2004 Stanley Cup playoffs

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The 2004 Stanley Cup playoffs for the National Hockey League began on April 7, 2004, following the 2003–04 regular season. The playoffs ended with the Tampa Bay Lightning winning the Stanley Cup with a seven-game series win over the Calgary Flames on June 7. It was Tampa Bay's first Stanley Cup victory. It was the Flames' third final appearance, as they came this far in 1986 and 1989, winning the latter. The 16 qualified teams, eight from each conference, played best-of-seven games for Conference Quarterfinals, Semifinals and Finals. The winner of each conference proceeded to the Stanley Cup Finals. The format was identical to the one introduced for the 1999 playoffs. Don Cherry called this the greatest playoffs he has seen in 20 years.

These playoffs marked the first time the Nashville Predators qualified, being in their sixth season in the NHL. Champions Tampa Bay saw playoff action for the third time. This would be the last time that all eastern Canada teams would make the playoffs together until 2013. Also, this is the last time that neither Los Angeles Kings nor Anaheim Ducks made it to the playoffs.

The Stanley Cup, awarded to the champion of the NHL.

Playoff seeds[edit]

Eastern Conference[edit]

  1. Tampa Bay Lightning, Southeast Division champions, Eastern Conference regular season champions – 106 points
  2. Boston Bruins, Northeast Division champions – 104 points
  3. Philadelphia Flyers, Atlantic Division champions – 101 points
  4. Toronto Maple Leafs – 103 points
  5. Ottawa Senators – 102 points
  6. New Jersey Devils – 100 points
  7. Montreal Canadiens – 93 points
  8. New York Islanders – 91 points

Western Conference[edit]

  1. Detroit Red Wings, Central Division champions, Western Conference regular season champions, Presidents' Trophy winners – 109 points
  2. San Jose Sharks, Pacific Division champions – 104 points
  3. Vancouver Canucks, Northwest Division champions – 101 points
  4. Colorado Avalanche – 100 points
  5. Dallas Stars – 97 points
  6. Calgary Flames – 94 points
  7. St. Louis Blues – 91 points (39 wins)
  8. Nashville Predators – 91 points (38 wins)

Playoff bracket[edit]

  Conference Quarterfinals Conference Semifinals Conference Finals Stanley Cup Finals
                                     
1  Tampa Bay 4     1  Tampa Bay 4  
8  NY Islanders 1     7  Montreal 0  


2  Boston 3 Eastern Conference
7  Montreal 4  
    1  Tampa Bay 4  
  3  Philadelphia 3  
3  Philadelphia 4  
6  New Jersey 1  
4  Toronto 4   3  Philadelphia 4
5  Ottawa 3     4  Toronto 2  


  E1  Tampa Bay 4
(Pairings are re-seeded after the first round.)
  W6  Calgary 3
1  Detroit 4     1  Detroit 2
8  Nashville 2     6  Calgary 4  
2  San Jose 4
7  St. Louis 1  
  6  Calgary 4
  2  San Jose 2  
3  Vancouver 3  
6  Calgary 4   Western Conference
4  Colorado 4   2  San Jose 4
5  Dallas 1     4  Colorado 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.

Conference Quarterfinals[edit]

Eastern Conference Quarterfinals[edit]

(1) Tampa Bay Lightning vs. (8) New York Islanders[edit]

The Tampa Bay Lightning entered the playoffs as the Eastern Conference regular season and Southeast Division champions with 106 points. New York qualified as the eighth seed earning 91 points during the regular season. This was the first and to date only playoff series between these two teams. The Islanders won three of the four games in this year's season series.

Games one and two saw goaltenders Nikolai Khabibulin of the Lightning and Rick DiPietro of the Islanders trade 3–0 shutouts, with Tampa Bay winning Game one and New York winning Game two. In Games three and four, Khabibulin shut-out the Islanders winning both games by a score of 3–0. In Game five, Martin St. Louis scored the game-winner four minutes into overtime.


Tampa Bay won series 4–1


(2) Boston Bruins vs. (7) Montreal Canadiens[edit]

The Boston Bruins entered the playoffs as the Northeast Division champions, earning the second seed in the Eastern Conference with 104 points. Montreal qualified as the seventh seed, earning 93 points during the regular season. This was the thirtieth playoff series between these two teams, with Montreal winning twenty-two of the twenty-nine previous series. They last met in the 2002 Eastern Conference Quarterfinals, where Montreal won in six games.

