Photo – Jesse Dean
Boise, Idaho – The Allen Americans, ECHL affiliate of the San Jose Sharks, play Game 6 tonight against the Idaho Steelheads at 8:10 pm CST at Century Link Arena. The Americans lead the Best of 7 Series 3-2.
The Americans return to Boise, a place where Allen has had success this season, winning five games on their ice this year, three in the regular season, and two in the playoffs.
“We play well in this building” said Americans forward Spencer Asuchak. I think both teams knew this would be a long series and our guys have complete confidence we’ll get the job done here.”
The Americans took Games 1 & 2 at Century Link Arena before returning home to Allen to win Game 3. The Steelheads have won back to back 2-1 games in Allen and the Americans know they must get their offence going.
“We need to create a few more chances and get activity in front of their net”, said Americans defenseman Eric Roy. “We played a more solid game in 1, 2 and 3 than in the last two. You’ll see more of what we did early in the series tonight. The boys are ready to go.”
Allen is led by rookie forward Braylon Shmyr and David Makowski who have five points each. Makowski leads the Americans in goals with three. Two of those three coming in Games 1 & 2 here in Boise.
Jake Paterson has played in every game this postseason for Allen. Paterson is eighth overall in the league with a .929 save percentage.
Zach Pochiro who missed Game 5 due to illness is on the trip and expected to be back in the lineup tonight against the Steelheads.
You can join Allen Fans for the first Americans Watching Party of the playoffs, tonight at Kelly’s in the Village at Allen, brought to you by North Dallas Sports. Tommy Daniels will call the action on ECHL TV as well as Mixlr.com