REGINA - Michael MacAngus had a goal and two assists to help the Regina Pats defeat the Prince Albert Raiders 4-2 in the WHL Saturday night.
The win gives Regina (42-21-4-2) 90 points on the year and drops their magic number to 2.5 to clinch the top spot in the East Division.
Though they out-shot Regina 33-29 and had six power plays to the Pats' three, Prince Albert (25-39-3-2) was unable to get much going.
Prince Albert's first power play came just 1:47 into the game when Matt Delahey was called for interference.
As the penalty expired, Regina's Michael MacAngus picked up the puck in his own end and hit Delahey with a long pass as he stepped out of the penalty box.
All alone from the blue line in, Delahey opted to shoot and beat Prince Albert goalie Dustin Butler but not the post.
But hustling hard and trailing the play was Regina's Jordan Eberle who jumped on the rebound and dumped it into the empty net for his 41st of the year.
Five minutes later Eberle struck again to put Regina up 2-0 thanks to another great feed from MacAngus. Also assisting on the power play goal was J.D. Watt.
Prince Albert managed to get on the score sheet at 13:22 of the first after a Ryan White shot from the point missed wide but bounced off the back boards and out the other side right to Matt Robertson, who banged it in his team leading 27th of the year.
Three minutes later Regina went up 3-1 after an almost identical play.
This time it was Regina defenceman Victor Bartley who shot it wide and MacAngus who popped it in when it came out the other side. The goal marked MacAngus' 18th of the season and third point on the night.
Going into the second period down two goals, Prince Albert had a good chance to get back in the game after Regina took three penalties before the five minute mark of the period.
But the Raiders were unable to create many good chances against the Regina's penalty killers and when they did, they couldn't beat Pats goalie Linden Rowat.
Regina then added one more at the 13:40 mark when Kirt Hill snapped home his 12th of the season on a delayed penalty.
Midway through the third Prince Albert made it a 4-2 game when Justin Bernhardt banged in a loose puck after a scramble in front for his 25th of the year. That was as close as Prince Albert would get.
Rowat (31-15-4-2) made 31 saves for the win while Butler (16-24-2-1) faced 29 shots in the loss.