2005–06 Tampa Bay Lightning season

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2005–06 Tampa Bay Lightning
Division 2nd Southeast
Conference 8th Eastern
2005–06 record 43–33–6
Home record 25–14–2
Road record 18–19–4
Goals for 252
Goals against 260
Team information
General Manager Jay Feaster
Coach John Tortorella
Captain Dave Andreychuk (Oct-Jan)
Vacant (Jan-Apr)
Alternate captains Vincent Lecavalier
Brad Richards
Tim Taylor (Jan-Apr)
Arena St. Pete Times Forum
Team leaders
Goals Vincent Lecavalier (35)
Assists Brad Richards (68)
Points Brad Richards (91)
Penalties in minutes Evgeny Artyukhin and Vincent Lecavalier (90)
Wins John Grahame (29)
Goals against average Sean Burke (2.80)

The 2005–06 Tampa Bay Lightning season was the 14th National Hockey League season in Tampa, Florida. The Lightning hoped to defend their Stanley Cup championship, which they won in 2003–04.

Regular season[edit]

Final standings[edit]

Southeast Division
No. CR GP W L OTL GF GA Pts
1 2 Carolina Hurricanes 82 52 22 8 294 260 112
2 8 Tampa Bay Lightning 82 43 33 6 252 260 92
3 10 Atlanta Thrashers 82 41 33 8 281 275 90
4 11 Florida Panthers 82 37 34 11 240 257 85
5 14 Washington Capitals 82 29 41 12 237 306 70

