2010–11 SM-liiga season

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
  (Redirected from 2010-11 SM-liiga season)
Jump to: navigation, search
2010–11 SM-liiga
League SM-liiga
Sport Ice hockey
Duration September 2010 – April 2011
Number of teams 14
TV partner(s) UrhoTV, Nelonen
Regular season
Best record JYP
Runners-up Ässät
Season MVP Ville Peltonen
Top scorer Perttu Lindgren
Playoffs
Playoffs MVP Toni Söderholm
Finals champions HIFK
  Runners-up Blues

The 2010–11 SM-liiga season the 36th season of the SM-liiga, the top level of ice hockey in Finland, since the league's formation in 1975. The title was won by HIFK who defeated Espoo Blues in the finals. The title was 7th in team history.

Teams[edit]

Team City Head coach Arena Capacity Captain
Assat Ässät Pori Pekka Rautakallio Porin jäähalli 6,481 Matti Kuparinen
Blues Espoo Petri Matikainen Barona Areena 6,798 Toni Kähkönen
HIFK Helsinki Kari Jalonen Helsingin jäähalli 8,200 Ville Peltonen
HPK Hämeenlinna Harri Rindell Patria-areena 5,360 Marko Tuulola
Ilves Tampere Juha Pajuoja Tampereen jäähalli 7,600 Pasi Määttänen
Jokerit Helsinki Erkka Westerlund* Hartwall Areena 13,506 Ossi Väänänen
JYP Jyvaskyla Jyväskylä Risto Dufva Jyväskylän jäähalli 4,618 Juha-Pekka Hytönen
KalPa Kuopio Pekka Virta Niiralan monttu 5,224 Tommi Miettinen
Kärpät Oulu Hannu Aravirta* Oulun Energia Areena 6,768 Ilkka Mikkola
Lukko Rauma Rauli Urama Äijänsuo Arena 5,400 Tomi Pettinen
Pelicans Lahti Pari Räsänen* Isku Areena 5,530 Jan Latvala
SaiPa Lappeenranta Ari-Pekka Selin Kisapuisto 4,825 Ville Koho
Tappara Tampere Sami Hirvonen Tampereen jäähalli 7,600 Pekka Saravo
TPS Turku Jukka Koivu* Turkuhalli 11,820 Ville Vahalahti
  • Head coaches listed with asterisk (*) were mid-season replacements.

Regular season[edit]

Each team played four times against every other team (twice home and twice away), getting to 52 games. Additionally, the teams were divided to two groups, where teams would play one extra game. One group included Blues, HIFK, Jokerit, JYP, KalPa, Pelicans and SaiPa, while other had HPK, Ilves, Kärpät, Lukko, Tappara, TPS and Ässät.

New addition to schedule was two games where teams could choose the opponents. These were played back-to-back in late January and the choices were made in December, with team with lowest point total to that date was able to choose first. These pairs were: TPS-Ilves, Pelicans-KalPa, SaiPa-Tappara, Kärpät-Blues, Jokerit-HIFK, Lukko-Ässät and HPK-JYP.

Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA +/− P
JYP 60 39 4 4 13 186 97 +89 129
Ässät 60 30 11 7 12 176 132 +44 119
HIFK 60 31 6 12 11 199 140 +59 117
Lukko 60 27 6 5 22 175 157 +18 98
KalPa 60 26 9 2 23 150 141 +9 98
Jokerit 60 25 6 9 20 165 150 +15 96
HPK 60 25 4 9 22 154 151 +3 92
Kärpät 60 23 8 4 25 151 161 −10 89
Blues 60 21 8 7 24 142 151 −9 86
Ilves 60 21 7 4 28 161 192 −31 81
Tappara 60 17 7 6 30 142 181 −39 71
SaiPa 60 16 4 9 31 137 186 −49 69
TPS 60 12 8 8 32 134 186 −52 60
Pelicans 60 17 2 4 37 133 180 −47 59

Playoffs[edit]

Wild card round (best-of-three)[edit]

HPK - Ilves 0-2

HPK-Ilves 3-5
Ilves-HPK 5-2

Kärpät - Blues 1-2

Kärpät-Blues 2-3 (OT)
Blues-Kärpät 3-5
Kärpät-Blues 1-2 (OT)

Quarterfinals (best-of-seven)[edit]


JYP - Ilves 4-0

JYP-Ilves 7-3
Ilves-JYP 1-2
JYP-Ilves 4-3
Ilves-JYP 2-3


Ässät - Blues 2-4

Ässät-Blues 3-4 (OT)
Blues-Ässät 3-0
Ässät-Blues 1-2
Blues-Ässät 1-5
Ässät-Blues 2-0
Blues-Ässät 3-0


HIFK - Jokerit 4-3

HIFK-Jokerit 0-1
Jokerit-HIFK 4-2
HIFK-Jokerit 2-1
Jokerit-HIFK 2-3 (OT)
HIFK-Jokerit 1-3
Jokerit-HIFK 1-2 (OT)
HIFK-Jokerit 5-1


Lukko - KalPa 4-3

Lukko-KalPa 2-3
KalPa-Lukko 3-0
Lukko-KalPa 2-1
KalPa-Lukko 2-5
Lukko-KalPa 5-0
KalPa-Lukko 3-2 (2OT)
Lukko-KalPa 5-1

Semifinals (best-of-seven)[edit]


JYP - Blues 1-4

JYP-Blues 1-3
Blues-JYP 4-3
JYP-Blues 4-2
Blues-JYP 2-0
JYP-Blues 1-3


HIFK - Lukko 4-1

HIFK-Lukko 2-3 (3OT)
Lukko-HIFK 1-3
HIFK-Lukko 5-2
Lukko-HIFK 0-3
HIFK-Lukko 7-1

Bronze medal game[edit]

JYP-Lukko 2-4

Finals (best-of-seven)[edit]


HIFK-Blues 4-0

HIFK-Blues 3-2
Blues-HIFK 1-5
HIFK-Blues 5-3
Blues-HIFK 2-4