Rögle win 5-2 after Skellefteå play reserve goalie

Adam Edström put the 4-2 nail in the coffin in an empty goal - in front of a fervent and sold-out home arena.
Adam Edström put the 4-2 nail in the coffin in an empty goal - in front of a fervent and sold-out home arena.

With first-choice 'keeper Linus Söderström on the substitutes' bench, Skellefteå AIK conceded five goals, the last two in an empty goal. The Ängelholm team squared the quarter-final series 2–2 in games.

Ishockey 23 mars 2023 08:55

Skellefteå's Linus Söderström has kept a clean sheet in the last two games against Rögle.

In the fourth quarter-final meeting, he was relegated to the bench and Skellefteå conceded five goals and lost.

The Scanians won 5–2 at home and tied the match series at 2–2.
 

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Second-choice 'keeper, Frans Tuohimaa, was picked - a decision that surprised some as first-choice, Linus Söderström, had kept consecutive clean sheets.

Adam Engström gave Rögle the lead in the first period, but just over a minute later, Skellefteå's equalizer came at 1-1 through Måns Forsfjäll.

Skellefteå also equalized shortly after Stål-Lyrenäs' 2-1 goal in the middle of the second period, this time through Oscar Möller.

But AIK did not manage to pull level a third time, and Rögle finally won 5–2, scoring two goals into an empty net as Skellefteå strived for a leveller, and evened the match series at 2-2.
 

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Måns Forsfjäll scores the equalising 1-1 goal past Rögle's goalkeeper Christoffer Rifalk - a goal that was the 20-year-old defender's first in the playoffs.

The fifth match between the teams will be played in Skellefteå on Friday.


 
 
 
 
 
 
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