2002–03 Carolina Hurricanes season

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2002–03 Carolina Hurricanes
Division 5th Southeast
2002–03 record 22–43–11-6
Goals for 171
Goals against 240
Team information
General Manager Jim Rutherford
Coach Paul Maurice
Captain Ron Francis
Alternate captains Rod Brind'Amour
Glen Wesley
Team leaders
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Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

The Hurricanes finished 30th in scoring, with just 171 goals for. They also had the most power-play opportunities of all 30 teams, with 420.[1]

Final standings[edit]

Southeast Division
No. CR GP W L T OTL GF GA Pts
1 3 Tampa Bay Lightning 82 36 25 16 5 219 210 93
2 6 Washington Capitals 82 39 29 8 6 224 220 92
3 11 Atlanta Thrashers 82 31 39 7 5 226 284 74
4 13 Florida Panthers 82 24 36 13 9 176 237 70
5 15 Carolina Hurricanes 82 22 43 11 6 171 240 61

[2]

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[3]
R Div GP W L T OTL GF GA Pts
1 P- Ottawa Senators NE 82 52 21 8 1 263 182 113
2 Y- New Jersey Devils AT 82 46 20 10 6 216 166 108
3 Y- Tampa Bay Lightning SE 82 36 25 16 5 219 210 93
4 X- Philadelphia Flyers AT 82 45 20 13 4 211 166 107
5 X- Toronto Maple Leafs NE 82 44 28 7 3 236 208 98
6 X- Washington Capitals SE 82 39 29 8 6 224 220 92
7 X- Boston Bruins NE 82 36 31 11 4 245 237 87
8 X- New York Islanders AT 82 35 34 11 2 224 231 83
8.5
9 New York Rangers AT 82 32 36 10 4 210 231 78
10 Montreal Canadiens NE 82 30 35 8 9 206 234 77
11 Atlanta Thrashers SE 82 31 39 7 5 226 284 74
12 Buffalo Sabres NE 82 27 37 10 8 190 219 72
13 Florida Panthers SE 82 24 36 13 9 176 237 70
14 Pittsburgh Penguins AT 82 27 44 6 5 189 255 65
15 Carolina Hurricanes SE 82 22 43 11 6 171 240 61

Divisions: AT – Atlantic, NE – Northeast, SE – Southeast

P- Clinched Presidents Trophy; Y- Clinched Division; X- Clinched Playoff spot


Schedule and results[edit]

October[edit]

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

No. R Date Score Opponent Record
1 L October 9, 2002 1–4 New York Rangers (2002–03) 0–1–0–0
2 W October 11, 2002 5–3 Atlanta Thrashers (2002–03) 1–1–0–0
3 L October 12, 2002 1–5 @ Tampa Bay Lightning (2002–03) 1–2–0–0
4 L October 15, 2002 1–2 OT @ St. Louis Blues (2002–03) 1–2–0–1
5 L October 17, 2002 1–2 Washington Capitals (2002–03) 1–3–0–1
6 W October 19, 2002 3–1 New Jersey Devils (2002–03) 2–3–0–1
7 W October 22, 2002 4–1 @ New York Islanders (2002–03) 3–3–0–1
8 L October 23, 2002 1–4 @ Ottawa Senators (2002–03) 3–4–0–1
9 T October 26, 2002 3–3 OT Chicago Blackhawks (2002–03) 3–4–1–1
10 W October 29, 2002 2–1 @ New Jersey Devils (2002–03) 4–4–1–1
11 W October 30, 2002 4–2 New York Islanders (2002–03) 5–4–1–1

November[edit]

