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2000–01 Buffalo Sabres · NHL
Division 2nd Northeast
2000–01 record 46–30–5-1
Goals for 218
Goals against 184
General Manager Darcy Regier
Coach Lindy Ruff
Captain Vacant
Arena HSBC Arena
Team Leaders
Goals Miroslav Satan (29)
Assists Miroslav Satan (33)
Points Miroslav Satan (62)
Penalties in minutes Rob Ray (210)
Wins Dominik Hasek (37)
Goals against average Dominik Hasek (2.11)
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The 2000–01 Buffalo Sabres season was the 31st season for the team in the National Hockey League (NHL). The Sabres finished with a 46-30-5-1 record in the regular season, and won the Conference Quarter-Finals (4-2) over Philadelphia Flyers, but lost the Conference Semi-Finals (4-3) to Pittsburgh Penguins. It was also the final time the they made they made the playoffs before the 2004-05 NHL Lockout.


Offseason[edit | edit source]

Regular season[edit | edit source]

Final standings[edit | edit source]

Northeast Division
No. CR GP W L T OTL GF GA Pts
1 2 Ottawa Senators 82 48 21 9 4 274 205 109
2 5 Buffalo Sabres 82 46 30 5 1 218 184 98
3 7 Toronto Maple Leafs 82 37 29 11 5 232 207 90
4 9 Boston Bruins 82 36 30 8 8 227 249 88
5 11 Montreal Canadiens 82 28 40 8 6 206 232 70

Note: CR = Conference rank; GP = Games played; W = Wins; L = Losses; T = Ties; OTL=Overtime loss; GF = Goals for; GA = Goals against; Pts = Points
Teams that qualified for the playoffs are highlighted in bold.


Game log[edit | edit source]

