2002–03 Boston Bruins season

2002–03 Boston Bruins
Division 3rd Northeast
Conference 7th Eastern
2002–03 record 36–31–11–4
Goals for 245
Goals against 237
Team information
General Manager Mike O'Connell
Coach Robbie Ftorek (Oct-Apr)
Mike O'Connell interim (Apr)
Captain Joe Thornton
Arena Fleet Center
Average attendance 15,029 (85.6%)
Team leaders
Goals Glen Murray
Assists Joe Thornton
Points Joe Thornton
Penalties in minutes P.J. Stock
Wins Steve Shields
Goals against average Andrew Raycroft

The 2002–03 Boston Bruins season was the Boston Bruins's 79th season of operation.

Regular season

Final standings

Northeast Division
No. CR GP W L T OTL GF GA Pts
11Ottawa Senators82522181263182113
25Toronto Maple Leafs8244287323620898
37Boston Bruins82363111424523787
410Montreal Canadiens8230358920623477
512Buffalo Sabres82273710819021972

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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.

Eastern Conference[2]
R Div GP W L T OTL GF GA Pts
1 P- Ottawa SenatorsNE82522181263182113
2 Y- New Jersey DevilsAT824620106216166108
3 Y- Tampa Bay LightningSE82362516521921093
4 X- Philadelphia FlyersAT824520134211166107
5 X- Toronto Maple LeafsNE8244287323620898
6 X- Washington CapitalsSE8239298622422092
7 X- Boston BruinsNE82363111424523787
8 X- New York IslandersAT82353411222423183
8.5
9 New York RangersAT82323610421023178
10 Montreal CanadiensNE8230358920623477
11 Atlanta ThrashersSE8231397522628474
12 Buffalo SabresNE82273710819021972
13 Florida PanthersSE82243613917623770
14 Pittsburgh PenguinsAT8227446518925565
15 Carolina HurricanesSE82224311617124061

