|2010–11 Elitserien season|
|Duration||16 September 2010 – 5 March 2011|
Instead of a straight promotion and relegation system, Swedish ice hockey leagues use a format known as Kvalserien. The two teams with the worst records in the 2009–10 Elitserien season join four of the top-ranked clubs of the 2009–10 HockeyAllsvenskan season in a round-robin tournament. The two clubs with the best records are promoted to Elitserien for 2010–11, while the others are relegated to HockeyAllsvenskan.
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Regular season Edit
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Playoff bracket Edit
In the first round, the highest remaining seed chooses which of the two 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 a 1–1–1–2–1–1 format: the higher-seeded team will play at home for games 2 and 4 (plus 5 and 7 if necessary), and the lower-seeded team will be at home for game 1, 3 and 6 (if necessary).
Rule changes Edit
- A team receiving a penalty shot must 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 leaders allowed in the luxury box 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 Timrå IK – Luleå HF game in round 3 was the first one to go into a shootout, which Timrå won.
- ↑ Jonas Fahlman (October 23, 2009). SM-slutspelet kan bli en serie: "Öppna för allt" (Swedish). Lars Hedelin (Scanpix). Hockeykanalen.se. Retrieved on April 12, 2010.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 Regulation game schedule. Hockeyligan.se.
- ↑ Sportbladet 30 december 2009 - Här är Färjestads tunga revansch (in Swedish).
- ↑ Statistics for AIK – Linköpings HC. Hockeyligan.
- ↑ Daniel Grefve/Tidningarnas Telegrambyrå (9 August 2010). Lagen får inte välja straffskytt (Swedish). Aftonbladet. Retrieved on 9 August 2010.
- ↑ Emil Karlsson (6 May 2010). Straffläggning på väg tillbaka till Elitserien. Aftonbladet. Retrieved on 23 September 2010.
|Elitserien rosters by team|
|AIK • Brynäs IF • Djurgårdens IF • Frölunda HC • Färjestads BK • HV71 • Linköpings HC • Luleå HF • Modo Hockey • Skellefteå AIK • Södertälje SK • Timrå IK|
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