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2002–03 Tampa Bay Lightning · NHL
Division 1st Southeast
Conference 3rd Eastern
2002–03 record 36–25–16–5
Home record 23–9–7–3
Road record 14–15–9–2
Goals for 219
Goals against 210
General Manager Jay Feaster
Coach John Tortorella
Captain Dave Andreychuk
Arena St. Pete Times Forum
Team leaders
Goals Vincent Lecavalier and Martin St. Louis (33)
Assists Brad Richards and Vaclav Prospal (57)
Points Vaclav Prospal (79)
Penalties in minutes Andre Roy (119)
Wins Nikolai Khabibulin (30)
Goals against average John Grahame (2.23)

The 2002–03 Tampa Bay Lightning season was the 11th National Hockey League season in Tampa Bay, Florida. The Lightning made it back to the playoffs for the first time since 1996.

Regular seasonEdit

Final standingsEdit

Southeast Division
No. CR GP W L T OTL GF GA Pts
13Tampa Bay Lightning 82 36 25 16 5 219 210 93
26Washington Capitals 82 39 29 8 6 224 220 92
311Atlanta Thrashers 82 31 39 7 5 226 284 74
413Florida Panthers 82 24 36 13 9 176 237 70
515Carolina Hurricanes 82 22 43 11 6 171 240 61

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.


