2001–02 St. Louis Blues season

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2001–02 St. Louis Blues
Division2nd Central
Conference4th Western
2001–02 record43–27–8–4
Goals for227
Goals against188
Team information
General ManagerLarry Pleau
CoachJoel Quenneville
CaptainChris Pronger
ArenaSavvis Center
Team leaders
GoalsKeith Tkachuk (38)
AssistsPavol Demitra (43)
PointsPavol Demitra (78)
Penalty minutesReed Low (160)
WinsBrent Johnson (34)
Goals against averageReinhard Divis (0.00)

The 2001–02 St. Louis Blues season was the 35th for the franchise in St. Louis, Missouri. The Blues finished the regular-season with a record of 43 wins, 27 losses, 8 ties and 4 overtime losses, enough for 98 points. The Blues qualified for the playoffs for the 23rd consecutive season, and defeated the Chicago Blackhawks, four games to one, in the Western Conference Quarterfinals before losing the Western Conference Semifinals to the eventual Stanley Cup Champion Detroit Red Wings, also in five games.

Off-season[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Final standings[edit]

Central Division
No. CR GP W L T OTL GF GA Pts
1 1 Detroit Red Wings 82 51 17 10 4 251 187 116
2 4 St. Louis Blues 82 43 27 8 4 227 188 98
3 5 Chicago Blackhawks 82 41 27 13 1 216 207 96
4 14 Nashville Predators 82 28 41 13 0 196 230 69
5 15 Columbus Blue Jackets 82 22 47 8 5 164 255 57

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.

Western Conference[1]
R Div GP W L T OTL GF GA Pts
1 p – Detroit Red Wings CEN 82 51 17 10 4 251 187 116
2 y – Colorado Avalanche NW 82 45 28 8 1 212 169 99
3 y – San Jose Sharks PAC 82 44 27 8 3 248 199 99
4 St. Louis Blues CEN 82 43 27 8 4 227 188 98
5 Chicago Blackhawks CEN 82 41 27 13 1 216 207 96
6 Phoenix Coyotes PAC 82 40 27 9 6 228 210 95
7 Los Angeles Kings PAC 82 40 27 11 4 214 190 95
8 Vancouver Canucks NW 82 42 30 7 3 254 211 94
8.5
9 Edmonton Oilers NW 82 38 28 12 4 205 182 92
10 Dallas Stars PAC 82 36 28 13 5 215 213 90
11 Calgary Flames NW 82 32 35 12 3 201 220 79
12 Minnesota Wild NW 82 26 35 12 9 195 238 73
13 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim PAC 82 29 42 8 3 175 198 69
14 Nashville Predators CEN 82 28 41 13 0 196 230 69
15 Columbus Blue Jackets CEN 82 22 47 8 5 164 255 57

Divisions: CEN – Central, PAC – Pacific, NW – Northwest

bold – Qualified for playoffs; p – Won Presidents' Trophy; y – Won division


Schedule and results[edit]

