2013–14 Liiga
League Liiga
Sport Ice hockey
Duration September 2013 – April 2014
Number of teams 14
TV partner(s) Nelonen
Regular season
Best record Kärpät
Runners-up Tappara
Season MVP Michael Keränen
Top scorer Ville Vahalahti
Playoffs
Playoffs MVP Juhamatti Aaltonen
Finals
Champions Kärpät
  Runners-up Tappara
Liiga seasons

The 2013–14 Liiga season is the 39th season of the Liiga (formerly SM-liiga), the top level of ice hockey in Finland, since the league's formation in 1975. The title was won by Kärpät who defeated Tappara in the finals.

Teams[edit | edit source]

Team City Head coach Arena Capacity Captain
Assat Ässät Pori Pekka Virta Porin jäähalli &0000000000006466.0000006,466 Ville Uusitalo
Blues Espoo Jyrki Aho Barona Areena &0000000000007017.0000007,017 Kim Hirschovits
HIFK Helsinki Raimo Summanen28.2.2014
Harri Rindell
Helsingin jäähalli &0000000000008200.0000008,200 Ville Peltonen
HPK Hämeenlinna Kai Rautio 14.10.2013
Pasi Arvonen
Patria-areena &0000000000005360.0000005,360 Ville Viitaluoma
Ilves Tampere Tuomas Toukkola Tampereen jäähalli &0000000000007600.0000007,600 Masi Marjamäki
Jokerit Helsinki Tomi Lämsä 1.3.2014
Tomek Valtonen
Hartwall Areena &0000000000013506.00000013,506 Ossi Väänänen
JYP Jyvaskyla Jyväskylä Marko Virtanen Jyväskylän jäähalli &0000000000004500.0000004,500 Eric Perrin
KalPa Kuopio Jari Laukkanen 27.2.2014
Anssi Laine
Kuopion jäähalli &0000000000005064.0000005,064 Jussi Timonen
Kärpät Oulu Lauri Marjamäki Oulun Energia Areena &0000000000006614.0000006,614 Lasse Kukkonen
Lukko Rauma Risto Dufva Äijänsuo Arena &0000000000005400.0000005,400 Otto Honkaheimo
Pelicans Lahti Hannu Aravirta Isku Areena &0000000000005530.0000005,530 Tommi Paakkolanvaara
SaiPa Lappeenranta Pekka Tirkkonen Kisapuisto &0000000000004825.0000004,825 Ville Koho
Tappara Tampere Jukka Rautakorpi Tampereen jäähalli &0000000000007600.0000007,600 Ville Nieminen
TPS Turku Kai Suikkanen Turkuhalli &0000000000011820.00000011,820 Tapio Laakso

Regular season[edit | edit source]

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 36 8 7 9 190 106 +84 131
Tappara 60 31 8 7 14 168 128 +40 116
Lukko 60 30 4 3 23 153 138 +15 101
SaiPa 60 26 9 4 21 160 134 +26 100
JYP 60 26 7 6 21 154 149 +5 98
Blues 60 28 3 3 26 137 146 -9 93
Jokerit 60 25 5 8 22 156 145 +11 93
Pelicans 60 25 6 5 24 156 156 0 92
HIFK 60 25 4 5 26 147 145 +2 88
HPK 60 22 9 3 26 140 136 +4 87
Ilves 60 24 3 6 27 143 146 -3 84
Ässät 60 16 7 5 32 134 177 -43 67
TPS 60 12 6 11 31 135 197 -62 59
KalPa 60 12 3 9 36 101 172 -71 51

Playoffs[edit | edit source]

Bracket[edit | edit source]

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

Wild card round (best-of-three)[edit | edit source]

(7) Jokerit vs. (10) HPK[edit | edit source]

02014-03-15 15 March 2014
17:00
Jokerit 1–5
(0–1, 1–3, 0–1)
HPK Hartwall Areena
Attendance: 5,641
02014-03-16 16 March 2014
17:00
HPK 3–2
(1–1, 1–1, 1–0)
Jokerit Patria-areena
Attendance: 5,236

HPK wins the series 2-0.

