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2001–02 Buffalo Sabres · NHL
Division 5th Northeast
Conference 10th Eastern
2001–02 record 35–35–11
General Manager Darcy Regier
Coach Lindy Ruff
Captain Stu Barnes
Arena HSBC Arena
Team leaders
Goals Miroslav Satan (37)
Assists Miroslav Satan (36)
Points Miroslav Satan (73)
Penalties in minutes Rob Ray (200)
Wins Martin Biron (31)
Goals against average Martin Biron (2.22)

OffseasonEdit

The Sabres traded both of their stars, Mike Peca, their captain and Dominik Hasek in the offseason. Peca was sent to the Islanders for Tim Connolly and Taylor Pyatt.

Regular seasonEdit

Final standingsEdit

Northeast Division
No. CR GP W L T OTL GF GA Pts
11 Boston Bruins 82 43 24 6 9 236 201 101
24 Toronto Maple Leafs 82 43 25 10 4 249 207 100
37 Ottawa Senators 82 39 27 9 7 243 208 94
48 Montreal Canadiens 82 36 31 12 3 207 209 87
510 Buffalo Sabres 82 35 35 11 1 213 200 82

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.


Game logEdit

No. R Date Score Opponent Record
1LOctober 4, 20011–2 Atlanta Thrashers (2001–02) 0–1–0–0
2WOctober 6, 20013–2 Ottawa Senators (2001–02) 1–1–0–0
3LOctober 7, 20014–5 OT @ New York Rangers (2001–02) 1–1–0–1
4WOctober 10, 20012–1 Philadelphia Flyers (2001–02) 2–1–0–1
5LOctober 12, 20012–4 @ Detroit Red Wings (2001–02) 2–2–0–1
6WOctober 14, 20014–1 Pittsburgh Penguins (2001–02) 3–2–0–1
7TOctober 16, 20013–3 OT Nashville Predators (2001–02) 3–2–1–1
8LOctober 19, 20011–3 Columbus Blue Jackets (2001–02) 3–3–1–1
9WOctober 20, 20013–1 @ Montreal Canadiens (2001–02) 4–3–1–1
10WOctober 23, 20014–1 San Jose Sharks (2001–02) 5–3–1–1
11LOctober 26, 20012–5 Montreal Canadiens (2001–02) 5–4–1–1
12LOctober 27, 20011–3 @ New Jersey Devils (2001–02) 5–5–1–1
13LOctober 30, 20012–3 Phoenix Coyotes (2001–02) 5–6–1–1
14WNovember 2, 20014–1 Tampa Bay Lightning (2001–02) 6–6–1–1
15LNovember 3, 20010–3 @ Ottawa Senators (2001–02) 6–7–1–1
16WNovember 8, 20018–0 Atlanta Thrashers (2001–02) 7–7–1–1
17LNovember 10, 20012–4 New York Rangers (2001–02) 7–8–1–1
18WNovember 12, 20015–3 @ Florida Panthers (2001–02) 8–8–1–1
19LNovember 13, 20011–4 @ Nashville Predators (2001–02) 8–9–1–1
20LNovember 16, 20010–2 Florida Panthers (2001–02) 8–10–1–1
21LNovember 17, 20011–3 @ Boston Bruins (2001–02) 8–11–1–1
22LNovember 19, 20012–3 @ Atlanta Thrashers (2001–02) 8–12–1–1
23WNovember 21, 20014–2 Toronto Maple Leafs (2001–02) 9–12–1–1
24WNovember 23, 20015–2 Calgary Flames (2001–02) 10–12–1–1
25LNovember 24, 20011–3 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (2001–02) 10–13–1–1
26TNovember 27, 20012–2 OT New York Rangers (2001–02) 10–13–2–1
27WNovember 28, 20015–2 @ Washington Capitals (2001–02) 11–13–2–1
28WDecember 1, 20014–2 @ New York Islanders (2001–02) 12–13–2–1
29WDecember 4, 20014–2 @ Carolina Hurricanes (2001–02) 13–13–2–1
30LDecember 7, 20011–4 Colorado Avalanche (2001–02) 13–14–2–1
31LDecember 8, 20012–4 @ Boston Bruins (2001–02) 13–15–2–1
32LDecember 12, 20013–4 @ Dallas Stars (2001–02) 13–16–2–1
33WDecember 14, 20013–2 OT Carolina Hurricanes (2001–02) 14–16–2–1
