2013–14 SHL season

The 2013–14 SHL season was the 39th season of the Swedish Hockey League (SHL). The regular season began on 14 September 2013 and ended on 8 March 2014.[2] The following playoffs began on 15 March 2014 and ended on 21 April 2014. It was the first season since the league changed name from Elitserien to Swedish Hockey League in June 2013.[3]

2013–14 SHL season
LeagueSwedish Hockey League
SportIce hockey
Duration14 September 2013 – 21 April 2014
Number of games55 (330 total)
Number of teams12
Total attendance1,974,388[1]
Average attendance5,983[1]
Regular season
League ChampionSkellefteå AIK
Season MVPJoakim Lindström (Skellefteå AIK)
Top scorerPär Arlbrandt (Linköpings HC)
Playoffs
Playoffs MVPJoakim Lindström (Skellefteå AIK)
Finals
ChampionsSkellefteå AIK
  Runners-upFärjestad BK
SHL seasons

Skellefteå AIK defended their 2013 Swedish Championship title by defeating Färjestad BK four games to zero in the Finals. Skellefteå AIK became the first team to defend the Swedish Championship title since Djurgårdens IF did so with their consecutive Swedish Championship titles in 2000 and 2001. Skellefteå AIK also became the first team since Brynäs IF in 197677 to win consecutive Swedish Championships by not losing a single game in both Finals series.

A number of format changes were introduced this season. Instead of the top eight teams in the regular season qualifying for the playoffs and the teams ranked 9–10 ending their season, the top six teams qualified for the playoffs directly, and the four teams ranked 7–10 played a best-of-three series and battled for the two remaining playoff spots. The two teams ranked 11–12 still had to play in the Kvalserien round-robin tournament in order to requalify for the SHL. Also, the top three teams no longer got to pick their opponents in the quarterfinals; instead, the first-ranked team faced the lowest-ranked winner of the two best-of-three series, the second-ranked team faced the other winner of the two best-of-three-series, the third-ranked team faced the sixth-ranked team, and the fourth-ranked team faced the fifth-ranked team.[4]

In Kvalserien, Örebro HK requalified and Djurgårdens IF qualified for the 2014–15 SHL season at the expense of AIK.

Participating teamsEdit

Team City Arena Capacity
AIK Stockholm Hovet 8,094
Brynäs IF Gävle Läkerol Arena 8,585
Frölunda HC Gothenburg Scandinavium 12,044
Färjestad BK Karlstad Löfbergs Arena 8,647
HV71 Jönköping Kinnarps Arena 7,000
Leksands IF Leksand Tegera Arena 7,650
Linköpings HC Linköping Cloetta Center 8,500
Luleå HF Luleå Coop Norrbotten Arena 6,300
Modo Hockey Örnsköldsvik Fjällräven Center 7,600
Skellefteå AIK Skellefteå Skellefteå Kraft Arena 6,001
Växjö Lakers Växjö Vida Arena 5,700
Örebro HK Örebro Behrn Arena 5,200

League changesEdit

Similar to the system in the Finnish Liiga, only the top six teams qualified directly for the playoffs. The four teams ranked 7–10 played a best-of-three series, known as Play In, in order to qualify for the playoffs. The seventh-ranked team faced the tenth-ranked team and the eighth-ranked team faced the ninth-ranked team, with the better-ranked teams receiving home advantage in two games if necessary to determine a winner of the series. The winners of these two best-of-three series took the two remaining playoff spots. The teams ranked 11–12 were still forced to play in the Kvalserien in order to requalify for the next season of the SHL.[4]

From this season, the ability for the top three teams to pick their opponents in the quarterfinals was dropped; instead, the first-ranked team faced the lowest-ranked winner of the two best-of-three series, the second-ranked team faced the other winner of the two best-of-three series, the third-ranked team faced the sixth-ranked team, and the fourth-ranked team faced the fifth-ranked team.[4]

SummaryEdit

This season's outdoor game was played on December 14, 2013, between Frölunda HC and Skellefteå AIK at Gamla Ullevi, Gothenburg. The game was won by Skellefteå 4–1 in front of 13,452 spectators.[5] It was the second SHL outdoor game to be hosted in Gothenburg, Sweden's second largest city, as well as the second SHL outdoor game featuring Frölunda HC.[6]

On February 8, 2014, Leksands IF defenceman Patrik Hersley scored his 22nd goal of the season. With this, he broke the previous record for the number of goals by a defenceman in an SHL regular season, set by Jan Huokko in the 1998–99 season with 21 goals.[7] Hersley added another two goals to finish the regular season with 24 goals. He was awarded the Salming Trophy, as the SHL's best defenceman, for his performance.[8]

Linköpings HC forward Pär Arlbrandt finished the season with 71 points, becoming the third player in league history (after Håkan Loob and Bud Holloway) to score 70 points in a regular season.[9]

Regular seasonEdit

StandingsEdit

Updated as of March 8, 2014.

