2000–01 New Jersey Devils season

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2000–01 New Jersey Devils
Eastern Conference Champions
Atlantic Division Champions
Division 1st Atlantic
Conference 1st Eastern
2000–01 record 48–19–12–3
Home record 24–11–6–0
Road record 24–8–6–3
Goals for 295
Goals against 195
Team information
General Manager Lou Lamoriello
Coach Larry Robinson
Captain Scott Stevens
Alternate captains Jason Arnott
Randy McKay
Arena Continental Airlines Arena
Average attendance 15,642
Team leaders
Goals Alexander Mogilny (43)
Assists Patrik Elias (56)
Points Patrik Elias (96)
Penalties in minutes Colin White (155)
Plus/minus Patrik Elias (+45)
Wins Martin Brodeur (42)
Goals against average John Vanbiesbrouck (1.50)
<1999–00 2001–02>

The 2000–01 New Jersey Devils season was the team's 19th season in the National Hockey League since the franchise relocated to New Jersey. Although the Devils won the Atlantic Division and were Eastern Conference champions for the third time, the team fell short of winning back-to-back Stanley Cup championships, losing to the Colorado Avalanche in the Stanley Cup Finals series, four games to three.

Regular season[edit]

The Devils had a scoring finesse unseen since the 1993–94 squad; their 295 goals scored propelled them to the best offensive team in the NHL, as well as the top spot in the Eastern Conference. They had two 40-goal scorers in Patrik Elias and Alexander Mogilny, while Petr Sykora finished with an impressive 35 goals. On October 28 at Pittsburgh, the Devils won in a 9-0 rout that saw John Madden and Randy McKay each score four goals. Martin Brodeur, as in previous seasons, played strongly, finishing with 42 wins, a 2.32 goals against average (GAA) and nine shutouts. Defensively, the team was also strong; their 195 goals allowed were the second-fewest in the East. From February 26 to March 23, the team went on a 13-game winning streak.

Despite having the fewest power-play opportunities of all 30 League teams with 310, the Devils had the best power play percentage at 22.90% (71 for 310).[1]

Season standings[edit]

Atlantic Division[2]
No. CR GP W L T OTL GF GA Pts
1 1 New Jersey Devils 82 48 19 12 3 295 195 111
2 4 Philadelphia Flyers 82 43 25 11 3 240 207 100
3 6 Pittsburgh Penguins 82 42 28 9 3 281 256 96
4 10 New York Rangers 82 33 43 5 1 250 290 72
5 15 New York Islanders 82 21 51 7 3 185 268 52

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 Z- New Jersey Devils AT 82 48 19 12 3 295 195 111
2 Y- Ottawa Senators NE 82 41 27 10 4 274 205 109
3 Y- Washington Capitals SE 82 41 27 10 4 233 211 96
4 X- Philadelphia Flyers AT 82 43 25 11 3 240 207 100
5 X- Buffalo Sabres NE 82 46 30 5 1 218 184 98
6 X- Pittsburgh Penguins AT 82 42 28 9 3 281 256 96
7 X- Toronto Maple Leafs NE 82 37 29 11 5 232 207 90
8 X- Carolina Hurricanes SE 82 38 32 9 3 212 225 88
8.5
9 Boston Bruins NE 82 36 30 8 8 227 249 88
10 New York Rangers AT 82 33 43 5 1 250 290 72
11 Montreal Canadiens NE 82 28 40 8 6 206 232 70
12 Florida Panthers SE 82 22 38 13 9 200 246 66
13 Atlanta Thrashers SE 82 23 45 12 2 211 289 60
14 Tampa Bay Lightning SE 82 24 47 6 5 201 280 59
15 New York Islanders AT 82 21 51 7 3 185 268 52

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

Z- Clinched Conference; Y- Clinched Division; X- Clinched Playoff spot


Schedule and results[edit]

