By Annie Fowler | Tri-City Herald
The past few years, the Tri-City Americans have been nearly unbeatable on home ice. This season, that is not the case.
The Americans, who play at Everett tonight and at Seattle on Saturday, are 16-9-1-0 on the road and 13-10-0-2 at Toyota Center.
Tri-City coach Jim Hiller has no answer for the turnaround.
“This late in the season, it’s really hard for me to believe,” said Hiller, whose team is 5-1-0-1 against the Silvertips this season. “I’m disappointed with our home record, but at the same time pleased with our road record. It should be easier at home. We want and we need to win more at home, but I’ll take the wins we have on the road.”
The Americans (29-19-1-2, 61 points) trail fourth-place Spokane by one point in the Western Conference standings, while the Silvertips (21-28-1-2, 45 points) are in seventh place, just three points ahead of Seattle.