2012 Swedish Hockey standings: HV71 leads Elitserien, BIK Karlskoga tops HockeyAllsvenskan

Harry How

An updated look at the two highest divisions of professional hockey in Sweden.

Club HV71 still holds sole possession of first place in the Swedish Elite League by registering 55 points in 25 games played. The team has a four-point cushion over second-place club Skelleftea, which has also played one more game than HV71.

Lulea currently sits in third place and is three points back of Skelleftea, while trailing first place by seven points. Färjestad and Linkoping have identical records, each amassing 45 points through 26 games played this season. MODO has registered 41 points this season, while Brynäs and Frölunda round out the playoff eligible positions.

For a complete list of the SEL standings, click here.

BIK Karlskoga leads HockeyAllsvenskan with 50 points in 24 games and has produced a league-best record of 16-1-7. Leksands IF also possesses 50 points, but has an overall record of 14-6-4.

VIK Västerâs HK sits in third place with 46 points, while Södertälje SK is in fourth place with 44 points.

For a complete list of standings, click here.

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