"It was tough and an important win for us. It was a long game and we are happy with the result," Greg Scott said after the decider.
He stood in front of goal and was able to rake the puck in. Then the match clock stood at 86.16.
At the end of the first period of extra time, Brynas Nick Olesen fired a shot into the bar. He made his way on the left wing and had little angle. It was Brynäs who finished the first extension period most spiritedly and had the initiative.
The first time the hall was packed since autumn 2021
After just a minute or so in extra time, Brynäs Oskar Kvist was in a good position but Adam Werner threw out the leg guard and saved. Then Brynäs goalkeeper Jussi Olkinuora had to work hard to secure his goal as the game billowed back and forth. There was a lot of anxiety among the Brynäs fans who were in the crowded arena.
Brynäs had a 3-1 lead after the first period. But in the second, Malmö took over completely. Johan Olofsson got hold of the puck after a tee shot and splashed in the rebound 3-2. Pathrik Westerholm scored 3-3 after Malmö came up with momentum in the middle zone and had several players with them.
For the first time since September 30, 2021, it was sold out, 12,600 spectators, in Malmö Arena.
"Don't know if we've had better pressure here during my six years at the club," Olofsson said.