2001–02 Los Angeles Kings season

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2001–02 Los Angeles Kings
Division 3rd Pacific
2001–02 record 40–27–11–4
Goals for 214
Goals against 190
Team information
General Manager Dave Taylor
Coach Andy Murray
Captain Mattias Norstrom
Arena Staples Center
Team leaders
Goals Zigmund Palffy (32)
Assists Jason Allison (55)
Points Jason Allison (74)
Penalties in minutes Ian Laperriere (125)
Plus/minus Craig Johnson (+14)
Aaron Miller (+14)
Wins Felix Potvin (31)
Goals against average Jamie Storr (1.90)

The 2001–02 Los Angeles Kings season was the Kings' 35th season in the NHL.

Offseason[edit]

NHL draft[edit]

Los Angeles's draft picks at the 2001 NHL Entry Draft held at the National Car Rental Center in Sunrise, Florida.

Round # Player Nationality College/Junior/Club Team (League)
1 18 Jens Karlsson  Sweden Frolunda HC (Sweden)
1 30 Dave Steckel  United States Ohio State University (NCAA)
2 49 Michael Cammalleri  Canada University of Michigan (NCAA)
2 51 Jaroslav Bednar  Czech Republic HIFK (Finland)
3 83 Henrik Juntunen  Finland Karpat (Finland)
4 116 Richard Petiot  Canada Camrose Kodiaks (AJHL)
5 152 Terry Denike  Canada Weyburn Red Wings (SJHL)
5 153 Tuukka Mantyla  Finland Tappara (Finland)
7 214 Cristobal Huet  France HC Lugano (Switzerland)
8 237 Mike Gabinet  Canada University of Nebraska at Omaha (NCAA)
9 277 Sebastien Laplante  Canada Rayside-Balfour Sabrecats (NOJHL)

Regular season[edit]

The Kings tied the Red Wings for most power-play goals scored during the regular season, with 73, and had the best power-play percentage, at 20.68%.[1]

All-Star game[edit]

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The 52nd National Hockey League All-Star Game took place on February 2, 2002, at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. The final score was World 8, North America 5.

Season standings[edit]

Pacific Division
No. CR GP W L T OTL GF GA Pts
1 3 San Jose Sharks 82 44 27 8 3 248 189 99
2 6 Phoenix Coyotes 82 40 27 9 6 228 210 95
3 7 Los Angeles Kings 82 40 27 11 4 214 190 95
4 10 Dallas Stars 82 36 28 13 5 215 213 90
5 13 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim 82 29 42 8 3 175 198 69

