Bredo playing the point again on the second unit and playing forward on the penalty Kill
New guy Zach Hodder is seeing 3rd unit minutes alongside Ty Stanton
Spenser Jensen is back in the lineup.
Ty Stanton took a Regina player hard into the boards and got called for tripping.
The pats would take advantage on the powerplay.
A Pats player would attempt a cross ice pass in front of the crease, but it would get blocked and the puck would lay in front of Lanigan. Lanigan dove to cover it up but Former Tiger Trent Oullete would pounce on the puck and roof it over a fallen Lanigan. 1-0 Regina
Some good work by Hunter Shinkaruk would lead to the tigers tieing up the game. Shinkaruk was able to whack away a loose puck in his own end and fall on it along the boards. Pats left Winger Dyson Stephenson would aggressively try to uncover the puck from a fallen Shinkaruk and the ref called him for slashing.
On the powerplay Shinkaruk came off the bench to receive a pass from Elgin Pearce. The pats had a couple guys standing around in the middle of the ice and it allowed Shinkaruk some room to the outside and he fed a cross ice feed to Pearce on a mini 2 on 1 down low. Pearce was able to beat an outstretched Matt Hewitt to tie the game.
Shot Total says 9-3. The pats came out really aggressive and had the Tigers a bit on their heels, however the Tigers were able to minimize the scoring chances Regina was able to create.
Notes: Trevor Cox and Chad Butcher went hard into the boards. I was unable to see if they returned to the game.
Cox is back on the ice
The Tigers would take the lead 7 minutes into the first period.
Zach Hodder would take a point shot, and 2 pats would fall near their net trying to knock away the shot and rebound. Boston Leier would pick up the puck and make a pass over to Jake Doty on the far side. Doty had all kinds of time with the goalies out and made no mistake. 2-1 Tigers Lead
The Tigers put on a lot of pressure on Regina early in the second period. Regina seemed to Bench their top line. The Regina broadcasters kept mentioning that they haven't been on the ice in a looog time and weren't on the powerplay.
This tactic seemed to work as Regina's second unit would score a goal just after a Cole Sanford tripping penalty would expire. Kyle Burroughs would take a long shot from the point and Jack Rodewald would get his stick on it and deflect it past Lanigan. They would go upstairs and review the play but quicky deemed it a goal. 2-2 TIE
Regina's Oomf finally died down and the TIgers had some pressure of their own. Regina got a bit of a lucky bounce near the end. Regina outshot the Tigers 9-8 in the period. The Tigers are playing a good road game, but have been juggling their lines up a little. I haven't seen Chad Butcher back on the ice yet.
I thought Regina got lucky on a few of the penalty calls. Tigers Doty got called for goaltender interference after getting driven into the net on a 2 on 1 and late in the game Elgin Pearce got called for boarding after bracing himself for a pats player who beat him to the puck along the boards. Both very questionable calls IMO.
The Tigers would also get a 1 minute 5 on 3, but couldn't gain much puck possesion time in Regina's zone. Regina Outshot the Tigers 12-11 in a very close period.
The Tigers had sooo many chances to end it. Lewington was left alone in front. Shinkaruk had a couple chances.
The only goal came from Morgan Klimchuck who made a very nice shootout move faking the shot, went to the otherside and stuffed the puck five-hole.
I thought the Tigers played a very good road game and faced a very feisty Regina Team at home. They generated a lot of odd man rushes and had numerous high quality chances, but Matt Hewitt played a very solid game and was promptly named the game first star. Can't fault them for their effort they played well.
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