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J20 Superelit Game Days: 9-30-18 through 10-13-18

More of the ongoing adventures of Magnus Chrona...

9-30-18
Skelleftea J20 1 vs. Lulea U20 8
Magnus Chrona, Skellftea J20, Loss, 40/48, 8.00 GAA, .833 sv%

Chrona surrendered goals to eight different Lulea skaters as Skellftea was embarrassed 8-1.

10-5-18
Vasteras J20 3 vs. Skelleftea J20 4 (OT)
Magnus Chrona, Skelleftea J20, OT Win, 49/52, 2.99 GAA, .942 sv%

Albin Sundsvik scored the GWG just 17 seconds into OT as Skelleftea rebounded with a 4-3 win over Vasteras J20.

10-6-18
Vasteras J20 3 vs. Skelleftea J20 4
Magnus Chrona, Skellftea J20, DNP

Chrona got the night off as Skellftea was able to pull off another 4-3 win over Vasteras, this time in regulation. Skelleftea's GWG was scored on the PP by Liam Nilsson (he has a particular set of skills).

10-7-18
Brynas J20 7 vs. Skellftea J20 3
Magnus Chrona, Skelleftea J20, Loss, 26/33, 7.00 GAA, .788 sv%

Chrona and Skelleftea took another ugly loss, surrendering a touchdown and extra point to Brynas in their 7-3 loss. Brynas got 2 goals and 3 points from Pontus Andersson.

10-12-18
MODO J20 6 Skelleftea J20 2
Magnus Chrona, Skelleftea J20, DNP

Linus Hedman (no relation) had his first goal of the season for Skelleftea in their 6-3 humiliation at the hands of MODO J20.

10-13-18
MODO J20 6 vs. Skelleftea J20 3[b]
Magnus Chrona, Skelleftea J20, Loss, 29/35, 6.00 GAA, .829 sv%

MODO scored four unanswered goals from the 6:27 mark of the Second Period on to again humble Skelleftea, this time by a 6-3 margin. Anton Gradin had a pair of goals from MODO to help his club pull away with the win.

The sum total of Chrona and Skelleftea's season to date is a little unsightly to look at. The club sits at 2-7-4, which is third to last in the ten team North Division. Chrona's personal stat line is equally ugly. In 8 appearances he has 3 wins and 5 losses, 0 shutouts, and a 4.76 GAA with a .874 save percentage.

J20 Superlit Gamedays: 9-14-18 through 9-29-18

Catching up on the goaltending adventures of Magnus Chrona...

9-14-18
Skelleftea J20 4 vs. AIK J20 3 (SO)
Magnus Chrona, Skellfea J20, SOW, 39/42, .929 sv%
Season totals: 1 GP, 1-0-0, 0 SO, 2.77 GAA, .929 sv%

Chrona was impressive in the season opener, helping Skellfetea overcome a 28-42 shot deficit to win their debut game. Chrona also stopped 4 of 5 in the penalty shot session to secure the SOW.

9-15-18
Skelleftea J20 2 vs. AIK J20 8
Magnus Chrona, Skelleftea J20, DNP
Season totals: 1 GP, 1-0-0, 0 SO, 2.77 GAA, .929 sv%

Starter Elias Moberg was shelled to the tune of 8 goals on 35 shots in Skelleftea's 8-2 loss to AIK.

9-16-18
Skelleftea J20 1 vs. Djurgardens J20 7
Magnus Chrona, Skelleftea J20, LOSS, 26/33, 7.00 GAA, .788 sv%
Season totals: 2 GP, 1-1-0, 0 SO, 4.80 GAA, .867 sv%

It was Chrona's turn to take a shelling as he allowed all 7 goals in their 7-1 shellacking at the hands of Djurgardens.

9-21-18
Mora J20 1 vs. Skelleftea J20 2 (SO)
Magnus Chrona, Skelleftea, SOW, 30/31, 0.92 GAA, .968 sv%
Season totals: 3 GP, 2-1-0, 0 SO, 3.47 GAA, .896 sv%

Chrona rebounded with a strong 30 save performance that included stopping 5 of 6 in the penalty shot session to help Skellftea secure their second SOW of the young campaign.

