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2020–21 SHL season
League Swedish Hockey League
Sport Ice hockey
Duration
  • September 2020 – April 2021
  • (Regular season)
Regular season
First place Växjö Lakers
Top scorer Marek Hrivík (Leksands IF)
Relegated to HockeyAllsvenskan HV71
Playoffs
Playoffs MVP Pontus Holmberg (Växjö Lakers)[1]
Finals champions Växjö Lakers
  Runners-up Rögle BK
SHL seasons
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The 2020–21 SHL season was the 46th season of the Swedish Hockey League (SHL). The regular season began in September 2020 and ended on 3 April 2021, it was then followed by the playoffs and the relegation playoffs. The league consisted of the 14 teams that competed in the 2019–20 season; because of the COVID-19 pandemic in Sweden, no relegation or promotion took place after the previous season. The Växjö Lakers won the regular season for the third time in club history. In the SHL qualifier, Brynäs IF defeated HV71 in five games to stay in the SHL. The Växjö Lakers won the Le Mat Trophy for the third time, defeating Rögle BK by 4 games to 1 in the playoffs final.[2]

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic in Sweden, many of the teams have had their players affected, causing many regular season games to be moved forward and the end of the regular season to be postponed multiple times.

Teams[]

Team City Arena Capacity
Brynäs IF Gävle Monitor ERP Arena 7,909
Djurgårdens IF Stockholm Hovet 8,094
Frölunda HC Gothenburg Scandinavium 12,044
Färjestad BK Karlstad Löfbergs Arena 8,647
HV71 Jönköping Husqvarna Garden 7,000
Leksands IF Leksand Tegera Arena 7,650
Linköping HC Linköping Saab Arena 8,500
Luleå HF Luleå Coop Norrbotten Arena 6,300
Malmö Redhawks Malmö Malmö Arena 13,000
IK Oskarshamn Oskarshamn Be-Ge Hockey Center 3,275
Rögle BK Ängelholm Catena Arena 5,150
Skellefteå AIK Skellefteå Skellefteå Kraft Arena 6,001
Växjö Lakers Växjö Vida Arena 5,700
Örebro HK Örebro Behrn Arena 5,150

Regular season[]

Each team played 52 games, playing each of the other thirteen teams four times: twice on home ice, and twice away from home. Points were awarded for each game, where three points were awarded for winning in regulation time, two points for winning in overtime or shootout, one point for losing in overtime or shootout, and zero points for losing in regulation time. At the end of the regular season, the team that finished with the most points was crowned the league champion.

Standings[]

Pos Team Pld W OTW OTL L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Växjö Lakers 52 27 7 7 11 153 112 +41 102 Qualification to Quarter-finals
2 Rögle BK 52 27 4 9 12 164 124 +40 98
3 Leksands IF 52 25 7 5 15 156 134 +22 94
4 Skellefteå AIK 52 24 8 5 15 154 122 +32 93
5 Luleå HF 52 24 4 8 16 150 131 +19 88
6 Örebro HK 52 25 4 4 19 154 144 +10 87
7 Frölunda HC 52 27 1 1 23 133 131 +2 84 Qualification to Eighth-finals
8 Färjestad BK 52 18 11 5 18 157 143 +14 81
9 Malmö Redhawks 52 19 4 2 27 123 151 −28 67
10 Djurgårdens IF 52 17 5 4 26 139 151 −12 65
11 IK Oskarshamn 52 18 2 5 27 142 163 −21 63
12 Linköping HC 52 17 4 3 28 132 166 −34 62
13 Brynäs IF 52 14 4 7 27 131 176 −45 57 Qualification to Play Out
14 HV71 (R) 52 12 5 5 30 127 167 −40 51
Source: SHL.se
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Number of goals scored
(R) Relegated.

Statistics[]

Scoring leaders[]

The following shows the top ten players who led the league in points, at the conclusion of the regular season.[3][4] If two or more skaters are tied (i.e. same number of points, goals and played games), all of the tied skaters are shown.

