2002–03 New York Islanders · NHL
Division 3rd Atlantic
2002–03 record 35–34–11
Goals for 224
Goals against 231
Coach Peter Laviolette
Captain Michael Peca
Team Leaders
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The 2002-03 New York Islanders season was the thirty-first season in the franchise's history.

Offseason[edit | edit source]

Regular season[edit | edit source]

Final standings[edit | edit source]

Atlantic Division
No. CR GP W L T OTL GF GA Pts
1 2 New Jersey Devils 82 46 20 10 6 216 166 108
2 4 Philadelphia Flyers 82 45 20 13 4 211 166 107
3 8 New York Islanders 82 35 34 11 2 224 231 83
4 9 New York Rangers 82 32 36 10 4 210 231 78
5 14 Pittsburgh Penguins 82 27 44 6 5 189 255 65

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 10, 2002 1–5 @ Buffalo Sabres (2002–03) 0–1–0–0
2 L October 12, 2002 1–2 Washington Capitals (2002–03) 0–2–0–0
3 W October 15, 2002 4–3 OT Nashville Predators (2002–03) 1–2–0–0
4 T October 17, 2002 3–3 OT @ Philadelphia Flyers (2002–03) 1–2–1–0
5 W October 19, 2002 5–4 @ Atlanta Thrashers (2002–03) 2–2–1–0
6 L October 22, 2002 1–4 Carolina Hurricanes (2002–03) 2–3–1–0
7 W October 24, 2002 5–3 Florida Panthers (2002–03) 3–3–1–0
8 L October 26, 2002 2–6 Philadelphia Flyers (2002–03) 3–4–1–0
9 L October 29, 2002 2–3 Phoenix Coyotes (2002–03) 3–5–1–0
10 L October 30, 2002 2–4 @ Carolina Hurricanes (2002–03) 3–6–1–0
11 L November 2, 2002 1–6 St. Louis Blues (2002–03) 3–7–1–0
12 L November 4, 2002 2–4 Calgary Flames (2002–03) 3–8–1–0
13 L November 7, 2002 0–3 @ Montreal Canadiens (2002–03) 3–9–1–0
14 W November 8, 2002 4–2 Edmonton Oilers (2002–03) 4–9–1–0
15 W November 10, 2002 3–2 Dallas Stars (2002–03) 5–9–1–0
16 L November 12, 2002 3–5 Ottawa Senators (2002–03) 5–10–1–0
17 L November 14, 2002 1–4 @ Boston Bruins (2002–03) 5–11–1–0
18 W November 16, 2002 3–2 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (2002–03) 6–11–1–0
19 T November 20, 2002 3–3 OT @ Florida Panthers (2002–03) 6–11–2–0
20 W November 21, 2002 7–2 @ Tampa Bay Lightning (2002–03) 7–11–2–0
21 W November 23, 2002 3–1 @ New York Rangers (2002–03) 8–11–2–0
22 T November 27, 2002 2–2 OT Ottawa Senators (2002–03) 8–11–3–0
23 L November 29, 2002 2–4 Columbus Blue Jackets (2002–03) 8–12–3–0
24 L November 30, 2002 2–4 @ Ottawa Senators (2002–03) 8–13–3–0
25 W December 3, 2002 2–1 Vancouver Canucks (2002–03) 9–13–3–0
26 W December 6, 2002 4–2 Toronto Maple Leafs (2002–03) 10–13–3–0
27 W December 7, 2002 6–3 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (2002–03) 11–13–3–0
28 L December 10, 2002 2–3 Chicago Blackhawks (2002–03) 11–14–3–0
29 T December 13, 2002 3–3 OT @ Florida Panthers (2002–03) 11–14–4–0
30 L December 14, 2002 3–4 @ Tampa Bay Lightning (2002–03) 11–15–4–0
31 T December 17, 2002 2–2 OT Detroit Red Wings (2002–03) 11–15–5–0
32 W December 19, 2002 4–2 @ Minnesota Wild (2002–03) 12–15–5–0
33 L December 21, 2002 1–3 Washington Capitals (2002–03) 12–16–5–0
34 W December 23, 2002 3–1 Montreal Canadiens (2002–03) 13–16–5–0
35 W December 28, 2002 3–0 Carolina Hurricanes (2002–03) 14–16–5–0
36 W December 30, 2002 2–1 OT Florida Panthers (2002–03) 15–16–5–0
37 W December 31, 2002 1–0 OT @ Buffalo Sabres (2002–03) 16–16–5–0
38 W January 3, 2003 8–4 Boston Bruins (2002–03) 17–16–5–0
39 L January 4, 2003 2–3 OT @ Pittsburgh Penguins (2002–03) 17–16–5–1
40 W January 7, 2003 6–3 Pittsburgh Penguins (2002–03) 18–16–5–1
41 L January 9, 2003 0–4 Philadelphia Flyers (2002–03) 18–17–5–1
42 W January 11, 2003 7–3 Atlanta Thrashers (2002–03) 19–17–5–1
43 L January 13, 2003 3–4 OT @ Washington Capitals (2002–03) 19–17–5–2
44 L January 15, 2003 0–5 @ New Jersey Devils (2002–03) 19–18–5–2
45 W January 16, 2003 3–2 OT @ St. Louis Blues (2002–03) 20–18–5–2
46 W January 19, 2003 4–1 @ Atlanta Thrashers (2002–03) 21–18–5–2
47 L January 21, 2003 0–5 New York Rangers (2002–03) 21–19–5–2
48 W January 24, 2003 3–1 @ Philadelphia Flyers (2002–03) 22–19–5–2
49 L January 25, 2003 1–4 @ Columbus Blue Jackets (2002–03) 22–20–5–2
50 W January 28, 2003 5–2 Pittsburgh Penguins (2002–03) 23–20–5–2
51 W January 30, 2003 3–1 Montreal Canadiens (2002–03) 24–20–5–2
52 L February 4, 2003 1–2 Philadelphia Flyers (2002–03) 24–21–5–2
53 L February 7, 2003 0–3 @ Washington Capitals (2002–03) 24–22–5–2
54 W February 8, 2003 3–1 Buffalo Sabres (2002–03) 25–22–5–2
55 W February 11, 2003 6–2 Tampa Bay Lightning (2002–03) 26–22–5–2
56 L February 13, 2003 0–2 @ Nashville Predators (2002–03) 26–23–5–2
57 W February 15, 2003 3–2 @ Los Angeles Kings (2002–03) 27–23–5–2
58 T February 17, 2003 2–2 OT @ Mighty Ducks of Anaheim (2002–03) 27–23–6–2
59 W February 19, 2003 3–0 @ San Jose Sharks (2002–03) 28–23–6–2
60 W February 21, 2003 4–1 Colorado Avalanche (2002–03) 29–23–6–2
61 T February 23, 2003 4–4 OT Boston Bruins (2002–03) 29–23–7–2
62 L February 25, 2003 2–5 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (2002–03) 29–24–7–2
63 T February 27, 2003 3–3 OT New Jersey Devils (2002–03) 29–24–8–2
64 W March 1, 2003 2–1 OT Buffalo Sabres (2002–03) 30–24–8–2
65 T March 3, 2003 1–1 OT @ New York Rangers (2002–03) 30–24–9–2
66 L March 4, 2003 1–3 Tampa Bay Lightning (2002–03) 30–25–9–2
67 L March 6, 2003 1–4 @ Boston Bruins (2002–03) 30–26–9–2
68 L March 8, 2003 2–4 New Jersey Devils (2002–03) 30–27–9–2
69 L March 11, 2003 3–4 @ Vancouver Canucks (2002–03) 30–28–9–2
70 W March 13, 2003 5–2 @ Edmonton Oilers (2002–03) 31–28–9–2
71 W March 15, 2003 5–2 @ Ottawa Senators (2002–03) 32–28–9–2
72 L March 17, 2003 0–1 @ New York Rangers (2002–03) 32–29–9–2
73 T March 18, 2003 3–3 OT @ Toronto Maple Leafs (2002–03) 32–29–10–2
74 W March 20, 2003 6–3 @ Montreal Canadiens (2002–03) 33–29–10–2
75 L March 22, 2003 2–4 New Jersey Devils (2002–03) 33–30–10–2
76 W March 25, 2003 9–2 @ Chicago Blackhawks (2002–03) 34–30–10–2
77 L March 28, 2003 2–5 Toronto Maple Leafs (2002–03) 34–31–10–2
78 L March 30, 2003 0–6 @ New Jersey Devils (2002–03) 34–32–10–2
79 T April 1, 2003 2–2 OT New York Rangers (2002–03) 34–32–11–2
80 L April 3, 2003 2–5 @ Detroit Red Wings (2002–03) 34–33–11–2
81 L April 5, 2003 2–3 Atlanta Thrashers (2002–03) 34–34–11–2
82 W April 6, 2003 2–1 @ Carolina Hurricanes (2002–03) 35–34–11–2

