2002–03 Minnesota Wild season

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2002–03 Minnesota Wild
Division 3rd Northwest
2002–03 record 42–29–10–1
Goals for 198
Goals against 178
Team information
General Manager Doug Risebrough
Coach Jacques Lemaire
Captain Rotating
Brad Bombardir (Oct-Nov)
Matt Johnson (Dec)
Sergei Zholtok (Jan)
Brad Bombardir (Feb-Apr)
Arena Xcel Energy Center
Average attendance 18,500
Team leaders
<2001–02 2003–04>

The 2002–03 Minnesota Wild season was the Wild third season of operation in the National Hockey League (NHL). After qualifying for the playoffs, the Wild won two playoff series before losing in the Conference Final to Anaheim.

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

The Wild tied the Calgary Flames, Nashville Predators and Pittsburgh Penguins for most times shutout, with 10.[1]

Final standings[edit]

Northwest Division
No. CR GP W L T OTL GF GA Pts
1 3 Colorado Avalanche 82 42 19 13 8 251 194 105
2 4 Vancouver Canucks 82 45 23 13 1 264 208 104
3 6 Minnesota Wild 82 42 29 10 1 198 178 95
4 8 Edmonton Oilers 82 36 26 11 9 231 230 92
5 12 Calgary Flames 82 29 36 13 4 186 228 75

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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.


Schedule and results[edit]

