2001–02 Colorado Avalanche season

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2001–02 Colorado Avalanche
Northwest Division champions
Division 1st Northwest
Conference 2nd Western
2001–02 record 45–28–8–1
Goals for 212
Goals against 169
Team information
General Manager Pierre Lacroix
Coach Bob Hartley
Captain Joe Sakic
Arena Pepsi Center
Team leaders
Goals Joe Sakic (26)
Assists Joe Sakic (53)
Points Joe Sakic (79)
Penalties in minutes Scott Parker (154)
Wins Patrick Roy (32)
Goals against average David Aebischer (1.88)

The 2001–02 Colorado Avalanche season was the Avalanche's seventh season. At the end of the regular season, Patrick Roy had a goals against average (GAA) of 1.94 and a save percentage of .925. For his efforts, Roy earned the William M. Jennings Trophy and was a First Team All-Star for the fourth time in his career.[1] The Avalanche beat the Los Angeles Kings in the first round in seven games, then San Jose in the second round in seven games, but lost to the higher-seeded Detroit Red Wings in seven games after being up 3–2 in the series and lost game 7, 7–0, against Detroit.

Regular season[edit]

  • December 26, 2001: In a 2–0 shutout over the Dallas Stars, Patrick Roy became the first goalie to win 500 games in a career.[2]

The Avalanche finished the regular season first overall in goaltending, having allowed 169 goals. They also led the league in shutouts, with 11. Combined with the 10 games in which the team itself was shut out, 21 of the Avalanche's 82 regular-season games ended in a shutout.[3][4]

Final standings[edit]

Northwest Division
No. CR GP W L T OTL GF GA Pts
1 2 Colorado Avalanche 82 45 28 8 1 212 169 99
2 8 Vancouver Canucks 82 42 30 7 3 254 211 94
3 9 Edmonton Oilers 82 38 28 12 4 205 182 92
4 11 Calgary Flames 82 32 35 12 3 201 220 79
5 12 Minnesota Wild 82 26 35 12 9 195 238 73

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.

Western Conference[5]
R Div GP W L T OTL GF GA Pts
1 p – Detroit Red Wings CEN 82 51 17 10 4 251 187 116
2 y – Colorado Avalanche NW 82 45 28 8 1 212 169 99
3 y – San Jose Sharks PAC 82 44 27 8 3 248 199 99
4 St. Louis Blues CEN 82 43 27 8 4 227 188 98
5 Chicago Blackhawks CEN 82 41 27 13 1 216 207 96
6 Phoenix Coyotes PAC 82 40 27 9 6 228 210 95
7 Los Angeles Kings PAC 82 40 27 11 4 214 190 95
8 Vancouver Canucks NW 82 42 30 7 3 254 211 94
8.5
9 Edmonton Oilers NW 82 38 28 12 4 205 182 92
10 Dallas Stars PAC 82 36 28 13 5 215 213 90
11 Calgary Flames NW 82 32 35 12 3 201 220 79
12 Minnesota Wild NW 82 26 35 12 9 195 238 73
13 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim PAC 82 29 42 8 3 175 198 69
14 Nashville Predators CEN 82 28 41 13 0 196 230 69
15 Columbus Blue Jackets CEN 82 22 47 8 5 164 255 57

Divisions: CEN – Central, PAC – Pacific, NW – Northwest

bold – Qualified for playoffs; p – Won Presidents' Trophy; y – Won division


Schedule and results[edit]

