(Stavanger Oilers – Storhamar 6–0) With two goals in each period, Stavanger Oilers took the first steps in the NC final against a dwindling Storhamar side.
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The DNB Arena in Stavanger is well-stocked for the first NM final in ice hockey since 2019, and there’s plenty of reason to cheer on the home fans.
Stavanger Oilers scored twice in each of the three periods, and ended up winning 6-0.
As such, it’s the perfect start for the league champions, who are chasing their first playoff win since 2017.
– It’s not fun. We seemed swayed from the start by everything that happened in the last few days and played with the handbrake on. “There was good will in the game, but we don’t seem to believe so much,” Storhamar coach Anders Gjøse told OWN.
– I think we had a perfect wobble match today. We wiggle the ass a lot and then we speed things up, Stavanger Oilers Tommy Kristiansen profiles to TV 2 as a joke on Storhamar captain Patrick Thoresens saying the Stavanger Oilers are “good at standing in the middle zone and wiggling their ass” in an interview with TV 2 before the finals.
– But this is the playoffs, so it has nothing to do with whether you win 1-0 or 6-0, continued Kristiansen.
– We can smoke caramel tonight, and then we can also shake our ass at Hamar on Wednesday. We will rearrange and travel to Hamar and win there and. There’s nothing better than when it’s completely silent in the barn.
– We have to reset ourselves, forget about this game and get together until Wednesday, Simen André Edvardsen told HA.
The Norwegian champions are selected through the best of seven series.
In Monday’s game, the first goal came after just over six minutes. And Kissel fired, and in return Canada’s Jarrett Burton slotted the ball into the net.
Nearly ten minutes later remained, and once again Kissel was involved. In extra time, he played for Ludvig Hoff in front of goal which made it 2-0.
In the second half, it took a long time before the first goal came, but then two quick goals came from the home team.
First, Greg Mauldin was served by Storhamar’s Sondre Bjerke to make it 3-0, before Rob Bordson made it a 4-0 lead just over a minute later.
In the third quarter, Tommy Kristiansen added to the score to 5-0, before Kissel found Steven Whitney in front of goal: 6-0.
Then there was still almost half a period left, but no more goals. It then ended in a six-goal win for the home side over a reduced side Storhamar.
– That’s an amp in the third period. Storhamar just wants to tackle and play badly. It also worked poorly, Kristiansen said.
The guests from Hamar had to appear without Andreas ksnes, Sander Vold Engebråten, Martin Rønnild, Jacob Lundell Noer, Jonas Djupvik Løvlie and Mikael Zettergren due to illness.
– It eliminates some opportunities with only three lines like combat, quality and of course energy level. It’s not a problem to solve it, but today it’s not good enough. The quality of the implementation is too poor, says Gjøse.
– A demonstration of power, but we must not forget the prerequisites, comments Espen Ween from TV 2 in the last signal sounded.
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