KENNEWICK, Wash. -- 12 goals: That is the number for the Tri-City Americans in their last 4 periods against the Chilliwack Bruins.
Now, that is some offensive firepower. And the Ams have been taking it to the Bruins early. The Americans scored their first goal just a minute and a half into Saturday's game against Chilliwack.
But in that game, the Ams had the Toyota Center fans behind them.
That all changes Tuesday night, when the Ams play at Chilliwack.
"We've got a game plan," said Ams Head Coach Jim Hiller. "We think that it is a game plan that will work. "We just have to be prepared for them in their building. Like us in our building, we know how loud it is and how passionate the fans are. They're going to bring everything they have. I think we have to raise our game when we go on the road."
"We've seen how hard they came out in our home barn," said Ams Forward Brendan Shinnimin. "They are going to come out twice as hard in their home barn in front of their home fans so we got to bring our game and match their intensity."