1994–95 Tampa Bay Lightning season

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1994–95 Tampa Bay Lightning
Division6th Atlantic
Conference12th Eastern
1994–95 record17-28-3
Home record10-14-0
Road record7-14-3
Goals for120
Goals against144
Team information
General ManagerPhil Esposito
CoachTerry Crisp
CaptainVacant
Team leaders
GoalsBrian Bradley, Petr Klima (13)
AssistsBrian Bradley (27)
PointsBrian Bradley (40)
Penalties in minutesEnrico Ciccone (225)
WinsDaren Puppa (14)
Goals against averageDaren Puppa (2.68)

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 (C)  Canada Portland Winter Hawks (WHL)
2 34 Colin Cloutier (C)  Canada Brandon Wheat Kings (WHL)
3 55 Vadim Epanchintsev (C)  Russia Spartak Moscow (Russia)
4 86 Dmitri Klevakin (LW)  Russia Spartak Moscow (Russia)
6 137 Dan Juden (C)  United States Governor Dummer Academy (USHS-MA)
6 138 Bryce Salvador (D)  Canada Lethbridge Hurricanes (WHL)
7 164 Chris Maillet (D)  Canada Red Deer Rebels (WHL)
8 190 Alexei Baranov (D)  Russia Dynamo Moscow (Russia)
9 216 Yuri Smirnov (C)  Russia Spartak Moscow (Russia)
10 242 Shawn Gervais (C)  Canada Seattle Thunderbirds (WHL)
11 268 Brian White (D)  United States Arlington Catholic School (USHS-MA)
S 8 Francois Bouchard (D)  Canada Northeastern University (Hockey East)

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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
Brian Bradley C 46 13 27 40 42 -6 3 0 2
Chris Gratton C 46 7 20 27 89 -2 2 0 0
Petr Klima W 47 13 13 26 26 -13 4 0 3
John Tucker C 46 12 13 25 14 -10 2 0 1
Roman Hamrlik D 48 12 11 23 86 -18 7 1 2
Paul Ysebaert C 29 8 11 19 12 -1 0 0 0
Denis Savard C 31 6 11 17 10 -6 1 0 1
Alex Selivanov RW 43 10 6 16 14 -2 4 0 3
Rob Zamuner LW 43 9 6 15 24 -3 0 3 1
Marc Bureau C 48 2 12 14 30 -8 0 1 0
Shawn Chambers D 24 2 12 14 6 0 1 0 0
Mikael Andersson LW 36 4 7 11 4 -3 0 0 0
Alexander Semak C 22 5 5 10 12 -3 0 0 1
Danton Cole C/RW 26 3 3 6 6 -1 1 0 0
Marc Bergevin D 44 2 4 6 51 -6 0 1 0
Enrico Ciccone D 41 2 4 6 225 3 0 0 0
Cory Cross D 43 1 5 6 41 -6 0 0 1
Eric Charron D 45 1 4 5 26 1 0 0 0
Jason Wiemer C 36 1 4 5 44 -2 0 0 0
Bob Halkidis D 27 1 3 4 40 -12 0 0 0
Adrien Plavsic D 15 2 1 3 4 5 0 0 0
Brantt Myhres RW 15 2 0 2 81 -2 0 0 1
Rudy Poeschek RW/D 25 1 1 2 92 0 0 0 0
Ben Hankinson RW 18 0 2 2 6 1 0 0 0
Jim Cummins RW 10 1 0 1 41 -3 0 0 1
Brent Gretzky C 3 0 1 1 0 -2 0 0 0
Daren Puppa G 36 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0
Jean-Claude Bergeron G 17 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0
Gerard Gallant LW 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Chris LiPuma D 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
Rich Sutter RW 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO SA SV SV%
Daren Puppa 2013 36 14 19 2 90 2.68 1 946 856 .905
Jean-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., eds. 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.