Reading Beats Florida 6-0,
Trails 2-1 In Eastern Conference Finals

READING, Pa. (Ticker) — Graig Mischler had two goals and two assists and Steve Belanger posted a shutout in his ECHLdebut as the Reading Royals routed the Florida Everblades, 6-0,to take the third game of the best-of-five Eastern ConferenceFinals. Mischler provided the only goal of the first period andopened the second with a power-play tally to give Reading a 2-0edge. The Northeastern University product then assisted on thefinal two goals of the game to finish the first four-pointperformance of his career. Belanger, who replaced Cody Rudkowskyin net when Rudkowsky was promoted to the Worcester IceCats ofthe American Hockey League the day before, turned away all 26shots he faced to register the second shutout for Reading in thepostseason. Leon Hayward and Kent Davyduke both added a goaland an assist for the Royals, who were 3-of-11 on power plays inimproving to 4-1 at home in the playoffs. Rob Zepp and JeffMaund combined to make 20 saves for Florida, which takes a twogames to one advantage into game four at Reading on May 5.