2008-09 Elitserien Season
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2008%E2%80%9309 Elitserien Season
2008-09 Elitserien season
LeagueSweden Elitserien
SportIce hockey
DurationSeptember 15, 2008 - February 28, 2009
Regular season
League ChampionFärjestads BK
Season MVPJonas Gustavsson (FBK)
Top scorerPer-Åge Skrøder (Modo)
Playoffs
Finals
ChampionsFärjestads BK
  Runners-upHV71
SHL seasons
2007-08

The 2008-09 Elitserien season was the 34th season of Elitserien. It began on September 15, 2008, with the regular season ending February 28, 2009. The playoffs of the 85th Swedish Championship ended on April 8, with Färjestads BK taking the championship. The season started earlier than previous seasons due to the 2009 Men's World Ice Hockey Championships in Switzerland had been scheduled earlier than normal.

League business

The match start time for Saturday matches was changed to start at 16:00 local time (UTC+1) instead of 15:00 as in previous seasons.

Regular season

Djurgårdens IF changed their arena for home matches from Stockholm Globe Arena to Hovet. Also, Rögle BK changed to a new arena, Lindab Arena in Ängelholm.[1]

The first goal of the season was scored by Lars Eller of Frölunda HC in Jönköping against HV71.[2]

In the end of the regular season, Peter Forsberg played three games for Modo Hockey, totalling 3 points.[3]

The top team: Färjestads BK, Linköpings HC, Frölunda HC, HV71, Luleå HF, Skellefteå AIK, Brynäs IF, and Timrå IK advanced to the playoffs. Whereas the bottom two teams advanced to the 2008-09 Kvalserien.

Final standings

GP = Games Played, W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, OTW = Overtime Wins, OTL = Overtime Losses, GF = Goals For, GA = Goals Against, Pts = Points

Elitserien GP W L T OTW OTL GF GA Pts
y - Färjestads BK 55 30 17 8 1 3 158 122 99
x - Linköpings HC 55 26 16 13 1 4 166 152 92
x - Frölunda HC 55 25 20 10 6 2 144 130 91
x - HV71 55 22 13 20 4 7 160 144 90
x - Luleå HF 55 26 20 9 0 6 149 136 87
x - Skellefteå AIK 55 21 22 12 5 4 149 141 80
x - Brynäs IF 55 21 22 12 4 2 128 140 79
x - Timrå IK 55 19 24 12 7 1 152 142 76
e - Modo Hockey 55 20 27 8 4 2 153 177 72
e - Djurgårdens IF 55 17 23 15 5 2 149 155 71
r - Rögle BK 55 18 25 12 1 7 152 178 67
r - Södertälje SK 55 12 28 15 5 3 122 165 56

x - clinched playoff spot; y - clinched regular season league title; e - eliminated from playoff contention; r - play in relegation series

Game log

Statistical leaders

Scoring leaders

GP = Games played, G = Goals, A = Assists, Pts = Points, +/- = Plus/Minus, PIM = Penalty Minutes

Player Team GP G A Pts +/- PIM
Norway Per-Åge Skrøder Modo Hockey 55 30 29 59 +26 78
Sweden Fredrik Bremberg Djurgårdens IF 53 17 40 57 -8 26
Sweden Linus Omark Luleå HF 53 23 32 55 +18 66
Czech Republic Jaroslav Hlinka Linköpings HC 54 12 43 55 +8 16
Sweden Niklas Sundström Modo Hockey 49 18 35 53 +22 70
Sweden Johan Davidsson HV71 55 13 37 50 0 24
Sweden Johan Harju Luleå HF 55 27 22 49 +13 30
Czech Republic Jan Hlavá? Linköpings HC 54 25 23 48 +6 28
Finland Jukka Voutilainen HV71 52 17 30 47 +8 63
Sweden Rickard Wallin Färjestads BK 55 18 27 45 +7 56

Playoffs

After the regular season, the standard of 8 teams qualified for the playoffs.

Playoff bracket

In the first round, the highest remaining seed chose which of the four lowest remaining seeds to be matched against. In the second round, the highest remaining seed was matched against the lowest remaining seed. In each round the higher-seeded team was awarded home ice advantage. Each best-of-seven series followed a 1-1-1-2-1-1 format: the higher-seeded team played at home for games 2 and 4 (plus 5 and 7 if necessary), and the lower-seeded team was at home for game 1, 3 and 6 (if necessary).

  Quarter-finals Semi-finals Finals
                           
  1 Färjestads BK 4  
7 Brynäs IF 0  
  1 Färjestads BK 4  
  6 Skellefteå AIK 0  
2 Linköpings HC 3
  6 Skellefteå AIK 4  
(Pairings are re-seeded after the first round)   1 Färjestads BK 4
  4 HV71 1
  3 Frölunda HC 4  
5 Luleå HC 1  
  3 Frölunda HC 2
  4 HV71 4  
4 HV71 4
  8 Timrå IK 3  
Swedish Champions
2008-09
Färjestads BK
Eighth Title

Elitserien awards

Records

See also

References

  1. ^ "Rögle spelar direkt i nya hallen". svt.se (in Swedish). Sveriges Television. 2008-08-06. Archived from the original on 2009-09-06. Retrieved .
  2. ^ "Hockeyligan LIVE HV71-FHC". Hockeyligan AB. Archived from the original on 2011-08-20. Retrieved .
  3. ^ "Peter Forsberg". Eliteprospects.com. www.eliteprospects.com. Archived from the original on 2009-09-06. Retrieved .

External links

Media related to 2008-2009 Swedish Elite League season at Wikimedia Commons


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