Elitserien Playoff Game Night: 3-12-13
Elitserien Playoffs (Sweden)
Brynas 0 @ Skelleftea 5
Skelleftea leads the series 1-0
Johan Harju, Brynas, 0-0-0, E, 2 SOG, 0 PIM
Playoff totals: 1 GP, 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM
Season totals: 55 GP, 18-10-28, -9, 16 PIM
Eighth-seed Brynas managed to hang with the league's top club for the better part of two periods but Skelleftea struck twice within a minute shortly before the second intermission and then piled on three more goals in the final frame to complete what amounted to a thorough rout of the visitors. Brynas, which allowed Skelleftea 62 attempted shots, spent a lot of time defending and, not surprisingly, thus had difficulty mounting much of an attack at the other end, only managing to attempt 22 shots, of which only 14 made it on goal. Former Lightning netminder Johan Holmqvist stopped 36 of the 41 shots he faced in the loss. Brynas hosts Skelleftea on Thursday for the second match of the best-of-seven series.