By Annie Fowler | Tri-City Herald
Tri-City Americans goalie Eric Comrie will appear in the nightmares of many opposing players this season, and Friday night, Kamloops’ Tim Bozon will be the one losing sleep.
With 1:34 remaining in regulation, Comrie made a highlight reel sprawling glove save on a shot by Bozon from the left circle that would have trimmed the deficit to 3-2, but instead Comrie helped the Americans to a 4-1 victory over the Blazers before a crowd of 3,712 at Toyota Center.
“He’s an excellent player,” Comrie said of Bozon. “I was lucky our defense kept it to the outside more than he probably would have liked. I just got a little lucky there and made the save.”
Comrie finished with 26 saves and the Americans (4-5-0-1, 9 points) got goals by four different players for their second consecutive win.
“We feel good about this one, but we want to go in and get tomorrow night (at Seattle),” Tri-City coach Jim Hiller said. “That would make it a great week. We aren’t too celebratory just yet.”
It was the third consecutive loss by the Blazers (2-6-0-0, 4 points), who have been outscored 10-3 in that span.