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2011–12 Elitserien season
League Flag of Sweden Elitserien
Sport Ice hockey
Duration 13 September 2011 – 15–21 April 2012
Regular season
Season champions Luleå HF
Top scorer Robert Rosén (AIK)
Playoffs
Finals

The 2011–12 Elitserien season is the 37th and current season of Elitserien. The regular season began on 13 September 2011 and ended on 6 March 2012. The following playoffs began on 10 March 2012 and is scheduled to end between 15–21 April. Färjestad BK are the defending Swedish champions.

In the 2011 Kvalserien, Modo Hockey and Växjö Lakers qualified for the 2011–12 Elitserien season.

To allow for local music events as well as other ice hockey ones, this season had three mid-season breaks: the first between 8–14 November 2011, the second between 12–20 December, and the third between 5–14 February 2012. To increase interest for Elitserien, the 2011–12 season's schedule is more active: from 14–29 November 2011 and 16–31 January 2012, there were Elitserien games every day (except for two days, 20 November and 22 January). Also, in the playoffs, there are quarterfinals every day (the four quarterfinal series are split into two quarterfinals per day).[1][2][3]

A significant change in this Elitserien season is that the clubs won't be fined for supporter incidents as long as the clubs correctly follow the security rules.[4]

On 17 October 2011, the Swedish Police Service decided that the police should earn money for their efforts during sports events held by joint-stock companies (JSC). This mainly affected the league's two Stockholm clubs Djurgårdens IF and AIK. As a result, AIK were forced to sell forward Linus Videll to Yugra Khanty-Mansiysk of the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL) on 24 October 2011.[5]

Notable games Edit

The first game of the season was played on 13 September 2011 between Frölunda HC and the Elitserien newcomers Växjö Lakers. The game counted as round 6 and was won by Frölunda 2–0 in front of an outsold Scandinavium, with Frölunda defenceman Christian Bäckman scoring the first goal of the season.[6]

The first Småland derby game in Elitserien history was played on 8 October 2011 between reigning regular-season champions HV71 and Växjö Lakers, at Kinnarps Arena in Jönköping.[7] In front of an outsold Kinnarps Arena—exactly 7,000 spectators—Växjö Lakers came out with a 3–2 victory in a shootout. Växjö Lakers forward Mike Iggulden scored three penalty shot goals in the game, two of them counted in the statistics.[8]

On 22 September 2011, Linköpings HC forward Mikael Håkanson played his 912th Elitserien game—regulation and playoff games included—and thus wrote history as he surpassed previous record holder Roger Åkerström. However, Skellefteå AIK wiped out Linköping in that game with a 4–0 shutout win.[9]

On 23 November 2011, Linköpings HC forward Andreas Jämtin became the most penalized player in Elitserien history. He received a penalty of five minutes for elbowing and a match penalty after a hit on Luleå HF's Daniel Mannberg to reach a total of 1088 penalty minutes, surpassing Thomas Berglund's 1083.[10][11]

Like the previous season, an outdoor game was played. It was played between HV71 and Linköpings HC (known as the European route E4 rivalry) on 10 December 2011, in a temporary arena at Elmia. The outdoor game was played as part of HV71 celebrating its 40th anniversary as a club. For the first time since the start of the yearly tradition of Elitserien outdoor games in 2009, the road team—this year Linköping—came out on top with a 1–0 overtime win in a tight game. 18,884 spectators attended the game, setting a new record for the most spectators at a single sports event in Jönköping; the previous record was 18,582 spectators, set at Stadsparksvallen in 1950.[12][13][14][15]

3D broadcasting Edit

Certain chosen games will be broadcast in 3D, marking the first time in history that Elitserien is broadcasted in 3D.[16] The local derby game on 20 September 2011, between Stockholm rivals Djurgårdens IF and AIK at the Ericsson Globe, was the first game to have a 3D broadcast.[17] In front of an outsold Ericsson Globe, the game ended 4–2 in Djurgården's favour.[18]

Pre-game honoursEdit

As a result of the Lokomotiv Yaroslavl plane crash, where Swedish former HV71 goaltender Stefan Liv and nearly the entire Lokomotiv Yaroslavl team were killed, the premier round games between 13–15 September 2011 began with a one-minute silence.[19] In honour of Stefan Liv, his No. 1 jersey will be retired and raised to the rafters by HV71 in Kinnarps Arena prior to HV71's home game against Timrå IK on 10 January 2012.[20]

Djurgårdens IF legend Sven Tumba died on 1 October 2011. As a result, Tumba was honoured in all Elitserien arenas that day. The biggest honours were held in Djurgården's home game against Växjö Lakers at Hovet, which was won by Djurgården 2–1.[21][22]

On January 24, 2012, former five-time Djurgården Swedish champion Charles Berglund's No. 2 jersey was retired and raised to the rafters in Hovet prior to a game against Färjestad. Djurgården won 2–1 after a shootout.[23][24][25]

