2002–03 Florida Panthers season

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2002–03 Florida Panthers
Division 4th Southeast
Conference 11th Eastern
2002–03 record 24–36–13–9
Goals for 176
Goals against 237
Team information
General Manager Rick Dudley
Coach Mike Keenan
Captain Vacant
Arena Office Depot Center
Team leaders
Goals Olli Jokinen (36)
Assists Olli Jokinen (29)
Points Olli Jokinen (65)
Penalties in minutes Peter Worrell (193)
Plus/minus Andreas Lilja (+8)
Wins Roberto Luongo (20)
Goals against average Roberto Luongo (2.71)

The 2002–03 Florida Panthers season was their tenth season in the National Hockey League. They didn't make the playoffs, but did host the 53rd All-Star Game that season.

Offseason[edit]

NHL Draft[edit]

Regular season[edit]

All-Star Game[edit]

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The 53rd National Hockey League All-Star Game was held during the 2002–03 NHL season, and took place at the Office Depot Center in Sunrise, Florida, the home of the Florida Panthers, on February 2, 2003. It was the first All-Star Game since the 1997 All-Star Game to use the Eastern ConferenceWestern Conference format.

Final standings[edit]

Southeast Division
No. CR GP W L T OTL GF GA Pts
1 3 Tampa Bay Lightning 82 36 25 16 5 219 210 93
2 6 Washington Capitals 82 39 29 8 6 224 220 92
3 11 Atlanta Thrashers 82 31 39 7 5 226 284 74
4 13 Florida Panthers 82 24 36 13 9 176 237 70
5 15 Carolina Hurricanes 82 22 43 11 6 171 240 61

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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 P- Ottawa Senators NE 82 52 21 8 1 263 182 113
2 Y- New Jersey Devils AT 82 46 20 10 6 216 166 108
3 Y- Tampa Bay Lightning SE 82 36 25 16 5 219 210 93
4 X- Philadelphia Flyers AT 82 45 20 13 4 211 166 107
5 X- Toronto Maple Leafs NE 82 44 28 7 3 236 208 98
6 X- Washington Capitals SE 82 39 29 8 6 224 220 92
7 X- Boston Bruins NE 82 36 31 11 4 245 237 87
8 X- New York Islanders AT 82 35 34 11 2 224 231 83
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9 New York Rangers AT 82 32 36 10 4 210 231 78
10 Montreal Canadiens NE 82 30 35 8 9 206 234 77
11 Atlanta Thrashers SE 82 31 39 7 5 226 284 74
12 Buffalo Sabres NE 82 27 37 10 8 190 219 72
13 Florida Panthers SE 82 24 36 13 9 176 237 70
14 Pittsburgh Penguins AT 82 27 44 6 5 189 255 65
15 Carolina Hurricanes SE 82 22 43 11 6 171 240 61

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

P- Clinched Presidents Trophy; Y- Clinched Division; X- Clinched Playoff spot


Schedule and results[edit]

