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2010–11 Elitserien season

The 2010–11 Elitserien season was the 36th season of Elitserien.[3] The regular season ran from 15 September 2010 to 5 March 2011, and the following playoffs ended on 14 April.[4] HV71 won the regular season, scoring the game-winning empty net goal against Södertälje SK in the final round. Färjestads BK won the playoffs and thus became Swedish champions, beating Skellefteå AIK 4–1 in the finals. All of the local derby games between AIK and Djurgårdens IF were played in the Ericsson Globe.

2010–11 Elitserien season
LeagueSweden Elitserien
SportIce hockey
Duration16 September 2010 – 5 March 2011
Total attendance2,032,841[1] (reg. season)
Average attendance6,160[2] (reg. season)
Regular season
League ChampionHV71
Season MVPViktor Fasth (AIK)
Top scorerJoakim Lindström (Skellefteå)
Playoffs
Playoffs MVPAnders Bastiansen (Färjestads BK)
Finals
ChampionsFärjestads BK
  Runners-upSkellefteå
SHL seasons

On 26 December 2010, a game was held outdoors between Färjestads BK and Frölunda HC in Karlstad, continuing a tradition of outdoor games started in the previous season.[5] Like last season, the home team won the game, this time in front of 15,274 spectators.[6]

In Kvalserien, Modo Hockey requalified and Växjö Lakers HC qualified for the 2011–12 Elitserien season for the first time ever at the expense of Södertälje SK.

Regular seasonEdit

Magnus Johansson of the Linköpings HC scored the first goal of the season.[4][7]

 
Head coaches of all Elitserien teams, September 2010.

StandingsEdit

2010–11 Elitserien season GP W L OTW/SOW OTL/SOL GF GA Pts
HV71y 55 24 16 9 6 173 143 96
Färjestads BKx 55 27 19 6 3 154 124 96
Skellefteå AIKx 55 25 18 9 3 173 145 96
Luleå HFx 55 23 21 8 3 129 115 88
Linköpings HCx 55 22 19 5 9 138 118 85
Djurgårdens IFx 55 22 19 4 10 140 139 84
Brynäs IFx 55 19 20 8 8 147 157 81
AIKx 55 20 23 4 8 131 151 76
Frölunda HCe 55 19 24 5 7 128 158 74
Timrå IKe 55 17 25 9 4 140 165 73
Södertälje SKr 55 20 26 2 7 132 164 71
Modo Hockeyr 55 17 25 6 7 147 153 70

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

GamesEdit

StatisticsEdit

Scoring leadersEdit

GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; +/– = Plus/Minus; PIM = Penalty Minutes [8]

Player Team GP G A Pts +/– PIM
  Joakim Lindström Skellefteå AIK 54 28 32 60 +10 134
  Mikko Lehtonen Skellefteå AIK 55 30 28 58 +1 34
  David Rundblad Skellefteå AIK 55 11 39 50 +6 14
  Martin Thörnberg HV71 52 25 19 44 +11 24
  Byron Ritchie Modo Hockey 53 23 21 44 +6 72
  Niklas Andersson Frölunda HC 53 14 30 44 −15 30
  Linus Videll Södertälje SK 52 20 23 43 +4 10
  Per-Åge Skrøder Modo Hockey 55 15 26 41 +2 64
  Pär Arlbrandt Luleå HF 55 19 21 40 +3 16
  Jaroslav Hlinka Linköpings HC 43 11 29 40 +13 12

Leading goaltendersEdit

These are the leaders in GAA among goaltenders that have played at least 1200 minutes.[9]

GP = Games Played; TOI = Time On Ice (minutes); GA = Goals Against; SO = Shutouts; Sv% = Save Percentage; GAA = Goals Against Average

Player Team GP TOI GA SO Sv% GAA
  Anders Nilsson Luleå HF 31 1876:29 60 6 .918 1.92
  Alexander Salák Färjestads BK 32 1857:03 61 7 .926 1.97
  Fredrik Norrena Linköpings HC 48 2916:56 103 6 .918 2.12
  David Rautio Luleå HF 24 1444:20 52 1 .904 2.16
  Mark Owuya Djurgårdens IF 32 1847:56 67 2 .927 2.18
  Christopher Nihlstorp Färjestads BK 23 1267:56 46 2 .923 2.18
  Viktor Fasth AIK 42 2473:11 93 2 .925 2.26
  Niklas Svedberg Brynäs IF 21 1260:48 48 2 .917 2.28
  Daniel Larsson HV71 45 2727:35 115 2 .917 2.53
  Andreas Hadelöv Skellefteå AIK 40 2398:54 101 2 .909 2.53