Regular season Edit

Standings Edit

2011–12 Elitserien season GP W L OTW OTL GF GA +/– Pts
Luleå HFy 55 25 13 8 9 128 104 +24 100
Skellefteå AIKx 55 26 17 5 7 148 125 +23 95
HV71x 55 22 16 9 8 151 130 +21 92
Brynäs IFx 55 25 19 6 5 148 140 +8 92
Frölunda HCx 55 22 17 8 8 140 113 +27 90
Färjestad BKx 55 23 18 4 10 124 124 0 87
AIKx 55 19 19 8 9 146 132 +14 82
Modo Hockeyx 55 19 22 8 6 146 147 –1 79
Växjö Lakers HCe 55 18 22 8 7 124 133 –9 77
Linköpings HCe 55 17 24 7 7 120 138 –18 72
Djurgårdens IFr 55 15 23 10 7 123 144 –21 72
Timrå IKr 55 10 31 8 6 115 183 –68 52

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

Statistics Edit

Scoring leaders Edit

Updated as of the end of the regular season.[26]
GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; +/– = Plus/Minus; PIM = Penalty Minutes

Player Team GP G A Pts +/– PIM
Flag of Sweden Rosén, RobertRobert Rosén AIK 55 21 39 60 +22 20
Flag of Sweden Silfverberg, JakobJakob Silfverberg Brynäs IF 49 24 30 54 –2 10
Flag of Sweden Danielsson, NicklasNicklas Danielsson Modo Hockey 53 21 31 52 +26 77
Flag of Norway Skrøder, Per-ÅgePer-Åge Skrøder Modo Hockey 53 22 29 51 +21 52
Flag of Canada Holloway, BudBud Holloway Skellefteå AIK 55 21 28 49 +11 32
Flag of Sweden Gynge, RichardRichard Gynge AIK 55 28 16 44 +12 18
Flag of the United States Schremp, RobRob Schremp Modo Hockey 55 19 22 41 +1 48
Flag of Norway Olimb, MathisMathis Olimb Frölunda HC 55 10 31 41 +23 34
Flag of Sweden Olausson, NiklasNiklas Olausson Luleå HF 53 8 33 41 +10 20
Flag of Finland Pyörälä, MikaMika Pyörälä Frölunda HC 53 22 18 40 +24 12

Leading goaltenders Edit

These are the leaders in GAA among goaltenders who have played at least 40% of the team's minutes. Updated as of the end of the regular season.[27]

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
Flag of Denmark Andersen, FrederikFrederik Andersen Frölunda HC 39 2335:11 65 7 .941 1.67
Flag of Sweden Gustafsson, JohanJohan Gustafsson Luleå HF 29 1753:35 51 6 .930 1.74
Flag of Sweden Eriksson, JoacimJoacim Eriksson Skellefteå AIK 33 2016:14 61 3 .932 1.82
Flag of Sweden Rautio, DavidDavid Rautio Luleå HF 27 1602:44 49 4 .925 1.83
Flag of Sweden Nihlstorp, CristopherCristopher Nihlstorp Färjestad BK 45 2590:08 88 5 .923 2.04
Flag of Sweden Fasth, ViktorViktor Fasth AIK 46 2682:50 95 5 .931 2.12
Flag of Switzerland Gerber, MartinMartin Gerber Växjö Lakers HC 42 2417:16 88 4 .928 2.18
Flag of Finland Norrena, FredrikFredrik Norrena Linköpings HC 47 2698:54 104 4 .918 2.31
Flag of Sweden Wesslau, GustafGustaf Wesslau Djurgårdens IF 54 3216:41 126 2 .917 2.35
Flag of Sweden Holmqvist, JohanJohan Holmqvist Brynäs IF 28 1598:48 63 1 .917 2.36
Flag of Sweden Larsson, DanielDaniel Larsson HV71 36 2107:55 83 1 .915 2.36

Playoffs Edit

Playoff bracket Edit

In the first round, the top-seeded team chose which of the four lowest remaining seeds to be matched against; the 2nd-seed chose any of the three remaining seeds; the 3rd-seed chose any of the two remaining seeds; and the 4th-seed was automatically matched against the remaining seed. In the second round, the highest remaining seed was matched against the lowest remaining seed, while two remaining seeds matched up against each other. In each round the higher-seeded team was awarded home ice advantage. Each best-of-seven series 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  Luleå HF 1  
7  AIK 4  
  2  Skellefteå AIK 4  
  7  AIK 3  
2  Skellefteå AIK 4
  8  Modo Hockey 2  
(Pairings are re-seeded after the first round)   2  Skellefteå AIK 2
  4  Brynäs IF 4
  3  HV71 2  
6  Färjestad BK 4  
  4  Brynäs IF 4
  6  Färjestad BK 1  
4  Brynäs IF 4
  5  Frölunda HC 2  

Quarterfinals Edit

(1) Luleå HF vs. (7) AIKEdit

Luleå entered the playoffs as the regular-season champions for the first time since 1996, with 100 points. AIK finished the regular season as the seventh seed with 82 points. This was the second playoff series between these teams; in 1997, Luleå defeated AIK in three games to advance to the finals. In the regular season, Luleå won four of the five games against AIK, allowing no goals in either of these four games.

