2001-02 NHL Eastern Conference Final Standings
Head Coaches: Bos?Robbie Ftorek (1st season); Tor?Pat Quinn (4th); Ott?Jacques Martin (7th, 38-26-9-7) and Roger Neilson (1-1-0-0); Mon?Michel Therrien (2nd); Buf?Lindy Ruff (5th).
Note: Ottawa asst. coach Roger Neilson was the team's head coach for the final two games of the season, his 999th and 1000th career games as a head coach.
2000-01 Standings: 1. Ottawa (48-21-9-4, 109 points); 2. Buffalo (46-30-5-1, 98 pts); 3. Toronto (37-29-11-5, 90 pts); 4. Boston (36-30-8-8, 88 pts); 5. Montreal (28-40-8-6, 70 pts).
Head Coaches: Phi?Bill Barber (2nd season); NYI?Peter Laviolette (1st); NJ?Larry Robinson (3rd, 21-20-7-3) was fired and replaced by Kevin Constantine (20-8-2-1) on Jan. 28; NYR?Ron Low (2nd); Pit?Ivan Hlinka (2nd, 0-4-0-0) was fired and replaced by asst. Rick Kehoe (28-37-8-5) on Oct. 15, 2001.
2000-01 Standings: 1. New Jersey (48-19-12-3, 111 points); 2. Philadelphia (43-25-11-3, 100 pts); 3. Pittsburgh (42-28-9-3, 96 pts); 4. NY Rangers (33-43-5-1, 72 pts); 5. NY Islanders (21-51-7-3, 52 pts).
Head Coaches: Car?Paul Maurice (7th season); Wash?Ron Wilson (5th); TB?John Tortorella (2nd); Fla?Duane Sutter (2nd, 6-15-2-3) was fired and replaced by Mike Keenan (16-29-8-3) on Dec. 3, 2001; Atl?Curt Fraser (3rd).
2000-01 Standings: 1. Washington (41-27-10-4, 96 points); 2. Carolina (38-32-9-3, 88 pts); 3. Florida (22-38-13-9, 66 pts); 4. Atlanta (23-45-12-2, 60 pts); 5. Tampa Bay (24-47-6-5, 59 pts).
Division champions (*) and playoff qualifiers (?) are noted. T denotes any game that was tied after regulation play and a five-minute overtime period. OL signifies any game that was tied after regulation play but lost in overtime. They are each worth one point in the standings. Number of seasons listed after each head coach refers to current tenure with club through 2001-02 season.
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