Worcester, MA – The Reading Royals, proud ECHL affiliate of the Philadelphia Flyers, scored late in the third period but failed to tie, dropping, 2-1, Saturday at the DCU Center.
Nolan Zajac cut Worcester’s lead to one with 4:03 left, briefly sparking Reading. Chase Golightly assisted. The Royals flung nine shots on goal in the third and had a few net-front scrambles, but Mitch Gillam made 26 saves for the win.
Gillam outlasted John Muse (loss, 27 saves). Muse has allowed two or fewer goals twice this season.
Former Royals forward Barry Almeida scored the first goal at 4:06 of the first, deflecting a shot from the deep slot by Pat McNally. Matt Lane had the second assist. Woody Hudson made it 2-0 Worcester with a right-wing wrist shot that beat Muse with eight minutes left in the third.
The Royals man up was 0-for-4. Reading killed off two Worcester power plays.
The Royals play for the third straight day at the Railers Sunday at 3:05 p.m. Reading is at South Carolina on Tues., Nov. 7 and Wed., Nov. 8 for 7:05 p.m. puck drops.
Reading sits at 4-2-0-0, good for 8 points and 5th in the North Division.
The next Royals home game is Sat., Nov. 11 vs. Jacksonville at 7 p.m. for Veterans’ Appreciation Night and a Royals rally towel giveaway to the first 2,500 fans, courtesy of U.G.I. Utilities. Tickets: http://www.ticketmaster.com/Reading-Royals-tickets/artist/838174
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About the RoyalsThe 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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