2012-11-26 10:41:00 | Okategoriserat
Luleå enjoyed a goal fest. Photo: Peter Skaugvold, Pic-Agency.com
- Färjestad went undefeated this week with wins over Luleå Hockey, Brynäs and Frölunda which helped them climb to fourth in the league table. Strong play from Per Åslund on the second line and Alexander Salak in goal have been particularly notable this week.
- MODO Hockey also haven’t dropped a game this week with a shutout win over Frölunda on Tuesday before picking up a 4-2 win over league leaders HV71 and a 4-1 result against Rögle BK. The streak has been a real team effort but with goaltender Bernhard Starkbaum having a 97.25 save percentage it’s fair to say that he’s been a steadying influence from the back.
- At the other end of the spectrum, Timrå IK lost every game this week in fairly convincing fashion, suffering losses to HV71, Linköping and Växjö Lakers. The real problem for Timrå IK has been on the defensive end as they have conceded 13 goals over the three games with both Daniel Bellissimo and Joakim Lundström struggling in net. This poor run of form now sees them drop to 10th in the table.
- Luleå Hockey enjoyed a goal fest against Brynäs on Saturday night with an 8-1 victory. Everyone got in on the act as eight different players recorded goals whilst the majority of the assists came from Niklas Olausson and Linus Persson who had four and three assists respectively. Neither Robin Rahm or Johan Holmqvist had the answer for BIF in net as both conceded 4 goals apiece.
Robert Rosén. Photo: Henrik Johansson, Pic-Agency.com
- Växjö Lakers’s own Robert Rosen reached 100 total career points in Elitserien with an assist against Skellefteå AIK. Believe it or not, the former MODO and AIK player recorded his first Elitserien goal against current Växjö goaltender Fredrik Norrena.
Here’s a link to the Växjö Lakers’s article and a highlights video of his 100 points.
- Skellefteå AIK increased their win streak to 7 games against Linköping on Tuesday before having it broken in OT by Växjö Lakers and Petr Vampola’s
breakaway winner Thursday night.
- The most important game of the week came at the top of the table where Skellefteå AIK travelled to Kinnarps Arena to take on the league leaders HV71. There was a lot riding on this game with the winner of the game taking the top spot in the league.
HV71 scored goals in the first and second period, and with SAIK’s players spending a whopping 30 minutes in the penalty box, HV71 never looked like relinquishing the lead as they finished the game as 2-1 winners.