In Game one, the Bruins won a low scoring game 3–0, behind a 31-save shutout from goaltender Andrew Raycroft. In Game two, Raycroft allowed one goal and Boston won the game 2–1. Montreal won Game three, 3–2. The Canadiens were pushed to the brink of elimination with a 4–3 double-overtime loss in Game four. Montreal won game five by a score of 5–1, scoring three third period goals to break open a close game. Montreal forced a seventh game with a 5–2 victory in Game six. Montreal completed the comeback with a 2–0 victory in Game seven, as goaltender Jose Theodore shut-out the Bruins making 32 saves.


Montreal won series 4–3


(3) Philadelphia Flyers vs. (6) New Jersey Devils[edit]

The Philadelphia Flyers entered the playoffs as the Atlantic Division champions, earning the third seed in the Eastern Conference with 101 points. New Jersey qualified as the sixth seed earning 100 points during the regular season. This was the fourth playoff meeting between these two teams with New Jersey winning two of the three previous series. They last met in the 2000 Eastern Conference Final where New Jersey won in seven games. Philadelphia won the season series earning seven of twelve points during this year’s regular season series.

Keith Primeau scored the game winning goal in Game one as the Flyers hung on to win by a score of 3–2. In Game two Mark Recchi gave the Flyers the lead on a power-play goal in the first period, the teams traded goals in the final two periods as Philadelphia won again 3–2. New Jersey scored three times on the power-play in Game three as they won the game 4–2. Goaltender Robert Esche stopped 35 shots in Game four to earn a 3–0 shutout victory for the Flyers. Danny Markov scored the series winning goal at 14:37 of the third period in Game five as the Flyers defeated the Devils with a 3–1 victory.


Philadelphia won series 4–1


(4) Toronto Maple Leafs vs. (5) Ottawa Senators[edit]

The Toronto Maple Leafs entered the playoffs as the fourth seed in the Eastern Conference with 103 points. Ottawa qualified as the fifth seed earning 102 points during the regular season. This was the fourth playoff series in five years between these two teams, and the fourth series overall, Toronto won all three previous meetings. They last met in the 2002 Eastern Conference Semifinals where Toronto won in seven games. Toronto won this year’s season series earning nine of twelve points during the season.

In Game one Ottawa scored two power-play goals 38 seconds apart in the second period to pull out a 4–2 victory. The Maple Leafs came through with 2–0 win on the strength of a 31-save shutout by Ed Belfour in Game two. Toronto won Game three 2–0 as Ed Belfour shutout Ottawa again. Ottawa finally scored late in the first period of Game four and they would add three more goals to win the game 4–1. Tie Domi scored the game-winning goal in Game five and Ed Belfour posted his third shutout of the series in yet another 2–0 Toronto victory. Ottawa won Game six 2–1 in double-overtime as Mike Fisher scored at 1:47. In Game seven Ottawa goaltender Patrick Lalime gave up two questionable goals by Joe Nieuwendyk before being pulled after the first period and replaced by backup Martin Prusek, as Toronto earned a series-clinching 4–1 win.


Toronto won series 4–3


Western Conference Quarterfinals[edit]

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

At Detroit's Joe Louis Arena for Game 1, the Red Wings shook off a slow start and got goals from Kris Draper, Tomas Holmstrom and Robert Lang and posted a 3–1 victory. Game 2 saw a closer game, but Detroit still won the game, 2–1, on Mathieu Schneider's game-winning goal.

However, at Nashville's Gaylord Entertainment Center for Game 3 and 4, Nashville made it a series by taking both games, tying the series 2–2 headed back to Detroit. After a 3–1 Game 3 victory, Nashville one-upped themselves with a 3–0 Game 4 victory as goaltender Tomas Vokoun posted a 37-save shutout. Game 4 also saw Detroit goaltender Manny Legace pulled in favor of Curtis Joseph.

Back in Detroit for Game 5, Joseph got the start in goal for the Red Wings, and the decision paid off: the Red Wings dominated the Predators, winning 4–1. When the series returned to Nashville for Game 6, Joseph shut-out the Predators to end their season in a 2–0 victory. It was a relatively easy victory for Joseph, as the Red Wings defense allowed only 15 Predator shots on goal.


