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Americans Looking to Sure Up Goaltending

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KENNEWICK, Wash. --The Tri-City Americans trip to a WHL Conference Championship last year was keyed in part due to solid goaltending by Drew Owsley.

But right now, the Ams goaltending duo of Owsley and rookie Chris Driedger is struggling, allowing 10 goals in the team's last 2 games.

All told, Tri-City has lost 4 straight and been outscored 19-8 in those games. The Ams back in action Friday night at Chilliwack.

Both goaltenders talked about what it will take to turn things around.

"Obviously, it was a little bit of a tough weekend," said Owsley, who allowed 5 goals to Everett Friday night. "I just think the bounces aren't going our way right now. We're gripping the stick a little too tight because we want to get off this losing streak. We just need to calm down and get that first win and things are going to turn around quick."

"I think I made some good saves out there," said Driedger, who allowed 5 goals against Spokane Saturday. "But, again, there's five goals so my play in front of the net could have been quicker."