2013–14 SHL season GP W L OTW OTL GF GA GD Pts
Skellefteå AIKy 55 32 12 4 7 179 121 +58 111
Frölunda HCx 55 29 15 4 7 153 123 +30 102
Växjö Lakersx 55 23 14 7 11 156 130 +26 94
Brynäs IFx 55 19 19 11 6 163 152 +11 85
Färjestad BKx 55 21 19 7 8 143 134 +9 85
Luleå HFx 55 22 21 6 6 136 115 +21 84
-1000 -1000 -1000 -1000 -1000 -1000 -1000 –1000 06.1
Leksands IFp 55 23 23 5 4 118 155 –37 83
Modo Hockeyp 55 18 20 10 7 131 132 –1 81
Linköpings HCp 55 20 24 7 4 174 167 +7 78
HV71p 55 17 27 9 2 146 182 –36 71
-1000 -1000 -1000 -1000 -1000 -1000 -1000 -–1000
Örebro HKr 55 13 25 5 12 119 160 –41 61
AIKr 55 12 30 6 7 124 171 –47 55


x – clinched playoff spot; y – clinched regular season league title; p – qualified for Play In; r – play in relegation series

StatisticsEdit

Scoring leadersEdit

List shows the ten best skaters based on the number of points during the regular season. If two or more skaters are tied (i.e. same number of points, goals and played games), all of the tied skaters are shown. Updated as of the end of the regular season.[10]
GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; +/– = Plus/minus; PIM = Penalty minutes

Player Team GP G A Pts +/– PIM
Arlbrandt, Pär  Pär Arlbrandt Linköpings HC 53 26 45 71 +5 66
Lindström, Joakim  Joakim Lindström Skellefteå AIK 55 23 40 63 +15 72
Klasen, Linus  Linus Klasen Luleå HF 54 28 29 57 +13 45
Hjalmarsson, Simon  Simon Hjalmarsson Linköpings HC 55 27 30 57 0 87
Kolarik, Chad  Chad Kolarik Linköpings HC 53 30 18 48 0 64
Möller, Oscar  Oscar Möller Skellefteå AIK 48 27 18 45 +13 14
Hillding, Joakim  Joakim Hillding Färjestad BK 55 18 23 41 +7 22
Gunderson, Ryan  Ryan Gunderson Brynäs IF 54 8 33 41 +13 14
Arvidsson, Viktor  Viktor Arvidsson Skellefteå AIK 50 16 24 40 +4 59
Rasmussen, Dennis  Dennis Rasmussen Växjö Lakers 52 16 24 40 +6 20

Leading goaltendersEdit

These are the leaders in GAA among goaltenders who played at least 40% of the team's minutes. The table is sorted by GAA, and the criteria for inclusion are bolded. Updated as of the end of the regular season.[11]

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
Rautio, David  David Rautio Luleå HF 34 2019:02 60 4 .922 1.78
Fernström, Linus  Linus Fernström Frölunda HC 32 1765:33 60 2 .916 2.04
Johansson, Lars  Lars Johansson Frölunda HC 28 1533:01 52 1 .912 2.04
Svensson, Markus  Markus Svensson Skellefteå AIK 34 1904:41 65 5 .919 2.05
Munroe, Scott  Scott Munroe Växjö Lakers 36 2107:37 72 3 .913 2.05
Pettersson-Wentzel, Fredrik  Fredrik Pettersson-Wentzel Färjestad BK 37 2217:47 76 5 .926 2.06
Ullmark, Linus  Linus Ullmark Modo Hockey 35 2043:30 71 3 .931 2.08
Alsenfelt, Oscar  Oscar Alsenfelt Leksands IF 46 2707:24 106 4 .928 2.35
Larsson, Daniel  Daniel Larsson AIK 45 2604:10 114 0 .917 2.63
Sandberg, Tim  Tim Sandberg Örebro HK 38 2256:11 99 1 .899 2.63

Captains and alternate captainsEdit

PlayoffsEdit

This season, only the top six teams qualified directly for the playoffs. The four teams ranked 7–10 played a best-of-three series and battled for the two remaining playoff spots. Also, the top three teams no longer got to pick their opponents in the quarterfinals.[4]

Play InEdit

The teams ranked 7 and 10, and the teams ranked 8 and 9, respectively, faced each other in a best-of-three series in order to qualify for the playoffs. The better-ranked teams in the two series received home advantage, i.e. two home games, if necessary to determine a winner of the series. The two winners, HV71 and Linköpings HC, took the two remaining playoff spots.[4]

