The Regina Pats were unable to use their killer instinct last night as Medicine Hat came from behind to beat Regina 5-4 in a shootout.
Regina trailed 1-0 after the opening period, but came storming back with four unanswered goals to take a 4-2 lead after 40 minutes.
In the third period the Tigers clawed back into the game with a pair of goals to tie the game in regulation before winning the contest in a shootout.
Assistant Coach Ken Schneider said after the game the Pats were unable to carry the momentum of a strong second period into the third. “Medicine Hat hung around long enough to get themselves back into the game, some unfortunate breaks, the post that Carrier hits, so on, regardless of those situations that’s created by us just not wanting to have that killer instinct.”
Connor Bedard extended his point streak to 18 games with a goal in the loss, Cole Dubinsky, Tanner Howe and Stanislav Svozil also scored for Regina.
Drew Sim had 19 saves in the loss.
The Pats return to action tonight when they meet the Lethbridge Hurricanes. You can catch the game on 620 CKRM beginning with the pregame show at 6:35. Opening faceoff is 7:00.