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2001-02 Results

The Canucks started the 2001-02 season with many of the same players that finished the 2000-01 season so strongly. However, they faltered early and it looked as though General Manager Brian Burke might have to make some major deals. Instead he made a few minor trades, including returning Trevor Linden to a Canuck uniform. The team came together after Christmas and was one of the hottest teams in the NHL in the second half of the season. Markus Naslund, Todd Bertuzzi, Ed Jovanovski and Dan Cloutier led the way down the stretch. With the playoffs in doubt, the Canucks put together a string of nine games without a loss to finish the season.

The Canucks met the Detroit Red Wings in the first round of the playoffs. They stunned the Wings with two victories in Detroit to start the series, but could not maintain the high level of play that got them into the playoffs. The Red Wings came back to win the series and went on to win the Stanley Cup.


Regular Season

 DATE  H/A OPPOSITION   SCORE OT GP  W  L  T OL  GF  GA PTS  AVG        HISTORICAL NOTES  
OCT  4  H  CHICAGO      4-5 L     1  0  1  0  0   4   5   0 0.000 Another third jersey debuts 
OCT  6  H  DETROIT      1-4 L     2  0  2  0  0   5   9   0 0.000 Jovanovski opens scoring    
OCT  9  A  COLORADO AV. 4-5 L     3  0  3  0  0   9  14   0 0.000 Vasilijevs, Brochu debut    
OCT 11  A  DALLAS       4-1 W     4  1  3  0  0  13  15   2 0.250 Ohlund records three assists
OCT 13  H  COLORADO AV. 4-0 W     5  2  3  0  0  17  15   4 0.400 Bertuzzi suspended 10 games 
OCT 16  H  FLORIDA      2-2 T OT  6  2  3  1  0  19  17   5 0.417 Jovanovski ties it in third 
OCT 18  H  TORONTO      5-6 L     7  2  4  1  0  24  23   5 0.357 Naslund records hat trick   
OCT 20  A  PHOENIX      2-5 L     8  2  5  1  0  26  28   5 0.313 Morrison in on both goals   
OCT 21  A  ANAHEIM      1-3 L     9  2  6  1  0  27  31   5 0.278 Cassels gets lone marker    
OCT 23  H  NASHVILLE    4-2 W    10  3  6  1  0  31  33   7 0.350 Morrison has 3 point game   
OCT 25  A  COLORADO AV. 1-4 L    11  3  7  1  0  32  37   7 0.318 Morrison breaks goose egg   
OCT 27  A  EDMONTON     2-3 L    12  3  8  1  0  34  40   7 0.292 Canucks up 2-1 after second 
OCT 30  H  COLUMBUS     3-1 W    13  4  8  1  0  37  41   9 0.346 Druken gets winner in first 
NOV  1  H  MONTREAL     4-0 W    14  5  8  1  0  41  41  11 0.393 Cloutier gets the shutout   
NOV  3  A  SAN JOSE     1-5 L    15  5  9  1  0  42  46  11 0.367 Cooke scores lone goal      
NOV  6  A  COLUMBUS     3-2 W    16  6  9  1  0  45  48  13 0.406 Bertuzzi records two points 
NOV  8  A  ST. LOUIS    1-3 L    17  6 10  1  0  46  51  13 0.382 Naslund opens scoring in 1st
NOV  9  A  CHICAGO      1-3 L    18  6 11  1  0  47  54  13 0.361 Druken nets loan marker     
NOV 11  A  MINNESOTA WI 5-0 W    19  7 11  1  0  52  54  15 0.395 Linden returns to Canucks   
NOV 13  H  CHICAGO      3-2 W    20  8 11  1  0  55  56  17 0.425 Ruutu gets two in first     
NOV 15  H  ST. LOUIS    2-1 W    21  9 11  1  0  57  57  19 0.452 Cooke scores both goals     
NOV 17  H  EDMONTON     2-2 T OT 22  9 11  2  0  59  59  20 0.455 Morrison and Bertuzzi score 