No. R Date Score Opponent Record
1 L October 10, 2002 3–4 OT Tampa Bay Lightning (2002–03) 0–0–0–1
2 W October 12, 2002 5–4 OT @ Atlanta Thrashers (2002–03) 1–0–0–1
3 L October 15, 2002 1–4 @ Minnesota Wild (2002–03) 1–1–0–1
4 L October 17, 2002 1–4 @ Chicago Blackhawks (2002–03) 1–2–0–1
5 L October 19, 2002 1–4 @ Columbus Blue Jackets (2002–03) 1–3–0–1
6 W October 21, 2002 3–2 Atlanta Thrashers (2002–03) 2–3–0–1
7 W October 23, 2002 4–1 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (2002–03) 3–3–0–1
8 L October 24, 2002 3–5 @ New York Islanders (2002–03) 3–4–0–1
9 T October 26, 2002 1–1 OT Washington Capitals (2002–03) 3–4–1–1
10 L October 28, 2002 1–6 Tampa Bay Lightning (2002–03) 3–5–1–1
11 W October 30, 2002 3–2 OT @ Dallas Stars (2002–03) 4–5–1–1
12 L November 2, 2002 1–3 Atlanta Thrashers (2002–03) 4–6–1–1
13 W November 6, 2002 4–3 OT Pittsburgh Penguins (2002–03) 5–6–1–1
14 L November 7, 2002 1–2 OT @ Washington Capitals (2002–03) 5–6–1–2
15 W November 9, 2002 3–0 Calgary Flames (2002–03) 6–6–1–2
16 T November 11, 2002 2–2 OT Chicago Blackhawks (2002–03) 6–6–2–2
17 T November 13, 2002 1–1 OT @ Philadelphia Flyers (2002–03) 6–6–3–2
18 L November 14, 2002 2–3 OT @ Ottawa Senators (2002–03) 6–6–3–3
19 L November 16, 2002 3–7 San Jose Sharks (2002–03) 6–7–3–3
20 L November 19, 2002 3–4 OT @ Atlanta Thrashers (2002–03) 6–7–3–4
21 T November 20, 2002 3–3 OT New York Islanders (2002–03) 6–7–4–4
22 T November 22, 2002 3–3 OT @ Phoenix Coyotes (2002–03) 6–7–5–4
23 T November 24, 2002 4–4 OT @ Mighty Ducks of Anaheim (2002–03) 6–7–6–4
24 W November 27, 2002 5–2 @ Los Angeles Kings (2002–03) 7–7–6–4
25 L November 30, 2002 2–5 Vancouver Canucks (2002–03) 7–8–6–4
26 W December 4, 2002 4–2 Carolina Hurricanes (2002–03) 8–8–6–4
27 W December 6, 2002 2–0 @ Carolina Hurricanes (2002–03) 9–8–6–4
28 L December 7, 2002 0–4 Edmonton Oilers (2002–03) 9–9–6–4
29 L December 10, 2002 2–5 Philadelphia Flyers (2002–03) 9–10–6–4
30 T December 13, 2002 3–3 OT New York Islanders (2002–03) 9–10–7–4
31 T December 18, 2002 2–2 OT Toronto Maple Leafs (2002–03) 9–10–8–4
32 W December 20, 2002 3–0 @ Buffalo Sabres (2002–03) 10–10–8–4
33 T December 21, 2002 3–3 OT @ Boston Bruins (2002–03) 10–10–9–4
34 L December 23, 2002 2–3 OT Nashville Predators (2002–03) 10–10–9–5
35 L December 27, 2002 0–4 Dallas Stars (2002–03) 10–11–9–5
36 L December 28, 2002 1–2 OT New York Rangers (2002–03) 10–11–9–6
37 L December 30, 2002 1–2 OT @ New York Islanders (2002–03) 10–11–9–7
38 W January 1, 2003 2–1 @ New Jersey Devils (2002–03) 11–11–9–7
39 W January 2, 2003 4–1 @ Colorado Avalanche (2002–03) 12–11–9–7
40 L January 4, 2003 2–3 @ Vancouver Canucks (2002–03) 12–12–9–7
41 L January 8, 2003 1–2 OT Detroit Red Wings (2002–03) 12–12–9–8
42 L January 10, 2003 1–2 New Jersey Devils (2002–03) 12–13–9–8
