SHL playoff sensation and Capitals prospect Axel Jonsson-Fjällby is done for the season. With a 6-2 loss to Skellefteå AIK, Jonsson-Fjällby’s Djurgården has been eliminated from the SHL playoffs semifinals in six games.
The 20-year-old Swede finished the postseason the same way he started it, scoring a goal midway through the third period.
But by then the homecrowd had seen their team put up a four spot on Djurgården goalkeeper Adam Reideborn. After a close first period, Skelleftå scored four times in an eight-minute span in the middle of the stanza to pretty much kill all hope for Djurgården, who needed a win to stay alive for a Game Seven.
Jonsson-Fjällby’s goal came 8:53 in to the third period and it was an ugly one.
— Jokke Nevalainen (@JokkeNevalainen) April 13, 2018
Linus Hultström’s shot bounced in front of the net and suddenly found Jonsson Fjällby’s stick. Axel calmly put the biscuit in the basket, cuttin SAIK’s lead to 4-1. Daniel Brodi would add another goal for Djurgården a couple of minutes later, making the finish interesting. But Skellefteå cut all hope with two empty netters for a 6-2 win.
Axel Jonsson-Fjällby finishes his first real playoff campaign with six goals and two assist in 11 games.
His goal total ranks second among all SHL players. Jonsson-Fjällby finshed the regular season with seven goals and nine assist in 42 games. The Washington Capitals will reportedly sign the speedy winger to an entry-level contract for next season.
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