Allsvenskan Game Night: 12-18-12
Vasteras 3 @ Sodertalje 4 (OT)
Brendan Mikkelson, Vasteras, 0-1-1, E, 4 SOG, 0 PIM
Season totals: 13 GP, 2-5-7, -1, 16 PIM
Vasteras, thanks to Marcus Eriksson's second goal of the match, managed to force overtime after entering the final frame down a goal but eventually lost to Sodertalje in a shootout. Mikkelson registered a primary assist on a first period power play goal by Brady Leisening that evened the game at a goal apiece. On the play, after receiving a cross-point pass on his forehand Mikkelson, with a penalty-killer playing high but slightly off-line from him, saw a shooting lane and wristed the puck towards the net where Leisening, parked at the top of the crease, successfully deflected puck between his legs and past opposing netminder Anton Forsberg's glove. On Thursday, Vasteras (17-8-3-2, 59 PTS), returns home to face Mora (11-11-6-2, 47 PTS).