2003–04 Toronto Maple Leafs season

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2003–04 Toronto Maple Leafs
Division 2nd Northeast
Conference 4th Eastern
2003–04 record 45–24–10–3
Goals for 242
Goals against 204
Team information
General Manager John Ferguson, Jr.
Coach Pat Quinn
Captain Mats Sundin
Alternate captains Bryan McCabe
Gary Roberts
Arena Air Canada Centre
Team leaders
Goals Mats Sundin (31)
Assists Mats Sundin (44)
Points Mats Sundin (75)
Penalties in minutes Tie Domi (208)
Wins Ed Belfour (34)
Goals against average Ed Belfour (2.13)

The 2003–04 Toronto Maple Leafs season, the club's 87th season of existence and 77th as the Maple Leafs, saw the team finish in second place in the Northeast Division with a record of 45 wins, 24 losses, 10 ties and three overtime losses for 103 points. It was the highest point total in franchise history, beating out the 100 points earned by the 1999–2000 team. The Leafs defeated their provincial rivals, the Ottawa Senators, in seven games in the Conference Quarter-finals before falling to the Philadelphia Flyers four games to two in the Conference Semi-finals. The Leafs did not qualify for the playoffs again until the 2012–13 season.

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

Northeast Division[1]
No. CR GP W L T OTL GF GA Pts
1 2 Boston Bruins 82 41 19 15 7 209 188 104
2 4 Toronto Maple Leafs 82 45 24 10 3 242 204 103
3 5 Ottawa Senators 82 43 23 10 6 262 189 102
4 7 Montreal Canadiens 82 41 30 7 4 208 192 93
5 9 Buffalo Sabres 82 37 34 7 4 220 221 85

