2003–04 Atlanta Thrashers season

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2003–04 Atlanta Thrashers
Division 2nd Southeast
Conference 10th Eastern
2003–04 record 33–37–8
Team information
General Manager Don Waddell
Coach Bob Hartley
Captain Shawn McEachern
Arena Philips Arena
Team leaders
Goals Ilya Kovalchuk (41)
Assists Ilya Kovalchuk (46)
Points Ilya Kovalchuk (87)
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Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Final standings[edit]

Southeast Division[1]
No. CR GP W L T OTL GF GA PTS
1 1 Tampa Bay Lightning 82 46 22 8 6 245 192 106
2 10 Atlanta Thrashers 82 33 37 8 4 214 243 78
3 11 Carolina Hurricanes 82 28 34 14 6 172 209 76
4 12 Florida Panthers 82 28 35 15 4 188 221 75
5 14 Washington Capitals 82 23 46 10 3 186 253 59

Note: CR = Conference rank; GP = Games played; W = Wins; L = Losses; T = Ties; OTL = Overtime loss; GF = Goals for; GA = Goals against; Pts = Points
         Bolded teams qualified for the playoffs.

Eastern Conference[2]
R Div GP W L T OTL GF GA Pts
1 Z- Tampa Bay Lightning SE 82 46 22 8 6 245 192 106
2 Y- Boston Bruins NE 82 41 19 15 7 209 188 104
3 Y- Philadelphia Flyers AT 82 40 21 15 6 209 188 101
4 X- Toronto Maple Leafs NE 82 45 24 10 3 242 204 103
5 X- Ottawa Senators NE 82 43 23 10 6 262 189 102
6 X- New Jersey Devils AT 82 43 25 12 2 213 164 100
7 X- Montreal Canadiens NE 82 41 30 7 4 208 192 93
8 X- New York Islanders AT 82 38 29 11 4 237 210 91
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9 Buffalo Sabres NE 82 37 34 7 4 220 221 85
10 Atlanta Thrashers SE 82 33 37 8 4 214 243 78
11 Carolina Hurricanes SE 82 28 34 14 6 172 209 76
12 Florida Panthers SE 82 28 35 15 4 188 221 75
13 New York Rangers AT 82 27 40 7 8 206 250 69
14 Washington Capitals SE 82 23 46 10 3 186 253 59
15 Pittsburgh Penguins AT 82 23 47 8 4 190 303 58

Divisions: AT – Atlantic, NE – Northeast, SE – Southeast

Z- Clinched Conference; Y- Clinched Division; X- Clinched Playoff spot


Schedule and results[edit]

