Eastern Conference Semifinals

Archived from 2000-01 season.
New Jersey VS. Toronto

2001 Playoffs

Playoffs statistics

NHL teams

New Jersey

regular season



Maple Leafs

Maple Leafs
regular season

Maple Leafs

Maple Leafs

Regular season:
No.1 New Jersey 48-19-12-3
No.7 Toronto 37-29-11-5

Season series:
Even 1-1-1

Power play:
New Jersey 22.9% (1st)
Toronto 16% (18th)

Penalty killing:
New Jersey 84.6% (12th)
Toronto 84.9% (10th)

New Jersey vs. Toronto
Game 1, 0-2, Box Score | Recap
Game 2, 6-5, Box Score | Recap
Game 3, 3-2, Box Score | Recap
Game 4, 1-3, Box Score | Recap
Game 5, 2-3, Box Score | Recap
Game 6, 4-2, Box Score
Game 7, 5-1, Box Score | Recap
New Jersey wins series 4-3
Devils Finish Leafs
Patrik Elias scored twice and Scott Stevens had a goal and an assist as the New Jersey Devils advanced to the Eastern Conference finals with a 5-1 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs in Game 7 of their second-round series.

"We have a lot of pride playing for this organization," Elias said. "We never give up. It looks like every time we have our backs to the wall we pick our game up and play our best games."

The Devils wanted to win for injured teammate Scott Niedermayer, who was a victim of Toronto goon Tie Domi's vicious elbow to the head in Game 4.

"Everybody was thinking of Nieder," fellow Devils defenseman Colin White said. "We wanted to give Nieder a chance to play again, and I think we may have just done that."

The Leafs played a hard-fought series, but faced a disappointment at the very end.

"You can never be satisfied in losing a series, especially in a series we truly felt we could have won," said Steve Thomas. "We could have won the series in five or four, but it went seven and we lost a big one at the end."

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