AIK won series 4–1


(2) Skellefteå AIK vs. (8) Modo HockeyEdit

Skellefteå finished second in the regular season with 95 points. Modo finished eighth and managed to qualify for the playoffs for the first time since 2007. The teams previously met in the 1978 semifinals, where Modo were swept in two games by Skellefteå. Skellefteå won all five games against Modo in the regular season, although each game was decided by only one goal.

Skellefteå AIK won series 4–2


(3) HV71 vs. (6) Färjestad BKEdit

HV71 finished third with 92 points and failed to make the top two spots for the first time since 2009. Färjestad finished sixth with 87 points, marking the team's worst regular season since 2000. The teams had previously faced each other six times; HV71 had only come out on top once. The most recent meeting was in the 2009 finals, when Färjestad won in five games to become the Swedish Champions.

Färjestad BK won series 4–2


(4) Brynäs IF vs. (5) Frölunda HCEdit

Brynäs' fourth-place finish in the regular season was the team's best since 2001. Frölunda finished fifth and made their best regular season since 2009. This was the fifth playoff series between the teams; the two most recent ones had been won by Frölunda. The previous meeting occurred in 2006, when Frölunda swept Brynäs in four games to advance to the semifinals.

Brynäs IF won series 4–2


Semifinals Edit

All times are local (UTC+2).

(2) Skellefteå AIK vs. (7) AIKEdit

Skellefteå won four of the five regular-season meetings against AIK, only one of which was decided by more than one goal. In the playoffs, the teams had previously faced each other in the 1978 finals; Skellefteå came out on top and clinched the championship in three games that time.

Skellefteå AIK won series 4–3


(4) Brynäs IF vs. (6) Färjestad BKEdit

Brynäs won three of the five regular-season games against Färjestad. The teams had previously met each other eight times; Färjestad had come out on top in the six latest occasions. The most recent meeting occurred in 2011, when Färjestad knocked Brynäs out in the quarterfinals, winning in five games.

Brynäs IF won series 4–1


Finals Edit

(2) Skellefteå AIK vs. (4) Brynäs IFEdit

Brynäs won three of the five regular-season between the two teams. This was only the second playoff series between these teams. The first playoff meeting took place in the 1976 finals, when Brynäs defeated Skellefteå two games to zero to take home the first Elitserien championship in history.

Brynäs IF won series 4–2


Playoff statistics Edit

Playoff scoring leaders Edit

Updated as of 19 April 2012.[28]
GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; +/– = Plus/Minus; PIM = Penalty Minutes

Player Team GP G A Pts +/– PIM
Flag of Canada Holloway, BudBud Holloway Skellefteå AIK 19 10 13 23 +4 4
Flag of Sweden Silfverberg, JakobJakob Silfverberg Brynäs IF 17 13 7 20 +17 4
Flag of Sweden Lindström, JoakimJoakim Lindström Skellefteå AIK 19 5 12 17 +1 22
Flag of Sweden Ericsson, JimmieJimmie Ericsson Skellefteå AIK 19 7 9 16 –1 38
Flag of Sweden Järnkrok, CalleCalle Järnkrok Brynäs IF 16 4 12 16 +12 12
Flag of Sweden Möller, OscarOscar Möller Skellefteå AIK 19 7 8 15 +4 8
Flag of Canada Goren, LeeLee Goren Skellefteå AIK 14 5 8 13 0 22
Flag of Canada McDonell, KentKent McDonell AIK 12 6 6 12 +9 18
Flag of France Bellemare, Pierre-ÉdouardPierre-Édouard Bellemare Skellefteå AIK 15 4 8 12 +6 12
Flag of Sweden Granström, JonathanJonathan Granström Brynäs IF 17 5 5 10 +10 30

Playoff leading goaltenders Edit

These are the leaders in GAA and save percentage 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 season.[28]

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
Flag of Sweden Svedberg, NiklasNiklas Svedberg Brynäs IF 13 813:36 23 4 .947 1.70
Flag of Sweden Nihlstorp, CristopherCristopher Nihlstorp Färjestad BK 7 399:51 12 1 .938 1.80
Flag of Sweden Tellqvist, MikaelMikael Tellqvist Modo Hockey 6 360:59 12 1 .946 1.99
Flag of Sweden Eriksson, JoacimJoacim Eriksson Skellefteå AIK 19 1199:52 44 1 .918 2.20
Flag of Sweden Larsson, DanielDaniel Larsson HV71 4 233:38 9 0 .914 2.31
Flag of Sweden Fasth, ViktorViktor Fasth AIK 12 752:27 35 1 .921 2.79

Elitserien awardsEdit

Guldhjälmen:
Guldpucken:
Honken Trophy: Viktor Fasth, AIK
Håkan Loob Trophy: Richard Gynge, AIK
Rookie of the Year:
Guldpipan:

Suspensions and fines Edit

Team PhotosEdit

References Edit

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