Detroit won series 4–2


(2) San Jose Sharks vs. (7) St. Louis Blues[edit]

San Jose entered the playoffs as the Pacific Division champions, earning the second seed in the Western Conference with 104 points. St. Louis qualified as the seventh seed earning 91 points (winning the tiebreaker with Nashville in total wins) during the regular season. This was the third playoff series between these two teams; they split the two previous meetings. They last met in the 2001 Western Conference Quarterfinals where St. Louis won in six games. San Jose won this year’s regular season series earning five of eight points during the season.

Game one saw a defensive battle with San Jose winning the game 1–0, on the strength of a 26-save shutout from Evgeni Nabokov. Chris Osgood was equally strong in net for the Blues, but allowed a goal to Niko Dimitrakos in the first overtime. Nabokov gave up only one goal in Game two, a 3–1 Sharks victory highlighted by Patrick Marleau's hat-trick. In for Game three the Blues used home-ice advantage to post a 4–1 victory getting a hat-trick from Mike Sillinger. The next night, in Game four, saw a back-and-forth game that ultimately went to San Jose 4–3. With a chance to knock out the Blues at home in Game five the Sharks did just that, winning 3–1.

Shortly after the series, St. Louis left winger Mike Danton, was arrested, charged and convicted in a conspiracy to murder his agent, David Frost.


San Jose won series 4–1


(3) Vancouver Canucks vs. (6) Calgary Flames[edit]

The Vancouver Canucks entered the playoffs as the Northwest Division champions, earning the third seed in the Western Conference with 101 points. Calgary qualified as the sixth seed earning 94 points during the regular season. This was the sixth playoff meeting between these two teams with Calgary winning three of the five previous series. The Flames qualified for the playoffs for the first time since 1996. Vancouver won the season series earning seven of twelve points during this years’ regular season series.

Vancouver scored four times on the power-play in Game one as they took the opening game 5–3. Calgary scored two goals 50 seconds apart in the first period of Game two in a 2–1 victory. In Game three Dan Cloutier was injured in the first period and backup Johan Hedberg replaced him, Matt Cooke scored early in the third period as Vancouver won the game 2–1. Calgary goaltender Miikka Kiprusoff recorded a shutout in Game four as the Flames won 4–0. In Game five Alexander Auld became the third goaltender to play for Vancouver in the series, the Canucks lost the game 2–1. Vancouver stormed out to a 4–0 lead only to see the Flames come back to tie the game in the third period, Brendan Morrison scored 2:28 into the third overtime period in a 5–4 Vancouver victory. Jarome Iginla and Matt Cooke each scored twice in regulation in Game seven, Martin Gelinas scored 1:25 into overtime as Calgary won the game 3–2. This was Calgary's first playoff series victory since winning the Stanley Cup in 1989.


Calgary won series 4–3


(4) Colorado Avalanche vs. (5) Dallas Stars[edit]

Game 1 at Pepsi Center in Denver saw the Avalanche win, 3–1. Game 2 saw Colorado increase the offensive pressure on Dallas goaltender Marty Turco in a 5–2 Avalanche win.

At home at the American Airlines Center and in danger of falling behind 3–0 in the series, Dallas bounced back with a crucial victory in overtime, 4–3, to climb back into the series. After the first 80 minutes of Game 4 failed to produce a winner, Dallas stood a chance at winning the game, tying the series, and guaranteeing at least one more game at home. But Marek Svatos won the game for the Avalanche 5:18 into the second overtime to break Dallas' back.

Back in Colorado for Game 5, Dallas kept it close until the third period, when Colorado broke the game wide open with three goals to extend a 2–1 lead to 5–1 to clinch the series.


Colorado won series 4–1


Conference Semifinals[edit]

Eastern Conference Semifinals[edit]

(1) Tampa Bay Lightning vs. (7) Montreal Canadiens[edit]

This series pitted the top-seeded Lightning, who had hastily eliminated the Islanders in the first round, against the Canadiens, who were riding an emotional high after their thrilling comeback seven-game series victory against the Boston Bruins.

Game 1, at Tampa's St. Pete Times Forum, saw a not-so-rare occurrence for the Lightning: a shutout by goaltender Nikolai Khabibulin, his fourth of the post-season out of six games he played in. Khabibulin turned away all 21 shots he saw in the 4–0 victory, with the 21 shots being an indicator of the strong Lightning defense. Game 1 also saw Montreal goalie Jose Theodore, who had shut out Boston in game seven of the quarter-finals, get pulled in favor of Mathieu Garon, who went six-for-six during his brief stint in goal. Game 2 saw Theodore return to goal for Montreal, but the Canadiens still lost the game by a score of 3–1.

