REGINA - Derek Hulak scored the shootout winner to give the Saskatoon Blades a 2-1 victory over the Regina Pats in Western Hockey League action Sunday.
Saskatoon (24-9-2-0) picked up its second win of the year in the Pats' rink.
After a scoreless first, Charles Inglis put Saskatoon on the board when he banked a rebound in off Regina (18-14-1-4) goalie Linden Rowat on the power play with two minutes left in the second.
Inglis also got in a fight during the game, the result of which knocked gritty Regina rookie Dominick Favreau from the game with a lacerated hand.
Saskatoon also lost a player when Chris Langkow was driven into the boards. He injured his right leg and had to be helped off the ice by two teammates.
Near the midway mark of the third, Regina matched Saskatoon's lone goal when Michael MacAngus redirected a Koltyn Miller point shot past Saskatoon goalie Braden Holtby.
Both Holtby and Rowat were outstanding between the pipes all game.
Holtby was perfect in the shootout as well while Rowat allowed only the goal to Hulak - the first shooter he faced.
Holtby turned away 37 shots to earn his 20th win of the season while Rowat made 29 stops in a tough loss.