No. R Date Score Opponent Record
1 W October 11, 2002 5–1 Boston Bruins (2002–03) 1–0–0–0
2 T October 12, 2002 2–2 OT @ St. Louis Blues (2002–03) 1–0–1–0
3 W October 15, 2002 4–1 Florida Panthers (2002–03) 2–0–1–0
4 W October 17, 2002 3–1 Dallas Stars (2002–03) 3–0–1–0
5 L October 19, 2002 3–5 Detroit Red Wings (2002–03) 3–1–1–0
6 W October 22, 2002 4–3 OT Calgary Flames (2002–03) 4–1–1–0
7 W October 24, 2002 3–2 @ Chicago Blackhawks (2002–03) 5–1–1–0
8 W October 26, 2002 6–1 @ Phoenix Coyotes (2002–03) 6–1–1–0
9 T October 27, 2002 3–3 OT @ Colorado Avalanche (2002–03) 6–1–2–0
10 W October 29, 2002 3–2 OT Colorado Avalanche (2002–03) 7–1–2–0
11 W October 31, 2002 2–1 OT San Jose Sharks (2002–03) 8–1–2–0
12 L November 2, 2002 2–4 Vancouver Canucks (2002–03) 8–2–2–0
13 W November 4, 2002 5–2 @ Los Angeles Kings (2002–03) 9–2–2–0
14 L November 7, 2002 1–4 @ Phoenix Coyotes (2002–03) 9–3–2–0
15 W November 9, 2002 4–2 @ San Jose Sharks (2002–03) 10–3–2–0
16 L November 10, 2002 0–1 @ Mighty Ducks of Anaheim (2002–03) 10–4–2–0
17 L November 12, 2002 2–3 Edmonton Oilers (2002–03) 10–5–2–0
18 T November 14, 2002 1–1 OT Pittsburgh Penguins (2002–03) 10–5–3–0
19 W November 16, 2002 1–0 Washington Capitals (2002–03) 11–5–3–0
20 T November 19, 2002 2–2 OT Los Angeles Kings (2002–03) 11–5–4–0
21 W November 21, 2002 4–3 @ Washington Capitals (2002–03) 12–5–4–0
22 W November 23, 2002 4–2 Nashville Predators (2002–03) 13–5–4–0
23 L November 25, 2002 1–2 Vancouver Canucks (2002–03) 13–6–4–0
24 L November 27, 2002 0–5 @ Dallas Stars (2002–03) 13–7–4–0
25 T November 29, 2002 2–2 OT Colorado Avalanche (2002–03) 13–7–5–0
26 L December 3, 2002 1–2 OT @ Edmonton Oilers (2002–03) 13–7–5–1
27 T December 5, 2002 1–1 OT @ Calgary Flames (2002–03) 13–7–6–1
28 W December 7, 2002 4–2 @ Vancouver Canucks (2002–03) 14–7–6–1
29 W December 10, 2002 5–3 Tampa Bay Lightning (2002–03) 15–7–6–1
30 W December 12, 2002 3–2 @ Detroit Red Wings (2002–03) 16–7–6–1
31 L December 14, 2002 1–3 @ Nashville Predators (2002–03) 16–8–6–1
32 W December 15, 2002 2–1 Carolina Hurricanes (2002–03) 17–8–6–1
33 W December 17, 2002 4–3 OT Edmonton Oilers (2002–03) 18–8–6–1
34 L December 19, 2002 2–4 New York Islanders (2002–03) 18–9–6–1
35 L December 21, 2002 2–4 @ Colorado Avalanche (2002–03) 18–10–6–1
36 L December 23, 2002 2–3 Calgary Flames (2002–03) 18–11–6–1
37 T December 26, 2002 2–2 OT @ Chicago Blackhawks (2002–03) 18–11–7–1
38 W December 28, 2002 4–3 @ Buffalo Sabres (2002–03) 19–11–7–1
39 W December 31, 2002 4–1 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim (2002–03) 20–11–7–1
40 W January 2, 2003 2–1 OT @ Edmonton Oilers (2002–03) 21–11–7–1
41 L January 4, 2003 2–3 @ Calgary Flames (2002–03) 21–12–7–1
