Mr. Clutch up to old tricks

SCOTT FISHER, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 9:36 AM ET

Jordan Eberle is used to producing miracles.

The world junior star is again pulling rabbits out of his hat in an attempt to get his Regina Pats into the playoffs.

The Pats begin the week five points behind the eighth-place Moose Jaw Warriors, who hold three games in hand, in the Eastern Conference.

The Pats snapped a four-game losing streak on the weekend, but the Edmonton Oilers prospect is hardly to blame for the struggles.

He scored the tying goal in a 2-1 shootout loss to the Ice. Later in the week, he scored with less than a minute left to force extra time and then set up the OT winner as the Pats beat the Ice 5-4.

Kootenay coach Mark Holick was left shaking his head.

"What do you think he's going to do with it?" Holick told the Regina Leader-Post. "There's a pretty good chance he's going to put it in your net.

"You can't give Jordan Eberle a freebie from the top of the circle. He's beaten the best goalies in the world from there."

He also set up the equalizer in an overtime loss to the Red Deer Rebels and scored late in regulation to force OT against the Saskatoon Blades, singlehandedly earning the Pats five points in a week.


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