2001–02 Washington Capitals season

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2001–02 Washington Capitals
Division 2nd Southeast
Conference 9th Eastern
2001–02 record 36–33–11
Goals for 228
Goals against 240
Team information
General Manager George McPhee
Coach Ron Wilson
Captain Steve Konowalchuk and
Brendan Witt
Arena MCI Center
Team leaders
Goals Peter Bondra (39)
Assists Adam Oates (57)
Points Jaromir Jagr (79)
Penalties in minutes Chris Simon (137)
Wins Olaf Kolzig (31)
Goals against average Sebastien Charpentier (2.46)

The 2001–02 Washington Capitals season was the team's 28th season of play. The team finished second in the Southeast, but ninth-overall in the Eastern Conference to miss the playoffs.

Off-season[edit]

Regular season[edit]

The Caps tied the New Jersey Devils for fewest short-handed goals scored, with just 2.[1]

Final standings[edit]

Southeast Division
No. CR GP W L T OTL GF GA Pts
1 3 Carolina Hurricanes 82 35 26 16 5 217 217 91
2 9 Washington Capitals 82 36 33 11 2 228 240 85
3 13 Tampa Bay Lightning 82 27 40 11 4 178 219 69
4 14 Florida Panthers 82 22 44 10 6 180 250 60
5 15 Atlanta Thrashers 82 19 47 11 5 187 288 54

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[2]
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]

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

Playoffs[edit]

The Capitals did not make the playoffs, which ended their two season playoff streak.

Player statistics[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
Jagr, JaromirJaromir Jagr RW 69 31 48 79 30 0 10 0 3
Bondra, PeterPeter Bondra RW 77 39 31 70 80 -2 17 1 8
Oates, AdamAdam Oates C 66 11 57 68 22 -2 3 0 1
Gonchar, SergeiSergei Gonchar D 76 26 33 59 58 -1 7 0 2
Dahlen, UlfUlf Dahlen LW 69 23 29 52 8 -5 7 0 4
Zubrus, DainiusDainius Zubrus C 71 17 26 43 38 5 4 0 3
Nikolishin, AndreiAndrei Nikolishin C 80 13 23 36 40 -1 1 0 0
Simon, ChrisChris Simon LW 82 14 17 31 137 -8 1 0 1
Khristich, DmitriDmitri Khristich LW/C 61 9 12 21 12 2 3 0 2
Halpern, JeffJeff Halpern C 48 5 14 19 29 -9 0 0 4
Metropolit, GlenGlen Metropolit C 33 1 16 17 6 3 0 0 0
Klee, KenKen Klee D 68 8 8 16 38 4 2 0 3
Cote, SylvainSylvain Cote D 70 3 11 14 26 -15 1 0 2
Konowalchuk, SteveSteve Konowalchuk LW 28 2 12 14 23 -2 0 0 0
Kucera, FrantisekFrantisek Kucera D 56 1 13 14 12 7 0 0 0
Pettinger, MattMatt Pettinger LW 61 7 3 10 44 -8 1 0 1
Witt, BrendanBrendan Witt D 68 3 7 10 78 -1 0 0 0
Forbes, ColinColin Forbes C 38 5 3 8 15 -2 0 1 1
Sacco, JoeJoe Sacco RW 65 0 7 7 51 -13 0 0 0
Reekie, JoeJoe Reekie D 38 2 4 6 41 -7 0 0 0
Zettler, RobRob Zettler D 49 1 4 5 56 3 0 0 0
Peat, StephenStephen Peat RW 38 2 2 4 85 -1 0 0 0
Fortin, Jean-FrancoisJean-Francois Fortin D 36 1 3 4 20 -1 0 0 0
Linden, TrevorTrevor Linden RW 16 1 2 3 6 -2 1 0 0
Johansson, CalleCalle Johansson D 11 2 0 2 8 -4 0 0 1
Yonkman, NolanNolan Yonkman D 11 1 0 1 4 3 0 0 0
Ciernik, IvanIvan Ciernik RW 6 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0
Corrinet, ChrisChris Corrinet RW 8 0 1 1 6 -4 0 0 0
Ferraro, ChrisChris Ferraro C 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
Ferraro, PeterPeter Ferraro LW 4 0 1 1 0 -1 0 0 0
Hogue, BenoitBenoit Hogue C 9 0 1 1 4 2 0 0 0
Kolzig, OlafOlaf Kolzig G 71 0 1 1 8 0 0 0 0
Rohloff, ToddTodd Rohloff D 16 0 1 1 14 -2 0 0 0
Whitfield, TrentTrent Whitfield C 24 0 1 1 28 -3 0 0 0
Billington, CraigCraig Billington G 17 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Boileau, PatrickPatrick Boileau D 2 0 0 0 2 -1 0 0 0
Charpentier, SebastienSebastien Charpentier G 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Cutta, JakubJakub Cutta D 2 0 0 0 0 -3 0 0 0
Farrell, MikeMike Farrell RW 8 0 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0
Melanson, DeanDean Melanson D 4 0 0 0 4 1 0 0 0
Sutherby, BrianBrian Sutherby C 7 0 0 0 2 -3 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T/OT GA GAA SO SA SV SV%
Kolzig, OlafOlaf Kolzig 4131 71 31 29 8 192 2.79 6 1977 1785 .903
Billington, CraigCraig Billington 710 17 4 5 3 36 3.04 0 295 259 .878
Charpentier, SebastienSebastien Charpentier 122 2 1 1 0 5 2.46 0 78 73 .936
Team: 4963 82 36 35 11 233 2.82 6 2350 2117 .901

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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]

Transactions[edit]

Roster[edit]

Draft picks[edit]

Farm teams[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.hockey-reference.com/leagues/NHL_2002.html
  2. ^ "2001–2002 Standings by Conference". National Hockey League. Retrieved March 31, 2012. 
  3. ^ "2001-02 Washington Capitals Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com". hockey-reference.com. Retrieved 2009-06-01. 

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