No. R Date Score Opponent Record
1 W October 3, 2001 3–1 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (2001–02) 1–0–0–0
2 W October 9, 2001 5–4 Vancouver Canucks (2001–02) 2–0–0–0
3 L October 11, 2001 3–5 @ Edmonton Oilers (2001–02) 2–1–0–0
4 L October 13, 2001 0–4 @ Vancouver Canucks (2001–02) 2–2–0–0
5 W October 16, 2001 2–1 Tampa Bay Lightning (2001–02) 3–2–0–0
6 L October 18, 2001 1–4 Edmonton Oilers (2001–02) 3–3–0–0
7 W October 20, 2001 5–0 @ Columbus Blue Jackets (2001–02) 4–3–0–0
8 L October 21, 2001 2–4 @ Chicago Blackhawks (2001–02) 4–4–0–0
9 W October 23, 2001 5–1 Carolina Hurricanes (2001–02) 5–4–0–0
10 W October 25, 2001 4–1 Vancouver Canucks (2001–02) 6–4–0–0
11 L October 27, 2001 0–1 @ Phoenix Coyotes (2001–02) 6–5–0–0
12 W October 28, 2001 3–2 @ Mighty Ducks of Anaheim (2001–02) 7–5–0–0
13 L October 31, 2001 0–1 St. Louis Blues (2001–02) 7–6–0–0
14 L November 2, 2001 2–4 @ Minnesota Wild (2001–02) 7–7–0–0
15 L November 3, 2001 1–4 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (2001–02) 7–8–0–0
16 T November 6, 2001 1–1 OT @ Montreal Canadiens (2001–02) 7–8–1–0
17 L November 8, 2001 0–1 @ Ottawa Senators (2001–02) 7–9–1–0
18 L November 10, 2001 0–2 @ Calgary Flames (2001–02) 7–10–1–0
19 W November 14, 2001 1–0 Minnesota Wild (2001–02) 8–10–1–0
20 W November 16, 2001 1–0 New York Islanders (2001–02) 9–10–1–0
21 W November 18, 2001 2–0 @ New Jersey Devils (2001–02) 10–10–1–0
22 L November 20, 2001 3–5 @ New York Rangers (2001–02) 10–11–1–0
23 L November 21, 2001 4–5 @ New York Islanders (2001–02) 10–12–1–0
24 W November 24, 2001 2–0 Edmonton Oilers (2001–02) 11–12–1–0
25 W November 27, 2001 4–1 Florida Panthers (2001–02) 12–12–1–0
26 W November 30, 2001 5–2 @ Vancouver Canucks (2001–02) 13–12–1–0
27 T December 1, 2001 2–2 OT @ Calgary Flames (2001–02) 13–12–2–0
28 W December 3, 2001 4–2 Ottawa Senators (2001–02) 14–12–2–0
29 W December 5, 2001 4–1 @ Detroit Red Wings (2001–02) 15–12–2–0
30 W December 7, 2001 4–1 @ Buffalo Sabres (2001–02) 16–12–2–0
31 W December 8, 2001 2–0 @ Columbus Blue Jackets (2001–02) 17–12–2–0
32 T December 10, 2001 1–1 OT Mighty Ducks of Anaheim (2001–02) 17–12–3–0
33 W December 12, 2001 5–1 Columbus Blue Jackets (2001–02) 18–12–3–0
34 L December 14, 2001 0–3 San Jose Sharks (2001–02) 18–13–3–0
35 W December 16, 2001 3–2 OT @ Minnesota Wild (2001–02) 19–13–3–0
36 W December 19, 2001 2–1 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim (2001–02) 20–13–3–0
37 T December 21, 2001 2–2 OT Calgary Flames (2001–02) 20–13–4–0
38 W December 23, 2001 6–3 Minnesota Wild (2001–02) 21–13–4–0
39 W December 26, 2001 2–0 @ Dallas Stars (2001–02) 22–13–4–0
40 L December 27, 2001 1–3 @ Chicago Blackhawks (2001–02) 22–14–4–0