[1] 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 OTL GF GA Pts
1 Z- Ottawa Senators NE 82 52 21 9 314 211 113
2 Y- Carolina Hurricanes SE 82 52 22 8 294 260 112
3 Y - New Jersey Devils AT 82 46 27 8 242 229 101
4 X- Buffalo Sabres NE 82 52 24 6 242 239 110
5 X-Philadelphia Flyers AT 82 45 26 11 267 259 101
6 X– New York Rangers AT 82 44 26 12 257 215 100
7 X-Montreal Canadiens NE 82 42 31 9 243 247 93
8 X- Tampa Bay Lightning SE 82 43 33 6 252 260 92
8.5
9 Toronto Maple Leafs NE 82 41 33 8 257 270 90
10 Atlanta Thrashers SE 82 41 33 8 281 275 90
11 Florida Panthers SE 82 37 34 11 240 257 85
12 New York Islanders AT 82 36 40 6 230 278 78
13 Boston Bruins NE 82 29 37 16 230 266 74
14 Washington Capitals SE 82 29 41 12 237 306 70
15 Pittsburgh Penguins AT 82 22 46 14 244 316 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 5, 2005 5–2 Carolina Hurricanes (2005–06) 1–0–0
2 L October 7, 2005 0–2 Florida Panthers (2005–06) 1–1–0
3 W October 8, 2005 2–1 Florida Panthers (2005–06) 2–1–0
4 L October 10, 2005 2–4 Boston Bruins (2005–06) 2–2–0
5 L October 13, 2005 3–4 SO Buffalo Sabres (2005–06) 2–2–1
6 W October 15, 2005 3–1 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (2005–06) 3–2–1
7 L October 16, 2005 2–3 SO @ Washington Capitals (2005–06) 3–2–2
8 W October 20, 2005 6–0 @ Atlanta Thrashers (2005–06) 4–2–2
9 L October 21, 2005 1–4 Ottawa Senators (2005–06) 4–3–2
10 W October 26, 2005 6–3 @ New Jersey Devils (2005–06) 5–3–2
11 W October 28, 2005 4–2 Washington Capitals (2005–06) 6–3–2
12 W October 29, 2005 3–2 @ Atlanta Thrashers (2005–06) 7–3–2
13 L November 1, 2005 4–6 Atlanta Thrashers (2005–06) 7–4–2
14 L November 3, 2005 2–4 @ Ottawa Senators (2005–06) 7–5–2
15 L November 5, 2005 3–5 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (2005–06) 7–6–2
16 L November 8, 2005 2–3 @ Montreal Canadiens (2005–06) 7–7–2
17 L November 10, 2005 2–5 New York Rangers (2005–06) 7–8–2
18 L November 11, 2005 2–5 @ Atlanta Thrashers (2005–06) 7–9–2
19 W November 14, 2005 5–2 Philadelphia Flyers (2005–06) 8–9–2
20 L November 15, 2005 3–4 SO @ Washington Capitals (2005–06) 8–9–3
21 W November 17, 2005 3–2 New York Islanders (2005–06) 9–9–3
22 W November 20, 2005 5–2 @ Carolina Hurricanes (2005–06) 10–9–3
23 W November 22, 2005 4–2 @ Philadelphia Flyers (2005–06) 11–9–3
24 W November 23, 2005 4–3 SO @ Washington Capitals (2005–06) 12–9–3
25 L November 25, 2005 2–8 New Jersey Devils (2005–06) 12–10–3
26 W November 27, 2005 4–1 Pittsburgh Penguins (2005–06) 13–10–3
27 W November 30, 2005 2–1 Toronto Maple Leafs (2005–06) 14–10–3
28 W December 2, 2005 3–2 SO Chicago Blackhawks (2005–06) 15–10–3
29 W December 8, 2005 5–4 St. Louis Blues (2005–06) 16–10–3
30 W December 10, 2005 4–3 Nashville Predators (2005–06) 17–10–3
31 L December 14, 2005 2–4 @ Mighty Ducks of Anaheim (2005–06) 17–11–3
32 W December 15, 2005 3–1 @ Phoenix Coyotes (2005–06) 18–11–3
33 L December 17, 2005 3–6 Detroit Red Wings (2005–06) 18–12–3
34 L December 20, 2005 4–6 @ Carolina Hurricanes (2005–06) 18–13–3
35 L December 22, 2005 2–4 @ New York Rangers (2005–06) 18–14–3
36 L December 23, 2005 1–4 Buffalo Sabres (2005–06) 18–15–3
37 W December 26, 2005 5–4 OT Carolina Hurricanes (2005–06) 19–15–3
38 L December 28, 2005 3–4 Montreal Canadiens (2005–06) 19–16–3
39 L December 30, 2005 1–2 Boston Bruins (2005–06) 19–17–3
40 W January 2, 2006 2–1 @ New York Islanders (2005–06) 20–17–3
41 W January 3, 2006 1–0 OT @ New York Rangers (2005–06) 21–17–3
42 L January 5, 2006 1–3 @ Buffalo Sabres (2005–06) 21–18–3
43 L January 7, 2006 3–6 @ Boston Bruins (2005–06) 21–19–3
44 W January 13, 2006 4–2 Columbus Blue Jackets (2005–06) 22–19–3
45 L January 16, 2006 1–3 @ San Jose Sharks (2005–06) 22–20–3
46 W January 17, 2006 4–1 @ Los Angeles Kings (2005–06) 23–20–3
47 W January 20, 2006 6–3 @ Dallas Stars (2005–06) 24–20–3
48 W January 21, 2006 2–0 @ Atlanta Thrashers (2005–06) 25–20–3
49 L January 24, 2006 2–3 OT Florida Panthers (2005–06) 25–20–4
50 W January 26, 2006 1–0 OT New Jersey Devils (2005–06) 26–20–4
51 W January 28, 2006 6–0 @ Philadelphia Flyers (2005–06) 27–20–4
52 L January 29, 2006 1–2 @ Washington Capitals (2005–06) 27–21–4
53 W January 31, 2006 3–2 SO Toronto Maple Leafs (2005–06) 28–21–4
54 W February 4, 2006 5–0 Washington Capitals (2005–06) 29–21–4
55 W February 6, 2006 3–2 OT @ New York Islanders (2005–06) 30–21–4
56 L February 7, 2006 4–7 @ New Jersey Devils (2005–06) 30–22–4
57 W February 9, 2006 5–3 Carolina Hurricanes (2005–06) 31–22–4
58 W February 11, 2006 6–5 @ Boston Bruins (2005–06) 32–22–4
59 L February 28, 2006 2–8 Florida Panthers (2005–06) 32–23–4
60 L March 4, 2006 2–6 Montreal Canadiens (2005–06) 32–24–4
61 L March 6, 2006 0–4 Ottawa Senators (2005–06) 32–25–4
62 W March 7, 2006 5–4 SO @ Pittsburgh Penguins (2005–06) 33–25–4
63 L March 9, 2006 5–8 @ Buffalo Sabres (2005–06) 33–26–4
64 L March 11, 2006 1–5 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (2005–06) 33–27–4
65 W March 13, 2006 2–1 @ Montreal Canadiens (2005–06) 34–27–4
66 L March 14, 2006 3–4 @ Ottawa Senators (2005–06) 34–28–4
67 W March 17, 2006 6–3 Philadelphia Flyers (2005–06) 35–28–4
68 W March 19, 2006 5–2 New York Islanders (2005–06) 36–28–4
69 L March 20, 2006 5–6 OT @ Florida Panthers (2005–06) 36–28–5
70 W March 23, 2006 4–3 OT Washington Capitals (2005–06) 37–28–5
71 W March 25, 2006 4–3 SO New York Rangers (2005–06) 38–28–5
72 L March 27, 2006 1–2 @ Carolina Hurricanes (2005–06) 38–29–5
73 W March 30, 2006 4–3 Atlanta Thrashers (2005–06) 39–29–5
74 L April 1, 2006 2–4 @ Florida Panthers (2005–06) 39–30–5
75 W April 3, 2006 4–1 Florida Panthers (2005–06) 40–30–5
76 W April 6, 2006 3–2 SO Atlanta Thrashers (2005–06) 41–30–5
77 W April 8, 2006 1–0 Pittsburgh Penguins (2005–06) 42–30–5
78 L April 9, 2006 3–6 @ Florida Panthers (2005–06) 42–31–5
79 L April 11, 2006 2–6 Atlanta Thrashers (2005–06) 42–32–5
80 L April 14, 2006 4–5 SO @ Carolina Hurricanes (2005–06) 42–32–6
81 W April 15, 2006 3–2 OT Carolina Hurricanes (2005–06) 43–32–6
82 L April 18, 2006 1–4 Washington Capitals (2005–06) 43–33–6