43 L January 11, 2003 2–12 @ Washington Capitals (2002–03) 12–14–9–8
44 L January 13, 2003 2–6 @ New Jersey Devils (2002–03) 12–15–9–8
45 W January 15, 2003 3–0 Boston Bruins (2002–03) 13–15–9–8
46 W January 18, 2003 3–0 Pittsburgh Penguins (2002–03) 14–15–9–8
47 L January 20, 2003 2–3 Montreal Canadiens (2002–03) 14–16–9–8
48 L January 22, 2003 1–2 Ottawa Senators (2002–03) 14–17–9–8
49 L January 24, 2003 1–3 @ Carolina Hurricanes (2002–03) 14–18–9–8
50 W January 25, 2003 3–2 OT Carolina Hurricanes (2002–03) 15–18–9–8
51 L January 28, 2003 3–6 @ Montreal Canadiens (2002–03) 15–19–9–8
52 T January 30, 2003 2–2 OT @ Detroit Red Wings (2002–03) 15–19–10–8
53 L February 5, 2003 0–6 Toronto Maple Leafs (2002–03) 15–20–10–8
54 W February 6, 2003 6–0 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (2002–03) 16–20–10–8
55 T February 8, 2003 4–4 OT Tampa Bay Lightning (2002–03) 16–20–11–8
56 L February 12, 2003 1–3 New York Rangers (2002–03) 16–21–11–8
57 L February 14, 2003 5–6 OT Boston Bruins (2002–03) 16–21–11–9
58 L February 15, 2003 1–2 Washington Capitals (2002–03) 16–22–11–9
59 W February 18, 2003 3–0 @ Montreal Canadiens (2002–03) 17–22–11–9
60 W February 20, 2003 4–3 @ Ottawa Senators (2002–03) 18–22–11–9
61 W February 22, 2003 4–2 @ Philadelphia Flyers (2002–03) 19–22–11–9
62 T February 24, 2003 2–2 OT Buffalo Sabres (2002–03) 19–22–12–9
63 L February 26, 2003 1–2 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim (2002–03) 19–23–12–9
64 L February 27, 2003 1–3 @ Tampa Bay Lightning (2002–03) 19–24–12–9
65 L March 1, 2003 2–5 @ New York Rangers (2002–03) 19–25–12–9
66 W March 3, 2003 2–1 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (2002–03) 20–25–12–9
67 L March 5, 2003 1–3 Colorado Avalanche (2002–03) 20–26–12–9
68 W March 7, 2003 2–1 @ Atlanta Thrashers (2002–03) 21–26–12–9
69 L March 8, 2003 0–4 Buffalo Sabres (2002–03) 21–27–12–9
70 W March 10, 2003 2–1 @ New York Rangers (2002–03) 22–27–12–9
71 L March 12, 2003 0–4 Montreal Canadiens (2002–03) 22–28–12–9
72 L March 15, 2003 1–4 @ Boston Bruins (2002–03) 22–29–12–9
73 W March 16, 2003 4–2 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (2002–03) 23–29–12–9
74 L March 19, 2003 1–3 Minnesota Wild (2002–03) 23–30–12–9
75 L March 22, 2003 1–3 Ottawa Senators (2002–03) 23–31–12–9
76 L March 24, 2003 1–4 New Jersey Devils (2002–03) 23–32–12–9
77 L March 26, 2003 1–2 @ Buffalo Sabres (2002–03) 23–33–12–9
78 L March 27, 2003 1–2 @ St. Louis Blues (2002–03) 23–34–12–9
79 T March 29, 2003 1–1 OT @ Tampa Bay Lightning (2002–03) 23–34–13–9
80 L April 1, 2003 0–3 @ Washington Capitals (2002–03) 23–35–13–9
81 W April 4, 2003 4–1 Carolina Hurricanes (2002–03) 24–35–13–9
82 L April 6, 2003 2–6 Philadelphia Flyers (2002–03) 24–36–13–9

