Before relegation in the NHC arena, a teary-eyed Jeremy Boyce was praised.
The 29-year-old made his 681st match for Timrå tonight, and thus he has broken the club record.
No other player has played more matches in the Timrå shirt than Boyce.
- It is difficult to keep the tears away, he said in a speech to the supporters before the match against HV71.
After two goalless periods, Timrå also had reason to celebrate on the ice.
For the second game in a row, new acquisition Olli Palola scored 1–0.
Second-placed HV71, who recently changed coaches, was therefore under pressure before the final minutes of the match.
And then came a lightning-fast turnaround.
With less than nine minutes left in the third, Joey LaLeggia sent in a 1-1 tie.
Just over a minute later, the lead goal for HV also came, through Oliwer Kaski.
"It's been a turbulent few days"
The goal was match-deciding, and thus HV has picked up its first victory under the new coaching staff with Johan Lindbom at the helm.
- There have been a few turbulent days.
We fight, everything is not there.
But we show incredible heart and manage to win the match.
It feels incredibly nice, says Lindbom to C More.
After tonight's result, seven points separate HV and Brynäs on safe ground.