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

No. R Date Score Opponent Record
12 T November 1, 2002 2–2 OT Montreal Canadiens (2002–03) 5–4–2–1
13 L November 5, 2002 1–2 OT Philadelphia Flyers (2002–03) 5–4–2–2
14 W November 7, 2002 2–0 Buffalo Sabres (2002–03) 6–4–2–2
15 W November 9, 2002 3–2 Pittsburgh Penguins (2002–03) 7–4–2–2
16 W November 12, 2002 3–2 Phoenix Coyotes (2002–03) 8–4–2–2
17 T November 15, 2002 1–1 OT Philadelphia Flyers (2002–03) 8–4–3–2
18 L November 17, 2002 1–2 OT Tampa Bay Lightning (2002–03) 8–4–3–3
19 T November 19, 2002 4–4 OT Ottawa Senators (2002–03) 8–4–4–3
20 L November 21, 2002 1–3 @ Boston Bruins (2002–03) 8–5–4–3
21 W November 23, 2002 7–3 @ Montreal Canadiens (2002–03) 9–5–4–3
22 L November 25, 2002 1–3 @ New York Rangers (2002–03) 9–6–4–3
23 L November 27, 2002 2–3 Vancouver Canucks (2002–03) 9–7–4–3
24 W November 29, 2002 6–4 Detroit Red Wings (2002–03) 10–7–4–3
25 W November 30, 2002 4–2 @ Columbus Blue Jackets (2002–03) 11–7–4–3

December[edit]

Record for the month 4-8-1-0 (Home 1-3-1-0 Away 3-5-0-0)

No. R Date Score Opponent Record
26 W December 3, 2002 2–1 @ Nashville Predators (2002–03) 12–7–4–3
27 L December 4, 2002 2–4 @ Florida Panthers (2002–03) 12–8–4–3
28 L December 6, 2002 0–2 Florida Panthers (2002–03) 12–9–4–3
29 L December 7, 2002 2–5 @ Ottawa Senators (2002–03) 12–10–4–3
30 L December 11, 2002 1–4 @ Edmonton Oilers (2002–03) 12–11–4–3
31 W December 12, 2002 4–3 @ Calgary Flames (2002–03) 13–11–4–3
32 L December 15, 2002 1–2 @ Minnesota Wild (2002–03) 13–12–4–3
33 T December 18, 2002 1–1 OT Tampa Bay Lightning (2002–03) 13–12–5–3
34 W December 20, 2002 3–2 OT @ Atlanta Thrashers (2002–03) 14–12–5–3
35 W December 22, 2002 1–0 Dallas Stars (2002–03) 15–12–5–3
36 L December 27, 2002 3–5 Atlanta Thrashers (2002–03) 15–13–5–3
37 L December 28, 2002 0–3 @ New York Islanders (2002–03) 15–14–5–3
38 L December 31, 2002 0–2 New York Rangers (2002–03) 15–15–5–3

January[edit]

Record for the month 2-10-1-2 (Home 1-5-0-1 Away 1-5-1-1)

No. R Date Score Opponent Record
39 L January 3, 2003 3–6 @ Buffalo Sabres (2002–03) 15–16–5–3
40 W January 4, 2003 4–2 @ Boston Bruins (2002–03) 16–16–5–3
41 T January 7, 2003 3–3 OT @ Atlanta Thrashers (2002–03) 16–16–6–3
42 L January 8, 2003 1–5 @ New York Rangers (2002–03) 16–17–6–3
43 L January 10, 2003 1–4 Washington Capitals (2002–03) 16–18–6–3
44 L January 12, 2003 2–3 OT Colorado Avalanche (2002–03) 16–18–6–4
45 L January 15, 2003 0–2 Pittsburgh Penguins (2002–03) 16–19–6–4
46 L January 17, 2003 1–2 New Jersey Devils (2002–03) 16–20–6–4
47 L January 18, 2003 2–5 @ New Jersey Devils (2002–03) 16–21–6–4
48 L January 20, 2003 3–5 St. Louis Blues (2002–03) 16–22–6–4
49 L January 22, 2003 3–5 @ Washington Capitals (2002–03) 16–23–6–4
50 W January 24, 2003 3–1 Florida Panthers (2002–03) 17–23–6–4
51 L January 25, 2003 2–3 OT @ Florida Panthers (2002–03) 17–23–6–5
52 L January 29, 2003 2–3 Toronto Maple Leafs (2002–03) 17–24–6–5
53 L January 30, 2003 1–3 @ Tampa Bay Lightning (2002–03) 17–25–6–5

February[edit]

