2003–04 New York Islanders season

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2003–04 New York Islanders
Division 3rd Atlantic
Conference 8th Eastern
2003–04 record 38–29–11
Goals for 237
Goals against 210
Team information
General Manager Mike Milbury
Coach Steve Stirling
Captain Michael Peca
Arena Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
Average attendance 13,693 (84.3%)

The 2003–04 New York Islanders season was the 32nd season in the franchise's history.

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Final standings[edit]

Atlantic Division[1]
No. CR GP W L T OTL GF GA PTS
1 3 Philadelphia Flyers 82 40 21 15 6 229 186 101
2 6 New Jersey Devils 82 43 25 12 2 213 164 100
3 8 New York Islanders 82 38 29 11 4 237 210 91
4 13 New York Rangers 82 27 40 7 8 206 250 69
5 15 Pittsburgh Penguins 82 23 47 8 4 190 303 58

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[2]
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]

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

Playoffs[edit]

Playoff log[edit]

     Win      Loss      Win playoff series

2004 Stanley Cup playoffs

Player statistics[edit]

Skaters[8]
Goaltenders[8]
Regular season
Player GP TOI W L T/OT GA GAA SA SV SV% SO
DiPietro, RickRick DiPietro 50 2844 23 18 5 112 2.36 1261 1149 .911 5
Dubielewicz, WadeWade Dubielewicz 2 105 1 0 1 3 1.71 50 47 .940 0
Snow, GarthGarth Snow 39 2015 14 15 5 94 2.80 932 838 .899 1
Totals 82 4964 38 33 11 209 2.53 2243 2034 .907 6
Playoffs
Player GP TOI W L T/OT GA GAA SA SV SV% SO
DiPietro, RickRick DiPietro 5 303 1 4 N/A 11 2.18 120 109 .908 1
Totals 5 303 1 4 N/A 11 2.18 120 109 .908 1

Awards and records[edit]

Transactions[edit]

Roster[edit]

Draft picks[edit]

New York Islanders' had 9 picks in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft.[9]

Round # Player Pos Nationality College/Junior/Club Team (League)
1 15 Robert Nilsson Forward  Canada Leksands IF (Elitserien)
2 48 Dmitri Chernykh Right Wing  Russia Khimik Voskresensk (RSL)
2 53[a] Evgeni Tunik Forward  Russia Kristall Elektrostal (RUS)
2 58[b] Jeremy Colliton Center  Canada Prince Albert Raiders (WHL)
4 120 Stefan Blaho Right Wing  Slovakia Dukla Trencin Jr. (SVK Jr)
6 182 Bruno Gervais Defense  Canada Acadie-Bathurst Titan (QMJHL)
7 212 Denis Rehak Defense  Slovakia Dukla Trencin Jr. (SVK Jr)
8 238[c] Cody Blanshan Defense  United States University of Nebraska Omaha (CCHA)
8 246 Igor Volkov Right Wing  Russia Salavat Yulaev Ufa (RSL)
Draft notes[10]
  • a The Edmonton Oilers' second-round pick (originally from the Washington Capitals) went to the New York Islanders as a result of a March 11, 2003 trade that sent Brad Isbister and Raffi Torres to the Oilers in exchange for Janne Niinimaa and this pick.
  • b The St. Louis Blues' second-round pick went to the New York Islanders as a result of a March 11, 2003 trade that sent Chris Osgood and a 2003 third-round pick to the Blues in exchange for Justin Papineau and this pick.
  • The New York Islanders' third-round pick went to the St. Louis Blues as the result of a March 11, 2003 trade that sent Justin Papineau and a 2003 second-round pick to the Islanders in exchange for Chris Osgood and this pick.
  • The New York Islanders' fifth-round pick went to the Florida Panthers as the result of a March 19, 2002 trade that sent Darren Van Impe to the Islanders in exchange for this pick.
  • c Compensatory pick received from NHL as compensation for Group III free agent Kip Miller.
  • The New York Islanders' ninth-round pick went to the Florida Panthers as the result of an October 11, 2002 trade that sent Sven Butenschon to the Islanders in exchange for Juraj Kolnik and this pick.

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. ^ "Boxscore". SI.com. April 8, 2004. Retrieved June 25, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Boxscore". SI.com. April 10, 2004. Retrieved June 25, 2012. 
  5. ^ "Boxscore". SI.com. April 12, 2004. Retrieved June 25, 2012. 
  6. ^ "Boxscore". SI.com. April 14, 2004. Retrieved June 25, 2012. 
  7. ^ "Boxscore". SI.com. April 16, 2004. Retrieved June 25, 2012. 
  8. ^ a b "2003-04 New York Islanders Roster and Statistics". Hockey-Reference.com. 
  9. ^ "NHL Entry Draft Year by Year Results". NHL. Retrieved June 25, 2012. 
  10. ^ "2003 NHL Entry Draft Pick Transactions". Pro Sports Transactions. Retrieved June 25, 2012. 

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