2002–03 Boston Bruins · NHL
Division 3rd Northeast
Conference 7th Eastern
2002–03 record 36–31–11
Goals for 236
Goals against 201
General Manager Mike O'Connell
Coach Robbie Ftorek
Mike O'Connell
Captain Joe Thornton
Arena FleetCenter
Team Leaders
Goals Glen Murray (44)
Assists Joe Thornton (65)
Points Joe Thornton (101)
Penalties in minutes P.J. Stock (160)
Wins Steve Shields (12)
Goals against average John Grahame (2.71)
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2001–02 2003–04

The 2002–03 Boston Bruins season was the Bruins' 78th season of operation. The Bruins finished 3rd in the Northeast Division and lost in the Conference Quarter-finals to the New Jersey Devils 4 games to 1.


Off-season[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 1 Ottawa Senators 82 52 21 8 1 263 182 113
2 5 Toronto Maple Leafs 82 44 28 7 3 236 208 98
3 7 Boston Bruins 82 36 31 11 4 245 237 87
4 10 Montreal Canadiens 82 30 35 8 9 206 234 77
5 12 Buffalo Sabres 82 27 37 10 8 190 219 72

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]

Regular Season Schedule
No. R Date Score Opponent Record
1 L October 11, 2002 1–5 @ Minnesota Wild (2002–03) 0–1–0–0
3 W October 16, 2002 6–3 @ Vancouver Canucks (2002–03) 2–1–0–0
4 T October 17, 2002 3–3 OT @ Calgary Flames (2002–03) 2–1–1–0
5 W October 19, 2002 4–3 @ Edmonton Oilers (2002–03) 3–1–1–0
6 W October 21, 2002 4–1 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (2002–03) 4–1–1–0
7 T October 24, 2002 2–2 OT Ottawa Senators (2002–03) 4–1–2–0
8 W October 26, 2002 4–3 Atlanta Thrashers (2002–03) 5–1–2–0
9 W October 30, 2002 7–2 @ Washington Capitals (2002–03) 6–1–2–0
10 L October 31, 2002 1–4 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim (2002–03) 6–2–2–0
11 W November 2, 2002 3–2 New York Rangers (2002–03) 7–2–2–0
12 L November 7, 2002 1–2 OT @ Detroit Red Wings (2002–03) 7–2–2–1
13 W November 9, 2002 7–1 Ottawa Senators (2002–03) 8–2–2–1
14 W Nov 11, 2002 6–1 Edmonton Oilers (2002–03) 9–2–2–1
15 W Nov 12, 2002 4–3 @ Buffalo Sabres (2002–03) 10–2–2–1
16 W Nov 14, 2002 4–1 New York Islanders (2002–03) 11–2–2–1
17 T Nov 16, 2002 2–2 OT @ Philadelphia Flyers (2002–03) 11–2–3–1
18 L Nov 19, 2002 0–2 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (2002–03) 11–3–3–1
19 W Nov 21, 2002 3–1 Carolina Hurricanes (2002–03) 12–3–3–1
20 W Nov 23, 2002 4–1 Buffalo Sabres (2002–03) 13–3–3–1
21 W Nov 26, 2002 7–2 Calgary Flames (2002–03) 14–3–3–1
22 W Nov 29, 2002 4–2 Montreal Canadiens (2002–03) 15–3–3–1
23 W Nov 30, 2002 3–2 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (2002–03) 16–3–3–1
24 L December 3, 2002 0–4 St. Louis Blues (2002–03) 16–4–3–1
25 W December 5, 2002 4–3 OT Atlanta Thrashers (2002–03) 17–4–3–1
26 W December 7, 2002 3–2 OT Tampa Bay Lightning (2002–03) 18–4–3–1
27 W December 8, 2002 4–1 @ New York Rangers (2002–03) 19–4–3–1
28 L Dec 10, 2002 2–4 Montreal Canadiens (2002–03) 19–5–3–1
29 L Dec 12, 2002 2–5 Ottawa Senators (2002–03) 19–6–3–1
30 L Dec 14, 2002 2–4 @ Montreal Canadiens (2002–03) 19–7–3–1
31 L Dec 18, 2002 2–4 @ Buffalo Sabres (2002–03) 19–8–3–1
32 L Dec 19, 2002 3–5 @ Washington Capitals (2002–03) 19–9–3–1
33 T Dec 21, 2002 3–3 OT Florida Panthers (2002–03) 19–9–4–1