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 11, 2003 0–4 Montreal Canadiens (2003–04) 0–1–0–0
2 T October 13, 2003 2–2 OT Washington Capitals (2003–04) 0–1–1–0
3 T October 16, 2003 2–2 OT @ New Jersey Devils (2003–04) 0–1–2–0
4 W October 18, 2003 1–0 @ Montreal Canadiens (2003–04) 1–1–2–0
5 L October 20, 2003 2–5 @ New York Islanders (2003–04) 1–2–2–0
6 W October 22, 2003 3–1 @ Dallas Stars (2003–04) 2–2–2–0
7 W October 23, 2003 5–4 @ Phoenix Coyotes (2003–04) 3–2–2–0
8 W October 25, 2003 4–1 Washington Capitals (2003–04) 4–2–2–0
9 L October 27, 2003 2–3 OT Atlanta Thrashers (2003–04) 4–2–2–1
10 L October 30, 2003 3–5 @ Buffalo Sabres (2003–04) 4–3–2–1
11 L November 1, 2003 † 1–7 Philadelphia Flyers (2003–04) 4–4–2–1
12 W November 2, 2003 2–1 @ Carolina Hurricanes (2003–04) 5–4–2–1
13 W November 4, 2003 4–2 Pittsburgh Penguins (2003–04) 6–4–2–1
14 T November 7, 2003 1–1 OT @ New Jersey Devils (2003–04) 6–4–3–1
15 W November 8, 2003 4–1 Edmonton Oilers (2003–04) 7–4–3–1
16 L November 12, 2003 1–5 @ Mighty Ducks of Anaheim (2003–04) 7–5–3–1
17 T November 13, 2003 4–4 OT @ Los Angeles Kings (2003–04) 7–5–4–1
18 T November 15, 2003 2–2 OT @ San Jose Sharks (2003–04) 7–5–5–1
19 L November 18, 2003 2–3 OT @ Calgary Flames (2003–04) 7–5–5–2
20 L November 20, 2003 2–3 @ Edmonton Oilers (2003–04) 7–6–5–2
21 W November 22, 2003 5–3 @ Vancouver Canucks (2003–04) 8–6–5–2
22 W November 24, 2003 2–1 Vancouver Canucks (2003–04) 9–6–5–2
23 W November 27, 2003 3–1 @ Atlanta Thrashers (2003–04) 10–6–5–2
24 W November 29, 2003 2–1 @ Ottawa Senators (2003–04) 11–6–5–2
25 W November 30, 2003 4–2 @ New York Rangers (2003–04) 12–6–5–2
26 W December 2, 2003 5–4 New York Rangers (2003–04) 13–6–5–2
27 W December 4, 2003 6–0 @ Boston Bruins (2003–04) 14–6–5–2
28 W December 6, 2003 5–2 Detroit Red Wings (2003–04) 15–6–5–2
29 L December 9, 2003 2–3 OT St. Louis Blues (2003–04) 15–6–5–3
30 W December 11, 2003 1–0 @ Minnesota Wild (2003–04) 16–6–5–3
31 W December 13, 2003 3–1 New York Rangers (2003–04) 17–6–5–3
32 W December 16, 2003 3–0 Tampa Bay Lightning (2003–04) 18–6–5–3
33 T December 19, 2003 2–2 OT @ Washington Capitals (2003–04) 18–6–6–3
34 W December 20, 2003 4–2 Montreal Canadiens (2003–04) 19–6–6–3
35 W December 23, 2003 5–2 Florida Panthers (2003–04) 20–6–6–3
36 W December 26, 2003 6–5 OT @ New York Rangers (2003–04) 21–6–6–3
37 L December 27, 2003 1–3 @ New York Islanders (2003–04) 21–7–6–3
38 T December 29, 2003 4–4 OT @ Florida Panthers (2003–04) 21–7–7–3
39 L January 1, 2004 2–3 @ Boston Bruins (2003–04) 21–8–7–3
40 T January 3, 2004 3–3 OT Buffalo Sabres (2003–04) 21–8–8–3
41 W January 5, 2004 5–0 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (2003–04) 22–8–8–3
42 W January 6, 2004 2–1 Nashville Predators (2003–04) 23–8–8–3
43 L January 8, 2004 1–7 Ottawa Senators (2003–04) 23–9–8–3
44 L January 10, 2004 0–1 New Jersey Devils (2003–04) 23–10–8–3
45 W January 13, 2004 4–1 Calgary Flames (2003–04) 24–10–8–3
46 L January 16, 2004 1–4 @ Philadelphia Flyers (2003–04) 24–11–8–3
47 L January 17, 2004 0–4 Philadelphia Flyers (2003–04) 24–12–8–3
48 W January 20, 2004 2–0 New York Islanders (2003–04) 25–12–8–3
49 W January 21, 2004 3–2 @ Washington Capitals (2003–04) 26–12–8–3
50 W January 24, 2004 4–1 @ Montreal Canadiens (2003–04) 27–12–8–3
51 L January 27, 2004 0–2 Carolina Hurricanes (2003–04) 27–13–8–3
52 W January 30, 2004 4–1 @ Atlanta Thrashers (2003–04) 28–13–8–3
53 W January 31, 2004 5–1 Ottawa Senators (2003–04) 29–13–8–3
54 L February 3, 2004 1–4 Chicago Blackhawks (2003–04) 29–14–8–3
55 W February 5, 2004 5–4 OT @ Ottawa Senators (2003–04) 30–14–8–3
56 T February 10, 2004 4–4 OT @ Tampa Bay Lightning (2003–04) 30–14–9–3
57 W February 12, 2004 4–1 Columbus Blue Jackets (2003–04) 31–14–9–3
58 L February 14, 2004 4–6 Buffalo Sabres (2003–04) 31–15–9–3
59 W February 16, 2004 8–4 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (2003–04) 32–15–9–3
60 L February 17, 2004 2–5 Boston Bruins (2003–04) 32–16–9–3
61 W February 19, 2004 2–1 OT @ Carolina Hurricanes (2003–04) 33–16–9–3
62 W February 21, 2004 5–4 Montreal Canadiens (2003–04) 34–16–9–3
63 L February 23, 2004 1–2 Carolina Hurricanes (2003–04) 34–17–9–3
64 L February 25, 2004 0–4 @ Florida Panthers (2003–04) 34–18–9–3
65 L February 26, 2004 3–4 @ Tampa Bay Lightning (2003–04) 34–19–9–3
66 W February 28, 2004 3–0 New Jersey Devils (2003–04) 35–19–9–3
67 W March 2, 2004 3–2 Boston Bruins (2003–04) 36–19–9–3
68 W March 4, 2004 6–2 New York Islanders (2003–04) 37–19–9–3
69 L March 6, 2004 1–5 Buffalo Sabres (2003–04) 37–20–9–3
70 W March 9, 2004 5–0 Florida Panthers (2003–04) 38–20–9–3
71 L March 11, 2004 2–3 Pittsburgh Penguins (2003–04) 38–21–9–3
72 L March 13, 2004 3–4 @ Montreal Canadiens (2003–04) 38–22–9–3
73 W March 15, 2004 6–5 OT @ Buffalo Sabres (2003–04) 39–22–9–3
74 L March 16, 2004 1–2 Boston Bruins (2003–04) 39–23–9–3
75 W March 18, 2004 3–2 @ Philadelphia Flyers (2003–04) 40–23–9–3
76 W March 20, 2004 5–2 Colorado Avalanche (2003–04) 41–23–9–3
77 L March 23, 2004 2–7 Tampa Bay Lightning (2003–04) 41–24–9–3
78 W March 25, 2004 3–0 @ Boston Bruins (2003–04) 42–24–9–3
79 T March 27, 2004 2–2 OT Ottawa Senators (2003–04) 42–24–10–3
80 W March 29, 2004 4–2 Atlanta Thrashers (2003–04) 43–24–10–3
81 W April 2, 2004 2–0 @ Buffalo Sabres (2003–04) 44–24–10–3
82 W April 3, 2004 6–0 @ Ottawa Senators (2003–04) 45–24–10–3

