Just call Tyler Brown Superman because saved the day for the Regina Pats Saturday in Prince Albert.
The 20-year-old goaltender made 47 saves in his team’s 2-1 win over the Raiders. Meanwhile the Pats managed just 20 shots on Raiders goalie Curtis Meger.
Brown, who has struggled at points throughout the season, was on the top of his game, shutting down 22 shots in the second period alone, and closing the door on all nine of Prince Albert’s powerplay chances.
Newcomer Jared Legien, who was acquired in a trade earlier this week, scored his first goal as a Pat just 56 seconds into the game. Legien toe-dragged at the top of the left circle and ripped a shot into the top corner for his 14th of the year.
The Pats went into the first intermission up by one.
The Raiders answered back in the second period when Curtis Miske found a way past Brown early, tying the game up for the remainder of the period.
But Regina found a way in the third with Jake Leschyshyn stole a puck in the offensive zone and scored shorthanded and unassisted to give the Pats a lead.
One, that like Brown, held strong to the end of the game.
The Pats host the rematch on New Year’s Day at the Brandt Centre. Puck drop is at 7 p.m.
- Tyler Brown – Regina Pats (47 saves)
- Curtis Miske – Prince Albert Raiders (1 goal, 7 shots on goal)
- Carson Miller – Prince Albert Raiders