2000–01 Buffalo Sabres season

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2000–01 Buffalo Sabres
Division 2nd Northeast
2000–01 record 46–30–5-1
Goals for 218
Goals against 184
Team information
General Manager Darcy Regier
Coach Lindy Ruff
Captain Vacant
Arena HSBC Arena
Team leaders
Goals Miroslav Satan (29)
Assists Miroslav Satan (33)
Points Miroslav Satan (62)
Penalties in minutes Rob Ray (210)
Wins Dominik Hasek (37)
Goals against average Dominik Hasek (2.11)
< 1999–2000 2001–02>

The 2000–01 Buffalo Sabres season was the 31st season for the team in the National Hockey League (NHL). The Sabres finished with a 46-30-5-1 record in the regular season, and won the Conference Quarter-Finals (4-2) over Philadelphia Flyers, but lost the Conference Semi-Finals (4-3) to Pittsburgh Penguins. It was also the final time that they made the playoffs before the 2004-05 NHL Lockout.

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

The Sabres allowed the fewest goals (184), had the most shutouts (13), allowed the fewest power-play goals (40) and had the best penalty-kill percentage (88.02%).[1]

Final standings[edit]

Northeast Division[2]
No. CR GP W L T OTL GF GA Pts
1 2 Ottawa Senators 82 48 21 9 4 274 205 109
2 5 Buffalo Sabres 82 46 30 5 1 218 184 98
3 7 Toronto Maple Leafs 82 37 29 11 5 232 207 90
4 9 Boston Bruins 82 36 30 8 8 227 249 88
5 11 Montreal Canadiens 82 28 40 8 6 206 232 70

Note: CR = Conference rank; GP = Games played; W = Wins; L = Losses; T = Ties; OTL=Overtime loss; GF = Goals for; GA = Goals against; Pts = Points
         Bolded teams qualified for the playoffs.

Eastern Conference[3]
R Div GP W L T OTL GF GA Pts
1 Z- New Jersey Devils AT 82 48 19 12 3 295 195 111
2 Y- Ottawa Senators NE 82 41 27 10 4 274 205 109
3 Y- Washington Capitals SE 82 41 27 10 4 233 211 96
4 X- Philadelphia Flyers AT 82 43 25 11 3 240 207 100
5 X- Buffalo Sabres NE 82 46 30 5 1 218 184 98
6 X- Pittsburgh Penguins AT 82 42 28 9 3 281 256 96
7 X- Toronto Maple Leafs NE 82 37 29 11 5 232 207 90
8 X- Carolina Hurricanes SE 82 38 32 9 3 212 225 88
8.5
9 Boston Bruins NE 82 36 30 8 8 227 249 88
10 New York Rangers AT 82 33 43 5 1 250 290 72
11 Montreal Canadiens NE 82 28 40 8 6 206 232 70
12 Florida Panthers SE 82 22 38 13 9 200 246 66
13 Atlanta Thrashers SE 82 23 45 12 2 211 289 60
14 Tampa Bay Lightning SE 82 24 47 6 5 201 280 59
15 New York Islanders AT 82 21 51 7 3 185 268 52

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

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


Schedule and results[edit]

