2001–02 Carolina Hurricanes season

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2001–02 Carolina Hurricanes
Eastern Conference Champions
Southeast Division Champions
Division 1st Southeast
2001–02 record 35-26-16-5
Goals for 217
Goals against 217
Team information
General Manager Jim Rutherford
Coach Paul Maurice
Captain Ron Francis
Alternate captains Rod Brind'Amour
Glen Wesley
Arena RBC Center
Team leaders
Goals Jeff O'Neill (31)
Assists Ron Francis (50)
Points Ron Francis (77)
Penalties in minutes Darren Langdon (106)
Wins Arturs Irbe (20)
Goals against average Arturs Irbe (2.54)
<2000–01 2002–03>

The 2001–02 Carolina Hurricanes season was the franchise's 23rd season in the National Hockey League and 5th as the Hurricanes. The Hurricanes made it as far as the Stanley Cup Final, but lost in 5 games to the Detroit Red Wings.

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

The Hurricanes had the most power-play opportunities of all 30 teams, with 391.[1]

Final standings[edit]

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

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[2]
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]

October[edit]

Record for the month 6-5-0-2 (Home 4-4-0-1 Away 2-1-0-1)

No. R Date Score Opponent Record
1 W October 5, 2001 3–1 New York Rangers (2001–02) 1–0–0–0
2 W October 7, 2001 3–0 Dallas Stars (2001–02) 2–0–0–0
3 L October 9, 2001 2–6 Ottawa Senators (2001–02) 2–1–0–0
4 L October 11, 2001 2–3 Toronto Maple Leafs (2001–02) 2–2–0–0
5 W October 13, 2001 5–2 @ Atlanta Thrashers (2001–02) 3–2–0–0
6 L October 17, 2001 0–4 New York Islanders (2001–02) 3–3–0–0
7 L October 18, 2001 1–2 OT @ New York Islanders (2001–02) 3–3–0–1
8 W October 20, 2001 2–1 OT Atlanta Thrashers (2001–02) 4–3–0–1
9 L October 23, 2001 1–5 @ Colorado Avalanche (2001–02) 4–4–0–1
10 W October 24, 2001 7–3 @ Minnesota Wild (2001–02) 5–4–0–1
11 L October 26, 2001 2–3 OT New York Islanders (2001–02) 5–4–0–2
12 W October 28, 2001 3–2 OT Los Angeles Kings (2001–02) 6–4–0–2
13 L October 30, 2001 2–5 Detroit Red Wings (2001–02) 6–5–0–2

November[edit]

Record for the month 6-6-4-0 (Home 4-1-2-0 Away 2-4-2-0)

No. R Date Score Opponent Record
14 L November 1, 2001 3–4 @ St. Louis Blues (2001–02) 6–6–0–2
15 W November 2, 2001 3–2 New York Rangers (2001–02) 7–6–0–2
16 W November 4, 2001 1–0 OT Phoenix Coyotes (2001–02) 8–6–0–2
17 T November 6, 2001 2–2 OT Pittsburgh Penguins (2001–02) 8–6–1–2
18 W November 8, 2001 3–2 @ Washington Capitals (2001–02) 9–6–1–2
19 W November 9, 2001 3–2 San Jose Sharks (2001–02) 10–6–1–2
20 T November 11, 2001 1–1 OT Edmonton Oilers (2001–02) 10–6–2–2
21 L November 13, 2001 3–4 @ Detroit Red Wings (2001–02) 10–7–2–2
22 T November 15, 2001 1–1 OT @ Ottawa Senators (2001–02) 10–7–3–2
23 L November 17, 2001 0–2 @ Tampa Bay Lightning (2001–02) 10–8–3–2
24 W November 19, 2001 5–2 Columbus Blue Jackets (2001–02) 11–8–3–2
25 T November 21, 2001 4–4 OT @ Dallas Stars (2001–02) 11–8–4–2
26 L November 25, 2001 0–4 Tampa Bay Lightning (2001–02) 11–9–4–2
27 W November 27, 2001 5–2 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (2001–02) 12–9–4–2
28 L November 29, 2001 0–5 @ New York Rangers (2001–02) 12–10–4–2
29 L November 30, 2001 2–6 @ Washington Capitals (2001–02) 12–11–4–2

December[edit]

Record for the month 8-2-1-3 (Home 3-2-0-1 Away 5-0-1-2)

No. R Date Score Opponent Record
30 L December 2, 2001 3–4 OT Washington Capitals (2001–02) 12–11–4–3
31 L December 4, 2001 2–4 Buffalo Sabres (2001–02) 12–12–4–3
32 W December 8, 2001 3–2 @ Florida Panthers (2001–02) 13–12–4–3
33 W December 10, 2001 4–3 OT @ New York Rangers (2001–02) 14–12–4–3
34 W December 12, 2001 4–1 Florida Panthers (2001–02) 15–12–4–3
35 L December 14, 2001 2–3 OT @ Buffalo Sabres (2001–02) 15–12–4–4
36 W December 16, 2001 7–0 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (2001–02) 16–12–4–4
37 L December 18, 2001 1–5 Ottawa Senators (2001–02) 16–13–4–4
38 W December 21, 2001 5–4 OT Atlanta Thrashers (2001–02) 17–13–4–4
39 L December 22, 2001 3–4 OT @ Philadelphia Flyers (2001–02) 17–13–4–5
40 W December 26, 2001 4–3 Toronto Maple Leafs (2001–02) 18–13–4–5
41 W December 27, 2001 3–2 @ Tampa Bay Lightning (2001–02) 19–13–4–5
42 T December 30, 2001 5–5 OT @ Washington Capitals (2001–02) 19–13–5–5
43 W December 31, 2001 5–4 @ Buffalo Sabres (2001–02) 20–13–5–5

