- Five different goalscorers in Gothenberg
- Luleå had led by two but were pulled back
- Game-winning goal scored inside final seven minutes
In a rematch of the 2014/15 Champions Hockey League Final, Luleå Hockey went into enemy territory and beat the Frölunda Indians 3-2, giving them a one-goal lead to start with next week on home ice.
Frölunda started brightly against their opponents from the north, but were guilty of trying one too many passes when it would have been better to shoot. That failure to convert earlier chances came back to haunt them as Einar Emanuelsson scored a contender for goal of the round if not season – down on his knees he fired home to give Luleå the lead at 13:48. Just over two minutes later, the hosts ran into penalty trouble and the visitors made no mistake on a 5-on-3 with Daniel Sondell doubling Luleå’s lead.
Period two was almost a reverse affair as Luleå hemmed the defending champions into their own zone for long stretches in the opening minutes. However, having held out Frölunda fought themselves back into the game and gave the crowd life with Viktor Ekbom’s goal at 23:27. The home fans were on their feet again a little over 10 minutes later thanks to Karl Stollery tying the game.
The game stayed tied until late when there was still to be a final twist. With goalie Johan Mattsson stranded Filip Hållander set up Jack Connolly in front to put Luleå back in the lead with 6:25 to go.