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The 2014–15 Liiga season was the 40th season of the Liiga (formerly SM-liiga), the top level of ice hockey in Finland, since the league's formation in 1975.

2014–15 Liiga
LeagueLiiga
SportIce hockey
DurationSeptember 2014 – April 2015
Number of teams14
TV partner(s)Nelonen
Regular season
Best recordOulun Kärpät
Runners-upTappara
Season MVPKim Hirschovits
Top scorerKim Hirschovits
Playoffs
Playoffs MVPJoonas Donskoi
Finals championsOulun Kärpät
  Runners-upTappara
Liiga seasons

Contents

TeamsEdit

Regular seasonEdit

Top six advanced straight to quarter-finals, while teams between 7th and 10th positions played wild card round for the final two spots. The Liiga is a closed series and thus there is no relegation.

Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA +/− P
Kärpät 60 31 9 4 16 167 126 +41 115
Tappara 60 28 7 8 17 155 123 +32 106
Lukko 60 24 7 17 12 163 147 +16 103
JYP 60 28 5 8 19 174 151 +23 102
Blues 60 25 11 3 21 166 149 +17 100
KalPa 60 25 8 6 21 134 115 +19 97
HIFK 60 24 9 6 21 177 150 +27 96
SaiPa 60 23 9 7 21 151 146 +5 94
Ässät 60 23 6 9 22 151 143 +8 90
Ilves 60 24 5 6 25 150 161 -11 88
HPK 60 15 12 7 26 143 165 -22 76
Pelicans 60 16 6 8 30 125 166 -41 68
TPS 60 17 3 8 32 122 172 -50 65
Sport 60 15 5 5 35 121 185 -64 60

PlayoffsEdit

BracketEdit

  Wild-card round (best-of-3) Quarter-finals (best-of-7) Semi-finals (best-of-7) Finals (best-of-7)
                                     
  7 HIFK 2  
  10 Ilves 0     1 Kärpät 4  
        8 SaiPa 1    
      1 Kärpät 4  
      4 JYP 3  
        2 Tappara 4    
        7 HIFK 2  
    1 Kärpät 4
  2 Tappara 3
    3 Lukko 4  
    6 KalPa 2    
      2 Tappara 4
      3 Lukko 3   Bronze medal game
    4 JYP 4    
  8 SaiPa 2     5 Blues 0   3 Lukko 0
9 Ässät 0     4 JYP 1

Wild card round (best-of-three)Edit

(7) HIFK vs. (10) IlvesEdit

14 March 2015
17:00
HIFK2–1
(0–0, 2–1, 0–0)
IlvesHelsinki Ice Hall, Helsinki
Attendance: 5,218
15 March 2015
17:00
Ilves1–2 4OT
(0–0, 1–0, 0–1, 0–0, 0–0, 0–0, 0–1)
HIFKTampere Ice Stadium, Tampere
Attendance: 5,137

HIFK wins the series 2-0.

(8) SaiPa vs. (9) ÄssätEdit

14 March 2015
17:00
SaiPa6–0
(0–0, 2–0, 4–0)
ÄssätKisapuisto, Lappeenranta
Attendance: 2,847
15 March 2015
17:00
Ässät1–2 1OT
(1–1, 0–0, 0–0, 0–1)
SaiPaPorin jäähalli, Pori
Attendance: 3,465

SaiPa wins the series 2-0.

Quarterfinals (best-of-seven)Edit

(1) Kärpät vs. (8) SaiPaEdit

20 March 2015
18:30
Kärpät4–2
(2–0, 1–1, 1–1)
SaiPaOulun Energia Areena, Oulu
Attendance: 6,005
21 March 2015
17:00
SaiPa5–3
(4–2, 0–1, 1–0)
KärpätKisapuisto, Lappeenranta
Attendance: 3,937
24 March 2015
18:30
Kärpät1–0
(0–0, 1–0, 0–0)
SaiPaOulun Energia Areena, Oulu
Attendance: 5,502
26 March 2015
18:30
SaiPa2–5
(1–1, 0–0, 1–4)
KärpätKisapuisto, Lappeenranta
Attendance: 4,357
28 March 2015
17:00
Kärpät5–1
(2–0, 1–0, 2–1)
SaiPaOulun Energia Areena, Oulu
Attendance: 6,614

Kärpät wins the series 4-1.

