Harju, Johan

Elitserien Game Night: 3-2-13

Elitserien (Sweden)
Brynas 1 @ AIK 0

Johan Harju, Brynas, 0-0-0, +1, 2 SOG, 0 PIM
Season totals: 53 GP, 17-9-26, -7, 16 PIM

In what has been a rare occurrence in recent weeks, Brynas, which received a perfect showing from former Lightning netminder Johan Holmqvist, won its second-consecutive game, outlasting AIK in a defensive struggle. Johan Harju managed a secondary assist on the game's lone goal, a power play tally by Ryan Gunderson just past the midpoint of the third period. Brynas (17-19-6-12, 75 PTS) finishes its regular season Tuesday with a home match against Linkopings (26-19-4-5, 91 PTS).

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Elitserien Game Night: 2-28-13

Elitserien (Sweden)
Brynas 3 @ MODO 1

Johan Harju, Brynas, 0-0-0, +1, 2 SOG, 0 PIM
Season totals: 53 GP, 17-9-26, -7, 16 PIM

After winning just once in in its previous nine matches, Brynas took an initial lead which it built on and expanded a second time after MODO made it 2-1 to secure a much-needed regulation win with the season winding down and AIK nipping at their heels for the league's last playoff spot. After scoring last match, Harju had a mostly clean stat line. Former Lightning netminder Johan Holmqvist, who got the nod yet again, stopped 24 of 25 shots on goal in the match. On Saturday, Brynas (16-19-6-12, 72 PTS) travels to take on AIK (15-24-7-7, 66 PTS), which has three straight victories over the pending visitors.

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Elitserien Game Night: 2-26-13

Elitserien (Sweden)
Brynas 3 @ HV 71 4 (OT)

Johan Harju, Brynas, 1-0-1, -1, 2 SOG, 0 PIM
Season totals: 52 GP, 17-9-26, -8, 16 PIM

Facing a top club 30 points ahead in the league standings, Brynas was efficient, netting three goals despite limited opportunities to force overtime but former NHLer Jason Krog spoiled a potential upset with a goal during the extra session that gave HV 71 the extra point. Gustaf Wesslau, who got the start in net for HV 71, only saw 17 shots in the contest. Former Lightning netminder Johan Holmqvist, who was peppered all night, stopped 37 of 41 shots in defeat. Johan Harju potted his first goal since January 24th, a span of eight games. Brynas (15-19-6-12, 69 PTS) now returns home to face MODO (19-18-7-8, 79 PTS) Thursday.

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Elitserien Game Night: 2-12-13

Elitserien (Sweden)
Brynas 3 vs. Timra 4 (OT)

Johan Harju, Brynas, 0-1-1, -1, 5 SOG, 0 PIM
Season totals: 48 GP, 16-9-25, -4, 14 PIM

After a 10-day break, Brynas returned to action at home against Timra and suffered their seventh-straight defeat when former Lightning forward Radek Smolenak scored the game-deciding shootout goal for the visitors. Johan Harju ended his four-game scoreless skid late in the third period when he fed a pass from high along the boards to defenseman Ryan Gunderson who was manning the point and whose resulting shot through traffic provided an even-strength equalizer that sent the game into overtime. In net for Brynas was former Bolts netminder Johan Holmqvist, who stopped 31 of 35 shots in the loss. Brynas (15-18-5-10, 65 PTS) hosts Vaxjo (12-22-7-6, 56 PTS) on Saturday.

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Elitserien Game Night: 1-31-13

Elitserien (Sweden)
Brynas 1 vs. Farjestads 7

Johan Harju, Brynas, 0-0-0, -2, 3 SOG, 0 PIM
Season totals: 46 GP, 16-8-24, -1, 14 PIM

Brynas suffered its fifth-straight loss, the ninth in the last ten matches, in embarrassing fashion Thursday night as Farjestads broke a 1-1 tie with just under a minute remaining in the opening frame and then proceeded to bury the hosts in the second period. Former Bolts netminder Johan Holmqvist took the loss, allowing five goals on thirty-one shots before getting the hook. Andreas Thuresson scored the only goal for Farjestads allowed. Next up for Brynas (15-17-5-9, 64 PTS) is road match against Lulea (18-11-9-7, 79 PTS), Harju's former club, on Saturday.

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