Game three saw Khabibulin give up three goals for the first time in five games. In fact, in the five games since his last loss, he had allowed a combined total of three goals. But despite the letdown, Tampa found a way to win the game 65 seconds into overtime, 4–3. The demoralizing defeat stung Montreal, and they were swept without resisting in a 3–1 Game 4 loss.


Tampa Bay won series 4–0


(3) Philadelphia Flyers vs. (4) Toronto Maple Leafs[edit]

This series pitted two Eastern Conference rivals that were evenly matched; Toronto had 103 points and Philadelphia 101, but Philadelphia had knocked off their first-round opponent quicker than Toronto; Philadelphia knocked out New Jersey in five games while it took Toronto all seven games to eliminate rival Ottawa.

Game 1, at Philadelphia's Wachovia Center, saw a closely played game that ultimately went to the Flyers, 3–1. Game 2 was even closer, but Philadelphia's defense held firm in a 2–1 victory that put them up in the series, 2–0.

However, the shift in venue to Air Canada Centre certainly fired up the Maple Leafs, as they used three second period goals to help out in a 4–1 victory in Game 3. Home-ice advantage continued to be a factor in Game 4, a 3–1 Toronto victory.

The series went back to Philadelphia for Game 5, and Philadelphia scored a post-season high of seven goals in a 7–2 victory, knocking out Toronto goaltender Ed Belfour after the sixth goal in favor of Trevor Kidd in the process. Overlooked during the scoring barrage was an injury to Philadelphia goaltender Robert Esche, who was knocked out early and replaced by Sean Burke, who went eight-for-nine in goal; Toronto only took 11 shots during the whole game. Philadelphia's Keith Primeau logged a hat-trick to add to the positive for the Flyers. Game 6, back in Toronto, saw Toronto rally from a 2–0 third period deficit to force overtime. In overtime, Darcy Tucker made a devastating hit on Sami Kapanen, who was barely able to stumble to the bench after the hit. However, in return, Jeremy Roenick jumped on the ice and proceeded to score his second goal of the game only seconds later, ending the Maple Leafs' season. This would be the last time the Leafs made the playoffs for nine seasons until 2013.


Philadelphia won series 4–2


Western Conference Semifinals[edit]

(1) Detroit Red Wings vs. (6) Calgary Flames[edit]

This series pitted the top-seeded Red Wings, who were coming off their six-game win over the Predators, against the Flames, who had knocked out their intracountry rival, Vancouver, in an emotional seven-game series.

Game 1, at Joe Louis Arena in Detroit, saw the Flames stay with the Red Wings for every step of the way, and then in overtime, Marcus Nilson scored the game-winning goal 2:39 in. Stunned by the loss, the Red Wings bounced back with a 5–2 Game 2 victory.

At the Pengrowth Saddledome in Calgary for Game 3, Calgary used three second period goals to register a 3–2 victory and take a 2–1 lead in the series. But Detroit again showed the ability to bounce back after a close loss, taking Game 4, 4–2.

The series shifted back to Detroit for Game 5, when Calgary goalie Miikka Kiprusoff picked an opportune time to shut out an opponent: his 31-save shutout in a 1–0 victory pushed Detroit to the brink, with Game 6 in Calgary. Detroit goaltender Curtis Joseph also played well, but the difference in the game was a goal by Craig Conroy. During the second period, a shot by Red Wings defensman Mathieu Schneider deflected off a stick and struck Red Wings captain Steve Yzerman in the left eye. Joe Louis Arena fell silent while Yzerman was attended to for several minutes and then helped off the ice, holding a towel to his face. Yzerman would not return to the series.

At the Saddledome for Game 6, Kiprusoff again refused to budge, allowing nothing in regulation, but so did Joseph. It was now sudden-death for Detroit, and with 47 seconds left in the first overtime, Martin Gelinas beat Joseph set up by assists from Conroy and Jarome Iginla, and Calgary won their second-straight 1–0 game, and their second-straight overtime victory to clinch a series. Kiprusoff's 38-save shutout in Game 6 meant that he had stopped the final 69 shots he saw in the series.


