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02-03AnaDuc
2002–03 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim · NHL
Western Conference Champions
Division 2nd Pacific
Conference 7th Western
2002–03 record 40-27-9
Home record TBD
Road record TBD
Goals for 203
Goals against 193
General Manager Bryan Murray
Coach Mike Babcock
Captain Paul Kariya
Alternate captains Keith Carney
Steve Rucchin
Arena Arrowhead Pond of Anaheim
Team leaders
Goals Petr Sykora (34)
Assists Paul Kariya (56)
Points Paul Kariya (81)
Penalties in minutes Kevin Sawyer (115)
Wins Jean-Sebastien Giguere (34)
Goals against average Martin Gerber (1.95)

The 2002–03 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim season was the Ducks' ninth season in franchise history. The club qualified for the Stanley Cup finals for the first time in franchise history.

Pre-seasonEdit

Regular seasonEdit

Divisional standingsEdit

Pacific Division
No. CR GP W L T OTL GF GA Pts
11Dallas Stars 82 46 17 15 4 245 169 111
27Mighty Ducks of Anaheim 82 40 27 9 6 203 193 95
310Los Angeles Kings 82 33 37 6 6 203 221 78
411Phoenix Coyotes 82 31 35 11 5 204 230 78
514San Jose Sharks 82 28 37 9 8 214 239 73

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

  • Green background indicates win (2 points).
  • Red background indicates regulation loss (0 points).
  • White background indicates overtime/shootout loss (1 point).
2002–03 Game log
2002–03 schedule

PlayoffsEdit

Conference Quarter-finalsEdit

The series opened at Joe Louis Arena in Detroit, and a thrilling triple-overtime battle ensued, with the Ducks taking Game 1, 2–1, on a goal by Paul Kariya 3:18 in. Anaheim goalie Jean-Sebastien Giguere faced 64 shots in Game 1. Game 2 featured another close game, but Anaheim pulled out another close victory, this time by a 3–2 count, scoring two third-period goals to erase a 2–1 deficit. Second-seeded Detroit was in trouble, inexplicably struggling with a seventh-seeded but tough Anaheim team. Game 3, at the Arrowhead Pond of Anaheim, was a must-win for the Red Wings, but they dropped another one-goal game, 2–1. The Ducks completed the stunning four-game sweep of the Red Wings, who had missed the top seed in the West by one point, with another one-goal game in Game 4, a 3–2 overtime victory with Steve Rucchin delivering the knockout goal 6:53 into overtime.

Game-by-game Score DET goals ANA goals
1April 10 3:18, 3OT Mighty Ducks 2, at Red Wings 1 Shanahan Kariya, Oates
2April 12 Mighty Ducks 3, at Red Wings 2 Robitaille, Woolley Chistov, Krog, Thomas
3April 14 at Mighty Ducks 2, Red Wings 1 Holmstrom Chistov, Pahlsson
4April 16 6:53, OT at Mighty Ducks 3, Red Wings 2 Fedorov, Zetterberg Kariya, Krog, Rucchin
Mighty Ducks win series 4–0

Conference semi-finalsEdit

The series opened at American Airlines Center in Dallas, where the heavily-favored Stars and underdog Ducks engaged in an epic battle that took over 140 minutes and four overtimes to decide before Anaheim's Petr Sykora scored the game-winner 47 seconds into the fifth overtime, winning the game for the Ducks, 4–3. Dallas goalie Marty Turco saw 54 shots while Anaheim's goalie, Jean-Sebastien Giguere, saw 63. Game 2 saw another game tied after 60 minutes, but this time, Anaheim needed only 1:44 to win the game in the first overtime, 3–2, on a goal by Mike Leclerc. Dallas, much like Detroit in its first-round series against the Ducks, faced a 2–0 deficit headed to Anaheim.

Game 3 at Arrowhead Pond of Anaheim was a must-win for the Stars, and they came through, winning the game, 2–1, getting two clutch goals from Jere Lehtinen. But the Ducks refused to let the Stars back in the series, winning Game 4, 1–0, behind a 28-save shutout from Giguere. Not wanting to be eliminated in front of their home fans, a motivated Dallas team captured Game 5, 4–1. Unfortunately for the Stars, their bid to take the series to a Game 7 was denied when they were edged in Game 6, 4–3.