No. R Date Score Opponent Record
1 W October 5, 2000 4–2 Chicago Blackhawks (2000–01) 1–0–0–0
2 W October 7, 2000 5–3 Los Angeles Kings (2000–01) 2–0–0–0
3 L October 13, 2000 2–3 @ Edmonton Oilers (2000–01) 2–1–0–0
4 L October 14, 2000 0–4 @ Vancouver Canucks (2000–01) 2–2–0–0
5 L October 17, 2000 3–4 @ Montreal Canadiens (2000–01) 2–3–0–0
6 T October 20, 2000 2–2 OT Mighty Ducks of Anaheim (2000–01) 2–3–1–0
7 L October 21, 2000 4–5 OT @ Detroit Red Wings (2000–01) 2–3–1–1
8 W October 25, 2000 4–1 Carolina Hurricanes (2000–01) 3–3–1–1
9 W October 27, 2000 2–1 Toronto Maple Leafs (2000–01) 4–3–1–1
10 W October 28, 2000 3–1 @ Chicago Blackhawks (2000–01) 5–3–1–1
11 W November 3, 2000 5–4 Montreal Canadiens (2000–01) 6–3–1–1
12 L November 4, 2000 0–3 @ Philadelphia Flyers (2000–01) 6–4–1–1
13 W November 9, 2000 3–0 New York Islanders (2000–01) 7–4–1–1
14 W November 11, 2000 4–0 @ New Jersey Devils (2000–01) 8–4–1–1
15 W November 13, 2000 3–2 OT Calgary Flames (2000–01) 9–4–1–1
16 T November 15, 2000 2–2 OT Dallas Stars (2000–01) 9–4–2–1
17 W November 17, 2000 3–1 Minnesota Wild (2000–01) 10–4–2–1
18 L November 18, 2000 1–4 @ St. Louis Blues (2000–01) 10–5–2–1
19 L November 22, 2000 1–3 Philadelphia Flyers (2000–01) 10–6–2–1
20 W November 24, 2000 3–2 New York Rangers (2000–01) 11–6–2–1
21 W November 25, 2000 5–3 @ Montreal Canadiens (2000–01) 12–6–2–1
22 L November 28, 2000 1–3 @ Ottawa Senators (2000–01) 12–7–2–1
23 L December 1, 2000 4–6 Pittsburgh Penguins (2000–01) 12–8–2–1
24 W December 2, 2000 3–2 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (2000–01) 13–8–2–1
25 W December 5, 2000 3–2 @ Montreal Canadiens (2000–01) 14–8–2–1
26 W December 7, 2000 5–2 New Jersey Devils (2000–01) 15–8–2–1
27 L December 8, 2000 2–5 @ New York Rangers (2000–01) 15–9–2–1
28 W December 12, 2000 3–0 @ Boston Bruins (2000–01) 16–9–2–1
29 L December 15, 2000 3–5 @ Carolina Hurricanes (2000–01) 16–10–2–1
30 W December 16, 2000 3–2 Florida Panthers (2000–01) 17–10–2–1
31 T December 20, 2000 2–2 OT @ Washington Capitals (2000–01) 17–10–3–1
32 L December 21, 2000 1–3 Washington Capitals (2000–01) 17–11–3–1
33 W December 23, 2000 5–2 San Jose Sharks (2000–01) 18–11–3–1
34 L December 26, 2000 3–5 Pittsburgh Penguins (2000–01) 18–12–3–1
35 W December 29, 2000 2–0 Ottawa Senators (2000–01) 19–12–3–1
36 W December 30, 2000 2–0 @ New York Islanders (2000–01) 20–12–3–1
37 L January 1, 2001 3–4 Boston Bruins (2000–01) 20–13–3–1
38 T January 3, 2001 1–1 OT @ Toronto Maple Leafs (2000–01) 20–13–4–1
39 T January 5, 2001 3–3 OT Toronto Maple Leafs (2000–01) 20–13–5–1
40 W January 6, 2001 2–0 @ Nashville Predators (2000–01) 21–13–5–1
41 L January 9, 2001 1–2 @ San Jose Sharks (2000–01) 21–14–5–1
42 L January 11, 2001 2–3 @ Los Angeles Kings (2000–01) 21–15–5–1
43 W January 12, 2001 4–0 @ Mighty Ducks of Anaheim (2000–01) 22–15–5–1
44 W January 16, 2001 3–1 Tampa Bay Lightning (2000–01) 23–15–5–1
45 W January 19, 2001 1–0 Florida Panthers (2000–01) 24–15–5–1
46 L January 20, 2001 0–2 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (2000–01) 24–16–5–1
47 L January 23, 2001 1–2 Columbus Blue Jackets (2000–01) 24–17–5–1
48 L January 26, 2001 1–2 Boston Bruins (2000–01) 24–18–5–1
49 W January 27, 2001 2–1 @ New York Islanders (2000–01) 25–18–5–1
50 L January 31, 2001 2–5 @ Florida Panthers (2000–01) 25–19–5–1
51 L February 1, 2001 2–4 @ Tampa Bay Lightning (2000–01) 25–20–5–1
52 W February 6, 2001 6–3 @ New York Rangers (2000–01) 26–20–5–1
53 W February 7, 2001 2–1 OT New York Islanders (2000–01) 27–20–5–1
54 W February 10, 2001 2–1 OT @ Ottawa Senators (2000–01) 28–20–5–1
55 L February 11, 2001 3–4 Montreal Canadiens (2000–01) 28–21–5–1
56 L February 13, 2001 4–5 @ Atlanta Thrashers (2000–01) 28–22–5–1
57 W February 15, 2001 3–1 Atlanta Thrashers (2000–01) 29–22–5–1
58 W February 17, 2001 5–1 New Jersey Devils (2000–01) 30–22–5–1
59 W February 19, 2001 2–0 Ottawa Senators (2000–01) 31–22–5–1
60 W February 22, 2001 1–0 @ New Jersey Devils (2000–01) 32–22–5–1
61 L February 23, 2001 3–7 Phoenix Coyotes (2000–01) 32–23–5–1
62 W February 25, 2001 5–4 Tampa Bay Lightning (2000–01) 33–23–5–1
63 W February 27, 2001 4–1 @ Ottawa Senators (2000–01) 34–23–5–1
64 L March 1, 2001 0–2 @ Philadelphia Flyers (2000–01) 34–24–5–1
65 W March 3, 2001 3–2 OT @ Colorado Avalanche (2000–01) 35–24–5–1
66 L March 4, 2001 1–4 @ Dallas Stars (2000–01) 35–25–5–1
67 W March 6, 2001 3–1 @ Boston Bruins (2000–01) 36–25–5–1
68 L March 9, 2001 0–4 Edmonton Oilers (2000–01) 36–26–5–1
69 W March 14, 2001 6–3 New York Rangers (2000–01) 37–26–5–1
70 W March 16, 2001 4–2 Vancouver Canucks (2000–01) 38–26–5–1
71 W March 17, 2001 3–2 @ Washington Capitals (2000–01) 39–26–5–1
72 W March 20, 2001 3–0 Toronto Maple Leafs (2000–01) 40–26–5–1
73 L March 21, 2001 0–1 @ Carolina Hurricanes (2000–01) 40–27–5–1
74 W March 24, 2001 3–1 Carolina Hurricanes (2000–01) 41–27–5–1
75 W March 26, 2001 4–0 @ Atlanta Thrashers (2000–01) 42–27–5–1
76 L March 27, 2001 1–4 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (2000–01) 42–28–5–1
77 W March 30, 2001 4–0 Atlanta Thrashers (2000–01) 43–28–5–1
78 W April 1, 2001 4–2 @ Tampa Bay Lightning (2000–01) 44–28–5–1
79 W April 2, 2001 5–3 @ Florida Panthers (2000–01) 45–28–5–1
80 L April 4, 2001 2–3 Boston Bruins (2000–01) 45–29–5–1
81 W April 6, 2001 2–1 Washington Capitals (2000–01) 46–29–5–1
82 L April 8, 2001 1–2 Philadelphia Flyers (2000–01) 46–30–5–1

