2013–14 Tampa Bay Lightning season

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2013–14 Tampa Bay Lightning
Division 2nd Atlantic
Conference 3rd Eastern
2013–14 record 46–27–9
Home record 25–10–6
Road record 21–17–3
Goals for 239
Goals against 215
Team information
General Manager Steve Yzerman
Coach Jon Cooper
Captain Martin St. Louis (Oct-Mar)
Steven Stamkos (Mar-Apr)
Alternate captains Eric Brewer (Mar-Apr)
Matt Carle
Steven Stamkos (Oct-Mar)
Nate Thompson
Arena Tampa Bay Times Forum
Average attendance 18,612 (95.6%)[1]
(41 games)
Minor league affiliations Syracuse Crunch (AHL)
Florida Everblades (ECHL)
Brampton Beast (CHL)
Team leaders
Goals Martin St. Louis (29)
Assists Victor Hedman (42)
Points Martin St. Louis (61)
Penalties in minutes Radko Gudas (152)
Plus/minus (+): Ondrej Palat (32)
(−): J. T. Brown
Richard Panik (-9 −9)
Wins Ben Bishop (37)
Goals against average Ben Bishop (2.23)
<2012–13 2014–15>

The 2013–14 Tampa Bay Lightning season was the franchise’s 22nd season in the National Hockey League (NHL).

Off-season[edit]

Training camp[edit]

Regular Season[edit]

Standings[edit]

Divisional standings[edit]

Atlantic Division[2]
GP W L OTL ROW GF GA Pts
1 p – Boston Bruins 82 54 19 9 51 261 177 117
2 Tampa Bay Lightning 82 46 27 9 38 240 215 101
3 Montreal Canadiens 82 46 28 8 40 215 204 100
4 Detroit Red Wings 82 39 28 15 34 222 230 93
5 Ottawa Senators 82 37 31 14 30 236 265 88
6 Toronto Maple Leafs 82 38 36 8 29 231 256 84
7 Florida Panthers 82 29 45 8 21 196 268 66
8 Buffalo Sabres 82 21 51 10 14 157 248 52


Conference standings[edit]

Top 3 (Atlantic Division)[3]
R GP W L OTL ROW GF GA Pts
1 p – Boston Bruins 82 54 19 9 51 261 177 117
2 Tampa Bay Lightning 82 46 27 9 38 240 215 101
3 Montreal Canadiens 82 46 28 8 40 215 204 100
Top 3 (Metropolitan Division)[3]
R GP W L OTL ROW GF GA Pts
1 y – Pittsburgh Penguins 82 51 24 7 44 249 207 109
2 New York Rangers 82 45 31 6 41 218 193 96
3 Philadelphia Flyers 82 42 30 10 39 236 235 94
Wild Card teams[3]
R (Top 2 qualify for playoffs) Div GP W L OTL ROW GF GA Pts
1 Columbus Blue Jackets ME 82 43 32 7 38 231 216 93
2 Detroit Red Wings AT 82 39 28 15 34 222 230 93
3 Washington Capitals ME 82 38 30 14 28 235 240 90
4 New Jersey Devils ME 82 35 29 18 35 197 208 88
5 Ottawa Senators AT 82 37 31 14 30 236 265 88
6 Toronto Maple Leafs AT 82 38 36 8 29 231 256 84
7 Carolina Hurricanes ME 82 36 35 11 34 207 230 83
8 New York Islanders ME 82 34 37 11 25 225 267 79
9 Florida Panthers AT 82 29 45 8 21 196 268 66
10 Buffalo Sabres AT 82 21 51 10 14 157 248 52

Divisions: AT – Atlantic, ME – Metropolitan

bold – Clinched Playoff spot, y – Clinched Division, p – Won Presidents' Trophy (best record in NHL)


Schedule and results[edit]

Preseason[edit]

2013 Preseason Schedule

Lightning score listed first;       Win       Loss       Overtime/shootout loss

Regular season[edit]

2013–14 Game Log
2013–14 Schedule

Lightning score listed first;       Win (2 Points)       Loss (0 points)       Overtime/shootout loss (1 point)

Playoffs[edit]

2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs

Lightning score listed first;       Win       Loss

Player stats[edit]

Final stats[97]

Skaters
Goaltenders
Regular Season
Player GP GS TOI W L OT GA GAA SA SV% SO G A PIM
Bishop, BenBen Bishop 63 63 3586 37 14 7 133 2.23 1758 .924 5 0 2 4
Lindback, AndersAnders Lindback 23 18 1302 8 12 2 63 2.90 580 .891 1 0 0 2
Gudlevskis, KristersKristers Gudlevskis 1 1 60 1 0 0 2 2.00 38 .947 0 0 0 0
Desjardins, CedrickCedrick Desjardins 1 0 18 0 1 0 2 6.67 13 .846 0 0 0 2
Playoffs
Player GP GS TOI W L GA GAA SA SV% SO G A PIM
Lindback, AndersAnders Lindback 4 4 215 0 3 14 3.91 118 .881 0 0 0 0
Gudlevskis, KristersKristers Gudlevskis 2 0 40 0 1 2 3.00 20 .900 0 0 0 0

Denotes player spent time with another team before joining Tampa Bay. Stats reflect time with Tampa Bay only.
Traded from Tampa Bay mid-season.
Bold/italics denotes franchise record

Roster[edit]

Updated July 10, 2014.[98]

