2001–02 NHL season

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2001–02 NHL season
League National Hockey League
Sport Ice hockey
Duration October 3, 2001 – June 13, 2002
Number of games 82
Number of teams 30
Regular season
Presidents' Trophy Detroit Red Wings
Season MVP Jose Theodore (Montreal)
Top scorer Jarome Iginla (Calgary)
Playoffs
Eastern champions Carolina Hurricanes
  Eastern runners-up Toronto Maple Leafs
Western champions Detroit Red Wings
  Western runners-up Colorado Avalanche
Playoffs MVP Nicklas Lidstrom (Detroit)
Stanley Cup
Stanley Cup champions Detroit Red Wings
  Runners-up Carolina Hurricanes
NHL seasons

The 2001–02 NHL season was the 85th regular season of the National Hockey League. Thirty teams each played 82 games. The Stanley Cup winners were the Detroit Red Wings, who won the best of seven series 4–1 against the Carolina Hurricanes.

League business

The cash-strapped Pittsburgh Penguins, desperate to dump payroll, could no longer afford perennial superstar Jaromir Jagr.1 He would be traded, along with Frantisek Kucera, to the Washington Capitals for Kris Beech, Ross Lupaschuk, Michal Sivek and $4.9 million. Despite Mario Lemieux's return last season, the absence of Jagr proved devastating to the Penguins, and they missed the playoffs for the first time in 12 years. They would continue to miss the playoffs until the Sidney Crosby era began.

The Dallas Stars moved their home games from Reunion Arena to American Airlines Center.

The NHL honored the victims of 9/11 by having all players wear a patch on their jerseys, a ribbon sticker on the back of their helmet, as well as a red, white and blue ribbon painted on the ice behind each net. On September 20, 2001, in the middle of a pre-season game between the Philadelphia Flyers and New York Rangers with both teams tied up 2–2, 9 days after the attacks, the game was stopped. A message from United States President George W. Bush about the 9/11 attacks was broadcast on the arena video screen. After the message, the game did not resume and was declared a 2–2 tie.2

Regular season

For the second time in three seasons, no player reached the 100-point plateau.3

Final standings

The Detroit Red Wings placed first in the league standings, and received home-ice advantage throughout the playoffs. This is the first season that the Calgary Flames and Edmonton Oilers both missed the playoffs.

Note: W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, OTL = Overtime Losses, GF= Goals For, GA = Goals Against, Pts = Points

Eastern Conference

Atlantic Division
No. CR GP W L T OTL GF GA Pts
1 2 Philadelphia Flyers 82 42 27 10 3 234 192 97
2 5 New York Islanders 82 42 28 8 4 239 220 96
3 6 New Jersey Devils 82 41 28 9 4 205 187 95
4 11 New York Rangers 82 36 38 4 4 227 258 80
5 12 Pittsburgh Penguins 82 28 41 8 5 198 249 69


Northeast Division
No. CR GP W L T OTL GF GA Pts
1 1 Boston Bruins 82 43 24 6 9 236 201 101
2 4 Toronto Maple Leafs 82 43 25 10 4 249 207 100
3 7 Ottawa Senators 82 39 27 9 7 243 208 94
4 8 Montreal Canadiens 82 36 31 12 3 207 209 87
5 10 Buffalo Sabres 82 35 35 11 1 213 200 82


Southeast Division
No. CR GP W L T OTL GF GA Pts
1 3 Carolina Hurricanes 82 35 26 16 5 217 217 91
2 9 Washington Capitals 82 36 33 11 2 228 240 85
3 13 Tampa Bay Lightning 82 27 40 11 4 178 219 69
4 14 Florida Panthers 82 22 44 10 6 180 250 60
5 15 Atlanta Thrashers 82 19 47 11 5 187 288 54


Teams in bold qualified for the playoffs.

