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The 2000 Stanley Cup Final NHL championship series was contested by the Eastern Conference champion New Jersey Devils and the Western Conference and defending champion Dallas Stars. The Devils were led by captain Scott Stevens, coach Larry Robinson and goalie Martin Brodeur. The Stars were led by captain Derian Hatcher, coach Ken Hitchcock and goalie Ed Belfour.
Paths to the FinalEdit
- For more details on this topic, see 2000 Stanley Cup playoffs.
New Jersey defeated the Florida Panthers 4–0, the Toronto Maple Leafs 4–2 and the Philadelphia Flyers 4–3 to advance to the Final. Dallas defeated the Edmonton Oilers 4–1, the San Jose Sharks 4–1 and the Colorado Avalanche 4–3.
Despite New Jersey being a lower seed in conference play (4) than Dallas (2), New Jersey's 103 points were 1 more than Dallas, giving them home-ice advantage in the series. The Devils won the cup in game 6 on a one timer goal by Jason Arnott in double overtime. It was their second Stanley Cup title.
This is also the first-ever final that featured two relocated teams competing for the Stanley Cup, as well as being the first championship series that both teams had won the Stanley Cup previously after relocation.
|Tue, May 30||New Jersey Devils||7–3||Dallas Stars||Continental Airlines Arena|
|Thu, June 1||New Jersey Devils||1–2||Dallas Stars||Continental Airlines Arena|
|Sat, June 3||Dallas Stars||1–2||New Jersey Devils||Reunion Arena|
|Mon, June 5||Dallas Stars||1–3||New Jersey Devils||Reunion Arena|
|Thu, June 8||New Jersey Devils||0–1||3OT||Dallas Stars||Continental Airlines Arena|
|Sat, June 10||Dallas Stars||1–2||2OT||New Jersey Devils||Reunion Arena|
|New Jersey wins series 4–2 and the Stanley Cup|
Scott Stevens (New Jersey) wins Conn Smythe Trophy
New Jersey Devils 2000 Stanley Cup champions Edit
- John J. McMullen (Owner/Chairman/Governor), Peter McMullen (Vice President)
- Lou Lamoriello (President/General Manager), Larry Robinson (Head Coach),
- Viacheslav Fetisov, Bobby Carpenter Jr. (Ass’t Coaches), Jacques Caron (Goaltending Coach)
- John Cunniff (AHL Coach), David Conte (Director of Scouting)
- Milt Fisher, Claude Carrier, Dan Labraatan, Marcel Pronovost, Bob Hoffmeyer (Scouts)
- Barry Fisher (Head Team Physician), Dennis Gendron (AHL Ass’t Coach), Robbie Ftorek (Coach/Scout), Vladimir Bure (Consultant)
- Taran Singelton (Video Coordinator), Marie Carnevale (Hockey Operations-Ass’t to President-General Manager), Callie Smith (Scouting Staff Ass’t)
- Bill Murray (Medical Trainer), Michael Vasalani (Strength-Conditioning Coordinator), Dana McGuane (Equipment Manager)
- Juergen Merz (Message Therapist), Harry Bricker, Lou Centanni (Ass’t Equipment Managers).
Stanley Cup engraving Edit
Three players who did not automatically qualify for their names to be engraved on the Stanley Cup were engraved at the Devils' request:
- Steve Kelly*, played 10 playoff games - 4 in games conference final.
- Steve Brule*, played one game in the conference finals.
- Ken Sutton*, joined the team at the trading deadline, from the minors. He played 6 regular season games, but was a healthy scratch for the playoffs.
Players who did not have their names engraved:
- Willie Mitchell† played in 2 regular season games, but did not play in the playoffs.
- Deron Quint (D) who played 50 regular season games for Phoenix, and 4 games for New Jersey (joined in a March 7th trade for Lyle Odelein) was not engraved on the Stanley Cup, because New Jersey suspended him for not reporting to the minors for conditioning.
- Podnieks, Andrew; Hockey Hall of Fame (2004). Lord Stanley's Cup. Triumph Books. ISBN 1–55168–261.
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