Defending Elitserien champions HV 71 fell to its seventh loss in 16 games when it lost 5-2 at home Oct. 25 to MoDo.
MoDo jumped out to a 2-0 first-period lead on goals by Niklas Sundström and Fredrik Warg. HV 71 stormed back in the second period, tying the game on goals from Kris Beech and Martin Thrönberg. In the third period, however, Thomas Egström scored at 3:51 to snap the tie. Per-Åke Skröder made it 4-2 at 18:10 of the third before Hans Jonsson tallied on a power play with 50 seconds left to play.
MoDo is currently in fifth place while HV 71 is in eighth.
Skellefteå moved into a tie for first with Linköping, thanks to a 3-2 road win over Södertälje on Oct. 25. Kent McDonell scored at 10:23 of the third period to give Skellefteå the victory. The goal was McDonell’s second of the game.
Erik Andersson staked Skellefteå to a 1-0 first-period lead. Linus Klasen tied it for Södertälje at 5:05 of the second before McDonell notched his first goal of the game to put Skellefteå back in front. Hannes Hyvönen tied the game again at 17:35 of the second.
While Skellefteå was winning, Linköping dropped a 3-2 decision at home to Frölunda.
The Chiefs jumped out to a 2-0 lead on goals from Karl Fabricius and Oscar Hedman before Linköping tied it at 2-2 on goals from Jan Hlavac and Patrik Zackrisson.
Patric Blomdahl scored the game winner for Frölunda at 2:22 of the third.
Third-place Brynäs also lost home on Oct. 25 in what was a tough day for the top teams in the Elitserien. Emil Lundberg scored a pair of goals to lead second-to-last Luleå to a 4-2 win. The Tigers held a 2-1 lead after the first period, but Luleå scored three times to claim the victory.
Fourth-place Djurgården also lost, falling 3-2 on the road to Timrå. Andreas Engqvist and Jacob Josefsson staked DIF to a 2-0 first-period lead, but Timrå scored three straight times to grab the win, with Fredrik Hynning tallying at 2:31 to seal the victory.
Rögle knocked off Färjestad 3-2 in Karlstad. The teams played a scoreless first period before trading goals in the second. Kristoffer Löfberg and Sebastian Karlsson scored in the third period to put Rögle in front 3-1 before Emil Kåberg scored with 11 seconds left to play for the Wolfpack.