January[edit]

Record for the month 3-6-5-0 (Home 1-4-4-0 Away 2-2-1-0)

No. R Date Score Opponent Record
44 L January 2, 2002 3–6 Boston Bruins (2001–02) 20–14–5–5
45 L January 5, 2002 1–2 New Jersey Devils (2001–02) 20–15–5–5
46 L January 6, 2002 3–4 Philadelphia Flyers (2001–02) 20–16–5–5
47 W January 10, 2002 4–1 @ Edmonton Oilers (2001–02) 21–16–5–5
48 L January 12, 2002 1–7 @ Vancouver Canucks (2001–02) 21–17–5–5
49 W January 15, 2002 2–0 Minnesota Wild (2001–02) 22–17–5–5
50 T January 17, 2002 1–1 OT Montreal Canadiens (2001–02) 22–17–6–5
51 T January 19, 2002 3–3 OT @ New Jersey Devils (2001–02) 22–17–7–5
52 L January 21, 2002 5–7 Vancouver Canucks (2001–02) 22–18–7–5
53 T January 23, 2002 2–2 OT Nashville Predators (2001–02) 22–18–8–5
54 T January 25, 2002 1–1 OT Florida Panthers (2001–02) 22–18–9–5
55 L January 26, 2002 2–4 @ Philadelphia Flyers (2001–02) 22–19–9–5
56 T January 29, 2002 2–2 OT Buffalo Sabres (2001–02) 22–19–10–5
57 W January 30, 2002 3–1 @ Tampa Bay Lightning (2001–02) 23–19–10–5

February[edit]

Record for the month 2-3-1-0 (Home 0-0-1-0 Away 2-3-0-0)

No. R Date Score Opponent Record
58 T February 5, 2002 3–3 OT Pittsburgh Penguins (2001–02) 23–19–11–5
59 L February 7, 2002 1–2 @ Los Angeles Kings (2001–02) 23–20–11–5
60 W February 8, 2002 4–1 @ Mighty Ducks of Anaheim (2001–02) 24–20–11–5
61 L February 10, 2002 0–4 @ San Jose Sharks (2001–02) 24–21–11–5
62 L February 26, 2002 1–4 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (2001–02) 24–22–11–5
63 W February 28, 2002 6–2 @ Boston Bruins (2001–02) 25–22–11–5

March[edit]

Record for the month 7-2-3-0 (Home 2-1-3-0 Away 5-1-0-0)

No. R Date Score Opponent Record
64 W March 2, 2002 4–3 @ Montreal Canadiens (2001–02) 26–22–11–5
65 W March 5, 2002 2–1 OT @ Chicago Blackhawks (2001–02) 27–22–11–5
66 W March 7, 2002 3–1 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (2001–02) 28–22–11–5
67 T March 8, 2002 2–2 OT Washington Capitals (2001–02) 28–22–12–5
68 T March 11, 2002 3–3 OT Calgary Flames (2001–02) 28–22–13–5
69 L March 16, 2002 2–3 @ Montreal Canadiens (2001–02) 28–23–13–5
70 T March 18, 2002 1–1 OT Montreal Canadiens (2001–02) 28–23–14–5
71 W March 21, 2002 3–2 Florida Panthers (2001–02) 29–23–14–5
72 W March 23, 2002 4–2 @ New Jersey Devils (2001–02) 30–23–14–5
73 L March 26, 2002 2–3 Boston Bruins (2001–02) 30–24–14–5
74 W March 28, 2002 4–1 Philadelphia Flyers (2001–02) 31–24–14–5
75 W March 30, 2002 2–0 @ Boston Bruins (2001–02) 32–24–14–5

April[edit]

Record for the month 3-2-2-0 (Home 1-1-1-0 Away 2-1-1-0)

No. R Date Score Opponent Record
76 L April 2, 2002 3–4 @ Ottawa Senators (2001–02) 32–25–14–5
77 L April 3, 2002 2–3 New Jersey Devils (2001–02) 32–26–14–5
78 T April 7, 2002 1–1 OT Atlanta Thrashers (2001–02) 32–26–15–5
79 W April 8, 2002 2–1 @ New York Islanders (2001–02) 33–26–15–5
80 W April 10, 2002 4–2 Tampa Bay Lightning (2001–02) 34–26–15–5
81 W April 12, 2002 3–1 @ Florida Panthers (2001–02) 35–26–15–5
82 T April 14, 2002 2–2 OT @ Atlanta Thrashers (2001–02) 35–26–16–5

