2000 Stanley Cup Finals

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2000 Stanley Cup Finals
2000 Stanley Cup logo.svg
Teams 1 2 3 4 5 6 Games
New Jersey Devils  7 1 2 3 0 2** 4
Dallas Stars  3 2 1 1 1*** 1 2
Location: East Rutherford, NJ (Continental Airlines Arena) (1,2,5)
Dallas, TX (Reunion Arena) (3,4,6)
Format: Best-of-seven
Coaches: New Jersey: Larry Robinson
Dallas: Ken Hitchcock
Captains: New Jersey: Scott Stevens
Dallas: Derian Hatcher
Referees: Don Koharski (1,3,6)
Bill McCreary (1,4,6)
Kerry Fraser (2,4)
Dan Marouelli (2,5)
Terry Gregson (3,5)
Dates: May 30–June 10
MVP: Scott Stevens (New Jersey)
Series-winning
goal:
Jason Arnott (8:20, second OT, G6)
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The 2000 Stanley Cup Finals was contested by the Eastern Conference champion New Jersey Devils and the Western Conference champion Dallas Stars (who were the defending Stanley Cup champion). The Devils were led by captain Scott Stevens, coach Larry Robinson and goalie Martin Brodeur. The Stars were led by captain Derian Hatcher, coach Ken Hitchcock and goalie Ed Belfour.

Road to the Final[edit]

New Jersey defeated the Florida Panthers 4–0, the Toronto Maple Leafs 4–2 and the Philadelphia Flyers 4–3 to advance to the Finals.

Dallas defeated the Edmonton Oilers 4–1, the San Jose Sharks 4–1 and the Colorado Avalanche 4–3 to advance to the Finals.

The series[edit]

Despite New Jersey being a lower seed in conference play (4) than Dallas (2), New Jersey's 103 points were one more than Dallas, giving them home-ice advantage in the series. The Devils won the Cup in game six on a one-timer goal by Jason Arnott in double overtime. It was their second Stanley Cup overall and first since 1995.

For the Stars, this was the first time since the New York Islanders lost to the Edmonton Oilers in the 1984 Final that a defending Stanley Cup champion lost in the Final. This happened to the Devils themselves the following year when they lost to the Colorado Avalanche.

This is the first-ever Final that featured two relocated teams competing for the Stanley Cup, as well as being the first Final in which both teams had won the Stanley Cup previously after relocation.


New Jersey wins series 4–2 and the Stanley Cup
Scott Stevens (New Jersey) wins Conn Smythe Trophy


Quotes[edit]

Daneyko scores! Oh my, let the celebration begin in the Daneyko household! IT MUST BE A LEAP YEAR!

Gary Thorne on ESPN, calling Ken Daneyko's first playoff goal in five years in game one

Elias centered, shot, SCORE! THE NEW JERSEY DEVILS HAVE WON THE STANLEY CUP! Jason Arnott with the game winning overtime goal!

Gary Thorne on ABC, calling the overtime goal by Jason Arnott

"Jason Arnott has scored.....and the Devils have won the Cup! Jason Arnott scores...the Devils win it 2-1! And the Stanley Cup....has fallen from the Stars! The new millennium has its first Stanley Cup Champion....and it's the New Jersey Devils"! Radio call by former New Jersey Devils radio announcer Mike Miller.

New Jersey Devils - 2000 Stanley Cup champions[edit]

Roster

  Centres
  Wingers
  Defencemen
  Goaltenders


  Coaching and administrative staff
  • John J. McMullen (Owner/Chairman/Governor), Peter McMullen (Vice President), Lou Lamoriello (President/General Manager)
  • Larry Robinson (Head Coach), Viacheslav Fetisov (Asst. Coach), Bobby Carpenter Jr. (Asst. Coaches), Jacques Caron (Goaltending Coach), John Cunniff (AHL Coach)
  • David Conte (Director of Scouting), Claude Carrier (Scout), Milt Fisher (Scout), Dan Labraatan (Scout), Marcel Pronovost (Scout)
  • Bob Hoffmeyer (Scout), Barry Fisher (Head Team Physician), Dennis Gendron (AHL Asst. Coach), Robbie Ftorek (Coach/Scout), Vladimir Bure (Consultant)
  • Taran Singelton (Video Coordinator), Marie Carnevale (Hockey Operations-Ass’t to President-General Manager), Callie Smith (Scouting Staff Asst.), Bill Murray (Medical Trainer), Michael Vasalani (Strength-Conditioning Coordinator)
  • Dana McGuane (Equipment Manager), Juergen Merz (Message Therapist), Harry Bricker (Asst. Equipment Manager), Lou Centanni (Asst. Equipment Manager)


Stanley Cup engraving[edit]

Three players who did not automatically qualify for their names to be engraved on the Stanley Cup were engraved at the Devils' request:

  • Steve Kelly†, played 10 playoff games - 4 in games conference final.
  • Steve Brule†, played one game in the conference finals.
  • Ken Sutton†, joined the team at the trading deadline, from the minors. He played 6 regular season games, but was a healthy scratch for the playoffs.

Larry Robinson was promoted from Assistant Coach to Head Coach with only 8 games left in the regular season to replace Robbie Ftorek. Ftorek stayed on as a scout for the rest of season, and NHL allowed his name to be included on the Stanley Cup.

Left off the Stanley Cup

  • Rob McLean (Consultant)† - Still awarded a Stanley Cup Ring.
  • #24 Willie Mitchell (D) played in 2 regular season games. He was recalled for the playoffs, but did not make any playoff appearances.[1]
  • #2 Deron Quint (D) who played 50 regular season games for Phoenix, and 4 games for New Jersey (joined in a March 7 trade for Lyle Odelein) was not engraved on the Stanley Cup, because New Jersey suspended him for not reporting to the minors for conditioning.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  • Podnieks, Andrew; Hockey Hall of Fame (2004). Lord Stanley's Cup. Triumph Books. ISBN 978-1-55168-261-7. 

Notes[edit]

Preceded by
Dallas Stars
1999
New Jersey Devils
Stanley Cup Champions

2000
Succeeded by
Colorado Avalanche
2001