2001–02 Chicago Blackhawks season

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2001–02 Chicago Blackhawks
Division 3rd Central
2001–02 record 41–27–13
Goals for 216
Goals against 207
Team information
General Manager Mike Smith
Coach Brian Sutter
Captain Tony Amonte
Arena United Center
Average attendance 15,568 (75.9%)
Team leaders
Goals Eric Daze (38)
Assists Michael Nylander (46)
Points Eric Daze (70)
Penalties in minutes Bob Probert (176)
Wins Jocelyn Thibault (33)
Goals against average Steve Passmore (2.26)
<2000–01 2002–03>

The 2001–02 Chicago Blackhawks season was the Chicago Blackhawks' seventy-sixth season of operation. Finishing fifth in the Western Conference, they qualified for the playoffs for the 1st time since the 1996-97 season. They would be eliminated in the first round of the playoffs by the St. Louis Blues.

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

The Blackhawks allowed the fewest short-handed goals during the regular season, with just 2.[1]

Final standings[edit]

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

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.

Western Conference[2]
R Div GP W L T OTL GF GA Pts
1 p – Detroit Red Wings CEN 82 51 17 10 4 251 187 116
2 y – Colorado Avalanche NW 82 45 28 8 1 212 169 99
3 y – San Jose Sharks PAC 82 44 27 8 3 248 199 99
4 St. Louis Blues CEN 82 43 27 8 4 227 188 98
5 Chicago Blackhawks CEN 82 41 27 13 1 216 207 96
6 Phoenix Coyotes PAC 82 40 27 9 6 228 210 95
7 Los Angeles Kings PAC 82 40 27 11 4 214 190 95
8 Vancouver Canucks NW 82 42 30 7 3 254 211 94
8.5
9 Edmonton Oilers NW 82 38 28 12 4 205 182 92
10 Dallas Stars PAC 82 36 28 13 5 215 213 90
11 Calgary Flames NW 82 32 35 12 3 201 220 79
12 Minnesota Wild NW 82 26 35 12 9 195 238 73
13 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim PAC 82 29 42 8 3 175 198 69
14 Nashville Predators CEN 82 28 41 13 0 196 230 69
15 Columbus Blue Jackets CEN 82 22 47 8 5 164 255 57

Divisions: CEN – Central, PAC – Pacific, NW – Northwest

bold – Qualified for playoffs; p – Won Presidents' Trophy; y – Won division


Schedule and results[edit]