Player statistics[edit]

Forwards[edit]

Note: GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; PIM = Points

Player GP G A Pts PIM
Ron Francis 80 27 50 77 18
Sami Kapanen 77 27 42 69 23
Jeff O'Neill 76 31 33 64 63
Rod Brind'Amour 81 23 32 55 40
Bates Battaglia 82 21 25 46 44

[3]

Defencemen[edit]

Note: GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; PIM = Points

Player GP G A Pts PIM
Sean Hill 49 7 23 30 60
Sandis Ozolinsh 46 4 19 23 34
Marek Malik 82 4 19 23 88

Goaltending[edit]

Note: GP = Games played; W = Wins; L = Losses; T = Ties; SO = Shutouts; GAA = Goals against average

Player GP MIN W L T SO GAA
Tom Barrasso 34 1908 13 12 5 2 2.61
Arturs Irbe 51 2974 20 19 11 3 2.54
Kevin Weekes 2 120 2 0 0 0 1.50

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Playoffs[edit]

Eastern Conference Quarterfinals[edit]

Carolina Hurricanes (3) vs. New Jersey Devils (6)

Game-by-Game Score
1 April 17 at Hurricanes 2, Devils 1
2 April 19 OT at Hurricanes 2, Devils 1
3 April 21 at Devils 4, Hurricanes 0
4 April 23 at Devils 3, Hurricanes 1
5 April 24 OT at Hurricanes 3, Devils 2
6 April 27 Hurricanes 1, at Devils 0
Hurricanes win series 4–2

Eastern Conference Semifinals[edit]

Carolina Hurricanes (3) vs. Montreal Canadiens (8)

Game-by-Game Score
1 May 3 at Hurricanes 2, Canadiens 0
2 May 5 Canadiens 4, at Hurricanes 1
3 May 7 OT at Canadiens 2, Hurricanes 1
4 May 9 OT Hurricanes 4, at Canadiens 3
5 May 12 at Hurricanes 5, Canadiens 1
6 May 13 Hurricanes 8, at Canadiens 2
Hurricanes win series 4–2

Eastern Conference Finals[edit]

Carolina Hurricanes (3) vs. Toronto Maple Leafs (4)

Game-by-Game Score
1 May 16 Maple Leafs 2, at Hurricanes 1
2 May 19 OT at Hurricanes 2, Maple Leafs 1
3 May 21 OT Hurricanes 2, at Maple Leafs 1
4 May 23 Hurricanes 3, at Maple Leafs 0
5 May 25 Maple Leafs 1, at Hurricanes 0
6 May 28 OT Hurricanes 2, at Maple Leafs 1
Hurricanes win series 4–2

Stanley Cup Finals[edit]

Detroit Red Wings (W1) vs. Carolina Hurricanes (E3)

Game-by-Game Score
1 June 4 OT Hurricanes 3, at Red Wings 2
2 June 6 at Red Wings 3, Hurricanes 1
3 June 8 3OT Red Wings 3, at Hurricanes 2
4 June 10 Red Wings 3, at Hurricanes 0
5 June 13 at Red Wings 3, Hurricanes 1
Red Wings win series 4–1

Awards and honors[edit]

NHL Draft[edit]

Main article: 2001 NHL Entry Draft

Carolina's picks at the 2001 NHL Entry Draft in Sunrise, Florida.The Hurricanes have the 15th overall pick.

Round # Player Position Nationality College/Junior/Club Team
1 15 Igor Knyazev D  Russia Spartak Moscow (Russia)
2 46 Michael Zigomanis C  Canada Kingston Frontenacs (OHL)
3 91 Kevin Estrada LW  Canada Chilliwack (BCHL)
4 110 Rob Zepp G  Canada Plymouth Whalers (OHL)
6 181 Daniel Boisclair G  Canada Cape Breton Screaming Eagles (QMJHL)
7 211 Sean Curry D  United States Tri-City Americans (WHL)
8 244 Carter Trevisani D  Canada Ottawa 67's (OHL)
9 274 Peter Reynolds D  Canada North Bay Centennials (OHL)

[6]

Farm teams[edit]

American Hockey League[edit]

The Lowell Lock Monsters are the Hurricanes American Hockey League affiliate for the 2001–02 AHL season.

East Coast Hockey League[edit]

The Florida Everblades are the Hurricanes East Coast Hockey League affiliate.

Roster[edit]

2001-02 Carolina Hurricanes
Goaltenders

Defensemen

Wingers

Centers

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.hockey-reference.com/leagues/NHL_2002.html
  2. ^ "2001–2002 Standings by Conference". National Hockey League. Retrieved March 31, 2012. 
  3. ^ a b http://www.hockeydb.com/ihdb/stats/leagues/seasons/teams/0009792002.html
  4. ^ http://www.legendsofhockey.net/LegendsOfHockey/jsp/SilverwareTrophyWinners.jsp?tro=KCT
  5. ^ http://www.legendsofhockey.net/LegendsOfHockey/jsp/SilverwareTrophyWinners.jsp?tro=LBT
  6. ^ http://www.hockeydb.com/ihdb/draft/nhl2001e.html

External links[edit]