AttendanceEdit

# Club Home Away Total
GP Total Average GP Total Average GP Total Average
1 Frölunda HC 27 253,212 9,378 28 170,386 6,085 55 423,598 7,701
2 Djurgårdens IF 28 207,247 7,401 27 186,978 6,925 55 394,225 7,167
3 HV 71 27 184,924 6,849 28 164,515 5,875 55 349,439 6,353
4 Färjestads BK 27 183,193 6,784 28 168,253 6,009 55 351,446 6,389
5 Linköpings HC 28 186,946 6,676 27 156,818 5,808 55 343,764 6,250
6 MODO Hockey 27 167,247 6,194 28 177,610 6,343 55 344,857 6,270
7 Brynäs IF 28 159,137 5,683 27 165,475 6,128 55 324,612 5,902
8 AIK 27 151,596 5,614 28 186,214 6,650 55 337,810 6,142
9 Luleå HF 27 141,107 5,226 28 172,922 6,175 55 314,029 5,709
10 Timrå IK 28 139,949 4,998 27 156,800 5,807 55 296,749 5,395
11 Skellefteå AIK 28 139,827 4,993 27 167,413 6,200 55 307,240 5,586
12 Södertälje SK 28 118,456 4,230 27 159,457 5,905 55 277,913 5,052
League 330 2,032,841 6,160

PlayoffsEdit

The standard of eight teams qualify for the playoffs. HV71 won the regular season title for the second consecutive season with 96 points.

  1. HV71 – Regular season champions, 96 points (+30 goal difference, 173 goals for)
  2. Färjestads BK – 96 points (+30 goal difference, 154 goals for)
  3. Skellefteå AIK – 96 points (+28 goal difference)
  4. Luleå HF – 88 points
  5. Linköpings HC – 85 points
  6. Djurgårdens IF – 84 points
  7. Brynäs IF – 81 points
  8. AIK – 76 points

Playoff bracketEdit

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 is matched against the lowest remaining seed. In each round the higher-seeded team is awarded home ice advantage. Each best-of-seven series follows an alternating home team format: the higher-seeded team will play at home for games 1 and 3 (plus 5 and 7 if necessary), and the lower-seeded team will be at home for game 2, 4 and 6 (if necessary).

  Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
                           
  1 HV71 0  
8 AIK 4  
  2 Färjestads BK 4  
  8 AIK 0  
2 Färjestads BK 4
  7 Brynäs IF 1  
(Pairings are re-seeded after the first round)   2 Färjestads BK 4
  3 Skellefteå AIK 1
  3 Skellefteå AIK 4  
5 Linköpings HC 3  
  3 Skellefteå AIK 4
  4 Luleå HF 2  
4 Luleå HF 4
  6 Djurgårdens IF 3  

QuarterfinalsEdit

(1) HV71 vs. (8) AIKEdit

AIK won series 4–0


(2) Färjestads BK vs. (7) Brynäs IFEdit

Färjestads BK won series 4–1


(3) Skellefteå AIK vs. (5) Linköpings HCEdit

Skellefteå AIK won series 4–3


(4) Luleå HF vs. (6) Djurgårdens IFEdit

Luleå HF won series 4–3

SemifinalsEdit

(2) Färjestads BK vs. (8) AIKEdit

Färjestads BK won series 4–0

(3) Skellefteå AIK vs. (4) Luleå HFEdit

Skellefteå AIK won series 4–2


FinalsEdit

(2) Färjestads BK vs. (3) Skellefteå AIKEdit

Färjestads BK won series 4–1


Playoff statisticsEdit

Playoff scoring leadersEdit

Player Team GP G A Pts PIM
  Mikael Johansson Färjestads BK 14 5 8 13 2
  Rickard Wallin Färjestads BK 14 4 9 13 12
  Erik Forssell Skellefteå AIK 18 7 5 12 4
  Jimmie Ericsson Skellefteå AIK 18 6 5 11 20
  Christian Söderström Skellefteå AIK 18 5 6 11 4
  Joakim Lindström Skellefteå AIK 18 4 7 11 16
  Per Åslund Färjestads BK 14 5 5 10 16
  Dick Axelsson Färjestads BK 14 4 6 10 24
  Magnus Nygren Färjestads BK 14 3 7 10 6
  David Rundblad Skellefteå AIK 18 3 7 10 20