NOV 20  A  OTTAWA       0-3 L    23  9 12  2  0  59  62  20 0.435 Skudra makes debut in net   
NOV 21  A  PITTSBURGH   4-1 W    24 10 12  2  0  63  63  22 0.458 Linden records three assists
NOV 23  A  BOSTON       2-3 L    25 10 13  2  0  65  66  22 0.440 Linden and Morrison score   
NOV 25  A  PHILADELPHIA 4-1 W    26 11 13  2  0  69  67  24 0.462 Naslund nets a pair of goals
NOV 27  A  MINNESOTA WI 1-2 L    27 11 14  2  0  70  69  24 0.444 Cooke scores late in third  
NOV 28  A  CHICAGO      3-3 T OT 28 11 14  3  0  73  72  25 0.446 Strudwick's first of season 
NOV 30  H  COLORADO AV. 2-5 L    29 11 15  3  0  75  77  25 0.431 D.Sedin gets both goals     
DEC  2  H  DALLAS       2-4 L    30 11 16  3  0  77  81  25 0.417 Jovanovski, Linden score    
DEC  6  H  ANAHEIM      3-2 W    31 12 16  3  0  80  83  27 0.435 Bertuzzi two goals, assist  
DEC  8  H  SAN JOSE     3-5 L    32 12 17  3  0  83  88  27 0.422 Canucks up 3-2 after second 
DEC 10  H  TAMPA BAY    1-1 T OT 33 12 17  4  0  84  89  28 0.424 H.Sedin scores the goal     
DEC 12  A  ANAHEIM      1-0 W OT 34 13 17  4  0  85  89  30 0.441 Cloutier stops penalty shot 
DEC 13  A  LOS ANGELES  3-6 L    35 13 18  4  0  88  95  30 0.429 LA up 3-0 after first       
DEC 15  H  DETROIT      3-0 W    36 14 18  4  0  91  95  32 0.444 Bertuzzi scores twice       
DEC 19  A  DETROIT      1-4 L    37 14 19  4  0  92  99  32 0.432 Strudwick gets lone goal    
DEC 20  A  NASHVILLE    2-6 L    38 14 20  4  0  94 105  32 0.421 H.Sedin, Hlavac score       
DEC 22  H  MINNESOTA WI 1-2 L    39 14 21  4  0  95 107  32 0.410 Henrik Sedin gets lone goal 
DEC 27  H  CALGARY      4-2 W    40 15 21  4  0  99 109  34 0.425 Tezikov makes Canuck debut  
DEC 29  H  NEW JERSEY   4-2 W    41 16 21  4  0 103 111  36 0.439 Letowski debuts as a Canuck 
DEC 31  H  PHILADELPHIA 1-2 L    42 16 22  4  0 104 113  36 0.429 Flyers score very late      
JAN  3  H  MONTREAL     5-2 W    43 17 22  4  0 109 115  38 0.442 Cooke scores twice          
JAN  5  A  EDMONTON     4-3 W    44 18 22  4  0 113 118  40 0.455 Letowski two points in 3rd  
JAN  8  A  BUFFALO      2-3 L    45 18 23  4  0 115 121  40 0.444 Morrison, Bertuzzi score    
JAN  9  A  DETROIT      4-5 L OT 46 18 23  4  1 119 126  41 0.446 Canucks lead 4-1 after two  
JAN 12  H  CAROLINA     7-1 W    47 19 23  4  1 126 127  43 0.457 Seven Canucks score once    
JAN 15  H  PITTSBURGH   5-2 W    48 20 23  4  1 131 129  45 0.469 D.Sedin gets goal, assist   
JAN 17  A  ST. LOUIS    4-5 L    49 20 24  4  1 135 134  45 0.459 Linden in on all four goals 
JAN 19  A  WASHINGTON   5-1 W    50 21 24  4  1 140 135  47 0.470 Naslund records 3 assists   
JAN 21  A  CAROLINA     7-5 W    51 22 24  4  1 147 140  49 0.480 Linden, Sopel two goals each
JAN 23  A  DALLAS       4-2 W    52 23 24  4  1 151 142  51 0.490 Klatt gets winner in third  
JAN 25  H  TORONTO      6-1 W    53 24 24  4  1 157 143  53 0.500 Canucks score early, often  
JAN 26  A  CALGARY      2-0 W    54 25 24  4  1 159 143  55 0.509 Skudra makes 29 saves       
JAN 28  H  NASHVILLE    5-1 W    55 26 24  4  1 164 144  57 0.518 Naslund records hat trick   
JAN 30  H  EDMONTON     2-2 T OT 56 26 24  5  1 166 146  58 0.518 Canucks trail 2-0 in second 
FEB  4  H  PHOENIX      4-2 W    57 27 24  5  1 170 148  60 0.526 Linden gets winner in third 
