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Royals tie for 1st in division with 2-1 win over Nailers

Dekanich, Royals top Nailers in Reading

READING, Pa. - The Reading Royals tied for first place in the North Division with a 2-1 win over the Wheeling Nailers at the Santander Arena on Wednesday.

Reading now is 12-7-2-0, tied with Wheeling and Manchester at 26 points.

Nolan Zajac scored three minutes into the first, snapping a five-game scoring drought. Leading scorer Alex Krushelnyski (10 goals) tallied in the final three of the frame to jump Reading ahead by two. The Royals have scored the first goal in 16 games this season, the most of any ECHL team. Reading is 9-0-0-0 when leading after one.

Hunter Fejes recorded the Nailers' lone tally in the second.

Mark Dekanich (win) denied 26 shots and stopped all eight in the third. Adam Morrison lost with 29 denials.

Reading will be on the road Friday in Adirondack and Saturday at Manchester.

Game information courtesy of the Reading Royals.


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