9-22-18
Mora J20 4 vs. Skelleftea J20 5
Magnus Chrona, Skelleftea J20, DNP
Season totals: 3 GP, 2-1-0, 0 SO, 3.47 GAA, .896 sv%

Starter Oscar Darnell held off a late rally by Mora J20, which came from three goals down to get the false hope goal in their eventual 5-4 loss. The match was Skelleftea's first regulation win of the season.

9-23-18
Leksands J20 4 vs. Skelleftea J20 3 (OT)
Magnus Chrona, Skellftea J20, OTL, 32/36, 3.90 GAA, .889 sv%
Season totals: 4 GP, 2-2-0, 0 SO, 3.58 GAA, .894 sv%

Dennis Finn-Olsson scored 1:37 into OT to help Leksands complete a two goal comeback and trip up Skellftea 4-3.

9-29-18
Lulea J20 8 vs. Skelleftea J20 3
Magnus Chrona, Skelleftea J20, DNP
Season totals: 4 GP, 2-2-0, 0 SO, 3.58 GAA, .894 sv%

Elias Moberg took his second shelling of the season allowing 8 goals on 32 shots in Skellftea's 8-3 loss to Lulea.

Skelleftea J20 heads into Sunday's matches in 8th in the 10 team J20 Superelit northern division.

KHL Playoff Game Day: 4-16-17

KHL Gagarin Cup Final
Magnitogorsk 3 vs. St. Petersburg 5
St. Petersburg Wins the Gagarin Cup 4-1
Nikita Gusev, St. Petersburg, 1-1-2, E, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
Playoff totals: 18 GP, 7-16-23, +2, 2 PIM
Regular season totals: 57 GP, 24-47-71, +33, 8 PIM

Nikita Gusev had a power play goal and an even strength assist in SKA's Gagarin Cup clinching 5-3 win over Magnitogorsk. The forward played 14:39 in the match and led all SKA players in playoff scoring with 23 points in 18 games. SKA also got 1 goal and 1 assist from ex-NHL'ers Evgeny Dadonov and Ilya Kovalchuk in the victory. Up against the wall in an elimination situation, Magnitka actually outshot SKA for the first time in the series by a margin of 45-31. Ex-Lightning draft pick Vasily Koshechkin, who was valiant in defeat in the series, was named MVP of the KHL playoffs.

Gusev has one more year left on his SKA deal.

KHL Playoff Game Day: 4-14-17

KHL Gagarin Cup Final
St. Petersburg 3 vs. Magnitogorsk 2
St. Petersburg Leads the Series 3-1
Nikita Gusev, 0-3-3, +1, 0 PIM, 3 SOG
Playoff totals: 17 GP, 6-15-21, +2, 2 PIM
Regular season totals: 57 GP, 24-47-71, +33, 8 PIM

Nikita Gusev assisted on all three of SKA's goals in a 3-2 come from behind Game Four triumph over Metallurg Magnitogorsk. One of Gusev's helpers came on the power play, and he played 15:20 in the match. Ex-Lightning pick Vasily Koshechkin was again valiant in defeat stopping 47 of 50 shots in the loss as his club was outpaced on the shot board 50-24. SKA now sits on the precipice of winning the Gagarin Cup and will have their first crack at clinching the title on Sunday.

KHL Playoff Game Day: 4-12-17

KHL Gagarin Cup Final
St. Petersburg 2 vs. Magnitogorsk 1 (OT)
St. Petersburg Leads the Series 2-1
Nikita Gusev, St. Petersburg, 0-1-1, E, 0 PIM, 7 SOG
Playoff totals: 16 GP, 6-12-18, +1, 2 PIM
Regular season totals: 57 GP, 24-47-71, +33, 8 PIM

Nikita Gusev had a secondary assist on Evgeny Dadonov's Double OT winning goal in SKA's 2-1 Game Three triumph over Magnitka. Ex-Lightning pick Denis Kazionov had Magnitogorsk's lone goal while fellow ex-Lightning pick Vasily Koshechkin was heroic in defeat, stopping 58 shots as his club was outshot an absolutely staggering 60-28 in the match.