34 W Dec 23, 2002 5–2 San Jose Sharks (2002–03) 20–9–4–1
35 L Dec 27, 2002 2–5 @ Tampa Bay Lightning (2002–03) 20–10–4–1
36 W Dec 28, 2002 1–0 @ Atlanta Thrashers (2002–03) 21–10–4–1
37 L Dec 30, 2002 0–1 New Jersey Devils (2002–03) 21–11–4–1
38 L January 3, 2003 4–8 @ New York Islanders (2002–03) 21–12–4–1
39 L January 4, 2003 2–4 Carolina Hurricanes (2002–03) 21–13–4–1
40 L January 7, 2003 2–5 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (2002–03) 21–14–4–1
41 L January 10, 2003 2–4 @ Buffalo Sabres (2002–03) 21–15–4–1
42 W January 11, 2003 6–2 Toronto Maple Leafs (2002–03) 22–15–4–1
43 L January 13, 2003 1–2 Pittsburgh Penguins (2002–03) 22–16–4–1
44 L January 15, 2003 0–3 @ Florida Panthers (2002–03) 22–17–4–1
45 L January 17, 2003 1–3 @ Atlanta Thrashers (2002–03) 22–18–4–1
46 W January 18, 2003 7–2 Columbus Blue Jackets (2002–03) 23–18–4–1
47 T January 20, 2003 3–3 OT Washington Capitals (2002–03) 23–18–5–1
48 W January 23, 2003 4–1 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (2002–03) 24–18–5–1
49 W January 25, 2003 1–0 OT Philadelphia Flyers (2002–03) 25–18–5–1
50 W January 28, 2003 2–1 Nashville Predators (2002–03) 26–18–5–1
51 L January 30, 2003 1–3 Chicago Blackhawks (2002–03) 26–19–5–1
52 L February 4, 2003 2–3 OT Colorado Avalanche (2002–03) 26–19–5–2
53 W February 6, 2003 6–3 Montreal Canadiens (2002–03) 27–19–5–2
54 L February 8, 2003 2–5 Pittsburgh Penguins (2002–03) 27–20–5–2
55 L February 11, 2003 1–3 @ Montreal Canadiens (2002–03) 27–21–5–2
56 W February 14, 2003 6–5 OT @ Florida Panthers (2002–03) 28–21–5–2
57 L February 15, 2003 2–5 @ Tampa Bay Lightning (2002–03) 28–22–5–2
58 L February 17, 2003 1–5 @ Nashville Predators (2002–03) 28–23–5–2
59 T February 19, 2003 1–1 OT @ Carolina Hurricanes (2002–03) 28–23–6–2
60 L February 21, 2003 2–3 @ New Jersey Devils (2002–03) 28–24–6–2
61 T February 23, 2003 4–4 OT @ New York Islanders (2002–03) 28–24–7–2
62 T February 25, 2003 5–5 OT Dallas Stars (2002–03) 28–24–8–2
63 L February 27, 2003 1–4 @ New York Rangers (2002–03) 28–25–8–2
64 L March 1, 2003 2–3 OT Philadelphia Flyers (2002–03) 28–25–8–3
65 L March 3, 2003 4–6 Vancouver Canucks (2002–03) 28–26–8–3
66 W March 4, 2003 4–2 @ Carolina Hurricanes (2002–03) 29–26–8–3
67 W March 6, 2003 4–1 New York Islanders (2002–03) 30–26–8–3
68 W March 8, 2003 5–4 OT Washington Capitals (2002–03) 31–26–8–3
69 L March 9, 2003 5–8 @ Chicago Blackhawks (2002–03) 31–27–8–3
70 L March 11, 2003 3–4 OT @ Ottawa Senators (2002–03) 31–27–8–4
71 W March 13, 2003 4–3 New Jersey Devils (2002–03) 32–27–8–4
72 W March 15, 2003 4–1 Florida Panthers (2002–03) 33–27–8–4
73 L March 18, 2003 1–2 @ Phoenix Coyotes (2002–03) 33–28–8–4
74 L March 21, 2003 2–3 @ San Jose Sharks (2002–03) 33–29–8–4
75 W March 22, 2003 4–3 OT @ Los Angeles Kings (2002–03) 34–29–8–4
76 W March 24, 2003 3–2 Toronto Maple Leafs (2002–03) 35–29–8–4
77 T March 27, 2003 2–2 OT @ Philadelphia Flyers (2002–03) 35–29–9–4
78 L March 29, 2003 1–3 New York Rangers (2002–03) 35–30–9–4
79 T March 31, 2003 2–2 OT Tampa Bay Lightning (2002–03) 35–30–10–4
80 L April 1, 2003 2–3 @ Ottawa Senators (2002–03) 35–31–10–4
81 T April 3, 2003 1–1 OT @ New Jersey Devils (2002–03) 35–31–11–4
82 W April 5, 2003 8–5 Buffalo Sabres (2002–03) 36–31–11–4