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[2]
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 T October 4, 2001 2–2 OT Phoenix Coyotes (2001–02) 0–0–1–0
2 L October 7, 2001 3–4 Minnesota Wild (2001–02) 0–1–1–0
3 L October 9, 2001 1–2 @ Dallas Stars (2001–02) 0–2–1–0
4 W October 11, 2001 6–5 @ St. Louis Blues (2001–02) 1–2–1–0
5 L October 13, 2001 0–1 Tampa Bay Lightning (2001–02) 1–3–1–0
6 OTL October 16, 2001 2–3 OT Washington Capitals (2001–02) 1–3–1–1
7 W October 18, 2001 4–1 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim (2001–02) 2–3–1–1
8 L October 20, 2001 2–3 @ Detroit Red Wings (2001–02) 2–4–1–1
9 W October 23, 2001 7–1 @ Columbus Blue Jackets (2001–02) 3–4–1–1
10 L October 25, 2001 0–3 @ Tampa Bay Lightning (2001–02) 3–5–1–1
11 L October 26, 2001 2–3 @ Florida Panthers (2001–02) 3–6–1–1
12 OTL October 28, 2001 2–3 OT @ Carolina Hurricanes (2001–02) 3–6–1–2
13 L October 30, 2001 1–5 @ Chicago Blackhawks (2001–02) 3–7–1–2
14 L November 1, 2001 2–3 Chicago Blackhawks (2001–02) 3–8–1–2
15 W November 3, 2001 4–1 Atlanta Thrashers (2001–02) 4–8–1–2
16 L November 8, 2001 2–3 Calgary Flames (2001–02) 4–9–1–2
17 W November 10, 2001 3–2 OT Detroit Red Wings (2001–02) 5–9–1–2
18 L November 15, 2001 3–4 Dallas Stars (2001–02) 5–10–1–2
19 L November 17, 2001 2–4 @ Detroit Red Wings (2001–02) 5–11–1–2
20 T November 18, 2001 2–2 OT @ Minnesota Wild (2001–02) 5–11–2–2
21 T November 20, 2001 5–5 OT @ Calgary Flames (2001–02) 5–11–3–2
22 W November 22, 2001 4–2 @ Edmonton Oilers (2001–02) 6–11–3–2
23 W November 24, 2001 3–1 San Jose Sharks (2001–02) 7–11–3–2
24 L November 29, 2001 1–3 Edmonton Oilers (2001–02) 7–12–3–2
25 W December 1, 2001 4–2 Nashville Predators (2001–02) 8–12–3–2
26 L December 3, 2001 0–2 Calgary Flames (2001–02) 8–13–3–2
27 T December 6, 2001 1–1 OT St. Louis Blues (2001–02) 8–13–4–2
28 L December 8, 2001 0–2 @ St. Louis Blues (2001–02) 8–14–4–2
29 W December 9, 2001 5–2 @ Chicago Blackhawks (2001–02) 9–14–4–2
30 T December 11, 2001 1–1 OT @ Nashville Predators (2001–02) 9–14–5–2
31 W December 13, 2001 6–3 Vancouver Canucks (2001–02) 10–14–5–2
32 W December 15, 2001 3–2 Columbus Blue Jackets (2001–02) 11–14–5–2
33 W December 16, 2001 3–2 OT @ Mighty Ducks of Anaheim (2001–02) 12–14–5–2
34 W December 18, 2001 3–1 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (2001–02) 13–14–5–2
35 W December 20, 2001 4–2 @ Ottawa Senators (2001–02) 14–14–5–2
36 L December 22, 2001 1–2 @ Montreal Canadiens (2001–02) 14–15–5–2
37 T December 26, 2001 1–1 OT @ Phoenix Coyotes (2001–02) 14–15–6–2
38 T December 27, 2001 2–2 OT Mighty Ducks of Anaheim (2001–02) 14–15–7–2
39 L December 29, 2001 4–5 New York Rangers (2001–02) 14–16–7–2
40 W January 2, 2002 3–1 Florida Panthers (2001–02) 15–16–7–2