(7) Leksands IF vs. (10) HV71Edit

March 10 HV71 4–2 Leksands IF Kinnarps Arena Recap  
Patrik Carlsson 1 – 12:30 First period No scoring
Patrik Carlsson 2 – 10:42 Second period 11:21 – ppJohan Ryno 1
Kevin Fiala 1 – 1:30
Andreas Jämtin 1 – pp – 17:50
Third period 2:19 – Kevin Kapstad 1
Gustaf Wesslau 19 saves / 21 shots Goalie stats Oscar Alsenfelt 42 saves / 46 shots
March 12 Leksands IF 2–1 HV71 Tegera Arena Recap  
No scoring First period 17:15 – Anssi Salmela 1
Patrik Hersley 1 – pp – 10:26 Second period No scoring
Johan Ryno 2 – 6:47 Third period No scoring
Oscar Alsenfelt 36 saves / 37 shots Goalie stats Gustaf Wesslau 24 saves / 26 shots
March 13 Leksands IF 2–4 HV71 Tegera Arena Recap  
No scoring First period 6:37 – Ted Brithén 1
14:37 – Johan Lindström 1
17:33 – Erik Christensen 1
No scoring Second period No scoring
Martin Grönberg 1 – 10:02
Jacob Blomqvist 1 – 11:12
Third period 3:02 – William Karlsson 1
Oscar Alsenfelt 30 saves / 34 shots Goalie stats Gustaf Wesslau 31 saves / 33 shots
HV71 won series 2–1


(8) Modo Hockey vs. (9) Linköpings HCEdit

March 10 Linköpings HC 4–0 Modo Hockey Cloetta Center Recap  
Eric Himelfarb 1 – pp – 2:23 First period No scoring
Mattias Sjögren 1 – 9:14
Oscar Sundh 1 – 13:45
Chad Kolarik 1 – pp – 18.53
Second period No scoring
No scoring Third period No scoring
Marcus Högberg 29 saves / 29 shots Goalie stats Linus Ullmark 35 saves / 39 shots
March 12 Modo Hockey 4–5 OT Linköpings HC Fjällräven Center Recap  
Simon Önerud 1 – 8:56
Niklas Nordgren 1 – 13:22
First period No scoring
Richie Regehr 1 – 0:43
Mattias Ritola 1 – 1:37
Second period 13:41 – Simon Hjalmarsson 1
No scoring Third period 4:15 – Eric Himelfarb 2
12:00 – ppMattias Sjögren 2
12:14 – ppJoachim Rohdin 1
No scoring First overtime period 7:15 – ppChad Kolarik 2
Linus Ullmark 45 saves / 50 shots Goalie stats Marcus Högberg 18 saves / 21 shots
Christian Engstrand 18 saves / 19 shots
Linköpings HC won series 2–0


Playoff bracketEdit

In the first round, the top-ranked team faced the lowest-ranked winner of the two best-of-three series, the second-ranked team faced the other winner of the two best-of-three series, the third-ranked team faced the sixth-ranked team, and the fourth-ranked team faced the fifth-ranked team. 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 advantage. Each series was a best-of-seven series that followed an alternating home team format: the higher-seeded team played at home for games 1 and 3 (plus 5 and 7 if necessary), and the lower-seeded team was at home for games 2 and 4 (plus 6 if necessary).

Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
         
1 Skellefteå AIK 4
10 HV71 1
1 Skellefteå AIK 4
9 Linköpings HC 1
2 Frölunda HC 3
9 Linköpings HC 4
1 Skellefteå AIK 4
(Pairings are reseeded after the first round)
5 Färjestad BK 0
3 Växjö Lakers 4
6 Luleå HF 2
3 Växjö Lakers 2
5 Färjestad BK 4
4 Brynäs IF 1
5 Färjestad BK 4

