Szydlowksi Scores Dramatic Goal In 2-1 Komets Win

Shawn Szydlowksi

READING, Penn.  (WANE) – Shawn Szydlowski stole the puck and found the back of the net with 8.1 seconds left in the third period, earning the Komets a 2-1 win over the Reading Royals in the first game of their best-of-seven first round playoff series.

Reading opened the scoring at 12:25 in the first period when Josh Brittain beat Ben Meisner. Brittain played the majority of last season with the Komets, but gave the Royals a 1-0 lead after one.

In the second period Mike Embach continued his solid play, netting a short handed goal at 16:47 to knot the game at 1-1.

Ben Meisner stopped 20-of-21 shots in goal to earn the win. Reading’s Brandon Anderson stopped 37-of-39.

Game two will be Saturday in Reading at 7:05 p.m.

Game 2 – Saturday, April 19 at 7:05 p.m. ET at Reading
Game 3 – Thursday, April 24 at 7:30 p.m. ET at Fort Wayne
Game 4 – Friday, April 25 at 8 p.m. ET at Fort Wayne
Game 5 – Sunday, April 27 at 6 p.m. ET at Fort Wayne (If Necessary)
Game 6 – Tuesday, April 29 at 7:05 p.m. ET at Reading (If Necessary)
Game 7 – Wednesday, April 30 at 7:05 p.m. ET at Reading (If Necessary) provides commenting on many stories to allow for constructive discussion. In order to comment, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms and Conditions. Anyone violating these terms, including the use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinion of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, flag it so our moderators can review.

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