Playoff bracket[edit]

  Conference Quarterfinals Conference Semifinals Conference Finals Stanley Cup Finals
                                     
1  Tampa Bay Lightning 4     1  Tampa Bay Lightning 4  
8  New York Islanders 1     7  Montreal Canadiens 0  


2  Boston Bruins 3 Eastern Conference
7  Montreal Canadiens 4  
    1  Tampa Bay Lightning 4  
  3  Philadelphia Flyers 3  
3  Philadelphia Flyers 4  
6  New Jersey Devils 1  
4  Toronto Maple Leafs 4   3  Philadelphia Flyers 4
5  Ottawa Senators 3     4  Toronto Maple Leafs 2  


  E1  Tampa Bay Lightning 4
(Pairings are re-seeded after the first round.)
  W6  Calgary Flames 3
1  Detroit Red Wings 4     1  Detroit Red Wings 2
8  Nashville Predators 2     6  Calgary Flames 4  
2  San Jose Sharks 4
7  St. Louis Blues 1  
  6  Calgary Flames 4
  2  San Jose Sharks 2  
3  Vancouver Canucks 3  
6  Calgary Flames 4   Western Conference
4  Colorado Avalanche 4   2  San Jose Sharks 4
5  Dallas Stars 1     4  Colorado Avalanche 2  
  • During the first three rounds home ice is determined by seeding number, not position on the bracket. In the Finals the team with the better regular season record has home ice.

