2003–04 Colorado Avalanche season

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2003–04 Colorado Avalanche
Division 2nd Northwest
Conference 4th Western
2003–04 record 40–22–13–7
Goals for 236
Goals against 198
Team information
General Manager Pierre Lacroix
Coach Tony Granato
Captain Joe Sakic

The 2003–04 Colorado Avalanche season was the Avalanche's ninth season.

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 OTL 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 OTL 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 OTL 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 OTL 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 OTL 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 OTL 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 OTL 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
Joe Sakic C 81 33 54 87 42 11 13 1 3
Alex Tanguay LW 69 25 54 79 42 30 7 0 5
Milan Hejduk RW 82 35 40 75 20 19 16 0 6
Peter Forsberg C 39 18 37 55 30 16 3 1 5
Rob Blake D 74 13 33 46 61 6 8 0 3
Steve Konowalchuk LW 76 19 20 39 70 2 3 0 3
Paul Kariya LW 51 11 25 36 22 -5 5 1 1
John-Michael Liles D 79 10 24 34 28 7 2 0 1
Teemu Selanne RW 78 16 16 32 32 2 6 1 4
Adam Foote D 73 8 22 30 87 13 5 0 1
Derek Morris D 69 6 22 28 47 4 2 0 1
Martin Skoula D 58 2 14 16 30 2 0 0 0
Karlis Skrastins D 82 5 8 13 26 18 0 1 1
Steve Moore C 57 5 7 12 37 -5 0 0 1
Andrei Nikolishin C 49 5 7 12 24 3 1 0 0
Dan Hinote RW 59 4 7 11 57 -6 0 2 0
Matthew Barnaby RW 13 4 5 9 37 3 1 0 2
Travis Brigley LW 36 3 4 7 10 0 1 0 0
Cody McCormick C/RW 44 2 3 5 73 -4 0 0 1
Peter Worrell LW 49 3 1 4 179 2 0 0 0
Brad Larsen LW 26 2 2 4 11 2 0 0 0
Darby Hendrickson C 20 1 3 4 6 -8 0 0 0
Chris Gratton C 13 2 1 3 18 1 0 0 0
Jim Cummins RW 55 1 2 3 147 -5 0 0 1
Marek Svatos RW 4 2 0 2 0 1 1 0 1
Brett Clark D 12 1 1 2 6 3 0 0 0
Charlie Stephens C/RW 6 0 2 2 4 -1 0 0 0
David Aebischer G 62 0 1 1 4 0 0 0 0
Bates Battaglia LW 4 0 1 1 4 -1 0 0 0
Riku Hahl C 28 0 1 1 12 -7 0 0 0
Kurt Sauer D 14 0 1 1 19 -3 0 0 0
Dennis Bonvie RW 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Bob Boughner D 11 0 0 0 8 -1 0 0 0
Jordan Krestanovich LW 14 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 0
Mikhail Kuleshov LW 3 0 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0
Chris McAllister D 34 0 0 0 62 -2 0 0 0
Tommy Salo G 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Philippe Sauve G 17 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0
Ossi 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%
David Aebischer 3703 62 32 19 9 129 2.09 4 1703 1574 .924
Philippe Sauve 986 17 7 7 3 50 3.04 0 479 429 .896
Tommy 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
Joe Sakic C 11 7 5 12 8 0 1 1 2
Peter Forsberg C 11 4 7 11 12 6 1 0 1
Milan Hejduk RW 11 5 2 7 0 6 2 0 0
Marek Svatos RW 11 1 5 6 2 3 0 0 1
Rob Blake D 9 0 5 5 6 0 0 0 0
Steve Konowalchuk LW 11 4 0 4 12 -4 4 0 1
Alex Tanguay LW 8 2 2 4 2 1 1 0 1
Bob Boughner D 11 0 4 4 6 5 0 0 0
Adam Foote D 11 0 4 4 10 -2 0 0 0
Teemu Selanne RW 10 0 3 3 2 -2 0 0 0
Matthew Barnaby RW 11 0 2 2 27 -3 0 0 0
Andrei Nikolishin C 11 0 2 2 4 -3 0 0 0
Karlis Skrastins D 11 0 2 2 2 -2 0 0 0
Riku Hahl C 7 1 0 1 2 0 0 0 0
Darby Hendrickson C 6 1 0 1 2 -1 0 0 0
Dan Hinote RW 11 1 0 1 0 2 0 1 0
Paul Kariya LW 1 0 1 1 0 -1 0 0 0
John-Michael Liles D 11 0 1 1 4 1 0 0 0
Ossi Vaananen D 11 0 1 1 18 3 0 0 0
David Aebischer G 11 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0
Chris Gratton C 11 0 0 0 27 -1 0 0 0
Tommy Salo G 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0
Kurt Sauer D 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L GA GAA SO SA SV SV%
David Aebischer 662 11 6 5 23 2.08 1 295 272 .922
Tommy 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]

Colorado's draft picks at the 2003 NHL Entry Draft held at the Gaylord Entertainment Center in Nashville, Tennessee.

Round # Player Nationality College/Junior/Club Team (League)
2 63 David Liffiton  Canada Plymouth Whalers (OHL)
4 131 David Svagrovsky  Czech Republic Seattle Thunderbirds (WHL)
5 146 Mark McCutcheon  United States New England Junior Falcons (EJHL)
5 163 Brad Richardson  Canada Owen Sound Attack (OHL)
7 204 Linus Videll  Sweden Sodertalje SK (Sweden)
7 225 Brett Hemingway  Canada Coquitlam Express (BCHL)
8 257 Darryl Yacboski  Canada Regina Pats (WHL)
9 288 David Jones  Canada Coquitlam Express (BCHL)

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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