No. R Date Score Opponent Record
1 W October 4, 2001 5–4 @ Vancouver Canucks (2001–02) 1–0–0–0
2 L October 6, 2001 0–4 @ Calgary Flames (2001–02) 1–1–0–0
3 L October 9, 2001 0–1 @ Edmonton Oilers (2001–02) 1–2–0–0
4 W October 11, 2001 3–0 Phoenix Coyotes (2001–02) 2–2–0–0
5 L October 12, 2001 4–6 @ Minnesota Wild (2001–02) 2–3–0–0
6 T October 14, 2001 2–2 OT Columbus Blue Jackets (2001–02) 2–3–1–0
7 W October 18, 2001 5–3 @ Nashville Predators (2001–02) 3–3–1–0
8 T October 20, 2001 2–2 OT @ Dallas Stars (2001–02) 3–3–2–0
9 W October 21, 2001 4–2 Colorado Avalanche (2001–02) 4–3–2–0
10 W October 23, 2001 6–3 Calgary Flames (2001–02) 5–3–2–0
11 W October 25, 2001 4–2 San Jose Sharks (2001–02) 6–3–2–0
12 T October 28, 2001 3–3 OT Boston Bruins (2001–02) 6–3–3–0
13 W October 30, 2001 5–1 Los Angeles Kings (2001–02) 7–3–3–0
14 W November 1, 2001 3–2 @ Los Angeles Kings (2001–02) 8–3–3–0
15 L November 2, 2001 2–5 @ Mighty Ducks of Anaheim (2001–02) 8–4–3–0
16 W November 4, 2001 5–4 Detroit Red Wings (2001–02) 9–4–3–0
17 W November 6, 2001 2–1 Philadelphia Flyers (2001–02) 10–4–3–0
18 W November 9, 2001 3–1 Vancouver Canucks (2001–02) 11–4–3–0
19 W November 11, 2001 3–2 OT San Jose Sharks (2001–02) 12–4–3–0
20 L November 13, 2001 2–3 @ Vancouver Canucks (2001–02) 12–5–3–0
21 T November 15, 2001 2–2 OT @ Calgary Flames (2001–02) 12–5–4–0
22 L November 16, 2001 1–7 @ Edmonton Oilers (2001–02) 12–6–4–0
23 L November 21, 2001 3–4 @ Nashville Predators (2001–02) 12–7–4–0
24 T November 23, 2001 2–2 OT @ Columbus Blue Jackets (2001–02) 12–7–5–0
25 T November 25, 2001 4–4 OT @ Detroit Red Wings (2001–02) 12–7–6–0
26 T November 28, 2001 3–3 OT Vancouver Canucks (2001–02) 12–7–7–0
27 L November 30, 2001 1–2 Toronto Maple Leafs (2001–02) 12–8–7–0
28 L December 1, 2001 1–4 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (2001–02) 12–9–7–0
29 W December 3, 2001 3–2 @ Montreal Canadiens (2001–02) 13–9–7–0
30 W December 5, 2001 4–2 Minnesota Wild (2001–02) 14–9–7–0
31 W December 7, 2001 4–3 New York Islanders (2001–02) 15–9–7–0
32 L December 9, 2001 2–5 Los Angeles Kings (2001–02) 15–10–7–0
33 T December 12, 2001 2–2 OT St. Louis Blues (2001–02) 15–10–8–0
34 W December 14, 2001 3–1 @ Atlanta Thrashers (2001–02) 16–10–8–0
35 L December 15, 2001 2–5 @ Nashville Predators (2001–02) 16–11–8–0
36 W December 17, 2001 2–0 @ Detroit Red Wings (2001–02) 17–11–8–0
37 W December 19, 2001 6–5 @ Buffalo Sabres (2001–02) 18–11–8–0
38 W December 21, 2001 5–1 Edmonton Oilers (2001–02) 19–11–8–0
39 L December 23, 2001 0–5 Detroit Red Wings (2001–02) 19–12–8–0
40 W December 26, 2001 3–1 @ St. Louis Blues (2001–02) 20–12–8–0
41 W December 27, 2001 3–1 Colorado Avalanche (2001–02) 21–12–8–0
