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Sunday, April 10, 2016

RECAP: Rebels outlast Pats for 2-0 series lead

Photo credit: Rob Wallator
The Regina Pats were looking to ear a split with a win in game 2 on Sunday night in Red Deer against the Rebels. The Pats took a 2-0 first period lead in game 1 on Saturday night but Red Deer responded with three unanswered goals to win 3-2. Adam Brooks had two assists for the Pats in the game, extending his point streak to 6 games while Colton Bobyk led the way for the Rebels with a goal and an assist. Here are the lineups for game 2 with the starters highlighted.

Pats
Macklin-Steel-Sanford
Wagner-Brooks-Zablocki
Richards-Leschyshyn-Cole
Smith-McAmmond-Woods

Williams-Hobbs
Harrison-Zborovskiy
Hilsendager-Freadrich

Brown
Hollett
Rebels
Polei-Musil-de Wit
Pawlenchuk-Philp-Helewka
Hagel-Spacek-DeBrusk
Schmoorkoff-Purtill-Rattie

Bobyk-Nogier
Fleury-Nogier
Mahura-Strand

Martin
Weatherill

Pats scratches - Berg, Gardiner, Barteaux, Pouteau, Schioler and Holmes. 
Rebels scratches - Sass, Bleackley, Nikolishin, Pratt, Johnson, Bains and Sakowich. 

In the first period the Pats gave up an early powerplay but killed it off. The Rebels then took two penalties on the same play and the Pats went up 2 men. That's when Sam Steel buried his 5th of the post season from the right side with assists to Connor Hobbs and Lane Zablocki at 6:22 and for the second time in the series the Pats scored first. The game stayed 1-0 until late in the period when the Pats went to their second penalty kill and this time the Rebels converted. Josh Mahura beat a screened Tyler Brown from the blueline for his 1st. Assists to Brandon Hagel and Adam Musil and it was 1-1 at 16:57. That was the score after 20 minutes with Red Deer leading on the shot clock 11-7.

In the second the Rebels took their first lead at 5:16. Michael Spacek scored his first career playoff goal from the right side with assists to Brandon Hagel and Austin Strand and it was 2-1. The Pats powerplay tied it up 10 minutes later when Cole Sanford got a flip shot over the shoulder of Trevor Martin from the left goal line for his 5th. Adam Brooks and Colby Williams the assists and it was 2-2. The Pats went to the penalty kill however right after that and the Rebels took the lead back. Adam Helewka beat a screened Brown with a shot form the top of the right circle at 17:44. His team leading 7th from Haydn Fleury and it was 3-2. The Rebels afforded the Pats another powerplay late in the period and Regina capitalized. Adam Brooks banged in a rebound for his 6th from Connor Hobbs and Cole Sanford at 19:58 to tie the game 3-3 heading to the 3rd. The Pats outshot the Rebels 17-11 in the second and led 24-22 overall.

In the third the Pats had a great opportunity with a 4 minute powerplay to take the lead but the Rebels penalty kill came up big and the game remained 3-3. The Rebels picked up their 4th poweprlay of the game midway through the frame and on it Adam Musil tipped in a point shot for his 2nd from Josh Mahura and Evan Polei at 11:18 to make it 4-3. The Pats could not break through for a tieing goal, even with the extra attacker and lost game 2 and now trail the series 2-0. The Pats outshot the Rebels 14-10 in the third and 38-32 overall.

The Pats powerplay was 3 for 6 in the game while the penalty kill was 1 for 4.

The third star of the game went to the Pats Cole Sanford who had a goal and an assist. The second star to the Rebels Adam Musil who scored the game winner and added an assist and the first star to Red Deers Josh Mahura who had a goal and as assist. 

The Pats with host game 3 on Tuesday night at the Brandt Centre with a 7 o'clock puck drop on 620 CKRM. 

Scoring Summary

1st Period

Pats 5v3 PP Goal at 6:22. Sam Steel (5) from Connor Hobbs and Lane Zablocki.

Rebels PP Goal at 16:57. Josh Mahura (1) from Brandon Hagel and Adam Musil. 

2nd Period

Rebels Goal at 5:16. Michael Spacek (1) from Brandon Hagel and Austin Strand.

Pats PP Goal at 15:18. Cole Sanford (5) from Adam Brooks and Colby Williams.

Rebels PP Goal at 17:44. Adam Helewka (7) from Haydn Fleury and Philp.

Pats PP Goal at 19:58. Adam Brooks (6) from Connor Hobbs and Cole Sanford. 

3rd Period

Rebels PP Goal at 11:18. Adam Musil (2) from Josh Mahura and Evan Polei.


Here are the radio radio highlights: http://bit.ly/1VLnm9E

Post game interview with Head Coach and GM John Paddock: http://bit.ly/20tzP2N



3 comments:

william weppler said...

Rebels got a couple goals on screens/defections tonight; Pats need to get in the dirty areas as well in this series if going to be sucessful.

Wagner is invisible so far; maybe needs comfort of home arena to get it going.

No fault on Brown tonight.

Rebels changed up PK on the 4 min PP in 3rd (pressured rather then playing the box) and Pats didn't adjust...don't think we got a shot. That was the turning point I think. We could have put it away there.

Pats have been 3rd period team this year; but not in this series so far.

Still time; get'r done at home.

Anonymous said...

I agree Wagner has done nothing. Other than his once a game breakaway he has been a ghost. Not enough guys wanting to go to the greasy areas is a big problem. Also we keep trying to score off the rush and RD isn't letting that happen. You need grind out goals in the playoffs and the Pats aren't doing any of that. At least win a battle send it to the point for a shot and crash to the net for a greasy one. If they don't start this will be over in four or five at best.

PK was bad and we didn't adjust very well to them. Sutter seems to have made better adjustments. We stood around rather than move the puck quickly. Maybe its failing to adjust to them or maybe we don't have the talent to do what an adjustment requires.

It could be their size is wearing us down as a reason we haven't scored an even strength goal. A few years back we were supposed to start to get bigger but so far the organization hasn't delivered. Big players win battles along the boards and get greasy goals in the playoffs. Maybe the GM better pay attention to what the opposition is doing to him.

Anonymous said...

This series is far from over. The games have been close against a team built for the memorial cup. The Pats aren't going to roll over and hand the series to them. Can't wait until tomorrow!

LC