The Swift Current Broncos stunned a sold-out Brandt Centre by handing the Regina Pats a 2-1 overtime loss in Game 1 of their WHL Eastern Conference 2nd round series Thursday night.
The Broncos tied the game with 39 seconds to go in regulation on a goal by Lane Pederson, and then won it at the 15:12 mark of overtime when Ryley Lindgren snapped a shot over Tyler Brown’s shoulder to hand Regina their first loss in the 2017 playoffs and their first loss since March 4 as they had won 12 straight.
Austin Wagner had the only goal for a Regina team that needs a win on home ice Friday night to even the series at one as they could not solve Swift Current goalie Jordan Papirny who stopped 53 of 54 shots including 18 in the first period when Regina outshot the Broncos 19-2.
620 CKRM will have the game starting with the pre-game show at 6:35 followed by the play-by-play at 7.
Regina – Austin Wagner (4) from Adam Brooks – 17:36.
Swift Current – Lane Pederson (3) from Ryley Lindgren – 19:21 6v5.
Swift Current – Ryley Lindgren (6) from Aleksi Heponiemi and Sahvan Khaira – 15:12.
Shots on Goal
Regina 19-8-15-12-(54) Swift Current 2-14-12-0-(28)