry you don't like it but it's not going anywhere

Neil Child said...

Hmmm ... makes money sense then ... my two cent opinion (actually for free -- not even two cents) is ... well ... you get what you pay for.

Neil Child said...

You get what you pay for ... I'm offering just my two cents worth.