Allsvenskan Game Night: 11-20-12
Vasteras 5 vs. Leksands 6 (OT)
Brendan Mikkelson, Vasteras, 2-0-2, E, 6 SOG, 0 PIM
Season totals: 6 GP, 2-1-3, E, 4 PIM
Patrik Berglund, who had another monster night (2 G, 2A), scored just 42 seconds in and Vasteras jumped out to a 3-0 lead halfway through the first period but Leksands battled back and even took the lead heading into the final frame before eventually winning in the shootout. What was a showdown between two of the league's top clubs was certainly entertaining from an offensive standpoint as both teams racked up a combined ten goals and 93 shots on goal in regulation. Locked-out Lightning D Brendan Mikkelson scored his first goals of the season, his first staking Vasteras to an early 2-0 lead while his second, a power play tally that tied the game with just under eight minutes left in regulation, he scored by drifting into the high slot and quickly snapping home a loose rebound. Vasteras (13-7-2-1, 44 PTS) is next in action on Sunday against Asploven (7-13-1-1, 24 PTS), which currently shares the third-worst record in the league.