Game-by-game Score DAL goals ANA goals
1April 24 0:47, 5OT Mighty Ducks 4, at Stars 3 Arnott, Hatcher, Morrow Krog, R. Niedermayer, Rucchin, Sykora
2April 26 1:44, OT Mighty Ducks 3, at Stars 2 Modano, Morrow Leclerc, Niedermayer, Oates
3April 28 Stars 2, at Mighty Ducks 1 Lehtinen 2 Rucchin
4April 30 at Mighty Ducks 1, Stars 0 none (Giguere shutout) Leclerc
5May 3 at Stars 4, Mighty Ducks 1 Kapanen 2, Barnes, DiMaio Kariya
6May 5 at Mighty Ducks 4, Stars 3 Kapanen, Morrow, Muller Chistov, Ozolinsh, Salei, Thomas
Mighty Ducks win series 4–2

Conference finalsEdit

The series opened at the Xcel Energy Center in Minnesota, and both teams ground it out down to the game-winning score, which came from Petr Sykora 8:06 into double-overtime in a 1–0 Mighty Ducks victory. Jean-Sebastien Giguere turned in a stellar performance in net for Anaheim, stopping all 39 shots he faced. With Dwayne Roloson replacing Manny Fernandez in net for the Wild, Game 2 was just as close, but the Ducks pulled out a 2–0 victory, both goals short-handed, as Giguere stopped all 24 shots he faced, making him 63-for-63 in the series. Minnesota was in trouble; not only were they down in the series, 2–0, headed to Anaheim, but they had yet to score a goal.

Out at the Arrowhead Pond of Anaheim for Game 3, Giguere continued his goaltending excellency, stopping all 35 shots he faced in a 4–0 Mighty Ducks victory that pushed the Wild to the brink. Giguere had now stopped the first 98 shots he saw in the series. In Game 3, Paul Kariya tallied two goals to help the Anaheim attack. Minnesota, demoralized at their offensive impotence, lost Game 4, 2–1, but at least they avoided a fourth consecutive shutout, as Andrew Brunette scored the first Minnesota goal of the series 4:37 into the game. Still, Giguere was 122-for-123 in the series, a robust .992 save percentage. Adam Oates scored both Anaheim goals, the decisive one coming midway through the second period.

Game-by-game Score MIN goals ANA goals
1May 10 8:06, 2OT Mighty Ducks 1, at Wild 0 none (Giguere shutout) Sykora
2May 12 Mighty Ducks 2, at Wild 0 none (Giguere shutout) R. Niedermayer, Sauer
3May 14 at Mighty Ducks 4, Wild 0 none (Giguere shutout) Kariya 2, Chistov, Rucchin
4May 16 at Mighty Ducks 2, Wild 1 Brunette Oates 2
Mighty Ducks win series 4–0

Stanley Cup finalsEdit

Anaheim vs. New Jersey
Date Away Home
May 27 Anaheim 0 3 New Jersey
May 29 Anaheim 0 3 New Jersey
May 31 New Jersey 2 3 Anaheim OT
June 2 New Jersey 0 1 Anaheim OT
June 5 Anaheim 3 6 New Jersey
June 7 New Jersey 2 5 Anaheim
June 9 Anaheim 0 3 New Jersey
New Jersey wins series
4–3 and Stanley Cup
J. S. Giguere (Anaheim)
wins Conn Smythe Trophy

Player statsEdit

Regular seasonEdit

Scoring
Player GP G A Pts PIM
Kariya, PaulPaul Kariya 82 25 56 81 48
Sykora, PetrPetr Sykora 82 34 25 59 24
Rucchin, SteveSteve Rucchin 82 20 38 58 12
Oates, AdamAdam Oates 67 9 36 45 16
Havelid, NiclasNiclas Havelid 82 11 22 33 30
Chistov, StanislavStanislav Chistov 79 12 18 30 54
Leclerc, MikeMike Leclerc 57 9 19 28 34
Krog, JasonJason Krog 67 10 15 25 12
Carney, KeithKeith Carney 81 4 18 22 65
McDonald, AndyAndy McDonald 46 10 11 21 14
Cullen, MattMatt Cullen 50 7 14 21 12
Kjellberg, PatricPatric Kjellberg 76 8 11 19 16
Ozolinsh, SandisSandis Ozolinsh 31 5 13 18 16
Pahlsson, SamuelSamuel Pahlsson 34 4 11 15 18
Thomas, SteveSteve Thomas 12 10 3 13 2
Salei, RuslanRuslan Salei 61 4 8 12 78
Trnka, PavelPavel Trnka 24 3 6 9 6
Olausson, FredrikFredrik Olausson 44 2 6 8 22
Vishnevski, VitalyVitaly Vishnevski 80 2 6 8 76
Chouinard, MarcMarc Chouinard 70 3 4 7 40
Smirnov, AlexeiAlexei Smirnov 44 3 2 5 18
Bylsma, DanDan Bylsma 39 1 4 5 12
Niedermayer, RobRob Niedermayer 12 2 2 4 15
Sawyer, KevinKevin Sawyer 31 2 1 3 115
Sauer, KurtKurt Sauer 80 1 2 3 74
Brown, MikeMike Brown 16 1 1 2 44
Valicevic, RobRob Valicevic 10 1 0 1 2
Gerber, MartinMartin Gerber 22 0 1 1 0
O'Sullivan, ChrisChris O'Sullivan 2 0 1 1 0
Ward, LanceLance Ward 29 0 1 1 43
Giguere, Jean-SebastienJean-Sebastien Giguere 65 0 0 0 8
Hedstrom, JonathanJonathan Hedstrom 4 0 0 0 0
Severson, CamCam Severson 2 0 0 0 8
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SA SV SV% SO
Giguere, Jean-SebastienJean-Sebastien Giguere 3775 65 34 22 6 145 2.30 1820 1675 .920 8
Gerber, MartinMartin Gerber 1203 22 6 11 3 39 1.95 548 509 .929 1
Team: 4978 82 40 33 9 184 2.22 2368 2184 .922 9

