2003–04 Nashville Predators season

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For the first time in Nashville history, they qualified for the Stanley Cup Playoffs, losing to the Detroit Red Wings in the first round.

2003–04 Nashville Predators
Division 3rd Central
Conference 8th Western
2003–04 record 38–29–11
Goals for 216
Goals against 217
Team information
General Manager David Poile
Coach Barry Trotz
Captain Greg Johnson

Off-season[edit]

Regular season[edit]

The Predators had the most power-play opportunities of all 30 teams in the League, with 428.[1]

Final standings[edit]

Central Division[2]
No. CR GP W L T OTL GF GA Pts
1 1 Detroit Red Wings 82 48 21 11 2 255 189 109
2 7 St. Louis Blues 82 39 30 11 2 191 198 91
3 8 Nashville Predators 82 38 29 11 4 216 217 91
4 14 Columbus Blue Jackets 82 25 45 8 4 177 238 62
5 15 Chicago Blackhawks 82 20 43 11 8 188 259 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.

Western Conference[3]
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


Game log[edit]

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

Playoffs[edit]

Western Conference Quarterfinals[edit]

(1) Detroit Red Wings vs. (8) Nashville Predators[edit]

Game 1- Detroit 3 Nashville 1

Game 2- Detroit 2 Nashville 1

Game 3- Nashville 3 Detroit 1

Game 4- Nashville 3 Detroit 0

Game 5- Detroit 4 Nashville 1

Game 6- Nashville 0 Detroit 2

Detroit wins series 4-2

Player stats[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
Walker, ScottScott Walker RW 75 25 42 67 94 4 9 3 3
Zidlicky, MarekMarek Zidlicky D 82 14 39 53 82 -16 9 0 4
Erat, MartinMartin Erat RW 76 16 33 49 38 10 4 0 2
Legwand, DavidDavid Legwand C 82 18 29 47 46 9 5 1 5
Timonen, KimmoKimmo Timonen D 77 12 32 44 52 -7 8 0 1
Orszagh, VladimirVladimir Orszagh RW 82 16 21 37 74 -4 2 2 3
Hartnell, ScottScott Hartnell LW 59 18 15 33 87 -5 5 0 3
Johnson, GregGreg Johnson C 82 14 18 32 33 -21 1 4 4
Sullivan, SteveSteve Sullivan RW 24 9 21 30 12 8 7 0 0
Hall, AdamAdam Hall RW 79 13 14 27 37 -8 6 0 1
Johansson, AndreasAndreas Johansson C 47 12 15 27 26 -2 3 1 1
Hamhuis, DanDan Hamhuis D 80 7 19 26 57 -12 2 0 4
Arkhipov, DenisDenis Arkhipov C 72 9 12 21 22 -2 3 0 3
Murray, RemRem Murray C/LW 39 8 9 17 12 -1 0 2 1
York, JasonJason York D 67 2 13 15 64 -4 0 0 1
Eaton, MarkMark Eaton D 75 4 9 13 26 16 0 0 1
Stevenson, JeremyJeremy Stevenson LW 53 5 4 9 103 -2 3 0 0
Hutchinson, AndrewAndrew Hutchinson D 18 4 4 8 4 1 2 0 1
Tootoo, JordinJordin Tootoo RW 70 4 4 8 137 -6 2 0 0
Smith, WyattWyatt Smith C 18 3 1 4 2 2 0 1 0
McKenzie, JimJim McKenzie LW 61 1 3 4 88 -13 0 0 0
Allison, JamieJamie Allison D 47 0 3 3 76 -7 0 0 0
Schnabel, RobertRobert Schnabel D 20 0 3 3 34 6 0 0 0
Zholtok, SergeiSergei Zholtok C 11 1 1 2 0 -2 0 0 0
Hnidy, ShaneShane Hnidy D 9 0 2 2 10 3 0 0 0
Morgan, JasonJason Morgan C 6 0 2 2 2 0 0 0 0
Vokoun, TomasTomas Vokoun G 73 0 2 2 35 0 0 0 0
Gamache, SimonSimon Gamache C 7 1 0 1 0 -3 1 0 0
Kloucek, TomasTomas Kloucek D 5 0 1 1 10 3 0 0 0
Neckar, StanStan Neckar D 1 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 0
Upshall, ScottieScottie Upshall LW 7 0 1 1 0 -2 0 0 0
Bombardir, BradBrad Bombardir D 13 0 0 0 4 1 0 0 0
Brookbank, WadeWade Brookbank LW 9 0 0 0 38 -4 0 0 0
Darche, MathieuMathieu Darche LW 2 0 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0
Farrell, MikeMike Farrell RW 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Fiddler, VernonVernon Fiddler C 17 0 0 0 23 -6 0 0 0
Mason, ChrisChris Mason G 17 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0
Pivko, LiborLibor Pivko LW 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Shishkanov, TimofeiTimofei Shishkanov LW 2 0 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T/OT GA GAA SO SA SV SV%
Vokoun, TomasTomas Vokoun 4221 73 34 29 10 178 2.53 3 1958 1780 .909
Mason, ChrisChris Mason 744 17 4 4 1 27 2.18 1 365 338 .926
Team: 4965 82 38 33 11 205 2.48 4 2323 2118 .912

Playoffs[edit]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
Hall, AdamAdam Hall RW 6 2 1 3 2 3 0 0 1
Hartnell, ScottScott Hartnell LW 6 1 2 3 2 3 0 0 0
Johnson, GregGreg Johnson C 6 1 2 3 0 4 0 0 0
York, JasonJason York D 6 0 3 3 4 2 0 0 0
Orszagh, VladimirVladimir Orszagh RW 6 2 0 2 4 -2 0 0 0
Sullivan, SteveSteve Sullivan RW 6 1 1 2 6 -4 0 0 1
Hamhuis, DanDan Hamhuis D 6 0 2 2 6 -2 0 0 0
Legwand, DavidDavid Legwand C 6 1 0 1 8 1 0 1 0
Zholtok, SergeiSergei Zholtok C 6 1 0 1 0 -3 1 0 0
Bombardir, BradBrad Bombardir D 6 0 1 1 2 1 0 0 0
Erat, MartinMartin Erat RW 6 0 1 1 6 -2 0 0 0
Walker, ScottScott Walker RW 6 0 1 1 6 -3 0 0 0
Eaton, MarkMark Eaton D 6 0 0 0 2 -2 0 0 0
Hnidy, ShaneShane Hnidy D 5 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 0
Johansson, AndreasAndreas Johansson C 6 0 0 0 0 -3 0 0 0
McKenzie, JimJim McKenzie LW 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Stevenson, JeremyJeremy Stevenson LW 6 0 0 0 8 -1 0 0 0
Timonen, KimmoKimmo Timonen D 6 0 0 0 10 -3 0 0 0
Tootoo, JordinJordin Tootoo RW 5 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0
Vokoun, TomasTomas Vokoun G 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Zidlicky, MarekMarek Zidlicky D 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L GA GAA SO SA SV SV%
Vokoun, TomasTomas Vokoun 356 6 2 4 12 2.02 1 197 185 .939
Team: 356 6 2 4 12 2.02 1 197 185 .939

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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/OT = Ties/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]

  • Podnieks, Andrew (2000). The NHL All-Star Game: 50 years of the great tradition. Toronto: HarperCollins. ISBN 0-00-200058-X. 
  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. 
  4. ^ "2003–04 Nashville Predators Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com". hockey-reference.com. Retrieved 2009-06-15. 

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