Calgary won series 4–2


(2) San Jose Sharks vs. (4) Colorado Avalanche[edit]

This series pitted two opponents who defeated their first-round opponents, St. Louis and Dallas, respectively, in five games, with each team winning the first two, losing the third game, and then winning the next two.

Game 1 took place at the HP Pavilion in San Jose. The Sharks came flying out of the gate, scoring three first period goals en route to a 5–2 victory highlighted by Patrick Marleau's hat-trick, his second of the post-season. After giving up the fifth and final Sharks goal, Colorado goaltender David Aebischer was pulled in favor of Tommy Salo, who went seven-for-seven in saves. Game 2 was more of the same: San Jose continued to shell Aebischer while goalie Evgeni Nabokov limited the Avalanche attack in a 4–1 victory.

The shift in venue to Colorado's Pepsi Center for Game 3 and San Jose's attack was limited to only one goal, scored by Vincent Damphousse, but Nabokov was brilliant between the pipes, stopping all 33 shots that he faced in the 1–0 victory to push Colorado to the brink. Down 3–0 in the series, Colorado extended their season for at least another game with a 1–0 overtime victory in Game 4 as Aebischer rebounded from his poor play in games one and two with a 27-save shutout, and the game's lone goal was scored by Joe Sakic 5:15 into overtime.

When the series returned to San Jose for Game 5 and posted another overtime victory on another game-winning goal by Sakic, this time by a 2–1 count, people began to wonder: with Game 6 in Colorado, could Colorado rebound from a 3–0 hole to force a Game 7? However, San Jose won Game 6 in Colorado, 3–1, to eliminate the Avalanche. San Jose's strong second period, in which they scored three goals, was the difference.


San Jose won series 4–2


Conference Finals[edit]

Eastern Conference Final[edit]

(1) Tampa Bay Lightning vs. (3) Philadelphia Flyers[edit]

Game 1, at St. Pete Times Forum, saw Philadelphia take only 20 shots on goal, a sign of the strong Tampa Bay defense. Nikolai Khabibulin, all but impenetrable in the first two rounds, stopped 19 of those 20 shots, the only miss being a Michal Handzus goal in a 3–1 Lightning win. However, Game 2 saw a stunning turn of events: Khabibulin was shelled in goal, only seeing 12 shots and getting yanked after giving up four goals in a 6–2 Flyers victory. Backup John Grahame went 15-for-17 in relief of Khabibulin, and the series was tied, 1–1, going to Philadelphia.

Game 3 at the Wachovia Center saw Khabibulin return to his dominant form in net, which was bad news for the Flyers, as Khabibulin stopped 24 out of 25 shots, the only miss being a Keith Primeau goal in a 4–1 Lightning win. Game 4 saw the Flyers pull even with a critical 3–2 victory that tied the series headed back to Tampa Bay.

Back in Tampa Bay for a critical Game 5, the Lightning used home-ice advantage in a 4–2 victory, and they were now one win away from the Stanley Cup Finals. Brad Richards' two goals marked the first time all series a player had scored more than one goal in a game. Philadelphia's backs were against the wall in this critical Game 6, but they had home-ice advantage. Trailing 4-3 in the third period, Primeau continued his impressive playoff performance by tying the game with under two minutes remaining, beating Khabibulin on a wraparound and sending the Wachovia Center into a frenzy. The Flyers won the game in overtime, 5–4, on a Simon Gagne goal 18:18 in, his second of the game and his first two goals of the series. The series was going back to Tampa Bay for a Game 7, and both defenses were strong, but Tampa Bay had a little bit more, winning the game, 2–1, and moving on to the Stanley Cup Final.


Tampa Bay won series 4–3


Western Conference Final[edit]

(2) San Jose Sharks vs. (6) Calgary Flames[edit]

Game 1, at San Jose's HP Pavilion, saw the Flames win the game 18:43 into overtime, 4–3, on a Steve Montador goal, his first of the post-season. In Game 2, Calgary came charging out of the gate, scoring two first-period goals and never looking back in a 4–1 victory. The Sharks were in trouble: they were down in the series, 2–0, headed to Calgary.

Game 3, at the Pengrowth Saddledome in Calgary, saw San Jose come through when they needed to: goalie Evgeni Nabokov posted a 34-save shutout and Alex Korolyuk scored two goals in a 3–0 Sharks win. Game 4 saw the unusual trend of the away team playing well in the series, as San Jose tied the series, 2–2, with a 4–2 victory. San Jose's attack came quick and hard with four second-period goals. After San Jose's fourth goal, Calgary's Miikka Kiprusoff was pulled in favor of Roman Turek, who went three-for-three between the pipes.