(2) Tappara vs. (7) HIFKEdit

20 March 2015
18:30
Tappara4–3
(1–0, 1–1, 2–2)
HIFKTampere Ice Stadium, Tampere
Attendance: 5,647
21 March 2015
17:00
HIFK3–4 1OT
(2–3, 1–0, 0–0, 0–1)
TapparaHelsinki Ice Hall, Helsinki
Attendance: 7,119
24 March 2015
18:30
Tappara1–4
(0–1,1–1,0–2)
HIFKTampere Ice Stadium, Tampere
Attendance: 5,622
26 March 2015
18:30
HIFK5–1
(2–0, 1–1, 2–0)
TapparaHelsinki Ice Hall, Helsinki
Attendance: 7,526
28 March 2015
17:00
Tappara2–1
(2–1,0–0,0–0)
HIFKTampere Ice Stadium, Tampere
Attendance: 6,336
30 March 2015
18:30
HIFK3–4 1OT
(1–1,2–2,0–0,0–1)
TapparaHelsinki Ice Hall, Helsinki
Attendance: 7,418

Tappara wins the series 4-2.

(3) Lukko vs. (6) KalPaEdit

20 March 2015
18:30
Lukko3–0
(2–0, 1–0, 0–0)
KalPaÄijänsuo Arena, Rauma
Attendance: 4,017
21 March 2015
17:00
KalPa0–3
(0–2, 0–1, 0–0)
LukkoData Group Areena, Kuopio
Attendance: 4,315
24 March 2015
18:30
Lukko3–4 1OT
(0–1, 2–0, 1–2, 0–1)
KalPaÄijänsuo Arena, Rauma
Attendance: 4,085
26 March 2015
18:30
KalPa4–2
(2–1, 0–0, 2–1)
LukkoData Group Areena, Kuopio
Attendance: 4,135
28 March 2015
17:00
Lukko3–2
(0–0,1–0,2–2)
KalPaÄijänsuo Arena, Rauma
Attendance: 4,008
30 March 2015
18:30
KalPa1–2
(0–1, 0–0, 1–1)
LukkoData Group Areena, Kuopio
Attendance: 4,186

Lukko wins the series 4-2.

(4) JYP vs. (5) BluesEdit

20 March 2015
18:30
JYP3–1
(1–0, 0–1, 2–0)
BluesSynergia-areena, Jyväskylä
Attendance: 3,356
21 March 2015
17:00
Blues0–3
(0–1, 0–1, 0–1)
JYPBarona Areena, Espoo
Attendance: 4,767
24 March 2015
18:30
JYP4–0
(1–0, 1–0, 2–0)
BluesSynergia-areena, Jyväskylä
Attendance: 3,502
26 March 2015
18:30
Blues4–7
(1–1, 2–2, 1–4)
JYPBarona Areena, Espoo
Attendance: 3,972

JYP wins the series 4-0.

