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Americans Prep for Game 3

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KENNEWICK, Wash. -- The Americans must now win at least one game in Everett to knock out the Silver Tips in their 1st round playoff series.

Saturday night, Everett rookie Tyler Maxwell made sure of that. Maxwell notched his first-ever career hat trick and it was just enough as the Ams took the loss 3-2. Game 3 is Wednesday at Everett.

Ams Head Coach Don Nachbaur says, "In the end of the day, we know where the task lies. They've got a pretty good power play. We've spent some quality time in their end this year and we've got to find ways to score more goals than them. I think that's the bottom line."

Ams Forward Kruise Reddick says, "You just take it one game at a time, prepare each and every game and each and every shift, and just take it one step at a time and we should be alright."