2001–02 Ottawa Senators season

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2001–02 Ottawa Senators
Division 3rd Northeast
Conference 7th Eastern
2001–02 record 39–27–9–7
Home record 21–13–3–4
Road record 18–14–6–3
Goals for 243
Goals against 208
Team information
General Manager Marshall Johnston
Coach Jacques Martin
Captain Daniel Alfredsson
Alternate captains Curtis Leschyshyn
Wade Redden
Arena Corel Centre
Average attendance 16,919 (91% of capacity)[1]
Team leaders
Goals Daniel Alfredsson (37)
Assists Radek Bonk (45)
Points Daniel Alfredsson (71)
Penalties in minutes Chris Neil (231)
Plus/minus Zdeno Chara (+30)
Wins Patrick Lalime (27)
Goals against average Patrick Lalime (2.48)
<2000–01 2002–03>

The 2001–02 Ottawa Senators season saw the Senators place third in the Northeast Division, with 94 points. In the playoffs, they upset the Philadelphia Flyers in five games, limiting the Flyers' high-powered offence to just two goals for the franchise's second playoff series win. This led to a second round series with the Maple Leafs, which the Sens lost in a tense seven-game affair.

Prior to the season, former captain Alexei Yashin was traded to the New York Islanders for Zdeno Chara, Bill Muckalt, and the Isles' first round draft pick (second overall), which the Sens used to draft Jason Spezza. Chara and Muckalt would play for the Senators, while Spezza returned to junior.

Regular season[edit]

On November 13, 2001, the Senators defeated the Washington Capitals on the road by a score of 11-5.[2] Captain Daniel Alfredsson had a hat trick in the game. It was the first time that an NHL team had scored 10 goals in a regular-season game since February 3, 1999, when the Washington Capitals defeated the Tampa Bay Lightning at home by a score of 10-1.[3] It was also the first time in modern franchise history that the Senators had scored 10 goals in a regular-season game.[4]

Final standings[edit]

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

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[5]
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


Schedule and results[edit]

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

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Playoffs[edit]

In the first round, Ottawa was matched against the Philadelphia Flyers, who were favoured. After the Flyers won the first game, the Senators won the next four. Patrick Lalime would record three consecutive shutouts in games two through four. The Senators won the series by winning the fifth game in overtime, in Philadelphia.

Conference Quarter-final

Date Visiting Team Score Home Team Score Notes
April 17 Ottawa 0 Philadelphia 1 7:47 OT
April 20 Ottawa 3 Philadelphia 0
April 22 Philadelphia 0 Ottawa 3
April 24 Philadelphia 0 Ottawa 3
April 26 Ottawa 2 Philadelphia 1 7:33 OT

Ottawa Senators win series 4 games to 1

The Senators would go against the Toronto Maple Leafs for the third consecutive season in the playoffs. The teams would take turns winning games and the series would go seven games, with the deciding game won in Toronto by the Maple Leafs.

Eastern Conference Semi-final

Date Visiting Team Score Home Team Score Notes
May 2 Ottawa 5 Toronto 0
May 4 Ottawa 2 Toronto 3 44:30 OT
May 6 Toronto 2 Ottawa 3
May 8 Toronto 2 Ottawa 1
May 10 Ottawa 4 Toronto 2
May 12 Toronto 4 Ottawa 3
May 14 Ottawa 0 Toronto 3

Toronto Maple Leafs win series 4 games to 3

Player statistics[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
Alfredsson, DanielDaniel Alfredsson RW 78 37 34 71 45 3 9 1 4
Bonk, RadekRadek Bonk C 82 25 45 70 52 3 6 2 5
Hossa, MarianMarian Hossa RW 80 31 35 66 50 11 9 1 4
Havlat, MartinMartin Havlat RW 72 22 28 50 66 -7 9 0 6
White, ToddTodd White C 81 20 30 50 24 12 4 0 1
McEachern, ShawnShawn McEachern RW 80 15 31 46 52 9 5 0 3
Arvedson, MagnusMagnus Arvedson LW 74 12 27 39 35 27 0 0 1
Redden, WadeWade Redden D 79 9 25 34 48 22 4 1 1
Fisher, MikeMike Fisher C 58 15 9 24 55 8 0 3 4
Chara, ZdenoZdeno Chara D 75 10 13 23 156 30 4 1 2
Phillips, ChrisChris Phillips D 63 6 16 22 29 5 1 0 1
Salo, SamiSami Salo D 66 4 14 18 14 1 1 1 2
Rachunek, KarelKarel Rachunek D 51 3 15 18 24 7 1 0 2
Neil, ChrisChris Neil RW 72 10 7 17 231 5 1 0 0
Roy, AndreAndre Roy RW 56 6 8 14 148 3 0 0 0
Herperger, ChrisChris Herperger C 72 4 9 13 43 4 0 0 0
Leschyshyn, CurtisCurtis Leschyshyn D 79 1 9 10 44 -5 0 0 0
Persson, RicardRicard Persson D 34 2 7 9 42 3 0 0 0
Brunet, BenoitBenoit Brunet LW 13 5 3 8 0 -4 1 0 2
Muckalt, BillBill Muckalt RW 70 0 8 8 46 -3 0 0 0
Hull, JodyJody Hull RW 24 2 2 4 6 0 0 0 1
Ciernik, IvanIvan Ciernik RW 23 1 2 3 4 0 0 0 0
Hnidy, ShaneShane Hnidy D 33 1 1 2 57 -10 0 0 0
Ylonen, JuhaJuha Ylonen C 15 1 1 2 2 -1 0 1 0
Martins, SteveSteve Martins C 14 1 0 1 4 1 0 0 0
Bala, ChrisChris Bala LW 6 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0
Dahlman, ToniToni Dahlman RW 10 0 1 1 0 -1 0 0 0
Lalime, PatrickPatrick Lalime G 61 0 1 1 19 0 0 0 0
Schastlivy, PetrPetr Schastlivy LW 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0
Hurme, JaniJani Hurme G 25 0 0 0 17 0 0 0 0
Kwiatkowski, JoelJoel Kwiatkowski D 11 0 0 0 12 5 0 0 0
Lajeunesse, SimonSimon Lajeunesse G 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Langfeld, JoshJosh Langfeld RW 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0
Prusek, MartinMartin Prusek G 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Rivers, JamieJamie Rivers D 2 0 0 0 4 -3 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T/OT GA GAA SO SA SV SV%
Lalime, PatrickPatrick Lalime 3583 61 27 24 8 148 2.48 7 1521 1373 .903
Hurme, JaniJani Hurme 1309 25 12 9 1 54 2.48 3 578 524 .907
Lajeunesse, SimonSimon Lajeunesse 24 1 0 0 0 0 0.00 0 9 9 1.000
Prusek, MartinMartin Prusek 62 1 0 1 0 3 2.90 0 15 12 .800
Team: 4978 82 39 34 9 205 2.47 10 2123 1918 .903

