Luleås Petter Emanuelsson had a very good first half of the prestige match against Skellefteå as he made sure Luleå went up a 2-0 lead.

After a quarter had been played he made the first in numerical superiority when he put the return on Erik Gustafsson's shot.

- It's something we've been working on. Very nice to hang one directly, he tells C More.

2-0 then came in the second period when he nicely lifted the puck over Oskar Östlund in the Skellefteå goal, even that in powerplay.

Östlund had just been replaced after Gustaf Lindvall had to interrupt the match due to a shot in the mask. Skellefteå already has Mantas Armalis on the injury list.

Broberg's tufts of fate were destroyed

But Skellefteå came again. First it was Tom Pyatt who reduced and then he also matched the point king Joakim Lindström's receipt in the third period. Thus, a six-match-long goal drought was over for the veteran.

Skellefteå continued to play well and had one more puck in the nets, but it was sentenced because of the puck being kicked.

Instead, the home team got a real cold shower when the back talent Philip Broberg dropped the puck in a run and Luleå countered through Robin Kovacs who set the victory goal beautifully. It was also the third consecutive derby match that Kovacs noted in the goal record.

- It's derby. A lot of feelings. There is a lot of crowd and these are matches you love to play, says the victory shooter.

As if the loss was not enough in itself, the result also means that Luleå passes Skellefteå in the SHL table. The team is currently three and four in the series.

Reporting with the hockey family Robin Kovacs and Minatsu Murase:


Meet the hockey family Minatsu Murase and Robin Kovacs. Photo: SVT