Allsvenskan Game Day: 11-4-12
Vasteras 6 vs. Oskarshamn 2
Brendan Mikkelson, Vasteras, 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Season totals: 2 GP, 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM
Calgary's Mikael Backlund (2 G, 2 A) and St. Louis' Patrik Berglund (1 G, 3 A) helped Vasteras cruise to victory on Sunday and, for Backlund, that made five straight games with two-plus points. While Vasteras ran into some minor penalty troubles, it was perfect on the PK, dominated in the face-off circles and roughed up Oskarshamn's Linus Fernstrom (26 S / 32 SA, .813 SV%) en route to victory. It was 5-0 in the third period before Oskarshamn was finally able to beat Lars Johansson, who was fresh after posting a shutout on Thursday, and get on the board. Johansson finished the game with 28 stops. This was Mikkelson's second game with his new club. Up next for Vasteras (12-1-6, 38 PTS) is the November break before facing Djurgarden (7-5-7, 27 PTS) on the road on the 12th.