Player Team GP G A Pts +/– PIM
Flag of Slovakia Hrivík, MarekMarek Hrivík Leksands IF 44 14 37 51 +9 26
Flag of Sweden Zaar, DanielDaniel Zaar Rögle BK 52 18 32 50 +10 22
Flag of Sweden Viksten, DanielDaniel Viksten Färjestad BK 51 25 23 48 +10 2
Flag of Sweden Pettersson, EmilEmil Pettersson Växjö Lakers 52 22 26 48 +10 20
Flag of the United States Camper, CarterCarter Camper Leksands IF 46 14 32 46 +6 8
Flag of Sweden Ryfors, SimonSimon Ryfors Rögle BK 51 25 20 45 +12 53
Flag of Sweden Berggren, JonatanJonatan Berggren Skellefteå AIK 49 12 33 45 +11 18
Flag of Sweden Lindström, JoakimJoakim Lindström Skellefteå AIK 52 12 33 45 +4 42
Flag of Sweden Klasen, LinusLinus Klasen Luleå HF 50 14 28 42 +5 43
Flag of Sweden Frödén, JesperJesper Frödén Skellefteå AIK 52 22 18 40 +12 49

Leading goaltenders[]

The following shows the top ten goaltenders who led the league in goals against average, provided that they have played at least 40% of their team's minutes, at the conclusion of the regular season.[5][6]

Player Team(s) GP TOI W T L GA SO Sv% GAA
Flag of Sweden Fasth, ViktorViktor Fasth Växjö Lakers 31 1876:48 19 3 9 56 5 93.34 1.79
Flag of Sweden Söderblom, ArvidArvid Söderblom Skellefteå AIK 22 1298:34 12 2 7 44 4 92.18 2.03
Flag of Sweden Rifalk, ChristofferChristoffer Rifalk Rögle BK 33 1950:11 16 5 11 66 4 91.62 2.03
Flag of Sweden Wallstedt, JesperJesper Wallstedt Luleå HF 22 1316:55 11 3 8 49 2 90.77 2.23
Flag of Sweden Lindvall, GustafGustaf Lindvall Skellefteå AIK 32 1835:39 19 1 11 71 2 91.99 2.32
Flag of Sweden Alsenfelt, OscarOscar Alsenfelt Malmö Redhawks 41 2365:43 16 3 20 94 2 92.00 2.38
Flag of Finland Juvonen, JanneJanne Juvonen Leksands IF 50 2862:50 28 2 18 115 4 91.56 2.41
Flag of Sweden Enroth, JhonasJhonas Enroth Örebro HK 32 1928:00 19 2 11 78 3 90.90 2.43
Flag of Sweden Rubin, NiklasNiklas Rubin Frölunda HC 33 1868:08 17 0 15 78 3 90.01 2.51
Flag of Norway Haukeland, HenrikHenrik Haukeland Färjestad BK 31 1832:27 13 4 12 78 3 90.98 2.55
Flag of Lithuania Armalis, MantasMantas Armalis Djurgårdens IF 31 1791:38 15 1 13 76 1 90.97 2.55

Playoffs[]

Ten teams qualify for the playoffs: the top six teams in the regular season have a bye to the quarterfinals, while teams ranked seventh to tenth meet each other (7 versus 10, 8 versus 9) in a preliminary playoff round.[7]

Format[]

In the first round, the 7th-ranked team meets the 10th-ranked team and the 8th-ranked team meets the 9th-ranked team for a place in the second round. In the second round, the top-ranked team will meet the lowest-ranked winner of the first round, the 2nd-ranked team will face the other winner of the first round, the 3rd-ranked team will face the 6th-ranked team, and the 4th-ranked team will face the 5th-ranked team. In the third round, the highest remaining seed is matched against the lowest remaining seed. In each round the higher-seeded team is awarded home advantage. The meetings are in the first round played as best-of-three series, in the third round as best-of-five series and in the second and fourth rounds as best-of-seven series. In the eighth-finals, the higher-seeded teams play at home for game 2 (plus 3 if necessary) while the lower-seeded teams play at home for game 1. In the semi-finals, the higher-seeded teams are at home for games 1 and 2 (plus 5 if necessary) while the lower-seeded teams are at home for game 3 (plus 4 if necessary). In the quarter-finals and the finals, the higher-seeded teams are at home for games 1 and 2 (plus 5 and 7 if necessary) while the lower-seeded teams are at home for games 3 and 4 (plus 6 if necessary).[7]

Playoff bracket[]

