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Royals Pull Away with Third Period Explosion in Orlando, 8-3

Saturday, March 2nd
Royals Pull Away with Third Period Explosion in Orlando, 8-3

Reading Blows Things Wide Open with Five Third Period Goals to Win for First Time Ever in Orlando

Orlando, FL – The Reading Royals of the ECHL, affiliate of the Washington Capitals of the National Hockey League and the Hershey Bears of the American Hockey League, defeated the Orlando Solar Bears, 8-3, at Amway Center in Orlando, Florida. After being shutout in two of the last four games, Reading exploded for a season high eight goals to pull out the fourteenth come-from-behind win of the season for Reading. The Royals fell behind on two early goals by the Solar Bears, but clawed their way back enter the third in a 3-3 tie. From that point forward, it was all Reading, who racked up five third period goals—four of which came on the power play. The third period offensive outpouring included the hattrick goal for Yannick Tifu, who ended up with five points on the night; and a pair of power play goals by Stanislav Galiev, who now has eleven PPGs on the season. Riley Gill made some dramatic and timely quality saves to record his second win as a Royal in three starts. The Royals and Solar Bears will go at it for the third straight game—this one at Sovereign Center in Reading, Pennsylvania, on Friday, March 8 @ 7:05 pm. That night the Royals will host Slapshot’s Birthday celebration presented by the Miller Law Group. The first 1000 fans eighteen years of age and older that night will receive a travel mug courtesy of the Perfetto Insurance Agency. The game day broadcast will kick off on CBS Sports Radio 1240 am and 98.5 fm at 6:35 pm with the Pre-Game Warm-Up Show presented by Steve Moyer Subaru. Royals multi-game flex plans for the Royals 2012-13 season presented by Steve Moyer Subaru are currently available. Get more at www.royalshockey.com. Don't forget to "Like" us on Facebook at Reading Royals and "Follow" us on Twitter @RRoyalshockey for the latest team information.