Playoffs[edit]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
Alfredsson, DanielDaniel Alfredsson RW 12 7 6 13 4 6 3 0 3
Hossa, MarianMarian Hossa RW 12 4 6 10 2 2 1 0 0
Bonk, RadekRadek Bonk C 12 3 7 10 6 -3 2 0 1
Havlat, MartinMartin Havlat RW 12 2 5 7 14 0 2 0 2
Redden, WadeWade Redden D 12 3 2 5 6 4 1 0 1
Ylonen, JuhaJuha Ylonen C 12 0 5 5 2 2 0 0 0
White, ToddTodd White C 12 2 2 4 6 4 0 0 0
McEachern, ShawnShawn McEachern RW 12 0 4 4 2 3 0 0 0
Arvedson, MagnusMagnus Arvedson LW 12 2 1 3 4 -2 0 0 0
Fisher, MikeMike Fisher C 10 2 1 3 0 4 0 0 0
Salo, SamiSami Salo D 12 2 1 3 4 4 0 0 0
Brunet, BenoitBenoit Brunet LW 12 0 3 3 0 8 0 0 0
Hnidy, ShaneShane Hnidy D 12 1 1 2 12 -1 0 0 0
Hull, JodyJody Hull RW 12 1 1 2 2 2 0 0 0
Chara, ZdenoZdeno Chara D 10 0 1 1 12 4 0 0 0
Leschyshyn, CurtisCurtis Leschyshyn D 12 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 0
Lalime, PatrickPatrick Lalime G 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Martins, SteveSteve Martins C 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Neil, ChrisChris Neil RW 12 0 0 0 12 -1 0 0 0
Persson, RicardRicard Persson D 2 0 0 0 15 0 0 0 0
Phillips, ChrisChris Phillips D 12 0 0 0 12 3 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L GA GAA SO SA SV SV%
Lalime, PatrickPatrick Lalime 778 12 7 5 18 1.39 4 332 314 .946
Team: 778 12 7 5 18 1.39 4 332 314 .946

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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]

Trades[edit]

June 23, 2001 To New York Islanders
Alexei Yashin
To Ottawa Senators
Bill Muckalt
Zdeno Chara
Islanders' first-round pick, second overall in 2001 Draft (Jason Spezza)
June 24, 2001 To Montreal Canadiens
Andreas Dackell
To Ottawa Senators
Montreal's eighth-round pick 2001 Draft ( Neil Petruic)
June 29, 2001 To New York Rangers
Sean Gagnon
To Ottawa Senators
Jason Doig
Jeff Ulmer
March 15, 2002 To Tampa Bay Lightning
Andre Roy
Ottawa's sixth-round pick 2002 Draft ( Paul Ranger)
To Ottawa Senators
Yuha Ylonen
March 16, 2002 To Dallas Stars
Ottawa's sixth-round pick 2003 Draft ( Elias Granath)
To Ottawa Senators
Benoit Brunet

Waivers[edit]

November 13, 2001 To Boston Bruins
Jamie Rivers
January 19, 2002 To Washington Capitals
Ivan Ciernik

Source: Ottawa Senators 2008–09 Media Guide. Ottawa Senators. 2008. p. 189. 

Roster[edit]

2001-02 Ottawa Senators
Goaltenders

Defencemen

Wingers

Centres

Sources:

Draft picks[edit]

Ottawa's draft picks from the 2001 NHL Entry Draft held on June 23 and June 24, 2001 at the National Car Rental Center in Sunrise, Florida.

Round # Player Nationality College/Junior/Club Team (League)
1 2 Jason Spezza  Canada Windsor Spitfires (OHL)
1 23 Tim Gleason  United States Windsor Spitfires (OHL)
3 81 Neil Komadoski  United States Notre Dame (NCAA)
4 99 Ray Emery  Canada Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds (OHL)
4 127 Christoph Schubert  Germany Munich Barons (DEL)
5 162 Stefan Schauer  Germany Riessersee SC (Germany)
6 193 Brooks Laich  Canada Moose Jaw Warriors (WHL)
7 218 Jan Platil  Czech Republic Barrie Colts (OHL)
7 223 Brandon Bochenski  United States University of North Dakota (NCAA)
8 235 Neil Petruic  Canada Kindersley Klippers (SJHL)
8 256 Gregg Johnson  United States Boston University (NCAA)
9 286 Toni Dahlman  Finland Ilves (SM-liiga)

Farm teams[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]