41 W January 5, 2002 3–0 @ New York Islanders (2001–02) 16–16–7–2
42 W January 7, 2002 3–2 @ New Jersey Devils (2001–02) 17–16–7–2
43 W January 9, 2002 4–0 @ New York Rangers (2001–02) 18–16–7–2
44 L January 10, 2002 0–5 @ Boston Bruins (2001–02) 18–17–7–2
45 W January 12, 2002 3–2 @ San Jose Sharks (2001–02) 19–17–7–2
46 W January 15, 2002 2–0 Nashville Predators (2001–02) 20–17–7–2
47 W January 17, 2002 4–2 Buffalo Sabres (2001–02) 21–17–7–2
48 L January 19, 2002 2–3 New York Islanders (2001–02) 21–18–7–2
49 W January 21, 2002 4–2 @ Mighty Ducks of Anaheim (2001–02) 22–18–7–2
50 W January 24, 2002 4–1 Minnesota Wild (2001–02) 23–18–7–2
51 L January 26, 2002 2–4 Colorado Avalanche (2001–02) 23–19–7–2
52 W January 28, 2002 6–4 @ Colorado Avalanche (2001–02) 24–19–7–2
53 W January 30, 2002 2–0 @ Minnesota Wild (2001–02) 25–19–7–2
54 L February 4, 2002 1–3 Philadelphia Flyers (2001–02) 25–20–7–2
55 W February 7, 2002 2–1 Carolina Hurricanes (2001–02) 26–20–7–2
56 OTL February 8, 2002 5–6 OT @ Phoenix Coyotes (2001–02) 26–20–7–3
57 W February 11, 2002 2–1 Dallas Stars (2001–02) 27–20–7–3
58 T February 13, 2002 2–2 OT Phoenix Coyotes (2001–02) 27–20–8–3
59 W February 26, 2002 5–1 @ Columbus Blue Jackets (2001–02) 28–20–8–3
60 W February 27, 2002 5–4 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (2001–02) 29–20–8–3
61 L March 2, 2002 0–2 Columbus Blue Jackets (2001–02) 29–21–8–3
62 T March 4, 2002 1–1 OT Ottawa Senators (2001–02) 29–21–9–3
63 OTL March 6, 2002 2–3 OT @ Dallas Stars (2001–02) 29–21–9–4
64 W March 7, 2002 3–2 @ Nashville Predators (2001–02) 30–21–9–4
65 L March 9, 2002 3–4 @ Colorado Avalanche (2001–02) 30–22–9–4
66 W March 11, 2002 2–1 Chicago Blackhawks (2001–02) 31–22–9–4
67 W March 14, 2002 2–1 St. Louis Blues (2001–02) 32–22–9–4
68 W March 16, 2002 4–3 Pittsburgh Penguins (2001–02) 33–22–9–4
69 W March 18, 2002 3–2 @ San Jose Sharks (2001–02) 34–22–9–4
70 W March 21, 2002 3–1 Colorado Avalanche (2001–02) 35–22–9–4
71 W March 23, 2002 3–0 San Jose Sharks (2001–02) 36–22–9–4
72 L March 24, 2002 0–4 @ Phoenix Coyotes (2001–02) 36–23–9–4
73 L March 26, 2002 0–4 @ Vancouver Canucks (2001–02) 36–24–9–4
74 T March 28, 2002 2–2 OT @ Edmonton Oilers (2001–02) 36–24–10–4
75 L March 30, 2002 3–5 @ Calgary Flames (2001–02) 36–25–10–4
76 T April 2, 2002 4–4 OT Vancouver Canucks (2001–02) 36–25–11–4
77 W April 4, 2002 3–0 Detroit Red Wings (2001–02) 37–25–11–4
78 W April 6, 2002 4–3 OT Edmonton Oilers (2001–02) 38–25–11–4
79 W April 8, 2002 3–0 Dallas Stars (2001–02) 39–25–11–4
80 L April 11, 2002 2–5 @ Vancouver Canucks (2001–02) 39–26–11–4
81 L April 13, 2002 1–3 @ San Jose Sharks (2001–02) 39–27–11–4
82 W April 14, 2002 1–0 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim (2001–02) 40–27–11–4