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
Yashin, AlexeiAlexei Yashin C 81 26 39 65 32 -12 14 0 7
Blake, JasonJason Blake C 81 25 30 55 58 16 3 1 4
Parrish, MarkMark Parrish RW 81 23 25 48 28 -11 9 0 5
Scatchard, DaveDave Scatchard C 81 27 18 45 108 9 5 0 2
Bates, ShawnShawn Bates C 74 13 29 42 52 -9 1 6 1
Peca, MichaelMichael Peca C 66 13 29 42 43 -4 4 2 2
Hamrlik, RomanRoman Hamrlik D 73 9 32 41 87 21 3 0 2
Aucoin, AdrianAdrian Aucoin D 73 8 27 35 70 -5 5 0 1
Asham, ArronArron Asham RW 78 15 19 34 57 1 4 0 1
Wiemer, JasonJason Wiemer C 81 9 19 28 116 5 0 1 2
Kvasha, OlegOleg Kvasha LW/C 69 12 14 26 44 4 0 1 2
Jonsson, KennyKenny Jonsson D 71 8 18 26 24 -8 3 1 0
Isbister, BradBrad Isbister LW 53 10 13 23 34 -9 2 0 2
Weinhandl, MattiasMattias Weinhandl RW 47 6 17 23 10 -2 1 0 0
Timander, MattiasMattias Timander D 80 3 13 16 24 -2 0 0 1
Martinek, RadekRadek Martinek D 66 2 11 13 26 15 0 0 1
Lapointe, ClaudeClaude Lapointe LW/C 66 6 6 12 20 -3 0 0 1
Niinimaa, JanneJanne Niinimaa D 13 1 5 6 14 -2 1 0 0
Cairns, EricEric Cairns D 60 1 4 5 124 -7 0 0 0
Torres, RaffiRaffi Torres LW 17 0 5 5 10 0 0 0 0
Mapletoft, JustinJustin Mapletoft C 11 2 2 4 2 -1 1 0 0
Butenschon, SvenSven Butenschon D 37 0 4 4 26 -6 0 0 0
Hunter, TrentTrent Hunter RW 8 0 4 4 4 5 0 0 0
Manlow, EricEric Manlow C 8 2 1 3 4 2 1 0 0
Papineau, JustinJustin Papineau C 5 1 2 3 4 1 0 0 1
Robitaille, RandyRandy Robitaille C 10 1 2 3 2 0 1 0 0
Webb, SteveSteve Webb RW 49 1 0 1 75 -5 0 0 0
DiPietro, RickRick DiPietro G 10 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0
Godard, EricEric Godard RW 19 0 0 0 48 -3 0 0 0
Letang, AlanAlan Letang D 4 0 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0
Nasreddine, AlainAlain Nasreddine D 3 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0
Osgood, ChrisChris Osgood G 37 0 0 0 12 0 0 0 0
Pettinen, TomiTomi Pettinen D 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
Schultz, RayRay Schultz D 4 0 0 0 28 -1 0 0 0
Smith, BrandonBrandon Smith D 3 0 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0
Snow, GarthGarth Snow G 43 0 0 0 24 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T/OT GA GAA SO SA SV SV%
Osgood, ChrisChris Osgood 1993 37 17 14 4 97 2.92 2 912 815 .894
Snow, GarthGarth Snow 2390 43 16 17 5 92 2.31 1 1120 1028 .918
DiPietro, RickRick DiPietro 585 10 2 5 2 29 2.97 0 273 244 .894
Team: 4968 82 35 36 11 218 2.63 3 2305 2087 .905