34LDecember 15, 20012–4 @ New York Rangers (2001–02) 14–17–2–1
35LDecember 19, 20015–6 Chicago Blackhawks (2001–02) 14–18–2–1
36TDecember 21, 20013–3 OT Toronto Maple Leafs (2001–02) 14–18–3–1
37LDecember 22, 20012–3 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (2001–02) 14–19–3–1
38WDecember 26, 20013–1 Montreal Canadiens (2001–02) 15–19–3–1
39TDecember 29, 20012–2 OT @ Columbus Blue Jackets (2001–02) 15–19–4–1
40LDecember 31, 20014–5 Carolina Hurricanes (2001–02) 15–20–4–1
41LJanuary 3, 20021–3 @ Calgary Flames (2001–02) 15–21–4–1
42WJanuary 6, 20024–1 @ Minnesota Wild (2001–02) 16–21–4–1
43WJanuary 8, 20023–2 Vancouver Canucks (2001–02) 17–21–4–1
44LJanuary 10, 20020–2 Pittsburgh Penguins (2001–02) 17–22–4–1
45WJanuary 12, 20022–1 New Jersey Devils (2001–02) 18–22–4–1
46WJanuary 16, 20023–1 @ Mighty Ducks of Anaheim (2001–02) 19–22–4–1
47LJanuary 17, 20022–4 @ Los Angeles Kings (2001–02) 19–23–4–1
48WJanuary 19, 20023–1 @ Phoenix Coyotes (2001–02) 20–23–4–1
49LJanuary 21, 20022–3 @ Colorado Avalanche (2001–02) 20–24–4–1
50LJanuary 23, 20022–5 St. Louis Blues (2001–02) 20–25–4–1
51WJanuary 25, 20024–1 Tampa Bay Lightning (2001–02) 21–25–4–1
52WJanuary 27, 20023–2 OT @ Washington Capitals (2001–02) 22–25–4–1
53TJanuary 29, 20022–2 OT @ Carolina Hurricanes (2001–02) 22–25–5–1
54TFebruary 5, 20022–2 OT @ Boston Bruins (2001–02) 22–25–6–1
55WFebruary 8, 20023–2 OT Ottawa Senators (2001–02) 23–25–6–1
56LFebruary 10, 20021–4 @ New Jersey Devils (2001–02) 23–26–6–1
57TFebruary 12, 20022–2 OT New Jersey Devils (2001–02) 23–26–7–1
58LFebruary 26, 20021–2 @ Atlanta Thrashers (2001–02) 23–27–7–1
59WMarch 1, 20024–3 Boston Bruins (2001–02) 24–27–7–1
60TMarch 2, 20023–3 OT @ Toronto Maple Leafs (2001–02) 24–27–8–1
61LMarch 4, 20020–3 Edmonton Oilers (2001–02) 24–28–8–1
62WMarch 7, 20025–0 @ New York Islanders (2001–02) 25–28–8–1
63WMarch 8, 20023–0 Montreal Canadiens (2001–02) 26–28–8–1
64WMarch 10, 20025–1 Detroit Red Wings (2001–02) 27–28–8–1
65LMarch 12, 20020–3 New York Islanders (2001–02) 27–29–8–1
66WMarch 14, 20023–1 @ Philadelphia Flyers (2001–02) 28–29–8–1
67LMarch 15, 20022–5 @ Florida Panthers (2001–02) 28–30–8–1
68TMarch 17, 20022–2 OT @ Tampa Bay Lightning (2001–02) 28–30–9–1
69WMarch 19, 20025–1 Ottawa Senators (2001–02) 29–30–9–1
70LMarch 21, 20021–2 Boston Bruins (2001–02) 29–31–9–1
71LMarch 23, 20020–2 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (2001–02) 29–32–9–1
72WMarch 24, 20023–2 OT @ Ottawa Senators (2001–02) 30–32–9–1
73LMarch 26, 20023–4 Washington Capitals (2001–02) 30–33–9–1
74LMarch 28, 20021–4 @ St. Louis Blues (2001–02) 30–34–9–1
75WMarch 30, 20023–1 @ Philadelphia Flyers (2001–02) 31–34–9–1
76WApril 1, 20023–1 Philadelphia Flyers (2001–02) 32–34–9–1
77TApril 3, 20021–1 OT New York Islanders (2001–02) 32–34–10–1
78WApril 5, 20023–1 Florida Panthers (2001–02) 33–34–10–1
79WApril 7, 20025–3 @ Tampa Bay Lightning (2001–02) 34–34–10–1
80TApril 10, 20024–4 OT @ Pittsburgh Penguins (2001–02) 34–34–11–1
81LApril 12, 20021–3 Washington Capitals (2001–02) 34–35–11–1
82WApril 13, 20023–0 @ Montreal Canadiens (2001–02) 35–35–11–1