No. R Date Score Opponent Record
1 W October 6, 2000 8–4 Montreal Canadiens (2000–01) 1–0–0–0
2 L October 13, 2000 1–3 @ Ottawa Senators (2000–01) 1–1–0–0
3 W October 14, 2000 4–2 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim (2000–01) 2–1–0–0
4 T October 17, 2000 3–3 OT @ Atlanta Thrashers (2000–01) 2–1–1–0
5 L October 19, 2000 2–5 @ Washington Capitals (2000–01) 2–2–1–0
6 W October 21, 2000 7–2 Tampa Bay Lightning (2000–01) 3–2–1–0
7 W October 25, 2000 2–1 @ Florida Panthers (2000–01) 4–2–1–0
8 T October 27, 2000 3–3 OT @ Carolina Hurricanes (2000–01) 4–2–2–0
9 W October 28, 2000 9–0 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (2000–01) 5–2–2–0
10 W October 30, 2000 6–5 OT Florida Panthers (2000–01) 6–2–2–0
11 T November 1, 2000 1–1 OT Philadelphia Flyers (2000–01) 6–2–3–0
12 L November 2, 2000 3–5 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (2000–01) 6–3–3–0
13 L November 4, 2000 1–2 Los Angeles Kings (2000–01) 6–4–3–0
14 L November 8, 2000 3–4 Nashville Predators (2000–01) 6–5–3–0
15 L November 10, 2000 2–4 Pittsburgh Penguins (2000–01) 6–6–3–0
16 L November 11, 2000 0–4 Buffalo Sabres (2000–01) 6–7–3–0
17 L November 14, 2000 2–3 San Jose Sharks (2000–01) 6–8–3–0
18 W November 16, 2000 3–2 OT @ Boston Bruins (2000–01) 7–8–3–0
19 W November 18, 2000 3–2 OT Carolina Hurricanes (2000–01) 8–8–3–0
20 W November 22, 2000 5–2 @ Mighty Ducks of Anaheim (2000–01) 9–8–3–0
21 W November 23, 2000 6–1 @ Los Angeles Kings (2000–01) 10–8–3–0
22 W November 25, 2000 3–2 @ San Jose Sharks (2000–01) 11–8–3–0
23 W November 29, 2000 5–2 New York Rangers (2000–01) 12–8–3–0
24 T December 1, 2000 0–0 OT New York Islanders (2000–01) 12–8–4–0
25 T December 3, 2000 1–1 OT @ New York Islanders (2000–01) 12–8–5–0
26 W December 5, 2000 6–1 Colorado Avalanche (2000–01) 13–8–5–0
27 L December 7, 2000 2–5 @ Buffalo Sabres (2000–01) 13–9–5–0
28 L December 9, 2000 2–3 Washington Capitals (2000–01) 13–10–5–0
29 W December 11, 2000 4–0 Atlanta Thrashers (2000–01) 14–10–5–0
30 W December 15, 2000 2–1 Montreal Canadiens (2000–01) 15–10–5–0
31 L December 16, 2000 3–6 @ Philadelphia Flyers (2000–01) 15–11–5–0
32 W December 20, 2000 4–1 Dallas Stars (2000–01) 16–11–5–0
33 W December 22, 2000 2–0 @ Florida Panthers (2000–01) 17–11–5–0
34 W December 23, 2000 5–1 @ Tampa Bay Lightning (2000–01) 18–11–5–0
35 T December 27, 2000 2–2 OT Columbus Blue Jackets (2000–01) 18–11–6–0
36 W December 29, 2000 4–2 Washington Capitals (2000–01) 19–11–6–0
37 W December 31, 2000 6–3 @ Columbus Blue Jackets (2000–01) 20–11–6–0
38 T January 2, 2001 1–1 OT Philadelphia Flyers (2000–01) 20–11–7–0
39 W January 4, 2001 4–2 New York Islanders (2000–01) 21–11–7–0
40 T January 6, 2001 5–5 OT @ New York Rangers (2000–01) 21–11–8–0
