Frölunda and Malmö met in the CHAMPIONSHIP quarterfinals last year. Then won the Malmö surprising with 4-2 in matches, after having begun with a 2-1 victory in the Scandinavium arena.
this year began tvekampen completely different. Frölunda dominated the first period with excellent hockey, and led 4-0 after 20 minutes. Pathrik Westerholm made the 1-0 on the powerplay at 9.03, then Malmöbacken Jens Olsson drawn on a unnecessary expulsion. Sebastian Stalberg increased the lead when Frölunda stole the puck at the city goal from a casually Niklas Arell.
, who last year played in Malmö, both the 3-0 and 4-0. At the ”third grade” was Frölunda at its hottest around the city goal. "The fantastic four" came with a bit of luck in the powerplay, ten seconds before the pausvilan.
– Some of the cheap goals, it has been, " says a grim Jens Olsson to C More in the first intermission.
– It is carelessness. If you are astonished by, I don't know, " adds Olsson.
the Second period was goalless, despite the fact that Frölunda had a total of six minutes on the powerplay.
Rhett Rakshani had a tough first time in Frölunda after being connected to the team in the fall, but has found form in the spring. In the first quarter-final, he heard the key in Frölundas lagmaskin, together with Pathrik Westerholm and goalie Johan Mattsson.
the Victory was Frölundas ninth in a row at home. The suite needs to Malmö to break, if not the dreaded hockeysäsongen to end after kvartsfinalspelet.
With a smoother start in the upcoming matches, it can be petulant on the ice. In Saturday's match recorded 12 penalty minutes for Frölunda and 16 for Malmö, already before the final gruffet at the final whistle.