Divisions: AT – Atlantic, NE – Northeast, SE – Southeast

P- Clinched Presidents Trophy; Y- Clinched Division; X- Clinched Playoff spot

Schedule and results

Regular season schedule
No. R Date Score Opponent Record
1LOctober 11, 20021–5@ Minnesota Wild (2002–03)0–1–0–0
3WOctober 16, 20026–3@ Vancouver Canucks (2002–03)2–1–0–0
4TOctober 17, 20023–3 OT@ Calgary Flames (2002–03)2–1–1–0
5WOctober 19, 20024–3@ Edmonton Oilers (2002–03)3–1–1–0
6WOctober 21, 20024–1@ Toronto Maple Leafs (2002–03)4–1–1–0
7TOctober 24, 20022–2 OTOttawa Senators (2002–03)4–1–2–0
8WOctober 26, 20024–3Atlanta Thrashers (2002–03)5–1–2–0
9WOctober 30, 20027–2@ Washington Capitals (2002–03)6–1–2–0
10LOctober 31, 20021–4Mighty Ducks of Anaheim (2002–03)6–2–2–0
11WNovember 2, 20023–2New York Rangers (2002–03)7–2–2–0
12OTLNovember 7, 20021–2 OT@ Detroit Red Wings (2002–03)7–2–2–1
13WNovember 9, 20027–1Ottawa Senators (2002–03)8–2–2–1
14WNovember 11, 20026–1Edmonton Oilers (2002–03)9–2–2–1
15WNovember 12, 20024–3@ Buffalo Sabres (2002–03)10–2–2–1
16WNovember 14, 20024–1New York Islanders (2002–03)11–2–2–1
17TNovember 16, 20022–2 OT@ Philadelphia Flyers (2002–03)11–2–3–1
18LNovember 19, 20020–2@ Toronto Maple Leafs (2002–03)11–3–3–1
19WNovember 21, 20023–1Carolina Hurricanes (2002–03)12–3–3–1
20WNovember 23, 20024–1Buffalo Sabres (2002–03)13–3–3–1
21WNovember 26, 20027–2Calgary Flames (2002–03)14–3–3–1
22WNovember 29, 20024–2Montreal Canadiens (2002–03)15–3–3–1
23WNovember 30, 20023–2@ Pittsburgh Penguins (2002–03)16–3–3–1
24LDecember 3, 20020–4St. Louis Blues (2002–03)16–4–3–1
25WDecember 5, 20024–3 OTAtlanta Thrashers (2002–03)17–4–3–1
26WDecember 7, 20023–2 OTTampa Bay Lightning (2002–03)18–4–3–1
27WDecember 8, 20024–1@ New York Rangers (2002–03)19–4–3–1
28LDecember 10, 20022–4Montreal Canadiens (2002–03)19–5–3–1
29LDecember 12, 20022–5Ottawa Senators (2002–03)19–6–3–1
30LDecember 14, 20022–4@ Montreal Canadiens (2002–03)19–7–3–1
31LDecember 18, 20022–4@ Buffalo Sabres (2002–03)19–8–3–1
32LDecember 19, 20023–5@ Washington Capitals (2002–03)19–9–3–1
33TDecember 21, 20023–3 OTFlorida Panthers (2002–03)19–9–4–1
34WDecember 23, 20025–2San Jose Sharks (2002–03)20–9–4–1
35LDecember 27, 20022–5@ Tampa Bay Lightning (2002–03)20–10–4–1
36WDecember 28, 20021–0@ Atlanta Thrashers (2002–03)21–10–4–1
37LDecember 30, 20020–1New Jersey Devils (2002–03)21–11–4–1
38LJanuary 3, 20034–8@ New York Islanders (2002–03)21–12–4–1
39LJanuary 4, 20032–4Carolina Hurricanes (2002–03)21–13–4–1
40LJanuary 7, 20032–5@ Toronto Maple Leafs (2002–03)21–14–4–1
41LJanuary 10, 20032–4@ Buffalo Sabres (2002–03)21–15–4–1
42WJanuary 11, 20036–2Toronto Maple Leafs (2002–03)22–15–4–1
43LJanuary 13, 20031–2Pittsburgh Penguins (2002–03)22–16–4–1
44LJanuary 15, 20030–3@ Florida Panthers (2002–03)22–17–4–1
45LJanuary 17, 20031–3@ Atlanta Thrashers (2002–03)22–18–4–1
46WJanuary 18, 20037–2Columbus Blue Jackets (2002–03)23–18–4–1
47TJanuary 20, 20033–3 OTWashington Capitals (2002–03)23–18–5–1
48WJanuary 23, 20034–1@ Pittsburgh Penguins (2002–03)24–18–5–1
49WJanuary 25, 20031–0 OTPhiladelphia Flyers (2002–03)25–18–5–1
50WJanuary 28, 20032–1Nashville Predators (2002–03)26–18–5–1
51LJanuary 30, 20031–3Chicago Blackhawks (2002–03)26–19–5–1
52OTLFebruary 4, 20032–3 OTColorado Avalanche (2002–03)26–19–5–2
53WFebruary 6, 20036–3Montreal Canadiens (2002–03)27–19–5–2
54LFebruary 8, 20032–5Pittsburgh Penguins (2002–03)27–20–5–2
55LFebruary 11, 20031–3@ Montreal Canadiens (2002–03)27–21–5–2
56WFebruary 14, 20036–5 OT@ Florida Panthers (2002–03)28–21–5–2
57LFebruary 15, 20032–5@ Tampa Bay Lightning (2002–03)28–22–5–2
58LFebruary 17, 20031–5@ Nashville Predators (2002–03)28–23–5–2
59TFebruary 19, 20031–1 OT@ Carolina Hurricanes (2002–03)28–23–6–2
60LFebruary 21, 20032–3@ New Jersey Devils (2002–03)28–24–6–2
61TFebruary 23, 20034–4 OT@ New York Islanders (2002–03)28–24–7–2
62TFebruary 25, 20035–5 OTDallas Stars (2002–03)28–24–8–2
63LFebruary 27, 20031–4@ New York Rangers (2002–03)28–25–8–2
64OTLMarch 1, 20032–3 OTPhiladelphia Flyers (2002–03)28–25–8–3
65LMarch 3, 20034–6Vancouver Canucks (2002–03)28–26–8–3
66WMarch 4, 20034–2@ Carolina Hurricanes (2002–03)29–26–8–3
67WMarch 6, 20034–1New York Islanders (2002–03)30–26–8–3
68WMarch 8, 20035–4 OTWashington Capitals (2002–03)31–26–8–3
69LMarch 9, 20035–8@ Chicago Blackhawks (2002–03)31–27–8–3
70OTLMarch 11, 20033–4 OT@ Ottawa Senators (2002–03)31–27–8–4
71WMarch 13, 20034–3New Jersey Devils (2002–03)32–27–8–4
72WMarch 15, 20034–1Florida Panthers (2002–03)33–27–8–4
73LMarch 18, 20031–2@ Phoenix Coyotes (2002–03)33–28–8–4
74LMarch 21, 20032–3@ San Jose Sharks (2002–03)33–29–8–4
75WMarch 22, 20034–3 OT@ Los Angeles Kings (2002–03)34–29–8–4
76WMarch 24, 20033–2Toronto Maple Leafs (2002–03)35–29–8–4
77TMarch 27, 20032–2 OT@ Philadelphia Flyers (2002–03)35–29–9–4
78LMarch 29, 20031–3New York Rangers (2002–03)35–30–9–4
79TMarch 31, 20032–2 OTTampa Bay Lightning (2002–03)35–30–10–4
80LApril 1, 20032–3@ Ottawa Senators (2002–03)35–31–10–4
81TApril 3, 20031–1 OT@ New Jersey Devils (2002–03)35–31–11–4
82WApril 5, 20038–5Buffalo Sabres (2002–03)36–31–11–4

