2002 Stanley Cup Finals

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2002 Stanley Cup Finals
2002 Stanley Cup Logo.svg
Teams 1* 2 3*** 4 5 Games
Detroit Red Wings  2 3 3 3 3 4
Carolina Hurricanes  3 1 2 0 1 1
* - Denotes overtime period(s)
Location: Detroit (Joe Louis Arena) (1,2,5)
Raleigh, NC (Raleigh Entertainment and Sports Arena) (3,4)
Format: Best-of-seven
Coaches: Detroit: Scotty Bowman
Carolina: Paul Maurice
Captains: Detroit: Steve Yzerman
Carolina: Ron Francis
Referees: Bill McCreary (1,3,5)
Stephen Walkom (1,3,5)
Don Koharski (2,4)
Paul Devorski (2,4)
Dates: June 4-June 13, 2002
MVP: Nicklas Lidstrom
Series-winning
goal:
Brendan Shanahan (14:04, second, G5)
Networks: ESPN (Games 1, 2), ABC (Games 3, 4, 5), CBC, SRC, NASN
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The 2002 Stanley Cup Finals was the NHL championship best-of-seven series of the 2002 Stanley Cup Playoffs contested by the Western Conference champion Detroit Red Wings and the Eastern Conference champion Carolina Hurricanes. It was Detroit's twenty-second appearance in the Final, their previous appearance being a win in 1998. It was Carolina's first appearance in the Final in franchise history. Detroit defeated Carolina in five games to win their tenth Stanley Cup championship in franchise history. The Red Wings became the first team in NHL history to win the Cup after starting the playoffs with two losses at home. After losing the first two games in the Conference Quarterfinals to the Vancouver Canucks, the Red Wings then won 16 of their next 21 games en route to win their third Cup since 1997 for coach Scotty Bowman. Bowman's win, his ninth, established a new coaching record, surpassing the mark he held with Montreal coach Toe Blake.

Road to the Finals[edit]

For more details on this topic, see 2002 Stanley Cup playoffs.

Carolina defeated the New Jersey Devils, the Montreal Canadiens, and the Toronto Maple Leafs, each in six games to advance to the Finals.

Detroit defeated the Vancouver Canucks 4–2, the St. Louis Blues 4–1 and the defending Cup champion Colorado Avalanche 4–3 to advance to the Finals.

The series[edit]

This was the first appearance in the Stanley Cup Final for the Hurricanes (formerly the Hartford Whalers), who made an unlikely run to the Cup. While they were seeded third as a division winner, in actuality they had the second-lowest point total (91) for a playoff team not only in the Eastern Conference, but also the whole NHL. In their whole NHL history, they had only won one playoff series prior to this season (as the Whalers back in 1986), and had streaks of five and six seasons in which they did not make the playoffs. With the Red Wings having won the Presidents' Trophy with 116 points, the 25 point was the largest point differential between two teams in a Stanley Cup Final since 1994 (27 points between New York Rangers (112) and the Canucks (85)).[1]

The Hurricanes stunned the Red Wings in the first game on the strength of Ron Francis's overtime goal. That would be Carolina's only win in the series as the Red Wings won four straight including a triple overtime win in game three that proved to be the turning point in the series. The Cup win would be the first for many veterans on the team including goaltender Dominik Hasek, forward Luc Robitaille, as well as defensemen Steve Duchesne and Fredrik Olausson. It also marked the second Cup win for Chris Chelios, sixteen years after he first won the Cup as a member of the Montreal Canadiens in 1986.

Game one[edit]


Game one summary
  • First period:
    • Scoring:
      • 1. DETROIT FEDOROV (YZERMAN) 15:21 (PPG)
    • Penalties:
      • Hedican (Car) (high-sticking) 8:03, Robitaille (Det) (tripping) 10:28, Hill (Car) (tripping) 11:15, Wesley (Car) (interference) 15:03.
  • Second period:
    • Scoring:
      • 2. CAROLINA HILL (KAPANEN, FRANCIS) 3:30 (PPG)
      • 3. DETROIT MALTBY (McCARTY) 10:39
      • 4. CAROLINA O’NEILL (WARD) 19:10
    • Penalties:
      • Carolina bench (too many men) 0:34, Larionov (Det) (high-sticking) 2:07, Draper (Det) (hooking) 2:44, Svoboda (Car) (high-sticking) 4:28, Wallin (Car) (roughing) 7:41, Dandenault (Det) (tripping) 12:12.
  • Third period:
    • Scoring: None
    • Penalties:
      • Devereaux (Det) (holding the stick) 5:49, Larionov (Det) (high-sticking) 12:17, Cole (Car) (hooking) 18:19.
  • First overtime:
    • Scoring:
      • 5. CAROLINA FRANCIS (O’NEILL, KAPANEN) 0:58 (GWG)
    • Penalties:
      • None
  • Shots by period:
Team 1 2 3 1OT T
Carolina 7 13 5 1 26
Detroit 8 12 5 0 25

