2003–04 Colorado Avalanche season

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2003–04 Colorado Avalanche
Division 2nd Northwest
Conference 4th Western
2003–04 record 40–22–13
Goals for 236
Goals against 198
Team information
General Manager Pierre Lacroix
Coach Tony Granato
Captain Joe Sakic

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Final standings[edit]

Northwest Division[1]
No. CR GP W L T OTL GF GA PTS
1 3 Vancouver Canucks 82 43 24 10 5 235 194 101
2 4 Colorado Avalanche 82 40 22 13 7 235 198 100
3 6 Calgary Flames 82 42 30 7 3 200 176 94
4 9 Edmonton Oilers 82 36 29 12 5 221 208 89
5 10 Minnesota Wild 82 30 29 20 3 188 183 83

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.

Western Conference[2]
R Div GP W L T OTL GF GA Pts
1 P- Detroit Red Wings CE 82 48 21 11 2 255 189 109
2 Y- San Jose Sharks PA 82 43 21 12 6 255 183 104
3 Y- Vancouver Canucks NW 82 43 24 10 5 235 194 101
4 X- Colorado Avalanche NW 82 40 22 13 7 236 198 100
5 X- Dallas Stars PA 82 41 26 13 2 194 175 97
6 X- Calgary Flames NW 82 42 30 7 3 200 176 94
7 X- St. Louis Blues CE 82 39 30 11 2 191 198 91
8 X- Nashville Predators CE 82 38 29 11 4 216 217 91
8.5
9 Edmonton Oilers NW 82 36 29 12 5 221 208 89
10 Minnesota Wild NW 82 30 29 20 3 188 183 83
11 Los Angeles Kings PA 82 28 29 16 9 205 217 81
12 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim PA 82 29 35 10 8 184 213 76
13 Phoenix Coyotes PA 82 22 36 18 6 188 245 68
14 Columbus Blue Jackets CE 82 25 45 8 4 177 238 62
15 Chicago Blackhawks CE 82 20 43 11 8 188 259 59

Divisions: CE – Central, PA – Pacific, NW – Northwest

P- Clinched Presidents Trophy; Y- Clinched Division; X- Clinched Playoff spot


Schedule and results[edit]

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

Playoffs[edit]

Western Conference Quarterfinals: (4) Colorado Avalanche vs. (5) Dallas Stars[edit]

Colorado won series 4–1


Western Conference Semifinals: (2) San Jose Sharks vs. (4) Colorado Avalanche[edit]

San Jose won series 4–2


Player statistics[edit]