42 L January 6, 2003 2–3 Los Angeles Kings (2002–03) 21–13–7–1
43 L January 8, 2003 1–2 Columbus Blue Jackets (2002–03) 21–14–7–1
44 W January 10, 2003 2–1 Phoenix Coyotes (2002–03) 22–14–7–1
45 L January 14, 2003 0–1 Buffalo Sabres (2002–03) 22–15–7–1
46 W January 16, 2003 5–2 Vancouver Canucks (2002–03) 23–15–7–1
47 L January 18, 2003 0–1 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim (2002–03) 23–16–7–1
48 W January 20, 2003 2–1 OT @ Mighty Ducks of Anaheim (2002–03) 24–16–7–1
49 W January 23, 2003 2–1 @ Los Angeles Kings (2002–03) 25–16–7–1
50 L January 25, 2003 1–4 @ San Jose Sharks (2002–03) 25–17–7–1
51 T January 28, 2003 2–2 OT @ Vancouver Canucks (2002–03) 25–17–8–1
52 L January 29, 2003 1–5 @ Edmonton Oilers (2002–03) 25–18–8–1
53 W February 5, 2003 2–1 Chicago Blackhawks (2002–03) 26–18–8–1
54 W February 7, 2003 4–3 San Jose Sharks (2002–03) 27–18–8–1
55 L February 9, 2003 2–3 @ New Jersey Devils (2002–03) 27–19–8–1
56 W February 10, 2003 1–0 @ Philadelphia Flyers (2002–03) 28–19–8–1
57 W February 12, 2003 2–0 Philadelphia Flyers (2002–03) 29–19–8–1
58 L February 14, 2003 2–3 Phoenix Coyotes (2002–03) 29–20–8–1
59 L February 15, 2003 2–3 @ Colorado Avalanche (2002–03) 29–21–8–1
60 L February 19, 2003 2–4 New York Rangers (2002–03) 29–22–8–1
61 W February 23, 2003 3–1 St. Louis Blues (2002–03) 30–22–8–1
62 W February 25, 2003 3–0 @ Ottawa Senators (2002–03) 31–22–8–1
63 W February 27, 2003 6–3 @ Montreal Canadiens (2002–03) 32–22–8–1
64 L March 1, 2003 0–2 @ St. Louis Blues (2002–03) 32–23–8–1
65 W March 4, 2003 3–2 New Jersey Devils (2002–03) 33–23–8–1
66 T March 6, 2003 2–2 OT @ Nashville Predators (2002–03) 33–23–9–1
67 L March 7, 2003 0–1 @ Carolina Hurricanes (2002–03) 33–24–9–1
68 W March 9, 2003 6–4 @ Atlanta Thrashers (2002–03) 34–24–9–1
69 W March 12, 2003 4–2 Dallas Stars (2002–03) 35–24–9–1
70 W March 14, 2003 3–1 Nashville Predators (2002–03) 36–24–9–1
71 L March 15, 2003 0–5 @ Columbus Blue Jackets (2002–03) 36–25–9–1
72 T March 17, 2003 3–3 OT @ Tampa Bay Lightning (2002–03) 36–25–10–1
73 W March 19, 2003 3–1 @ Florida Panthers (2002–03) 37–25–10–1
74 W March 21, 2003 3–2 OT @ Dallas Stars (2002–03) 38–25–10–1
75 W March 23, 2003 4–0 Detroit Red Wings (2002–03) 39–25–10–1
76 L March 25, 2003 0–4 @ Detroit Red Wings (2002–03) 39–26–10–1
77 L March 26, 2003 0–1 St. Louis Blues (2002–03) 39–27–10–1
78 W March 28, 2003 4–3 OT Chicago Blackhawks (2002–03) 40–27–10–1
79 W March 31, 2003 3–0 Calgary Flames (2002–03) 41–27–10–1
80 L April 2, 2003 0–3 @ Columbus Blue Jackets (2002–03) 41–28–10–1
81 L April 3, 2003 1–2 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (2002–03) 41–29–10–1
82 W April 6, 2003 4–3 Columbus Blue Jackets (2002–03) 42–29–10–1

