Reading Royals at Worcester Railers
When: Wednesday, February 7th, 7pm
Where: DCU Center, Worcester, Massachusetts
Radio: WORC, 98.9 FM; nashicon989.com

Records:
Railers: 19-19-4-2; 44 points (10-10-2-0 at home), 5th in North Division
Reading: 27-19-2-0; 56 points (11-11-2-0 on road), 3rd in North Division

Previous meetings:
Jan 10, 2018 Railers 2 @ Reading 4
Jan 7, 2018 Railers 0 @ Reading 3
Jan 6, 2018 Railers 3 @ Reading 2
Jan 3, 2018 Reading 2 @ Railers 1 OT
Dec 28, 2017 Railers 2 @ Reading 6
Dec 20, 2017 Reading 0 @ Railers 1
Nov 5, 2017 Reading 3 @ Railers 1
Nov 4, 2017 Reading 1 @ Railers 2
Nov 3, 2017 Reading 2 @ Railers 4

Last game:
Railers: Won 5-2 vs Brampton on Sunday
Reading: Won 2-0 at Norfolk on Sunday

Leading scorers:
Railers:
Barry Almeida: 12 goals, 23 assists; 35 points
Chris Langkow: 10 goals, 19 assists; 29 points
Woody Hudson: 15 goals, 4 assists; 19 points
Nick Saracino: 6 goals, 13 assists; 19 points

Reading:
Matt Willows: 19 goals, 29 assists; 48 points
Chris McCarthy: 15 goals, 15 assists; 30 points
Mark Naclerio: 10 goals, 18 assists; 28 points
Nolan Zajac: 9 goals, 19 assists; 28 points

Special Teams
Railers:
Power Play 14.0% (18.3% at home)
Penalty Kill 79.7% (77.0% at home)

Reading:
Power Play 14.0% (10.6% on road)
Penalty Kill 86.9% (91.7% on road)

Probable goaltender match-up:
Reading John Muse (17-5-1-0, 2.25, .932) vs Railers Eamon McAdam (11-9-4-2, 2.76, .912)

Former Worcester players on Reading::
*Adam Schmidt (Reading #14) played 14 games for the WorSharks at the end of the 2013-14 season.
*Matt Willows (Reading #90) played 11 games for the WorSharks at the end of the 2014-15 season.
*Patrick Wellar (Reading assistant coach) played the last two games ever for the Worcester IceCats, and is considered to be the final IceCats player.

Players to watch:
*T.J. Syner (Railers #14), Barry Almeida (Railers #19), and Chris Langkow (Railers #21) all played for the Reading Royals at one point in their careers.
*Jeff Kubiak (Railers #16) is on a three game goals streak.
*Matt Wilkins (Reading #16) is on a 4 game points streak (2g,3a)

On twitter follow Darryl Hunt (@210Sports) and Dylan Schofield (@WooHockeyNews) for live game updates, and @210Darryl for between period commentary.

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