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Storm forecast: Reading at Toledo Storm

• When: Tonight, 7:05 p.m.

• Radio: 1520 AM

• Notes: The Storm (32-18-5) can clinch a playoff spot with a win tonight. It would be the fi rst time Toledo has qualifi ed for the Kelly Cup Playoffs in back-to-back seasons since 1998-99. . . . The Storm is six points behind the division-leading Royals but has gone 7-1-1 against Reading this season. The teams will meet again on Friday in Reading. . . . The Royals (34-15-7) have already clinched a

playoff spot and are 7-2-1 in their last 10 games. . . . After winning five straight, Toledo fell to Wheeling on Sunday. . . . Storm forward Bracken Kearns is tied for fi rst in the ECHL among rookies with 26 goals. Kearns, who had two goals and six assists last week, has tied Scooter Smith for the team lead in points with 53 (26g, 27a). . . . Ken Magowan is second in the ECHL with 14 power-play goals. . . . Matt Zultek is on a five-game point streak (2g, 3a). . . . Goalie Drew MacIntyre is second in the league among active goaltenders with a 2.26 goals-against average. . . . Todd Jackson has two goals and two assists in the last three games, while Chris Blight has scored four goals and added fi ve assists in the last five games. . . . Toledo s

newest addition, rookie Matt Puntureri, had an assist Sunday in his first professional game. Puntureri, who played in the Ontario Hockey League for four years, signed a contract Sunday. . . . Royals goalie Rudy Rudkwosky is ranked fourth among active netminders with a 2.43 GAA. . . . Grant Jacobsen leads Reading with 39 points

(13 goals, 26 assists) and is plus-22.

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