Artturi Lehkonen breaks Daniel Alfredsson's Frölunda playoff points record
Lehkonen is quickly become a star in the SHL, and there's little doubt that he has become the Canadiens' top prospect.
Artturi Lehkonen broke Daniel Alfredsson's record for playoff points in one post-season with Frölunda, scoring two goals in the first period. He is one goal from beating Alfredsson's goal record as well.
Goal one came after 1:46:
Goal two was an individual performance where he deked a few defenders before hanging the puck high, showing off a different skill set.
The whole playoff run has belonged to the Montreal Canadiens' new SuperFinn. Lehkonen he has taken a major step from a good regular season performance to an outstanding playoff outing. The Habs seem to have struck pure gold with the second-round pick from the 2013 NHL Entry Draft (#55 overall).
The big question right now is: will he be given the Stefan Liv Memorial Trophy as the playoff MVP, where Johan Sundström has been the favourite prior to this game.
When Lehkonen spoke with Eyes on the Prize before the semi-final series against Luleå, he promised he had a few goals left in him.. The Finnish star wasn't kidding! He ended the playoffs with an impressive 11 goals and 8 assists in 16 games, beating Alfredsson's record of 18 points in 14 games. It's worth keeping in mind that Alfredsson was 32 went he first established the record.