AIK toppled by bottom team, Modo

The Norrland clash elicited strong emotions.
The Norrland clash elicited strong emotions.

Skellefteå AIK endured their fourth consecutive home loss on Thursday as bottom-ranked Modo secured victory in a shootout.

Ishockey 2 februari 2024 10:23

Although AIK clinched a spot on aggregtae in the CHL finals with the loss to Vitkovice, the game marked the beginning of a four-game losing streak following losses to Frölunda and Örebro. 

Former AIK player Adam Pettersson set the tone for Modo, scoring in the first period for a 1-0 lead. In the second period, Sampo Ranta extended Modo's lead to 1-2. 

Despite AIK's chances in overtime, Modo won the shootout. 

The loss prevented AIK from catching up with SHL leaders Växjö Lakers and Färjestad BK.

Match facts

Skellefteå AIK–Modo hockey 2–3 (0–1, 1–1, 1–0, 0–1)

Goals: 0–1 (17.12) Adam Pettersson (Berg, Ranta), 1–1 (22.48) Jonathan Pudas (Robertsson, Johnson), 1–2 (32.21) Sampo Ranta (Rundblad, Niederback), 2–2 (57.27) Jonathan Johnson (Lindberg, Pudas), 2–3 (65.00) Sampo Ranta 

Shots: 41–22 (9–7, 9–7, 19–10, 10–3, 3–2)

Referees: Mikael Andersson, Johan Wedin.

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