1994–95 Tampa Bay Lightning season

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1994–95 Tampa Bay Lightning
Division 6th Atlantic
Conference 12th Eastern
1994–95 record 17-28-3
Home record 10-14-0
Road record 7-14-3
Goals for 120
Goals against 144
Team information
General Manager Phil Esposito
Coach Terry Crisp
Captain Vacant
Team leaders
Goals Brian Bradley, Petr Klima (13)
Assists Brian Bradley (27)
Points Brian Bradley (40)
Penalties in minutes Enrico Ciccone (225)
Wins Daren Puppa (14)
Goals against average Daren Puppa (2.68)
<1993–94 1995–96>

The 1994-95 Tampa Bay Lightning season was the third season in franchise history. The team traded away defenseman Shawn Chambers to the New Jersey Devils and forward Denis Savard to the Chicago Blackhawks; both players went on to have memorable playoff performances in 1995. Brian Bradley and Peter Klima both led the team in goals with 13, while Rob Zamuner led the team with 3 shorthanded goals. By April 21, the Lightning had a 17-22-3 record with only 118 goals against in 42 games. Although they had only scored 109 goals, Darren Puppa's solid goaltending kept the team ahead of the New York Islanders in the Atlantic Division standings. However, the Lightning finished the season with 6 losses in a row, getting outscored 26-11 to finish 17-28-3 for 37 points. An Islanders' loss to Philadelphia on May 2 ensured that the Lightning would not finish last place in the division.

Offseason[edit]

NHL Draft[edit]

Round Pick Player Nationality College/junior/club team
1 8 Jason Wiemer (Centre)  Canada Portland Winter Hawks (WHL)
2 34 Colin Cloutier (Centre)  Canada Brandon Wheat Kings (WHL)

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Regular season[edit]

Final standings[edit]

Atlantic Division
No. CR GP W L T GF GA Pts
1 2 Philadelphia Flyers 48 28 16 4 150 132 60
2 5 New Jersey Devils 48 22 18 8 136 121 52
3 6 Washington Capitals 48 22 18 8 136 120 52
4 8 New York Rangers 48 22 23 3 139 134 47
5 9 Florida Panthers 48 20 22 6 115 127 46
6 12 Tampa Bay Lightning 48 17 28 3 120 144 37
7 13 New York Islanders 48 15 28 5 126 158 35

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Note: No. = Division rank, CR = Conference rank, W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, GF = Goals For, GA = Goals Against, Pts = Points
       Teams that qualified for the playoffs are highlighted in bold.


Game log[edit]

No. R Date Score Opponent Record
3 W January 25, 1995 3–2 Florida Panthers (1994–95) 1–2–0
7 T February 2, 1995 3–3 OT @ New York Rangers (1994–95) 3–3–1
11 W February 10, 1995 4–3 Hartford Whalers (1994–95) 5–5–1
12 L February 11, 1995 2–3 New York Rangers (1994–95) 5–6–1
13 L February 14, 1995 2–5 Philadelphia Flyers (1994–95) 5–7–1
14 L February 17, 1995 1–2 Ottawa Senators (1994–95) 5–8–1
15 W February 18, 1995 3–1 Boston Bruins (1994–95) 6–8–1
16 L February 20, 1995 1–3 New York Rangers (1994–95) 6–9–1
17 W February 23, 1995 4–1 @ New York Islanders (1994–95) 7–9–1
18 W February 24, 1995 4–2 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1994–95) 8–9–1
19 T February 26, 1995 1–1 OT @ Washington Capitals (1994–95) 8–9–2
20 L March 1, 1995 2–8 @ Quebec Nordiques (1994–95) 8–10–2
21 W March 2, 1995 3–2 OT @ Ottawa Senators (1994–95) 9–10–2
22 L March 4, 1995 2–3 OT @ Hartford Whalers (1994–95) 9–11–2
23 L March 7, 1995 3–4 Philadelphia Flyers (1994–95) 9–12–2
24 L March 10, 1995 2–3 New Jersey Devils (1994–95) 9–13–2
25 L March 12, 1995 1–3 @ Washington Capitals (1994–95) 9–14–2
26 L March 13, 1995 0–3 Washington Capitals (1994–95) 9–15–2
27 W March 18, 1995 2–1 @ New Jersey Devils (1994–95) 10–15–2
28 W March 19, 1995 6–1 @ Buffalo Sabres (1994–95) 11–15–2
29 L March 24, 1995 3–4 OT Boston Bruins (1994–95) 11–16–2
30 W March 27, 1995 3–2 OT Montreal Canadiens (1994–95) 12–16–2
31 L March 29, 1995 2–4 Washington Capitals (1994–95) 12–17–2
32 W March 31, 1995 2–0 Hartford Whalers (1994–95) 13–17–2
33 L April 2, 1995 1–4 Florida Panthers (1994–95) 13–18–2
34 T April 4, 1995 1–1 OT @ New Jersey Devils (1994–95) 13–18–3
35 L April 6, 1995 4–5 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1994–95) 13–19–3
36 L April 8, 1995 1–5 @ Boston Bruins (1994–95) 13–20–3
37 W April 9, 1995 3–0 @ Hartford Whalers (1994–95) 14–20–3
38 W April 11, 1995 5–2 New York Islanders (1994–95) 15–20–3
39 L April 14, 1995 2–3 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1994–95) 15–21–3
40 L April 16, 1995 1–4 @ Florida Panthers (1994–95) 15–22–3
41 W April 18, 1995 3–2 New Jersey Devils (1994–95) 16–22–3
42 W April 20, 1995 5–2 Quebec Nordiques (1994–95) 17–22–3
43 L April 22, 1995 1–3 @ Montreal Canadiens (1994–95) 17–23–3
44 L April 24, 1995 1–3 Buffalo Sabres (1994–95) 17–24–3
45 L April 26, 1995 4–6 @ New York Rangers (1994–95) 17–25–3
46 L April 27, 1995 1–6 @ Ottawa Senators (1994–95) 17–26–3
47 L April 29, 1995 1–4 @ Quebec Nordiques (1994–95) 17–27–3
48 L May 3, 1995 3–4 Ottawa Senators (1994–95) 17–28–3