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Playoff leading goaltendersEdit

Player Team GP TOI SOG GA SO SV% GAA
  Cristopher Nihlstorp Färjestads BK 5 338:30 162 9 0 .944 1.60
  Mark Owuya Djurgårdens IF 7 433:28 181 12 2 .934 1.66
  Viktor Fasth AIK 8 472:29 254 14 1 .945 1.78
  Anders Nilsson Luleå HF 13 826:42 391 27 0 .931 1.96
  Alexander Salák Färjestads BK 9 562:13 230 22 0 .904 2.35

[11]

Elitserien awardsEdit

Rule changesEdit

New rule changes include:[12][13]

  • For this season, a team receiving a penalty shot had to use the player fouled to perform the shot. Previously, the team could choose any player to take the shot.
  • A player on the ice must be within 1,5 metres of the bench before his replacement can step on the ice.
  • A player losing his helmet during play must leave the ice immediately.
  • When a team with a player already in the penalty box has a delayed penalty and the opposing team scores, the player already in the box will exit and the player with the delayed penalty will serve his penalty. Previously, the goal would negate the delayed penalty.
  • A goal scored with the shaft of the stick will stand, even if the stick blade is above the crossbar.
  • The number of non-players allowed in the bench area has been increased from six to eight.
  • For the first time since the 2004–05 Elitserien season, the 2010–11 Elitserien season re-introduces shootout in regulation games. If a game is tied after the first 60 minutes, the game goes to a 5-minute overtime period. If the game is still not concluded after that, it goes to a shootout. If the game is still not concluded after each team has made three penalty shots each, the shootout goes into a sudden-death shootout, where the first team that scores and if the other team misses, the first team wins. The player who gives the winning team the winning lead in the shootout gets a goal point in the protocol.
    The Timrå IKLuleå HF game in round 3 was the first one to go into a shootout, which Timrå won.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Historical Statistics". Swedish Ice Hockey Association.
  2. ^ "Statistik". Hockeyligan. Archived from the original on 30 May 2011. Retrieved 23 February 2011.
  3. ^ Jonas Fahlman (23 October 2009). "SM-slutspelet kan bli en serie: "Öppna för allt"". Lars Hedelin (Scanpix) (in Swedish). Hockeykanalen.se. Retrieved 12 April 2010.
  4. ^ a b "Regulation game schedule". Hockeyligan.se. Archived from the original on 27 August 2010.
  5. ^ Sportbladet 30 December 2009 – Här är Färjestads tunga revansch (in Swedish).
  6. ^ "FBK-revansch i utematchen" (in Swedish). Färjestads BK. Archived from the original on 26 July 2011. Retrieved 2 February 2011.
  7. ^ "Statistics for AIK – Linköpings HC". Hockeyligan. Archived from the original on 5 March 2012. Retrieved 16 September 2010.
  8. ^ "Statistik". Hockeyligan. Archived from the original on 6 June 2013. Retrieved 30 August 2019.
  9. ^ "Statistik". Hockeyligan. Archived from the original on 6 June 2013. Retrieved 30 August 2019.
  10. ^ "Statistik". Hockeyligan. 11 March 2010. Archived from the original on 15 September 2012.
  11. ^ "Statistik". Hockeyligan. 11 March 2010. Archived from the original on 15 September 2012.
  12. ^ Daniel Grefve/Tidningarnas Telegrambyrå (9 August 2010). "Lagen får inte välja straffskytt" (in Swedish). Aftonbladet. Archived from the original on 16 August 2010. Retrieved 9 August 2010.
  13. ^ Emil Karlsson (6 May 2010). "Straffläggning på väg tillbaka till Elitserien". Aftonbladet. Retrieved 23 September 2010.

External linksEdit

  Media related to 2010-2011 Swedish Elite League season at Wikimedia Commons