Brynas 4 vs. Vaxjo 2
Johan Harju, Brynas, 0-1-1, +1, 0 SOG, 2 PIM (delay of game)
Season totals: 28 GP, 10-6-16, +4, 33 PIM
Trailing by one after the first period, Brynas put up three goals in the second to muster its own one goal lead heading into the third where Calle Jarnkrok's power play strike would help the home squad close out Vaxjo. Both goalies in the match had Lightning connections: Johan Holmqvist, in net for Brynas, spent two seasons with Tampa Bay and Fredrik Norrena, who was signed in 2006 before weeks later being packaged with Fredrik Modin and shipped to Columbus as part of the now-infamous Marc Denis trade, took the loss for Vaxjo. Johan Harju registered an assist on the first goal of the match for Brynas but it was Sebastian Enterfeldt who did the hard work, delivering, as he spun along the endboards, a beautiful backhand feed into the high slot to locked-out Maple Leafs defenseman Cody Franson. Franson, allowed to drift unmarked into the soft spot in Vaxjo's defensive coverage, was able to one-time a snapshot past Norrena, who had little time to react coming off the post to square up in his crease. Former Lightning defenseman Noah Welch, now playing his second Elitserien season, had four penalty minutes for Vaxjo. Brynas (11-8-3-6, 45 PTS) next travels to face Frolunda (11-12-1-3, 38 PTS), which has lost its last three home games against Brynas, on Saturday.
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