Player stats[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
Bradley, BrianBrian Bradley C 46 13 27 40 42 -6 3 0 2
Gratton, ChrisChris Gratton C 46 7 20 27 89 -2 2 0 0
Klima, PetrPetr Klima W 47 13 13 26 26 -13 4 0 3
Tucker, JohnJohn Tucker C 46 12 13 25 14 -10 2 0 1
Hamrlik, RomanRoman Hamrlik D 48 12 11 23 86 -18 7 1 2
Ysebaert, PaulPaul Ysebaert C 29 8 11 19 12 -1 0 0 0
Savard, DenisDenis Savard C 31 6 11 17 10 -6 1 0 1
Selivanov, AlexAlex Selivanov RW 43 10 6 16 14 -2 4 0 3
Zamuner, RobRob Zamuner LW 43 9 6 15 24 -3 0 3 1
Bureau, MarcMarc Bureau C 48 2 12 14 30 -8 0 1 0
Chambers, ShawnShawn Chambers D 24 2 12 14 6 0 1 0 0
Andersson, MikaelMikael Andersson LW 36 4 7 11 4 -3 0 0 0
Semak, AlexanderAlexander Semak C 22 5 5 10 12 -3 0 0 1
Cole, DantonDanton Cole C/RW 26 3 3 6 6 -1 1 0 0
Bergevin, MarcMarc Bergevin D 44 2 4 6 51 -6 0 1 0
Ciccone, EnricoEnrico Ciccone D 41 2 4 6 225 3 0 0 0
Cross, CoryCory Cross D 43 1 5 6 41 -6 0 0 1
Charron, EricEric Charron D 45 1 4 5 26 1 0 0 0
Wiemer, JasonJason Wiemer C 36 1 4 5 44 -2 0 0 0
Halkidis, BobBob Halkidis D 27 1 3 4 40 -12 0 0 0
Plavsic, AdrienAdrien Plavsic D 15 2 1 3 4 5 0 0 0
Myhres, BranttBrantt Myhres RW 15 2 0 2 81 -2 0 0 1
Poeschek, RudyRudy Poeschek RW/D 25 1 1 2 92 0 0 0 0
Hankinson, BenBen Hankinson RW 18 0 2 2 6 1 0 0 0
Cummins, JimJim Cummins RW 10 1 0 1 41 -3 0 0 1
Gretzky, BrentBrent Gretzky C 3 0 1 1 0 -2 0 0 0
Puppa, DarenDaren Puppa G 36 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0
Bergeron, Jean-ClaudeJean-Claude Bergeron G 17 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0
Gallant, GerardGerard Gallant LW 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
LiPuma, ChrisChris LiPuma D 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
Sutter, RichRich Sutter RW 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO SA SV SV%
Puppa, DarenDaren Puppa 2013 36 14 19 2 90 2.68 1 946 856 .905
Bergeron, Jean-ClaudeJean-Claude Bergeron 883 17 3 9 1 49 3.33 1 374 325 .869
Team: 2896 48 17 28 3 139 2.88 2 1320 1181 .895

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Note: Pos = Position; GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; +/- = plus/minus; PIM = Penalty minutes; PPG = Power-play goals; SHG = Short-handed goals; GWG = Game-winning goals

MIN = Minutes played; W = Wins; L = Losses; T = Ties; GA = Goals-against; GAA = Goals-against average; SO = Shutouts; SA = Shots against; SV = Shots saved; SV% = Save percentage;

Transactions[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.hockeydb.com/ihdb/draft/nhl1994e.html
  2. ^ Standings: NHL Public Relations Department (2008). Dave McCarthy et al, ed. THE NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE Official Guide & Record Book/2009. National Hockey League. p. 154. ISBN 978-1-894801-14-0. 
  3. ^ "1994-95 Tampa Bay Lightning Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com". hockey-reference.com. Retrieved 2009-06-15.