Playoffs

Eastern Conference Quarterfinals: (2) New Jersey Devils vs. (7) Boston Bruins

New Jersey won series 4–1

Player statistics

Regular season

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
Joe ThorntonC773665101109121224
Glen MurrayRW824448926491205
Mike KnubleRW753029594518904
Brian RolstonC/RW81273259321655
Jozef StumpelC78143751120402
Bryan BerardD8010283864-4401
P.J. AxelssonLW66171936248221
Nick BoyntonD7871724998012
Jonathan GirardD7361622214202
Michal GrosekLW6321820712001
Marty McInnisRW779101938-11001
Martin LapointeRW598101887-19101
Ivan HumlLW4161117303002
Hal GillD76413175621000
Rob ZamunerLW5510616182301
Sean O'DonnellD7011516768001
Sergei SamsonovLW8561128103
P.J. StockC711910160-5100
Don SweeneyD6735824-1000
Sean BrownD69156117-6000
Lee GorenRW142137-2200
Andy HilbertC/LW140337-1000
John GrahameG2302220000
Zdenek KutlakD410100000
Kris VernarskyC141012-2000
Rich BrennanD701163000
Dan McGillisD10011102000
Ian MoranD80112-1000
Martin SamuelssonRW80112-1000
Jeff HackettG1800020000
Matt HerrC300000000
Jarno KultanenD200001000
Shaone MorrisonnD1100080000
Brantt MyhresRW1000310000
Krzysztof OliwaLW33000110-4000
Andrew RaycroftG500000000
Steve ShieldsG3600080000
Tim ThomasG400000000
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T/OT GA GAA SO SA SV SV%
Steve Shields21123612139972.760930833.896
John Grahame1352231192612.711625564.902
Jeff Hackett99118890533.211500447.894
Tim Thomas2204310113.000118107.907
Andrew Raycroft3005230122.400146134.918
Team:4975823635112342.82223192085.899

Playoffs

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
Dan McGillisD53032-2201
Joe ThorntonC51234-5100
Glen MurrayRW51124-5000
Mike KnubleRW50222-2000
Brian RolstonC/RW50220-1000
Sergei SamsonovLW50220-1000
Jozef StumpelC502200000
Bryan BerardD31012-1000
Martin LapointeRW510114-2000
Marty McInnisRW510121000
Nick BoyntonD50114-2000
Jonathan GirardD20110-1000
Ian MoranD50114-2000
Don SweeneyD501100000
P.J. AxelssonLW50006-2000
Hal GillD50004-1000
Lee GorenRW50005-1000
Michal GrosekLW500013-1000
Jeff HackettG300000000
Steve ShieldsG200000000
Rob ZamunerLW500040000
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L GA GAA SO SA SV SV%
Jeff Hackett17931251.6807671.934
Steve Shields11920263.0305852.897
Team:298514112.210134123.918

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Note:
Pos = Position; GPI = Games played in; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; PIM = Penalty minutes; +/- = Plus/minus; PPG = Power-play goals; SHG = Short-handed goals; GWG = Game-winning goals
Min, TOI = Minutes played; W = Wins; L = Losses; T,T/OT = Ties; OTL = Overtime losses; GA = Goals-against; GAA = Goals-against average; SO = Shutouts; SA = Shots against; SV = Shots saved; SV% = Save percentage;

Awards and records

Draft picks

Boston's draft picks at the 2002 NHL Entry Draft held at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Ontario.

Round # Player Nationality College/Junior/Club Team (League)
129Hannu Toivonen FinlandHPK (Finland)
256Vladislav Evseev RussiaCSKA Moscow Jr. (Russia)
4130Jan Kubista Czech RepublicHC Pardubice Jr. (Czech Republic)
5153Peter Hamerlik SlovakiaKingston Frontenacs (OHL)
7228Dmitri Utkin RussiaLokomotiv Yaroslavl Jr. (Russia)
8259Yan Stastny CanadaUniversity of Notre Dame (Hockey East)
9290Pavel Frolov RussiaTorpedo Nizhny Novgorod Jrs. (Russia)

See also

References

  1. Dinger, Ralph, ed. (2009). The National Hockey League Official Guide & Record Book/2010. Dan Diamond & Associates. p. 163.
  2. "2002–2003 Standings by Conference". National Hockey League. Retrieved March 26, 2012.
  3. "2002-03 Boston Bruins Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com". hockey-reference.com. Retrieved 2009-06-09.
  4. 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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