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The 2002 Stanley Cup playoffs, the championships of the National Hockey League was played from April until June. The Detroit Red Wings defeated the Carolina Hurricanes four games to one to clinch the 10th championship in their history. It was the Hurricanes first ever appearance in the championship round. Red Wings defenseman Nicklas Lidstrom was awarded the Conn Smythe Trophy as the MVP of the playoffs. It was the ninth championship for Red Wings coach Scotty Bowman, who announced his retirement after the deciding game of the series.

Hhof stanley cup

The Stanley Cup, awarded to the champion of the NHL.

The sixteen teams that qualified, eight from each conference, played best-of-7 series for conference quarterfinals, semifinals and championships, and then the conference champions played a best-of-7 series for the Stanley Cup.

A record 25 shutouts were recorded in the 2002 Playoffs and, for the first time since 1991, not a single team was swept in a playoff series.

The teams that made it into the 2002 Stanley Cup Playoffs were: by rankings

Eastern Conference 1 Boston Bruins 2 Philadelphia Flyers 3 Carolina Hurricanes 4 Toronto Maple Leafs 5 New York Islanders 6 New Jersey Devils 7 Ottawa Senators 8 Montreal Canadiens

Western Conference 1 Detroit Red Wings (President's Trophy winners) 2 Colorado Avalanche 3 San Jose Sharks 4 St. Louis Blues 5 Chicago Blackhawks 6 Phoenix Coyotes 7 Los Angeles Kings 8 Vancouver Canucks


Playoff bracketEdit

  Conference Quarterfinals Conference Semifinals Conference Finals Stanley Cup Final
                                     
1  Boston Bruins 2  
8  Montreal Canadiens 4  
  3  Carolina Hurricanes 4  
  8  Montreal Canadiens 2  
2  Philadelphia Flyers 1
7  Ottawa Senators 4  
  3  Carolina Hurricanes 4  
Eastern Conference
  4  Toronto Maple Leafs 2  
3  Carolina Hurricanes 4  
6  New Jersey Devils 2  
  4  Toronto Maple Leafs 4
  7  Ottawa Senators 3  
4  Toronto Maple Leafs 4
5  New York Islanders 3  
  E3  Carolina Hurricanes 1
  W1  Detroit Red Wings 4
1  Detroit Red Wings 4  
8  Vancouver Canucks 2  
  1  Detroit Red Wings 4
  4  St. Louis Blues 1  
2  Colorado Avalanche 4
7  Los Angeles Kings 3  
  1  Detroit Red Wings 4
Western Conference
  2  Colorado Avalanche 3  
3  San Jose Sharks 4  
6  Phoenix Coyotes 1  
  2  Colorado Avalanche 4
  3  San Jose Sharks 3  
4  St. Louis Blues 4
5  Chicago Blackhawks 1  

Note: All dates in 2002.

Scoring leadersEdit

Note: GP = Games Played, G = Goals, A = Assists, Pts = Points

Player Team GP G A P
Peter Forsberg Colorado 20 9 18 27
Steve Yzerman Detroit 23 6 17 23
Joe Sakic Colorado 21 9 10 19
Brendan Shanahan Detroit 23 8 11 19
Gary Roberts Toronto 19 7 12 19
Sergei Fedorov Detroit 23 5 14 19
Brett Hull Detroit 23 10 8 18
Ron Francis Carolina 23 6 10 16
Nicklas Lidstrom Detroit 23 5 11 16
Alyn McCauley Toronto 20 5 10 15

Conference quarter-finalsEdit

Eastern ConferenceEdit

(1)Boston vs. (8)Montreal
Date Away Home Score
April 18 Montreal 5 2 Boston
April 21 Montreal 4 6 Boston
April 23 Boston 3 5 Montreal
April 25 Boston 5 2 Montreal
April 27 Montreal 2 1 Boston
April 29 Boston 1 2 Montreal
Montreal wins series 4–2
(2)Philadelphia vs. (7)Ottawa
Date Away Home OT Score
April 17 Ottawa 0 1 Philadelphia OT
April 20 Ottawa 3 0 Philadelphia
April 22 Philadelphia 0 3 Ottawa
April 24 Philadelphia 0 3 Ottawa
April 26 Ottawa 2 1 Philadelphia OT
Ottawa wins series 4–1
(3)Carolina vs. (6)New Jersey
Date Away Home OT Score
April 17 New Jersey 1 2 Carolina
April 19 New Jersey 1 2 Carolina OT
April 21 Carolina 0 4 New Jersey
April 23 Carolina 1 3 New Jersey
April 24 New Jersey 2 3 Carolina OT
April 27 Carolina 1 0 New Jersey
Carolina wins series 4–2
(4)Toronto vs. (5)New York Islanders
Date Away Home Score
April 18 NY Islanders 1 3 Toronto
April 20 NY Islanders 0 2 Toronto
April 23 Toronto 1 6 NY Islanders
April 24 Toronto 3 4 NY Islanders
April 26 NY Islanders 3 6 Toronto
April 28 Toronto 3 5 NY Islanders
April 30 NY Islanders 2 4 Toronto
Toronto wins series 4–3

