2001–02 Nashville Predators season

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2001–02 Nashville Predators
Division4th Central
Conference14th Western
2001–02 record28–41–13–0
Goals for196
Goals against230
Team information
General ManagerDavid Poile
CoachBarry Trotz
CaptainTom Fitzgerald (Oct-Mar)
Vacant (Mar-Apr)
ArenaGaylord Entertainment Center
Team leaders
GoalsDenis Arkhipov (20)
AssistsCliff Ronning (31)
PointsCliff Ronning (49)
Penalty minutesCale Hulse (121)
WinsMike Dunham (23)
Goals against averageMike Dunham (2.61)

The 2001–02 Nashville Predators season was the Nashville Predators' 4th season in the National Hockey League (NHL).

Off-season[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Final standings[edit]

Central Division
No. CR GP W L T OTL GF GA Pts
1 1 Detroit Red Wings 82 51 17 10 4 251 187 116
2 4 St. Louis Blues 82 43 27 8 4 227 188 98
3 5 Chicago Blackhawks 82 41 27 13 1 216 207 96
4 14 Nashville Predators 82 28 41 13 0 196 230 69
5 15 Columbus Blue Jackets 82 22 47 8 5 164 255 57

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[1]
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


Game log[edit]

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

Playoffs[edit]

The Predators missed the playoffs yet again for the fourth straight year.

Player stats[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
Cliff Ronning C 67 18 31 49 24 0 4 0 0
Greg Johnson C 82 18 26 44 38 -14 3 0 2
Denis Arkhipov C 82 20 22 42 16 -18 7 0 6
Kimmo Timonen D 82 13 29 42 28 2 9 0 1
Scott Hartnell LW 75 14 27 41 111 5 3 0 4
Andy Delmore D 73 16 22 38 22 -13 11 0 3
Vladimir Orszagh RW 79 15 21 36 56 -15 5 0 3
Martin Erat RW 80 9 24 33 32 -11 2 0 2
David Legwand C 63 11 19 30 54 1 1 1 1
Vitali Yachmenev LW 75 11 16 27 14 -16 1 2 0
Petr Tenkrat RW 58 8 16 24 28 -4 0 1 2
Karlis Skrastins D 82 4 13 17 36 -12 0 0 1
Tom Fitzgerald RW 63 7 9 16 33 -4 0 1 0
Greg Classen C 55 5 6 11 30 1 0 1 0
Andrew Berenzweig D 26 3 7 10 14 -3 0 0 1
Scott Walker RW 28 4 5 9 18 -13 1 0 0
Mark Eaton D 58 3 5 8 24 -12 0 0 0
Bill Houlder D 82 0 8 8 40 -1 0 0 0
Steve Dubinsky C 26 5 2 7 10 -2 0 0 0
Reid Simpson LW 26 5 0 5 69 -1 0 0 0
Jukka Hentunen RW 10 2 2 4 0 0 0 0 1
Patric Kjellberg RW 12 1 3 4 6 -3 0 0 0
Marian Cisar RW 10 1 2 3 8 -3 1 0 0
Mark Mowers C 14 1 2 3 2 -2 0 0 0
Nathan Perrott RW 22 1 2 3 74 -1 0 0 1
Stu Grimson LW 30 1 1 2 76 0 0 0 0
Mike Dunham G 58 0 2 2 2 0 0 0 0
Cale Hulse D 63 0 2 2 121 -18 0 0 0
Adam Hall RW 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
Jere Karalahti D 15 0 1 1 12 -1 0 0 0
Jonas Andersson RW 5 0 0 0 2 -2 0 0 0
Rich Brennan D 4 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0
David Gosselin RW 3 0 0 0 5 -1 0 0 0
Brett Hauer D 3 0 0 0 6 -3 0 0 0
Jan Lasak G 3 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0
Marc Moro D 13 0 0 0 23 -3 0 0 0
Yves Sarault LW 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Robert Schnabel D 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Pavel Skrbek D 3 0 0 0 2 -2 0 0 0
Jeremy Stevenson LW 4 0 0 0 9 0 0 0 0
Tomas Vokoun G 29 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T/OT GA GAA SO SA SV SV%
Mike Dunham 3316 58 23 24 9 144 2.61 3 1525 1381 .906
Tomas Vokoun 1471 29 5 14 4 66 2.69 2 678 612 .903
Jan Lasak 177 3 0 3 0 13 4.41 0 104 91 .875
Team: 4964 82 28 41 13 223 2.70 5 2307 2084 .903

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Note: Pos = Position; 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;

Awards and records[edit]

Transactions[edit]

Roster[edit]

Draft picks[edit]

Nashville'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 12 Dan Hamhuis  Canada Prince George Cougars (WHL)
2 33 Timofei Shishkanov  Russia Spartak Moscow (Russia)
2 42 Tomas Slovak  Slovakia HC Kosice (Slovakia)
3 75 Denis Platonov  Russia HC Saratov (Russia)
3 76 Oliver Setzinger  Austria Ilves (Finland)
4 98 Jordin Tootoo  Canada Brandon Wheat Kings (WHL)
6 178 Anton Lavrentiev  United States Ak Bars Kazan (Russia)
8 240 Gustav Grasberg  Sweden Mora IK (Sweden)
9 271 Mikko Lehtonen  Finland Karpat (Finland)

Farm teams[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  • Podnieks, Andrew (2000). The NHL All-Star Game: 50 years of the great tradition. Toronto: HarperCollins. ISBN 0-00-200058-X.

External links[edit]