PlayoffsEdit

Player statsEdit

Regular seasonEdit

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
Satan, MiroslavMiroslav Satan LW 82 37 36 73 33141555
Barnes, StuStu Barnes C 68 17 31 48 266504
Connolly, TimTim Connolly C 82 10 35 45 344303
Dumont, J.P.J.P. Dumont RW 76 23 21 44 42-10703
Afinogenov, MaximMaxim Afinogenov RW 81 21 19 40 69-9310
Gratton, ChrisChris Gratton C 82 15 24 39 750105
Brown, CurtisCurtis Brown C/LW 82 20 17 37 32-4415
Zhitnik, AlexeiAlexei Zhitnik D 82 1 33 34 80-1100
Woolley, JasonJason Woolley D 59 8 20 28 34-6602
Varada, VaclavVaclav Varada RW 76 7 16 23 82-7101
Kozlov, VyacheslavVyacheslav Kozlov LW 38 9 13 22 160301
Pyatt, TaylorTaylor Pyatt LW 48 10 10 20 354000
Rasmussen, ErikErik Rasmussen LW/C 69 8 11 19 34-1002
Patrick, JamesJames Patrick D 56 5 8 13 163100
Kalinin, DmitriDmitri Kalinin D 58 2 11 13 26-6000
McKee, JayJay McKee D 81 2 11 13 4318001
Warrener, RhettRhett Warrener D 65 5 5 10 11315001
Smehlik, RichardRichard Smehlik D 60 3 6 9 22-9001
Hamel, DenisDenis Hamel LW 61 2 6 8 28-1000
Campbell, BrianBrian Campbell D 29 3 3 6 120000
Boulton, EricEric Boulton LW 35 2 3 5 129-1001
Ray, RobRob Ray RW 71 2 3 5 200-3000
Kotalik, AlesAles Kotalik RW 13 1 3 4 2-1000
Biron, MartinMartin Biron G 72 0 1 1 80000
Corkum, BobBob Corkum C 10 0 1 1 4-2000
Milley, NormNorm Milley RW 5 0 1 1 00000
Essensa, BobBob Essensa G 9 0 0 0 00000
Fitzpatrick, RoryRory Fitzpatrick D 5 0 0 0 4-2000
Noronen, MikaMika Noronen G 10 0 0 0 20000
Tallinder, HenrikHenrik Tallinder D 2 0 0 0 0-1000
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T/OT GA GAA SO SA SV SV%
Biron, MartinMartin Biron 4085 72 31 28 10 151 2.22 417811630.915
Noronen, MikaMika Noronen 518 10 4 3 1 23 2.66 0217194.894
Essensa, BobBob Essensa 350 9 0 5 0 17 2.91 011396.850
Team: 4953 82 35 36 11 191 2.31 421111920.910

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Note: Pos = Position; GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; +/- = plus/minus; PIM = Penalty minutes; PPG = Power-play goals; SHG = Short-handed goals; GWG = Game-winning goals
      MIN = Minutes played; W = Wins; L = Losses; T/OT = Ties/Overtime losses; GA = Goals-against; GAA = Goals-against average; SO = Shutouts; SA = Shots against; SV = Shots saved; SV% = Save percentage;


See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. 2001-02 Buffalo Sabres Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com. hockey-reference.com. Retrieved on 2009-06-12.


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