  Eighth-finals
Swedish: Åttondelsfinal
Quarter-finals
Swedish: Kvartsfinal
Semi-finals Finals
                                     
  1 Växjö Lakers 4  
8 Färjestad BK 0  
7 Frölunda HC 2     1 Växjö Lakers 3  
10 Djurgårdens IF 1     6 Örebro HK 2  
2 Rögle BK 4
  7 Frölunda HC 0  
(Pairings are re-seeded after the first and second round)   1 Växjö Lakers 4
  2 Rögle BK 1
  3 Leksands IF 0  
6 Örebro HK 4  
8 Färjestad BK 2     2 Rögle BK 3
9 Malmö Redhawks 0     4 Skellefteå AIK 2  
4 Skellefteå AIK 4
  5 Luleå HF 3  

Eighth-finals[]

(7) Frölunda HC vs. (10) Djurgårdens IF[]

5 April Djurgårdens IF 1–3 Frölunda HC Hovet Recap  
Tom Nilsson (1) – 2:07 First period No scoring
No scoring Second period
No scoring Third period 19:00 – Nicklas Lasu (1; SHG/ENG)
Mantas Armalis (35 shots / 33 saves) Goalie stats Johan Mattsson (19 shots / 18 saves)
7 April Frölunda HC 2–7 Djurgårdens IF Scandinavium Recap  
No scoring First period
  • Mattias Norlinder (1) – 11:07
  • Mattias Norlinder (2; PPG) – 17:41
Second period
  • 2:14 – Alexander Holtz (1)
  • 8:14 – William Eklund (1)
  • 10:31 – Sebastian Strandberg (1)
  • 15:07 – Alexander Holtz (2)
No scoring Third period 16:31 – Sebastian Strandberg (2; PPG)
  • Johan Mattsson (16 shots / 12 saves)
  • Niklas Rubin (14 shots / 11 saves)
Goalie stats Mantas Armalis (34 shots / 32 saves)
8 April Frölunda HC 4–0 Djurgårdens IF Scandinavium Recap  
No scoring First period No scoring
Christoffer Ehn (1) – 7:57 Second period No scoring
Third period No scoring
Johan Mattsson (26 shots / 26 saves) Goalie stats Mantas Armalis (22 shots / 20 saves)
Frölunda HC win series 2–1


(8) Färjestad BK vs. (9) Malmö Redhawks[]

5 April Malmö Redhawks 1–3 Färjestad BK Malmö Arena Recap  
No scoring First period
  • 3:06 – Jacob Peterson (1; PPG)
  • 9:33 – Niclas Lundgren (1)
Matt Puempel (1) – 8:34 Second period No scoring
No scoring Third period 18:55 – Martin Johansson (1; ENG)
Oscar Alsenfelt (23 shots / 21 saves) Goalie stats Henrik Haukeland (29 shots / 28 saves)
7 April Färjestad BK 5–4 OT Malmö Redhawks Löfbergs Arena Recap  
First period
  • 5:41 – Matias Lassen (1)
  • 9:32 – Ponthus Westerholm (1)
Michael Lindqvist (1) – 3:47 Second period No scoring
Per Åslund (2; EA) – 19:38 Third period
  • 5:29 – Carl Persson (1)
  • 10:40 – Matias Lassen (2)
Oskar Bäck (1) – 5:42 First overtime period No scoring
Henrik Haukeland (30 shots / 26 saves) Goalie stats Oscar Alsenfelt (32 shots / 27 saves)
Färjestad BK win series 2–0


Quarter-finals[]

(1) Växjö Lakers vs. (8) Färjestad BK[]