Regular season schedule
No. R Date Score Opponent Record
1 W October 9, 2003 2–1 Columbus Blue Jackets (2003–04) 1–0–0–0
2 W October 11, 2003 4–3 @ Washington Capitals (2003–04) 2–0–0–0
3 T October 14, 2003 2–2 OT New York Islanders (2003–04) 2–0–1–0
4 T October 16, 2003 0–0 OT @ New York Rangers (2003–04) 2–0–2–0
5 W October 18, 2003 7–2 Chicago Blackhawks (2003–04) 3–0–2–0
6 L October 21, 2003 2–3 OT @ Tampa Bay Lightning (2003–04) 3–0–2–1
7 W October 23, 2003 4–2 Nashville Predators (2003–04) 4–0–2–1
8 L October 25, 2003 2–3 Florida Panthers (2003–04) 4–1–2–1
9 W October 27, 2003 3–2 OT @ Toronto Maple Leafs (2003–04) 5–1–2–1
10 L October 30, 2003 2–3 @ Minnesota Wild (2003–04) 5–2–2–1
11 L October 31, 2003 1–2 @ Washington Capitals (2003–04) 5–3–2–1
12 T November 2, 2003 2–2 OT San Jose Sharks (2003–04) 5–3–3–1
13 W November 5, 2003 7–4 @ Buffalo Sabres (2003–04) 6–3–3–1
14 L November 7, 2003 2–4 @ Columbus Blue Jackets (2003–04) 6–4–3–1
15 W November 8, 2003 4–3 @ New York Islanders (2003–04) 7–4–3–1
16 L November 11, 2003 3–5 Ottawa Senators (2003–04) 7–5–3–1
17 L November 13, 2003 1–5 @ Carolina Hurricanes (2003–04) 7–6–3–1
18 L November 15, 2003 0–4 @ Philadelphia Flyers (2003–04) 7–7–3–1
19 W November 16, 2003 5–2 Florida Panthers (2003–04) 8–7–3–1
20 W November 19, 2003 5–4 OT Boston Bruins (2003–04) 9–7–3–1
21 W November 21, 2003 6–3 @ Florida Panthers (2003–04) 10–7–3–1
22 W November 23, 2003 1–0 Phoenix Coyotes (2003–04) 11–7–3–1
23 L November 25, 2003 3–6 Ottawa Senators (2003–04) 11–8–3–1
24 L November 27, 2003 1–3 Toronto Maple Leafs (2003–04) 11–9–3–1
25 W November 29, 2003 2–1 Tampa Bay Lightning (2003–04) 12–9–3–1
26 L December 1, 2003 3–4 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (2003–04) 12–10–3–1
27 L December 3, 2003 4–6 Boston Bruins (2003–04) 12–11–3–1
28 W December 5, 2003 6–2 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim (2003–04) 13–11–3–1
29 W December 6, 2003 4–3 OT @ Florida Panthers (2003–04) 14–11–3–1
30 W December 10, 2003 4–3 OT Los Angeles Kings (2003–04) 15–11–3–1
31 W December 12, 2003 6–3 Pittsburgh Penguins (2003–04) 16–11–3–1
32 L December 13, 2003 0–4 @ New York Islanders (2003–04) 16–12–3–1
33 L December 16, 2003 0–5 Washington Capitals (2003–04) 16–13–3–1
34 L December 18, 2003 0–3 New Jersey Devils (2003–04) 16–14–3–1
35 W December 20, 2003 7–4 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (2003–04) 17–14–3–1
36 W December 21, 2003 4–1 Philadelphia Flyers (2003–04) 18–14–3–1
37 W December 26, 2003 3–1 Tampa Bay Lightning (2003–04) 19–14–3–1
38 L December 28, 2003 2–5 @ Ottawa Senators (2003–04) 19–15–3–1
39 L December 29, 2003 1–2 Montreal Canadiens (2003–04) 19–16–3–1
40 L December 31, 2003 5–6 OT @ Detroit Red Wings (2003–04) 19–16–3–2
