Big match winner for Färjestad against Malmö - in addition to Per Åslund who put 3-3 in the closing seconds, was the match hero Oskar Bäck who decided the meeting and took the Karlstad team to a quarter final.
- I know how it went in.
I throw myself at the puck and it finds its way in, says Bäck to C More.
Malmö got off to a flying start
The demand for Malmö before the meeting with Färjestad was simple.
"Win" - otherwise it's a holiday.
Skånelaget, who came ninth in the SHL, started the match at a rapid pace and Skånelaget had 10-0 in shots against goalkeeper Henrik Haukeland when Stefan Lassen found the net with a shot from blue - 1-0 Malmö after only 5.46.
Färjestad did not get his first shot on goal until after eight minutes - and after some upswing, Daniel Viksten equalized to 2-2 after just over 13 minutes of play.
Then Malmö's goalkeeper Oscar Alsenfelt had also stopped a penalty from Michael Lindqvist a couple of minutes before.
In the third, the forward got revenge and gave the home team a lead before the third break.
- We let Malmö take command but we move up in the latter part of the second, that's how we want and must play.
It is not possible to just hunt, says Michael Lindqvist to C More.
Dramatic final minute
In the third, Carl Persson equalized after a delicious performance when he poked in 3-3 next to the nearest post via the kitchen road and the turn was a fact a few minutes later when Matias Lassen struck again - with his third goal of the season.
4-3 and time ticked Malmö's path in the hunt for a third and decisive match.
In the final minutes, Färjestad took out the goalkeeper and hit the crossbar with 2.21 left, but only 22 seconds before the period signal, Per Åslund pushed the equalizer to 4-4, his second for the evening.
Decided after 5.42
Färjestad had a puck in the post in extra time but shortly afterwards Oskar Bäck scored the winning goal and now awaits the quarterfinals against either Rögle or Växjö after 2-0 in matches.
Malmö's season is over.
- It's too damn.
Somehow we are so close but it is very careless, says Malmö's team captain Emil Sylvegård to C More.