Heroic turnaround by AIK – Sandberg overtime hero

Filip Sandberg scored the winning goal in the fourth period to complete's Skellefteå's comeback in front of packed stands.
Filip Sandberg scored the winning goal in the fourth period to complete's Skellefteå's comeback in front of packed stands.

After a very poor start Skellefteå AIK were two down but then Albin Sundsvik and Jonathan Pudas stepped up with a goal each and took the match to overtime. Once there, Filip Sandberg became a big match hero with his 3–2 goal to make it 3-2 in the quarter final series.

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Jonathan Pudas equalised to make it 2-2.

For Friday's clash between Skellefteå AIK and Rögle BK, AIK's first-choice goalie Linus Söderström was back in between the posts for the home team after missoing out on the 5-2 thrashing at Rögle earlier in the week. But even he couldn't inspire AIK to improve upon a very sluggish start, and they found themselves 2-0 adrift deep in the third period.

But two quick goals drew them level and then, nearly halfway through sudden-death overtime Joakim Lindström played a lovely pass to Filip Sandberg, who scored the winner. 

– It was very nice. We were incredibly strong to come back in third and then we then just keep riding that wave in the fourth. I think we deserved to win after the third period, says Sandberg afterwards. 

Game six is on Sunday. Win that, and Skellefteå are through to the sem-finals.


 
 
 
 
 
 
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