10 April Växjö Lakers 4–3 OT Färjestad BK Vida Arena Recap  
First period
No scoring Second period No scoring
Ilari Melart (1; PPG) – 5:27 Third period 14:23 – Per Åslund (3)
Fredrik Karlström (1) – 5:24 First overtime period No scoring
Viktor Fasth (42 shots / 39 saves) Goalie stats Henrik Haukeland (32 shots / 28 saves)
11 April Växjö Lakers 5–4 Färjestad BK Vida Arena Recap  
No scoring First period 4:34 – Per Åslund (4; PPG)
Second period
Third period 12:05 – Jens Westin (1)
Viktor Fasth (27 shots / 23 saves) Goalie stats Henrik Haukeland (28 shots / 23 saves)
13 April Färjestad BK 0–3 Växjö Lakers Löfbergs Arena Recap  
No scoring First period 16:21 – Fredrik Karlström (2)
No scoring Second period No scoring
No scoring Third period
Arvid Holm (27 shots / 24 saves) Goalie stats Viktor Fasth (30 shots / 30 saves)
14 April Färjestad BK 3–4 2OT Växjö Lakers Löfbergs Arena Recap  
Pontus Widerström (1) – 6:22 First period
  • Pontus Widerström (2) – 2:34
  • Per Åslund (5; PPG) – 10:08
Second period 1:50 – Fredrik Karlström (3)
No scoring Third period No scoring
No scoring Second overtime period 14:50 – Fredrik Karlström (4)
Arvid Holm (52 shots / 48 saves) Goalie stats Viktor Fasth (31 shots / 28 saves)
Växjö Lakers win series 4–0


(2) Rögle BK vs. (7) Frölunda HC[]

10 April Rögle BK 4–0 Frölunda HC Catena Arena Recap  
No scoring First period No scoring
  • Taylor Matson (1; SHG) – 9:01
  • Simon Ryfors (1; PPG) – 16:39
Second period No scoring
Third period No scoring
Christoffer Rifalk (16 shots / 16 saves) Goalie stats Johan Mattsson (24 shots / 21 saves)
11 April Rögle BK 5–2 Frölunda HC Catena Arena Recap  
No scoring First period No scoring
Second period 9:04 – Robin Álvarez (1)
Third period 17:09 – Jan Muršak (2)
Christoffer Rifalk (24 shots / 22 saves) Goalie stats Johan Mattsson (25 shots / 21 saves)
13 April Frölunda HC 0–5 Rögle BK Scandinavium Recap  
No scoring First period
No scoring Second period 15:29 – Adam Edström (1)
No scoring Third period 18:48 – Daniel Zaar (2; PPG)
Goalie stats Christoffer Rifalk (20 shots / 20 saves)
14 April Frölunda HC 1–6 Rögle BK Scandinavium Recap  
No scoring First period
Mattias Norlinder (3; PPG) – 3:56 Second period
  • 8:46 – Niklas Hansson (2)
  • 11:56 – Daniel Zaar (3; PPG)
No scoring Third period
Niklas Rubin (26 shots / 21 saves) Goalie stats Christoffer Rifalk (28 shots / 27 saves)
Rögle BK win series 4–0


(3) Leksands IF vs. (6) Örebro HK[]

11 April Leksands IF 1–6 Örebro HK Tegera Arena Recap  
Carter Ashton (1; PPG) – 16:29 First period 6:04 – Linus Öberg (1)
No scoring Second period
No scoring Third period
  • 6:26 – Emil Larsson (1)
  • 9:27 – Rodrigo Ābols (1; ENG)
  • 18:46 – Rodrigo Ābols (2; PPG)
Janne Juvonen (24 shots / 19 saves) Goalie stats Jhonas Enroth (18 shots / 17 saves)
12 April Leksands IF 1–2 Örebro HK Tegera Arena Recap  
No scoring First period No scoring
Patrik Zackrisson (1; PPG) – 11:21 Second period
No scoring Third period No scoring
Janne Juvonen (16 shots / 14 saves) Goalie stats Jhonas Enroth (29 shots / 28 saves)
14 April Örebro HK 7–1 Leksands IF Behrn Arena Recap  
Emil Larsson (2) – 17:59 First period No scoring
  • Oliver Eklind (1) – 5:17
  • Emil Larsson (3) – 6:21
  • Jonathan Andersson (1) – 10:49
  • Robert Leino (1) – 12:45
Second period 14:25 – Martin Karlsson (1)
Third period No scoring
  • Jhonas Enroth (22 shots / 21 saves)
  • Jonas Arntzen (1 shot / 1 save)
Goalie stats
  • Janne Juvonen (15 shots / 12 saves)
  • Axel Brage (17 shots / 13 saves)
15 April Örebro HK 2–1 OT Leksands IF Behrn Arena Recap  
No scoring First period No scoring
No scoring Second period No scoring
Gustav Backström (1) – 13:44 Third period 7:49 – Nils Åman (1)
Emil Larsson (4) – 1:15 First overtime period No scoring
Jonas Arntzen (31 shots / 30 saves) Goalie stats Janne Juvonen (33 shots / 31 saves)
Örebro HK win series 4–0