FEB  8  A  CALGARY      4-1 W    58 28 24  5  1 174 149  62 0.534 Skudra makes 25 saves       
FEB  9  H  CALGARY      3-4 L    59 28 25  5  1 177 153  62 0.525 Canucks lead 3-2 after 2nd  
FEB 12  H  BOSTON       1-2 L OT 60 28 25  5  2 178 155  63 0.525 Bertuzzi gets lone goal     
FEB 26  H  ST. LOUIS    4-4 T OT 61 28 25  6  2 182 159  64 0.525 NHL resumes after Olympics  
FEB 28  H  DALLAS       3-4 L OT 62 28 25  6  3 185 163  65 0.524 Canucks trail 2-0, lead 3-2 
MAR  2  H  MINNESOTA WI 6-3 W    63 29 25  6  3 191 166  67 0.532 Naslund records 3 assists   
MAR  7  A  PHOENIX      1-6 L    64 29 26  6  3 192 172  67 0.523 Bertuzzi scores lone goal   
MAR  9  A  SAN JOSE     0-2 L    65 29 27  6  3 192 174  67 0.515 Shark Kiprusoff gets shutout
MAR 10  H  SAN JOSE     4-7 L    66 29 28  6  3 196 181  67 0.508 Shark goalie Nabakov scores 
MAR 12  A  NASHVILLE    5-0 W    67 30 28  6  3 201 181  69 0.515 Bertuzzi 2 goals, 2 assists 
MAR 14  A  COLUMBUS     5-1 W    68 31 28  6  3 206 182  71 0.522 Five different Canucks score
MAR 16  A  ATLANTA THR. 4-2 W    69 32 28  6  3 210 184  73 0.529 Naslund scores two goals    
MAR 17  A  NEW JERSEY   3-2 W OT 70 33 28  6  3 213 186  75 0.536 Ohlund scores in overtime   
MAR 19  A  NY RANGERS   3-1 W    71 34 28  6  3 216 187  77 0.542 Bertuzzi records hat trick  
MAR 21  A  NY ISLANDERS 2-3 L    72 34 29  6  3 218 190  77 0.535 Naslund takes penalty shot  
MAR 24  H  EDMONTON     0-2 L    73 34 30  6  3 218 192  77 0.527 Oiler Salo gets shutout     
MAR 26  H  LOS ANGELES  4-0 W    74 35 30  6  3 222 192  79 0.534 Cloutier records shutout    
MAR 28  H  COLUMBUS     4-3 W OT 75 36 30  6  3 226 195  81 0.540 Canucks trail 3-1 in second 
MAR 30  H  ANAHEIM      4-1 W    76 37 30  6  3 230 196  83 0.546 H.Sedin opens the scoring   
APR  2  A  LOS ANGELES  4-4 T OT 77 37 30  7  3 234 200  84 0.545 Canucks trail 4-2 late      
APR  5  H  MINNESOTA WI 5-4 W OT 78 38 30  7  3 239 204  86 0.551 Morrison scores in overtime 
APR  7  H  PHOENIX      4-3 W    79 39 30  7  3 243 207  88 0.557 H.Sedin gets winner in third
APR  9  A  COLORADO AV. 2-1 W    80 40 30  7  3 245 208  90 0.563 Naslund, Ohlund score       
APR 11  H  LOS ANGELES  5-2 W    81 41 30  7  3 250 210  92 0.568 Naslund gets the hat trick  
APR 13  A  CALGARY      4-1 W    82 42 30  7  3 254 211  94 0.573 Canucks clinch playoff spot 

                    Canucks finish 8th out of 15 teams in Western Conference

Playoffs

 DATE  H/A OPPOSITION   SCORE OT GP  W  L  T  GF  GA PTS  AVG        HISTORICAL NOTES   
APR 17  A  DETROIT      4-3 W OT  1  1  0  0   4   3   2 1.000 H.Sedin scores in overtime   
APR 19  A  DETROIT      5-2 W     2  2  0  0   9   5   4 1.000 Hasek and Wings booed by fans
APR 21  H  DETROIT      1-3 L     3  2  1  0  10   8   4 0.667 Bertuzzi gets lone goal      
APR 23  H  DETROIT      2-4 L     4  2  2  0  12  12   4 0.500 Ohlund, Cooke score          
APR 25  A  DETROIT      0-4 L     5  2  3  0  12  16   4 0.400 Hasek gets the shutout       
APR 27  H  DETROIT      4-6 L     6  2  4  0  16  22   4 0.333 Hull records hat trick       
                      Detroit wins best of seven series four games to two

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