41 L December 29, 2001 2–5 Philadelphia Flyers (2001–02) 22–15–4–0
42 T January 1, 2002 4–4 OT @ Nashville Predators (2001–02) 22–15–5–0
43 W January 3, 2002 3–2 OT New York Rangers (2001–02) 23–15–5–0
44 L January 5, 2002 1–3 @ Detroit Red Wings (2001–02) 23–16–5–0
45 W January 9, 2002 7–3 Chicago Blackhawks (2001–02) 24–16–5–0
46 T January 12, 2002 2–2 OT @ Edmonton Oilers (2001–02) 24–16–6–0
47 L January 15, 2002 0–1 OT San Jose Sharks (2001–02) 24–16–6–1
48 W January 17, 2002 3–2 OT Phoenix Coyotes (2001–02) 25–16–6–1
49 W January 19, 2002 3–1 @ San Jose Sharks (2001–02) 26–16–6–1
50 W January 21, 2002 3–2 Buffalo Sabres (2001–02) 27–16–6–1
51 W January 23, 2002 4–2 @ Edmonton Oilers (2001–02) 28–16–6–1
52 W January 24, 2002 2–0 @ Calgary Flames (2001–02) 29–16–6–1
53 W January 26, 2002 4–2 @ Los Angeles Kings (2001–02) 30–16–6–1
54 L January 28, 2002 4–6 Los Angeles Kings (2001–02) 30–17–6–1
55 L January 30, 2002 2–5 Nashville Predators (2001–02) 30–18–6–1
56 L February 4, 2002 1–3 Detroit Red Wings (2001–02) 30–19–6–1
57 W February 8, 2002 6–0 @ Minnesota Wild (2001–02) 31–19–6–1
58 L February 9, 2002 2–3 Chicago Blackhawks (2001–02) 31–20–6–1
59 W February 11, 2002 5–2 Boston Bruins (2001–02) 32–20–6–1
60 W February 13, 2002 3–1 St. Louis Blues (2001–02) 33–20–6–1
61 T February 26, 2002 2–2 OT Calgary Flames (2001–02) 33–20–7–1
62 W February 28, 2002 2–1 OT Phoenix Coyotes (2001–02) 34–20–7–1
63 L March 2, 2002 1–2 Dallas Stars (2001–02) 34–21–7–1
64 W March 4, 2002 2–0 New Jersey Devils (2001–02) 35–21–7–1
65 W March 6, 2002 4–1 Columbus Blue Jackets (2001–02) 36–21–7–1
66 W March 9, 2002 4–3 Los Angeles Kings (2001–02) 37–21–7–1
67 W March 11, 2002 3–2 @ St. Louis Blues (2001–02) 38–21–7–1
68 L March 14, 2002 0–2 @ Atlanta Thrashers (2001–02) 38–22–7–1
69 W March 16, 2002 2–1 @ Philadelphia Flyers (2001–02) 39–22–7–1
70 W March 17, 2002 5–4 @ Nashville Predators (2001–02) 40–22–7–1
71 L March 19, 2002 0–3 Washington Capitals (2001–02) 40–23–7–1
72 L March 21, 2002 1–3 @ Los Angeles Kings (2001–02) 40–24–7–1
73 L March 23, 2002 0–2 Detroit Red Wings (2001–02) 40–25–7–1
74 W March 28, 2002 3–2 @ San Jose Sharks (2001–02) 41–25–7–1
75 L March 30, 2002 3–5 @ Phoenix Coyotes (2001–02) 41–26–7–1
76 W April 1, 2002 5–1 Nashville Predators (2001–02) 42–26–7–1
77 W April 3, 2002 6–0 Atlanta Thrashers (2001–02) 43–26–7–1
78 L April 5, 2002 1–3 @ Dallas Stars (2001–02) 43–27–7–1
79 W April 7, 2002 4–2 @ St. Louis Blues (2001–02) 44–27–7–1
80 L April 9, 2002 1–2 Vancouver Canucks (2001–02) 44–28–7–1
81 W April 12, 2002 3–1 @ Mighty Ducks of Anaheim (2001–02) 45–28–7–1
82 T April 14, 2002 2–2 OT Dallas Stars (2001–02) 45–28–8–1