Playoffs[edit | edit source]

New Jersey Devils 4, Boston Bruins 1[edit | edit source]

Player Stats[edit | edit source]

Regular Season[edit | edit source]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
Thornton, JoeJoe Thornton C 77 36 65 101 109 12 12 2 4
Murray, GlenGlen Murray RW 82 44 48 92 64 9 12 0 5
Knuble, MikeMike Knuble RW 75 30 29 59 45 18 9 0 4
Rolston, BrianBrian Rolston C/RW 81 27 32 59 32 1 6 5 5
Stumpel, JozefJozef Stumpel C 78 14 37 51 12 0 4 0 2
Berard, BryanBryan Berard D 80 10 28 38 64 -4 4 0 1
Axelsson, P.J.P.J. Axelsson LW 66 17 19 36 24 8 2 2 1
Boynton, NickNick Boynton D 78 7 17 24 99 8 0 1 2
Girard, JonathanJonathan Girard D 73 6 16 22 21 4 2 0 2
Grosek, MichalMichal Grosek LW 63 2 18 20 71 2 0 0 1
McInnis, MartyMarty McInnis RW 77 9 10 19 38 -11 0 0 1
Lapointe, MartinMartin Lapointe RW 59 8 10 18 87 -19 1 0 1
Huml, IvanIvan Huml LW 41 6 11 17 30 3 0 0 2
Gill, HalHal Gill D 76 4 13 17 56 21 0 0 0
Zamuner, RobRob Zamuner LW 55 10 6 16 18 2 3 0 1
O'Donnell, SeanSean O'Donnell D 70 1 15 16 76 8 0 0 1
Samsonov, SergeiSergei Samsonov LW 8 5 6 11 2 8 1 0 3
Stock, P.J.P.J. Stock C 71 1 9 10 160 -5 1 0 0
Sweeney, DonDon Sweeney D 67 3 5 8 24 -1 0 0 0
Brown, SeanSean Brown D 69 1 5 6 117 -6 0 0 0
Goren, LeeLee Goren RW 14 2 1 3 7 -2 2 0 0
Hilbert, AndyAndy Hilbert C/LW 14 0 3 3 7 -1 0 0 0
Grahame, JohnJohn Grahame G 23 0 2 2 2 0 0 0 0
Kutlak, ZdenekZdenek Kutlak D 4 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
Vernarsky, KrisKris Vernarsky C 14 1 0 1 2 -2 0 0 0
Brennan, RichRich Brennan D 7 0 1 1 6 3 0 0 0
Moran, IanIan Moran D 8 0 1 1 2 -1 0 0 0
Samuelsson, MartinMartin Samuelsson RW 8 0 1 1 2 -1 0 0 0
McGillis, DanDan McGillis D 10 0 1 1 10 2 0 0 0
Myhres, BranttBrantt Myhres RW 1 0 0 0 31 0 0 0 0
Kultanen, JarnoJarno Kultanen D 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
Herr, MattMatt Herr C 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Morrisonn, ShaoneShaone Morrisonn D 11 0 0 0 8 0 0 0 0
Oliwa, KrzysztofKrzysztof Oliwa LW 33 0 0 0 110 -4 0 0 0
Thomas, TimTim Thomas G 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Raycroft, AndrewAndrew Raycroft G 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Hackett, JeffJeff Hackett G 18 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0
Shields, SteveSteve Shields G 36 0 0 0 8 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T/OT GA GAA SO SA SV SV%
Shields, SteveSteve Shields 2112 36 12 13 9 97 2.76 0 930 833 .896
Grahame, JohnJohn Grahame 1352 23 11 9 2 61 2.71 1 625 564 .902
Hackett, JeffJeff Hackett 991 18 8 9 0 53 3.21 1 500 447 .894
Thomas, TimTim Thomas 220 4 3 1 0 11 3.00 0 118 107 .907
Raycroft, AndrewAndrew Raycroft 300 5 2 3 0 12 2.40 0 146 134 .918
Team: 4975 82 36 35 11 234 2.82 2 2319 2085 .899

