European Leagues

Harju Still Shining, But Lulea Falls In Game Three

Despite yet another power play goal by Johan Harju, Lulea fell apart in the third period in a 5-1 Game Three loss to Frolunda. Lulea is now down 2-1 in the opening round playoff series. Harju also set up a breakaway in the third period with his club down 3-1, but former NHLer Lubos Bartecko was unable to convert for Lulea. Defenseman Janne Niskala took a third period interference penalty in the match for Frolunda.

Harju is tied for the lead in playoff scoring with 5 points in 3 games, and tied for the league best in playoff goals with 4. All of Harju's goals have come with the man advantage.

Harju, Lulea Fall to Frolunda in Game Two

Johan Harju had a power play goal, but it was not enough, as Lulea fell to Frolunda 4-2 in Game Two of their opening round playoff series. The series is now knotted at 1-1. Lulea was outshot 38-17 in the game. Janne Niskala was scoreless in the match for Frolunda.

Game Three is slated for Monday.

Harju, Lulea Crush Frolunda in Opening Match of Elitserien Playoffs

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Johan Harju had 2 power play goals and an assist as Lulea steamrolled Frolunda 5-1 to take a 1-0 lead in their opening round playoff series. Janne Niskala had 2 penalty minutes in the game. Game two of the series is slated for Saturday.

February's Slovakian Extraliga Scores

Bratislava heads into the playoffs with a first round matchup against MHC Martin beginning tomorrow as Michal Sersen continues to work to rehab his knee to try to return to the lineup...

Czech Extraliga Playoff and Relegation Tournament Scores

Radim Vrbata and Liberec get swept out while Denis Kazionov and Boleslav start the relegation tournament at 1-1-1...

February's Czech Extraliga Regular Season Scores

Radim Vrbata dominated the Extraliga down the stretch of the regular season...

February's Finnish Jr. A Scores

Matias Sointu also misses the entire month of February...

February's SM-liiga Scores

Lauri Tukonen misses the entire month of February for Lukko Rauma...

Eliserien Scores 2/10-2/23

Harju still riding high...

Sweden Wins LG Games

Sweden went 3-0-0 to capture the LG Games leg of the Euro Tour on Saturday.

Lightning prospect Johan Harju was a late addition to the team and had 1 goal in 3 games for the national team. His goal was an empty netter in a wild 6-4 win over the Czech Republic. Harju also had 2 penalty minutes in the tournament and was +1.

The exiled Radim Vrbata led the Czech Republic in scoring in the tournament with 2 goals and 3 points to go with an even rating in 3 games.

Janne Niskala suited up for Team Finland and was -1 in 3 games in the tournament.

Anton But was a late subtraction from Team Russia in the tournament.

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