Playoffs in Europe's Top-7 Leagues

Czech Republic (Extraliga)


Defending 06-07 national champion:
Sparta Prague
Regular season winner 07-08: HC Ceske Budejovice

Who qualifies for 2008-09 Champions Hockey League:
1. National champion as determined by playoffs (Slavia Prague).
2. Regular season winner (HC Ceske Budejovice qualified).

Overtime format: 10 minutes overtime, 5-on-5, if still tied: penalty-shootout.

Qualification to Quarter-finals (best-of-five)
HC Trincec vs. Znojemsti Orli 4-1, 5-2, 2-1.
HC Kladno vs. HC Plzen 4-3, 5-2, 5-6, 3-2.

Quarter-finals (best-of-seven)
Bili Tygri Liberec vs. Sparta Prague 4-1, 5-0, 3-2, 5-3.
HC Karlovy Vary vs. HC Litvinov 6-2, 3-2, 2-3 PS, 3-2, 3-2.
HC Ceske Budejovice vs. HC Kladno 2-0, 2-0, 2-4, 3-1, 2-1.
Slavia Prague vs. HC Trinec 4-1, 1-2 PS, 4-2, 1-0, 3-2 OT.

Semi-finals (best-of-seven)
Slavia Prague vs. Bili Tygri Liberec 3-2 PS, 3-2 OT, 1-4, 0-3, 5-1, 1-3, 2-1.
HC Ceske Budejovice vs. HC Karlovy Vary 3-2, 2-1, 0-4, 4-5, 3-2 OT, 0-3, 1-2.

Final (best-of-seven)
Slavia Prague vs. HC Karlovy Vary 4-5, 5-2, 4-3, 2-8, 4-0, 1-4, 4-2.

Slavia Prague is Czech champion!

Finland (SM-liiga)


Defending 06-07 national champion:
Karpat Oulu
Regular season winner 07-08: Karpat Oulu

Who qualifies for 2008-09 Champions Hockey League:
1. National champion as determined by playoffs.
2. Runner-up as determined by playoffs.

Overtime format: unlimited overtime, 5-on-5.

Qualification to quarter-finals (best-of-three)
HIFK Helsinki vs. TPS Turku 5-4 OT, 1-0.
Ilves Tampere vs. Lukko Rauma 4-2, 3-4 OT, 1-0.

Quarter-finals (best-of-seven)
Karpat Oulu vs. Ilves Tampere 7-1, 2-3, 7-5, 0-3, 6-3, 2-1 OT.
Espoo Blues vs. HIFK Helsinki 1-2, 6-3, 6-1, 3-0, 4-1
Jokerit Helsinki vs. Lahti Pelicans 8-4, 1-3, 3-2 OT, 5-4, 4-5 OT, 5-4 OT
Tappara Tampere vs. JYP Jyvaskyla 2-1, 4-5 OT, 4-2, 0-3, 4-1, 6-2

Semi-finals (best-of-seven)
Karpat Oulu vs. Tappara Tampere, 4-3, 4-2, 3-2, 7-3.
Espoo Blues vs. Jokerit Helsinki 2-3 OT, 4-3 OT, 2-3 OT, 0-4, 5-1, 2-1 OT, 5-4.

Bronze medal game
Jokerit Helsinki vs. Tappara Tampere 3-4.

Final (best-of-seven)
Karpat Oulu vs. Espoo Blues 3-1, 2-1 OT2, 2-3 OT, 4-0, 5-1.

Karpat Oulu is Finnish champion!

Germany (Deutsche Eishockey-Liga)


Defending 06-07 national champion:
Adler Mannheim
Regular season winner 07-08: Nurnberg Ice Tigers

Who qualifies for 2008-09 Champions Hockey League:
1. National champion as determined by playoffs (Eisbaren Berlin).
2. Regular season winner in CHL qualification tournament (Nurnberg Ice Tigers).

Overtime format: unlimited overtime, 5-on-5.

Qualification to quarter-finals (best-of-three)
Hamburg Freezers vs. ERC Ingolstadt 3-5, 5-4 OT, 4-3.
Hannover Scorpions vs. DEG Metro Stars 4-3, 2-4, 1-2 OT2.

Quarter-finals (best-of-seven)
Nurnberg Ice Tigers vs. DEG Metro Stars 3-2, 1-3, 1-2, 3-6, 2-3.
Eisbaren Berlin vs. Hamburg Freezers 2-4, 7-4, 6-1, 6-1, 4-3 OT.
Kolner Haie vs. Adler Mannheim 4-3, 1-2, 5-4 OT6, 4-3 OT, 4-1.
Frankfurt Lions vs. Iserlohn Roosters 4-3 OT, 2-3 OT3, 3-4 OT, 1-5, 4-2, 4-0, 4-3.

