Locked-out NHL stars fill Swedish Arenas
Locked-out NHL stars helped the Swedish Elite League set an attendance record this season.
1.86 million people attended ice hockey games this season, an 8.4 percent increase.
More than 50 NHL players competed for the 12 teams in the league this year, including Colorado’s Peter Forsberg and Detroit’s Henrik Zetterberg.
The regular season ended Tuesday, and the best-of-seven quarterfinals start on Friday. The playoffs are expected to last until mid-April.