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Lehkonen lights the lamp…again

by Staff Writer / Montréal Canadiens

Artturi Lehkonen added his name to the score-sheet once again as his Frölunda Indians clashed against Skellefteå AIK in Game 3 of the SHL final on April 19.

After Frölunda jumped out to a 2-0 lead following goals by Joey Crabb and Joel Lundqvist the first 20 minutes of play, Skellefteå got on the board to pull within one goal thanks to their seventh power play opportunity of the game.

With Frölunda clinging to a one-goal lead late in the third-period, Lehkonen deftly intercepted a Skellefteå clearing attempt out of mid-air with his glove and smoothly settled the puck down on his tape before firing it home to seal the Indians’ 3-1 victory in Game 3.

The goal secures Lehkonen’s position atop the SHL playoff scoring leader-board as the Habs prized prospect’s crop of 15 points in 14 games gives him a one-point lead over teammate Ryan Lasch.

The win gives Lehkonen and the Frölunda Indians a 2-1 lead over Skellefteå AIK with Game 4 between the two combatants scheduled for Thursday, April 21.

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