Johnson brothers secure three points in Växjö

Andreas Johnson (left) scored the winning goal against Växjö.
Andreas Johnson (left) scored the winning goal against Växjö.

AIK finished strongly in Växjö on Saturday night, turning a 1-0 deficit into an impressive 2-1 victory in the third period. The Johnson brothers were the heroes of the match, each scoring a goal as AIK secured three important points.

Engelska 8 januari 2024 11:04

The match had the usual tight character when these two meet.

Offensively, Växjö were a bit sharper than AIK, and the Småland team's advantage paved the way for the first goal of the match, when Joel Persson dribbled past a weak Jonathan Johnson challenge and fired past Söderström in the AIK goal.

In the second period the game continued to ebb and flow. AIK got an early power play when Brian Cooper was called for slashing Linus Lindström in the face.

The penalty was reduced to two minutes after a video review, but AIK could not create anything with the man advantage.

Robert Ohlsson changed the formation a bit before the third period. It had a positive effect. AIK equalized, with Jonathan Johnson atoning for the mistake that led to Växjö's goal.

Shortly after, little brother Andreas Johnson made it 2-1 and a characterful AIK had turned the tables.

AIK are now fifth in the standings, but only three points off third place.



Växjö–Skellefteå AIK 1–2 (1–0, 0–0, 0–2)

Goals: 1–0 (9.37) Joel Persson (Hugo Gustafsson, Gabriel Carlsson), 1–1 (46.02) Jonathan Johnson (Jonathan Pudas, Oscar Lindberg) spel fem mot fyra, 1–2 (49.44) Andreas Johnson (Pär Lindholm, Dylan Sikura).

Shots: 26–29

Referees: Andreas Harnebring, Mattias Enroth.

Attendance: 5385

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