Playoffs[edit]

The Panthers failed to qualify for the playoffs for the third consecutive season. They last made the playoffs in 2000.

Player statistics[edit]

Regular season
Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
Jokinen, OlliOlli Jokinen C 81 36 29 65 79 -17 13 3 6
Kozlov, ViktorViktor Kozlov C 74 22 34 56 18 -8 7 1 1
Huselius, KristianKristian Huselius LW 78 20 23 43 20 -6 3 0 3
Nilson, MarcusMarcus Nilson LW 82 15 19 34 31 2 7 1 0
Novoseltsev, IvanIvan Novoseltsev RW 78 10 17 27 30 -16 1 0 0
Ozolinsh, SandisSandis Ozolinsh D 51 7 19 26 40 -16 5 0 2
Bure, ValeriValeri Bure RW 46 5 21 26 10 -11 3 0 2
Hagman, NiklasNiklas Hagman LW 80 8 15 23 20 -8 2 0 0
Weiss, StephenStephen Weiss C 77 6 15 21 17 -13 0 0 2
Bednar, JaroslavJaroslav Bednar RW 52 5 13 18 14 -2 2 0 1
Bouwmeester, JayJay Bouwmeester D 82 4 12 16 14 -29 2 0 0
Cullen, MattMatt Cullen C 30 6 6 12 22 -4 2 1 1
Lilja, AndreasAndreas Lilja D 56 4 8 12 56 8 0 0 0
Majesky, IvanIvan Majesky D 82 4 8 12 92 -18 0 0 2
Biron, MathieuMathieu Biron D 34 1 8 9 14 -18 0 1 0
Matteau, StephaneStephane Matteau LW 52 4 4 8 27 -9 0 0 0
Ference, BradBrad Ference D 60 2 6 8 118 2 0 0 0
Johnson, RyanRyan Johnson C 58 2 5 7 26 -13 0 0 0
Yushkevich, DmitryDmitry Yushkevich D 23 1 6 7 14 -12 0 0 0
Shvidki, DenisDenis Shvidki RW 23 4 2 6 12 -7 2 0 1
Worrell, PeterPeter Worrell LW 63 2 3 5 193 -14 0 0 0
Ward, LanceLance Ward D 36 3 1 4 78 -4 0 0 1
Toms, JeffJeff Toms C 8 2 2 4 4 2 0 0 1
Ritchie, ByronByron Ritchie C 30 0 3 3 19 -4 0 0 0
Trnka, PavelPavel Trnka D 22 0 3 3 24 -1 0 0 0
Mezei, BranislavBranislav Mezei D 11 2 0 2 10 -2 0 0 1
Ulanov, IgorIgor Ulanov D 56 1 1 2 39 7 0 0 0
Beaudoin, EricEric Beaudoin LW 15 0 1 1 25 -7 0 0 0
Kolnik, JurajJuraj Kolnik RW 10 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0
Kravchuk, IgorIgor Kravchuk D 7 0 1 1 4 -3 0 0 0
Campbell, JimJim Campbell RW 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Dagenais, PierrePierre Dagenais RW 9 0 0 0 4 -1 0 0 0
Hordichuk, DarcyDarcy Hordichuk LW 3 0 0 0 15 -1 0 0 0
Hurme, JaniJani Hurme G 28 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0
Luongo, RobertoRoberto Luongo G 65 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0
Rivers, JamieJamie Rivers D 1 0 0 0 2 -2 0 0 0
Rossiter, KyleKyle Rossiter D 3 0 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0
Tetarenko, JoeyJoey Tetarenko RW 2 0 0 0 4 -1 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T/OT GA GAA SO SA SV SV%
Luongo, RobertoRoberto Luongo 3627 65 20 34 7 164 2.71 6 2011 1847 .918
Hurme, JaniJani Hurme 1376 28 4 11 6 66 2.88 1 707 641 .907
Team: 5003 82 24 45 13 230 2.76 7 2718 2488 .915

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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]

  1. ^ Dinger, Ralph, ed. (2009). The National Hockey League Official Guide & Record Book/2010. Dan Diamond & Associates. p. 163. 
  2. ^ "2002–2003 Standings by Conference". National Hockey League. Retrieved March 26, 2012. 
  3. ^ "2002-03 Florida Panthers Statistics – Hockey-Reference.com". hockey-reference.com. Retrieved 2009-07-27. 

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