Krushelnyski drives Royals past Railers, 4-2

Reading, PA – Reading Royals forward Alex Krushelnyski ripped the game-winning one-timer from the left circle with 9:19 left to give Reading the edge in a 4-2 win over the Worcester Railers Wednesday at Santander Arena. John Muse made 19 saves for his seventh straight win, a professional high.

Krushelnyski received a short pass from Brian Morgan and unloaded a shot to the far post to provide the lead. Matt Willows (1g, 1a) iced the game with an empty-net tally in the final ten seconds.

The Royals trailed twice before Krushelnyski’s decisive tally. Reading leads the season series, 5-4, against the Railers.

Eamon McAdam lost with 29 saves. Both teams were 0-for-1 on the man up.

Reading hosts Adirondack on Fri., Jan. 12 at 7:00 p.m. and gives away gym bags to the first 2,000 fans, courtesy of Tower Health.

Box Score

The Royals allowed the opening goal at 7:11 of the first to Kellen Jones. Nolan Zajac helped the Royals tie it at one before the period ended. Willows swooped behind the net and fed to the slot for the cutting Zajac. The defenseman cranked in his 8th of the season.

Zajac’s last two goals have come against Worcester.

Railers forward Barry Almeida broke the tie with a breakaway goal at 7:02 of the second.

Reading responded in the final half of the period again. McCarthy received a slot feed from Matt Wilkins and slammed a quick shot past McAdam with 4:22 to go in the second.

Krushelnyski’s strike was his third game-winning goal, tied for the team lead.

Gym Bag giveaway on Jan. 12 vs. ADK at 7 p.m.
First 2,000 fans receive a gym bag (Tower Health).

THON, Scout and Star Wars Night Jan. 20
Sat., Jan. 20 vs BRM at 7 p.m.: THON Night, Scout Night, and Star Wars Night. First 2,000 fans will receive a Slapshot bobblehead. The Royals will wear Star Wars jerseys.

Mascot Mania, 4 for $44 Family Day and $5 Green Zone Tickets Jan. 21
Sun., Jan 21 vs BRM at 4 p.m.: Slapshot’s Birthday/ Mascot Mania. 4 for $44 Family Days presented by Safe Berks, Berks Packing and Coca-Cola. Post-game Autograph session, and kids will receive an autograph book (first 1,000 kids 14 and Under) courtesy of Prospectus Berco & M.P. Butterworth and Associates.

$5 Green Zone Tickets and postgame player photo and autograph session Wed., Jan. 24 vs. Toledo
Wed., Jan 24 vs TOL at 7 p.m. Postgame photo and autograph session with four players. (Players TBA) Thanks to, Rieck’s Printing.

Purple and Black three-game pack on sale
Get an autographed Royals puck and come out to three of our biggest games for just $30.
– Sat., Jan. 20 at 7:00 p.m. vs. Brampton (Slapshot bobblehead giveaway, THON Night, Star Wars jerseys)
– Fri., Feb. 17 at 7:00 p.m. vs. Brampton (Pink in the Rink, knit scarf giveaway)
– Sat., Mar. 17 at 7:00 p.m. vs. Brampton (Yannick Tifu number retired, Meet WWE Million Dollar Man)
– Sat., Mar. 24 at 7:00 p.m. vs. Worcester (Kelly Cup Tribute puck giveaway, Autism Awareness jerseys)
– Sat., Apr. 7 at 7:00 p.m. vs. Norfolk (FANdemonium, fan appreciation, fan’s choice giveaway)
– Call 610-898-PUCK and tickets are available here.

About the Royals
The Royals have been owned by serial entrepreneur Jack Gulati since 2014 and are in their 17th ECHL season. Proudly affiliated with the NHL’s Philadelphia Flyers and AHL’s Lehigh Valley Phantoms, Reading plays in the Santander Arena, located in downtown Reading, PA at 700 Penn Street. The Royals won the Kelly Cup in 2013, have made the playoffs in eight straight seasons and are four-time division champions.

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Broadcast Coverage
All Royals game can be heard on Rumba 1340 AM and the iHeartRadio app by searching “Rumba 1340”. The pregame show starts 15 minutes before puck drop. Watch Royals games on ECHL.tv. Reading away games are shown locally on BCTV, channel 15 Comcast, channel 19 Service Electric.