On December 7, the Malmö Redhawks were defeated 1-0 at away, the season's first away victory.
Since then, Linköping has lost ten straight matches, nine of them with the goal, and crashed to the last place in SHL.
Today, Bert Robertsson's team therefore took a very heavy three-pointer when they defeated HV 71 on away ice by 4-1.
Robin Johansson set the tone in the first period when he gave the visitors the lead after just four minutes. HV acknowledged in the intermission, but in the end period, LHC was the best and countered a victory-chasing HV 71. Joe Whitney's 2-1 goal in the run-up to the third became the match decision, and when Sebastian Karlsson trailed 3-1 a moment later, the thing was clear. In the end, it became 4-1.
- It was incredibly nice, we deserved it. In the third, we get the goals in very good positions. HV is pushing for good, and we are getting a little anxious. Hopefully it turns around now, it was a bit like an endgame match. We played well in the end, but found ways to lose. Now I hope it tips over to us, says Sebastian Karlsson to C More.
With the victory, the team goes up safe ground, past both Leksand and Oskarshamn in the table, with a match more played than the other teams.