The Regina Pats staked themselves to early lead last night.
They just couldn’t hold on to it.
Two third period goals from Moose Jaw helped them edge by the Pats at the Brandt Centre Saturday night, 3-2.
“It was something we’ve never really been able to complain about all year, we had a really good effort,” said Pats goaltending coach Rob Muntain. “Better than we’ve played in any of our three wins that we’ve had this year.”
Early on, the Pats did seem to have some puck luck. Austin Pratt buried his fifth of the season when he banked the puck off Warriors’ netminder Adam Evanoff in the first to give the Pats the lead after one. Moose Jaw responded in the second, but so did the Pats, as Jake Leschyshyn potted one late to give the Pats the lead heading into the third.
It was there the puck luck seemed to end for Regina. An power play allowed Moose Jaw to draw even. And with seven minutes left, Tristin Langen took advantage of a bounce in the slot and ripped it his eighth goal behind Max Paddock, putting the Warriors ahead for good.
“We take a couple bad penalties, make a couple bad mistakes that cost us and we end in the losing end,” said Muntain.
Regina outshot Moose 33-26 on the night, while going 2/7 on the power play and killing off five of six penalties.
The Pats don’t have much time to dwell on the loss, as they’re taking on the Everett Silvertips at 4:00 pm Sunday, the pre-game show begins at 3:35 on 620 CKRM.