By Annie Fowler | Tri-City Herald
The Tri-City Americans are on a roll.
They won their third consecutive game — and sixth in a row on home ice — with a 4-1 victory over the Moose Jaw Warriors before a Wednesday night crowd of 3,417 at Toyota Center.
Beau McCue had two goals and Eric Comrie 29 saves for the Americans, who improved to 5-0 against the East Division this season.
“That sounds good,” Hiller said of the win streaks. “We went through a pretty rough patch for awhile. Give the leaders on the team credit for pulling us out of what was a tough stretch.”
The Americans (23-21-2-2, 50 points) have won their last eight games against Moose Jaw and 10 of the last 11 meetings. The Warriors (13-27-3-5, 34 points) last won at Toyota Center on Jan. 2, 2006.
“Can we play them for the rest of the year?” Hiller joked of the East Division. “It speaks to the strength of our division. Our side (U.S. Division) has gotten the best of them this year.”
Tri-City had a 3-0 cushion heading into the third period, and McCue added to the comfort level with a goal at 8:12 off a feed from rookie defenseman Brandon Carlo.