Dalton Returns To Royals,
Ready To Lead
Stretch Run To Playoffs

By Jimmy Johnson
Reading Eagle

Matt Dalton is back, and the Reading Royals hope they are, too.

Dalton returned from his NHL assignment during the Olympic break to make 41 saves in a 6-4 win at Trenton Tuesday night.

The win ended a franchise-worst seven-game road losing streak and moved the Royals into eighth place in the American Conference.

It also was Reading’s fifth win in eight games.

“It was just a big two points for us,” said Dalton, who practiced with the Boston Bruins last week in place of U.S. Olympian Tim Thomas. “Trenton beat us a couple times, and we just had to get back on our feet.”

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