Semi-finals (best-of-five)
Eisbaren Berlin vs. DEG Metro Stars 4-1, 3-4, 4-3 OT, 1-5, 3-1.
Kolner Haie vs. Frankfurt Lions 7-1, 4-5 OT, 2-1 OT, 3-4, 3-2.

Final (best-of-five)
Eisbaren Berlin vs. Kolner Haie 3-2 OT, 1-2, 4-3, 2-1 OT.

Eisbaren Berlin is German champion!

Russia (Superliga)


Defending 06-07 national champion: Metallurg Magnitogorsk
Regular season winner 07-08: Salavat Yulayev Ufa

Who qualifies for 2008-09 Champions Hockey League:
1. Metallurg Magnitogorsk (2008 ECC winner).
2. National champion (Salavat Yulayev Ufa qualified).

Overtime format:

  • Games 1-4, 10 minutes overtime, 4-on-4, if still tied: penalty-shootout.
  • Game 5, unlimited overtime (20-minute periods).

1/8 finals (best-of-five)
Salavat Yulayev Ufa vs. Amur Khabarovsk 2-1, 2-0, 2-3, 7-2.
Met. Magnitogorsk vs. Neft. Nizhnekamsk 4-1, 3-4, 4-2, 2-3, 4-1.
CSKA Moscow vs. Traktor Chelyabinsk 6-0, 6-1, 3-2.
Khimik Moscow Reg. vs. Severstal Cherepovets 3-4 OT, 3-2 PS, 1-2 OT, 2-1 OT, 2-3.
Lokomotiv Yaroslavl vs. Lada Togliatti 4-1, 3-0, 1-3, 6-4.
SKA St. Petersburg vs. Spartak Moscow 3-0, 6-1, 1-7, 3-5, 4-0.
Ak Bars Kazan vs. MVD Moscow Region 6-2, 4-3 PS, 4-1.
Avangard Omsk vs. Dynamo Moscow 3-4 OT, 3-2, 2-3, 2-3.

Quarter-finals (best-of-five)
Salavat Yulayev Ufa vs. Severstal Cherepovets 3-1, 2-1, 3-0.
Met. Magnitogorsk vs. Dynamo Moscow 4-3 PS, 2-4, 2-3, 1-0 PS, 5-0
CSKA Moscow vs. Ak Bars Kazan 0-6, 5-6, 2-3.
Lokomotiv Yaroslavl vs. SKA St. Petersburg 0-4, 5-1, 2-0, 2-1.

Semi-finals (best-of-five)
Salavat Yulayev Ufa vs. Ak Bars Kazan 3-01-2, 4-3, 4-3 OT.
Met. Magnitogorsk vs. Lokomotiv Yaroslavl, 0-2, 2-3, 1-2 PS

Final (best-of-five)
Salavat Yulayev Ufa vs. Lokomotiv Yaroslavl 0-3, 2-0, 4-1, 0-1, 4-1.

Salavat Yulayev Ufa is Russian champion!

Slovakia (Extraliga)


Defending 06-07 national champion:
Slovan Bratislava
Regular season winner 07-08: Slovan Bratislava

Who qualifies for 2008-09 Champions Hockey League:
1. National champion as determined by playoffs (Slovan Bratislava qualified).
2. Regular season winner or runner-up in CHL qualification tournament (HC Kosice qualified).

Overtime format: 10 minutes overtime, 4-on-4, if still tied: penalty-shootout.

Quarter-finals (best-of-seven)
Slovan Bratislava vs. MsHK Zilina 6-2, 5-3, 2-1, 7-0.
HC Kosice vs. SKP Poprad 3-2, 5-0, 5-3, 3-4 PS, 6-4.
MHC Martin vs. Dukla Trencin 4-2, 5-4, 4-2, 2-3, 4-5 PS, 3-4, 2-3 OT.
HK 36 Skalica vs. HKM Zvolen 7-1, 7-4, 1-4, 3-4, 7-1, 8-2.

Semi-finals (best-of-seven)
Slovan Bratislava vs. Dukla Trencin 4-1, 3-4, 1-3, 0-3, 5-2, 4-1, 2-0
HC Kosice vs. HK 36 Skalica 4-1, 3-1, 0-3, 2-4, 3-0, 2-3, 5-4

Final (best-of-seven)
Slovan Bratislava vs. HC Kosice 4-2, 5-1, 2-0, 0-4, 1-5, 2-3 OT, 3-2.

