2003–04 Washington Capitals season

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2003–04 Washington Capitals
Division 5th Southeast
Conference 14th Eastern
2003–04 record 23–46–10
Goals for 186
Goals against 253
Team information
General Manager George McPhee
Coach Bruce Cassidy,
Glen Hanlon
Captain Steve Konowalchuk (Oct)
Vacant (Oct-Apr)

The 2003–04 Washington Capitals season was the Capitals's 30th season of play. The team finished in fifth and last-place in the Southeast Division, and fourteenth overall in the Eastern Conference to miss the playoffs.

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

The Capitals were the most penalized team in the League, with 401 power-play opportunities against. They also scored the fewest short-handed goals in the League, with just 4.[1]

Final standings[edit]

Southeast Division[2]
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.

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

Playoffs[edit]

The Capitals did not qualify for the 2004 Stanley Cup playoffs.

Player statistics[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
Lang, RobertRobert Lang C 63 29 45 74 24 2 10 0 2
Gonchar, SergeiSergei Gonchar D 56 7 42 49 44 -20 4 0 0
Halpern, JeffJeff Halpern C 79 19 27 46 56 -21 7 0 2
Jagr, JaromirJaromir Jagr RW 46 16 29 45 26 -4 6 0 1
Bondra, PeterPeter Bondra RW 54 21 14 35 22 -17 12 0 4
Miller, KipKip Miller C 66 9 22 31 8 -10 6 0 2
Zubrus, DainiusDainius Zubrus C 54 12 15 27 38 -16 6 1 2
Semin, AlexanderAlexander Semin LW 52 10 12 22 36 -2 4 0 2
Grier, MikeMike Grier RW 68 8 12 20 32 -19 1 1 0
Willsie, BrianBrian Willsie RW 49 10 5 15 18 -7 1 1 1
Boumedienne, JosefJosef Boumedienne D 37 2 12 14 30 -10 2 0 0
Pettinger, MattMatt Pettinger LW 71 7 5 12 37 -9 1 0 1
Kwiatkowski, JoelJoel Kwiatkowski D 80 6 6 12 89 -28 2 0 0
Witt, BrendanBrendan Witt D 72 2 10 12 123 -22 0 0 0
Whitfield, TrentTrent Whitfield C 44 6 5 11 14 -2 0 1 2
Doig, JasonJason Doig D 65 2 9 11 105 -12 0 0 0
Carter, AnsonAnson Carter RW 19 5 5 10 6 2 2 0 2
Battaglia, BatesBates Battaglia LW 66 4 6 10 38 -23 0 0 1
Gordon, BoydBoyd Gordon C 41 1 5 6 8 -9 0 0 0
Berry, RickRick Berry D 65 0 6 6 108 -5 0 0 0
Johnson, CraigCraig Johnson LW 15 0 6 6 8 -6 0 0 0
Peat, StephenStephen Peat RW 64 5 0 5 90 -10 0 0 0
Eminger, SteveSteve Eminger D 41 0 4 4 45 -11 0 0 0
Rohloff, ToddTodd Rohloff D 35 0 3 3 18 -5 0 0 0
Sutherby, BrianBrian Sutherby C 30 2 0 2 28 -5 0 0 0
Ciernik, IvanIvan Ciernik RW 7 1 1 2 0 1 0 0 0
Nylander, MichaelMichael Nylander C 3 0 2 2 8 1 0 0 0
Verot, DarcyDarcy Verot LW 37 0 2 2 135 -6 0 0 0
Grand-Pierre, Jean-LucJean-Luc Grand-Pierre D 13 1 0 1 14 -2 0 0 0
Gruden, JohnJohn Gruden D 11 1 0 1 6 -1 0 0 1
Fussey, OwenOwen Fussey RW 4 0 1 1 0 -1 0 0 0
Kolzig, OlafOlaf Kolzig G 63 0 1 1 6 0 0 0 0
Konowalchuk, SteveSteve Konowalchuk LW 6 0 1 1 0 -5 0 0 0
Laich, BrooksBrooks Laich C 4 0 1 1 0 -1 0 0 0
Norton, BradBrad Norton D 16 0 1 1 17 -4 0 0 0
Ouellet, MaximeMaxime Ouellet G 6 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
Tvrdon, RomanRoman Tvrdon C 9 0 1 1 2 -3 0 0 0
Zinger, DwayneDwayne Zinger D 7 0 1 1 9 2 0 0 0
Angelstad, MelMel Angelstad LW 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0
Charpentier, SebastienSebastien Charpentier G 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Cutta, JakubJakub Cutta D 3 0 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0
Forbes, ColinColin Forbes C 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Fortin, Jean-FrancoisJean-Francois Fortin D 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Hajt, ChrisChris Hajt D 5 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0
Mink, GrahamGraham Mink C 2 0 0 0 2 -1 0 0 0
Morrisonn, ShaoneShaone Morrisonn D 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Podkonicky, AndrejAndrej Podkonicky C 2 0 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0
Stana, RastislavRastislav Stana G 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Stroshein, GarretGarret Stroshein RW 3 0 0 0 14 -1 0 0 0
Yeats, MatthewMatthew Yeats G 5 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0
Yonkman, NolanNolan Yonkman D 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T/OT GA GAA SO SA SV SV%
Kolzig, OlafOlaf Kolzig 3738 63 19 35 9 180 2.89 2 1958 1778 .908
Ouellet, MaximeMaxime Ouellet 365 6 2 3 1 19 3.12 1 210 191 .910
Stana, RastislavRastislav Stana 211 6 1 2 0 11 3.13 0 100 89 .890
Yeats, MatthewMatthew Yeats 258 5 1 3 0 13 3.02 0 141 128 .908
Charpentier, SebastienSebastien Charpentier 369 7 0 6 0 21 3.41 0 168 147 .875
Team: 4941 82 23 49 10 244 2.96 3 2577 2333 .905

[4]

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]

Farm teams[edit]

The Capitals main American Hockey League affiliate was the Portland Pirates. Though they had no direct ECHL affiliate, players were sent from time to time between the Dayton Bombers and Reading Royals.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  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 Washington Capitals Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com". hockey-reference.com. Retrieved 2009-05-28. 

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