VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- After breaking a three-game losing streak Friday, the Tri-City Americans still are having trouble climbing out of their losing rut, losing 5-0 to the Vancouver Giants on the road Sunday.
The Americans, who have won just once in their last six games, were shut out for just the second time this season, the first coming Nov. 13 against Spokane, also a 5-0 margin.
Brendan Gallagher had two goals and two assists to lead the attack for Vancouver (33-24-1-4, 71 points), safely in fifth place in the Western Conference standings.
The Ams (37-20-2-2, 78 points) applied heavy pressure early, outshooting the Giants 12-4 in the opening period. However, they came away empty and, even worse, seemed to use up all their offensive juice.
Tri-City managed just 11 shots the rest of the night and was hammered in the third when Vancouver found the net four times.
Chris Driedger went the distance in goal for the Ams.
The Americans are back on a two-game slide heading into Tuesday's home date with Western-leading Portland.