Playoffs[edit]

Round 1: Los Angeles vs. Colorado[edit]

Colorado won series 4–3


Player statistics[edit]

Regular season
Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
Jason Allison C 73 19 55 74 68 2 5 0 2
Adam Deadmarsh RW 76 29 33 62 71 8 12 0 5
Zigmund Palffy RW 63 32 27 59 26 5 15 1 6
Jaroslav Modry D 80 4 38 42 65 -4 4 0 0
Bryan Smolinski C 80 13 25 38 56 7 4 1 0
Steve Heinze RW 73 15 16 31 46 -15 8 0 4
Philippe Boucher D 80 7 23 30 94 0 4 0 2
Mathieu Schneider D 55 7 23 30 68 3 4 0 0
Craig Johnson LW 72 13 14 27 24 14 4 1 3
Eric Belanger C 53 8 16 24 21 2 2 1 1
Ian Laperriere RW 81 8 14 22 125 5 0 0 3
Lubomir Visnovsky D 72 4 17 21 14 -5 1 0 2
Mikko Eloranta LW 71 9 9 18 54 0 1 0 2
Aaron Miller D 74 5 12 17 54 14 0 1 3
Brad Chartrand C 46 7 9 16 40 5 0 0 1
Kelly Buchberger RW 74 6 7 13 105 -13 0 0 1
Glen Murray RW 9 6 5 11 0 5 4 0 2
Mattias Norstrom D 79 2 9 11 38 -2 0 0 0
Nelson Emerson RW 41 5 2 7 25 -8 0 0 1
Randy Robitaille C 18 4 3 7 17 -9 2 0 0
Jaroslav Bednar RW 22 4 2 6 8 -4 1 0 2
Andreas Lilja D 26 1 4 5 22 3 1 0 0
Cliff Ronning C 14 1 4 5 8 0 1 0 0
Jozef Stumpel C 9 1 3 4 4 1 0 0 0
Ken Belanger LW 43 2 0 2 85 -5 0 0 0
Adam Mair C 18 1 1 2 57 1 0 0 0
Rob Valicevic RW 17 1 1 2 8 -4 0 0 0
Jere Karalahti D 30 0 1 1 29 -5 0 0 0
Steve Kelly C 8 0 1 1 2 -1 0 0 0
Felix Potvin G 71 0 1 1 19 0 0 0 0
Kip Brennan LW 4 0 0 0 22 1 0 0 0
Ted Donato LW 2 0 0 0 2 -2 0 0 0
Ryan Flinn LW 10 0 0 0 51 0 0 0 0
Jason Holland D 3 0 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0
Jamie Storr G 19 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T/OT GA GAA SO SA SV SV%
Felix Potvin 4071 71 31 27 8 157 2.31 6 1686 1529 .907
Jamie Storr 886 19 9 4 3 28 1.90 2 360 332 .922
Team: 4957 82 40 31 11 185 2.24 8 2046 1861 .910
Playoffs
Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
Zigmund Palffy RW 7 4 5 9 0 4 0 0 0
Jason Allison C 7 3 3 6 4 2 0 0 1
Adam Deadmarsh RW 4 1 3 4 2 0 0 0 0
Craig Johnson LW 7 1 2 3 2 3 0 0 1
Bryan Smolinski C 7 2 0 2 2 -1 1 0 0
Brad Chartrand C 7 1 1 2 2 0 0 0 1
Mikko Eloranta LW 7 1 1 2 2 -1 0 0 0
Jaroslav Modry D 7 0 2 2 0 1 0 0 0
Philippe Boucher D 5 0 1 1 2 2 0 0 0
Nelson Emerson RW 5 0 1 1 2 1 0 0 0
Ian Laperriere RW 7 0 1 1 9 -5 0 0 0
Cliff Ronning C 4 0 1 1 2 -1 0 0 0
Mathieu Schneider D 7 0 1 1 18 -8 0 0 0
Lubomir Visnovsky D 4 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0
Jaroslav Bednar RW 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Eric Belanger C 7 0 0 0 4 -5 0 0 0
Kelly Buchberger RW 7 0 0 0 7 -3 0 0 0
Steve Heinze RW 4 0 0 0 2 -1 0 0 0
Steve Kelly C 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Andreas Lilja D 5 0 0 0 6 -1 0 0 0
Aaron Miller D 7 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
Mattias Norstrom D 7 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0
Felix Potvin G 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Jamie Storr G 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L GA GAA SO SA SV SV%
Felix Potvin 417 7 3 4 15 2.16 1 201 186 .925
Jamie Storr 1 1 0 0 0 0.00 0 0 0
Team: 418 7 3 4 15 2.15 1 201 186 .925

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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;

References[edit]