The defending Kelly Cup champion Reading Royals are in danger of suffering an early exit from this year's postseason.

The No. 1 seeded Royals are one loss away from bowing out in the first round of the Kelly Cup playoffs.

Reading trails the 8th-seeded Fort Wayne Komets 3-1 after back-to-back road losses in Games 3 and 4.

The Royals will look to stave off elimination in Game 5 at Fort Wayne on Sunday.