Leksand started slutspelsserien with a 3-0 victory away against Västerås. It would prove to be important. Ahead of Wednesday's final round low Leksand one, a point ahead of Västerås, and had therefore everything in their own hands at home against Modo.
And Leksand took the chance.
With a vengeance.
the gas in the bottom of the straight and won the first period 5-0 after three goals in powerplay, including one from Daniel Gunnarsson.
"I'll be honest, I think that Modo started better than we, then we took hold of the game and took period," said Gunnarsson to C More in the periodpausen.
For Modo, who was already avhängt before the shortlisting, it was the curtain. In addition to baklängesmålen drove the team 43 points in the first period after Daniel Sylwander got matchstraff for ”spearing”.
Second period ended goalless, but it was still gloomy faces in the Modo camp after the run in the first. Not the least of the coach Björn Hellkvist.
– You may apologize to all who cheer on Modo in the country, in parliament, government and the whole of Sweden, and perhaps some to. The first period is during all of the criticism, he said to C More before the third period.
Hellkvist on a smile when he was asked about what Modo would find on in the final period.
" We should try to run a tekningsvariant, log Hellkvist.
But it didn't.
instead extended Leksand to 6-0 by Martin Karlsson after 28 seconds.
Leksand is now waiting for a playoff meeting with the AIK, in the best-of-three matches. The winner there, then the Mora in a qualify directly to the SHL (best of seven).
the First meeting between Leksand and AIK is played on Friday.
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