41 W January 10, 2001 5–1 Phoenix Coyotes (2000–01) 22–11–8–0
42 T January 13, 2001 4–4 OT Toronto Maple Leafs (2000–01) 22–11–9–0
43 L January 16, 2001 4–5 Boston Bruins (2000–01) 22–12–9–0
44 W January 18, 2001 7–1 @ Philadelphia Flyers (2000–01) 23–12–9–0
45 W January 20, 2001 3–2 Atlanta Thrashers (2000–01) 24–12–9–0
46 W January 21, 2001 4–2 @ Minnesota Wild (2000–01) 25–12–9–0
47 W January 24, 2001 4–1 @ Dallas Stars (2000–01) 26–12–9–0
48 L January 25, 2001 3–4 OT @ St. Louis Blues (2000–01) 26–12–9–1
49 L January 27, 2001 3–4 OT @ Boston Bruins (2000–01) 26–12–9–2
50 W January 30, 2001 3–1 Detroit Red Wings (2000–01) 27–12–9–2
51 L January 31, 2001 2–3 @ New York Islanders (2000–01) 27–13–9–2
52 W February 6, 2001 4–0 @ Montreal Canadiens (2000–01) 28–13–9–2
53 T February 8, 2001 4–4 OT @ Ottawa Senators (2000–01) 28–13–10–2
54 L February 10, 2001 4–5 OT @ Pittsburgh Penguins (2000–01) 28–13–10–3
55 T February 11, 2001 1–1 OT @ New York Rangers (2000–01) 28–13–11–3
56 L February 14, 2001 2–3 Ottawa Senators (2000–01) 28–14–11–3
57 T February 16, 2001 4–4 OT Pittsburgh Penguins (2000–01) 28–14–12–3
58 L February 17, 2001 1–5 @ Buffalo Sabres (2000–01) 28–15–12–3
59 W February 19, 2001 2–0 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (2000–01) 29–15–12–3
60 L February 22, 2001 0–1 Buffalo Sabres (2000–01) 29–16–12–3
61 L February 23, 2001 2–3 @ Carolina Hurricanes (2000–01) 29–17–12–3
62 W February 26, 2001 5–3 Florida Panthers (2000–01) 30–17–12–3
63 W February 27, 2001 4–1 @ New York Islanders (2000–01) 31–17–12–3
64 W March 2, 2001 7–3 Carolina Hurricanes (2000–01) 32–17–12–3
65 W March 4, 2001 6–0 Tampa Bay Lightning (2000–01) 33–17–12–3
66 W March 6, 2001 3–2 OT Ottawa Senators (2000–01) 34–17–12–3
67 W March 8, 2001 6–2 Minnesota Wild (2000–01) 35–17–12–3
68 W March 10, 2001 3–2 @ Philadelphia Flyers (2000–01) 36–17–12–3
69 W March 13, 2001 6–3 @ Colorado Avalanche (2000–01) 37–17–12–3
70 W March 14, 2001 3–2 @ Phoenix Coyotes (2000–01) 38–17–12–3
71 W March 17, 2001 6–5 OT @ Edmonton Oilers (2000–01) 39–17–12–3
72 W March 19, 2001 4–2 @ Calgary Flames (2000–01) 40–17–12–3
73 W March 21, 2001 4–0 New York Rangers (2000–01) 41–17–12–3
74 W March 23, 2001 4–0 Vancouver Canucks (2000–01) 42–17–12–3
75 L March 25, 2001 2–4 Pittsburgh Penguins (2000–01) 42–18–12–3
76 W March 27, 2001 7–1 @ Tampa Bay Lightning (2000–01) 43–18–12–3
77 W March 28, 2001 4–2 @ Atlanta Thrashers (2000–01) 44–18–12–3
78 L March 31, 2001 3–4 New York Rangers (2000–01) 44–19–12–3
79 W April 2, 2001 4–3 Chicago Blackhawks (2000–01) 45–19–12–3
80 W April 3, 2001 6–4 @ Washington Capitals (2000–01) 46–19–12–3
81 W April 6, 2001 5–2 Boston Bruins (2000–01) 47–19–12–3
82 W April 7, 2001 2–0 @ Montreal Canadiens (2000–01) 48–19–12–3

