Royals Score Second Straight Playoff Shutout

Reading, PA– The Reading Royals of the, affiliate of the Washington Capitals of the National Hockey League and the Hershey Bears of the American Hockey League, won Game Two of the best-of-seven Eastern Conference Quarterfinal matchup with the Greenville Road Warriors, 4-0, at Sovereign Center in Reading, Pennsylvania. Goaltender Riley Gill scored his second straight Playoff shutout giving Reading a two games to none lead in the best of seven series.

For the second consecutive night Greenville proved to be a determined opponent with tough hitting and hard shooting but goaltender Riley Gill was perfect stopping all twenty-seven shots he faced to record the eighth playoff shutout in Royals’ team history. The Royals got four goals from four different players, beginning with Alex Berry, who broke a power play drought for the Royals with a PPG 2:30 into the second on a blast out of the left circle that proved to be the game winner. Stan Galiev added some insurance with 3:13 left in the second with his first pro playoff goal on a low bullet from the top of the right circle. Early in the third, the Royals got back-to-back goals by Nikita Kashirsky at 2:45 and T.J Syner at 3:21 to chase goaltender Connor Knapp who stopped 26 of 30 shots in 43:21 of playing time. Greenville’s Garret Bartus come on in substitution and made all six stops he face down the stretch, but the Royals were more focused at that point on stretching Gill’s shutout streak.

The Royals and Road Warriors face off in Game Three of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals on Wednesday (April 10 @7:00 pm) at the BI-LO Center in Greenville, South Carolina. More information is available about the Royals at 610-898-7825 and through the Royals website: www.royalshockey.com.

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