Player statistics[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Scoring
Player GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
Sundin, MatsMats Sundin 81 31 44 75 52 11 11 1 10
McCabe, BryanBryan McCabe 75 16 37 53 86 22 8 0 2
Joe Nieuwendyk 64 22 28 50 26 7 10 1 5
Roberts, GaryGary Roberts 72 28 20 48 84 9 11 1 7
Nolan, OwenOwen Nolan 65 19 29 48 110 4 7 2 3
Tucker, DarcyDarcy Tucker 64 21 11 32 68 4 8 1 2
Antropov, NikNik Antropov 62 13 18 31 62 7 1 1 2
Kaberle, TomasTomas Kaberle 71 3 28 31 18 16 0 0 1
Reichel, RobertRobert Reichel 69 11 19 30 30 2 2 0 2
Mogilny, AlexanderAlexander Mogilny 37 8 22 30 12 9 4 1 1
Klee, KenKen Klee 66 4 25 29 36 -1 3 0 1
Ponikarovsky, AlexeiAlexei Ponikarovsky 73 9 19 28 44 14 1 0 2
Stajan, MattMatt Stajan 69 14 13 27 22 7 0 0 0
Renberg, MikaelMikael Renberg 59 12 13 25 50 -1 2 0 1
Domi, TieTie Domi 80 7 13 20 208 -2 1 0 0
Pilar, KarelKarel Pilar 50 2 17 19 22 2 1 0 1
Fitzgerald, TomTom Fitzgerald 69 7 10 17 52 -2 1 0 1
Leetch, BrianBrian Leetch 15 2 13 15 10 11 1 0 1
Francis, RonRon Francis 12 3 7 10 0 3 2 0 1
Berg, AkiAki Berg 79 2 7 9 40 -1 0 0 0
Jackman, RicRic Jackman 29 2 4 6 13 -11 1 0 1
Johansson, CalleCalle Johansson 8 0 6 6 0 5 0 0 0
Marchment, BryanBryan Marchment 75 1 3 4 106 4 0 0 0
Druken, HaroldHarold Druken 9 0 4 4 2 4 0 0 0
Berehowsky, DrakeDrake Berehowsky 9 1 2 3 17 5 0 0 0
Perrott, NathanNathan Perrott 40 1 2 3 116 -1 0 0 0
Belak, WadeWade Belak 34 1 1 2 109 0 0 0 0
Johnson, CraigCraig Johnson 10 1 1 2 6 0 0 0 0
Kilger, ChadChad Kilger 5 1 1 2 2 2 0 0 1
Belfour, EdEd Belfour 59 0 2 2 16 0 0 0 0
Kidd, TrevorTrevor Kidd 15 0 2 2 2 0 0 0 0
Colaiacovo, CarloCarlo Colaiacovo 2 0 1 1 2 1 0 0 0
Hedin, PierrePierre Hedin 3 0 1 1 0 -1 0 0 0
Holden, JoshJosh Holden 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Kondratiev, MaximMaxim Kondratiev 7 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0
Leeb, BradBrad Leeb 1 0 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0
Tellqvist, MikaelMikael Tellqvist 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Wellwood, KyleKyle Wellwood 1 0 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0
Wilm, ClarkeClarke Wilm 10 0 0 0 7 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO SA SV SV%
Belfour, EdEd Belfour 3444 59 34 19 6 122 2.13 10 1483 1361 .918
Kidd, TrevorTrevor Kidd 883 15 6 5 2 48 3.26 1 388 340 .876
Tellqvist, MikaelMikael Tellqvist 647 11 5 3 2 31 2.87 0 293 262 .894
Team: 4974 82 45 27 10 201 2.42 11 2164 1963 .907

Playoffs[edit]

