2003–04 Carolina Hurricanes season

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2003–04 Carolina Hurricanes
Division 3rd Southeast
2003–04 record 28–34–14-6
Goals for 172
Goals against 209
Team information
General Manager Jim Rutherford
Coach Paul Maurice,
Peter Laviolette
Captain Ron Francis (Oct-Mar)
Vacant (Mar-Apr)
Team leaders
Goals Josef Vasicek (19)
Assists Josef Vasicek,
Rod Brind'Amour,
Sean Hill (26)
Points Josef Vasicek (45)
Penalties in minutes Jesse Boulerice (127)
Plus/minus Glen Wesley (+18)
Wins Kevin Weekes (23)
Goals against average Kevin Weekes (2.33)

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

The Hurricanes finished 30th overall in the NHL in scoring for the second consecutive season, with just 172 goals for. They also struggled on the power-play, finishing 30th overall in power-play goals scored, with 41, and 30th overall in power-play percentage, at 10.68% (41 for 384).[1]

Final standings[edit]

Southeast Division[2]
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[3]
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
8.5
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]

October[edit]

Record for the month 2-3-4-0 (Home 1-1-1-0 Away 1-2-3-0)

No. R Date Score Opponent Record
1 L October 9, 2003 1–3 @ Florida Panthers (2003–04) 0–1–0–0
2 L October 11, 2003 1–2 New Jersey Devils (2003–04) 0–2–0–0
3 T October 13, 2003 2–2 OT Florida Panthers (2003–04) 0–2–1–0
4 T October 18, 2003 2–2 OT @ New York Rangers (2003–04) 0–2–2–0
5 T October 22, 2003 1–1 OT @ Pittsburgh Penguins (2003–04) 0–2–3–0
6 W October 23, 2003 2–0 @ Boston Bruins (2003–04) 1–2–3–0
7 T October 25, 2003 4–4 OT @ Philadelphia Flyers (2003–04) 1–2–4–0
8 W October 28, 2003 3–0 San Jose Sharks (2003–04) 2–2–4–0
9 L October 30, 2003 1–4 @ New York Rangers (2003–04) 2–3–4–0

November[edit]

Record for the month 5-7-3-0 (Home 4-2-3-0 Away 1-5-0-0)

No. R Date Score Opponent Record
10 L November 1, 2003 3–4 @ Tampa Bay Lightning (2003–04) 2–4–4–0
11 L November 2, 2003 1–2 Toronto Maple Leafs (2003–04) 2–5–4–0
12 W November 6, 2003 6–3 New York Rangers (2003–04) 3–5–4–0
13 W November 8, 2003 3–2 OT Los Angeles Kings (2003–04) 4–5–4–0
14 T November 9, 2003 1–1 OT Tampa Bay Lightning (2003–04) 4–5–5–0
15 L November 12, 2003 1–7 @ Washington Capitals (2003–04) 4–6–5–0
16 W November 13, 2003 5–1 Atlanta Thrashers (2003–04) 5–6–5–0
17 L November 15, 2003 1–2 Washington Capitals (2003–04) 5–7–5–0
18 T November 18, 2003 2–2 OT Philadelphia Flyers (2003–04) 5–7–6–0
19 L November 20, 2003 1–6 @ Ottawa Senators (2003–04) 5–8–6–0
20 L November 21, 2003 0–5 @ Buffalo Sabres (2003–04) 5–9–6–0
21 T November 23, 2003 0–0 OT Tampa Bay Lightning (2003–04) 5–9–7–0
22 W November 26, 2003 2–0 @ New York Islanders (2003–04) 6–9–7–0
23 L November 28, 2003 2–4 @ Philadelphia Flyers (2003–04) 6–10–7–0
24 W November 29, 2003 4–3 Pittsburgh Penguins (2003–04) 7–10–7–0

December[edit]

Record for the month 5-5-1-2 (Home 3-2-1-1 Away 2-3-0-1)

No. R Date Score Opponent Record
25 L December 3, 2003 1–2 OT Nashville Predators (2003–04) 7–10–7–1
26 T December 5, 2003 1–1 OT Montreal Canadiens (2003–04) 7–10–8–1
27 L December 6, 2003 1–3 @ Montreal Canadiens (2003–04) 7–11–8–1
28 W December 9, 2003 3–2 @ Edmonton Oilers (2003–04) 8–11–8–1
29 L December 11, 2003 0–1 @ Calgary Flames (2003–04) 8–12–8–1
30 L December 14, 2003 1–2 OT @ Vancouver Canucks (2003–04) 8–12–8–2
31 W December 18, 2003 2–1 OT Pittsburgh Penguins (2003–04) 9–12–8–2
32 W December 20, 2003 2–1 @ Boston Bruins (2003–04) 10–12–8–2
33 L December 22, 2003 1–3 Dallas Stars (2003–04) 10–13–8–2
34 L December 26, 2003 1–3 @ Buffalo Sabres (2003–04) 10–14–8–2
35 W December 27, 2003 2–1 OT Montreal Canadiens (2003–04) 11–14–8–2
36 W December 29, 2003 2–1 Buffalo Sabres (2003–04) 12–14–8–2
37 L December 31, 2003 1–3 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim (2003–04) 12–15–8–2

