Falun scored 6 times against AIK today and 5 of the goals had Alexander Galante Carlström’s name written on them – either as the goal scorer or as the assist. Apart from Falun’s first line, the match saw very few highlights. For Falun, this was a win for the books and for AIK, the relatively small loss was perhaps a decent result against one of the world’s best teams. The match ended 6-3 for the home team.
AIK started the game much better than their previous match against Storvreta – but that wasn’t hard. Falun wasn’t particularly impressive either and the game needed powerplays for its goals in the first period. A free ball at the start of Falun’s first powerplay was already enough for Malte Lundmark to score a goal – assisted by Alexander Galante Carlström. The second powerplay of the match would also mean the game’s second goal. This time it counted for AIK’s side when Simon Helqvist shot the ball past Johan Rehn. Just 30 seconds before the end of the period, AIK received another powerplay opportunity but couldn’t find a goal.
AIK could take the lead at the start of the second period but left to do so. Instead, it was Falun’s Emil Johansson who combined nicely with Rasmus Enström and personally finished the attack giving the 2-1 lead to Falun shorthanded. However, AIK was never far away and managed to equalize the score halfway the period when Patrik Hagberg’s pass put away Erik Andersson entirely free in front of Falun’s goal. Falun was the better team but could not deliver – until the final minute. A run by Rasmus Enström ended up in Alexander Galante Carlström’s stick – who did not miss.
This goal was the signal for Falun to amp up their game. It was Alexander Galante Carlstöm to quickly pass the ball to Jonas Adriansson in a free hit – the goal looked ‘cheap’ but it was entirely AIK’s defensive mistake. Falun finally started to capitalize on their ascendancy and produced an amazing goal as the result of it. Of course, it was Falun’s first line producing this ‘family-goal’. AIK desperately needed goals to cover Falun’s 5-2 gap. An unnecessary 2-minute penalty by Oskar Hagberg, however, made things increasingly difficult for AIK and, having the momentum, Falun didn’t need long to score the 6-2 in powerplay – and who else than Alexander Galante Carlström to find the goal. It looked as if there would be no more goals but in the final seconds, AIK received a penalty shot. Andreas Stefansson, who was relatively invisible until now, did not miss and scored the final goal of the match.