The series went to San Jose for Game 5, and the road team continued to play well, with Kiprusoff bouncing back from his Game 4 shelling, getting help from his defense as well, as he stopped all 19 shots he faced in a 3–0 Flames win that pushed San Jose to the brink. The series returned to Calgary for Game 6, and for the first time all series, the home team won, a 3–1 Calgary victory that propelled the underdog Flames into the Stanley Cup Finals. This marked the first time since 1994 when Vancouver lost to the New York Rangers that a Canadian team reached the Finals.[1]


Calgary won series 4–2


Stanley Cup Finals[edit]

This was the first playoff series between these two teams. Tampa Bay made their first Finals appearance, in their twelfth season, while Calgary made their third Finals appearance. The Flames won their last appearance in the Finals defeating Montreal in six games in 1989. Tampa Bay won the only game of this year's regular season series.


Tampa Bay won series 4–3


Player statistics[edit]

Skaters[edit]

GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; +/– = Plus/Minus; PIM = Penalty Minutes

Player Team GP G A Pts +/– PIM
Richards, BradBrad Richards Tampa Bay Lightning 23 12 14 26 +5 4
St. Louis, MartinMartin St. Louis Tampa Bay Lightning 23 9 15 24 +6 14
Iginla, JaromeJarome Iginla Calgary Flames 26 13 9 22 +13 45
Modin, FredrikFredrik Modin Tampa Bay Lightning 23 8 11 19 +7 10
Conroy, CraigCraig Conroy Calgary Flames 26 6 11 17 +12 12
Lecavalier, VincentVincent Lecavalier Tampa Bay Lightning 23 9 7 16 –2 25
Primeau, KeithKeith Primeau Philadelphia Flyers 18 9 7 16 +11 22
Gelinas, MartinMartin Gelinas Calgary Flames 26 8 7 15 +10 35
Fedotenko, RuslanRuslan Fedotenko Tampa Bay Lightning 22 12 2 14 0 14
Damphousse, VincentVincent Damphousse San Jose Sharks 17 7 7 14 0 20
Zhamnov, AlexeiAlexei Zhamnov Philadelphia Flyers 18 4 10 14 –1 8
Andreychuk, DaveDave Andreychuk Tampa Bay Lightning 23 1 13 14 –2 14

Goaltending[edit]

These are the top five goaltenders based on either goals against average or save percentage with at least four games played.

GP = Games Played; W = Wins; L = Losses; SA = Shots Against; GA = Goals Against; GAA = Goals Against Average; TOI = Time On Ice (minutes:seconds); Sv% = Save Percentage; SO = Shutouts

Player Team GP W L SA GA GAA TOI Sv% SO
Joseph, CurtisCurtis Joseph Detroit Red Wings 9 4 4 197 12 1.39 517:34 .939 1
Vokoun, TomasTomas Vokoun Nashville Predators 6 2 4 197 12 2.02 355:44 .939 1
Nabokov, EvgeniEvgeni Nabokov San Jose Sharks 17 10 7 461 30 1.71 1052:15 .935 3
Khabibulin, NikolaiNikolai Khabibulin Tampa Bay Lightning 23 16 7 598 40 1.71 1400:30 .933 5
Belfour, EdEd Belfour Toronto Maple Leafs 13 6 7 379 27 2.09 773:47 .929 3
Kiprusoff, MiikkaMiikka Kiprusoff Calgary Flames 26 15 11 710 51 1.85 1655:00 .928 5
Lalime, PatrickPatrick Lalime Ottawa Senators 7 3 4 139 13 1.96 398:22 .906 0

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Stevens, Neil (May 20, 2004). "Flames head to Cup final: Iginla, Kiprusoff huge in convincing 3-1 victory over San Jose". The Vancouver Sun. Canadian Press. p. E1. After 10 years of U.S.-based clubs in the NHL's championship series, Canada finally has a team in the Stanley Cup final...Calgary is Canada's first Stanley Cup finalist since the Canucks lost a seven-game thriller to the New York Rangers in 1994. 
Preceded by
2003 Stanley Cup playoffs
Stanley Cup Champions Succeeded by
2006 Stanley Cup playoffs