2001–02 New York Rangers season

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2001–02 New York Rangers
Division 4th Atlantic
Conference 11th Eastern
2001–02 record 36–38–4–4
Goals for 227
Goals against 258
Team information
General Manager Glen Sather
Coach Ron Low
Captain Mark Messier
Arena Madison Square Garden
Average attendance 18,038 (99.1%)
Team leaders
Goals Eric Lindros (37)
Assists Brian Leetch (45)
Points Eric Lindros (73)
Penalties in minutes Theoren Fleury (216)
Wins Mike Richter (24)
Goals against average Johan Holmqvist (0.00)
<2000–01 2002–03>

The 2001–02 New York Rangers season was the 76th season for the team in the National Hockey League (NHL). During the regular season, the Rangers finished fourth in the Atlantic Division, compiling a 36–38–4–4 record.[1] Their 11th-place finish in the Eastern Conference kept them out of the Stanley Cup playoffs for the fifth straight season.[2] Head coach Ron Low was fired after the season.[3]

Pre-season[edit]

On September 20, 2001, in the middle of a 2–2 game between the Philadelphia Flyers and New York Rangers, the game was stopped. A message from United States President George W. Bush about the September 11 attacks was broadcast on the arena video screen. After the message, the game did not resume and it was declared a 2–2 tie.[4]

Regular season[edit]

The Rangers struggled in short-handed situations, finishing the regular season with the most power-play opportunities against (398), the most power-play goals allowed (80) and the lowest penalty-kill percentage (79.90%).[5]

Final standings[edit]

Atlantic Division
No. CR GP W L T OTL GF GA Pts
1 2 Philadelphia Flyers 82 42 27 10 3 234 192 97
2 5 New York Islanders 82 42 28 8 4 239 220 96
3 6 New Jersey Devils 82 41 28 9 4 205 187 95
4 11 New York Rangers 82 36 38 4 4 227 258 80
5 12 Pittsburgh Penguins 82 28 41 8 5 198 249 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.

Eastern Conference[6]
R Div GP W L T OTL GF GA Pts
1 Z- Boston Bruins NE 82 43 24 6 9 236 201 101
2 Y- Philadelphia Flyers AT 82 42 27 10 3 234 192 97
3 Y- Carolina Hurricanes SE 82 35 26 16 5 217 217 91
4 X- Toronto Maple Leafs NE 82 43 25 10 4 249 207 100
5 X- New York Islanders AT 82 42 28 8 4 239 220 96
6 X- New Jersey Devils AT 82 41 28 9 4 205 187 95
7 X- Ottawa Senators NE 82 39 27 9 7 243 208 94
8 X- Montreal Canadiens NE 82 36 31 12 3 207 209 87
8.5
9 Washington Capitals SE 82 36 33 11 2 228 240 85
10 Buffalo Sabres NE 82 35 35 11 2 213 200 82
11 New York Rangers AT 82 36 38 4 4 227 258 80
12 Pittsburgh Penguins AT 82 28 41 8 5 198 249 69
13 Tampa Bay Lightning SE 82 27 40 11 4 178 219 69
14 Florida Panthers SE 82 22 44 10 6 180 250 60
15 Atlanta Thrashers SE 82 19 47 11 5 187 288 54

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

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


Schedule and results[edit]

2001-02 Game Log

Playoffs[edit]

The Rangers failed to qualify for the 2002 Stanley Cup playoffs, missing the playoffs for the fifth consecutive season.[2]

Player statistics[edit]

Skaters
Goaltenders
Regular Season
Player GP TOI W L T GA GAA SA SV% SO
Richter, MikeMike Richter 55 3195 24 26 4 157 2.95 1832 .906 2
Blackburn, DanDan Blackburn 31 1737 12 16 0 95 3.28 1030 .898 0

Denotes player spent time with another team before joining Rangers. Stats reflect time with Rangers only.
Traded mid-season. Stats reflect time with Rangers only.

[7]

Draft picks[edit]

New York's picks at the 2001 NHL Entry Draft in Sunrise, Florida at the National Car Rental Center.[8][9]

Round # Player Position Nationality College/Junior/Club Team (League)
1 10 Dan Blackburn G  Canada Kootenay Ice (WHL)
2 40 Fedor Tyutin D  Russia SKA Saint Petersburg (Russia)
3 79 Garth Murray C  Canada Regina Pats (WHL)
4 113 Bryce Lampman D  United States Omaha Lancers (USHL)
5 139 Shawn Collymore RW  Canada Quebec Remparts (QMJHL)
6 176 Marek Zidlicky D  Czech Republic HIFK (FNL)
7 206 Petr Preucil LW  Czech Republic Quebec Remparts (QMJHL)
7 226 Pontus Petterstrom LW  Sweden Tingsryds (Sweden)
8 230 Leonid Zvachkin D  Russia Podolsk Jr. (Russia)
8 238 Ryan Hollweg C  United States Medicine Hat Tigers (WHL)
9 269 Juris Stals C  Czech Republic Lukko (FNL)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2001–02 New York Rangers Roster and Statistics". Hockey-Reference. Retrieved June 12, 2010. 
  2. ^ a b Reel, Ursula (April 15, 2002). "Rangers aim higher by firing Low". The Hour. Associated Press. Retrieved June 12, 2010. 
  3. ^ "New York Rangers fire coach Ron Low". Bangor Daily News. April 16, 2002. p. C5. Retrieved February 29, 2016. 
  4. ^ Hockey’s Book of Firsts, p.71, James Duplacey, JG Press, ISBN 978-1-57215-037-9
  5. ^ "2001–02 NHL Season Summary". Hockey-Reference. Retrieved December 3, 2013. 
  6. ^ "2001–2002 Standings by Conference". National Hockey League. Retrieved March 31, 2012. 
  7. ^ "2001-02 New York Rangers". hockeydb.com. Retrieved 2010-08-02. 
  8. ^ "2001 NHL Entry Draft". Hockey-Reference. Retrieved August 4, 2012. 
  9. ^ "NHL Draft History". National Hockey League. Retrieved August 4, 2012.