(4) Skellefteå AIK vs. (5) Luleå HF[]

11 April Skellefteå AIK 3–2 2OT Luleå HF Skellefteå Kraft Arena Recap  
First period 6:11 – Jonas Berglund (1)
No scoring Second period No scoring
No scoring Third period 7:28 – Pontus Själin (1)
Niclas Burström (2) – 19:16 Second overtime period No scoring
Gustaf Lindvall (45 shots / 43 saves) Goalie stats Joel Lassinantti (49 shots / 46 saves)
12 April Skellefteå AIK 2–3 Luleå HF Skellefteå Kraft Arena Recap  
No scoring First period No scoring
Jesper Frödén (2; PPG) – 7:56 Second period
Roland McKeown (1) – 19:55 Third period 17:56 – Filip Hållander (2; ENG)
Arvid Söderblom (24 shots / 22 saves) Goalie stats Joel Lassinantti (31 shots / 29 saves)
14 April Luleå HF 1–0 Skellefteå AIK Coop Norrbotten Arena Recap  
No scoring First period No scoring
No scoring Second period No scoring
Daniel Sondell (1; PPG) – 14:37 Third period No scoring
Joel Lassinantti (28 shots / 28 saves) Goalie stats Gustaf Lindvall (22 shots / 21 saves)
15 April Luleå HF 1–4 Skellefteå AIK Coop Norrbotten Arena Recap  
Radek Mužik (1) – 2:02 First period No scoring
No scoring Second period
No scoring Third period 5:23 – Darren Nowick (1)
Goalie stats Arvid Söderblom (37 shots / 36 saves)
17 April Skellefteå AIK 1–5 Luleå HF Skellefteå Kraft Arena Recap  
No scoring First period
  • 13:53 – Chris DeSousa (1)
  • 18:00 – Juhani Tyrväinen (2)
Melker Karlsson (1) – 18:52 Second period
  • 5:55 – Nils Lundkvist (1; PPG)
  • 12:25 – Carl Mattsson (1)
No scoring Third period 6:50 – Nils Lundkvist (2; PPG)
Gustaf Lindvall (29 shots / 24 saves) Goalie stats Joel Lassinantti (38 shots / 37 saves)
19 April Luleå HF 3–4 Skellefteå AIK Coop Norrbotten Arena Recap  
Juhani Tyrväinen (3; PPG) – 8:41 First period No scoring
Niklas Olausson (1) – 1:01 Second period
  • 2:12 – Andreas Wingerli (2)
  • 13:37 – Linus Lindström (1)
Chris DeSousa (2) – 16:22 Third period
Jesper Wallstedt (27 shots / 23 saves) Goalie stats Gustaf Lindvall (24 shots / 21 saves)
20 April Skellefteå AIK 3–1 Luleå HF Skellefteå Kraft Arena Recap  
First period No scoring
No scoring Second period No scoring
Pär Lindholm (2) – 7:32 Third period 17:07 – Isac Brännström (1)
Gustaf Lindvall (26 shots / 25 saves) Goalie stats Joel Lassinantti (36 shots / 33 saves)
Skellefteå AIK win series 4–3


Semi-finals[]

(1) Växjö Lakers vs. (6) Örebro HK[]