No. R Date Score Opponent Record
1 T October 4, 2001 3–3 OT @ Columbus Blue Jackets (2001–02) 0–0–1–0
2 T October 6, 2001 2–2 OT @ Nashville Predators (2001–02) 0–0–2–0
3 L October 11, 2001 5–6 Los Angeles Kings (2001–02) 0–1–2–0
4 W October 13, 2001 5–2 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (2001–02) 1–1–2–0
5 T October 17, 2001 2–2 OT Dallas Stars (2001–02) 1–1–3–0
6 W October 19, 2001 3–2 OT @ Minnesota Wild (2001–02) 2–1–3–0
7 W October 20, 2001 2–1 OT Pittsburgh Penguins (2001–02) 3–1–3–0
8 L October 22, 2001 2–3 Calgary Flames (2001–02) 3–2–3–0
9 W October 25, 2001 5–1 New York Rangers (2001–02) 4–2–3–0
10 L October 27, 2001 1–4 @ Ottawa Senators (2001–02) 4–3–3–0
11 W October 31, 2001 1–0 @ Colorado Avalanche (2001–02) 5–3–3–0
12 W November 1, 2001 4–3 Carolina Hurricanes (2001–02) 6–3–3–0
13 W November 3, 2001 4–1 Washington Capitals (2001–02) 7–3–3–0
14 L November 6, 2001 1–4 San Jose Sharks (2001–02) 7–4–3–0
15 W November 8, 2001 3–1 Vancouver Canucks (2001–02) 8–4–3–0
16 W November 10, 2001 4–1 Phoenix Coyotes (2001–02) 9–4–3–0
17 OTL November 13, 2001 2–3 OT @ Columbus Blue Jackets (2001–02) 9–4–3–1
18 L November 15, 2001 1–2 @ Vancouver Canucks (2001–02) 9–5–3–1
19 L November 17, 2001 0–2 @ Calgary Flames (2001–02) 9–6–3–1
20 L November 20, 2001 0–2 @ Edmonton Oilers (2001–02) 9–7–3–1
21 L November 23, 2001 1–3 @ Detroit Red Wings (2001–02) 9–8–3–1
22 W November 24, 2001 5–3 Phoenix Coyotes (2001–02) 10–8–3–1
23 W November 27, 2001 4–2 Ottawa Senators (2001–02) 11–8–3–1
24 W November 29, 2001 3–1 @ Columbus Blue Jackets (2001–02) 12–8–3–1
25 W December 1, 2001 4–3 Columbus Blue Jackets (2001–02) 13–8–3–1
26 T December 2, 2001 4–4 OT @ Minnesota Wild (2001–02) 13–8–4–1
27 L December 5, 2001 0–3 @ Phoenix Coyotes (2001–02) 13–9–4–1
28 T December 6, 2001 1–1 OT @ Los Angeles Kings (2001–02) 13–9–5–1
29 W December 8, 2001 2–0 Los Angeles Kings (2001–02) 14–9–5–1
30 T December 12, 2001 2–2 OT @ Chicago Blackhawks (2001–02) 14–9–6–1
31 OTL December 13, 2001 3–4 OT Toronto Maple Leafs (2001–02) 14–9–6–2
32 W December 15, 2001 4–0 Calgary Flames (2001–02) 15–9–6–2
33 L December 18, 2001 3–6 @ Philadelphia Flyers (2001–02) 15–10–6–2
34 OTL December 21, 2001 3–4 OT @ Tampa Bay Lightning (2001–02) 15–10–6–3
35 W December 22, 2001 2–0 @ Florida Panthers (2001–02) 16–10–6–3
36 L December 26, 2001 1–3 Chicago Blackhawks (2001–02) 16–11–6–3
37 W December 28, 2001 3–0 Montreal Canadiens (2001–02) 17–11–6–3
38 W December 30, 2001 7–2 Nashville Predators (2001–02) 18–11–6–3
39 L January 1, 2002 1–2 @ New Jersey Devils (2001–02) 18–12–6–3
40 W January 3, 2002 4–2 Columbus Blue Jackets (2001–02) 19–12–6–3
41 W January 5, 2002 5–2 Dallas Stars (2001–02) 20–12–6–3
42 W January 8, 2002 6–2 @ San Jose Sharks (2001–02) 21–12–6–3
43 W January 9, 2002 3–2 @ Mighty Ducks of Anaheim (2001–02) 22–12–6–3
44 W January 12, 2002 4–1 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (2001–02) 23–12–6–3
45 W January 15, 2002 3–2 Edmonton Oilers (2001–02) 24–12–6–3
46 W January 17, 2002 5–4 Vancouver Canucks (2001–02) 25–12–6–3
47 W January 19, 2002 2–1 OT Boston Bruins (2001–02) 26–12–6–3
48 W January 21, 2002 4–3 OT @ Boston Bruins (2001–02) 27–12–6–3
49 W January 23, 2002 5–2 @ Buffalo Sabres (2001–02) 28–12–6–3
50 L January 25, 2002 1–2 @ Chicago Blackhawks (2001–02) 28–13–6–3
51 L January 26, 2002 2–5 Detroit Red Wings (2001–02) 28–14–6–3
52 L January 28, 2002 0–1 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim (2001–02) 28–15–6–3
53 W January 30, 2002 4–1 @ Washington Capitals (2001–02) 29–15–6–3
54 L February 5, 2002 3–4 @ New York Islanders (2001–02) 29–16–6–3
55 W February 7, 2002 3–1 Edmonton Oilers (2001–02) 30–16–6–3
56 L February 9, 2002 0–5 Philadelphia Flyers (2001–02) 30–17–6–3
57 W February 12, 2002 3–0 Atlanta Thrashers (2001–02) 31–17–6–3
58 L February 13, 2002 1–3 @ Colorado Avalanche (2001–02) 31–18–6–3
59 T February 26, 2002 4–4 OT @ Vancouver Canucks (2001–02) 31–18–7–3
60 L February 28, 2002 2–3 @ Calgary Flames (2001–02) 31–19–7–3
61 T March 2, 2002 1–1 OT @ Edmonton Oilers (2001–02) 31–19–8–3
62 L March 7, 2002 0–3 Minnesota Wild (2001–02) 31–20–8–3
63 L March 9, 2002 2–5 Detroit Red Wings (2001–02) 31–21–8–3
64 L March 11, 2002 2–3 Colorado Avalanche (2001–02) 31–22–8–3
65 W March 13, 2002 2–0 @ San Jose Sharks (2001–02) 32–22–8–3
66 L March 14, 2002 1–2 @ Los Angeles Kings (2001–02) 32–23–8–3
67 W March 17, 2002 3–2 @ Mighty Ducks of Anaheim (2001–02) 33–23–8–3
68 W March 19, 2002 5–1 Nashville Predators (2001–02) 34–23–8–3
69 L March 20, 2002 2–3 @ Dallas Stars (2001–02) 34–24–8–3
70 W March 22, 2002 3–2 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim (2001–02) 35–24–8–3
71 OTL March 24, 2002 3–4 OT @ Chicago Blackhawks (2001–02) 35–24–8–4
72 L March 26, 2002 1–2 Minnesota Wild (2001–02) 35–25–8–4
73 W March 28, 2002 4–1 Buffalo Sabres (2001–02) 36–25–8–4
74 W March 30, 2002 4–2 @ Nashville Predators (2001–02) 37–25–8–4
75 L April 1, 2002 3–5 @ Phoenix Coyotes (2001–02) 37–26–8–4
76 W April 3, 2002 2–1 OT @ Dallas Stars (2001–02) 38–26–8–4
77 W April 5, 2002 5–1 Chicago Blackhawks (2001–02) 39–26–8–4
78 L April 7, 2002 2–4 Colorado Avalanche (2001–02) 39–27–8–4
79 W April 9, 2002 3–2 Nashville Predators (2001–02) 40–27–8–4
80 W April 11, 2002 4–1 San Jose Sharks (2001–02) 41–27–8–4
81 W April 13, 2002 3–2 OT Detroit Red Wings (2001–02) 42–27–8–4
82 W April 14, 2002 5–3 @ Detroit Red Wings (2001–02) 43–27–8–4

