2001–02 San Jose Sharks · NHL
Pacific Division Champions
Division 1st Pacific
Conference 3 Western
2001–02 record 44-27-8-3
General Manager Dean Lombardi
Coach Darryl Sutter
Captain Owen Nolan
Arena HP Pavilion
Team Leaders
Goals Teemu Selanne (29)
Assists Owen Nolan (43)
Points Owen Nolan (66)
Penalties in minutes Bryan Marchment (178)
Wins Evgeni Nabokov (37)
Goals against average Vesa Toskala (0.00)
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The 2001–02 San Jose Sharks season was the 11th in franchise history.

Offseason[edit | edit source]

NHL Entry Draft[edit | edit source]

Round # Player Position Nationality College/Junior/Club Team
1 20 Marcel Goc Center Flag of Germany Germany Schwenningen Wild Wings (DEL)
4 106 Christian Ehrhoff Defense Flag of Germany Germany Duisburg EV (GerObL)
4 107 Dmitri Patzold Goaltender Flag of Kazakhstan Kazakhstan Cologne Sharks (DEL)
5 140 Tomas Plihal Left Wing Flag of Czechoslovakia Czechoslovakia HC Bili Tygri Liberec (Czech)
6 175 Ryane Clowe Left Wing Flag of Canada Canada Rimouski Océanic (QMJHL)
6 182 Tom Cavanagh Center Flag of the United States United States Harvard University (NCAA)

Regular season[edit | edit source]

On March 10, 2002 Evgeni Nabokov became the first netminder in NHL history to score a powerplay goal, doing so against the Vancouver Canucks. He was also the first European goaltender to score a goal.

Final standings[edit | edit source]

Pacific Division
No. CR GP W L T OTL GF GA Pts
1 3 San Jose Sharks 82 44 27 8 3 248 189 99
2 6 Phoenix Coyotes 82 40 27 9 6 228 210 95
3 7 Los Angeles Kings 82 40 27 11 4 214 190 95
4 10 Dallas Stars 82 36 28 13 5 215 213 90
5 13 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim 82 29 42 8 3 175 198 69

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 log[edit | edit source]

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

Playoffs[edit | edit source]

San José (3) vs. Phoenix (6)
Date Away Home OT
April 17 Phoenix 1 2 San José
April 20 Phoenix 3 1 San José
April 22 San José 4 1 Phoenix
April 24 San José 2 1 Phoenix
April 26 Phoenix 1 4 San José
San José wins series 4–1.
Colorado (2) vs. San José (3)
Date Away Home OT
May 1 San José 6 3 Colorado
May 4 San José 2 8 Colorado
May 6 Colorado 4 6 San José
May 8 Colorado 4 1 San José
May 11 San José 5 3 Colorado
May 13 Colorado 2 1 San José OT
May 15 San Jose 0 1 Colorado
Colorado wins series 4–3.

Player stats[edit | edit source]