Playoffs[edit]

  • note that teams in bold were the winner of the game. Scores are listed winner-loser style, not away-home style

Eastern Conference Quarterfinals[edit]

New Jersey vs. Carolina
Date Away Home
April 12 Carolina 1 5 New Jersey
April 15 Carolina 0 2 New Jersey
April 17 New Jersey 4 0 Carolina
April 18 New Jersey 2 3 Carolina OT
April 20 Carolina 3 2 New Jersey
April 22 New Jersey 5 1 Carolina
New Jersey wins series 4–2

Eastern Conference Semifinals[edit]

Eastern Conference
New Jersey vs. Toronto
Date Away Home
April 26 Toronto 2 0 New Jersey
April 28 Toronto 5 6 New Jersey OT
May 1 New Jersey 3 2 Toronto OT
May 3 New Jersey 1 3 Toronto
May 5 Toronto 3 2 New Jersey
May 7 New Jersey 4 2 Toronto
May 9 Toronto 1 5 New Jersey
New Jersey wins series 4–3

Eastern Conference Finals[edit]

Eastern Conference
New Jersey vs. Pittsburgh
Date Away Home
May 12 Pittsburgh 1 3 New Jersey
May 15 Pittsburgh 4 2 New Jersey
May 17 New Jersey 3 0 Pittsburgh
May 19 New Jersey 5 0 Pittsburgh
May 22 Pittsburgh 2 4 New Jersey
New Jersey wins series 4–1
and Prince of Wales Trophy

Stanley Cup Finals[edit]

New Jersey vs. Colorado
Date Away Home Score
May 26 New Jersey Colorado 5 – 0
May 29 New Jersey Colorado 2 – 1
May 31 Colorado New Jersey 3 – 1
June 2 Colorado New Jersey 3 – 2
June 4 New Jersey Colorado 4 – 1
June 7 Colorado New Jersey 4 – 0
June 9 New Jersey Colorado 3 – 1
Colorado wins series
4–3 and Stanley Cup
Patrick Roy (Colorado)
wins Conn Smythe Trophy