Slovan Bratislava is Slovakian champion!

Sweden (Elitserien)


Defending 06-07 national champion:
MODO Ornskoldsvik
Regular season winner 07-08: HV 71 Jonkoping

Who qualifies for 2008-09 Champions Hockey League:
1. National champion as determined by playoffs (HV 71 Jonkoping).
2. Regular season winner or runner-up if the same (Linkopings HC).

Overtime format: unlimited overtime, 5-on-5

Quarter-finals (best-of-seven)
HV 71 Jonkoping vs. Skelleftea AIK 1-2, 2-1, 7-1, 2-0, 6-0.
Linkopings HC vs. Djurgarden Stockholm 1-0, 4-1, 2-4, 4-1, 4-2.
MODO Ornskoldsvik vs. Timra IK 2-3 OT, 2-5, 3-6, 5-3, 0-5.
Farjestad Karlstad vs. Frolunda Gothenburg 1-3, 4-2, 0-4, 4-2, 3-2, 4-5, 3-1.

Semi-finals (best-of-seven)
HV 71 Jonkoping vs. Timra IK 3-5, 2-1, 2-3, 4-0, 3-1, 2-1.
Linkopings HC vs. Farjestad Karlstad 7-3, 5-1, 1-4, 6-3, 4-0.

Final (best-of-seven)
HV 71 Jonkoping vs. Linkopings HC 4-6, 1-2, 4-3 OT, 5-1, 7-3, 3-2 OT.

HV 71 Jonkoping is Swedish champion!

Switzerland (National League A)


Defending 06-07 national champion:
HC Davos
Regular season winner 07-08: SC Bern

Who qualifies for 2008-09 Champions Hockey League:
1. National champion as determined by playoffs (ZSC Lions qualified).
2. Regular season winner in CHL qualification tournament (SC Bern qualified).

Overtime format: 20 minutes overtime, 5-on-5, if still tied: penalty shootout.

Quarter-finals (best-of-seven)
SC Bern vs. Fribourg-Gottéron 5-3, 1-2 OT, 5-1, 2-3 OT, 1-2 OT, 3-4 OT.
Servette Geneva vs. Rapperswil-Jona 2-1 PS, 2-5, 6-0, 3-1, 4-2.
Kloten Flyers vs. ZSC Lions 1-5, 3-5, 4-5, 2-1 PS, 2-3.
EV Zug vs. HC Davos 2-1, 5-4 OT, 3-2 OT, 6-7, 2-3, 1-2 OT, 0-4.

Semi-finals (best-of-seven)
Servette Geneva vs. Fribourg-Gottéron 5-3, 2-1 PS, 4-1, 2-3, 6-1
HC Davos vs. ZSC Lions 3-2, 3-4 OT, 0-4, 2-3, 4-1, 1-5.

Final (best-of-seven)
Servette Geneva vs. ZSC Lions 4-3 OT, 4-2, 2-3, 2-3, 2-3 PS, 1-2 PS.

The ZSC Lions (Zurich) are Swiss champion!


All European national champions

Sorted according to the 2008 IIHF Club Ranking


1. Russia: Salavat Yulayev Ufa
 2. Finland: Karpat Oulu
 3. Czech Republic: Slavia Prague
 4. Sweden: HV71 Jonkoping


 5. Slovakia: Slovan Bratislava
 6. Switzerland: ZSC Lions, Zurich
 7. Germany: Eisbaren Berlin

 8. Belarus: Keramin Minsk
 9. Latvia: Liepajas Metalurgs
 10. Denmark: Herning Blue Fox
 11. Austria: Red Bull Salzburg
 12. Kazakhstan: Championship ongoing until May 7 (schedule)
 13. Norway: Storhamar Dragons
 14. France: Les Dragons de Rouen
 15. Slovenia: Acroni Jesenice
 16. Italy: Bolzano Foxes
 17. Hungary: Alba Volan Szekesfehervar
 18. Poland: Cracovia Krakow
 19. Netherlands: Tilburg Trappers
 20. Ukraine: Sokil Kyiv
 21. Great Britain: Sheffield Steelers
 22. Romania: SC Miercurea Ciuc

 23. Lithuania: Championship ongoing (link)
 24. Croatia: Mladost Zagreb
 25. Serbia: Partizan Belgrade
 26. Estonia: Tartu Kalev-Valk
 27. Bulgaria:
 28. Spain: CG Puigcerda
 29. Turkey: Championship ongoing
 30. Israel

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