2008–09 Elitserien season

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2008–09 Elitserien season
League Sweden Elitserien
Sport Ice hockey
Duration September 15, 2008 – February 28, 2009
Regular season
League Champion Färjestads BK
Season MVP Jonas Gustavsson (FBK)
Top scorer Per-Åge Skrøder (Modo)
Playoffs
Finals
Champions Färjestads BK
  Runners-up HV71
SHL seasons

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[edit]

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[edit]

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[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
yFärjestads BK 55 30 17 8 1 3 158 122 99
xLinköpings HC 55 26 16 13 1 4 166 152 92
xFrölunda HC 55 25 20 10 6 2 144 130 91
xHV71 55 22 13 20 4 7 160 144 90
xLuleå HF 55 26 20 9 0 6 149 136 87
xSkellefteå AIK 55 21 22 12 5 4 149 141 80
xBrynäs IF 55 21 22 12 4 2 128 140 79
xTimrå IK 55 19 24 12 7 1 152 142 76
eModo Hockey 55 20 27 8 4 2 153 177 72
eDjurgårdens IF 55 17 23 15 5 2 149 155 71
rRögle BK 55 18 25 12 1 7 152 178 67
rSödertälje 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[edit]

2008–09 Game Log

Statistical leaders[edit]

Scoring leaders[edit]

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

Player Team GP G A Pts +/– PIM
Norway Skrøder, Per-ÅgePer-Åge Skrøder Modo Hockey 55 30 29 59 +26 78
Sweden Bremberg, FredrikFredrik Bremberg Djurgårdens IF 53 17 40 57 −8 26
Sweden Omark, LinusLinus Omark Luleå HF 53 23 32 55 +18 66
Czech Republic Hlinka, JaroslavJaroslav Hlinka Linköpings HC 54 12 43 55 +8 16
Sweden Sundström, NiklasNiklas Sundström Modo Hockey 49 18 35 53 +22 70
Sweden Davidsson, JohanJohan Davidsson HV71 55 13 37 50 0 24
Sweden Harju, JohanJohan Harju Luleå HF 55 27 22 49 +13 30
Czech Republic Hlaváč, JanJan Hlaváč Linköpings HC 54 25 23 48 +6 28
Finland Voutilainen, JukkaJukka Voutilainen HV71 52 17 30 47 +8 63
Sweden Wallin, RickardRickard Wallin Färjestads BK 55 18 27 45 +7 56

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  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[edit]

Le Mat Trophy: Färjestads BK
Guldpucken: Jonas Gustavsson, Färjestads BK
Guldhjälmen: Johan Davidsson, HV71
Honken Trophy: Johan Holmqvist, Frölunda HC
Håkan Loob Trophy: Per-Åge Skrøder, Modo Hockey
Rookie of the Year: Victor Hedman, Modo Hockey
Guldpipan: Marcus Vinnerborg, Ljungby

Records[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Rögle spelar direkt i nya hallen". svt.se (in Swedish). Sveriges Television. 2008-08-06. Archived from the original on 2009-09-05. Retrieved 2009-08-20. 
  2. ^ "Hockeyligan LIVE HV71-FHC". Hockeyligan AB. Retrieved 2009-04-17. 
  3. ^ "Peter Forsberg". Eliteprospects.com. www.eliteprospects.com. Archived from the original on 2009-09-05. Retrieved 2009-08-20. 

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