2007–08 Elitserien season

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2007–08 Elitserien season
League Sweden Elitserien
Sport Ice hockey
Duration September 24, 2007 – March 8, 2008
Regular season
League Champion HV71
Season MVP Stefan Liv (HV71)
Top scorer Tony Mårtensson (LHC)
Playoffs
Finals
Finals champions HV71
  Runners-up Linköpings HC
SHL seasons

The 2007–08 Elitserien season was the 33rd season of Elitserien. It began on September 24, 2007, with the regular season ending March 8, 2008. The playoffs of the 84th Swedish Championship ended on April 18, with HV71 taking the championship.

League business[edit]

Rule changes[edit]

Elitserien brought in a rule change to the rules regarding icing. The team that plays the puck to icing is not allowed to change players before the next faceoff.

Regular season[edit]

Final standings[edit]

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-HV71 55 31 13 11 3 4 178 132 107
x-Linköpings HC 55 21 14 20 9 4 166 153 92
x-Modo Hockey 55 26 22 7 5 1 153 150 90
x-Färjestads BK 55 25 19 11 3 3 169 147 89
x-Timrå IK 55 23 23 9 5 2 134 136 83
x-Frölunda HC 55 23 22 10 3 4 159 157 82
x-Djurgårdens IF 55 21 20 14 2 2 145 139 79
x-Skellefteå AIK 55 19 20 16 2 6 135 141 71
e-Södertälje SK 55 18 24 13 2 4 123 129 69
e-Luleå HF 55 17 25 13 2 6 139 164 66
r-Mora IK 55 17 25 13 2 4 133 160 66
r-Brynäs IF 55 16 30 9 4 2 152 178 61

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

Playoffs[edit]

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

Playoff bracket[edit]

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).

  Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
                           
  1  HV71 4  
8  Skellefteå AIK 1  
  1  HV71 4  
  5  Timrå IK 2  
2  Linköpings HC 4
  7  Djurgårdens IF 1  
(Pairings are re-seeded after the first round)   1  HV71 4
  2  Linköpings HC 2
  3  Modo Hockey 1  
5  Timrå IK 4  
  2  Linköpings HC 4
  4  Färjestads BK 1  
4  Färjestads BK 4
  6  Frölunda HC 3  
Swedish Champions
2007–08
HV71
Third Title

Elitserien awards[edit]

Le Mat Trophy: HV71
Guldpucken: Stefan Liv, HV71
Guldhjälmen: Tony Mårtensson, Linköpings HC
Honken Trophy: Daniel Larsson, Djurgårdens IF
Håkan Loob Trophy: Mattias Weinhandl, Linköpings HC
Rookie of the Year: Daniel Larsson, Djurgårdens IF
Guldpipan: Marcus Vinnerborg, Ljungby