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

No. R Date Score Opponent Record
54 L February 5, 2003 2–6 @ San Jose Sharks (2002–03) 17–26–6–5
55 L February 7, 2003 2–8 @ Los Angeles Kings (2002–03) 17–27–6–5
56 L February 9, 2003 1–2 @ Mighty Ducks of Anaheim (2002–03) 17–28–6–5
57 L February 11, 2003 1–2 OT @ Dallas Stars (2002–03) 17–28–6–6
58 W February 14, 2003 3–1 Washington Capitals (2002–03) 18–28–6–6
59 T February 15, 2003 2–2 OT @ Philadelphia Flyers (2002–03) 18–28–7–6
60 L February 18, 2003 3–4 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (2002–03) 18–29–7–6
61 T February 19, 2003 1–1 OT Boston Bruins (2002–03) 18–29–8–6
62 T February 21, 2003 2–2 OT Tampa Bay Lightning (2002–03) 18–29–9–6
63 L February 23, 2003 0–4 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim (2002–03) 18–30–9–6
64 L February 26, 2003 2–4 @ Phoenix Coyotes (2002–03) 18–31–9–6

March[edit]

Record for the month 4-9-2-0 (Home 2-4-2-0 Away 2-5-0-0)

No. R Date Score Opponent Record
65 L March 1, 2003 1–4 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (2002–03) 18–32–9–6
66 L March 2, 2003 0–2 @ Washington Capitals (2002–03) 18–33–9–6
67 L March 4, 2003 2–4 Boston Bruins (2002–03) 18–34–9–6
68 W March 6, 2003 4–0 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (2002–03) 19–34–9–6
69 W March 7, 2003 1–0 Minnesota Wild (2002–03) 20–34–9–6
70 W March 10, 2003 6–5 Columbus Blue Jackets (2002–03) 21–34–9–6
71 W March 12, 2003 3–2 OT @ Buffalo Sabres (2002–03) 22–34–9–6
72 L March 13, 2003 3–5 @ Philadelphia Flyers (2002–03) 22–35–9–6
73 T March 15, 2003 0–0 OT Los Angeles Kings (2002–03) 22–35–10–6
74 L March 18, 2003 5–6 Ottawa Senators (2002–03) 22–36–10–6
75 L March 22, 2003 3–5 @ Montreal Canadiens (2002–03) 22–37–10–6
76 T March 25, 2003 3–3 OT Toronto Maple Leafs (2002–03) 22–37–11–6
77 L March 26, 2003 1–5 @ Atlanta Thrashers (2002–03) 22–38–11–6
78 L March 29, 2003 1–3 Buffalo Sabres (2002–03) 22–39–11–6
79 L March 31, 2003 0–4 Montreal Canadiens (2002–03) 22–40–11–6

April[edit]

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

No. R Date Score Opponent Record
80 L April 2, 2003 2–3 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (2002–03) 22–41–11–6
81 L April 4, 2003 1–4 @ Florida Panthers (2002–03) 22–42–11–6
82 L April 6, 2003 1–2 New York Islanders (2002–03) 22–43–11–6

Player statistics[edit]

Awards and records[edit]

Transactions[edit]

Roster[edit]

  1. 10 Ron Francis, #2 Glen Wesley, #17 Rod Brind'Amour, #1 Arturs Irbe, #7 Niclas Wallin

Draft picks[edit]

Carolina's picks at the 2002 NHL Entry Draft in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.The Hurricanes have the 25th overall pick.

Round # Player Position Nationality College/Junior/Club Team (League)
1 25 Cam Ward G  Canada Red Deer Rebels (WHL)
3 91 Jesse Lane D  United States Hull Olympiques (QMJHL)
5 160 Daniel Manzato G  Canada Victoriaville Tigres (QMJHL)
7 224 Adam Taylor C  United States Kootenay Ice (WHL)

Farm teams[edit]

American Hockey League[edit]

The Lowell Lock Monsters are the Hurricanes American Hockey League affiliate for the 2002–03 AHL season.

East Coast Hockey League[edit]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.hockey-reference.com/leagues/NHL_2003.html
  2. ^ Dinger, Ralph, ed. (2009). The National Hockey League Official Guide & Record Book/2010. Dan Diamond & Associates. p. 163. 
  3. ^ "2002–2003 Standings by Conference". National Hockey League. Retrieved March 26, 2012. 

External links[edit]