January[edit]

Record for the month 5-9-2-0 (Home 2-7-1-0 Away 3-2-1-0)

No. R Date Score Opponent Record
38 L January 2, 2004 1–4 Detroit Red Wings (2003–04) 12–16–8–2
39 L January 4, 2004 0–3 Phoenix Coyotes (2003–04) 12–17–8–2
40 W January 6, 2004 2–0 St. Louis Blues (2003–04) 13–17–8–2
41 W January 8, 2004 3–2 New York Rangers (2003–04) 14–17–8–2
42 L January 9, 2004 1–4 @ Washington Capitals (2003–04) 14–18–8–2
43 T January 11, 2004 2–2 OT Ottawa Senators (2003–04) 14–18–9–2
44 L January 15, 2004 4–5 @ Tampa Bay Lightning (2003–04) 14–19–9–2
45 W January 16, 2004 4–3 @ Atlanta Thrashers (2003–04) 15–19–9–2
46 L January 18, 2004 2–5 Atlanta Thrashers (2003–04) 15–20–9–2
47 L January 20, 2004 1–3 Ottawa Senators (2003–04) 15–21–9–2
48 W January 21, 2004 2–1 @ New Jersey Devils (2003–04) 16–21–9–2
49 L January 23, 2004 2–3 New York Islanders (2003–04) 16–22–9–2
50 L January 25, 2004 2–4 Buffalo Sabres (2003–04) 16–23–9–2
51 W January 27, 2004 2–0 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (2003–04) 17–23–9–2
52 L January 29, 2004 3–5 Washington Capitals (2003–04) 17–24–9–2
53 T January 31, 2004 4–4 OT @ Detroit Red Wings (2003–04) 17–24–10–2

February[edit]

Record for the month 3-3-3-2 (Home 1-0-2-1 Away 2-3-1-1)

No. R Date Score Opponent Record
54 L February 3, 2004 1–3 @ Colorado Avalanche (2003–04) 17–25–10–2
55 L February 4, 2004 2–3 @ Mighty Ducks of Anaheim (2003–04) 17–26–10–2
56 T February 12, 2004 3–3 OT Washington Capitals (2003–04) 17–26–11–2
57 L February 14, 2004 1–4 @ New Jersey Devils (2003–04) 17–27–11–2
58 W February 16, 2004 3–1 Florida Panthers (2003–04) 18–27–11–2
59 L February 19, 2004 1–2 OT Toronto Maple Leafs (2003–04) 18–27–11–3
60 T February 21, 2004 3–3 OT Boston Bruins (2003–04) 18–27–12–3
61 W February 23, 2004 2–1 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (2003–04) 19–27–12–3
62 W February 25, 2004 2–1 @ Washington Capitals (2003–04) 20–27–12–3
63 L February 28, 2004 0–1 OT @ Montreal Canadiens (2003–04) 20–27–12–4
64 T February 29, 2004 3–3 OT @ Minnesota Wild (2003–04) 20–27–13–4

March[edit]

Record for the month 8-6-0-2 (Home 2-5-0-0 Away 6-1-0-2)

No. R Date Score Opponent Record
65 L March 2, 2004 0–3 Columbus Blue Jackets (2003–04) 20–28–13–4
66 W March 5, 2004 3–2 OT @ Atlanta Thrashers (2003–04) 21–28–13–4
67 L March 6, 2004 1–4 New Jersey Devils (2003–04) 21–29–13–4
68 W March 8, 2004 4–1 @ Columbus Blue Jackets (2003–04) 22–29–13–4
69 L March 10, 2004 2–4 Tampa Bay Lightning (2003–04) 22–30–13–4
70 W March 12, 2004 4–2 Atlanta Thrashers (2003–04) 23–30–13–4
71 W March 13, 2004 5–1 @ Tampa Bay Lightning (2003–04) 24–30–13–4
72 L March 15, 2004 0–1 OT @ Atlanta Thrashers (2003–04) 24–30–13–5
73 W March 17, 2004 3–2 @ Chicago Blackhawks (2003–04) 25–30–13–5
74 L March 19, 2004 3–4 OT @ Pittsburgh Penguins (2003–04) 25–30–13–6
75 W March 20, 2004 3–2 OT @ Ottawa Senators (2003–04) 26–30–13–6
76 L March 23, 2004 2–4 Philadelphia Flyers (2003–04) 26–31–13–6
77 W March 25, 2004 3–2 Florida Panthers (2003–04) 27–31–13–6
78 W March 27, 2004 3–2 @ New York Islanders (2003–04) 28–31–13–6
79 L March 29, 2004 1–3 @ Florida Panthers (2003–04) 28–32–13–6
80 L March 30, 2004 2–3 Boston Bruins (2003–04) 28–33–13–6