Playoffs[edit]

The Tampa Bay Lightning ended the 2005–06 regular season as the Eastern Conference's eighth seed.

Eastern Conference Quarter-finals: vs. (1) Ottawa Senators[edit]

Ottawa wins series 4–1

# Date Visitor Score Home Attendance Series
1 April 21 Tampa Bay 1–4 Ottawa 19,660 0–1
2 April 23 Tampa Bay 4–3 Ottawa 19,745 1–1
3 April 25 Ottawa 4–8 Tampa Bay 20,815 1–2
4 April 27 Ottawa 2–5 Tampa Bay 20,682 1–3
5 April 29 Tampa Bay 2–3 Ottawa 20,004 1–4

Player stats[edit]

Forwards[edit]

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

Player GP G AST PTS PIM

Defencemen[edit]

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

Player GP G AST PTS PIM

Goaltending[edit]

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

Player GP W L T SO GAA
John Grahame 57 29 22 0 5 3.06

Awards and honors[edit]

Draft picks[edit]

Tampa's picks at the 2005 NHL Entry Draft in Ottawa, Ontario.

Round # Player Position Nationality College/Junior/Club Team (League)
1 32 Vladimir Mihalik Defenseman  Slovakia Pesov II (Slovakia)
3 73 Radek Smolenak Left Wing Czech Republic Kingston Frontenacs (OHL)
3 89 Chris Lawrence Center  Canada Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds (OHL)
4 92 Marek Bartanus Right Wing  Slovakia HC Kosice (Slovakia)
4 102 Blair Jones Center  Canada Moose Jaw Warriors (WHL)
5 133 Stanislav Lascek  Slovakia Chicoutimi Saguenéens (QMJHL)
6 163 Marek Kvapil Winger  Slovakia Saginaw Spirit (OHL)
6 165 Kevin Beech  Canada Sudbury Wolves (OHL)
7 225 John Wessbecker  United States Blake (USHS)

Roster[edit]

2005–06 Tampa Bay Lightning Roster

Goaltenders:

1 – Burke  40 – Grahame  47 – Eklund  50 – Coleman 

Defensemen

3 – Helbling  5 – Sydor  13 – Kubina  21 – Sarich  22 – Boyle  39 – O'Brien  44 – Pratt  54 – Ranger 

Forwards

4 – Lecavalier 8 – Cibak 11 – Dingman 14 – Milley 16 – Campbell 17 – Fedotenko 18 – DiMaio 19 – Richards 20 – Prospal 25 – Andreychuk 26 – St. Louis 27 – Taylor 29 – Afanasenkov 33 – Modin 34 – Craig 46 – Reid 74 – Tarnasky 76 – Artyukhin 

General ManagerJay Feaster •  CoachJohn Tortorella

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dinger, Ralph, ed. (2009). The National Hockey League Official Guide & Record Book/2010. Dan Diamond & Associates. p. 162. 
  2. ^ "2005–2006 Standings by Conference". National Hockey League. Retrieved March 26, 2012.