QuarterfinalsEdit

(1) Skellefteå AIK vs. (10) HV71Edit

March 15 Skellefteå AIK 3–1 HV71 Skellefteå Kraft Arena Recap  
No scoring First period 7:44 – Patrik Carlsson 1
Jimmie Ericsson 1 – pp – 2:00 Second period No scoring
Jimmie Ericsson 2 – pp – 4:20
Pierre-Édouard Bellemare 1 – 18:09
Third period No scoring
Markus Svensson 20 saves / 21 shots Goalie stats Gustaf Wesslau 31 saves / 34 shots
March 17 HV71 2–3 Skellefteå AIK Kinnarps Arena Recap  
No scoring First period 15:09 – ppMelker Karlsson 1
19:03 – Adam Pettersson 1
Johan Lindström 1 – 7:34 Second period No scoring
Toni Rajala 1 – 3:00 Third period 19:54 – Fredrik Lindgren 1
Gustaf Wesslau 23 saves / 26 shots Goalie stats Markus Svensson 18 saves / 20 shots
March 19 Skellefteå AIK 6–4 HV71 Skellefteå Kraft Arena Recap  
Pierre-Édouard Bellemare 2 – pp – 2:00
Joakim Lindström 1 – pp – 4:44
Pierre-Édouard Bellemare 3 – 15:08
First period No scoring
Jimmie Ericsson 3 – pp – 14:13 Second period 16:41 – Erik Christensen 1
Jimmie Ericsson 4 – 0:18
Oscar Möller 1 – pp2 – 11:02
Third period 10:10 – shAnton Bengtsson 1
13:50 – William Karlsson 1
17:24 – William Karlsson 2
Markus Svensson 29 saves / 33 shots Goalie stats Gustaf Wesslau 26 saves / 32 shots
March 21 HV71 2–1 2OT Skellefteå AIK Kinnarps Arena Recap  
Erik Christensen 2 – 10:38 First period No scoring
No scoring Second period No scoring
No scoring Third period 16:51 – Bud Holloway 1
Erik Christensen 3 – 12:53 Second overtime period No scoring
Gustaf Wesslau 29 saves / 30 shots Goalie stats Markus Svensson 35 saves / 37 shots
March 23 Skellefteå AIK 3–1 HV71 Skellefteå Kraft Arena Recap  
No scoring First period No scoring
Petter Emanuelsson 1 – 11:24
Jimmie Ericsson 5 – pp – 17:33
Second period No scoring
Viktor Arvidsson 1 – pp – 3:06 Third period 6:18 – Ted Brithén 1
Markus Svensson 29 saves / 30 shots Goalie stats Gustaf Wesslau 29 saves / 32 shots
Skellefteå AIK won series 4–1


(2) Frölunda HC vs. (9) Linköpings HCEdit

March 15 Frölunda HC 3–2 Linköpings HC Scandinavium Recap  
Magnus Kahnberg 1 – 14:02 First period No scoring
No scoring Second period No scoring
Joel Lundqvist 1 – 12:02
Max Görtz 1 – 13:22
Third period 1:49 – Jakub Vrána 1
8:00 – Chad Kolarik 1
Linus Fernström 21 saves / 23 shots Goalie stats Marcus Högberg 45 saves / 48 shots
March 17 Linköpings HC 2–1 2OT Frölunda HC Cloetta Center Recap  
Eric Himelfarb 1 – 7:44 First period No scoring
No scoring Second period 13:44 – Anton Axelsson 1
No scoring Third period No scoring
Chad Kolarik 2 – 3:55 Second overtime period No scoring
Marcus Högberg 29 saves / 30 shots Goalie stats Lars Johansson 28 saves / 30 shots
March 19 Frölunda HC 1–3 Linköpings HC Scandinavium Recap  
No scoring First period 15:40 – Johannes Salmonsson 1
18:58 – Jonas Almtorp 1
No scoring Second period No scoring
Anton Axelsson 2 – 14:58 Third period 19:37 – en – Johannes Salmonsson 2
Linus Fernström 8 saves / 10 shots Goalie stats Marcus Högberg 29 saves / 30 shots
March 21 Linköpings HC 2–3 Frölunda HC Cloetta Center Recap  
Simon Hjalmarsson 1 – 0:29 First period 6:17 – Nicklas Lasu 1
7:38 – Andreas Johnson 1
No scoring Second period 18:25 – ppMikael Wikstrand 1
Mark Matheson 1 – 6:36 Third period No scoring
Marcus Högberg 16 saves / 19 shots
Christian Engstrand 6 saves / 6 shots
Goalie stats Lars Johansson 28 saves / 30 shots
March 23 Frölunda HC 6–2 Linköpings HC Scandinavium Recap  
Erik Karlsson 1 – 3:17 First period No scoring
Christian Bäckman 1 – 15:46 Second period 4:55 – Pär Arlbrandt 1
Mathis Olimb 1 – 2:12
Nicklas Lasu 2 – 5:10
Anton Blidh 1 – 16:29
Max Görtz 2 – 19:21
Third period 11:26 – Oscar Sundh 1
Lars Johansson 23 saves / 25 shots Goalie stats Marcus Högberg 22 saves / 28 shots
March 25 Linköpings HC 5–3 Frölunda HC Cloetta Center Recap  
Carl Dahlström 1 – 18:41 First period 9:49 – Alexander Wennberg 1
Pär Arlbrandt 2 – 15:09 Second period No scoring
Simon Hjalmarsson 2 – 3:30
Pär Arlbrandt 3 – 3:47
Chad Kolarik 3 – 12:05
Third period 13:56 – Dick Axelsson 1
16:27 – ppMax Görtz 3
Christian Engstrand 26 saves / 29 shots Goalie stats Lars Johansson 14 saves / 18 shots
Linus Fernström 3 saves / 4 shots
March 27 Frölunda HC 0–2 Linköpings HC Scandinavium Recap  
No scoring First period 8:43 – Jonas Almtorp 2
No scoring Second period 7:19 – Kent McDonell 1
No scoring Third period No scoring
Lars Johansson 20 saves / 22 shots Goalie stats Christian Engstrand 24 saves / 24 shots
Linköpings HC won series 4–3


