It was two teams with self-confidence clashed on the Court during Sunday. On the one hand, a Modo with three straight wins and points in the last eight matches. On the other league leaders AIK with six victories in the last seven matches – this despite the fact that the team is everything, that always has a handful of players on the skadelistan.
A large part of formtoppen, one can thank his andrakedja of Anton Holm, Fredric Weigel and Jester Frödén that continues to produce points. So even this afternoon, in preparation for fine 5.647 åksådare. More unexpected was that ledningmålet would be at a counter in a numerically superior position.
a Modoförsvar not had time to set up, and on the other edge was Anton Holm. The sweeping sidledspassen put Linus Lundin in Modomålet out of the game, and the goal was open for Holm, who dotted his tenth goal of the season after four minutes.
After ledningsmålet it was AIK for the rest of the way the first period. But despite a flurry of fine chances were not the puck.
"We have played a lot of forwards, and it looks forward when trying to make their man or beating the final fit," says Thomas Mitell.
even in the beginning of the second period. Chances were created, but were burned at the same time as Lundin looked to have spiked again. Then flashed the to the again.
From his backposition found Andreas Hjelm down to Weigel, who instead of shooting chose a direktpass to the Holm in front of goal. Modospelarna could only watch as 28-year-old poked in his second goal, second of the day.
" He is good at shoot the puck, you could say. He had quite recently come back from injury and it appears he has a bit more cream in the legs, good timing and feel a bit fresher, " says Thomas Mitell.
" I would not trade him away to someone. Then people say what they want.
the Question was if the Modo would be able to work themselves into the match. And 58 seconds into the third period, the answer was yes, although somewhat successful.
Erik Källgren in AIK-the goal was one of the team's heroes this day, but could not do much when the visiting team Tommy Enström fired a shot from the blue that met with a AIK-back out to Jonathan Johnson, who set the amount of reduction.
" I think we shut down the fairly good match through. Sure we're missing some guys, but it is not in them. We have a wide team with the juniors coming up and make it great, so there is not so much to whine, " says Anton Holm.
But despite stolpträffar and a pressure in the störren part of the last period held AIK close. The victory meant that the AIK is consolidating its position as league leaders, five points ahead of second placed Nottingham.
– It is highly of gubbara, which is healthy. They wage war and do what we had agreed. As much as we have backed the home last month is not the idea really. But it comes to play a bit clever and hold tight until christmas, when we hope to get back some players, " says Tomas Mitell.