A pair of goals from Chandler Stephenson, including the OT winner, proved to be too much for the Medicine Hat Tigers to overcome, falling by a score of 3-2 to the Regina Pats in Friday night NHL action.
Regina - October 19, 2013 - First Period
Patrick D’Amico gave the Blue and White an early lead less than two minutes into the opening frame. D’Amico’s first of the season was assisted by Pats captain Kyle Burroughs and forward Connor Gay. The Tigers were on their heels as the period wound down, but Curtis Valk came back the other way and went five hole on Dawson MacAuley at 16:57. About a minute later, Chandler Stephenson responded with a pretty one-handed goal from linemate Dyson Stevenson.
Carson Samoridny was given the gate for hooking at 4:20, and the Tigers cashed in on the man-advantage courtesy of Tommy Vannelli. At 11:48, Jacob Doty rocked Stevenson from behind, which resulted in a toe-to-toe tilt between the two. Both players received an additional penalty on the play; Doty for boarding, Stevenson for the instigator. Also on the play, Valk was assessed a hooking minor, but the Pats’ powerplay was short-lived as Marc McCoy had to sit for hooking as well. The Pats’ active sticks allowed them to kill off what was left of McCoy’s infraction.
With the game tied up 2-2, the Pats went back on the man-advantage at 12:57 of the final frame. Tigers goaltender Marek Langhamer faced five shots during the kill. By the television timeout, the Pats were outshooting the Tigers 13-5 in the frame. Valk made a trip to the sin bin with 4:32 left in the game, but the Tigers penalty kill prevailed and the game went into overtime.
Tigers captain Hunter Shinkaruk took an offensive zone penalty at 1:01 of overtime. Former Tiger Boston Leier directed the puck on goal and Stephenson put home the loose puck to give the Blue and White a 3-2 overtime victory.
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