Friday, March 27, 2015
Pats Take Game 1
It may be an exaggeration to say Daniel Wapple saved the Regina Pats in Game 1 of their Eastern Conference first round playoff matchup against Swift Current, but his performance was key in a 4-2 Regina victory at the Brandt Centre Friday night.
Wapple was needed to make several big saves in the first period as the Broncos had many scoring chances capitalizing on one of them just two minutes in by Glen Gawdin.
While Swift Current controlled the play for the first period, they didn't control Pavel Padakin in the final 90 seconds of the first frame as he scored at 1834 and 1933 giving Regina a 3-1 lead which they would not relinquish.
The Pats received a scare in the first period when Colby Williams went to the bench favouring what looked to be a wrist or shoulder, but he came back to play in the third after missing the second period. I am guessing he will be fine for Game 2 which goes Saturday night at the Brandt Centre in a 7 o'clock start.
1st Period-1, Swift Current, Gawdin 1 (Schumacher, Gordon), 2:01. 2, Regina, D'Amico 1 (Mortlock, Berg), 12:38. 3, Regina, Padakin 1 (D'Amico, Cooper), 18:34. 4, Regina, Padakin 2 (Harrison, Brooks), 19:33. Penalties-No Penalties
2nd Period-5, Swift Current, Merkley 1 10:53. Penalties-Lernout S.c (hooking), 3:11; Zborovskiy Reg (holding), 11:25.
3rd Period-6, Regina, Christoffer 1 19:42 (EN). Penalties-DeBrusk S.c (misconduct-helmet), 19:42.
Shots on Goal-Swift Current 18-10-9-37. Regina 10-14-9-33.
Power Play Opportunities-Swift Current 0 / 1; Regina 0 / 1.
Goalies-Swift Current, Bow 0-1-0-0 (32 shots-29 saves). Regina, Wapple 1-0-0-0 (37 shots-35 saves).