No. R Date Score Opponent Record
1 W October 5, 2000 4–2 Chicago Blackhawks (2000–01) 1–0–0–0
2 W October 7, 2000 5–3 Los Angeles Kings (2000–01) 2–0–0–0
3 L October 13, 2000 2–3 @ Edmonton Oilers (2000–01) 2–1–0–0
4 L October 14, 2000 0–4 @ Vancouver Canucks (2000–01) 2–2–0–0
5 L October 17, 2000 3–4 @ Montreal Canadiens (2000–01) 2–3–0–0
6 T October 20, 2000 2–2 OT Mighty Ducks of Anaheim (2000–01) 2–3–1–0
7 L October 21, 2000 4–5 OT @ Detroit Red Wings (2000–01) 2–3–1–1
8 W October 25, 2000 4–1 Carolina Hurricanes (2000–01) 3–3–1–1
9 W October 27, 2000 2–1 Toronto Maple Leafs (2000–01) 4–3–1–1
10 W October 28, 2000 3–1 @ Chicago Blackhawks (2000–01) 5–3–1–1
11 W November 3, 2000 5–4 Montreal Canadiens (2000–01) 6–3–1–1
12 L November 4, 2000 0–3 @ Philadelphia Flyers (2000–01) 6–4–1–1
13 W November 9, 2000 3–0 New York Islanders (2000–01) 7–4–1–1
14 W November 11, 2000 4–0 @ New Jersey Devils (2000–01) 8–4–1–1
15 W November 13, 2000 3–2 OT Calgary Flames (2000–01) 9–4–1–1
16 T November 15, 2000 2–2 OT Dallas Stars (2000–01) 9–4–2–1
17 W November 17, 2000 3–1 Minnesota Wild (2000–01) 10–4–2–1
18 L November 18, 2000 1–4 @ St. Louis Blues (2000–01) 10–5–2–1
19 L November 22, 2000 1–3 Philadelphia Flyers (2000–01) 10–6–2–1
20 W November 24, 2000 3–2 New York Rangers (2000–01) 11–6–2–1
21 W November 25, 2000 5–3 @ Montreal Canadiens (2000–01) 12–6–2–1
22 L November 28, 2000 1–3 @ Ottawa Senators (2000–01) 12–7–2–1
23 L December 1, 2000 4–6 Pittsburgh Penguins (2000–01) 12–8–2–1
24 W December 2, 2000 3–2 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (2000–01) 13–8–2–1
25 W December 5, 2000 3–2 @ Montreal Canadiens (2000–01) 14–8–2–1
26 W December 7, 2000 5–2 New Jersey Devils (2000–01) 15–8–2–1
27 L December 8, 2000 2–5 @ New York Rangers (2000–01) 15–9–2–1
28 W December 12, 2000 3–0 @ Boston Bruins (2000–01) 16–9–2–1
29 L December 15, 2000 3–5 @ Carolina Hurricanes (2000–01) 16–10–2–1
30 W December 16, 2000 3–2 Florida Panthers (2000–01) 17–10–2–1
31 T December 20, 2000 2–2 OT @ Washington Capitals (2000–01) 17–10–3–1
32 L December 21, 2000 1–3 Washington Capitals (2000–01) 17–11–3–1
33 W December 23, 2000 5–2 San Jose Sharks (2000–01) 18–11–3–1
34 L December 26, 2000 3–5 Pittsburgh Penguins (2000–01) 18–12–3–1
35 W December 29, 2000 2–0 Ottawa Senators (2000–01) 19–12–3–1
36 W December 30, 2000 2–0 @ New York Islanders (2000–01) 20–12–3–1
37 L January 1, 2001 3–4 Boston Bruins (2000–01) 20–13–3–1
38 T January 3, 2001 1–1 OT @ Toronto Maple Leafs (2000–01) 20–13–4–1
39 T January 5, 2001 3–3 OT Toronto Maple Leafs (2000–01) 20–13–5–1
40 W January 6, 2001 2–0 @ Nashville Predators (2000–01) 21–13–5–1
41 L January 9, 2001 1–2 @ San Jose Sharks (2000–01) 21–14–5–1
42 L January 11, 2001 2–3 @ Los Angeles Kings (2000–01) 21–15–5–1
43 W January 12, 2001 4–0 @ Mighty Ducks of Anaheim (2000–01) 22–15–5–1
44 W January 16, 2001 3–1 Tampa Bay Lightning (2000–01) 23–15–5–1
45 W January 19, 2001 1–0 Florida Panthers (2000–01) 24–15–5–1
46 L January 20, 2001 0–2 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (2000–01) 24–16–5–1
47 L January 23, 2001 1–2 Columbus Blue Jackets (2000–01) 24–17–5–1
48 L January 26, 2001 1–2 Boston Bruins (2000–01) 24–18–5–1
49 W January 27, 2001 2–1 @ New York Islanders (2000–01) 25–18–5–1
50 L January 31, 2001 2–5 @ Florida Panthers (2000–01) 25–19–5–1
51 L February 1, 2001 2–4 @ Tampa Bay Lightning (2000–01) 25–20–5–1
52 W February 6, 2001 6–3 @ New York Rangers (2000–01) 26–20–5–1
53 W February 7, 2001 2–1 OT New York Islanders (2000–01) 27–20–5–1
54 W February 10, 2001 2–1 OT @ Ottawa Senators (2000–01) 28–20–5–1
55 L February 11, 2001 3–4 Montreal Canadiens (2000–01) 28–21–5–1
56 L February 13, 2001 4–5 @ Atlanta Thrashers (2000–01) 28–22–5–1
57 W February 15, 2001 3–1 Atlanta Thrashers (2000–01) 29–22–5–1
58 W February 17, 2001 5–1 New Jersey Devils (2000–01) 30–22–5–1
59 W February 19, 2001 2–0 Ottawa Senators (2000–01) 31–22–5–1
60 W February 22, 2001 1–0 @ New Jersey Devils (2000–01) 32–22–5–1
61 L February 23, 2001 3–7 Phoenix Coyotes (2000–01) 32–23–5–1
62 W February 25, 2001 5–4 Tampa Bay Lightning (2000–01) 33–23–5–1
63 W February 27, 2001 4–1 @ Ottawa Senators (2000–01) 34–23–5–1
64 L March 1, 2001 0–2 @ Philadelphia Flyers (2000–01) 34–24–5–1
65 W March 3, 2001 3–2 OT @ Colorado Avalanche (2000–01) 35–24–5–1
66 L March 4, 2001 1–4 @ Dallas Stars (2000–01) 35–25–5–1
67 W March 6, 2001 3–1 @ Boston Bruins (2000–01) 36–25–5–1
68 L March 9, 2001 0–4 Edmonton Oilers (2000–01) 36–26–5–1
69 W March 14, 2001 6–3 New York Rangers (2000–01) 37–26–5–1
70 W March 16, 2001 4–2 Vancouver Canucks (2000–01) 38–26–5–1
71 W March 17, 2001 3–2 @ Washington Capitals (2000–01) 39–26–5–1
72 W March 20, 2001 3–0 Toronto Maple Leafs (2000–01) 40–26–5–1
73 L March 21, 2001 0–1 @ Carolina Hurricanes (2000–01) 40–27–5–1
74 W March 24, 2001 3–1 Carolina Hurricanes (2000–01) 41–27–5–1
75 W March 26, 2001 4–0 @ Atlanta Thrashers (2000–01) 42–27–5–1
76 L March 27, 2001 1–4 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (2000–01) 42–28–5–1
77 W March 30, 2001 4–0 Atlanta Thrashers (2000–01) 43–28–5–1
78 W April 1, 2001 4–2 @ Tampa Bay Lightning (2000–01) 44–28–5–1
79 W April 2, 2001 5–3 @ Florida Panthers (2000–01) 45–28–5–1
80 L April 4, 2001 2–3 Boston Bruins (2000–01) 45–29–5–1
81 W April 6, 2001 2–1 Washington Capitals (2000–01) 46–29–5–1
82 L April 8, 2001 1–2 Philadelphia Flyers (2000–01) 46–30–5–1

