The derby felt a little extra charged than usual. This was noticeable, for example, when Skellefteå's Petter Granberg and Brendan Shinnimin in Luleå started to fight a lot and swing right hooks at each other in the second period and got matching penalties.
A few minutes later, Shinnimin was involved again, this time when he received a blow in the neck from Pär Lindholm. An event that went unnoticed by the judges.
"I'm enjoying it, it's damn fun hockey. It's the struggle, the emotions. Both teams want to win and show the fans that we are the best team, says Pär Lindholm to TV4 Play.
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Two goals in five seconds
To say it was tight and even is almost an understatement. But in the end, the clean sheet was broken when Linus Omark, completely clean and stationary in front of goal, showed coolness and put in 1-0 for the home team.
"It's nice to score on my friend, David (Rautio). I usually score on him, says Omark with a smile to TV4 Play.
And just afterwards, the star got a tackle into the boards and a penalty with him. And directly from the drop the puck came to Oscar Eklind who flicked in 2-0, five seconds after the first goal.
Kept a clean sheet
With almost five minutes left of the game, Skellefteå picked out the goalkeeper and pushed to catch up with their rival. But Luleå's goalkeeper Matthew Ward stopped all shots and kept his second clean sheet of the season.
"Derby and hot emotions in the stands and on the ice, it's nice to draw the longest straw," says Linus Omark.