Playoffs[edit | edit source]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
McGillis, DanDan McGillis D 5 3 0 3 2 -2 2 0 1
Thornton, JoeJoe Thornton C 5 1 2 3 4 -5 1 0 0
Murray, GlenGlen Murray RW 5 1 1 2 4 -5 0 0 0
Knuble, MikeMike Knuble RW 5 0 2 2 2 -2 0 0 0
Rolston, BrianBrian Rolston C/RW 5 0 2 2 0 -1 0 0 0
Samsonov, SergeiSergei Samsonov LW 5 0 2 2 0 -1 0 0 0
Stumpel, JozefJozef Stumpel C 5 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0
Berard, BryanBryan Berard D 3 1 0 1 2 -1 0 0 0
Lapointe, MartinMartin Lapointe RW 5 1 0 1 14 -2 0 0 0
McInnis, MartyMarty McInnis RW 5 1 0 1 2 1 0 0 0
Boynton, NickNick Boynton D 5 0 1 1 4 -2 0 0 0
Girard, JonathanJonathan Girard D 2 0 1 1 0 -1 0 0 0
Moran, IanIan Moran D 5 0 1 1 4 -2 0 0 0
Sweeney, DonDon Sweeney D 5 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
Axelsson, P.J.P.J. Axelsson LW 5 0 0 0 6 -2 0 0 0
Gill, HalHal Gill D 5 0 0 0 4 -1 0 0 0
Goren, LeeLee Goren RW 5 0 0 0 5 -1 0 0 0
Grosek, MichalMichal Grosek LW 5 0 0 0 13 -1 0 0 0
Zamuner, RobRob Zamuner LW 5 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0
Shields, SteveSteve Shields G 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Hackett, JeffJeff Hackett G 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L GA GAA SO SA SV SV%
Hackett, JeffJeff Hackett 179 3 1 2 5 1.68 0 76 71 .934
Shields, SteveSteve Shields 119 2 0 2 6 3.03 0 58 52 .897
Team: 298 5 1 4 11 2.21 0 134 123 .918

[1]

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]

See Also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 2002-03 Boston Bruins Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com. hockey-reference.com. Retrieved on 2009-06-09.
  2. Collins gem Hockey Facts and Stats 2009-10, p.426, Andrew Podnieks, Harper Collins Publishers Ltd, Toronto, Canada, ISBN 978-1-55468-621-6
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