The Regina Pats gave up three in the third period Saturday night, but hung on to defeat the Prince Albert Raiders 5-4 in overtime at the Brandt Cantre.
Cameron Hebig scored the winner with his 36th of the season, while Pats captain Sam Steel recorded two goals and two assists.
Forward Nick Henry said after the game they played well the first two periods, but eased up in the third.
“The first two periods were pretty good I thought we played pretty good hockey, we took our foot off the gas in the third, but two points is two points in the end,” Henry told play-by-play announcer Phil Andrews after the game.
The win gives the Pats (27-22-5-0) a six point cushion over both the Raiders and Saskatoon who are tied for the final wildcard spot in the east.
The Pats are now off until Tuesday, when they’ll battle the Wheat Kings in Brandon, 620 CKRM will have the call for you.