Big Joe Harju cools off:
The years roll by, and Anton But and remains the most productive Lightning properties in Russia:
Vasily Koshechkin continues to play well for Togliatti...
Johan Harju scored a pair of power play goals as Lulea knocked off MODO 4-2.
Andreas Holmqvist had an assist in Djurgardens' 3-1 victory over Rogle.
Janne Niskala was scoreless in Frolunda's 3-2 win over Farjestads.
Janne Niskala was scoreless in Frolunda's 3-1 win over MODO.
Johan Harju had Lulea's only goal in a 3-1 loss to Rogle.
Andreas Holmqvist had 2 penalty minutes in Djurgardens' 4-1 loss to Farjestads.
Harju is now tied for 7th in the Elitserien with 31 points in 35 games. His 19 goals this season are tops in the league; three more than Martin Thornberg of HV71, Per-Age Skroder of MODO, and Niko Dimitrakos of Skelleftea. He is also first in the Elitserien in power play goals with 9; one ahead of Johan Davidsson of HV71 and Kent McDonnell of Skelleftea.
But will the Lightning be able to bring Harju to North America next season?
Team Russia won the Swedish leg of the Euro Tour this week going 3-0-0 in the Channel One Cup.
Defenseman Janne Niskala appeared for Finland (1-1-1) in the tournament, registering a pair of goals in his team's tournament closing 5-2 win over the Czech Republic. Niskala also had 4 penalty minutes and was -1 for the week.
Johan Harju was a late addition for Sweden after an injury to one of the Tre Kroner's forwards. Harju had a power play assist in garbage time of Sweden's 6-2 loss in Russia. Harju also had 2 penalty minutes and was -1 in the tournament.
Lightning prospect Denis Kazionov has transferred from Khabarovsk of the Russian KHL to Boleslav of the Czech Extraliga. Through 9 games with Boleslav, Kazionov has 2 assists and is -1 with 35 penalty minutes. Boleslav sits at 14th among 14 teams on the Extraliga table.
Vasily Koshechkin continues to play well.
Michal Sersen had four penalty minutes in Bratislava's 3-2 win over Martin.
Michal Sersen had two penalty minutes in Bratislava's 5-3 loss to Skalica.
Michal Sersen was scoreless in Bratislava's 5-1 win over Litpovsky Mikulas.
Michal Sersen had a goal and two penalty minutes in Bratislava's 4-2 win over Poprad.
Michal Sersen had a goal in Bratislava's 4-3 win over Zilina.
Sersen now has 4 goals and 13 points in 34 games with 18 penalty minutes and a +9 rating.
Lauri Tukonen was -1 in Lukko's 3-2 win over TPS.
Lauri Tukonen had a goal and was +1 in Lukko's 2-0 win over Karpat.
Lauri Tukonen had a goal and was +1 in Lukko's 3-2 overtime win over HPK.
Lauri Tukonen had a goal and an assist and was +1 in Lukko's 4-1 win over Blues.
Through 26 games Tukonen has 8 goals and 17 points with a -8 rating and 22 penalty minutes. Lukko currently sits at 7th on the SM-liiga table.
Matias Sointu did not play in Ilves Jr. A's 7-2 win over HIFK Jr. A.
Matias Sointu did not play in Ilves Jr. A's 6-0 loss to Lukko Jr. A.
Matias Sointu did not play in Ilves Jr. A's 2-1 win over KalPa Jr. A.
Sointu has been out most of the season with a shoulder injury.