# Nat Player Pos S/G Age Acquired Birthplace
8 Canada Barberio, MarkMark Barberio D L 24 2008 Montreal, Quebec
30 United States Bishop, BenBen Bishop G L 27 2013 Denver, Colorado
Canada Blunden, MikeMike Blunden RW R 27 2014 Toronto, Ontario
United States Boyle, BrianBrian Boyle C L 29 2014 Hingham, Massachusetts
2 Canada Brewer, EricEric Brewer (A) D L 35 2011 Vernon, British Columbia
23 United States Brown, J. T.J. T. Brown RW R 24 2012 High Point, North Carolina
24 United States Callahan, RyanRyan Callahan RW R 29 2014 Rochester, New York
25 United States Carle, MattMatt Carle (A) D L 29 2012 Anchorage, Alaska
Canada Corrente, MattMatt Corrente D R 26 2014 Mississauga, Ontario
51 Finland Filppula, ValtteriValtteri Filppula C L 30 2013 Vantaa, Finland
Canada Garrison, JasonJason Garrison D L 29 2014 White Rock, British Columbia
7 Czech Republic Gudas, RadkoRadko Gudas D R 24 2010 Prague, Czechoslovakia
37 Latvia Gudlevskis, KristersKristers Gudlevskis G L 21 2013 Aizkraukle, Latvia
77 Sweden Hedman, VictorVictor Hedman D L 23 2009 Örnsköldsvik, Sweden
9 United States Johnson, TylerTyler Johnson C R 23 2012 Spokane, Washington
17 Canada Killorn, AlexanderAlexander Killorn C L 24 2012 Halifax, Nova Scotia
86 Russia Kucherov, NikitaNikita Kucherov RW R 21 2011 Moscow, Russia
28 Canada Kunyk, CodyCody Kunyk RW L 24 2013 Sherwood Park, Alberta
Canada Marchessault, JonathanJonathan Marchessault LW R 23 2014 Cap-Rouge, Quebec
Canada Morrow, BrendenBrenden Morrow LW L 35 2014 Carlyle, Saskatchewan
Kazakhstan Nabokov, EvgeniEvgeni Nabokov G L 39 2014 Ust-Kamenogorsk, Kazakhstan
5 Sweden Ohlund, MattiasMattias Ohlund D L 37 2009 Piteå, Sweden
18 Czech Republic Palat, OndrejOndrej Palat LW L 23 2011 Frýdek-Místek, Czechoslovakia
71 Slovakia Panik, RichardRichard Panik RW R 23 2012 Martin, Czechoslovakia
91 Canada Stamkos, StevenSteven Stamkos (C) C R 24 2008 Markham, Ontario
Sweden Stralman, AntonAnton Stralman D R 27 2014 Tibro, Sweden
62 Czech Republic Sustr, AndrejAndrej Sustr D R 23 2012 Plzeň, Czechoslovakia


Awards and honours[edit]

Milestones[edit]

Regular season
Player Milestone Reached
Andrej Sustr 1st career NHL assist
1st career NHL point
October 15, 2013
Steven Stamkos 400th career NHL point October 24, 2013
Eric Brewer 900th career NHL game October 29, 2013
Mark Barberio 1st career NHL assist
1st career NHL point
November 2, 2013
Ryan Malone 600th career NHL game November 9, 2013
Valtteri Filppula 500th career NHL game November 11, 2013
J. T. Brown 1st career NHL goal November 16, 2013
Martin St. Louis 1,000th career NHL game November 19, 2013
Dmitry Korobov 1st career NHL game November 19, 2013
Victor Hedman 100th career NHL point November 19, 2013
Nikita Kucherov 1st career NHL game
1st career NHL goal
1st career NHL point
November 25, 2013
Teddy Purcell 200th career NHL point November 25, 2013
Jean-Philippe Cote 1st career NHL assist
1st career NHL point
December 19, 2013
Nikita Kucherov 1st career NHL assist December 23, 2013
Dmitry Korobov 1st career NHL assist
1st career NHL point
December 29, 2013
Matt Carle 200th career NHL assist January 1, 2014
Victor Hedman 300th career NHL game January 16, 2014
Mark Barberio 1st career NHL goal January 18, 2014
Martin St. Louis 600th career NHL assist January 30, 2014
Vladislav Namestnikov 1st career NHL game February 8, 2014
Victor Hedman 100th career NHL assist March 1, 2014
Alexander Killorn 100th career NHL game March 4, 2014
Valtteri Filppula 300th career NHL point March 19, 2014
Steven Stamkos 400th career NHL game March 24, 2014
Andrej Sustr 1st career NHL goal April 5, 2014
Teddy Purcell 400th career NHL game April 10, 2014
Kristers Gudlevskis 1st career NHL game April 11, 2014
Cedric Paquette 1st career NHL game
1st career NHL assist
1st career NHL point
April 11, 2014
Cody Kunyk 1st career NHL game April 13, 2014

Transactions[edit]

The Lightning have been involved in the following transactions during the 2013–14 season.

Trades[edit]

July 2, 2013[99] To Columbus Blue Jackets
Future Considerations
To Tampa Bay Lightning
Drew Olson (rights)
March 5, 2014[100] To New York Rangers:
Martin St. Louis
Conditional 2nd-round pick in 2015
To Tampa Bay Lightning:
Ryan Callahan
Conditional 2nd-round pick in 2014
1st-round pick in 2015
Conditional 7th-round pick in 2015
March 5, 2014[101] To Columbus Blue Jackets
Dana Tyrell
Matt Taormina
To Tampa Bay Lightning
Jonathan Audy-Marchessault
Dalton Smith