Playoffs[edit]

2001 Stanley Cup playoffs

(4) Philadelphia Flyers vs. (5) Buffalo Sabres[edit]

The Flyers were entering this year's playoffs still trying to forget the Eastern Conference finals the previous year. In 2000 they had a 3–1 series lead against the eventual Cup champs Devils, but lost the next three. Coach Craig Ramsay was fired in the middle of the season, GM Bob Clarke exclaimed his decision was based on the fact that his Flyers were not "tough enough". He hired ex- Flyer tough guy and former teammate Bill Barber. The Sabres season was not as complicated, Lindy Ruff led his Sabres to one of their best regular seasons in recent history. In the playoffs, the two teams had met three times in four years, with the most recent series ending in with a Flyers win. The Sabres would look for revenge in the city of brotherly love.

After Philadelphia got stopped by Dominik Hasek and the Sabres in the first two games, one of which was ended by a Jay McKee overtime goal, the Flyers came out in game three determined to win a game before losing the first three, and they did by one goal, but they lost again to the Sabres in game four in overtime, after Curtis Brown banged the puck past goalie Roman Cechmanek. The Flyers prevailed in game five by a two-goal margin, but they were hammered by the Sabres in game six: they gave up a total of eight goals, five of which were surrendered by Cechmanek who was replaced early by Brian Boucher, but Boucher didn't make a difference as he gave up three goals, too. Dominik Hasek notched another shutout performance in game six, and the Sabres moved on to the conference semifinals.