Eastern Conference4
R Div GP W L T OTL GF GA Pts
1 Z- Boston Bruins NE 82 43 24 6 9 236 201 101
2 Y- Philadelphia Flyers AT 82 42 27 10 3 234 192 97
3 Y- Carolina Hurricanes SE 82 35 26 16 5 217 217 91
4 X- Toronto Maple Leafs NE 82 43 25 10 4 249 207 100
5 X- New York Islanders AT 82 42 28 8 4 239 220 96
6 X- New Jersey Devils AT 82 41 28 9 4 205 187 95
7 X- Ottawa Senators NE 82 39 27 9 7 243 208 94
8 X- Montreal Canadiens NE 82 36 31 12 3 207 209 87
8.5
9 Washington Capitals SE 82 36 33 11 2 228 240 85
10 Buffalo Sabres NE 82 35 35 11 2 213 200 82
11 New York Rangers AT 82 36 38 4 4 227 258 80
12 Pittsburgh Penguins AT 82 28 41 8 5 198 249 69
13 Tampa Bay Lightning SE 82 27 40 11 4 178 219 69
14 Florida Panthers SE 82 22 44 10 6 180 250 60
15 Atlanta Thrashers SE 82 19 47 11 5 187 288 54

Divisions: AT – Atlantic, NE – Northeast, SE – Southeast

Z- Clinched Conference; Y- Clinched Division; X- Clinched Playoff spot


Western Conference

Central Division
No. CR GP W L T OTL GF GA Pts
1 1 Detroit Red Wings 82 51 17 10 4 251 187 116
2 4 St. Louis Blues 82 43 27 8 4 227 188 98
3 5 Chicago Blackhawks 82 41 27 13 1 216 207 96
4 14 Nashville Predators 82 28 41 13 0 196 230 69
5 15 Columbus Blue Jackets 82 22 47 8 5 164 255 57


Northwest Division
No. CR GP W L T OTL GF GA Pts
1 2 Colorado Avalanche 82 45 28 8 1 212 169 99
2 8 Vancouver Canucks 82 42 30 7 3 254 211 94
3 9 Edmonton Oilers 82 38 28 12 4 205 182 92
4 11 Calgary Flames 82 32 35 12 3 201 220 79
5 12 Minnesota Wild 82 26 35 12 9 195 238 73


Pacific Division
No. CR GP W L T OTL GF GA Pts
1 3 San Jose Sharks 82 44 27 8 3 248 189 99
2 6 Phoenix Coyotes 82 40 27 9 6 228 210 95
3 7 Los Angeles Kings 82 40 27 11 4 214 190 95
4 10 Dallas Stars 82 36 28 13 5 215 213 90
5 13 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim 82 29 42 8 3 175 198 69


Teams in bold qualified for the playoffs.

Playoffs

Final

The Final was contested by the Western Conference champion Detroit Red Wings and the Eastern Conference champion Carolina Hurricanes. It was Detroit's twenty-second appearance in the Final, their last appearance being a win in 1998. It was Carolina's first appearance in the Final in franchise history. Detroit defeated Carolina in five games to win their tenth Stanley Cup championship in franchise history.

Playoff bracket

  Conference Quarterfinals Conference Semifinals Conference Finals Stanley Cup Finals
                                     
1  Boston 2     4  Toronto 4  
8  Montreal 4     7  Ottawa 3  


2  Philadelphia 1 Eastern Conference
7  Ottawa 4  
    3  Carolina 4  
  4  Toronto 2  
3  Carolina 4  
6  New Jersey 2  
4  Toronto 4   3  Carolina 4
5  N.Y. Islanders 3     8  Montreal 2  


  E3  Carolina 1
(Pairings are re-seeded after the first round.)
  W1  Detroit 4
1  Detroit 4     1  Detroit 4
8  Vancouver 2     4  St. Louis 1  
2  Colorado 4
7  Los Angeles 3  
  1  Detroit 4
  2  Colorado 3  
3  San Jose 4  
6  Phoenix 1   Western Conference
4  St. Louis 4   2  Colorado 4
5  Chicago 1     3  San Jose 3  
  • During the first three rounds home ice is determined by seeding number, not position on the bracket. In the Finals the team with the better regular season record has home ice.

Awards

The NHL Awards presentation took place in Toronto.

Presidents' Trophy: Detroit Red Wings
Prince of Wales Trophy: Carolina Hurricanes
Clarence S. Campbell Bowl: Detroit Red Wings
Art Ross Trophy: Jarome Iginla, Calgary Flames
Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy: Saku Koivu, Montreal Canadiens
Calder Memorial Trophy: Dany Heatley, Atlanta Thrashers
Conn Smythe Trophy: Nicklas Lidstrom, Detroit Red Wings
Frank J. Selke Trophy: Michael Peca, New York Islanders
Hart Memorial Trophy: Jose Theodore, Montreal Canadiens
Jack Adams Award: Bob Francis, Phoenix Coyotes
James Norris Memorial Trophy: Nicklas Lidstrom, Detroit Red Wings
King Clancy Memorial Trophy: Ron Francis, Carolina Hurricanes
Lady Byng Memorial Trophy: Ron Francis, Carolina Hurricanes
Lester B. Pearson Award: Jarome Iginla, Calgary Flames
Lester Patrick Trophy: Herb Brooks, Larry Pleau
Maurice 'Rocket' Richard Trophy: Jarome Iginla, Calgary Flames
NHL Plus/Minus Award: Chris Chelios, Detroit Red Wings
Roger Crozier Saving Grace Award: Jose Theodore, Montreal Canadiens
Vezina Trophy: Jose Theodore, Montreal Canadiens
William M. Jennings Trophy: Patrick Roy, Colorado Avalanche