KHL Playoff Game Day: 4-10-17

KHL Gagarin Cup Final
Magnitogorsk 3 vs. St. Petersburg 1
Series Tied 1-1
Nikita Gusev, St. Petersburg, 0-1-1, -2, 0 PIM, 4 SOG
Playoff totals: 15 GP, 6-11-17, +1, 2 PIM
Regular season totals: 57 GP, 24-47-71, +33, 8 PIM

Nikita Gusev assisted on SKA's only goal, but was also -2 in their 3-1 Game Two loss to Magnitogorsk. He played 18:33 in the match. Ex-Lightning pick Vasily Koshechkin led the way for Magnitka with 43 saves in the match, helping his club survive a stunning 44-17 shot deficit in the contest.

KHL Playoff Game Day: 4-8-17

KHL Gagarin Cup Final
Magnitogorsk 4 vs. St. Petersburg 5
St. Petersburg Leads the Series 1-0
Nikita Gusev, St. Petersburg, 0-2-2, +1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Playoff totals: 14 GP, 6-10-16, +3, 2 PIM
Regular season totals: 57 GP, 24-47-71, +33, 8 PIM

Nikita Gusev had a pair of helpers, one of which game on the power play, as SKA edged Magnitogorsk 5-4 in Game One of the Gagarin Cup Final. Gusev played 16:49 in the victory, which came on Magnitka's home rink. The wild game included a pair of brilliant goals by ex-NHL'er Evgeny Dadonov for SKA on the rush, a pair of ejections (one for each team) that included ex-NHL'er Ilya Kovalchuk being sent off for a hit to the head, and a power play goal by Swedish national and SKA defender Patrik Hersley that came on a point blank slapper that actually went through the Magnitogorsk net. Ex-Lightning pick Vasily Koshechkin took the loss for Magnitogorsk after allowing 5 goals on 34 shots. Fellow ex-Lightning pick Dmitry Kazionov was scoreless in 7:07 in the loss for Magnitogorsk, as well.

KHL Playoff Game Day: 3-29-17

KHL Western Conference Final
(4)Yaroslavl 1 vs. (2)St. Petersburg 2
St. Petersburg Wins the Series 4-0
Nikita Gusev, St. Petersburg, 0-0-0, -1, 0 PIM, 1 SOG
Playoff totals: 13 GP, 6-8-14, +2, 2 PIM
Regular season totals: 57 GP, 24-47-71, +33, 8 PIM

Ex-NHL'er Evgeny Dadonov had a pair of helpers to lead SKA to a 2-1 Game Four win over Yaroslavl to sweep the KHL Western Conference Final. Forward Nikita Gusev was scoreless in 13:48 in the match. They look likely to face the East's top seed Magnitogorsk, which currently holds a 3-0 series lead over Ak Bars Kazan.

KHL Playoff Game Day: 3-27-17

KHL Western Conference Finals
(4) Yaroslavl 1 vs. (2)St. Petersburg 2 (OT)
St. Petersburg Leads the Series 3-0
Nikita Gusev, St. Petersburg, 1-0-1, -1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
Playoff totals: 12 GP, 6-8-14, +3, 2 PIM
Regular season: 57 GP, 24-47-71, +33, 8 PIM

Nikita Gusev had an early Third Period power play marker to force OT as SKA came from behind to defeat Yaroslavl 2-1 in OT. Gusev played 18:08 in the match. Undrafted 22 year old forward Alexander Barabanov scored the OT winner for SKA that has now put them one win shy of the KHL Gagarin Cup Final. In the East, top seeded Magnitogorsk holds a 2-0 series lead on Ak Bars Kazan.

AHL Game Night: 3-27-17 Crunch at Marlies

Roller coaster goes down.

SYR-0
TOR- 4

Mike McKenna allowed 3 goals on 27 shots for the loss.

First Period
1:13 TOR Greening (10), (Kapanen, Valiev)

Second Period
NO SCORING

Third Period
6:22 TOR Oleksy (3), (Greening, Sislo)
8:53 TOR Kalinin (1), (Johnsson, Oleksy)
17:39 TOR Leipsic (13), (Greening)(EN)

Syracuse slipped 2 points behind Toronto for the top spot in the North Division with the loss, although they still hold a game in hand on the Marlies.

Box score from TheAHL.com.

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