22 April Växjö Lakers 3–2 2OT Örebro HK Vida Arena Recap  
Hardy Häman Aktell (1) – 2:07 First period
Jack Drury (2; PPG) – 17:42 Second period No scoring
No scoring Third period No scoring
Richard Gynge (2) – 12:02 Second overtime period No scoring
  • Viktor Fasth (6 shots / 6 saves)
  • Erik Källgren (32 shots / 30 saves)
Goalie stats Jhonas Enroth (47 shots / 44 saves)
23 April Växjö Lakers 0–1 Örebro HK Vida Arena Recap  
No scoring First period No scoring
No scoring Second period No scoring
No scoring Third period 2:25 – Linus Öberg (2)
Erik Källgren (24 shots / 23 saves) Goalie stats Jhonas Enroth (25 shots / 25 saves)
25 April Örebro HK 0–1 Växjö Lakers Behrn Arena Recap  
No scoring First period 15:32 – Marcus Sylvegård (2)
No scoring Second period No scoring
No scoring Third period No scoring
Jhonas Enroth (27 shots / 26 saves) Goalie stats Erik Källgren (31 shots / 31 saves)
27 April Örebro HK 3–2 Växjö Lakers Behrn Arena Recap  
Nick Ebert (2; PPG) – 15:44 First period No scoring
Emil Larsson (5) – 0:49 Second period No scoring
Nick Ebert (3) – 2:13 Third period
Jhonas Enroth (22 shots / 20 saves) Goalie stats Erik Källgren (27 shots / 24 saves)
29 April Växjö Lakers 3–1 Örebro HK Vida Arena Recap  
First period No scoring
No scoring Second period No scoring
Brendan Gaunce (2; ENG) – 18:26 Third period 12:25 – Kristian Näkyvä (2)
Erik Källgren (18 shots / 17 saves) Goalie stats Jhonas Enroth (33 shots / 31 saves)
Växjö Lakers win series 3–2


(2) Rögle BK vs. (4) Skellefteå AIK[]

23 April Rögle BK 3–2 Skellefteå AIK Catena Arena Recap  
First period No scoring
No scoring Second period No scoring
Adam Edström (3) – 13:18 Third period
Christoffer Rifalk (22 shots / 20 saves) Goalie stats Gustaf Lindvall (28 shots / 25 saves)
24 April Rögle BK 2–1 Skellefteå AIK Catena Arena Recap  
Leon Bristedt (1) – 11:35 First period 13:25 – Oscar Möller (2)
No scoring Second period No scoring
Erik Andersson (1) – 5:57 Third period No scoring
Christoffer Rifalk (16 shots / 15 saves) Goalie stats Gustaf Lindvall (23 shots / 21 saves)
26 April Skellefteå AIK 4–1 Rögle BK Skellefteå Kraft Arena Recap  
First period No scoring
No scoring Second period 7:52 – Adam Tambellini (4)
Third period No scoring
Gustaf Lindvall (25 shots / 24 saves) Goalie stats Christoffer Rifalk (22 shots / 19 saves)
27 April Skellefteå AIK 2–1 OT Rögle BK Skellefteå Kraft Arena Recap  
No scoring First period No scoring
Niclas Burström (4; PPG) – 3:40 Second period 4:24 – Joey LaLeggia (1)
No scoring Third period No scoring
Joakim Lindström (4) – 7:52 First overtime period No scoring
Gustaf Lindvall (35 shots / 34 saves) Goalie stats Christoffer Rifalk (18 shots / 16 saves)
29 April Rögle BK 4–0 Skellefteå AIK Catena Arena Recap  
No scoring First period No scoring
Leon Bristedt (2; PPG) – 5:19 Second period No scoring
  • Olli Palola (3) – 1:25
  • Brady Ferguson (1; SHG/ENG) – 16:30
  • Leon Bristedt (3; ENG) – 17:17
Third period No scoring
Christoffer Rifalk (26 shots / 26 saves) Goalie stats Gustaf Lindvall (32 shots / 30 saves)
Rögle BK win series 3–2


Finals[]

(1) Växjö Lakers vs. (2) Rögle BK[]

