1997–98 SM-liiga season

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The 1997-98 SM-liiga season was the 23rd season of the SM-liiga, the top level of ice hockey in Finland. 12 teams participated in the league, and HIFK Helsinki won the championship.

Standings[edit]

Club GP W T L GF GA Diff Pts
1 TPS 48 30 6 12 162 111 +51 66
2 HIFK 48 29 5 14 179 115 +64 63
3 Ilves 48 27 6 15 184 138 +46 60
4 Jokerit 48 24 5 19 139 137 +2 53
5 Tappara 48 22 7 19 157 147 +10 51
6 SaiPa 48 21 7 20 135 142 -7 49
7 Ässät 48 20 8 20 163 156 +7 48
8 Kiekko-Espoo 48 20 6 22 153 139 +14 46
9 Lukko 48 20 6 22 131 143 -12 46
10 HPK 48 18 5 25 148 181 -33 41
11 JYP 48 17 3 28 135 167 -32 37
12 KalPa 48 6 4 38 91 201 -110 16

Playoffs[edit]

Quarterfinals[edit]

Semifinals[edit]

3rd place[edit]

Final[edit]

Qualification[edit]

First round[edit]

KalPa – Pelicans
21. March KalPa Pelicans 0-1
22. March Pelicans KalPa 2-3
24. March KalPa Pelicans 2-4
26. March Pelicans KalPa 2-3
28. March KalPa Pelicans 3-2 OT
KalPa wins 3–2
Kärpät – Hermes
21. March Kärpät Hermes 8-3
22. March Hermes Kärpät 4-1
24. March Kärpät Hermes 3-2 OT
26. March Hermes Kärpät 5-4 OT
28. March Kärpät Hermes 6-2
Karpat wins 3–2

Second round[edit]

KalPa – Kärpät
31. March KalPa Kärpät 3-1
2. April Kärpät KalPa 3-1
3. April KalPa Kärpät 3-2 OT
5. April Kärpät KalPa 2-4
KalPa wins 3–1

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