SHL - January Review 1. Luleå HF
SHL - January Review 1. Luleå HF

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SHL - January Review 1. Luleå HF

Last weekend the 39th round of matches was played in the SHL and with just 13 matches to go the league takes a short pause for the pre-World Cup international tournament the Beijer Games, this year taking place in Sweden.

The table remains tight with just 10 points separating the top 10 places in the league.

Over the next few days we can take a look at the top teams’ form in January.

1. Luleå HF

It might only been four regulation wins out of 10, but on the other hand it is only three outright losses that is keeping Norrbotten club at the top of the table. To keep up at the top they will need Joel Lassinantti to continue in his top form. He currently lies in first on Goals Against Average with 1.83 this season.

At the other end of the ice, January has been 22 year old Robin Kovacs' month leading the team with nine points (5G+4A). The 2015 New York Rangers drafted forward is on the way to his best season in the SHL, his second at Luleå after a year with the Rangers' in the AHL development team, Hartford Wolf Park in 2016/7.

Despite a quieter month with just three points (1G+2A), American Jack Connelly still leads the team with 27 putting him in 13th overall. If he gains just 10 more points in the remaining 13 games the 29 year old will match his best ever season of his seven in the SHL.

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