42 W December 30, 2001 2–1 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim (2001–02) 22–12–8–0
43 W December 31, 2001 5–4 OT @ Ottawa Senators (2001–02) 23–12–8–0
44 W January 4, 2002 2–0 Tampa Bay Lightning (2001–02) 24–12–8–0
45 W January 6, 2002 2–0 Pittsburgh Penguins (2001–02) 25–12–8–0
46 L January 9, 2002 3–7 @ Colorado Avalanche (2001–02) 25–13–8–0
47 W January 10, 2002 2–1 Columbus Blue Jackets (2001–02) 26–13–8–0
48 L January 12, 2002 4–5 @ Columbus Blue Jackets (2001–02) 26–14–8–0
49 W January 14, 2002 2–1 Edmonton Oilers (2001–02) 27–14–8–0
50 W January 16, 2002 3–0 @ Florida Panthers (2001–02) 28–14–8–0
51 T January 18, 2002 2–2 OT @ Tampa Bay Lightning (2001–02) 28–14–9–0
52 W January 20, 2002 3–2 Dallas Stars (2001–02) 29–14–9–0
53 L January 23, 2002 1–4 Phoenix Coyotes (2001–02) 29–15–9–0
54 W January 25, 2002 2–1 St. Louis Blues (2001–02) 30–15–9–0
55 L January 28, 2002 1–2 @ Boston Bruins (2001–02) 30–16–9–0
56 L January 30, 2002 1–3 @ New Jersey Devils (2001–02) 30–17–9–0
57 W February 6, 2002 5–2 @ Phoenix Coyotes (2001–02) 31–17–9–0
58 L February 8, 2002 2–4 @ San Jose Sharks (2001–02) 31–18–9–0
59 W February 9, 2002 3–2 @ Colorado Avalanche (2001–02) 32–18–9–0
60 W February 13, 2002 5–4 Florida Panthers (2001–02) 33–18–9–0
61 L February 26, 2002 4–5 @ Philadelphia Flyers (2001–02) 33–19–9–0
62 L February 27, 2002 2–3 Montreal Canadiens (2001–02) 33–20–9–0
63 W March 3, 2002 2–1 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim (2001–02) 34–20–9–0
64 L March 5, 2002 1–2 OT Carolina Hurricanes (2001–02) 34–20–9–1
65 W March 7, 2002 5–1 New York Rangers (2001–02) 35–20–9–1
66 L March 11, 2002 1–2 @ Los Angeles Kings (2001–02) 35–21–9–1
67 L March 12, 2002 1–3 @ Phoenix Coyotes (2001–02) 35–22–9–1
68 T March 15, 2002 1–1 OT @ Mighty Ducks of Anaheim (2001–02) 35–22–10–1
69 T March 16, 2002 2–2 OT @ San Jose Sharks (2001–02) 35–22–11–1
70 T March 18, 2002 2–2 OT Dallas Stars (2001–02) 35–22–12–1
71 L March 20, 2002 1–3 New Jersey Devils (2001–02) 35–23–12–1
72 W March 24, 2002 4–3 OT St. Louis Blues (2001–02) 36–23–12–1
73 W March 27, 2002 4–1 Nashville Predators (2001–02) 37–23–12–1
74 W March 29, 2002 3–1 @ Minnesota Wild (2001–02) 38–23–12–1
75 W March 31, 2002 2–1 Minnesota Wild (2001–02) 39–23–12–1
76 L April 3, 2002 1–3 Nashville Predators (2001–02) 39–24–12–1
77 L April 5, 2002 1–5 @ St. Louis Blues (2001–02) 39–25–12–1
78 W April 7, 2002 3–2 Calgary Flames (2001–02) 40–25–12–1
79 L April 9, 2002 1–3 @ Washington Capitals (2001–02) 40–26–12–1
80 T April 10, 2002 3–3 OT @ Detroit Red Wings (2001–02) 40–26–13–1
81 L April 12, 2002 1–3 @ Dallas Stars (2001–02) 40–27–13–1
82 W April 14, 2002 2–0 Columbus Blue Jackets (2001–02) 41–27–13–1