Series highlight[edit]

  1. Game One: Sabres 2, Flyers 1
  2. Game Two: Sabres 4, Flyers 3 (Overtime)
  3. Game Three: Flyers 3, Sabres 2
  4. Game Four: Sabres 4, Flyers 3 (Overtime)
  5. Game Five: Flyers 3, Sabres 1
  6. Game Six: Sabres 8, Flyers 0

(5) Buffalo Sabres vs. (6) Pittsburgh Penguins[edit]

Entering the series, Buffalo held the best penalty killing (PK) squad which killed 88%, and Pittsburgh entered the series with the fifth best powerplay (PP) squad, which scored on 20% of its opportunities. However, the Buffalo PK and the Pittsburgh PP would underachieve during the series: Pittsburgh only scored 4 times on 27 opportunities (14%), so, consequently, Buffalo's PK percent dropped to 86. Buffalo also scored four power play goals, but on 33 chances (12%).

The Sabres and Penguins had evenly matched goaltending: Pittsburgh goaltenders saved 155 shots out of 172 (90.2%), and Buffalo's saved 166 shots out of 183 (90.8%). Both teams scored 17 goals during the series, and they also scored the same number of power play goals, four.

The Sabres just couldn't put the puck past Johan Hedberg in game one, and the Penguins only needed star center Lemieux's first-period goal to finish off Buffalo and take an early series lead. Buffalo goalkeeper Dominik Hasek gave up three goals, the other two of which came courtesy of centers Wayne Primeau and Jan Hrdina in the second half of the third period. Penguins winger Jaromir Jagr, who assisted on the Lemieux goal in the first period, injured his leg in the third period and would miss game two. Both teams were rather inept on the powerplay, wasting five conversion opportunities each.

In game two, the first period had no scoring, despite five different powerplays for the two teams. Then, about halfway through the second period, Penguins center Robert Lang scored a goal to give the Penguins a one goal to zero advantage, but the advantage would only last about three minutes until Sabres center Stu Barnes tied the game up with the only powerplay goal of the game. Pittsburgh would turn on the jets and fly away from the Sabres though, scoring two more goals in the third period, one by defenceman Ference and an empty-net goal by Kovalev. Buffalo gave up two consecutive home games to the Penguins and now had to travel to Pittsburgh for game three.

For the second consecutive game, there were no goals scored in the first period of game three, even though there were 17 combined shots on goal. The Penguins scored on the power play in the second period to take the lead. Sabres center Curtis Brown would tie the game up, though, with an even-strength goal, and the period would end at a one goal tie. Hedberg had been solid in the net for the Penguins, but the third period features three goals against him out of 11 shots. At about the halfway point in the third period, Sabres defenceman Jason Woolley scored the untying goal, and three minutes later, Miroslav Satan would score another goal to give Buffalo a two goal lead. Defenceman James Patrick finished off the game with an empty-net goal, and the Sabres won the game four goals to one. Buffalo came through to win a tough road game where a loss might have secured a series loss.

Building off the road win in game three, Buffalo scored the first goal in game four very early in the first period by center Jean-Pierre Dumont, but the Penguins would respond with a powerplay goal by center Martin Straka. Sabres center Curtis Brown scored a short-handed goal late in the first period to give Buffalo the edge heading into the locker rooms. The second period featured only one goal by Janne Laukkanen, set up by Jagr and Lemieux, and the game was tied up going into the third. Stu Barnes scored twice in the third period, and the Sabres went on to win the game by three, five goals to two. Both teams were effective on the powerplay, each scoring one goal on two chances. Coming off two straight home losses, Buffalo works hard on the road to swipe the two home games back, swinging the series back to Buffalo's advantage.