Game two[edit]


Game two summary
  • First period:
    • Scoring:
      • 1. DETROIT MALTBY (DRAPER, CHELIOS) 6:33 (SHG)
      • 2. CAROLINA BRIND’AMOUR (unassisted) 14:47 (SHG)
    • Penalties:
      • Draper (Det) (boarding) 1:25, Duchesne (Det) (holding) 5:21, Hill (Car) (slashing) 6:33, Svoboda (Car) (roughing) 14:03, Hill (Car) (holding) 16:23.
  • Second period:
    • Scoring: No scoring
    • Penalties:
      • Battaglia (Car) (holding) 1:05, Duchesne (Det) (tripping) 3:55, Detroit bench (too many men) 7:23, Gelinas (Car) (interference) 10:10, Ward (Car) (holding) 18:03.
  • Third period:
    • Scoring:
      • 3. DETROIT LIDSTROM (FEDOROV, YZERMAN) 14:52 (PPG,GWG)
      • 4. DETROIT DRAPER (LIDSTROM, OLAUSSON) 15:05
    • Penalties:
      • Fischer (Det) (high-sticking) 9:38, Gelinas (Car) (slashing) 14:00, Fischer (Det) (slashing) 17:15, Battaglia (Car) (charging) 17:45, Brind’Amour (Car), Cole (Car), McCarty (Det), Maltby (Det), Chelios (Det) (roughing) 19:33, Hull (Det) (tripping) 19:41.
  • Shots by period:
Team 1 2 3 T
Carolina 7 4 6 17
Detroit 9 8 13 30

Game three[edit]


Game three summary
  • First period:
    • Scoring:
      • 1. CAROLINA VASICEK (GELINAS, WESLEY) 14:49
    • Penalties:
      • Brind’Amour (Car) (holding the stick) 1:45, Hedican (Car) (boarding) 3:32, O’Neill (Car) (boarding) 11:34, Lidstrom (Det) (tripping) 12:30, Devereaux (Det) (slashing) 19:15.
  • Second period:
    • Scoring:
      • 2. DETROIT LARIONOV (HULL) 5:33
    • Penalties:
      • Maltby (Det), Ward (Car) (unsportsmanlike conduct) 5:13, Chelios (Det) (interference) 8:12, Fedorov (Det), Hill (Car) (holding) 19:44.
  • Third period:
    • Scoring:
      • 3. CAROLINA O’NEILL (FRANCIS) 7:34
      • 4. DETROIT HULL (LIDSTROM, FEDOROV) 18:46
    • Penalties:
      • Shanahan (Det), Vasicek (Car) (roughing) 5:25, Duchesne (Det) (holding) 9:58, Shanahan (Det), Hill (Car) (roughing) 19:01.
  • First overtime:
    • Scoring: No scoring.
    • Penalties:
      • Duchesne (Det), Svoboda (Car) (roughing) 18:23.
  • Second overtime:
    • Scoring: No scoring.
    • Penalties:
      • Cole (Car) (holding the stick) 8:35, Olausson (Det) (holding) 13:25.
  • Third overtime:
    • Scoring:
      • 5. DETROIT LARIONOV (HOLMSTROM, DUCHESNE) 14:47 (GWG)
    • Penalties:
      • None.
  • Shots by period:
Team 1 2 3 1OT 2OT 3OT T
Detroit 6 7 16 11 6 7 53
Carolina 8 6 7 5 8 9 43

Game four[edit]


Game four summary
  • First period:
    • Scoring: No scoring.
    • Penalties:
      • Wesley (Car) (hooking) 2:05, Fedorov (Det) (high-sticking), Cole (Car) (goaltender interference) 16:54.
  • Second period:
    • Scoring:
      • 1. DETROIT HULL (DEVEREAUX, OLAUSSON) 6:32 (GWG)
    • Penalties:
      • Robitaille (Det) (high-sticking) 9:06, Duchesne (Det) (holding the stick) 14:34.
  • Third period:
    • Scoring:
      • 2. DETROIT LARIONOV (FISCHER, ROBITAILLE) 3:43
      • 3. DETROIT SHANAHAN (FEDOROV, CHELIOS) 14:43
    • Penalties:
      • Hill (Car) (boarding) 8:34.
  • Shots by period:
Team 1 2 3 T
Detroit 10 6 11 27
Carolina 6 7 4 17

Game five[edit]


