Linköping became the third in the regular season, but did not serietvåan Modo no chance in the final and won in three straight games. Luleå did the same against HV71. The sovereign seriesegraren went on to knock in the third meeting in Jönköping, sweden, scored 4-0 in the first period and eventually won in the final 6-2 then Noora Tulus become tvåmålsskytt.
the Finals will start on 13 march and Luleå, who have won all six of the playoffs, entering as the favorite. But Linköping has after an initial 0-5 loss against Djurgården found form and won six straight matches.
" We started a little weak and after the match, we had a discussion and took hold of it again. We have really good games in all fives and Evelina (Suonpää), case has played really stable. Everyone knows what applies, " says Winberg, who accounted for an assist in the söndagsmatchen.
Susanna Tapani, Finnish landslagsstjärna, played forward Kennedy Marchment to the 1-0 goal in the first period. Then secured THE victory with three goals in the final period.
" Susanna really means a lot, she is one of the world's best players. She has raised the level of the whole team, " said Winberg, who is also in top form.
The 30-year-old forward was gone in just over three weeks due to a concussion at the end of the regular season, but in the playoffs, made seven points, three goals and four assists, in as many matches.
as the playoff is played in best-of-five matches. The arrangement has been criticized for the uneven schedule, with the majority of the matches have been played on weekends, for economic reasons, and for matchordningen. The best ranked team plays two of its first three matches at bramall lane which made to Luleå so far only played two of six matches at home.
A fact that can give Linköping a better chance in the finals.
" It's an advantage for us. So it is a positive feeling, " says Winberg.
In the finals, however, it is more frequent matching with five games in nine days.
Luleå has taken both of their national CHAMPIONSHIP after a four-set victory over Linköping, both in year and in 2016, it was 2-1 in matches. Linköping has won two national CHAMPIONSHIPS, the last in 2015.