The Reading Royals will open their Kelly Cup title defense at home in the Santander Arena Thursday night.

The top-seeded Royals will host the 8th-seeded Fort Wayne Komets in a first-round best-of-seven playoff series.

The Royals went 3-1 against the Komets this season.  Reading's three wins came on the road, and its loss came at home.

The Royals will have home-ice advantage throughout the Eastern Conference playoffs.

Here's a look at the series schedule.

Game One: Thursday, April 17 (7:05 pm et) at Santander Arena, Reading, PA

Game Two: Saturday, April 19 (7:05 pm et) at Santander Arena, Reading, PA

Game Three: Thursday, April 24 (7:30 pm et) at Allen County War Memorial Coliseum, Fort Wayne, IN

Game Four: Friday, April 25 (8:00 pm et) at Allen County War Memorial Coliseum, Fort Wayne, IN

Game Five (IF NECESSARY): Sunday, April 27 (6:00 pm et) at Allen County War Memorial Coliseum, Fort Wayne IN

Game Six (IF NECESSARY): Tuesday, April 29 (7:05 pm et) at Santander Arena, Reading, PA

Game Seven (IF NECESSARY): Wednesday, April 30 (7:05 pm et) at Santander Arena, Reading, PA