Western ConferenceEdit

(1)Detroit vs. (8)Vancouver
Date Away Home
April 17 Vancouver 4 3 Detroit OT
April 19 Vancouver 5 2 Detroit
April 21 Detroit 3 1 Vancouver
April 23 Detroit 4 2 Vancouver
April 25 Vancouver 0 4 Detroit
April 27 Detroit 6 4 Vancouver
Detroit wins series 4–2
(2)Colorado vs. (7)Los Angeles
Date Away Home
April 18 Los Angeles 3 4 Colorado
April 20 Los Angeles 3 5 Colorado
April 22 Colorado 1 3 Los Angeles
April 23 Colorado 1 0 Los Angeles
April 25 Los Angeles 1 0 Colorado OT
April 27 Colorado 1 3 Los Angeles
April 29 Los Angeles 0 4 Colorado
Colorado wins series 4–3
(3)San Jose vs. (6)Phoenix
Date Away Home
April 17 Phoenix 1 2 San Jose
April 20 Phoenix 3 1 San Jose
April 22 San Jose 4 1 Phoenix
April 24 San Jose 2 1 Phoenix
April 26 Phoenix 1 4 San Jose
San Jose wins series 4–1
(4)St. Louis vs. (5)Chicago
Date Away Home
April 18 Chicago 2 1 St. Louis
April 20 Chicago 0 2 St. Louis
April 21 St. Louis 4 0 Chicago
April 23 St. Louis 1 0 Chicago
April 25 Chicago 3 5 St. Louis
St. Louis wins series 4–1

Conference semi-finalsEdit

Eastern Conference
(3)Carolina vs. (8)Montreal
Date Away Home
May 3 Montreal 0 2 Carolina
May 5 Montreal 4 1 Carolina
May 7 Carolina 1 2 Montreal OT
May 9 Carolina 4 3 Montreal OT
May 12 Montreal 1 5 Carolina
May 13 Carolina 8 2 Montreal
Carolina wins series 4–2
(4)Toronto vs. (7)Ottawa
Date Away Home
May 2 Ottawa 5 0 Toronto
May 4 Ottawa 2 3 Toronto 3OT
May 6 Toronto 2 3 Ottawa
May 8 Toronto 2 1 Ottawa
May 10 Ottawa 4 2 Toronto
May 12 Toronto 4 3 Ottawa
May 14 Ottawa 0 3 Toronto
Toronto wins series 4–3
Western Conference
(1)Detroit vs. (4)St. Louis
Date Away Home
May 2 St. Louis 0 2 Detroit
May 4 St. Louis 2 3 Detroit
May 7 Detroit 1 6 St. Louis
May 9 Detroit 4 3 St. Louis
May 11 St. Louis 0 4 Detroit
Detroit wins series 4–1
(2)Colorado vs. (3)San Jose
Date Away Home
May 1 San Jose 6 3 Colorado
May 4 San Jose 2 8 Colorado
May 6 Colorado 4 6 San Jose
May 8 Colorado 4 1 San Jose
May 11 San Jose 5 3 Colorado
May 13 Colorado 2 1 San Jose OT
May 15 San Jose 0 1 Colorado
Colorado wins series 4–3

Conference finalsEdit

Eastern Conference
(3)Carolina vs. (4)Toronto
Date Away Home
May 16 Toronto 2 1 Carolina
May 19 Toronto 1 2 Carolina OT
May 21 Carolina 2 1 Toronto OT
May 23 Carolina 3 0 Toronto
May 25 Toronto 1 0 Carolina
May 28 Carolina 2 1 Toronto OT
Carolina wins series 4–2 and
Prince of Wales Trophy
Western Conference
(1)Detroit vs. (2)Colorado
Date Away Home
May 18 Colorado 3 5 Detroit
May 20 Colorado 4 3 Detroit OT
May 22 Detroit 2 1 Colorado OT
May 25 Detroit 2 3 Colorado
May 27 Colorado 2 1 Detroit OT
May 29 Detroit 2 0 Colorado
May 31 Colorado 0 7 Detroit
Detroit wins series 4–3 and
Clarence S. Campbell Bowl

Stanley Cup FinalEdit

(W1)Detroit vs. (E3)Carolina
Date Away Home
June 4 Carolina 3 2 Detroit OT
June 6 Carolina 1 3 Detroit
June 8 Detroit 3 2 Carolina 3OT1
June 10 Detroit 3 0 Carolina
June 13 Carolina 1 3 Detroit
Detroit wins series 4–1
and Stanley Cup
Nicklas Lidstrom (Detroit)
wins Conn Smythe Trophy

1As of 2008, the playoff game on June 8]], 2002 between Detroit and Carolina is the 18th longest NHL overtime game. 54 minutes and 47 seconds of overtime were played before Igor Larionov of Detroit scored the game-winning goal. It is also the longest home debut in Stanley Cup Finals history. Larionov had just broken his own record for oldest player to score a final-round goal, set less than 2 hours previous. He was 42 years and 172 days old at the time.

Playoff AwardsEdit

Presidents' Trophy: Detroit Red Wings
Prince of Wales Trophy: Carolina Hurricanes
Clarence S. Campbell Bowl: Detroit Red Wings
Conn Smythe Trophy: Nicklas Lidstrom (Detroit)

Playoff Scoring LeadersEdit

Despite getting eliminated by the Red Wings in the Western Conference Final, Colorado forward Peter Forsberg lead the playoffs in scoring with 18 assists and 27 points. Brett Hull of the Detroit Red Wings lead the playoffs with 10 goals.

See alsoEdit

Preceded by
2001 Stanley Cup playoffs
Stanley Cup Champions Succeeded by
2003 Stanley Cup playoffs
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