Playoffs[edit]

Player statistics[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
Daze, EricEric Daze RW 82 38 32 70 36 17 12 0 5
Zhamnov, AlexAlex Zhamnov C 77 22 45 67 67 8 6 0 3
Amonte, TonyTony Amonte RW 82 27 39 66 67 11 6 1 4
Nylander, MichaelMichael Nylander C 82 15 46 61 50 28 6 0 2
Sullivan, SteveSteve Sullivan RW 78 21 39 60 67 23 3 0 8
Calder, KyleKyle Calder LW 81 17 36 53 47 8 6 0 3
Housley, PhilPhil Housley D 80 15 24 39 34 -3 8 0 6
Korolev, IgorIgor Korolev C 82 9 20 29 20 -5 0 1 1
Bell, MarkMark Bell C 80 12 16 28 124 -6 1 0 1
Klemm, JonJon Klemm D 82 4 16 20 42 -3 2 0 1
Mironov, BorisBoris Mironov D 64 4 14 18 68 15 0 0 1
Thomas, SteveSteve Thomas LW 34 11 4 15 17 0 3 0 0
Spacek, JaroslavJaroslav Spacek D 60 3 10 13 29 5 0 0 1
Karpovtsev, AlexanderAlexander Karpovtsev D 65 1 9 10 40 10 0 1 0
Poapst, SteveSteve Poapst D 56 1 7 8 30 6 0 0 0
Peluso, MikeMike Peluso RW 37 4 2 6 19 -3 0 0 1
White, PeterPeter White C 48 3 3 6 10 -8 1 0 1
Arnason, TylerTyler Arnason C 21 3 1 4 4 -3 0 0 0
Fitzgerald, TomTom Fitzgerald RW 15 1 3 4 6 -3 0 1 0
Probert, BobBob Probert LW 61 1 3 4 176 -9 0 0 1
VandenBussche, RyanRyan VandenBussche RW 50 1 2 3 103 -10 0 0 0
McAlpine, ChrisChris McAlpine D 40 0 3 3 36 8 0 0 0
Campbell, JimJim Campbell RW 9 1 1 2 4 -3 0 0 0
Chebaturkin, VladimirVladimir Chebaturkin D 13 0 2 2 6 0 0 0 0
Odelein, LyleLyle Odelein D 12 0 2 2 4 0 0 0 0
Reekie, JoeJoe Reekie D 17 0 2 2 28 2 0 0 0
Rheaume, PascalPascal Rheaume C 19 0 2 2 4 -1 0 0 0
Downey, AaronAaron Downey RW 36 1 0 1 76 -2 0 0 1
Dubinsky, SteveSteve Dubinsky C 3 1 0 1 4 1 0 0 1
Henderson, MattMatt Henderson RW 4 0 1 1 0 -1 0 0 0
Passmore, SteveSteve Passmore G 23 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0
Hankinson, CaseyCasey Hankinson LW 3 0 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0
McCarthy, SteveSteve McCarthy D 3 0 0 0 2 -1 0 0 0
Thibault, JocelynJocelyn Thibault G 67 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T/OT GA GAA SO SA SV SV%
Thibault, JocelynJocelyn Thibault 3838 67 33 23 9 159 2.49 6 1626 1467 .902
Passmore, SteveSteve Passmore 1142 23 8 5 4 43 2.26 0 446 403 .904
Team: 4980 82 41 28 13 202 2.43 6 2072 1870 .903

Playoffs[edit]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
Nylander, MichaelMichael Nylander C 5 0 3 3 2 2 0 0 0
Calder, KyleKyle Calder LW 5 2 0 2 2 0 1 0 0
Thomas, SteveSteve Thomas LW 5 1 1 2 0 -3 0 0 0
Karpovtsev, AlexanderAlexander Karpovtsev D 5 1 0 1 0 -1 0 0 1
Sullivan, SteveSteve Sullivan RW 5 1 0 1 2 -1 0 0 0
Amonte, TonyTony Amonte RW 5 0 1 1 4 1 0 0 0
Housley, PhilPhil Housley D 5 0 1 1 4 -1 0 0 0
Klemm, JonJon Klemm D 5 0 1 1 4 0 0 0 0
Korolev, IgorIgor Korolev C 5 0 1 1 0 -3 0 0 0
Odelein, LyleLyle Odelein D 4 0 1 1 25 -1 0 0 0
Arnason, TylerTyler Arnason C 3 0 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0
Bell, MarkMark Bell C 5 0 0 0 8 -2 0 0 0
Chebaturkin, VladimirVladimir Chebaturkin D 3 0 0 0 2 -2 0 0 0
Daze, EricEric Daze RW 5 0 0 0 2 -2 0 0 0
Downey, AaronAaron Downey RW 4 0 0 0 8 -1 0 0 0
Fitzgerald, TomTom Fitzgerald RW 5 0 0 0 4 -2 0 0 0
McAlpine, ChrisChris McAlpine D 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Mironov, BorisBoris Mironov D 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0
Passmore, SteveSteve Passmore G 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Poapst, SteveSteve Poapst D 5 0 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0
Probert, BobBob Probert LW 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Reekie, JoeJoe Reekie D 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0
Thibault, JocelynJocelyn Thibault G 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
VandenBussche, RyanRyan VandenBussche RW 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Zhamnov, AlexAlex Zhamnov C 5 0 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L GA GAA SO SA SV SV%
Thibault, JocelynJocelyn Thibault 159 3 1 2 7 2.64 0 77 70 .909
Passmore, SteveSteve Passmore 138 3 0 2 6 2.61 0 62 56 .903
Team: 297 5 1 4 13 2.63 0 139 126 .906

[3]

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]

External links[edit]