Regular season
Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
Sakic, JoeJoe Sakic C 81 33 54 87 42 11 13 1 3
Tanguay, AlexAlex Tanguay LW 69 25 54 79 42 30 7 0 5
Hejduk, MilanMilan Hejduk RW 82 35 40 75 20 19 16 0 6
Forsberg, PeterPeter Forsberg C 39 18 37 55 30 16 3 1 5
Blake, RobRob Blake D 74 13 33 46 61 6 8 0 3
Konowalchuk, SteveSteve Konowalchuk LW 76 19 20 39 70 2 3 0 3
Kariya, PaulPaul Kariya LW 51 11 25 36 22 -5 5 1 1
Liles, John-MichaelJohn-Michael Liles D 79 10 24 34 28 7 2 0 1
Selanne, TeemuTeemu Selanne RW 78 16 16 32 32 2 6 1 4
Foote, AdamAdam Foote D 73 8 22 30 87 13 5 0 1
Morris, DerekDerek Morris D 69 6 22 28 47 4 2 0 1
Skoula, MartinMartin Skoula D 58 2 14 16 30 2 0 0 0
Skrastins, KarlisKarlis Skrastins D 82 5 8 13 26 18 0 1 1
Moore, SteveSteve Moore C 57 5 7 12 37 -5 0 0 1
Nikolishin, AndreiAndrei Nikolishin C 49 5 7 12 24 3 1 0 0
Hinote, DanDan Hinote RW 59 4 7 11 57 -6 0 2 0
Barnaby, MatthewMatthew Barnaby RW 13 4 5 9 37 3 1 0 2
Brigley, TravisTravis Brigley LW 36 3 4 7 10 0 1 0 0
McCormick, CodyCody McCormick C/RW 44 2 3 5 73 -4 0 0 1
Worrell, PeterPeter Worrell LW 49 3 1 4 179 2 0 0 0
Larsen, BradBrad Larsen LW 26 2 2 4 11 2 0 0 0
Hendrickson, DarbyDarby Hendrickson C 20 1 3 4 6 -8 0 0 0
Gratton, ChrisChris Gratton C 13 2 1 3 18 1 0 0 0
Cummins, JimJim Cummins RW 55 1 2 3 147 -5 0 0 1
Svatos, MarekMarek Svatos RW 4 2 0 2 0 1 1 0 1
Clark, BrettBrett Clark D 12 1 1 2 6 3 0 0 0
Stephens, CharlieCharlie Stephens C/RW 6 0 2 2 4 -1 0 0 0
Aebischer, DavidDavid Aebischer G 62 0 1 1 4 0 0 0 0
Battaglia, BatesBates Battaglia LW 4 0 1 1 4 -1 0 0 0
Hahl, RikuRiku Hahl C 28 0 1 1 12 -7 0 0 0
Sauer, KurtKurt Sauer D 14 0 1 1 19 -3 0 0 0
Bonvie, DennisDennis Bonvie RW 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Boughner, BobBob Boughner D 11 0 0 0 8 -1 0 0 0
Krestanovich, JordanJordan Krestanovich LW 14 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 0
Kuleshov, MikhailMikhail Kuleshov LW 3 0 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0
McAllister, ChrisChris McAllister D 34 0 0 0 62 -2 0 0 0
Salo, TommyTommy Salo G 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Sauve, PhilippePhilippe Sauve G 17 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0
Vaananen, OssiOssi Vaananen D 12 0 0 0 2 -4 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T/OT GA GAA SO SA SV SV%
Aebischer, DavidDavid Aebischer 3703 62 32 19 9 129 2.09 4 1703 1574 .924
Sauve, PhilippePhilippe Sauve 986 17 7 7 3 50 3.04 0 479 429 .896
Salo, TommyTommy Salo 304 5 1 3 1 12 2.37 0 136 124 .912
Team: 4993 82 40 29 13 191 2.30 4 2318 2127 .918
Playoffs
Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
Sakic, JoeJoe Sakic C 11 7 5 12 8 0 1 1 2
Forsberg, PeterPeter Forsberg C 11 4 7 11 12 6 1 0 1
Hejduk, MilanMilan Hejduk RW 11 5 2 7 0 6 2 0 0
Svatos, MarekMarek Svatos RW 11 1 5 6 2 3 0 0 1
Blake, RobRob Blake D 9 0 5 5 6 0 0 0 0
Konowalchuk, SteveSteve Konowalchuk LW 11 4 0 4 12 -4 4 0 1
Tanguay, AlexAlex Tanguay LW 8 2 2 4 2 1 1 0 1
Boughner, BobBob Boughner D 11 0 4 4 6 5 0 0 0
Foote, AdamAdam Foote D 11 0 4 4 10 -2 0 0 0
Selanne, TeemuTeemu Selanne RW 10 0 3 3 2 -2 0 0 0
Barnaby, MatthewMatthew Barnaby RW 11 0 2 2 27 -3 0 0 0
Nikolishin, AndreiAndrei Nikolishin C 11 0 2 2 4 -3 0 0 0
Skrastins, KarlisKarlis Skrastins D 11 0 2 2 2 -2 0 0 0
Hahl, RikuRiku Hahl C 7 1 0 1 2 0 0 0 0
Hendrickson, DarbyDarby Hendrickson C 6 1 0 1 2 -1 0 0 0
Hinote, DanDan Hinote RW 11 1 0 1 0 2 0 1 0
Kariya, PaulPaul Kariya LW 1 0 1 1 0 -1 0 0 0
Liles, John-MichaelJohn-Michael Liles D 11 0 1 1 4 1 0 0 0
Vaananen, OssiOssi Vaananen D 11 0 1 1 18 3 0 0 0
Aebischer, DavidDavid Aebischer G 11 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0
Gratton, ChrisChris Gratton C 11 0 0 0 27 -1 0 0 0
Salo, TommyTommy Salo G 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0
Sauer, KurtKurt Sauer D 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L GA GAA SO SA SV SV%
Aebischer, DavidDavid Aebischer 662 11 6 5 23 2.08 1 295 272 .922
Salo, TommyTommy Salo 27 1 0 0 0 0.00 0 7 7 1.000
Team: 689 11 6 5 23 2.00 1 302 279 .924

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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 Colorado Avalanche Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com". hockey-reference.com. Retrieved 2009-07-10. 

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