PlayoffsEdit

Scoring
Player GP G A Pts PIM
Oates, AdamAdam Oates 21 4 9 13 6
Sykora, PetrPetr Sykora 21 4 9 13 12
Kariya, PaulPaul Kariya 21 6 6 12 6
Leclerc, MikeMike Leclerc 21 2 9 11 12
Rucchin, SteveSteve Rucchin 21 7 3 10 2
Niedermayer, RobRob Niedermayer 21 3 7 10 18
Thomas, SteveSteve Thomas 21 4 4 8 8
Ozolinsh, SandisSandis Ozolinsh 21 2 6 8 10
Chistov, StanislavStanislav Chistov 21 4 2 6 8
Pahlsson, SamuelSamuel Pahlsson 21 2 4 6 12
Salei, RuslanRuslan Salei 21 2 3 5 26
Krog, JasonJason Krog 21 3 1 4 4
Carney, KeithKeith Carney 21 0 4 4 16
Havelid, NiclasNiclas Havelid 21 0 4 4 2
Sauer, KurtKurt Sauer 21 1 1 2 6
Chouinard, MarcMarc Chouinard 15 1 0 1 0
Bylsma, DanDan Bylsma 11 0 1 1 2
Giguere, Jean-SebastienJean-Sebastien Giguere 21 0 1 1 0
Vishnevski, VitalyVitaly Vishnevski 21 0 1 1 6
Gerber, MartinMartin Gerber 2 0 0 0 0
Kjellberg, PatricPatric Kjellberg 10 0 0 0 0
Olausson, FredrikFredrik Olausson 1 0 0 0 0
Severson, CamCam Severson 1 0 0 0 0
Smirnov, AlexeiAlexei Smirnov 4 0 0 0 2
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SA SV SV% SO
Giguere, Jean-SebastienJean-Sebastien Giguere 1407 21 15 6 38 1.62 697 659 .945 5
Gerber, MartinMartin Gerber 20 2 0 0 1 3.00 6 5 .833 0
Team: 1427 21 15 6 39 1.64 703 664 .945 5

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Awards and recordsEdit

RecordsEdit

MilestonesEdit

Regular Season
Player Milestone Reached

TransactionsEdit

TradesEdit

Free agentsEdit

Player Former team Contract terms
Player New team

Claimed from waiversEdit

Player Former team Date claimed off waivers

Draft picksEdit

The Ducks picks at the 2002 NHL Entry Draft in Toronto, Ontario.

Round # Player Position Nationality College/Junior/Club Team (League)
1 7 Joffrey Lupul Forward Flag of Canada.svg Canada Medicine Hat Tigers
2 37. Tim Brent Forward Flag of Canada.svg Canada Toronto St. Michael's Majors
3 71. Brian Lee Defense Flag of the United States United States Erie Otters
4 103. Joonas Vihko Flag of Finland Finland HIFK

RosterEdit

Mighty Ducks of Anaheim
Goaltenders

Defensemen

Wingers

Centers


See alsoEdit


Farm teamsEdit

  • The Mighty Ducks farm team was the Cincinnati Mighty Ducks of the American Hockey League.[2] The team finished third in the Central Division with a record of 26-35-13-6.

ReferencesEdit


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