2002–03 Buffalo Sabres · NHL
Division 5th Northeast
2002–03 record 27–37–10
Coach Lindy Ruff
Captain Stu Barnes
Team Leaders
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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 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]

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

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 79 26 49 75 20 -3 11 1 3
Gratton, ChrisChris Gratton C 66 15 29 44 86 -5 4 0 2
Kotalik, AlesAles Kotalik RW 68 21 14 35 30 -2 4 0 2
Dumont, J.P.J.P. Dumont RW 76 14 21 35 44 -14 2 0 2
Barnes, StuStu Barnes C 68 11 21 32 20 -13 2 1 2
Brown, CurtisCurtis Brown C/LW 74 15 16 31 40 4 3 4 4
Pyatt, TaylorTaylor Pyatt LW 78 14 14 28 38 -8 2 0 0
Hecht, JochenJochen Hecht LW 49 10 16 26 30 4 2 0 2
Connolly, TimTim Connolly C 80 12 13 25 32 -28 6 0 2
Kalinin, DmitriDmitri Kalinin D 65 8 13 21 57 -7 3 1 0
Zhitnik, AlexeiAlexei Zhitnik D 70 3 18 21 85 -5 0 0 1
Campbell, BrianBrian Campbell D 65 2 17 19 20 -8 0 0 1
Mair, AdamAdam Mair C 79 6 11 17 146 -4 0 1 1
Patrick, JamesJames Patrick D 69 4 12 16 26 -3 2 0 1
Tallinder, HenrikHenrik Tallinder D 46 3 10 13 28 -3 1 0 0
Briere, DanielDaniel Briere C 14 7 5 12 12 1 5 0 1
Varada, VaclavVaclav Varada RW 44 7 4 11 23 -2 1 0 0
Afinogenov, MaximMaxim Afinogenov RW 35 5 6 11 21 -12 2 0 2
Warrener, RhettRhett Warrener D 50 0 9 9 63 1 0 0 0
Boulton, EricEric Boulton LW 58 1 5 6 178 1 0 0 0
Botterill, JasonJason Botterill LW 17 1 4 5 14 1 1 0 0
McKee, JayJay McKee D 59 0 5 5 49 -16 0 0 0
Fitzpatrick, RoryRory Fitzpatrick D 36 1 3 4 16 -7 0 0 0
Taylor, ChrisChris Taylor C 11 1 3 4 2 -1 0 0 0
Woolley, JasonJason Woolley D 14 0 3 3 29 -1 0 0 0
Hamel, DenisDenis Hamel LW 25 2 0 2 17 -4 0 0 1
Milley, NormNorm Milley RW 8 0 2 2 6 -2 0 0 0
Bartovic, MilanMilan Bartovic RW 3 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
Biron, MartinMartin Biron G 54 0 1 1 12 0 0 0 0
Gaustad, PaulPaul Gaustad C 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Hecl, RadoslavRadoslav Hecl D 14 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0
Houda, DougDoug Houda D 1 0 0 0 2 -2 0 0 0
Janik, DougDoug Janik D 6 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0
Kristek, JaroslavJaroslav Kristek RW 6 0 0 0 4 -2 0 0 0
McMorrow, SeanSean McMorrow LW 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Miller, RyanRyan Miller G 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Noronen, MikaMika Noronen G 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Ray, RobRob Ray RW 41 0 0 0 92 -5 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T/OT GA GAA SO SA SV SV%
Biron, MartinMartin Biron 3170 54 17 28 6 135 2.56 4 1468 1333 .908
Miller, RyanRyan Miller 912 15 6 8 1 40 2.63 1 410 370 .902
Noronen, MikaMika Noronen 891 16 4 9 3 36 2.42 1 411 375 .912
Team: 4973 82 27 45 10 211 2.55 6 2289 2078 .908

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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. 2002-03 Buffalo Sabres Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com. hockey-reference.com. Retrieved on 2009-06-12.


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