Playoffs[edit]

Minnesota Wild defeat Colorado Avalanche in 7 games (coming from 3-1 down)

Minnesota Wild defeat Vancouver Canucks in 7 games (coming from 3-1 down)

Mighty Ducks of Anaheim defeat Minnesota Wild in 4 games

  • Note* Wild are the only team in NHL history to rally back from 3-1 down twice in the same playoff

Player statistics[edit]

Regular season
Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
Gaborik, MarianMarian Gaborik RW 81 30 35 65 46 12 5 1 8
Dupuis, PascalPascal Dupuis LW 80 20 28 48 44 17 6 0 4
Ronning, CliffCliff Ronning C 80 17 31 48 24 -6 8 0 5
Brunette, AndrewAndrew Brunette LW 82 18 28 46 30 -10 9 0 2
Zholtok, SergeiSergei Zholtok C 78 16 26 42 18 1 3 0 2
Walz, WesWes Walz C 80 13 19 32 63 11 0 0 4
Laaksonen, AnttiAntti Laaksonen LW 82 15 16 31 26 4 1 2 4
Kuba, FilipFilip Kuba D 78 8 21 29 29 0 4 2 1
Dowd, JimJim Dowd C 78 8 17 25 31 -1 3 1 2
Park, RichardRichard Park RW 81 14 10 24 16 -3 2 2 3
Bouchard, Pierre-MarcPierre-Marc Bouchard C 50 7 13 20 18 1 5 0 1
Zyuzin, AndreiAndrei Zyuzin D 66 4 12 16 34 -7 2 0 0
Bombardir, BradBrad Bombardir D 58 1 14 15 16 15 1 0 0
Mitchell, WillieWillie Mitchell D 69 2 12 14 84 13 0 1 1
Stevenson, JeremyJeremy Stevenson LW 32 5 6 11 69 6 1 0 1
Sekeras, LubomirLubomir Sekeras D 60 2 9 11 30 -12 1 0 1
Schultz, NickNick Schultz D 75 3 7 10 23 11 0 0 1
Muckalt, BillBill Muckalt RW 8 5 3 8 6 5 0 0 0
Johnson, MattMatt Johnson LW 60 3 5 8 201 -8 0 0 1
Hendrickson, DarbyDarby Hendrickson C 28 1 5 6 8 -3 0 0 0
Marshall, JasonJason Marshall D 45 1 5 6 69 4 0 0 0
Veilleux, StephaneStephane Veilleux LW 38 3 2 5 23 -6 1 0 0
Wallin, RickardRickard Wallin C 4 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 1
Wanvig, KyleKyle Wanvig RW 7 1 0 1 13 0 0 0 0
Brown, BradBrad Brown D 57 0 1 1 90 -1 0 0 0
Fernandez, MannyManny Fernandez G 35 0 1 1 6 0 0 0 0
Roloson, DwayneDwayne Roloson G 50 0 1 1 4 0 0 0 0
Benysek, LadislavLadislav Benysek D 14 0 0 0 8 -3 0 0 0
Blouin, SylvainSylvain Blouin LW 2 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0
Domenichelli, HnatHnat Domenichelli LW 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Kochan, DieterDieter Kochan G 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Murphy, CurtisCurtis Murphy D 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Trudel, Jean-GuyJean-Guy Trudel LW 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T/OT GA GAA SO SA SV SV%
Roloson, DwayneDwayne Roloson 2945 50 23 16 8 98 2.00 4 1334 1236 .927
Fernandez, MannyManny Fernandez 1979 35 19 13 2 74 2.24 2 972 898 .924
Kochan, DieterDieter Kochan 60 1 0 1 0 5 5.00 0 28 23 .821
Team: 4984 82 42 30 10 177 2.13 6 2334 2157 .924
Playoffs
Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
Gaborik, MarianMarian Gaborik RW 18 9 8 17 6 2 4 0 0
Brunette, AndrewAndrew Brunette LW 18 7 6 13 4 -3 4 0 1
Walz, WesWes Walz C 18 7 6 13 14 5 0 2 2
Zholtok, SergeiSergei Zholtok C 18 2 11 13 0 -7 1 0 0
Ronning, CliffCliff Ronning C 17 2 7 9 4 -3 1 0 0
Dupuis, PascalPascal Dupuis LW 16 4 4 8 8 0 2 0 1
Kuba, FilipFilip Kuba D 18 3 5 8 24 -8 3 0 0
Park, RichardRichard Park RW 18 3 3 6 4 -2 0 0 1
Hendrickson, DarbyDarby Hendrickson C 17 2 3 5 4 1 0 0 1
Stevenson, JeremyJeremy Stevenson LW 14 0 5 5 12 0 0 0 0
Laaksonen, AnttiAntti Laaksonen LW 16 1 3 4 4 -3 0 0 0
Mitchell, WillieWillie Mitchell D 18 1 3 4 14 5 0 0 0
Marshall, JasonJason Marshall D 15 1 1 2 16 -1 0 0 1
Sekeras, LubomirLubomir Sekeras D 15 1 1 2 6 -2 1 0 1
Dowd, JimJim Dowd C 15 0 2 2 0 -1 0 0 0
Bouchard, Pierre-MarcPierre-Marc Bouchard C 5 0 1 1 2 -1 0 0 0
Schultz, NickNick Schultz D 18 0 1 1 10 5 0 0 0
Zyuzin, AndreiAndrei Zyuzin D 18 0 1 1 14 -3 0 0 0
Bombardir, BradBrad Bombardir D 4 0 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0
Brown, BradBrad Brown D 11 0 0 0 16 -1 0 0 0
Fernandez, MannyManny Fernandez G 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Johnson, MattMatt Johnson LW 12 0 0 0 25 0 0 0 0
Muckalt, BillBill Muckalt RW 5 0 0 0 0 -3 0 0 0
Roloson, DwayneDwayne Roloson G 11 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L GA GAA SO SA SV SV%
Roloson, DwayneDwayne Roloson 579 11 5 6 25 2.59 0 257 232 .903
Fernandez, MannyManny Fernandez 552 9 3 4 18 1.96 0 253 235 .929
Team: 1131 18 8 10 43 2.28 0 510 467 .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_2003_games.html
  2. ^ Dinger, Ralph, ed. (2009). The National Hockey League Official Guide & Record Book/2010. Dan Diamond & Associates. p. 162. 
  3. ^ "2002-03 Minnesota Wild Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com". hockey-reference.com. Retrieved 2009-07-10. 

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