Playoffs[edit]

Western Conference Quarterfinals: (2) Colorado Avalanche vs. (7) Los Angeles Kings[edit]

Colorado won series 4–3


Western Conference Semifinals: (2) Colorado Avalanche vs. (3) San Jose Sharks[edit]

Colorado won series 4–3


Western Conference Final: (1) Detroit Red Wings vs. (2) Colorado Avalanche[edit]

Detroit won series 4–3


Player statistics[edit]

Regular season
Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
Sakic, JoeJoe Sakic C 82 26 53 79 18 12 9 1 4
Blake, RobRob Blake D 75 16 40 56 58 16 10 0 2
Tanguay, AlexAlex Tanguay LW 70 13 35 48 36 8 7 0 2
Drury, ChrisChris Drury C 82 21 25 46 38 1 5 0 6
Reinprecht, SteveSteve Reinprecht C 67 19 27 46 18 14 4 0 3
Hejduk, MilanMilan Hejduk RW 62 21 23 44 24 0 7 1 5
Skoula, MartinMartin Skoula D 82 10 21 31 42 -3 5 0 1
Vrbata, RadimRadim Vrbata RW 52 18 12 30 14 7 6 0 3
Foote, AdamAdam Foote D 55 5 22 27 55 7 1 1 0
Nieminen, VilleVille Nieminen LW 53 10 14 24 30 1 1 0 5
de Vries, GregGreg de Vries D 82 8 12 20 57 18 1 1 3
Yelle, StephaneStephane Yelle C 73 5 12 17 48 1 0 1 1
Messier, EricEric Messier LW 74 5 10 15 26 -5 0 0 3
Willsie, BrianBrian Willsie RW 56 7 7 14 14 4 2 0 1
Trepanier, PascalPascal Trepanier D 74 4 9 13 59 4 2 0 0
Hinote, DanDan Hinote RW 58 6 6 12 39 8 0 1 3
Podein, ShjonShjon Podein LW 41 6 6 12 39 0 0 1 2
Larsen, BradBrad Larsen LW 50 2 7 9 47 4 1 0 0
Keane, MikeMike Keane RW 22 2 5 7 16 -2 0 0 0
Hahl, RikuRiku Hahl C 22 2 3 5 14 1 0 0 1
Parker, ScottScott Parker RW 63 1 4 5 154 0 0 0 0
Nedorost, VaclavVaclav Nedorost C 25 2 2 4 2 -4 1 0 0
Gill, ToddTodd Gill D 36 0 4 4 25 3 0 0 0
Roy, PatrickPatrick Roy G 63 0 3 3 26 0 0 0 0
Fairchild, KellyKelly Fairchild C 10 2 0 2 2 1 0 0 0
Muir, BryanBryan Muir D 22 1 1 2 9 1 0 0 0
Krestanovich, JordanJordan Krestanovich LW 8 0 2 2 0 1 0 0 0
Daw, JeffJeff Daw C 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
Aebischer, DavidDavid Aebischer G 21 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0
Berry, RickRick Berry D 57 0 0 0 60 1 0 0 0
Kasparaitis, DariusDarius Kasparaitis D 11 0 0 0 19 1 0 0 0
Moore, SteveSteve Moore C 8 0 0 0 4 -4 0 0 0
Obsut, JaroslavJaroslav Obsut D 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T/OT GA GAA SO SA SV SV%
Roy, PatrickPatrick Roy 3773 63 32 23 8 122 1.94 9 1629 1507 .925
Aebischer, DavidDavid Aebischer 1184 21 13 6 0 37 1.88 2 538 501 .931
Team: 4957 82 45 29 8 159 1.92 11 2167 2008 .927
Playoffs
Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
Forsberg, PeterPeter Forsberg C 20 9 18 27 20 8 0 0 4
Sakic, JoeJoe Sakic C 21 9 10 19 4 -2 4 0 1
Tanguay, AlexAlex Tanguay LW 19 5 8 13 0 -8 3 0 0
de Vries, GregGreg de Vries D 21 4 9 13 2 1 0 0 1
Reinprecht, SteveSteve Reinprecht C 21 7 5 12 8 7 0 0 2
Blake, RobRob Blake D 20 6 6 12 16 -1 1 0 0
Drury, ChrisChris Drury C 21 5 7 12 10 4 1 0 3
Foote, AdamAdam Foote D 21 1 6 7 28 -2 0 0 0
Hejduk, MilanMilan Hejduk RW 16 3 3 6 4 -4 1 0 0
Skoula, MartinMartin Skoula D 21 0 6 6 2 -5 0 0 0
Keane, MikeMike Keane RW 18 1 4 5 8 0 0 0 0
Hahl, RikuRiku Hahl C 21 1 2 3 0 -3 0 0 0
Hinote, DanDan Hinote RW 19 1 2 3 9 -3 0 0 0
Messier, EricEric Messier LW 21 1 2 3 0 -4 0 0 0
Kasparaitis, DariusDarius Kasparaitis D 21 0 3 3 18 10 0 0 0
Larsen, BradBrad Larsen LW 21 1 1 2 13 -4 0 0 0
Roy, PatrickPatrick Roy G 21 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0
Yelle, StephaneStephane Yelle C 20 0 2 2 14 -3 0 0 0
Willsie, BrianBrian Willsie RW 4 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0
Aebischer, DavidDavid Aebischer G 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0
Muir, BryanBryan Muir D 21 0 0 0 2 -3 0 0 0
Trepanier, PascalPascal Trepanier D 2 0 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0
Vrbata, RadimRadim Vrbata RW 9 0 0 0 0 -5 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L GA GAA SO SA SV SV%
Roy, PatrickPatrick Roy 1241 21 11 10 52 2.51 3 572 520 .909
Aebischer, DavidDavid Aebischer 34 1 0 0 1 1.76 0 14 13 .929
Team: 1275 21 11 10 53 2.49 3 586 533 .910

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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]

Team trophies[edit]

Player awards and trophies[edit]

  • Patrick Roy, William Jennings Trophy
  • Patrick Roy, First Team All-Star

Transactions[edit]

Trades[edit]

Other transactions[edit]

Draft picks[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Patrick Roy, winning, nothing else, pp. 478–479, by Michel Roy, translated by Charles Phillips, 2008, John Wiley & Sons, Mississauga, ON, ISBN 978-0-470-15616-2
  2. ^ Patrick Roy, winning, nothing else, p 475, by Michel Roy, translated by Charles Phillips, 2008, John Wiley & Sons, Mississauga, ON, ISBN 978-0-470-15616-2
  3. ^ "2001-02 NHL Summary - Hockey-Reference.com". hockey-reference.com. Retrieved January 10, 2017. 
  4. ^ "2001-02 NHL Schedule and Results - Hockey-Reference.com". hockey-reference.com. Retrieved January 10, 2017. 
  5. ^ "2001-2002 Conference Standings Standings - NHL.com - Standings". NHL. 
  6. ^ "2001-02 Colorado Avalanche Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com". hockey-reference.com. Retrieved 2009-07-10. 

General[edit]