(3) Växjö Lakers vs. (6) Luleå HFEdit

March 16 Växjö Lakers 4–0 Luleå HF Vida Arena Recap  
Liam Reddox 1 – 6:52
Alexander Johansson 1 – 8:08
First period No scoring
Rhett Rakhshani 1 – 9:22 Second period No scoring
Alexander Johansson 2 – en – 19:29 Third period No scoring
Teemu Lassila 21 saves / 21 shots Goalie stats David Rautio 23 saves / 26 shots
March 18 Luleå HF 2–3 Växjö Lakers Coop Norrbotten Arena Recap  
No scoring First period 19:17 – Noah Welch 1
Daniel Gunnarsson 1 – pp – 17:38 Second period 10:19 – Jan Hlaváč 1
18:07 – Jani Lajunen 1
Linus Klasen 1 – 18:33 Third period No scoring
Mark Owuya 17 saves / 20 shots Goalie stats Teemu Lassila 32 saves / 34 shots
March 20 Växjö Lakers 3–4 OT Luleå HF Vida Arena Recap  
No scoring First period 9:53 – ppLinus Persson
No scoring Second period 10:05 – ppLinus Klasen 2
Jan Hlaváč 2 – pp – 6:23
Erik Josefsson 1 – pp – 9:57
Alexander Johansson 3 – 17:47
Third period 4:17 – Dean Kukan 1
No scoring First overtime period 10:23 – Niklas Olausson 1
Teemu Lassila 19 saves / 23 shots Goalie stats David Rautio 28 saves / 31 shots
March 22 Luleå HF 5–4 Växjö Lakers Coop Norrbotten Arena Recap  
Linus Omark 1 – pp – 11:34 First period No scoring
Anton Hedman 1 – 2:20
Daniel Mannberg 1 – 13:16
Second period 4:42 – Alexander Johansson 4
5:11 – Noah Welch 2
12:21 – ppCory Murphy 1
Linus Omark 2 – 1:42
Lars Bryggman 1 – 11:48
Third period 5:48 – Dennis Rasmussen 1
David Rautio 21 saves / 25 shots Goalie stats Scott Munroe 12 saves / 15 shots
Teemu Lassila 8 saves / 10 shots
March 24 Växjö Lakers 2–0 Luleå HF Vida Arena Recap  
No scoring First period No scoring
Dennis Rasmussen 2 – 5:06 Second period No scoring
Rhett Rakhshani 2 – 14:06 Third period No scoring
Teemu Lassila 22 saves / 22 shots Goalie stats Mark Owuya 20 saves / 22 shots
March 26 Luleå HF 0–1 Växjö Lakers Coop Norrbotten Arena Recap  
No scoring First period 18:10 – Erik Josefsson 2
No scoring Second period No scoring
No scoring Third period No scoring
Mark Owuya 12 saves / 13 shots Goalie stats Teemu Lassila 19 saves / 19 shots
Växjö Lakers won series 4–2


