Spokane picked up a huge win in the Arena on Saturday, stopping Tri-City 4-3 and pulling within three points of the second-place Americans in the U.S. Division standings.
Adam Hobson came through with the game-winner on a third-period power-play goal. The Chiefs (28-20-3-3, 62 points) host Seattle on Wednesday.
• The T-Birds have lost four consecutive home games, the last a 5-2 debacle against last-place Portland on Saturday night.
• Everett bounced back from a brawl-marred loss to Tri-City with a 5-2 win over Chilliwack at home.