Swedish Hockey schedule 2012: Kopitar's Mora IK team on Tuesday's game slate

Ed Mulholland-US PRESSWIRE

Anze Kopitar has made his way over to Mora IK of the Allsvenskan in the Swedish Elite League. On Tuesday, he'll be facing fellow NHL-ers Carl Hagelin and Matt Read.

Another week and more cancelled games in the NHL means more Swedish hockey for some NHL-ers. There is 1 Elitserien game and 5 bouts in the Allsvenskan league set for Tuesday.

Elitserien (Swedish Elite League - Lower Tier)

AIK vs. HV71

HV71 is currently in first place in the Eliterien standings with 8 wins, 3 overtime wins, and 2 losses in regulation for a total of 30 points. Four teams are tied for second at 28 points. AIK is right outside the playoff bubble in 9th place with a record of 4 wins, 1 overtime win, 3 overtime losses and 7 losses in regulation totaling 17 points. AIK is 4 points behind the 8th place team Frolunda.

NHL Connection: None

Allsvenskan (Swedish Elite League - Highest Tier)

Game 1: Orebro HK vs. IF Malmo Redhawks

Orebro HK is first overall in the league with 17 points in 7 games played and a record of 5 wins, 1 loss and 1 overtime win. IF Malmo Redhawks are in a three-way tie for 6th place with a record of 3 wins, 3 losses, and 1 overtime loss for 10 points.

NHL Connection: None

Game 2: Karskrona HK vs Leksand IF

Karskrona HK is third from the bottom in the rankings with 6 points and a record of 2 wins and 5 losses. Leksand IF is in 4th place with 14 points and a 4 win, 1 loss and 2 overtime loss record.

NHL Connection: None

Game 3: Almtuna IS vs. Djurgarden IF

Almtuna IS 13th out of 14 teams with a record of 1 win, 4 losses and 1 overtime loss for 4 points. Djurgarden IF is one of three teams tied for 7th place with 10 points. The team's record is 3 wins, 3 losses and 1 overtime win.

NHL Connection: San Jose Sharks' defensman Douglas Murray and newly crowned Colorado Avalanche captain Gabriel Landeskog are teammates on Djurgarden IF. In 6 games played, Murray has 1 assist, 2 penalty minutes and is a minus-1. Landeskog is killing it for Djurgarden. In 4 games, Landy has 4 goals, 2 assists, 2 penalty minutes and is a plus-2.

Game 4: IF Troja/Ljungby vs. IK Oskarshamn

IF Troja/Ljungby is tied at 15 points with their opponent IK Oskarshamn for second place in the league. Troja/Ljungby's record is 4 wins, 1 loss, 1 overtime win, and 1 overtime loss for 15 points. Oskarshamn has 5 wins and 2 losses.

NHL Connection: None

Game 5: Sodertalje SK vs. Mora IK

Sodertalje SK has the honor of being in last place with 3 points and a record of 1 win and 6 losses. Mora IK is part of the logjam for 7th place with 10 points and a 2 win, 3 loss and 2 overtime wins record.

NHL Connection: It's the closest thing to an NHL All-Star Game in the SEL. Los Angeles Kings center Anze Kopitar has joined Mora IK for the lockout. In 9 games, Kopitar has 4 goals, 6 assists, 4 penalty minutes and is a plus-3. Carl Hagelin of the New York Rangers and Matt Read of the Philadelphia Flyers signed on to Sodertalje. Hagelin has 1 goal, 4 assists and is a plus-4 in 3 games played. Read has has a more impressive run so far with 1 goal, 7 assists and is a plus-5.

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