AIK–legend Rolf ”the Rat” Edberg, 68, finishing his successful career with two years at Hammarby, was honored with a tröjhissning ahead of the summit with Leksand.
When the match started 30 minutes after the scheduled time, it was serieledande AIK, who held the baton and lined up chances in front of Axel Brage in Leksandskassen.
took an unexpected turn in the middle of the period when the AIK goalkeeper Erik Källgren had to retire due to injury after a collision with Leksandsforwarden David Rundqvist.
Leksandsspelaren hakades of the AIK-hill Simon Fernholm who was deported.
the Collision was unfortunate,
Källgren was forced to break the match and check in the bag came Väsbylånet Robin Wallin.
Tough for the AIK already have förstemålvakten Johannes Jönsson on skadelistan, but he shall soon after three months of absence to be ready for a comeback.
In the one-to-one domination took Leksand management by Johan Porsberger.
turned the AIK game after total domination.
the Canadian Garry Nunn worked terrific in front of the Leksandskassen and pressed in the reply message.
Judge Richard Magnusson disallowed the first goal, but changed his mind after the review.
AIK took then the lead after a beautiful goal where Anton Holm delicious headed into the puck behind the Axel Brage after a brilliant work of Jesper Frödén and Fredric Weigel.
Leksand had a couple of good trades, but AIK had good control defensively.
however, This was not the beginning of the third period when Johan Porsberger struck again.
the three points and it was an intense battle – a fierce and fast-paced match when the hockey's best.
Leksand, sweden had a golden opportunity to decide the match in regular time, when Alexander Deilert was sent off.
But failed completely in the powerplay.
In the extension had both teams the chance to decide, but it högdramatiska the summit had to be decided after penalty shootout.
finally it was AIK's team captain Christian Sandberg, who saw to it that AIK won for the first time won against Leksand this season.
But AIK the victory was costly with the injury of goalkeeper Erik Källgren.
the Coach Tomas Mitell could not give any indication how serious the injury was.
" I don't know. He could not play the complete match. It is not great perhaps. But we hope he is back soon and Wallin (Robin) jumped in and did it well, " said AIK coach Mittel to C More.
Tredjemålvakten Robin Wallin was pleased with their effort.
– this is The third time I play in a straffavgörande and I have had the pole out in the past. Now I would just win, " he said to C More.