Storm aim for strong finish on home ice
Life on the road hasn't been kind to the Tri–City Storm. They've dropped 5 of their last 7 games away from the Viaero Center. The Storm boys only have 5 contests remaining and a 7–point cushion for the last playoff spot in the Western conference.
Over the weekend Tri–City fell to Sioux City, the team chasing them for the final postseason berth in the West, 5–2 and then dropped a game in Sioux Falls to the Stampede 4–2. They were leading them 2–0 after the first period before giving up 4 unanswered goals. The Storm knows they must do a better job closing out games if they want to punch their ticket to the playoffs.
"You look at Saturday's game we were up 2-0 you'd like to have made it 3," said head coach Anthony Noreen. "You're up 2-1, you'd like to make it 3, you know they make it 2-2, you have to find a way to not let it get to 3-3. You have to find a way to turn the tides. You'd like to think with home ice we won't let that momentum slip away as much and we can battle ourselves back in. That's what this level is about for these guys is figuring out maturity wise how to not let things build in the wrong way and how to build and turn momentum the right way."
Tri–City hosts Omaha on Wednesday night in Kearney. Puck drops at 7:35.