Summary of week twenty-eight

04/01/2008 -

Week twenty-eight started the semifinals, from which two teams need four wins to continue to the final.

Results from semifinals:

Kärpät - Tappara
24.03 Kärpät - Tappara 4-3
26.03 Tappara - Kärpät 2-4
28.03 Kärpät - Tappara 3-2
30.03 Tappara - Kärpät 3-7
Kärpät continued to the finals with straight four wins.

Blues - Jokerit
24.03 Blues - Jokerit OT 2-3
26.03 Jokerit - Blues OT 3-4
28.03 Blues - Jokerit OT 2-3
30.03 Jokerit - Blues 4-0
31.03 Blues - Jokerit 5-1
This pair will play at least one game. The situation is now 3-2 for Jokerit.

Jokeri's defenceman Marko Kauppinen has rised to the top of the chart when counting the defencemen's points made in the play-offs. Kauppinen has made 17 points in 11 games. The previous record was already 29 years old from 1979 made by Pekka Rautakallio with 9 points in 8 games.

 

Most points for defencemen:
1. *Kauppinen Marko, Jokerit 2008 11. 5 + 12 = 17
2. Rautakallio Pekka, Ässät 1979 8. 5 + 9 = 14
3. Rafalski Brian, HIFK 1999 11. 5 + 9 = 14
4. Numminen Teppo, Tappara 1988 10. 6 + 6 = 12
5. Jutila Timo, Tappara 1988 10. 6 + 6 = 12
6. Kukkonen Lasse, Kärpät 2006 11. 5 + 7 = 12
7. Strömberg Mika, Jokerit 1996 11. 1 + 11 = 12
8. Ruotsalainen Reijo, Kärpät 1981 12. 7 + 4 = 11
9. Rafalski Brian, HIFK 1998 9. 5 + 6 = 11
10. Rafalski Brian, HPK 1997 10. 6 + 5 = 11
11. Suoraniemi Kari, Kärpät 1981 12. 5 + 6 = 11
12. Levo Tapio, Ässät 1984 9. 4 + 7 = 11

Another broken record this spring might be the all players' point statistics in the play-off games which Jokeri-players are also dominating. The current list's top ten has been the same for the last 12 years.

Most points for all players:
1. Jalonen Kari, Kärpät 1981 12. 7 + 14 = 21
2. Ketola Veli-Pekka, Ässät 1978 9. 10 + 10 = 20
3. Lehtonen Erkki, Tappara 1988 10. 7 + 12 = 19
4. Varis Petri, Jokerit 1996 11. 12 + 7 = 19
5. Janecky Otakar, Jokerit 1996 11. 3 + 16 = 19
6. Jalonen Kari, TPS 1989 10. 4 + 14 = 18
7. Hagman Matti, HIFK 1983 9. 9 + 8 = 17
8. Jalonen, Kärpät 1984 10. 5 + 12 = 17
9. Selänne Teemu, Jokerit 1992 10. 10 + 7 = 17
10. Titov German, TPS 1993 12. 5 + 12 = 17
 
Current situation with the player 
statistics from the play-offs:

1. Hyvönen Hannes, Kärpät 10. 5 + 12 = 17
2. Stapleton Tim, Jokerit 11. 9 + 8 = 17
3. Leino Ville, Jokerit 11. 6 + 11 = 17
4. Kauppinen Marko, Jokerit 11. 5 + 12 = 17
5. Santala Tommi, Jokerit 11. 4 + 10 = 14
6. Pesonen Janne, Kärpät 9. 7 + 6 = 13