Season stats[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
Elias, PatrikPatrik Elias LW 82 40 56 96 51 45 8 3 6
Mogilny, AlexanderAlexander Mogilny RW 75 43 40 83 43 10 12 0 7
Sykora, PetrPetr Sykora RW 73 35 46 81 32 36 9 2 3
Gomez, ScottScott Gomez C 76 14 49 63 46 -1 2 0 4
Arnott, JasonJason Arnott C 54 21 34 55 75 23 8 0 3
Brylin, SergeiSergei Brylin LW 75 23 29 52 24 25 3 1 0
Rafalski, BrianBrian Rafalski D 78 9 43 52 26 36 6 0 1
Holik, BobbyBobby Holik C 80 15 35 50 97 19 3 0 3
McKay, RandyRandy McKay RW 77 23 20 43 50 3 12 0 5
Madden, JohnJohn Madden C 80 23 15 38 12 24 0 3 4
Niedermayer, ScottScott Niedermayer D 57 6 29 35 22 14 1 0 5
Stevens, ScottScott Stevens D 81 9 22 31 71 40 3 0 2
Nemchinov, SergeiSergei Nemchinov LW 65 8 22 30 16 11 1 0 2
Stevenson, TurnerTurner Stevenson RW 69 8 18 26 97 11 2 0 1
White, ColinColin White D 82 1 19 20 155 32 0 0 1
Pandolfo, JayJay Pandolfo LW 63 4 12 16 16 3 0 0 0
Sutton, KenKen Sutton D 53 1 7 8 37 9 0 0 0
Dagenais, PierrePierre Dagenais RW 9 3 2 5 6 1 1 0 1
Commodore, MikeMike Commodore D 20 1 4 5 14 5 0 0 0
Corkum, BobBob Corkum C 17 3 1 4 4 4 0 0 0
Kelly, SteveSteve Kelly C 24 2 2 4 21 0 0 0 0
McKenzie, JimJim McKenzie LW 53 2 2 4 119 0 0 0 0
Daneyko, KenKen Daneyko D 77 0 4 4 87 8 0 0 0
Mitchell, WillieWillie Mitchell D 16 0 2 2 29 0 0 0 0
Bicek, JiriJiri Bicek RW 5 1 0 1 4 0 0 0 0
Brodeur, MartinMartin Brodeur G 72 0 1 1 14 0 0 0 0
O'Donnell, SeanSean O'Donnell D 17 0 1 1 33 2 0 0 0
Ward, EdEd Ward RW 4 0 1 1 6 2 0 0 0
Danton, MikeMike Danton C 2 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 0
Goc, SaschaSascha Goc D 11 0 0 0 4 7 0 0 0
Gron, StanislavStanislav Gron RW 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
Terreri, ChrisChris Terreri G 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Vanbiesbrouck, JohnJohn Vanbiesbrouck G 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T/OT GA GAA SO SA SV SV%
Brodeur, MartinMartin Brodeur 4297 72 42 17 11 166 2.32 9 1762 1596 .906
Vanbiesbrouck, JohnJohn Vanbiesbrouck 240 4 4 0 0 6 1.50 1 93 87 .935
Terreri, ChrisChris Terreri 453 10 2 5 1 21 2.78 0 167 146 .874
Team: 4990 82 48 22 12 193 2.32 10 2022 1829 .905

Playoffs[edit]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM PPG SHG GWG
Elias, PatrikPatrik Elias LW 25 9 14 23 10 3 1 2
Sykora, PetrPetr Sykora RW 25 10 12 22 12 2 2 2
Rafalski, BrianBrian Rafalski D 25 7 11 18 7 1 0 3
Holik, BobbyBobby Holik C 25 6 10 16 37 1 0 3
Mogilny, AlexanderAlexander Mogilny RW 25 5 11 16 8 1 0 2
Arnott, JasonJason Arnott C 23 8 7 15 16 5 0 0
Gomez, ScottScott Gomez C 25 5 9 14 24 0 0 0
McKay, RandyRandy McKay RW 19 6 3 9 8 2 0 1
Stevens, ScottScott Stevens D 25 1 7 8 37 0 0 0
Madden, JohnJohn Madden C 25 4 3 7 6 0 0 0
Brylin, SergeiSergei Brylin LW 20 3 4 7 6 1 0 1
Niedermayer, ScottScott Niedermayer D 21 0 6 6 14 0 0 0
Pandolfo, JayJay Pandolfo LW 25 1 4 5 4 0 0 0
Nemchinov, SergeiSergei Nemchinov LW 25 1 3 4 4 0 0 0
Stevenson, TurnerTurner Stevenson RW 23 1 3 4 20 0 0 1
Corkum, BobBob Corkum C 12 1 2 3 0 0 0 0
O'Donnell, SeanSean O'Donnell D 23 1 2 3 41 0 0 0
Daneyko, KenKen Daneyko D 25 0 3 3 21 0 0 0
White, ColinColin White D 25 0 3 3 42 0 0 0
Brodeur, MartinMartin Brodeur G 25 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
McKenzie, JimJim McKenzie LW 3 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
Sutton, KenKen Sutton D 6 0 0 0 13 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L GA GAA SO SA SV SV%
Brodeur, MartinMartin Brodeur 1505 25 15 10 52 2.07 4 507 455 .897
Team: 1505 25 15 10 52 2.07 4 507 455 .897

[4]