41 L January 3, 2004 1–5 @ Montreal Canadiens (2003–04) 19–17–3–2
42 L January 8, 2004 1–2 @ Dallas Stars (2003–04) 19–18–3–2
43 L January 10, 2004 2–5 @ San Jose Sharks (2003–04) 19–19–3–2
44 T January 11, 2004 1–1 OT @ Phoenix Coyotes (2003–04) 19–19–4–2
45 L January 14, 2004 1–2 Montreal Canadiens (2003–04) 19–20–4–2
46 L January 16, 2004 3–4 Carolina Hurricanes (2003–04) 19–21–4–2
47 W January 18, 2004 5–2 @ Carolina Hurricanes (2003–04) 20–21–4–2
48 W January 20, 2004 4–1 Buffalo Sabres (2003–04) 21–21–4–2
49 T January 22, 2004 1–1 OT Colorado Avalanche (2003–04) 21–21–5–2
50 L January 24, 2004 0–3 New York Islanders (2003–04) 21–22–5–2
51 L January 25, 2004 2–3 @ New Jersey Devils (2003–04) 21–23–5–2
52 T January 28, 2004 1–1 OT St. Louis Blues (2003–04) 21–23–6–2
53 L January 30, 2004 1–4 Toronto Maple Leafs (2003–04) 21–24–6–2
54 L January 31, 2004 2–5 @ Tampa Bay Lightning (2003–04) 21–25–6–2
55 L February 3, 2004 4–5 @ Boston Bruins (2003–04) 21–26–6–2
56 L February 5, 2004 1–5 Philadelphia Flyers (2003–04) 21–27–6–2
57 L February 10, 2004 2–5 @ Calgary Flames (2003–04) 21–28–6–2
58 L February 11, 2004 1–5 @ Edmonton Oilers (2003–04) 21–29–6–2
59 W February 13, 2004 4–1 @ Vancouver Canucks (2003–04) 22–29–6–2
60 L February 16, 2004 2–7 @ Buffalo Sabres (2003–04) 22–30–6–2
61 W February 17, 2004 4–1 @ Montreal Canadiens (2003–04) 23–30–6–2
62 W February 19, 2004 3–2 OT @ Ottawa Senators (2003–04) 24–30–6–2
63 L February 21, 2004 4–5 @ Philadelphia Flyers (2003–04) 24–31–6–2
64 L February 25, 2004 2–4 Tampa Bay Lightning (2003–04) 24–32–6–2
65 W February 27, 2004 3–2 @ New Jersey Devils (2003–04) 25–32–6–2
66 W February 29, 2004 3–2 New York Rangers (2003–04) 26–32–6–2
67 W March 2, 2004 4–3 @ New York Rangers (2003–04) 27–32–6–2
68 L March 5, 2004 2–3 OT Carolina Hurricanes (2003–04) 27–32–6–3
69 T March 6, 2004 2–2 OT @ Boston Bruins (2003–04) 27–32–7–3
70 L March 9, 2004 0–2 New York Rangers (2003–04) 27–33–7–3
71 L March 12, 2004 2–4 @ Carolina Hurricanes (2003–04) 27–34–7–3
72 W March 13, 2004 5–2 Washington Capitals (2003–04) 28–34–7–3
73 W March 15, 2004 1–0 OT Carolina Hurricanes (2003–04) 29–34–7–3
74 L March 17, 2004 3–4 OT Buffalo Sabres (2003–04) 29–34–7–4
75 W March 19, 2004 3–2 Florida Panthers (2003–04) 30–34–7–4
76 T March 20, 2004 2–2 OT @ Washington Capitals (2003–04) 30–34–8–4
77 W March 24, 2004 3–2 Washington Capitals (2003–04) 31–34–8–4
78 L March 26, 2004 0–5 New Jersey Devils (2003–04) 31–35–8–4
79 W March 27, 2004 3–0 @ Florida Panthers (2003–04) 32–35–8–4
80 L March 29, 2004 2–4 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (2003–04) 32–36–8–4
81 L April 2, 2004 2–3 Pittsburgh Penguins (2003–04) 32–37–8–4
82 W April 3, 2004 2–1 @ Tampa Bay Lightning (2003–04) 33–37–8–4

