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Klimchuk strikes twice, including in overtime, as Pats down Broncos 4-3

Thursday, 09.27.2012 / 12:14 AM / News

The Canadian Press

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Klimchuk strikes twice, including in overtime, as Pats down Broncos 4-3

SWIFT CURRENT, Sask. - Morgan Klimchuk's second goal Wednesday lifted the Regina Pats to a 4-3 overtime win over the host Swift Current Broncos in Western Hockey League action.

Klimchuk scored 2:09 into overtime to complete the comeback win as Regina (1-2-0)erased a 3-0 first period deficit for its first win of the season.

Trent Ouellette had scored with 5:05 remaining to tie the game and force the extra period.

Swift Current (1-0-2) outshot Regina 23-7 in the first period and got goals from Josh Derko, Zac Mackay, and Justin Spagrud to lead 3-0 after 20 minutes of play.

Derko and Spagrud scored on the power play as Swift Current finished 2-for-5 with the man advantage.

Lane Scheidl and Klimchuk scored second-period goals to get the Pats back in the game. Klimchuk's first goal came on the power play as Regina finished 1-for-3 with the extra man.

Matt Hewitt made 38 saves for the win, while Eetu Laurikainen stopped 20 of 24 shots.

Quote of the Day

You know what? We've played in some pretty special buildings along this playoff run so far. You start in Detroit, you go to Montreal, you come here … I think it's the first team to beat three Original Six teams to get to the Final if I'm not mistaken. That says how tough the road has been. Those are tough places to win.

— Lightning forward Steven Stamkos after Game 7 win vs. Rangers on Friday in New York