Malmö has been responsible for a major stage transformation in the SHL.
With the victory against Frölunda, the team consolidated its position in the last play-in place in the table.
Malmö now has nine points down to Linköping in eleventh place in the table - and also has three games less played than the East Goths.
That was not the case just a few weeks ago - when the team was most involved in the bottom battle to avoid the last two places in the table.
- We get better for every match.
Above all, I think the defensive game has become better, and more aggressive in their own zone.
Then we found the passing game at the end, says Ponthus Westerholm.
Strong in free positions
In the match against Frölunda, the first period ended goalless - and it took eleven minutes into the middle period before Malmö broke the deadlock.
in numerical disadvantage Patrik Sylvegård took time off and put 1-0 for Malmö.
Just in free positions, Malmö was sharp in this match.
Canadian Joe Veleno took advantage of the next open position - just seconds before the second period break when Frölunda made a failed change.
Advantage Malmö before the third period - where the home team continued to use their positions in the Frölunda zone.
Ponthus Westerholm slipped in between the circles and shot 3-0 - before Lars Bryggman went forward and set the final score at 4-0.
Also it in a neutral position.
Frölunda was never really really close to disturbing Malmö in the match - and went on his second straight loss in the series.
Frölunda coach Roger Rönnberg was very critical after the match - especially against himself.
- I'm terribly disappointed.
Unfortunately, it has looked like this far too many times in the end.
And I question what I'm doing, with my team.
I'm cruelly self-critical today.
We do not create anything creative going forward and offer simple mistakes.
The opponents do not have to be good to beat us, says Roger Rönnberg to C More.