All-Star teams

First team   Position   Second team
Patrick Roy, Colorado Avalanche G Jose Theodore, Montreal Canadiens
Nicklas Lidstrom, Detroit Red Wings D Rob Blake, Colorado Avalanche
Chris Chelios, Detroit Red Wings D Sergei Gonchar, Washington Capitals
Joe Sakic, Colorado Avalanche C Mats Sundin, Toronto Maple Leafs
Jarome Iginla, Calgary Flames RW Bill Guerin, Boston Bruins
Markus Naslund, Vancouver Canucks LW Brendan Shanahan, Detroit Red Wings

Player statistics

Scoring leaders

Note: GP = Games Played, G = Goals, A = Assists, Pts = Points

Player Team GP G A Pts
Jarome Iginla Calgary 82 52 44 96
Markus Naslund Vancouver 81 40 50 90
Todd Bertuzzi Vancouver 72 36 49 85
Mats Sundin Toronto 82 41 39 80
Jaromir Jagr Washington 69 31 48 79
Joe Sakic Colorado 82 26 53 79
Pavol Demitra St. Louis 82 35 43 78
Adam Oates Washington/
Philadelphia
80 14 64 78
Mike Modano Dallas 78 34 43 77
Ron Francis Carolina 80 27 50 77

Leading goaltenders

Note: GP = Games played; Min - Minutes Played; GA = Goals Against; GAA = Goals Against Average; W = Wins; L = Losses; T = Ties; SO = Shutouts

Player Team GP MIN GA GAA W L T SO
Patrick Roy Colorado Avalanche 63 3773 122 1.94 32 23 8 9
Roman Cechmanek Philadelphia Flyers 46 2603 89 2.05 24 13 6 4
Marty Turco Dallas Stars 31 1519 53 2.09 15 6 2 2
Jose Theodore Montreal Canadiens 67 3864 136 2.11 30 24 10 7
J. S. Giguere Anaheim Mighty Ducks 53 3127 111 2.13 20 25 6 4
Martin Brodeur New Jersey Devils 73 4347 156 2.15 38 26 9 4
Dominik Hasek Detroit Red Wings 65 3872 140 2.17 41 15 8 5
Brent Johnson St. Louis Blues 58 3491 127 2.18 34 20 4 5
Byron Dafoe Boston Bruins 64 3827 141 2.21 35 26 3 4
Martin Biron Buffalo Sabres 72 4085 151 2.22 31 28 10 4

Source: 2003 NHL Yearbook

Milestones

Debuts

The following is a list of players of note who played their first NHL game in 2001–02 (listed with their first team, asterisk(*) marks debut in playoffs):

Last games

The following is a list of players of note that played their last game in the NHL in 2001–02 (listed with their last team):

Trading deadline

Trading deadline: March 19, 2002.5

Hat tricks

See also

References

  • Dinger, Ralph, ed. (2011). The National Hockey League Official Guide & Record Book 2012. Toronto, ON: Dan Diamond & Associates. ISBN 978-1-894801-22-5. 
  • Fischler, Stan; Fischler, Shirley; Hughes, Morgan; Romain, Joseph; Duplacey, James (2003). The Hockey Chronicle: Year-by-Year History of the National Hockey League. Lincolnwood, IL: Publications International Inc. ISBN 0-7853-9624-1. 
Notes
  1. ^ "Jagr traded to Capitals". CBC News. October 1, 2001. 
  2. ^ Hockey’s Book of Firsts, p. 71, James Duplacey, JG Press, ISBN 978-1-57215-037-9.
  3. ^ http://www.hockey-reference.com/leagues/NHL_2002_leaders.html
  4. ^ "2001–2002 Standings by Conference". National Hockey League. Retrieved March 31, 2012. 
  5. ^ NHL trade deadline: Deals since 1980 | Habs Inside/Out

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