(8) Pelicans vs. (9) HIFK[edit | edit source]

02014-03-15 15 March 2014
17:00
Pelicans 1–0 OT
(0–0, 0–0, 0–0, 1–0)
HIFK Isku Areena
Attendance: 4,172
02014-03-16 16 March 2014
17:00
HIFK 1–2 OT
(0–0, 0–1, 1–0, 0–1)
Pelicans Helsingin jäähalli
Attendance: 5,621

Pelicans wins the series 2-0

Quarterfinals (best-of-seven)[edit | edit source]

(1) Kärpät vs. (10) HPK[edit | edit source]

02014-03-21 21 March 2014
18:30
Kärpät 3–1
(0–0, 1–1, 2–0)
HPK Oulun Energia Areena, Oulu
Attendance: 6,409
02014-03-22 22 March 2014
17:00
HPK 0–1
(0–0,0–1,0–0)
Kärpät Patria-areena, Hämeenlinna
Attendance: 4,904
02014-03-24 24 March 2014
18:30
Kärpät 3–2 OT
(0–1, 1–1, 1–0, 1–0)
HPK Oulun Energia Areena, Oulu
Attendance: 6,028
02014-03-26 26 March 2014
18:30
HPK 0–4
(0–2,0–1,0–1)
Kärpät Patria-areena, Hämeenlinna
Attendance: 3,959

Kärpät wins the series 4-0

(2) Tappara vs. (8) Pelicans[edit | edit source]

02014-03-21 21 March 2014
18:30
Tappara 3–2
(0–0, 2–1, 1–1)
Pelicans Tampereen jäähalli, Tampere
Attendance: 5,150
02014-03-22 22 March 2014
17:00
Pelicans 2–1 OT
(0–0, 0–0, 1–1, 1–0)
Tappara Isku Areena, Lahti
Attendance: 4,602
02014-03-24 24 March 2014
18:30
Tappara 3–1
(1–0, 2–0, 0–1)
Pelicans Tampereen jäähalli, Tampere
Attendance: 5,313
02014-03-26 26 March 2014
18:30
Pelicans 2–3
(1–0,0–2,1–1)
Tappara Isku Areena, Lahti
Attendance: 4,304
02014-03-28 28 March 2014
18:30
Tappara 2–3
(0–1,1–1,1–1)
Pelicans Tampereen jäähalli, Tampere
Attendance: 5,029
02014-03-29 29 March 2014
17:00
Pelicans 1–2 OT
(0–1,0–0,1–0,0–1)
Tappara Isku Areena, Lahti
Attendance: 4,078

Tappara wins the series 4-2

(3) Lukko vs (6) Blues[edit | edit source]

02014-03-21 21 March 2014
18:30
Lukko 3–4 OT
(2–1, 1–1, 0–1, 0–1)
Blues Äijänsuo Arena, Rauma
Attendance: 4,023
02014-03-22 22 March 2014
17:00
Blues 2–3
(2–1, 0–0, 0–2)
Lukko Barona Areena, Espoo
Attendance: 5,835
02014-03-24 24 March 2014
18:30
Lukko 3–5
(1–2, 0–2, 2–1)
Blues Äijänsuo Arena, Rauma
Attendance: 3,604
02014-03-26 26 March 2014
18:30
Blues 4–5 OT
(0–1,3–2,1–1,0–1)
Lukko Barona Areena, Espoo
Attendance: 5,281
02014-03-28 28 March 2014
18:30
Lukko 2–1
(0–0,2–0,0–1)
Blues Äijänsuo Arena, Rauma
Attendance: 4,275
02014-03-29 29 March 2014
17:00
Blues 2–1 OT
(1–0,0–1,0–0,1–0)
Lukko Barona Areena, Espoo
Attendance: 4,768
02014-03-31 31 March 2014
18:30
Lukko 3–1
(1–1,1–0,1–0)
Blues Äijänsuo Arena, Rauma
Attendance: 4,003

Lukko wins the series 4–3.

(4) SaiPa vs. (5) JYP[edit | edit source]

02014-03-21 21 March 2014
18:30
SaiPa 2–1
(1–1, 0–0, 1–0)
JYP Kisapuisto, Lappeenranta
Attendance: 4,825
02014-03-22 22 March 2014
17:00
JYP 3–4 OT
(1–2, 2–0, 0–1, 0–1)
SaiPa Jyväskylän jäähalli, Jyväskylä
Attendance: 3,944
02014-03-24 24 March 2014
18:30
SaiPa 3–2
(2–0, 1–0, 0–2)
JYP Kisapuisto, Lappeenranta
Attendance: 4,825
02014-03-26 26 March 2014
18:30
JYP 2–1
(2–1,0–0,0–0)
SaiPa Jyväskylän jäähalli, Jyväskylä
Attendance: 3,750
02014-03-28 28 March 2014
18:30
SaiPa 1–2
(1–0,0–0,1–1)
JYP Kisapuisto, Lappeenranta
Attendance: 4,825
02014-03-29 29 March 2014
17:00
JYP 5–2
(3–1, 2–0, 0–1)
SaiPa Jyväskylän jäähalli, Jyväskylä
Attendance: 3,918
02014-03-31 31 March 2014
18:30
SaiPa 6–4
(1–1,3–2,2–1)
JYP Kisapuisto, Lappeenranta
Attendance: 4,825

SaiPa wins the series 4–3.

