2002–03 Los Angeles Kings season

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2002–03 Los Angeles Kings
Division 3rd Pacific
2002–03 record 33–36–6–7
Team information
General Manager Dave Taylor
Coach Andy Murray
Captain Mattias Norstrom

The 2002–03 Los Angeles Kings season was the Kings' 36th season in the National Hockey League.

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

The Kings tied the Detroit Red Wings, New Jersey Devils and Washington Capitals for the fewest short-handed goals allowed, with just four.[1]

Final standings[edit]

Pacific Division
No. CR GP W L T OTL GF GA Pts
1 1 Dallas Stars 82 46 17 15 4 245 169 111
2 7 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim 82 40 27 9 6 203 193 95
3 10 Los Angeles Kings 82 33 37 6 6 203 221 78
4 11 Phoenix Coyotes 82 31 35 11 5 204 230 78
5 14 San Jose Sharks 82 28 37 9 8 214 239 73

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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.


Schedule and results[edit]

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

Playoffs[edit]

The Kings failed to qualify for the 2003 Stanley Cup Playoffs

Player statistics[edit]

Regular season
Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
Zigmund Palffy RW 76 37 48 85 47 22 10 2 5
Mathieu Schneider D 65 14 29 43 57 0 10 0 1
Bryan Smolinski C 58 18 20 38 18 -1 6 1 8
Jaroslav Modry D 82 13 25 38 68 -13 8 0 1
Derek Armstrong C 66 12 26 38 30 5 2 0 1
Eric Belanger C 62 16 19 35 26 -5 0 3 1
Alexander Frolov LW 79 14 17 31 34 12 1 0 3
Jason Allison C 26 6 22 28 22 9 2 0 3
Lubomir Visnovsky D 57 8 16 24 28 2 1 0 1
Ian Laperriere RW 73 7 12 19 122 -9 1 1 1
Adam Deadmarsh RW 20 13 4 17 21 2 4 0 1
Mikko Eloranta LW 75 5 12 17 56 -15 1 0 1
Erik Rasmussen LW/C 57 4 12 16 28 -1 0 0 1
Brad Chartrand C 62 8 6 14 33 -10 0 1 2
Joe Corvo D 50 5 7 12 14 2 2 0 0
Steve Heinze RW 27 5 7 12 12 -5 1 0 0
Craig Johnson LW 70 3 6 9 22 -13 0 0 0
Jaroslav Bednar RW 15 0 9 9 4 3 0 0 0
Michael Cammalleri C 28 5 3 8 22 -4 2 0 2
Brad Norton D 53 3 3 6 97 1 0 0 0
Aaron Miller D 49 1 5 6 24 -7 0 0 0
Mattias Norstrom D 82 0 6 6 49 0 0 0 0
Steve Kelly C 15 2 3 5 0 -6 0 0 1
Jared Aulin C/RW 17 2 2 4 0 -3 1 0 0
Sean Avery C 12 1 3 4 33 0 0 0 0
Andreas Lilja D 17 0 3 3 14 5 0 0 0
Dmitri Yushkevich D 42 0 3 3 24 -4 0 0 0
Tomas Zizka D 10 0 3 3 4 -4 0 0 0
Chris McAlpine D 21 0 2 2 24 -4 0 0 0
Chris Schmidt C/D 10 0 2 2 5 -1 0 0 0
Jon Sim LW 14 0 2 2 19 -3 0 0 0
Jerred Smithson C 22 0 2 2 21 -5 0 0 0
Ryan Flinn LW 19 1 0 1 28 0 0 0 0
Jason Holland D 2 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0
Jamie Storr G 39 0 1 1 8 0 0 0 0
Scott Barney C 5 0 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0
Derek Bekar LW 6 0 0 0 4 -1 0 0 0
Ken Belanger LW 4 0 0 0 17 0 0 0 0
Kip Brennan LW 19 0 0 0 57 0 0 0 0
Cristobal Huet G 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Maxim Kuznetsov D 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
Felix Potvin G 42 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0
Pavel Rosa RW 2 0 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T/OT GA GAA SO SA SV SV%
Felix Potvin 2367 42 17 20 3 105 2.66 3 987 882 .894
Jamie Storr 2027 39 12 19 2 86 2.55 3 904 818 .905
Cristobal Huet 541 12 4 4 1 21 2.33 1 241 220 .913
Team: 4935 82 33 43 6 212 2.58 7 2132 1920 .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]

Los Angeles's draft picks at the 2002 NHL Entry Draft held at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Ontario.

Round # Player Nationality College/Junior/Club Team (League)
1 18 Denis Grebeshkov  Russia Lokomotiv Yaroslavl (Russia)
2 50 Sergei Anshakov  Russia CSKA Moscow Jr. (Russia)
3 66 Petr Kanko  Czech Republic Kitchener Rangers (OHL)
4 104 Aaron Rome  Canada Swift Current Broncos (WHL)
4 115 Mark Rooneem  Canada Kamloops Blazers (WHL)
5 152 Gregory Hogeboom  Canada Miami University (NCHC)
5 157 Joel Andresen  Canada St. Albert Steel (AJHL)
6 185 Ryan Murphy  United States Boston College (Hockey East)
7 215 Mikhail Lyubushin  Russia Krylya Sovetov (Russia)
8 248 Tuukka Pulliainen  Finland TuTo (Finland)
9 279 Connor James  Canada University of Denver (NCHC)

Farm teams[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://www.hockey-reference.com/leagues/NHL_2003.html
  2. ^ Dinger, Ralph, ed. (2009). The National Hockey League Official Guide & Record Book/2010. Dan Diamond & Associates. p. 163. 
  3. ^ "2002-03 Los Angeles Kings Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com". hockey-reference.com. Retrieved 2009-07-10.