Playoffs[edit | edit source]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
Yashin, AlexeiAlexei Yashin C 5 2 2 4 2 -1 0 0 0
Aucoin, AdrianAdrian Aucoin D 5 1 2 3 4 -1 0 0 0
Robitaille, RandyRandy Robitaille C 5 1 1 2 0 -1 1 0 0
Hamrlik, RomanRoman Hamrlik D 5 0 2 2 2 -2 0 0 0
Bates, ShawnShawn Bates C 5 1 0 1 0 -2 1 0 0
Parrish, MarkMark Parrish RW 5 1 0 1 4 -1 1 0 0
Scatchard, DaveDave Scatchard C 5 1 0 1 6 -3 0 0 1
Blake, JasonJason Blake C 5 0 1 1 2 -2 0 0 0
Godard, EricEric Godard RW 2 0 1 1 4 1 0 0 0
Jonsson, KennyKenny Jonsson D 5 0 1 1 0 -2 0 0 0
Kvasha, OlegOleg Kvasha LW/C 5 0 1 1 2 -1 0 0 0
Niinimaa, JanneJanne Niinimaa D 5 0 1 1 12 -4 0 0 0
Asham, ArronArron Asham RW 5 0 0 0 16 -1 0 0 0
Cairns, EricEric Cairns D 5 0 0 0 13 -1 0 0 0
DiPietro, RickRick DiPietro G 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Mapletoft, JustinJustin Mapletoft C 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Martinek, RadekRadek Martinek D 4 0 0 0 4 -1 0 0 0
Papineau, JustinJustin Papineau C 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Peca, MichaelMichael Peca C 5 0 0 0 4 -1 0 0 0
Snow, GarthGarth Snow G 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Timander, MattiasMattias Timander D 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
Webb, SteveSteve Webb RW 5 0 0 0 10 -2 0 0 0
Wiemer, JasonJason Wiemer C 5 0 0 0 23 -3 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L GA GAA SO SA SV SV%
Snow, GarthGarth Snow 305 5 1 4 12 2.36 1 134 122 .910
DiPietro, RickRick DiPietro 15 1 0 0 0 0.00 0 3 3 1.000
Team: 320 5 1 4 12 2.25 1 137 125 .912

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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 New York Islanders Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com. hockey-reference.com. Retrieved on 2009-06-15.

External links[edit | edit source]

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