(4) Brynäs IF vs. (5) Färjestad BKEdit

March 16 Brynäs IF 1–2 Färjestad BK Läkerol Arena Recap  
Anton Rödin 1 – 11:45 First period No scoring
No scoring Second period 8:35 – Patrik Lundh 1
No scoring Third period 17:25 – Joakim Hillding 1
Bernhard Starkbaum 33 saves / 35 shots Goalie stats Fredrik Pettersson-Wentzel 34 saves / 35 shots
March 18 Färjestad BK 4–2 Brynäs IF Löfbergs Arena Recap  
Magnus Nygren 1 – pp – 2:05
Linus Fröberg 1 – 11:41
Milan Gulaš 1 – 16:33
First period No scoring
No scoring Second period 4:41 – ppAnton Rödin 2
Martin Røymark 1 – en – 19:36 Third period 15:31 – Johan Harju 1
Fredrik Pettersson-Wentzel 25 saves / 27 shots Goalie stats Bernhard Starkbaum 28 saves / 31 shots
March 20 Brynäs IF 1–2 Färjestad BK Läkerol Arena Recap  
No scoring First period 19:56 – Joakim Hillding 2
Daniel Brodin 1 – 13:28 Second period No scoring
No scoring Third period 11:44 – Linus Fröberg 2
Bernhard Starkbaum 33 saves / 35 shots Goalie stats Fredrik Pettersson-Wentzel 35 saves / 36 shots
March 22 Färjestad BK 0–2 Brynäs IF Löfbergs Arena Recap  
No scoring First period 11:40 – Bill Sweatt 1
No scoring Second period 13:49 – Jesper Ollas 1
No scoring Third period No scoring
Fredrik Pettersson-Wentzel 23 saves / 25 shots Goalie stats Bernhard Starkbaum 33 saves / 33 shots
March 24 Brynäs IF 3–4 OT Färjestad BK Läkerol Arena Recap  
Johan Harju 2 – pp – 10:55 First period No scoring
Christian Djoos 1 – 4:57 Second period 4:13 – Joakim Hillding 3
13:07 – Per Åslund 1
Greg Scott 1 – pp – 15:38 Third period 2:13 – Milan Gulaš 2
No scoring First overtime period 8:27 – Patrik Lundh 2
Bernhard Starkbaum 34 saves / 38 shots Goalie stats Fredrik Pettersson-Wentzel 25 saves / 28 shots
Färjestad BK won series 4–1


SemifinalsEdit

(1) Skellefteå AIK vs. (9) Linköpings HCEdit

March 31 Skellefteå AIK 3–0 Linköpings HC Skellefteå Kraft Arena Recap  
Joakim Lindström 2 – pp – 4:57
Oscar Möller 2 – 11:45
First period No scoring
No scoring Second period No scoring
Melker Karlsson 2 – en – 18:04 Third period No scoring
Markus Svensson 20 saves / 20 shots Goalie stats Christian Engstrand 25 saves / 27 shots
April 2 Linköpings HC 2–8 Skellefteå AIK Cloetta Center Recap  
Jonas Junland 1 – 17:34
Simon Hjalmarsson 3 – pp – 19:29
First period 7:37 – John Norman 1
8:50 – Oscar Möller 3
10:51 – Joakim Lindström 3
18:07 – Oscar Möller 4
No scoring Second period 9:24 – pp – Joakim Lindström 4
10:18 – Petter Emanuelsson 2
18:54 – ppPierre-Édouard Bellemare 4
No scoring Third period 8:15 – shErik Andersson 1
Marcus Högberg 6 saves / 8 shots
Christian Engstrand 23 saves / 29 shots
Goalie stats Markus Svensson 16 saves / 18 shots
April 4 Skellefteå AIK 4–1 Linköpings HC Skellefteå Kraft Arena Recap  
No scoring First period 8:23 – Simon Hjalmarsson 4
Jimmie Ericsson 6 – pp2 – 3:27 Second period No scoring
Viktor Arvidsson 2 – 11:01
Bud Holloway 2 – 15:36
Oskar Sundqvist 1 – pp, en – 18:25
Third period No scoring
Markus Svensson 24 saves / 25 shots Goalie stats Marcus Högberg 36 saves / 39 shots
April 6 Linköpings HC 1–0 Skellefteå AIK Cloetta Center Recap  
Jonas Junland 2 – 19:32 First period No scoring
No scoring Second period No scoring
No scoring Third period No scoring
Marcus Högberg 37 saves / 37 shots Goalie stats Markus Svensson 24 saves / 25 shots
April 8 Skellefteå AIK 7–3 Linköpings HC Skellefteå Kraft Arena Recap  
Niclas Burström 1 – 12:45
Viktor Arvidsson 3 – pp – 14:47
Jimmie Ericsson 7 – 19:19
First period No scoring
Pierre-Édouard Bellemare 5 – 9:54 Second period 9:05 – Chad Kolarik 4
17:51 – Mattias Sjögren 1
Jimmie Ericsson 8 – 5:30
Oskar Sundqvist 2 – 11:59
Erik Forssell 1 – en – 17:02
Third period 11:33 – Johannes Salmonsson 3
Markus Svensson 24 saves / 27 shots Goalie stats Marcus Högberg 27 saves / 33 shots
Skellefteå AIK won series 4–1