Game five summary
  • First period:
    • Scoring: No scoring.
    • Penalties:
      • Carolina bench (too many men) 12:09.
  • Second period:
    • Scoring:
      • 1. DETROIT HOLMSTROM (LARIONOV, CHELIOS) 4:07
      • 2. DETROIT SHANAHAN (FEDOROV, YZERMAN) 14:04 (PPG,GWG)
      • 3. CAROLINA O’NEILL (HILL, WESLEY) 18:50 (PPG)
    • Penalties:
      • Slegr (Det) (holding) 6:00, Svoboda (Car) (roughing) 13:34, Cole (Car) (roughing) 16:15, Shanahan (Det) (hooking) 16:53.
  • Third period:
    • Scoring:
      • 4. DETROIT SHANAHAN (YZERMAN) 19:15 (EN)
    • Penalties:
      • Fedorov (Det) (cross-checking) 5:23, Vasicek (Car) (interference) 8:12.
  • Shots by period:
Team 1 2 3 T
Carolina 5 7 5 17
Detroit 12 8 7 27

Detroit Red Wings - 2002 Stanley Cup Champions[edit]

Roster

  Centres
  Wingers
  Defencemen
  Goaltenders


  Coaching and administrative staff
  • Mike Ilitch Sr. (Owner/President/Governor), Marian Ilitch (Owner/Secretary-Treasurer), Christopher Ilitch (Co-President of Ilitch Holdings/Alt. Governor)
  • Denise Ilitch (Co-President of Ilitch Holdings/Alt. Governor), Ronald Ilitch, Michael Ititch Jr. (Minority Owners)
  • Lisa Ilitch Murray, Atanas Ilitch, Carole Ilitch Trepeck (Minority Owners), Jim Devellano (Sr. Vice President/Alt. Governor)
  • Ken Holland (General Manager), Jim Nill (Asst. General Manager), William Scotty Bowman (Head Coach), Dave Lewis (Associate Coach), Barry Smith (Associate Coach)
  • Jim Bedard (Goaltending Consultant), Joey Kocur (Video Coordinator), John Wharton (Athletic Therapist), Piet Van Zant (Asst. Athletic Therapist), Paul Boyer (Equipment Manager)
  • Paul MacDonald (Sr. Director of Finance), Nancy Beard (Executive Asst.), Dan Belisle (Director of Scouting), Mark Howe (Scout)
  • Bob McCammon (Scout), Hakan Andersson (Director of European Scouting), Bruce Haralson (Scout)
  • Mark Leach (Scout), Joe McDonnell (Scout), Glenn Merkosky (Scout).


Included on the team picture, but left off the Stanley Cup

  • #32 Maxim Kuznetsov played in 39 games (2 less than the minimum), but was not dressed in the playoffs. He spent whole season with Detroit, but Detroit did not request his name be included on the Stanley Cup. Detroit wanted to include 30 non players, while still leaving many more non players off. Each NHL team is to dress 20 out a 23 team roster for each games. In 2002 only 22 players names were added to the Stanley Cup.
  • Tim Abbott† (Asst. Equipment Manager), Sergei Tchekmarev† (Masseur), John Remejes† (Dressing Room Asst.),
  • #4 Uwe Krupp†(D - missed 60 games injured, played 8 regular season games, and 2 playoff games),
  • #42 Sean Avery† (C - 36 games in minors, 36 games for Detroit),
  • #3 Jesse Wallin†(D - 5 games in minors, 15 games for Detroit, missed most of the season injured),
  • #15 Ladislav Kohn†(RW- 4 games played, 40 games played in Europe)
  • #37 Jason Elliot† was called up from the minors to serve as a practice goalie for Detroit, during the playoffs. Jason Elliot never played in the NHL. He retired after 2006-07 season while playing in Germany. - All 9 members were awarded the Stanley Cup Rings.
  • &-played both center and wing due to injuries on the team.

&&-Sergei Fedorov played a few games at defense during the regular season due several players injured at that position. Fedorov played Center and Right Wing regularly during the season.

Stanley Cup engraving

  • Manny Legace's name was misspelled MANNY LEGECE with an "E" instead of an "A". An "A" was stamped over the second "E" twice to correct this mistake.
  • Steve Yzerman and Brendan Shanahan became the second and third players to win the Olympic Gold Medal in hockey (with team Canada) and the Stanley Cup (with Detroit) in the Same Year (See 1980 Ken Morrow)
  • Chris Chelios and Brett Hull became the first players to win an Olympic Silver medal (with team United States) and the Stanley Cup (with Detroit) in the same year.
  • 10 Players (Steve Yzerman, Igor Larionov, Sergei Fedorov, Brendan Shanahan, Kris Draper, Kirk Maltby, Darren McCarty, Thomas Holmstrom, Nicklas Lidstrom, & Mathieu Dandenault) won their third Stanley Cup with Detroit.

Notes and references[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Robinson, Alan (June 5, 2002). "Carolina canes Detroit, forcing fans to stow brooms". Associated Press. "Carolina finished 25 points behind Detroit in the regular season, the largest gap in the Finals since the Rangers' 27-point edge over Vancouver in 1994." 

References[edit]

Preceded by
Colorado Avalanche
2001
Detroit Red Wings
Stanley Cup Champions

2002
Succeeded by
New Jersey Devils
2003