Semifinals (best-of-seven)Edit

(1) Kärpät vs. (4) JYPEdit

3 April 2015
18:30
Kärpät5–4
(1–0, 2–4, 2–0)
JYPOulun Energia Areena, Oulu
Attendance: 6,050
4 April 2015
16:00
JYP5–4 1OT
(1–2, 1–1, 2–1, 1–0)
KärpätSynergia-areena, Jyväskylä
Attendance: 4,365
6 April 2015
17:00
Kärpät8–3
(4–0, 3–2, 1–1)
JYPOulun Energia Areena, Oulu
Attendance: 6,002
8 April 2015
18:30
JYP2–1 1OT
(1–0, 0–1, 0–0, 1–0)
KärpätSynergia-areena, Jyväskylä
Attendance: 4,013
10 April 2015
18:30
Kärpät4–0
(0–0, 0–0, 4–0)
JYPOulun Energia Areena, Oulu
Attendance: 6,430
11 April 2015
17:00
JYP4–3
(2–1, 1–1, 1–1)
KärpätSynergia-areena, Jyväskylä
Attendance: 4,365
13 April 2015
18:30
Kärpät4–2
(1–1, 1–0, 2–1)
JYPOulun Energia Areena, Oulu
Attendance: 6,403

Kärpät wins the series 4-3.

(2) Tappara vs. (3) LukkoEdit

3 April 2015
18:30
Tappara5–2
(1–0, 1–1, 3–1)
LukkoTampere Ice Stadium, Tampere
Attendance: 6,945
4 April 2015
16:00
Lukko2–1 3OT
(1–0, 0–1, 0–0, 0–0, 0–0, 1–0)
TapparaÄijänsuo Arena, Rauma
Attendance: 5,000
6 April 2015
17:00
Tappara1–2
(0–1, 1–1, 0–0)
LukkoTampere Ice Stadium, Tampere
Attendance: 6,259
8 April 2015
18:30
Lukko5–4 1OT
(3–2, 1–1, 0–1, 1–0)
TapparaÄijänsuo Arena, Rauma
Attendance: 4,334
10 April 2015
18:30
Tappara2–0
(1–0, 1–0, 0–0)
LukkoTampere Ice Stadium, Tampere
Attendance: 5,740
11 April 2015
17:00
Lukko3–4
(1–3, 0–0, 2–1)
TapparaÄijänsuo Arena, Rauma
Attendance: 4,500
13 April 2015
18:30
Tappara4–2
(2–0, 1–0, 1–2)
LukkoTampere Ice Stadium, Tampere
Attendance: 6,929

Tappara wins the series 4–3.

Bronze medal gameEdit

17 April 2015
18:30
Lukko1–2
(0–0, 1–1, 0–1)
JYPÄijänsuo Arena, Rauma
Attendance: 4,023

Finals (best-of-seven)Edit

15 April 2015
18:30
Kärpät2–3 1OT
(1–1, 1–1, 0–0, 0–1)
TapparaOulun Energia Areena, Oulu
Attendance: 5,353
17 April 2015
18:30
Tappara2–3 1OT
(1–0, 1–0, 1–1, 0–1)
KärpätTampere Ice Stadium, Tampere
Attendance: 7,163
18 April 2015
16:00
Kärpät3–2
(2–2, 0–0, 1–0)
TapparaOulun Energia Areena, Oulu
Attendance: 6,614
20 April 2015
18:30
Tappara2–3 1OT
(0–1, 2–1, 0–0, 0–1)
KärpätTampere Ice Stadium, Tampere
Attendance: 7,300
22 April 2015
18:30
Kärpät3–4
(0–0, 0–2, 3–2)
TapparaOulun Energia Areena, Oulu
Attendance: 6,614
24 April 2015
18:30
Tappara2–1 1OT
(0–0, 1–0, 0–1, 1–0)
KärpätTampere Ice Stadium, Tampere
Attendance: 7,300
25 April 2015
17:00
Kärpät2–1 2OT
(1–0, 0–0, 0–1, 0–0, 1–0)
TapparaOulun Energia Areena, Oulu
Attendance: 6,614

Kärpät wins the finals 4–3.

Final rankingsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "TPS:n tiedotuspalloilulle tyly loppu: Suikkaselle potkut - tässä on uusi päävalmentaja". Iltasanomat. Retrieved 9 March 2015.
  2. ^ "Miika Elomo sai potkut TPS:stä: "Arvot eivät kohdanneet"". Iltalehti. Retrieved 9 March 2015.

External linksEdit