Player statistics[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
Kovalchuk, IlyaIlya Kovalchuk LW 81 41 46 87 63 -10 16 1 6
McEachern, ShawnShawn McEachern RW 82 17 38 55 76 5 5 1 3
Kozlov, VyacheslavVyacheslav Kozlov LW 76 20 32 52 74 -12 6 0 1
Savard, MarcMarc Savard C 45 19 33 52 85 -8 6 1 3
Stefan, PatrikPatrik Stefan C 82 14 26 40 26 -7 3 2 2
Robitaille, RandyRandy Robitaille C 69 11 26 37 20 -12 5 0 2
Petrovicky, RonaldRonald Petrovicky RW 78 16 15 31 123 -9 0 0 1
Kaberle, FrantisekFrantisek Kaberle D 67 3 26 29 30 2 2 0 1
Heatley, DanyDany Heatley LW 31 13 12 25 18 -8 5 0 3
Aubin, SergeSerge Aubin LW 66 10 15 25 73 0 1 0 2
Cowan, JeffJeff Cowan LW 58 9 15 24 68 2 1 0 1
Sutton, AndyAndy Sutton D 65 8 13 21 94 0 7 1 1
Tjarnqvist, DanielDaniel Tjarnqvist D 68 5 15 20 20 -4 0 2 1
Vigier, J.P.J.P. Vigier RW 70 10 8 18 22 -18 2 2 3
Majesky, IvanIvan Majesky D 63 3 7 10 76 -7 0 0 0
Tremblay, YannickYannick Tremblay D 38 2 8 10 13 -13 1 0 1
Exelby, GarnetGarnet Exelby D 71 1 9 10 134 -10 0 0 0
Tamer, ChrisChris Tamer D 38 2 5 7 55 -9 0 0 1
Grand-Pierre, Jean-LucJean-Luc Grand-Pierre D 27 2 2 4 26 -7 0 1 0
Heins, ShawnShawn Heins D 17 0 4 4 16 -1 0 0 0
Blatny, ZdenekZdenek Blatny LW 16 3 0 3 6 0 0 0 0
Simon, BenBen Simon LW 52 3 0 3 28 -10 0 0 0
Santala, TommiTommi Santala C 33 1 2 3 22 -7 0 0 1
Lessard, FrancisFrancis Lessard RW 62 1 1 2 181 -5 0 0 0
Nurminen, PasiPasi Nurminen G 64 0 2 2 35 0 0 0 0
Corso, DanielDaniel Corso C 7 0 1 1 0 -2 0 0 0
Foster, KurtisKurtis Foster D 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
Gamache, SimonSimon Gamache C 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
MacKenzie, DerekDerek MacKenzie C 12 0 1 1 10 0 0 0 0
Piros, KamilKamil Piros C 14 0 1 1 4 -3 0 0 0
Rossiter, KyleKyle Rossiter D 2 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0
Stewart, KarlKarl Stewart LW 5 0 1 1 4 0 0 0 0
Swanson, BrianBrian Swanson C 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
Brennan, KipKip Brennan LW 5 0 0 0 17 0 0 0 0
Dafoe, ByronByron Dafoe G 18 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0
Kloucek, TomasTomas Kloucek D 37 0 0 0 25 -8 0 0 0
Larsen, BradBrad Larsen LW 6 0 0 0 2 -2 0 0 0
Lehtonen, KariKari Lehtonen G 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Lindsay, BillBill Lindsay RW 24 0 0 0 25 -6 0 0 0
Weaver, MikeMike Weaver D 1 0 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T/OT GA GAA SO SA SV SV%
Nurminen, PasiPasi Nurminen 3738 64 25 30 7 173 2.78 3 1792 1619 .903
Dafoe, ByronByron Dafoe 973 18 4 11 1 51 3.14 0 499 448 .898
Lehtonen, KariKari Lehtonen 240 4 4 0 0 5 1.25 1 106 101 .953
Team: 4951 82 33 41 8 229 2.78 4 2397 2168 .904

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Note:

Pos = Position; GPI = Games played in; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; PIM = Penalty minutes; +/- = Plus/minus; PPG = Power-play goals; SHG = Short-handed goals; GWG = Game-winning goals
Min, TOI = Minutes played; W = Wins; L = Losses; T,T/OT = Ties; OTL = Overtime losses; GA = Goals-against; GAA = Goals-against average; SO = Shutouts; SA = Shots against; SV = Shots saved; SV% = Save percentage;

Awards and records[edit]

Transactions[edit]

Roster[edit]

Draft picks[edit]

Farm teams[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2003-2004 Division Standings". National Hockey League. Retrieved March 26, 2012. 
  2. ^ "2003–2004 Standings by Conference". National Hockey League. Retrieved March 26, 2012. 
  3. ^ "2003-04 Atlanta Thrashers Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com". hockey-reference.com. Retrieved 2009-06-02.