Wednesday, April 13, 2016

RECAP: Pats hold on in game 4 and tie series at 2

Keith Hershmiller Photography
The Regina Pats were right back at it on Wednesday night hosting game 4 against the Red Deer Rebels at the Brandt Centre. The Pats were coming off a 6-3 victory in game 3 and trailed th ebest of seven series 2-1. Jake Leschyshyn, Austin Wagner, Chase Harrison and Sergey Zborovskiy each had two points in the win for the Pats who outshot Red Deer 40-28. The Rebels were once again without forwards Ivan Nikolishin and Connor Bleackley for game 4 and defenceman Colton Bobyk was suspended for the contest, he received two games for spearing Colby Williams in the face in game 3. Here are the lineup's for game 4 with the starters highlighted.



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Pats scratches - Berg, Pouteau, Schioler and McAmmond. 
Rebels scratches - Weatherill, Bobyk, Bleackley, Nikolishin, Pratt, Johnson, Bains and Sakowich. 

In the first period both teams had some really good early chances but both Tyler Brown and Trevor Martin made some big stops to keep the game tied. The Pats were afforded the first powerplay but did not score and then the Rebels were able to open the scoring. Austin Stand buried a rebound in the slot for his 1st at 13:13. An unassisted marker and it was 1-0. The Rebels got into some penalty trouble after that and gave the Pats 28 seconds up 5 on 3. Connor Hobbs tied the game when he jammed in a puck in the crease for his 3rd with assists to Lane Zablocki and Adam Brooks at 17:18 and it was 1-1. On the remining 5 on 4 poweprlay the Pats took the lead with their 9th PP goal of the series. Connor Hobbs beat Martin through a screen for his second of the night, 4th of the playoffs from Colby Williams and Adam Brooks at 18:42 and it was 2-1. That was the score after 20 minutes with the Rebels leading on the shot clock 16-12. 

In the second the Pats extended their lead to 3-1 when Luc Smith buried a rebound for his 1st career playoff goal at 4:05. Sam Steel and Sean Richards the helpers. Then the Pats powerplay went back to work and made it 4-1 at 12:18. Lane Zablocki jammed in his 4th from Chase Harrison. That was it for Trevor Martin in goal, he gave up 4 goals on 22 shots and was replaced by Rylan Toth who returned to the ice for the first time since February 17th. Lane Zablocki scored again at 17:07, again with the man advantage again from Chase Harrison to makr it a 5-1 Regina lead. The Rebels got one back with 23 seconds left in the frame when Luke Philp jammed one across the goalline for his 2nd to make it 5-2 at 19:37. That was the score after 40 minutes with the Pats outshooting Red Deer 14-13 in the period but trailed 29-26 overall.

In the third the Rebels got within 2 when Nelson Nogier ripped a snap shot from the right circle into the top corner for his 2nd from Jake DeBrusk and Grayson Pawlenchuk at 4:06 and it 5-3. Then with a powerplay at the midway point Red Deer got it to 5-4 when Luke Philp jammed in his second of the night. 3rd of the playoffs from Jake DeBrusk and Adam Helewka at 10:38 and it was 5-4. The Pats held on for dear life after that until late when the Rebels pulled Toth for the extra attacker. That's when Cole Sanford buried his 6th into the empty cage with assists to Jake Leschyshyn and Sam Steel at 18:42 and it was 6-4 and that was the final score. The Rebels outshot Regina 19-7 in the third and 48-33 overall. The series sits tied 2-2.

The Pats powerplay was 4 for 6 on the powerplay and the penalty kill was 1 for 2.

The third star of the game went to the Pats Tyler Brown who made 44 saves in the win. The second star to the Rebels Luke Philp who scored twice in the win and the first star to the Pats Lane Zablovki who had two goals and an assist.

The Pats visit the Rebels in game 5 on Friday night at 7 o'clock on 620 CKRM. Tickets for game 6 on Sunday at 4 PM the Brandt Centre will go on sale at noon Saturday at and the Brandt Centre Box Office. 

Scoring Summary

1st Period

Rebels Goal at 13:13. Austin Strand (1) unassisted.

Pats 5v3 PP Goal at 17:18. Connor Hobbs (3) from Lane Zablocki and Adam Brooks.

Pats PP Goal at 18:42. Connor Hobbs (4) from Colby Williams and Adam Brooks. 

2nd Period

Pats Goal at 4:05. Luc Smith (1) from Sam Steel and Sean Richards.

Pats PP Goal at 12:18. Lane Zablocki (4) from Chase Harrison.

Pats PP Goal at 17:07. Lane Zablocki (5) from Chase Harrison.

Rebels Goal at 19:37. Luke Philp (2) from Jake DeBrusk and Grayson Pawlenchuk. 

3rd Period

Rebels Goal at 4:06. Nelson Nogier (2) from Jake DeBrusk and Grayson Pawlenchuk.

Rebels PP Goal at 10:38. Luke Philp (3) from Jake DeBrusk and Adam Helewka.

Pats EN Goal at 18:42. Cole Sanford (6) from Jake Leschyshyn and Sam Steel.

Here are the radio highlights:

Post game interview with Head Coach and GM John Paddock:

Post game interview with forward Jake Leschyshyn:

Post game interview forward Luc Smith:


RWAH said...

Who picks the stars? Tyler brown in the first and third period won the game for the Pats and should have been the first star. In the first if he not at the top of his game the Rebels would have had a 3 or 4 goal lead and the Pats saw in Red Deer how well they block up the ice and block shots when they are playing with the lead. IMO Tyler Brown was the "Game Changer"

Anonymous said...

Yes agree. Zabkocki wasn't even top 3 forwards but contributed well.

Anonymous said...

Brown was very good when he had to be, that for sure. If he can clean up those short side goals the Pats will be in a much better position to succeed. He made a lot of big save at the right time. With any good team you can never take your foot off the head of the snake or he will bite you. It seemed when Red Deer pushed back we didn't have any answer. I like the greasy game we have gone to and honestly that's the only way we can win this thing. We need to remain ultra disciplined because I don't think they will. If they scratch out a win on Friday, I think they can win this. Although we're starting to look tired I think they're as fatigued as we are. Get er done guys.

Anonymous said...

Still let in 4 goals