(3) Växjö Lakers vs. (5) Färjestad BKEdit

April 1 Växjö Lakers 1–2 Färjestad BK Vida Arena Recap  
No scoring First period No scoring
Jan Hlaváč 3 – 16:17 Second period No scoring
No scoring Third period 7:09 – Pontus Åberg 1
11:07 – Per Åslund 2
Teemu Lassila 21 saves / 23 shots Goalie stats Fredrik Pettersson-Wentzel 31 saves / 32 shots
April 3 Färjestad BK 1–6 Växjö Lakers Löfbergs Arena Recap  
Rickard Wallin 1 – 5:06 First period 15:15 – Ryan Lasch 1
No scoring Second period 7:55 – Alexander Johansson 5
9:42 – Robert Rosén 1
17:01 – Robert Rosén 2
No scoring Third period 8:27 – Robert Rosén 3
13:48 – ppRhett Rakhshani 3
Fredrik Pettersson-Wentzel 23 saves / 29 shots
Pekka Tuokkola 0 saves / 0 shots
Goalie stats Teemu Lassila 23 saves / 24 shots
April 5 Växjö Lakers 1–4 Färjestad BK Vida Arena Recap  
Robert Rosén 4 – pp – 10:28 First period 11:45 – ppMagnus Nygren 2
No scoring Second period 12:53 – Milan Gulaš 3
No scoring Third period 19:07 – enRickard Wallin 2
19:47 – enPatrik Lundh 3
Teemu Lassila 24 saves / 26 shots Goalie stats Fredrik Pettersson-Wentzel 27 saves / 28 shots
April 7 Färjestad BK 1–2 OT Växjö Lakers Löfbergs Arena Recap  
No scoring First period No scoring
No scoring Second period 1:56 – shJan Hlaváč 4
Linus Fröberg 3 – pp – 12:46 Third period No scoring
No scoring First overtime period 14:27 – Alexander Johansson 6
Fredrik Pettersson-Wentzel 30 saves / 32 shots Goalie stats Teemu Lassila 26 saves / 27 shots
April 9 Växjö Lakers 2–3 Färjestad BK Vida Arena Recap  
No scoring First period 0:10 – Patrik Lundh 4
Malte Strömwall 1 – 8:56 Second period No scoring
Robert Rosén 5 – pp – 13:30 Third period 10:58 – Milan Gulaš 4
11:56 – Jack Connolly 1
Teemu Lassila 17 saves / 20 shots Goalie stats Fredrik Pettersson-Wentzel 42 saves / 44 shots
April 11 Färjestad BK 3–2 OT Växjö Lakers Löfbergs Arena Recap  
No scoring First period No scoring
No scoring Second period 9:02 – Robert Rosén 6
Rickard Wallin 3 – 1:35
Milan Gulaš 5 – 19:11
Third period 5:47 – Johan Markusson 1
Rickard Wallin 4 – 9:04 First overtime period No scoring
Fredrik Pettersson-Wentzel 38 saves / 40 shots Goalie stats Teemu Lassila 33 saves / 36 shots
Färjestad BK won series 4–2


Finals: (1) Skellefteå AIK vs. (5) Färjestad BKEdit

Skellefteå AIK made their fourth consecutive appearance in the Finals, following Finals appearances in 2011, 2012, and 2013. Färjestad BK reached the Finals for the first time since 2011, and became the first team seeded lower than fourth in the regular season to reach the Finals since sixth-seeded Modo Hockey made it to the Finals in 2000.

Skellefteå AIK swept Färjestad BK four games to zero and secured their third Swedish Championship title in club history, following titles in 1978 and 2013, the year before. Skellefteå AIK became the first team to defend the Swedish Championship title since Djurgårdens IF did so with their consecutive Swedish Championship titles in 2000 and 2001. Skellefteå AIK also became the first team since Brynäs IF in 197677 to win consecutive Swedish Championships by not losing a single game in both Finals series. Their 8–1 crush in game three marked the biggest goal margin (7 goals) in a single Finals game in SHL history. Over the four games, Skellefteå racked up the goal differential 20–3.


