It was the final game of the regular season last night for the Saskatoon Blades, and it ended up being one of their more complete efforts of the last couple of weeks.
They dumped the Regina Pats 4-2, in front of over 8,000 fans at the Credit Union Centre.
Josh Nicholls got the Blades on the board early with a backhand at 3:01 of the 1st. Just over 10 minutes later, the Pats answered with Jordan Weal scoring his 43rd of the season. It was 1-1 after 1.
The Blades were the only team to score in the 2nd as Marek Viedensky tipped in a Brayden Schenn point shot on the PP to give Saskatoon a 2-1 lead through 40.
The third period started with a bang as Curtis Hamilton and Darian Dziurzynski both scored shorthanded, 41 seconds apart in the first 1:10. That would be the boost the Blades needed.
Lane Scheidl, a Saskatoon product, would score 44 seconds later for the Pats to make it 4-2, but that was as close as it would be.
Steven Stanford made 26 saves for his 40th win of the year.
It was Saskatoon's 32nd win on home ice this season, setting a franchise record. The Blades ended the regular season with a 56-13-1-2 mark, the most wins and points in franchise history.
With a 2 point night, Marek Viedensky lead the team in scoring with 88 points, one more than linemate Josh Nicholls.
The Pats failed to make the playoffs for the 3rd straight year. Saskatoon will begin their postseason next Saturday as they host the PA Raiders.