4. GOALTENDING: Sara Grahn/ Maria Omberg (SWE) v Eveliina Suonpää (FIN)
In a reversal of the forwards and backs situation, Luleå have the best Swedes in the league on their team, whilst Linköping have the best Finn playing in Europe between pipes. Luleå have the incredible luxury of Sweden's top two netminders on their roster who has ever both played for their country this year. So whilst they may lack in out and out defenders, the club more than make up for that in net. 30 year old Sara Grahn was the league's best netminder with a SVS% of 93.19.
Eveliina Suonpää may have a Olympic bronze medal in her palmeres but she did not play a game at Pyeongchang as Finland's second choice keeper. The 23 year old has not been in in a playoff final before, and will probably need to improve on her 91.49 SVS% from the season for Linköping to be in a chance of an surprise series victory.
SUMMARY: Luleå Sara Grahn is currently the best keeper in the SDHL and has international and club experience in high pressure games that Suonpää lacks. Advantage: Luleå