1 May Växjö Lakers 2–1 Rögle BK Vida Arena Recap  
Richard Gynge (4) – 13:09 First period No scoring
No scoring Second period 18:58 – Moritz Seider (1)
Pontus Holmberg (3) – 10:07 Third period No scoring
Erik Källgren (24 shots / 23 saves) Goalie stats Christoffer Rifalk (27 shots / 25 saves)
3 May Växjö Lakers 3–2 OT Rögle BK Vida Arena Recap  
No scoring First period 4:12 – Adam Tambellini (5)
Emil Pettersson (2) – 8:15 Second period 15:11 – Leon Bristedt (4; PPG)
Pontus Holmberg (4) – 3:34 Third period No scoring
Hardy Häman Aktell (2) – 4:36 First overtime period No scoring
Erik Källgren (25 shots / 23 saves) Goalie stats Christoffer Rifalk (17 shots / 14 saves)
6 May Rögle BK 5–1 Växjö Lakers Catena Arena Recap  
First period No scoring
Adam Tambellini (6; PPG) – 12:36 Second period No scoring
Third period 3:52 – Marcus Sylvegård (3)
Christoffer Rifalk (23 shots / 22 saves) Goalie stats Erik Källgren (29 shots / 25 saves)
8 May Rögle BK 2–3 OT Växjö Lakers Catena Arena Recap  
No scoring First period 11:17 – Brendan Gaunce (3)
Second period No scoring
No scoring Third period 5:48 – Richard Gynge (5)
No scoring First overtime period 1:00 – Pontus Holmberg (5)
Christoffer Rifalk (28 shots / 25 saves) Goalie stats Erik Källgren (21 shots / 19 saves)
10 May Växjö Lakers 6–2 Rögle BK Vida Arena Recap  
No scoring First period 16:38 – Olli Palola (5)
Pontus Holmberg (6; PPG) – 11:22 Second period No scoring
  • Fredrik Karlström (5) – 2:50
  • Jack Drury (4; PPG) – 12:14
  • Marcus Sylvegård (4; ENG) – 14:26
  • Jack Drury (5; ENG) – 15:12
  • Pontus Holmberg (7) – 16:43
Third period 18:01 – Olli Palola (6)
Erik Källgren (27 shots / 25 saves) Goalie stats Johan Gustafsson (24 shots / 20 saves)
Växjö Lakers win series 4–1


Statistics[]

Scoring leaders[]

The following players led the league in points, at the conclusion of 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.[8]

Player Team GP G A Pts +/– PIM
Flag of Sweden Holmberg, PontusPontus Holmberg Växjö Lakers 14 7 7 14 +10 8
Flag of the United States Drury, JackJack Drury Växjö Lakers 14 5 6 11 +5 4
Flag of Canada Tambellini, AdamAdam Tambellini Rögle BK 14 6 4 10 +2 6
Flag of Sweden Gynge, RichardRichard Gynge Växjö Lakers 14 5 5 10 +6 0
Flag of Sweden Karlström, FredrikFredrik Karlström Växjö Lakers 14 5 5 10 +9 2
Flag of Sweden Lindström, JoakimJoakim Lindström Skellefteå AIK 12 4 6 10 +2 35
Flag of Sweden Bristedt, LeonLeon Bristedt Rögle BK 14 4 6 10 0 22
Flag of Sweden Sylvegård, MarcusMarcus Sylvegård Växjö Lakers 14 4 6 10 +8 2
Flag of Latvia Ābols, RodrigoRodrigo Ābols Örebro HK 9 3 7 10 +4 2
Flag of Sweden Ryfors, SimonSimon Ryfors Rögle BK 14 1 9 10 +2 8

Leading goaltenders[]

The following shows the top five goaltenders who led the league in goals against average, provided that they have played at least 40% of their team's minutes, at the conclusion of the playoffs.[9]

Player Team GP TOI W L GA SO Sv% GAA
Flag of Sweden Enroth, JhonasJhonas Enroth Örebro HK 8 507:08 5 3 11 1 95.07 1.30
Flag of Sweden Rifalk, ChristofferChristoffer Rifalk Rögle BK 13 790:25 8 5 20 3 93.03 1.52
Flag of Sweden Källgren, ErikErik Källgren Växjö Lakers 10 620:56 7 3 18 1 93.02 1.74
Flag of Sweden Lindvall, GustafGustaf Lindvall Skellefteå AIK 10 640:00 5 5 21 0 92.73 1.97
Flag of Lithuania Armalis, MantasMantas Armalis Djurgårdens IF 3 178:08 1 2 6 0 93.41 2.02

Play Out[]

Teams 13 and 14 from the regular season played a best-of-seven series, with the winner remaining in the SHL and the loser relegated to the second tier, HockeyAllsvenskan. The higher-seeded team had home advantage over the series, playing at home for games 1 and 3 (plus 5 and 7 if necessary) while the lower-seeded team was at home for games 2 and 4 (plus 6 if necessary).