Playoffs[edit]

Player statistics[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
Pavol Demitra LW 82 35 43 78 46 13 11 0 10
Keith Tkachuk LW 73 38 37 75 117 21 13 0 7
Doug Weight C 61 15 34 49 40 20 3 0 1
Chris Pronger D 78 7 40 47 120 23 4 1 3
Al MacInnis D 71 11 35 46 52 3 6 0 4
Cory Stillman LW 80 23 22 45 36 8 6 0 4
Scott Young RW 67 19 22 41 26 11 5 0 1
Scott Mellanby RW 64 15 26 41 93 -5 8 0 2
Dallas Drake RW 80 11 15 26 87 8 1 3 2
Alexander Khavanov D 81 3 21 24 55 9 0 0 0
Jamal Mayers RW 77 9 8 17 99 9 0 1 0
Mike Eastwood C 71 7 10 17 41 -2 0 0 2
Tyson Nash LW 64 6 7 13 100 2 0 0 1
Bryce Salvador D 66 5 7 12 78 3 1 0 2
Sergei Varlamov LW 52 5 7 12 26 4 0 0 0
Daniel Corso C 41 4 7 11 6 3 1 0 2
Ray Ferraro C 15 6 4 10 8 2 2 0 1
Mike Keane RW 56 4 6 10 22 -2 1 0 0
Mike Van Ryn D 48 2 8 10 18 10 0 0 1
Shjon Podein LW 23 2 4 6 2 2 0 0 0
Jeff Finley D 78 0 6 6 30 12 0 0 0
Reed Low RW 58 0 5 5 160 -3 0 0 0
Brent Johnson G 58 0 4 4 2 0 0 0 0
Marc Bergevin D 30 0 3 3 2 6 0 0 0
Sean Hill D 23 0 3 3 28 1 0 0 0
Mark Rycroft RW 9 0 3 3 4 0 0 0 0
Rich Pilon D 8 0 2 2 9 -1 0 0 0
Eric Boguniecki C 8 0 1 1 4 -2 0 0 0
Christian Laflamme D 8 0 1 1 4 3 0 0 0
Fred Brathwaite G 25 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Reinhard Divis G 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Ted Donato LW 2 0 0 0 2 -2 0 0 0
Barret Jackman D 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Justin Papineau C 1 0 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T/OT GA GAA SO SA SV SV%
Brent Johnson 3491 58 34 20 4 127 2.18 5 1293 1166 .902
Fred Brathwaite 1446 25 9 11 4 54 2.24 2 543 489 .901
Reinhard Divis 25 1 0 0 0 0 0.00 0 4 4 1.000
Team: 4962 82 43 31 8 181 2.19 7 1840 1659 .902

