It came down to the wire, but Brynas couldn’t pull it out.
Brynas IF lost the winner-take-all game seven of the SHL Finals by a score of 2-1 in overtime against HV71 to take home the title. They won game two, three and five in the series to go up 3-2, but couldn’t win either of the final two games to clinch it.
Lindblom had a few good scoring chances in game seven, including this shot.
He didn’t score there, but he then saved a goal at the other end.
Lindblom’s hard work does not go unnoticed. He is tenacious in board battles.
Brynas was up 1-0 after two periods thanks to this goal.
But HV71 tied it with a bad-angle shot.
The game headed to overtime.
Lindblom created a great scoring chances just seconds into the extra session, but his linemate couldn’t bury it.
And HV71 won it on a chance in front.
Oskar Lindblom finished the playoffs with 14 points (4 goals, 10 assists) and a +0 rating in 20 games. He was held pointless in his final five games despite great chances. He will be coming to North America for next season.
Felix Sandstrom was the backup in game seven, and they couldn’t have gotten there without him. He split his four starts in the final series, including a 24-save shutout in game five. He finished the playoffs with a 6-5 record, a 2.83 goals against average and a .901 save percentage.
Lindblom could now join the Phantoms for their playoff run if they can get past the Hershey Bears. They face back-to-back must-win games tonight and tomorrow down 2-1 in the best of five series.
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