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Lehkonen one game away from SHL Championship

by Staff Writer / Montréal Canadiens

With another two assists in Frolunda’s 3-2 victory in Game 4 of the SHL Final, Arturri Lehkonen is approaching record territory.

Heading into Game 4 with a 2-1 series lead over Skelleftea, Lehkonen and the Indians fell behind 1-0 after the club surrendered a power play goal early in the second period. With his club trailing, Lehkonen scooped up a loose puck behind the opposing net and set up teammate Ryan Lasch with a perfect pass in the slot to tie the game up at 1-1. Just over a minute later, Lehkonen directed a heavy one-timer on net only to have the rebound bounce directly in front of teammate Johan Sundstrom, who was in prime position to light the lamp to give Frolunda a 2-1 lead.

With his 17th point (nine goals, eight assists) of the SHL playoffs, Lehkonen now trails former Frolunda superstar Daniel Alfredsson by one point for the organization’s record for most points recorded in a single post-season.

Alfredsson - who played for Frolunda on a rare all-NHL line with P.J. Axelsson and Samuel Pahlsson during the 2003-04 NHL lockout – tallied 12 goals and six assists in 14 games to set the club’s post-season record.

What’s up next for the Habs prized prospect? How about a chance to capture the SHL post-season championships in Game 5 on Sunday? We’ll keep you posted!

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