The first quarter-final of the SHL-hockey between seriesegraren Färjestad and HV71 was a long målvaktsmatch.
Despite the fact that there was no lack of chances, it was a draw well into the third period. It was not until A third attempt was given the order of the game in numerical superiority that the zero spräcktes.
HV-goalkeeper Jonas Gunnarsson was a chance when Marcus Nilsson found the way to Joakim Nygård after 52 minutes and 24 seconds.
did Adam Werner its first playoff game in his career. He was on a good way to keep a clean sheet but when Färjestad would defend their lead, it was eventually a sidledsförflyttning too much and with 50 seconds left in regular time, could Martin Thörnberg scored the equalizer.
the Decision came nearly 18 minutes into the extension, the fourth period, when Robin Figren found the right from the blue line on the powerplay and shot the first game to HV71.
Jonas Gunnarsson did SHL debut for seven seasons ago and their first playoff game the following year but it is the first this season, after trips to Malmö and Milwaukee in the AHL, as he has had full confidence in HV71.
considering that A was regular season only teams who scored more than three goals on average per match, he was faced with a difficult task in Löfbergs lila arena on Friday – but he solved the galant.
the hardest of goalies from the beginning. Färjestad started aggressively and created several good positions in front of the bortamålet, but was still not really near to outwit the 26-year-old.
HV-goalkeeper had a quieter mittperiod with the exception of a jätteläge for the home team's Daniel Viksten, who failed to get his stick on the puck when he for a moment had an open goal.
Early in the third period made Gunnarsson a crucial rescue when Johan Ryno got to a jätteläge from close range.
That he did not keep a clean sheet did nothing. It saw Robin Figren.