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Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883


Are two goalies better than one?


The Chiefs host Everett tonight in the Arena and there's little doubt the Silvertips will be looking for revenge after last Friday's Spokane win in Everett.

The Chiefs have two goalies, and Jeff Bunch writes in this morning's S-R that, despite the play of backup Dustin Tokarski (a 2.37 goals against average) and the struggles of starter Kevin Armstrong (4.42), the team doesn't have a goalie controversy.

They will have, however, a tough time with the Tips' power play, as its improved markedly since Peter Mueller returned from the Phoenix Coyotes' training camp.

For more on the Chiefs each day, check Bunch's blog.

After Everett faces Spokane tonight, the Tips return home to host Portland.

The Americans released Cole Butterfield yesterday, despite Butterfield having won the rotating captain's C the last two games. Tri-City had to pare down to three overage players and the defenseman was the odd-man out.

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