Playoffs[edit | edit source]

Player stats[edit | edit source]

Regular season[edit | edit source]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
Satan, MiroslavMiroslav Satan LW 82 29 33 62 36 5 8 2 4
Dumont, J.P.J.P. Dumont RW 79 23 28 51 54 1 9 0 5
Barnes, StuStu Barnes C 75 19 24 43 26 -2 3 2 5
Gratton, ChrisChris Gratton C 82 19 21 40 102 0 5 0 5
Gilmour, DougDoug Gilmour C 71 7 31 38 70 3 4 0 0
Zhitnik, AlexeiAlexei Zhitnik D 78 8 29 37 75 -3 5 0 1
Afinogenov, MaximMaxim Afinogenov RW 78 14 22 36 40 1 3 0 5
Andreychuk, DaveDave Andreychuk LW 74 20 13 33 32 0 8 0 4
Brown, CurtisCurtis Brown C/LW 70 10 22 32 34 15 2 1 0
Rasmussen, ErikErik Rasmussen LW/C 82 12 19 31 51 0 1 0 3
Varada, VaclavVaclav Varada RW 75 10 21 31 81 -2 2 0 2
Woolley, JasonJason Woolley D 67 5 18 23 46 0 4 0 3
Kalinin, DmitriDmitri Kalinin D 79 4 18 22 38 -2 2 0 0
Warrener, RhettRhett Warrener D 77 3 16 19 78 10 0 0 2
Smehlik, RichardRichard Smehlik D 56 3 12 15 4 6 0 0 1
Tsyplakov, VladimirVladimir Tsyplakov LW 36 7 7 14 10 2 0 0 0
Patrick, JamesJames Patrick D 54 4 9 13 12 9 1 0 0
Heinze, SteveSteve Heinze RW 14 5 7 12 8 6 1 0 1
Hamel, DenisDenis Hamel LW 41 8 3 11 22 -2 1 1 3
McKee, JayJay McKee D 74 1 10 11 76 9 0 0 0
Ray, RobRob Ray RW 63 4 6 10 210 2 0 0 1
Audette, DonaldDonald Audette RW 12 2 6 8 12 1 1 0 1
Boulton, EricEric Boulton LW 35 1 2 3 94 -1 0 0 0
Hasek, DominikDominik Hasek G 67 0 3 3 22 0 0 0 0
Taylor, ChrisChris Taylor C 14 0 2 2 6 1 0 0 0
Biron, MartinMartin Biron G 18 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Campbell, BrianBrian Campbell D 8 0 0 0 2 -2 0 0 0
Noronen, MikaMika Noronen G 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Skudra, PeterPeter Skudra G 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T/OT GA GAA SO SA SV SV%
Hasek, DominikDominik Hasek 3904 67 37 24 4 137 2.11 11 1726 1589 .921
Biron, MartinMartin Biron 918 18 7 7 1 39 2.55 2 427 388 .909
Noronen, MikaMika Noronen 108 2 2 0 0 5 2.78 0 39 34 .872
Skudra, PeterPeter Skudra 1 1 0 0 0 0 0.00 0 0 0
Team: 4931 82 46 31 5 181 2.20 13 2192 2011 .917