Penguins wingman Jaromir Jagr initiated the scoring in game five with a powerplay goal, the only goal in the first period. Pittsburgh would tack on another goal early on in the second period by winger Aleksey Morozov, but Sabres center Chris Gratton would respond with a powerplay goal, and the Penguins still had the lead until they gave up another short-handed goal to Curtis Brown. Curtis Brown's goal forced overtime, and Stu Barnes would score the game-winning goal to give Buffalo the series lead. The Sabres were down by two goals early but fought back and won the game by scoring three unanswered goals. Game five was the first overtime game in the string of three that would end the series.

Buffalo's right winger Maxim Afinogenov scored in the first half of the first period of game six to give the Sabres and early lead, a lead the team would need because Pittsburgh's Alexei Kovalev tied the game up early in the second period. Donald Audette would break up the tied game with an even-strength goal late in the second period. Pittsburgh would persevere and score the tying goal with less than a minute to go in the third period courtesy of Mario Lemieux, so this match headed to overtime. Martin Straka was the hero of the Penguins on that night, as he scored the game-winning goal about halfway through the overtime period. Both teams didn't score on any of the combined seven chances they saw, and the fabled game seven was due.

In game seven, the first period was an uneventful one, featuring no goals and few penalties, but the second period was a different story. Buffalo struck first as Jean-Pierre Dumont scored very early in the period, but that one-goal lead wouldn't last because Andrew Ference scored a powerplay goal to even things up at one goal apiece. Just about 30 seconds into the third period, Buffalo struck again as winger Steve Heinze scored a powerplay goal. Robert Lang would score to tie the game up at two goals apiece, so it was on to overtime in game seven. Penguins defenceman Darius Kasparaitis would win the game and the series for the Penguins as he scored off of passes from Jagr and Lang. Pittsburgh would be facing the New Jersey Devils in the conference finals, but they relished the victory on the ice.

Series highlight[edit]

  1. Game One: Penguins 3, Sabres 0
  2. Game Two: Penguins 3, Sabres 1
  3. Game Three: Sabres 4, Penguins 1
  4. Game Four: Sabres 5, Penguins 2
  5. Game Five: Sabres 3, Penguins 2 (Overtime)
  6. Game Six: Penguins 3, Sabres 2 (Overtime)
  7. Game Seven: Penguins 3, Sabres 2 (Overtime)

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Player statistics[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
Satan, MiroslavMiroslav Satan LW 82 29 33 62 36 5 8 2 4
Dumont, J.P.J.P. Dumont RW 79 23 28 51 54 1 9 0 5
Barnes, StuStu Barnes C 75 19 24 43 26 -2 3 2 5
Gratton, ChrisChris Gratton C 82 19 21 40 102 0 5 0 5
Gilmour, DougDoug Gilmour C 71 7 31 38 70 3 4 0 0
Zhitnik, AlexeiAlexei Zhitnik D 78 8 29 37 75 -3 5 0 1
Afinogenov, MaximMaxim Afinogenov RW 78 14 22 36 40 1 3 0 5
Andreychuk, DaveDave Andreychuk LW 74 20 13 33 32 0 8 0 4
Brown, CurtisCurtis Brown C/LW 70 10 22 32 34 15 2 1 0
Rasmussen, ErikErik Rasmussen LW/C 82 12 19 31 51 0 1 0 3
Varada, VaclavVaclav Varada RW 75 10 21 31 81 -2 2 0 2
Woolley, JasonJason Woolley D 67 5 18 23 46 0 4 0 3
Kalinin, DmitriDmitri Kalinin D 79 4 18 22 38 -2 2 0 0
Warrener, RhettRhett Warrener D 77 3 16 19 78 10 0 0 2
Smehlik, RichardRichard Smehlik D 56 3 12 15 4 6 0 0 1
Tsyplakov, VladimirVladimir Tsyplakov LW 36 7 7 14 10 2 0 0 0
Patrick, JamesJames Patrick D 54 4 9 13 12 9 1 0 0
Heinze, SteveSteve Heinze RW 14 5 7 12 8 6 1 0 1
Hamel, DenisDenis Hamel LW 41 8 3 11 22 -2 1 1 3
McKee, JayJay McKee D 74 1 10 11 76 9 0 0 0
Ray, RobRob Ray RW 63 4 6 10 210 2 0 0 1
Audette, DonaldDonald Audette RW 12 2 6 8 12 1 1 0 1
Boulton, EricEric Boulton LW 35 1 2 3 94 -1 0 0 0
Hasek, DominikDominik Hasek G 67 0 3 3 22 0 0 0 0
Taylor, ChrisChris Taylor C 14 0 2 2 6 1 0 0 0
Biron, MartinMartin Biron G 18 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Campbell, BrianBrian Campbell D 8 0 0 0 2 -2 0 0 0
Noronen, MikaMika Noronen G 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Skudra, PeterPeter Skudra G 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T/OT GA GAA SO SA SV SV%
Hasek, DominikDominik Hasek 3904 67 37 24 4 137 2.11 11 1726 1589 .921
Biron, MartinMartin Biron 918 18 7 7 1 39 2.55 2 427 388 .909
Noronen, MikaMika Noronen 108 2 2 0 0 5 2.78 0 39 34 .872
Skudra, PeterPeter Skudra 1 1 0 0 0 0 0.00 0 0 0
Team: 4931 82 46 31 5 181 2.20 13 2192 2011 .917