Note: GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; +/- = Plus/minus; PIM = Penalty minutes; PPG = Power-play goals; SHG = Short-handed goals; GWG = Game-winning goals
      MIN = Minutes played; W = Wins; L = Losses; T/OT = Ties/overtime losses; GA = Goals against; GAA = Goals against average; SO = Shutouts; SA = Shots against; SV = Shots saved; SV% = Save percentage;

Draft picks[edit]

The Devils' draft picks at the 2000 NHL Entry Draft at the Pengrowth Saddledome in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

Rd # Pick # Player Nat Pos Team (League) Notes
1 22 David Hale  United States D Sioux City Musketeers (USHL) [5]
2 39 Teemu Laine  Finland F Jokerit (Finland) [6]
2 56 Aleksander Suglobov  Russia RW Torpedo-2 Yaroslavl (Russia) [7]
2 57 Matt de Marchi  United States D University of Minnesota (WCHA) [5]
2 62 Paul Martin  United States D Elk River High School (USHS–MN)
3 67 Max Birbraer  Kazakhstan LW Newmarket Hurricanes (OPJHL) [6]
3 76 Michael Rupp  United States LW Erie Otters (OHL) [8]
4 125 Phil Cole  Canada D Lethbridge Hurricanes (WHL)
5 135 Mike Danton  Canada C Barrie Colts (OHL) [9]
5 164 Matus Kostur  Slovakia G HKm Zvolen (Slovakia)
6 194 Deryk Engelland  Canada D Moose Jaw Warriors (WHL)
7 198 Ken Magowan  Canada LW Vernon Vipers (BCHL) [10]
8 257 Warren McCutcheon  Canada C Lethbridge Hurricanes (WHL)
9 290 No ninth-round pick[11]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.hockey-reference.com/leagues/NHL_2001.html
  2. ^ "2000-2001 Division Standings". NHL.com. Retrieved July 15, 2012. 
  3. ^ "2000–2001 Standings by Conference". National Hockey League. Retrieved July 15, 2012. 
  4. ^ "2000-01 New Jersey Devils Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com". hockey-reference.com. Retrieved 2009-06-02. 
  5. ^ a b The Devils acquired the 2000 first-round draft pick (Hale), 2000 second-round pick (DeMarchi), and Claude Lemieux from Colorado for Brian Rolston and the Devils' original 2000 first-round pick (later transferred to Boston and used on Martin Samuelsson) on November 3, 1999.
  6. ^ a b The Devils acquired the Islanders' 2000 second-round pick (Laine) and Atlanta's 2000 third-round pick (Birbraer) from Vancouver for Vadim Sharifijanov and the Devils' 2000 third-round pick (used on Tim Branham) on January 14, 2000.
  7. ^ No source exists to indicate where the Devils acquired the pick used on Suglobov.
  8. ^ The Devils acquired the 2000 third-round pick from Chicago for Bryan Muir on November 13, 1998. Rupp scored the Stanley Cup-winning goal for the Devils against the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim in Game 7 of the 2003 Stanley Cup Finals. The Devils had traded their original third-round pick to Vancouver (see above note on Laine and Birbraer).
  9. ^ No source exists to indicate how the Devils acquired the pick used on Danton. Danton is currently serving a prison term for conspiracy to commit murder after hiring a hitman to kill his agent.
  10. ^ The Devils acquired the 2000 seventh-round pick, along with Sylvain Cloutier and Jeff Williams, from Atlanta for Wes Mason and Eric Bertrand on November 1, 1999. The Devils' official transaction page does not include this draft pick in the transaction. Magowan's profile on HockeyDB.com. The Devils' original 2000 seventh-round pick (used on Brian Eklund) had been traded to Tampa Bay in exchange for Steve Kelly on October 7, 1999.
  11. ^ The Devils traded their 2000 ninth-round pick (used on Simon Gamache) to Atlanta for Steve Staios on June 12, 2000.