April[edit]

Record for the month 0-1-1-0 (Home 0-1-0-0 Away 0-0-1-0)

No. R Date Score Opponent Record
81 L April 2, 2004 4–6 New York Islanders (2003–04) 28–34–13–6
82 T April 4, 2004 6–6 OT @ Florida Panthers (2003–04) 28–34–14–6

Playoffs[edit]

The Hurricanes missed the playoffs for the second consecutive year.

Player statistics[edit]

Forwards[edit]

Note: GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; PIM = Penalty Minutes

Player GP G A Pts +/- PIM
Josef Vasicek 82 19 26 45 -3 60
Erik Cole 80 18 24 42 -4 93
Rod Brind'Amour 78 12 26 38 0 28
Jeff O'Neill 67 14 20 34 -12 60
Eric Staal 81 11 20 31 -6 40
Ron Francis 68 10 20 30 -12 14
Radim Vrbata 80 12 13 25 -10 24
Kevyn Adams 73 10 12 22 6 43
Justin Williams 32 5 13 18 2 32
Craig Adams 80 7 10 17 -5 69
Marty Murray 66 5 7 12 6 8
Pavel Brendl 18 5 3 8 0 8
Jesse Boulerice 76 6 1 7 -5 127
Ryan Bayda 44 3 3 6 -14 22
Jaroslav Svoboda 33 3 1 4 3 6
Michael Zigomanis 17 0 3 3 -1 2
Damian Surma 1 0 1 1 1 0
Joey Tetarenko 2 0 0 0 0 0
Brett Lysak 2 0 0 0 0 2
Tomas Kurka 3 0 0 0 0 0

Defensemen[edit]

Note: GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; PIM = Penalty Minutes

Player GP G A Pts +/- PIM
Sean Hill 80 13 26 29 -2 84
Bret Hedican 81 7 17 24 -10 64
Danny Markov 44 4 10 14 -6 37
Niclas Wallin 57 3 7 10 -8 51
Aaron Ward 49 3 5 8 1 37
Glen Wesley 74 0 6 6 18 32
Bob Boughner 43 0 5 5 -9 80
Allan Rourke 25 1 2 3 4 22
Bruno St. Jacques 35 0 2 2 -7 31
Brad Fast 1 1 0 1 1 0
Tomas Malec 2 0 0 0 -1 2

Goaltending[edit]

Note: GP = Games played; W = Wins; L = Losses; SO = Shutouts; GAA = Goals against average

Player GP W L OTL SO GAA
Kevin Weekes 66 23 30 5 6 2.33
Jamie Storr 14 0 8 1 0 2.91
Arturs Irbe 10 5 2 0 0 2.45

Awards and records[edit]

Transactions[edit]

Roster[edit]

Draft picks[edit]

Carolina's picks at the 2003 NHL Entry Draft in Nashville, Tennessee.The Hurricanes have the 2nd overall pick.

Round # Player Position Nationality College/Junior/Club Team (League)
1 2 Eric Staal C  Canada Peterborough Petes (OHL)
2 31 Danny Richmond RW  United States University of Michigan (NCAA)
4 102 Aaron Dawson D  United States Peterborough Petes (OHL)
4 126 Kevin Nastiuk G  Canada Medicine Hat Tigers (OHL)
4 130 Matej Trojovsky D  Czech Republic Regina Pats (WHL)
5 137 Tyson Strachan D  Canada Vernon Vipers (BCHL)
7 198 Shay Stephenson LW  Canada Red Deer Rebels (WHL)
8 230 Jamie Hoffmann C  United States Des Moines Buccaneers (USHL)
9 262 Ryan Rorabeck C  Canada Toronto St. Michael's Majors (OHL)

Farm teams[edit]

American Hockey League[edit]

The Lowell Lock Monsters are the Hurricanes American Hockey League affiliate for the 2003–04 AHL season.

ECHL[edit]

The Florida Everblades are the Hurricanes ECHL affiliate.

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.hockey-reference.com/leagues/NHL_2004.html
  2. ^ "2003-2004 Division Standings". National Hockey League. Retrieved March 26, 2012. 
  3. ^ "2003–2004 Standings by Conference". National Hockey League. Retrieved March 26, 2012. 

External links[edit]