Playoffs[edit]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
Satan, MiroslavMiroslav Satan LW 13 3 10 13 8 4 1 0 0
Gratton, ChrisChris Gratton C 13 6 4 10 14 0 2 0 1
Audette, DonaldDonald Audette RW 13 3 6 9 4 -1 0 0 0
Barnes, StuStu Barnes C 13 4 4 8 2 0 2 0 2
Dumont, J.P.J.P. Dumont RW 13 4 3 7 8 4 0 0 0
Heinze, SteveSteve Heinze RW 13 3 4 7 10 0 3 0 0
Zhitnik, AlexeiAlexei Zhitnik D 13 1 6 7 12 -3 0 0 0
Gilmour, DougDoug Gilmour C 13 2 4 6 12 -1 1 0 1
Woolley, JasonJason Woolley D 8 1 5 6 2 1 0 0 1
Brown, CurtisCurtis Brown C/LW 13 5 0 5 8 4 0 2 1
Afinogenov, MaximMaxim Afinogenov RW 11 2 3 5 4 1 0 0 0
Varada, VaclavVaclav Varada RW 13 0 4 4 8 2 0 0 0
Andreychuk, DaveDave Andreychuk LW 13 1 2 3 4 0 1 0 0
Patrick, JamesJames Patrick D 13 1 2 3 2 0 0 0 0
Kalinin, DmitriDmitri Kalinin D 13 0 2 2 4 5 0 0 0
Warrener, RhettRhett Warrener D 13 0 2 2 4 5 0 0 0
McKee, JayJay McKee D 8 1 0 1 6 3 0 0 1
Tsyplakov, VladimirVladimir Tsyplakov LW 9 1 0 1 4 1 0 0 0
Rasmussen, ErikErik Rasmussen LW/C 3 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 0
Smehlik, RichardRichard Smehlik D 10 0 1 1 4 3 0 0 0
Hasek, DominikDominik Hasek G 13 0 0 0 14 0 0 0 0
Ray, RobRob Ray RW 3 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L GA GAA SO SA SV SV%
Hasek, DominikDominik Hasek 833 13 7 6 29 2.09 1 347 318 .916
Team: 833 13 7 6 29 2.09 1 347 318 .916

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Note:

Pos = Position; GPI = Games played in; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; PIM = Penalty minutes; +/- = Plus/minus; PPG = Power-play goals; SHG = Short-handed goals; GWG = Game-winning goals
Min, TOI = Minutes played; W = Wins; L = Losses; T,T/OT = Ties; OTL = Overtime losses; GA = Goals-against; GAA = Goals-against average; SO = Shutouts; SA = Shots against; SV = Shots saved; SV% = Save percentage;

Awards and records[edit]

Transactions[edit]

Roster[edit]

Draft picks[edit]

Farm teams[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.hockey-reference.com/leagues/NHL_2001.html
  2. ^ "2000-2001 Division Standings". NHL.com. Retrieved July 15, 2012. 
  3. ^ "2000–2001 Standings by Conference". National Hockey League. Retrieved July 15, 2012. 
  4. ^ "2000-01 Buffalo Sabres Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com". hockey-reference.com. Retrieved 2009-06-12.