2003–04 Tampa Bay Lightning season

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2003–04 Tampa Bay Lightning
Stanley Cup champions
Eastern Conference champions
Southeast Division champions
Division 1st Southeast
Conference 1st Eastern
2003–04 record 46–22–8–6
Home record 24–10–4–3
Road record 22–12–4–3
Goals for 245
Goals against 192
Team information
General Manager Jay Feaster
Coach John Tortorella
Captain Dave Andreychuk
Alternate captains Vincent Lecavalier
Fredrik Modin
Arena St. Pete Times Forum
Average attendance 17,820 (92.79%)
Team leaders
Goals Martin St. Louis (38)
Assists Martin St. Louis (56)
Points Martin St. Louis (94)
Penalties in minutes Chris Dingman (140)
Wins Nikolai Khabibulin (28)
Goals against average John Grahame (2.06)

The 2003–04 Tampa Bay Lightning season was the 12th National Hockey League season in Tampa, Florida. The Lightning won their first Stanley Cup this season.

Offseason[edit]

The Lightning did not have a first-round pick. For their first pick, they chose Mike Egener in the second round, 35th over-all.

Regular season[edit]

On Saturday, December 27, 2003, the Lightning scored three short-handed goals in a 4-2 win over the Boston Bruins.[1]

The Lightning finished the regular season having tied the Detroit Red Wings for the most short-handed goals scored, with 15.[2]

Season standings[edit]

Southeast Division[3]
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.


This was 10 years before the three worst Eastern Conference teams this year became the top three in the Eastern Conference, basically.

Eastern Conference[4]
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


Game log[edit]

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

[5]

Player stats[edit]

Forwards[edit]

Note: GP= Games played; G= Goals; A= Assists; PTS = Points; PIM = Points

Player GP G A PTS PIM
Martin St. Louis 82 38 56 94 24
Cory Stillman 81 25 55 80 36
Brad Richards 82 26 53 79 12
Vincent Lecavalier 81 32 34 66 52
Fredrik Modin 82 29 28 57 32
Dave Andreychuk 82 21 18 39 42
Ruslan Fedotenko 77 17 22 39 30
Tim Taylor 82 7 15 22 25
Dmitry Afanasenkov 71 6 10 16 12
Martin Cibak 63 2 7 9 30
Chris Dingman 74 1 5 6 140
Shane Willis 12 0 6 6 2
Alexandr Svitov 11 0 3 3 4
Andre Roy 33 1 1 2 78
Eric Perrin 4 0 0 0 0

Defensemen[edit]

Note: GP= Games played; G= Goals; A= Assists; PTS = Points; PIM = Points

Player GP G A PTS PIM
Dan Boyle 78 9 30 39 60
Pavel Kubina 81 17 18 35 85
Brad Lukowich 79 5 14 19 24
Cory Sarich 82 3 16 19 89
Ben Clymer 66 2 8 10 50
Jassen Cullimore 79 2 5 7 58
Darryl Sydor 31 1 6 7 6
Nolan Pratt 58 1 3 4 42
Darren Rumble 5 0 0 0 2
Stan Neckar -- -- -- -- --

Goaltending[edit]

Note: GP= Games played; W= Wins; L= Losses; T = Ties; SO = Shutouts; GAA = Goals Against

Player GP W L T SO GAA
Nikolai Khabibulin 55 28 19 7 3 2.33
John Grahame 29 18 9 1 1 2.06

Playoffs[edit]

2004 Stanley Cup playoffs

Awards and records[edit]

  • Brad Richards, Conn Smythe Trophy
  • Brad Richards, Lady Byng Memorial Trophy
  • Martin St. Louis, Art Ross Trophy
  • Martin St. Louis, Hart Memorial Trophy
  • Martin St. Louis, Lester B. Pearson Award
  • Martin St. Louis, NHL Plus/Minus Award, (shared with Marek Malik of the Vancouver Canucks)
  • John Tortorella, Jack Adams Award

Transactions[edit]

Draft picks[edit]

NHL draft[edit]

Round # Player Position Nationality College/junior/club team
2 34 Mike Egener Defence  Germany Calgary Hitmen (WHL)
2 41 Matt Smaby Defence  United States Shattuck-Saint Mary's (Midget Major AAA)
3 96 Jonathan Boutin Goalie  Canada Halifax Mooseheads (QMJHL)
6 192 Doug O'Brien Defense  Canada Hull Olympiques (QMJHL)
7 224 Gerald Coleman Goalie  United States London Knights (OHL)
7 227 Jay Rosehill Left Wing  Canada Olds Grizzlys (AJHL)
8 255 Raimonds Danilics Forward  Latvia Stalkers (LHL)
8 256 Brady Greco Defense  United States Chicago Steel (USHL)
9 273 Albert Vishnyakov Left Wing  Russia Ak Bars Kazan (KHL)
9 286 Zbyněk Hrdel Center  Czech Republic Rimouski Océanic (QMJHL)
9 287 Nick Tarnasky Center  Canada Lethbridge Hurricanes (WHL)

Farm teams[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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