Playoffs[edit]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
Pavol Demitra LW 10 4 7 11 6 3 2 1 1
Scott Mellanby RW 10 7 3 10 18 1 4 0 1
Keith Tkachuk LW 10 5 5 10 18 1 1 0 0
Chris Pronger D 9 1 7 8 24 5 0 0 0
Al MacInnis D 10 0 7 7 4 3 0 0 0
Jamal Mayers RW 10 3 0 3 2 -1 0 0 2
Scott Young RW 10 3 0 3 2 -1 1 1 0
Ray Ferraro C 10 0 3 3 4 -2 0 0 0
Doug Weight C 10 1 1 2 4 0 1 0 1
Cory Stillman LW 9 0 2 2 2 -1 0 0 0
Eric Boguniecki C 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0
Tyson Nash LW 9 0 1 1 20 0 0 0 0
Bryce Salvador D 10 0 1 1 4 -1 0 0 0
Marc Bergevin D 7 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0
Fred Brathwaite G 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Daniel Corso C 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Dallas Drake RW 8 0 0 0 8 0 0 0 0
Mike Eastwood C 10 0 0 0 6 -1 0 0 0
Jeff Finley D 10 0 0 0 8 -1 0 0 0
Barret Jackman D 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0
Brent Johnson G 10 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0
Alexander Khavanov D 4 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0
Shjon Podein LW 10 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 0
Mike Van Ryn D 9 0 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0
Sergei Varlamov LW 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L GA GAA SO SA SV SV%
Brent Johnson 590 10 5 5 18 1.83 3 252 234 .929
Fred Brathwaite 1 1 0 0 0 0.00 0 0 0
Team: 591 10 5 5 18 1.83 3 252 234 .929

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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]

May 5, 2001: Greg Davis was signed as a free agent.[3]

Roster[edit]

Draft picks[edit]

St. Louis's draft picks at the 2001 NHL Entry Draft held at the National Car Rental Center in Sunrise, Florida.

Round # Player Nationality College/Junior/Club Team (League)
2 57 Jay McClement  Canada Brampton Battalion (OHL)
3 89 Tuomas Nissinen  Finland KalPa (Finland)
4 122 Igor Valeev  Russia North Bay Centennials (OHL)
5 159 Dmitri Semin  Russia Spartak Moscow (Russia)
6 190 Brett Scheffelmaier  Canada Medicine Hat Tigers (WHL)
8 253 Petr Cajanek  Czech Republic RI OKNA Zlín (Czech Republic)
9 270 Grant Jacobsen  Canada Regina Pats (WHL)
9 283 Simon Skoog  Sweden Mörrums GoIS IK Jr. (Sweden)

Farm teams[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2001-2002 Conference Standings Standings - NHL.com - Standings". NHL. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  2. ^ "2001-02 St. Louis Blues Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com". hockey-reference.com. Retrieved 2009-06-15.
  3. ^ National Hockey League Official Guide & Record Book 2002. Dan Diamond and Associates, Inc. 2001. p. 285. ISBN 0-920445-75-6.

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