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Buldog
03-31-2006, 11:05 PM
Saskatoon SK ---- The Regina Pats will host the Saskatoon Blades in Game Six of their best-of-seven, first-round playoff series on Tuesday night at Brandt Centre, after defeating the Blades 5 - 2 on Friday night in Saskatoon. Saskatoon leads the series 3 2.

Tickets for Game Six will go on sale at the Brandt Centre Box Office on Saturday, April 1st, beginning at 10:00AM, or by calling 781-9300.

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Buldog
03-31-2006, 11:08 PM
The Regina Pats played a solid road game in Saskatoon on Friday night with the season in the balance, defeating the host Blades 5 - 2 in front of a Credit Union Centre crowd of 7,720 to force Game Six in Regina on Tuesday night.

Curtis Hunt's squad came out with a spirited effort right from the beginning setting the tone with a physical start to the game with key body-checks from Jordan Fuder & Craig Schira. Garrett Festerling paced the Pats offensively scoring two goals and adding an assist being named the first-star of the game.

Justin Berhardt opened the scoring 4:07 into the opening period after pouncing on a rebound in front of the Blades goal. Craig Schira & Garrett Festerling had the assists.

Just over a minute after the Berhardt goal Kyle Ross zinged a wrist-shot past Khudobin. Twenty-year-old forwards Denis Tolpeko & Matt Robinson had the assists.

David Reekie made a point-blank stop on Blades veteran Chad Klassen midway through the period to keep the Pats two-goal lead heading top the first intermission.

Shots on goal were tied 13 - 13 in the opening twenty minutes.

Chad Klassen scored a power-play goal 12:06 into the second period to draw the Blades within a goal. Ryan Funk & Justin McCrae had the assists.

The game opened up following Klassen's goal with both teams generating a number of chances. Logan Pyett restored the Pats two-goal lead with 5:59 remaining in the period when his point-shot was deflected by Blades defenceman Brett Ward past Khudobin. Robinson picked up his second assist of the game on the play.

The Blades outshot Regina 20 - 16 in the second period.

Festerling sniped his second goal of the series roofing a shot past Khudobin after receiving a dandy pass from Justin Bernhardt who was behind the Blades net. Logan Pyett had the other helper on the play.

Joe Logan's low driving shot beat Reekie at the 11:25 mark. Klassen & Zdenek Bahensky had the assists.

Festerling's second of the game came with 4:40 remaining after Colten Teubert's point-shot went wide but bounced on the assistant captain's stick at the side of the Blades net.

David Reekie made fourty-eight saves in the victory. Anton Khudobin made twenty-eight saves in defeat.

The Pats were 1/5 on the power-play. Saskatoon was 2/6 with the man-advantage.

To view the official online game sheet click here

Kyle Deck left the game with a leg injury after blocking a shot midway through the final period and did not return.

Eighteen-year-old forward Michael Senseman made his series debut after missing the first four games with a virus which has plagued the team since the final weekend of the regular season.

Game Six of the series will be played at Brandt Centre on Tuesday, April 3rd. Tickets for Game Six will be available at the Brandt Centre Box Office beginning at 10:00AM on Saturday, April 1st, or by calling 781-9300.


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