– it Is something that we have learned from this journey is that you should never give up. It may sound cliché, but it is actually the way it is, " says Dick Axelsson.
It always happens to things around the Dick Axelsson, sometimes bad but usually good.
this time, he showed the way when his island of Djurgården on Thursday, won the seventh and decisive semi-final against his old club Färjestads.
Dick axelsson's 2-1-goal in the beginning of the third period laid the foundation for the First victory.
– I got some lovely tracks and great locations – and then it becomes objective. says Dick Axelsson when he stands outside the guests ' dressing room in the Löfbergs lila arena in Karlstad.
To his last home crowd at times during the semi-finals met him with boos is nothing that disturbed him, rather the opposite.
– Buropen makes one only stronger, " he says with a smile.
he had a big role in the drama, so it was not Dick alone that brought the island of Djurgården to the club's first SM-final in nine years.
He had a good the help of several, but the extra good help of Sebastian Strandberg and Adam Reideborn.
Sebastian Strandberg, who has convinced throughout the playoffs, continued in the same way in maundy Thursday's match. This time it was two goals from his club.
"A great wise man and center," says Dick Axelsson of their kedjekamrat.
And in the First case storspelade goalie Adam Reideborn.
– Adam did an incredibly good match, praises Dick Axelsson.
But the road to the Club the first CHAMPIONSHIP final since 2010 was not easy. Maundy Thursday's match was a real thriller.
"But when it was needed as a best steppade we up," says Dick Axelsson.
in the air in Karlstad on Thursday.
A seventh match in a season is always special, and maybe with a little extra special this time because it was the old trätobröderna Färjestad and Djurgården that would meet.
Karlstadborna hoped third straight victory, and secured the final.
Djurgårdssupportrarna, who commanded on the journey of the club, were also hoping for a final that would wipe out the team's race in the semifinals, five and six.
was the goalie Adam Reideborn back after having become a father on Tuesday.
According to the were forced to come to the games, but good party Linus Johansson, which unfortunate clash with a team mate in Tuesday's match in the Globe.
In his place, made the very surprising Per Åslund, who has not played since October because of a concussion, comeback.
in the semifinals, five and six had to Djurgården to a good start in the seventh and decisive semi-final against Färjestad.
It was on the contrary.
Not even two minutes were played when the home team Färjestad took the lead with 1-0 after a deflection in the case of Michael Lindqvist.
It could have been the air completely gone from the Club players, but the locals did as a whole a good first period. The only thing that was missing was the goal.
– When things go against us, we are good at tying the fist, and go further, " says Dick.
played the home team is up to something, but in the end the single goal was made by Djurgården.
With seven minutes left of the period, in the game in numerical superiority, receipted Sebastian Strandberg to 1-1 then he coolly held the puck and then neatly finish with a shot of the cross.
Thus it was all set for a very exciting conclusion of this match, this final.
It was then that Dick Axelsson has stepped into the picture.
Not even three minutes of the third period was played when Dick Axelsson gave Djurgården the lead with 2-1.
the Club of fans singing began to be increasingly stronger in the Löfbergs lila arena in Karlstad, sweden after the target. After the 2-8 loss in the fifth semi-final and 1-6 loss in the sixth was the jump back on a finalvår in Stockholm.
chased an acknowledgement with increasing desperation the longer the third period was underway.
They also created a large number of really good scoring opportunities, but this was the First night.
Adam Reideborn storspelade, and saw to it that According to the not managed to get another goal.
instead, could Sebastian Strandberg increase on a New direction when he with less than five minutes left made the 3-1.
– When he scored the goal it was much released in the body. Then you could really enjoy, " says Dick Axelsson.
In the tom gates then Axel Jonsson Fjällby the final result to 4-1.
On easter Sunday draws finals between Frölunda and Djurgården in time. The first match played in Gothenburg, sweden.
– SM-finals is always fun. I must say that I feel very good now. It will be fun to meet Frölunda, " says Dick Axelsson, who previously played also in Frölunda.