Semifinals (best-of-seven)[edit | edit source]

(1) Kärpät vs. (4) SaiPa[edit | edit source]

02014-04-02 2 April 2014
18:30
Kärpät 6–2
(3–2,1–0,2–0)
SaiPa Oulun Energia Areena, Oulu
Attendance: 5,407
02014-04-04 4 April 2014
18:30
SaiPa 1–3
(0–2,0–1,1–0)
Kärpät Kisapuisto, Lappeenranta
Attendance: 4,825
02014-04-05 5 April 2014
17:00
Kärpät 0–1 OT
(0–0,0–0,0–0,0–1)
SaiPa Oulun Energia Areena, Oulu
Attendance: 6,614
02014-04-07 7 April 2014
18:30
SaiPa 2–3
(1–0,1–1,0–2)
Kärpät Kisapuisto, Lappeenranta
Attendance: 4,825
02014-04-09 9 April 2014
18:30
Kärpät 2–1 OT
(1–1,0–0,0–0,1–0)
SaiPa Oulun Energia Areena, Oulu
Attendance: 6,000

Kärpät wins the series 4–1.

(2) Tappara vs. (3) Lukko[edit | edit source]

02014-04-02 2 April 2014
18:30
Tappara 5–2
(2–0 ,1–0 ,2–2)
Lukko Tampereen jäähalli, Tampere
Attendance: 4,078
02014-04-04 4 April 2014
18:30
Lukko 2–3 OT
(0–1, 1–1, 1–0, 0–1)
Tappara Äijänsuo Arena, Rauma
Attendance: 4,118
02014-04-05 5 April 2014
17:00
Tappara 0–1 OT
(0–0, 0–0, 0–0 ,0–1)
Lukko Tampereen jäähalli, Tampere
Attendance: 7,600
02014-04-07 7 April 2014
18:30
Lukko 2–3 OT
(1–0, 1–2, 0–0, 0–1)
Tappara Äijänsuo Arena, Rauma
Attendance: 4,003
02014-04-09 9 April 2014
18:30
Tappara 1–2 OT
(0–0, 0–1, 1–0, 0–1)
Lukko Tampereen jäähalli, Tampere
Attendance: 5,642
02014-04-11 11 April 2014
18:30
Lukko 4–2
(2–1, 1–1, 1–0)
Tappara Äijänsuo Arena, Rauma
Attendance: 4,066
02014-04-12 12 April 2014
17:00
Tappara 2–1
(1–1,0–0,1–0)
Lukko Tampereen jäähalli, Tampere
Attendance: 6,013

Tappara wins the series 4–3.

Bronze medal game[edit | edit source]

02014-04-14 14 April 2014
18:30
Lukko 3–2
(0–1, 2–1, 1–0)
SaiPa Äijänsuo Arena, Rauma
Attendance: 4,019

Finals (best-of-seven)[edit | edit source]

02014-04-15 15 April 2014
18:30
Kärpät 2–1
(0–1, 1–0, 1–0)
Tappara Oulun Energia Areena, Oulu
Attendance: 6,209
02014-04-17 17 April 2014
18:30
Tappara 4–3
(2–0, 1–0, 1–3)
Kärpät Tampereen jäähalli, Tampere
Attendance: 7,600
02014-04-19 19 April 2014
17:00
Kärpät 2–3
(1–1,0–1,1–1)
Tappara Oulun Energia Areena, Oulu
Attendance: 6,614
02014-04-21 21 April 2014
18:30
Tappara 3–2 OT
(0–1,2–0,0–1,1–0)
Kärpät Tampereen jäähalli, Tampere
Attendance: 7,600
02014-04-23 23 April 2014
18:30
Kärpät 2–1
(0–0,1–1,1–0)
Tappara Oulun Energia Areena, Oulu
Attendance: 6,614
02014-04-25 25 April 2014
18:30
Tappara 2–3
(0–2,0–0,2–1)
Kärpät Tampereen jäähalli, Tampere
Attendance: 7,600
02014-04-26 26 April 2014
17:00
Kärpät 1–0 OT
(0–0, 0–0, 0–0)
(OT: 1–0)
Tappara Oulun Energia Areena, Oulu
Attendance: 6,614

Kärpät wins the finals 4–3.

Final rankings[edit | edit source]

Gold medal icon.svg Kärpät
Silver medal icon.svg Tappara
Bronze medal icon.svg Lukko
4 SaiPa
5 JYP
6 Blues
7 Pelicans
8 HPK
9 Jokerit
10 HIFK
11 Ilves
12 Ässät
13 TPS
14 KalPa

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