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2000 Stanley Cup Final
Teams 1 2 3 4 5 6 Games
New Jersey Devils  7 1 2 3 0 2 4
Dallas Stars  3 2 1 1 1 1 2
Location: East Rutherford, NJ (Continental Airlines Arena) (1,2,5)
Dallas, TX (Reunion Arena) (3,4,6)
Format: Best-of-seven
Coaches: New Jersey: Larry Robinson
Dallas: Ken Hitchcock
Captains: New Jersey: Scott Stevens
Dallas: Derian Hatcher
Referees: Don Koharski (1,3,6)
Bill McCreary (1,4,6)
Kerry Fraser (2,4)
Dan Marouelli (2,5)
Terry Gregson (3,5)
Dates: May 30–June 10
MVP: Scott Stevens (New Jersey)
Series-winning
goal:
Jason Arnott (8:20, second OT, G6)
 < 1999 Stanley Cup Finals 2001 > 

The 2000 Stanley Cup Final NHL championship series was contested by the Eastern Conference champion New Jersey Devils and the Western Conference and defending champion Dallas Stars. The Devils were led by captain Scott Stevens, coach Larry Robinson and goalie Martin Brodeur. The Stars were led by captain Derian Hatcher, coach Ken Hitchcock and goalie Ed Belfour. This is also the most recent Finals in which the Stanley Cup was won in overtime.

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Paths to the Final

New Jersey defeated the Florida Panthers 4–0, the Toronto Maple Leafs 4–2 and the Philadelphia Flyers 4–3 to advance to the Final. Dallas defeated the Edmonton Oilers 4–1, the San Jose Sharks 4–1 and the Colorado Avalanche 4–3.

The series

Despite New Jersey being a lower seed in conference play (4) than Dallas (2), New Jersey's 103 points were 1 more than Dallas, giving them home-ice advantage in the series. The Devils won the cup in game 6 on a one timer goal by Jason Arnott in double overtime. It was their second Stanley Cup title.

For the Stars, this was the first time since the New York Islanders lost to the Edmonton Oilers in the 1984 Final that a defending Stanley Cup Champion had lost in the Final. Interestingly, this would happen to the Devils themselves the following year when they lost to the Colorado Avalanche.

This is also the first-ever final that featured two relocated teams competing for the Stanley Cup, as well as being the first championship series that both teams had won the Stanley Cup previously after relocation.

New Jersey wins series 4–2 and the Stanley Cup
Scott Stevens (New Jersey) wins Conn Smythe Trophy

Quotes

Daneyko scores! Oh my, let the celebration begin in the Daneyko household! IT MUST BE A LEAP YEAR!
Gary Thorne on ESPN, calling Ken Daneyko's first playoff goal in 5 years in Game 1
Center, shot SCORES! The New Jersey Devils have won the Stanley Cup! Jason Arnott with the game winning overtime goal!
Gary Thorne on ABC, calling the overtime goal by Jason Arnott

New Jersey Devils 2000 Stanley Cup champions

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Roster

  Centers
  Goaltenders


  Non-players
  • John J. McMullen (Owner/Chairman/Governor), Peter McMullen (Vice President)
  • Lou Lamoriello (President/General Manager), Larry Robinson (Head Coach),
  • Viacheslav Fetisov, Bobby Carpenter Jr. (Ass’t Coaches), Jacques Caron (Goaltending Coach)
  • John Cunniff (AHL Coach), David Conte (Director of Scouting)
  • Milt Fisher, Claude Carrier, Dan Labraatan, Marcel Pronovost, Bob Hoffmeyer (Scouts)
  • Barry Fisher (Head Team Physician), Dennis Gendron (AHL Ass’t Coach), Robbie Ftorek (Coach/Scout), Vladimir Bure (Consultant)
  • Taran Singelton (Video Coordinator), Marie Carnevale (Hockey Operations-Ass’t to President-General Manager), Callie Smith (Scouting Staff Ass’t)
  • Bill Murray (Medical Trainer), Michael Vasalani (Strength-Conditioning Coordinator), Dana McGuane (Equipment Manager)
  • Juergen Merz (Message Therapist), Harry Bricker, Lou Centanni (Ass’t Equipment Managers).

Stanley Cup engraving

Three players who did not automatically qualify for their names to be engraved on the Stanley Cup were engraved at the Devils' request:

  • Steve Kelly†, played 10 playoff games - 4 in games conference final.
  • Steve Brule†, played one game in the conference finals.
  • Ken Sutton†, joined the team at the trading deadline, from the minors. He played 6 regular season games, but was a healthy scratch for the playoffs.

Deron Quint (D) who played 50 regular season games for Phoenix, and 4 games for New Jersey (joined in a March 7 trade for Lyle Odelein) was not engraved on the Stanley Cup, because New Jersey suspended him for not reporting to the minors for conditioning.

See also

References

  • Podnieks, Andrew; Hockey Hall of Fame (2004). Lord Stanley's Cup. Triumph Books. ISBN 1–55168–261.  

Notes

Preceded by
Dallas Stars
1999
New Jersey Devils
Stanley Cup Champions

2000
Succeeded by
Colorado Avalanche
2001

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