Blades Get Huge Win in Regina
Regina, SK- The Saskatoon Blades got past the Regina Pats 6-3 in a back and forth game on Friday night in Regina.
Tristen Robins opened the scoring for the Blades after a strong start. Saskatoon would draw an early penalty and made the Pats pay on the man advantage. Robins hit the post originally before getting the puck back and the Blades worked it around the top as Kyle Crnkovic went to Scott Walford and he fed Robins who sniped home his 28th.
Just a few minutes later Saskatoon would take a penalty of their own but add to their lead. Chase Wouters had a great individual effort as he outworked a Pats defender and shovelled one home shorthanded for his 23rd. Regina would respond with a power play goal of their own and the period would end 2-1 Blades.
The Blades opened the second period on a penalty kill but stood strong thanks to Nolan Maier and a key block by Martin Fasko-Rudas. Saskatoon would make their lead 3-1 as Caiden Daley picked up a loose puck and went in on a two on one with Crnkovic as they went back and forth which left Daley with a tap-in for his 5th. Regina would reply and quickly tie the game with two goals in just 16 seconds to even the game at 3-3. The Blades would regain their lead as Robins used his speed to take a Pats defender wide and he fed Riley McKay for his 18th of the season to put the Blades up 4-3 after the second.
Maier held the Blades lead on a fantastic pad save at the start of the third period.
Alex Morozoff would give the Blades some much needed insurance with just over three minutes to go as he took the puck from McKay and sniped home his eighth of the season. Maier made a few more key saves down the stretch and Aiden De La Gorgendiere added an empty netter for his 4th and gave the Blades a 6-3 victory.
Robins finished his night with 1G-1A to get his team leading total to 62 points and Nolan Maier made 24 saves in the victory.
The Blades have a quick turnaround as they host the Swift Current Broncos tomorrow night and look to beat the Broncos for the fourth and final time this season with puck drop at 7:00pm.
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