Regular season
Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
Nolan, OwenOwen Nolan RW 75 23 43 66 93 7 8 2 2
Damphousse, VincentVincent Damphousse C 82 20 38 58 60 8 7 2 4
Selanne, TeemuTeemu Selanne RW 82 29 25 54 40 -11 9 1 8
Ricci, MikeMike Ricci C 79 19 34 53 44 9 5 2 0
Marleau, PatrickPatrick Marleau C 79 21 23 44 40 9 3 0 5
Thornton, ScottScott Thornton LW 77 26 16 42 116 11 6 0 5
Sturm, MarcoMarco Sturm LW 77 21 20 41 32 23 4 3 5
Sundstrom, NiklasNiklas Sundstrom RW 73 9 30 39 50 7 0 1 0
Suter, GaryGary Suter D 82 6 27 33 57 13 3 0 1
Graves, AdamAdam Graves LW 81 17 14 31 51 11 1 3 1
Stuart, BradBrad Stuart D 82 6 23 29 39 13 2 0 2
Bradley, MattMatt Bradley RW 54 9 13 22 43 22 0 0 2
Harvey, ToddTodd Harvey RW/C 69 9 13 22 73 16 0 0 1
Marchment, BryanBryan Marchment D 72 2 20 22 178 22 0 0 0
Ragnarsson, MarcusMarcus Ragnarsson D 70 5 15 20 44 4 2 0 3
Jillson, JeffJeff Jillson D 48 5 13 18 29 2 3 0 2
Rathje, MikeMike Rathje D 52 5 12 17 48 23 4 0 0
Hannan, ScottScott Hannan D 75 2 12 14 57 10 0 0 1
Matteau, StephaneStephane Matteau LW 55 7 4 11 15 4 1 1 0
Korolyuk, AlexanderAlexander Korolyuk LW 32 3 7 10 14 2 0 0 1
Smith, MarkMark Smith C 49 3 3 6 72 -1 0 0 1
Nabokov, EvgeniEvgeni Nabokov G 67 1 3 4 14 0 1 0 0
Heins, ShawnShawn Heins D 17 0 2 2 24 1 0 0 0
Bancroft, SteveSteve Bancroft D 5 0 1 1 2 -2 0 0 0
Craig, MikeMike Craig RW 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0
Hyvonen, HannesHannes Hyvonen RW 6 0 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0
Kiprusoff, MiikkaMiikka Kiprusoff G 20 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0
Toskala, VesaVesa Toskala G 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T/OT GA GAA SO SA SV SV%
Nabokov, EvgeniEvgeni Nabokov 3901 67 37 24 5 149 2.29 7 1818 1669 .918
Kiprusoff, MiikkaMiikka Kiprusoff 1037 20 7 6 3 43 2.49 2 508 465 .915
Toskala, VesaVesa Toskala 10 1 0 0 0 0 0.00 0 2 2 1.000
Team: 4948 82 44 30 8 192 2.33 9 2328 2136 .918
Playoffs
Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
Marleau, PatrickPatrick Marleau C 12 6 5 11 6 3 1 0 3
Ricci, MikeMike Ricci C 12 4 6 10 4 6 0 0 1
Nolan, OwenOwen Nolan RW 12 3 6 9 8 -2 0 0 0
Selanne, TeemuTeemu Selanne RW 12 5 3 8 2 -3 2 0 1
Damphousse, VincentVincent Damphousse C 12 2 6 8 12 -1 1 0 0
Sundstrom, NiklasNiklas Sundstrom RW 12 1 6 7 6 3 0 0 0
Thornton, ScottScott Thornton LW 12 3 3 6 6 3 0 0 0
Sturm, MarcoMarco Sturm LW 12 3 2 5 2 -1 0 0 0
Graves, AdamAdam Graves LW 12 3 1 4 6 -2 0 0 2
Ragnarsson, MarcusMarcus Ragnarsson D 12 1 3 4 12 -1 0 0 0
Rathje, MikeMike Rathje D 12 1 3 4 6 5 1 0 0
Suter, GaryGary Suter D 12 0 4 4 8 2 0 0 0
Matteau, StephaneStephane Matteau LW 10 1 2 3 2 1 0 0 0
Stuart, BradBrad Stuart D 12 0 3 3 8 1 0 0 0
Marchment, BryanBryan Marchment D 12 1 1 2 10 -1 0 0 0
Hannan, ScottScott Hannan D 12 0 2 2 12 -1 0 0 0
Harvey, ToddTodd Harvey RW/C 12 0 2 2 12 3 0 0 0
Nabokov, EvgeniEvgeni Nabokov G 12 0 2 2 2 0 0 0 0
Bradley, MattMatt Bradley RW 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Jillson, JeffJeff Jillson D 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Kiprusoff, MiikkaMiikka Kiprusoff G 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L GA GAA SO SA SV SV%
Nabokov, EvgeniEvgeni Nabokov 712 12 7 5 31 2.61 0 322 291 .904
Kiprusoff, MiikkaMiikka Kiprusoff 8 1 0 0 0 0.00 0 2 2 1.000
Team: 720 12 7 5 31 2.58 0 324 293 .904

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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;

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 2001-02 San Jose Sharks Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com. hockey-reference.com. Retrieved on 2009-06-24.

External links[edit | edit source]



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