Playoffs[edit | edit source]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
Satan, MiroslavMiroslav Satan LW 13 3 10 13 8 4 1 0 0
Gratton, ChrisChris Gratton C 13 6 4 10 14 0 2 0 1
Audette, DonaldDonald Audette RW 13 3 6 9 4 -1 0 0 0
Barnes, StuStu Barnes C 13 4 4 8 2 0 2 0 2
Dumont, J.P.J.P. Dumont RW 13 4 3 7 8 4 0 0 0
Heinze, SteveSteve Heinze RW 13 3 4 7 10 0 3 0 0
Zhitnik, AlexeiAlexei Zhitnik D 13 1 6 7 12 -3 0 0 0
Gilmour, DougDoug Gilmour C 13 2 4 6 12 -1 1 0 1
Woolley, JasonJason Woolley D 8 1 5 6 2 1 0 0 1
Brown, CurtisCurtis Brown C/LW 13 5 0 5 8 4 0 2 1
Afinogenov, MaximMaxim Afinogenov RW 11 2 3 5 4 1 0 0 0
Varada, VaclavVaclav Varada RW 13 0 4 4 8 2 0 0 0
Andreychuk, DaveDave Andreychuk LW 13 1 2 3 4 0 1 0 0
Patrick, JamesJames Patrick D 13 1 2 3 2 0 0 0 0
Kalinin, DmitriDmitri Kalinin D 13 0 2 2 4 5 0 0 0
Warrener, RhettRhett Warrener D 13 0 2 2 4 5 0 0 0
McKee, JayJay McKee D 8 1 0 1 6 3 0 0 1
Tsyplakov, VladimirVladimir Tsyplakov LW 9 1 0 1 4 1 0 0 0
Rasmussen, ErikErik Rasmussen LW/C 3 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 0
Smehlik, RichardRichard Smehlik D 10 0 1 1 4 3 0 0 0
Hasek, DominikDominik Hasek G 13 0 0 0 14 0 0 0 0
Ray, RobRob Ray RW 3 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L GA GAA SO SA SV SV%
Hasek, DominikDominik Hasek 833 13 7 6 29 2.09 1 347 318 .916
Team: 833 13 7 6 29 2.09 1 347 318 .916

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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;

Awards and records[edit | edit source]

Transactions[edit | edit source]

Roster[edit | edit source]

Draft picks[edit | edit source]

Farm teams[edit | edit source]

See also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 2000-01 Buffalo Sabres Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com. hockey-reference.com. Retrieved on 2009-06-12.
2000-01 NHL season by team
Atlantic New JerseyNY IslandersNY RangersPhiladelphiaPittsburgh
Northeast BostonBuffaloMontrealOttawaToronto
Southeast AtlantaCarolinaFloridaTampa BayWashington
Central ChicagoColumbusDetroitNashvilleSt. Louis
Northwest CalgaryColoradoEdmontonMinnesotaVancouver
Pacific AnaheimDallasLos AngelesPhoenixSan Jose
See also 2000 NHL Entry DraftAll-Star GameStanley Cup Playoffs


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