Scoring
Player GP G A Pts PIM PPG SHG GWG
Sundin, MatsMats Sundin 9 4 5 9 8 0 0 1
Roberts, GaryGary Roberts 13 4 4 8 10 2 0 1
McCabe, BryanBryan McCabe 13 3 5 8 14 2 0 0
Leetch, BrianBrian Leetch 13 0 8 8 6 0 0 0
Nieuwendyk, JoeJoe Nieuwendyk 9 6 0 6 4 1 0 2
Mogilny, AlexanderAlexander Mogilny 13 2 4 6 8 0 0 0
Domi, TieTie Domi 13 2 2 4 41 0 0 1
Ponikarovsky, AlexeiAlexei Ponikarovsky 13 1 3 4 8 0 0 1
Francis, RonRon Francis 12 0 4 4 2 0 0 0
Kilger, ChadChad Kilger 13 2 1 3 0 0 0 0
Kaberle, TomasTomas Kaberle 13 0 3 3 6 0 0 0
Tucker, DarcyDarcy Tucker 12 2 0 2 14 1 0 0
Antropov, NikNik Antropov 13 0 2 2 18 0 0 0
Reichel, RobertRobert Reichel 12 0 2 2 8 0 0 0
Pilar, KarelKarel Pilar 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0
Wilm, ClarkeClarke Wilm 5 0 1 1 2 0 0 0
Belak, WadeWade Belak 4 0 0 0 14 0 0 0
Belfour, EdEd Belfour 13 0 0 0 8 0 0 0
Berg, AkiAki Berg 10 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
Fitzgerald, TomTom Fitzgerald 10 0 0 0 6 0 0 0
Johansson, CalleCalle Johansson 4 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
Kidd, TrevorTrevor Kidd 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Klee, KenKen Klee 11 0 0 0 6 0 0 0
Marchment, BryanBryan Marchment 13 0 0 0 8 0 0 0
Renberg, MikaelMikael Renberg 2 0 0 0 4 0 0 0
Stajan, MattMatt Stajan 3 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L GA GAA SO SA SV SV%
Belfour, EdEd Belfour 774 13 6 7 27 2.09 3 379 352 .929
Kidd, TrevorTrevor Kidd 33 1 0 0 1 1.82 0 11 10 .909
Team: 807 13 6 7 28 2.08 3 390 362 .928

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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]

Records[edit]

Milestones[edit]

Transactions[edit]

The Maple Leafs have been involved in the following transactions during the 2003–04 season.

Trades[edit]

February 11, 2004 To Pittsburgh Penguins
Ric Jackman
To Toronto Maple Leafs
Drake Berehowsky
March 3, 2004 To New York Rangers
Maxim Kondratiev
Jarkko Immonen
1st round pick in 2004 (Kris Chucko)
2nd round pick in 2005 (Michael Sauer)
To Toronto Maple Leafs
Brian Leetch
4th round pick in 2004 (Roman Kukumberg)
March 9, 2004 To Carolina Hurricanes
4th round pick in 2005 (Jared Boll)
To Toronto Maple Leafs
Ron Francis

Waivers[edit]

October 3, 2003 To Columbus Blue Jackets
Travis Green
October 3, 2003 From Columbus Blue Jackets
Petr Tenkrat
January 10, 2004 From Mighty Ducks of Anaheim
Craig Johnson
March 5, 2004 To Washington Capitals
Craig Johnson
March 9, 2004 From Montreal Canadiens
Chad Kilger

Free agents[edit]

Player Former Team
Bryan Marchment Colorado Avalanche
Joe Nieuwendyk New Jersey Devils
Ken Klee Washington Capitals
Kris Newbury San Jose Sharks
Clarke Wilm Nashville Predators
Calle Johansson Washington Capitals
Player New Team
Glen Wesley Carolina Hurricanes
Paul Healey New York Rangers
Jonas Hoglund Florida Panthers
Dwayne Hay Tampa Bay Lightning

Draft picks[edit]

Toronto's picks at the 2003 NHL Entry Draft in Nashville, Tennessee.

Round # Player Position Nationality College/Junior/Club Team (League)

Farm teams[edit]

American Hockey League[edit]

ECHL[edit]

Roster[edit]

2003-04 Toronto Maple Leafs
Goaltenders

Defensemen

Wingers

Centres

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 Toronto Maple Leafs Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com". hockey-reference.com. Retrieved 2009-05-27.