After successfully eliminating top flight Lightning prospect Johan Harju  and Lulea, Elitserien power moved on to face HV 71 in the semifinals in a clash of league titans. Unfortunately, Janne Niskala  and Frolunda weren't quite up to the task...
Janne Niskala had Frolunda's lone goal in a 3-1 Game One loss to HV 71.
Janne Niskala was scoreless in Frolunda's 2-1 win over HV 71.
Janne Niskala was scoreless in Frolunda's 3-1 win over HV 71. Frolunda claimed a 2-1 series lead on HV 71.
Janne Niskala was scoreless in a series-changing 6-1 loss to HV 71.
Janne Niskala had 2 penalty minutes in Frolunda's 4-1 loss to HV 71. HV 71 claimed a 3-2 series lead with the victory.
Janne Niskala recorded a helper in Frolunda's 4-2 elimination loss to HV 71.
Niskala finishes the playoffs with 3 goals and 6 points in 11 games to go with 8 penalty minutes and a team worst -6 rating.