6 April Brynäs IF 2–1 OT HV71 Monitor ERP Arena Recap  
No scoring First period No scoring
Emil Molin (1) – 10:13 Second period No scoring
No scoring Third period 5:39 – Arttu Ilomäki (1; PPG)
Linus Ölund (1) – 19:14 First overtime period No scoring
Samuel Ersson (31 shots / 30 saves) Goalie stats Jonas Gunnarsson (37 shots / 35 saves)
9 April HV71 1–2 Brynäs IF Husqvarna Garden Recap  
No scoring First period No scoring
Fredrik Forsberg (1) – 7:23 Second period
No scoring Third period No scoring
Jonas Gunnarsson (19 shots / 17 saves) Goalie stats Samuel Ersson (29 shots / 28 saves)
12 April Brynäs IF 1–2 HV71 Monitor ERP Arena Recap  
No scoring First period No scoring
Emil Molin (3; PPG) – 8:33 Second period 9:26 – Fredrik Forsberg (2)
No scoring Third period 0:24 – Anton Wedin (1; PPG)
Samuel Ersson (17 shots / 15 saves) Goalie stats Jonas Gunnarsson (23 shots / 22 saves)
15 April HV71 1–4 Brynäs IF Husqvarna Garden Recap  
No scoring First period 16:08 – Simon Bertilsson (1)
No scoring Second period 2:13 – Daniel Mannberg (1)
Anton Wedin (2; PPG) – 18:29 Third period
Jonas Gunnarsson (17 shots / 14 saves) Goalie stats Samuel Ersson (25 shots / 24 saves)
18 April Brynäs IF 3–2 OT HV71 Monitor ERP Arena Recap  
No scoring First period No scoring
Noel Gunler (1; PPG) – 2:50 Second period
Anton Rödin (1) – 3:02 Third period No scoring
Oula Palve (2) – 5:29 First overtime period No scoring
Samuel Ersson (36 shots / 34 saves) Goalie stats Jonas Gunnarsson (23 shots / 20 saves)
Brynäs IF win series 4–1


SHL awards[]

Award Winner(s)
Guldhjälmen
Guldpucken
Honken Trophy
Håkan Loob Trophy Simon Ryfors (Rögle BK)[10]
Daniel Viksten (Färjestad BK)[10]
Rookie of the Year
Salming Trophy Nils Lundkvist (Luleå HF)[11]
Stefan Liv Memorial Trophy Pontus Holmberg (Växjö Lakers)[1]
Guldpipan

References[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Karlsson, Måns. "Han vinner Stefan Liv Memorial Trophy", Hockeysverige, Everysport Media Group AB, 10 May 2021. Retrieved on 10 May 2021. (Swedish) 
  2. "Växjö Lakers tar SM-guld – gick på knock i final fem", SVT Nyheter, Sveriges Television, 10 May 2021. Retrieved on 10 May 2021. (Swedish) 
  3. Statistik – Spelare 2020/2021 (Swedish). SHL. Retrieved on 23 March 2021.
  4. Scoring Leaders. Stats Swehockey. Swedish Ice Hockey Association. Retrieved on 23 March 2021.
  5. Statistik – Målvakter 2020/2021 (Swedish). Swedish Hockey League. SHL AB. Retrieved on 23 March 2021.
  6. Leading Goalies by Goal Against Average. Stats Swehockey. Swedish Ice Hockey Association. Retrieved on 23 March 2021.
  7. 7.0 7.1 Seriebestämmelser och Verksamhetsplan: Säsongen 2020–2021 (PDF) (Swedish). Swehockey 4–6. Swedish Ice Hockey Association. Retrieved on 27 March 2021.
  8. Statistik spelare 2020/2021 - SHL.se. Swedish Hockey League.
  9. Statistik – Målvakter 2020/2021 Slutspel (Swedish). Swedish Hockey League. SHL AB. Retrieved on 10 May 2021.
  10. 10.0 10.1 Karlsson, Mattias. "Simon Ryfors bakom Rögles första slutspelseger någonsin", Aftonbladet, Lena K. Samuelsson, Schibsted, 10 April 2021. Retrieved on 10 May 2021. (Swedish) “I SHL blev det ett stort genombrott på delad första plats i skytteligan. Simon Ryfors och Daniel Viksten gjorde 25 mål vardera. [In the SHL, there was a big breakthrough in shared first place in the shooting league. Simon Ryfors and Daniel Viksten scored 25 goals each.]” 
  11. "Salming Trophy till Nils Lundkvist", Luleå HF, Luleå Hockeyförening, 6 April 2021. Retrieved on 10 May 2021. (Swedish) 

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