April 15 Skellefteå AIK 3–0 Färjestad BK Skellefteå Kraft Arena Recap  
Jimmie Ericsson 9 – pp – 6:53
Joakim Lindström 5 – 10:54
First period No scoring
Pierre-Édouard Bellemare 6 – pp – 18:11 Second period No scoring
No scoring Third period No scoring
Markus Svensson 21 saves / 21 shots Goalie stats Fredrik Pettersson-Wentzel 22 saves / 25 shots
April 17 Färjestad BK 2–6 Skellefteå AIK Löfbergs Arena Recap  
No scoring First period 19:02 – ppBud Holloway 3
Christian Berglund 1 – 7:43 Second period 13:39 – Pierre-Édouard Bellemare 7
Anders Bastiansen 1 – sh – 13:31 Third period 3:26 – Jimmie Ericsson 10
11:07 – John Norman 2
11:32 – Oskar Sundqvist 3
19:41 – enOscar Möller 5
Fredrik Pettersson-Wentzel 26 saves / 31 shots
Pekka Tuokkola 6 saves / 6 shots
Goalie stats Markus Svensson 27 saves / 29 shots
April 19 Skellefteå AIK 8–1 Färjestad BK Skellefteå Kraft Arena Recap  
Viktor Arvidsson 4 – 14:43
Jimmie Ericsson 11 – pp – 17:01
Oskar Sundqvist 4 – sh – 19:21
First period 10:31 – Pontus Åberg 2
Joakim Lindström 6 – 11:50
Melker Karlsson 3 – 14:10
Second period No scoring
Melker Karlsson 4 – 0:59
Pierre-Édouard Bellemare 8 – 2:08
Jimmie Ericsson 12 – 3:24
Third period No scoring
Markus Svensson 20 saves / 21 shots Goalie stats Fredrik Pettersson-Wentzel 13 saves / 16 shots
Pekka Tuokkola 18 saves / 23 shots
April 21 Färjestad BK 0–3 Skellefteå AIK Löfbergs Arena Recap  
No scoring First period No scoring
No scoring Second period No scoring
No scoring Third period 2:46 – Anton Lindholm 1
17:06 – ppPierre-Édouard Bellemare 9
18:18 – enMartin Lundberg 1
Fredrik Pettersson-Wentzel 24 saves / 26 shots Goalie stats Markus Svensson 23 saves / 23 shots
Skellefteå AIK won series 4–0


StatisticsEdit

Scoring leadersEdit

List shows the ten best skaters based on the number of points during the playoffs. If two or more skaters are tied (i.e. same number of points, goals and played games), all of the tied skaters are shown. Updated as of the end of the playoffs.[12]
GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; +/– = Plus/minus; PIM = Penalty minutes

Player Team GP G A Pts +/– PIM
Lindström, Joakim  Joakim Lindström Skellefteå AIK 14 6 12 18 +11 10
Möller, Oscar  Oscar Möller Skellefteå AIK 14 5 13 18 +10 2
Arvidsson, Viktor  Viktor Arvidsson Skellefteå AIK 14 4 12 16 +5 4
Ericsson, Jimmie  Jimmie Ericsson Skellefteå AIK 14 12 2 14 0 12
Bellemare, Pierre-Edouard  Pierre-Édouard Bellemare Skellefteå AIK 14 9 5 14 +4 6
Karlsson, Melker  Melker Karlsson Skellefteå AIK 14 4 8 12 +9 12
Johansson, Alexander  Alexander Johansson Växjö Lakers 12 6 4 10 +5 14
Rakhshani, Rhett  Rhett Rakhshani Växjö Lakers 12 3 6 9 +1 12
Holloway, Bud  Bud Holloway Skellefteå AIK 11 3 5 8 0 6
Rosen, Robert  Robert Rosén Växjö Lakers 12 6 1 7 +4 2

Leading goaltendersEdit

These are the leaders in GAA and save percentage among goaltenders who played more than 40% of the team's minutes. The table is sorted by GAA, and the criteria for inclusion are bolded. Updated as of the end of the season.[13]

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
Svensson, Markus   Markus Svensson Skellefteå AIK 14 870:37 20 3 .943 1.38
Lassila, Teemu   Teemu Lassila Växjö Lakers 12 715:51 20 3 .929 1.68
Owuya, Mark   Mark Owuya Luleå HF 3 174:04 6 0 .891 2.07
Starkbaum, Bernhard   Bernhard Starkbaum Brynäs IF 5 303:44 11 1 .936 2.17
Johansson, Lars   Lars Johansson Frölunda HC 5 305:39 12 0 .904 2.36
Pettersson-Wentzel, Fredrik   Fredrik Pettersson-Wentzel Färjestad BK 15 876:06 36 0 .921 2.47
Högberg, Marcus   Marcus Högberg Linköpings HC 9 488:10 25 1 .908 3.07

SHL awardsEdit

Guldhjälmen: Joakim Lindström, Skellefteå AIK
Guldpucken: Joakim Lindström, Skellefteå AIK
Honken Trophy: Linus Ullmark, Modo Hockey
Håkan Loob Trophy: Chad Kolarik, Linköpings HC
Rookie of the Year: Andreas Johnson, Frölunda HC
Salming Trophy: Patrik Hersley, Leksands IF
Stefan Liv Memorial Trophy: Joakim Lindström, Skellefteå AIK
Guldpipan: Mikael Nord

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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External linksEdit

  Media related to 2013-2014 Swedish Hockey League season at Wikimedia Commons