Game logEdit

No. R Date Score Opponent Record
1WOctober 10, 20024–3 OT @ Florida Panthers (2002–03) 1–0–0–0
2WOctober 12, 20025–1 Carolina Hurricanes (2002–03) 2–0–0–0
3WOctober 18, 20028–5 Atlanta Thrashers (2002–03) 3–0–0–0
4TOctober 19, 20023–3 OT @ Pittsburgh Penguins (2002–03) 3–0–1–0
5WOctober 21, 20024–2 @ New York Rangers (2002–03) 4–0–1–0
6TOctober 23, 20022–2 OT @ Columbus Blue Jackets (2002–03) 4–0–2–0
7WOctober 25, 20023–2 Washington Capitals (2002–03) 5–0–2–0
8LOctober 26, 20021–5 @ New Jersey Devils (2002–03) 5–1–2–0
9WOctober 28, 20026–1 @ Florida Panthers (2002–03) 6–1–2–0
10WOctober 30, 20023–0 New York Rangers (2002–03) 7–1–2–0
11LNovember 1, 20022–3 @ Washington Capitals (2002–03) 7–2–2–0
12LNovember 2, 20023–5 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (2002–03) 7–3–2–0
13LNovember 5, 20023–4 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (2002–03) 7–4–2–0
14WNovember 8, 20024–1 Pittsburgh Penguins (2002–03) 8–4–2–0
15LNovember 9, 20022–3 OT Chicago Blackhawks (2002–03) 8–4–2–1
16WNovember 11, 20024–2 Phoenix Coyotes (2002–03) 9–4–2–1
17WNovember 15, 20024–2 San Jose Sharks (2002–03) 10–4–2–1
18WNovember 17, 20022–1 OT @ Carolina Hurricanes (2002–03) 11–4–2–1
19LNovember 19, 20022–3 Philadelphia Flyers (2002–03) 11–5–2–1
20LNovember 21, 20022–7 New York Islanders (2002–03) 11–6–2–1
21WNovember 23, 20023–1 @ New Jersey Devils (2002–03) 12–6–2–1
22TNovember 27, 20021–1 OT @ Buffalo Sabres (2002–03) 12–6–3–1
23LNovember 29, 20023–5 Vancouver Canucks (2002–03) 12–7–3–1
24LDecember 1, 20023–4 @ New York Rangers (2002–03) 12–8–3–1
25LDecember 3, 20023–4 OT @ Toronto Maple Leafs (2002–03) 12–8–3–2
26WDecember 5, 20023–2 Edmonton Oilers (2002–03) 13–8–3–2
27LDecember 7, 20022–3 OT @ Boston Bruins (2002–03) 13–8–3–3
28LDecember 8, 20021–3 @ Chicago Blackhawks (2002–03) 13–9–3–3
29LDecember 10, 20023–5 @ Minnesota Wild (2002–03) 13–10–3–3
30WDecember 12, 20023–2 @ Montreal Canadiens (2002–03) 14–10–3–3
31WDecember 14, 20024–3 New York Islanders (2002–03) 15–10–3–3
32TDecember 18, 20021–1 OT @ Carolina Hurricanes (2002–03) 15–10–4–3
33LDecember 19, 20021–2 Toronto Maple Leafs (2002–03) 15–11–4–3
34TDecember 21, 20022–2 OT Nashville Predators (2002–03) 15–11–5–3
35LDecember 23, 20020–3 @ Washington Capitals (2002–03) 15–12–5–3
36WDecember 27, 20025–2 Boston Bruins (2002–03) 16–12–5–3
37WDecember 29, 20025–3 New York Rangers (2002–03) 17–12–5–3
38LDecember 31, 20023–6 Ottawa Senators (2002–03) 17–13–5–3
39LJanuary 2, 20031–4 @ Calgary Flames (2002–03) 17–14–5–3
40LJanuary 4, 20031–5 @ St. Louis Blues (2002–03) 17–15–5–3
41WJanuary 7, 20031–0 Detroit Red Wings (2002–03) 18–15–5–3
42LJanuary 9, 20032–3 OT Atlanta Thrashers (2002–03) 18–15–5–4
43TJanuary 11, 20033–3 OT New Jersey Devils (2002–03) 18–15–6–4
44LJanuary 14, 20030–7 @ Ottawa Senators (2002–03) 18–16–6–4
45LJanuary 17, 20032–3 Pittsburgh Penguins (2002–03) 18–17–6–4
46LJanuary 18, 20032–3 @ Philadelphia Flyers (2002–03) 18–18–6–4
47WJanuary 20, 20036–2 Ottawa Senators (2002–03) 19–18–6–4
48TJanuary 22, 20032–2 OT Montreal Canadiens (2002–03) 19–18–7–4
49WJanuary 24, 20034–1 @ Dallas Stars (2002–03) 20–18–7–4
50LJanuary 25, 20032–3 @ Nashville Predators (2002–03) 20–19–7–4
51WJanuary 28, 20033–0 @ Philadelphia Flyers (2002–03) 21–19–7–4
52WJanuary 30, 20033–1 Carolina Hurricanes (2002–03) 22–19–7–4
53LFebruary 4, 20031–5 Washington Capitals (2002–03) 22–20–7–4
54LFebruary 6, 20032–3 OT Toronto Maple Leafs (2002–03) 22–20–7–5
55TFebruary 8, 20034–4 OT @ Florida Panthers (2002–03) 22–20–8–5
56LFebruary 11, 20032–6 @ New York Islanders (2002–03) 22–21–8–5
57TFebruary 14, 20032–2 OT @ Atlanta Thrashers (2002–03) 22–21–9–5
58WFebruary 15, 20035–2 Boston Bruins (2002–03) 23–21–9–5
59WFebruary 17, 20033–1 Washington Capitals (2002–03) 24–21–9–5
60WFebruary 19, 20032–0 Atlanta Thrashers (2002–03) 25–21–9–5
61TFebruary 21, 20032–2 OT @ Carolina Hurricanes (2002–03) 25–21–10–5
62LFebruary 23, 20031–4 Buffalo Sabres (2002–03) 25–22–10–5
63WFebruary 25, 20032–0 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim (2002–03) 26–22–10–5
64WFebruary 27, 20033–1 Florida Panthers (2002–03) 27–22–10–5
65WMarch 1, 20032–1 @ Ottawa Senators (2002–03) 28–22–10–5
66WMarch 4, 20033–1 @ New York Islanders (2002–03) 29–22–10–5
67LMarch 5, 20032–3 @ Detroit Red Wings (2002–03) 29–23–10–5
68WMarch 7, 20034–3 Colorado Avalanche (2002–03) 30–23–10–5
69TMarch 9, 20031–1 OT Buffalo Sabres (2002–03) 30–23–11–5
70WMarch 12, 20034–2 Los Angeles Kings (2002–03) 31–23–11–5
71WMarch 14, 20034–2 @ Buffalo Sabres (2002–03) 32–23–11–5
72WMarch 15, 20032–1 @ Montreal Canadiens (2002–03) 33–23–11–5
73TMarch 17, 20033–3 OT Minnesota Wild (2002–03) 33–23–12–5
74TMarch 20, 20032–2 OT @ Los Angeles Kings (2002–03) 33–23–13–5
75WMarch 22, 20034–0 @ Phoenix Coyotes (2002–03) 34–23–13–5
76WMarch 24, 20034–1 @ San Jose Sharks (2002–03) 35–23–13–5
77TMarch 27, 20032–2 OT New Jersey Devils (2002–03) 35–23–14–5
78TMarch 29, 20031–1 OT Florida Panthers (2002–03) 35–23–15–5
79TMarch 31, 20032–2 OT @ Boston Bruins (2002–03) 35–23–16–5
80WApril 2, 20032–1 Montreal Canadiens (2002–03) 36–23–16–5
81LApril 4, 20031–4 Philadelphia Flyers (2002–03) 36–24–16–5
82LApril 6, 20032–6 @ Atlanta Thrashers (2002–03) 36–25–16–5

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PlayoffsEdit

Eastern Conference Quarter-finals vs. Washington CapitalsEdit

Tampa Bay vs. Washington
Date Away Home Score OT
April 10 Washington Tampa Bay 3 – 0
April 12 Washington Tampa Bay 6 – 3
April 15 Tampa Bay Washington 4 – 3 OT
April 16 Tampa Bay Washington 3 – 1
April 18 Washington Tampa Bay 2 – 1
April 20 Tampa Bay Washington 2 – 1 3OT
Tampa Bay wins series 4–2

Eastern Conference Semi-finals vs. New Jersey DevilsEdit

New Jersey vs. Tampa Bay
Date Away Home Score OT
April 24 Tampa Bay New Jersey 3 – 0
April 26 Tampa Bay New Jersey 3 – 2 OT
April 28 New Jersey Tampa Bay 4 – 3
April 30 New Jersey Tampa Bay 3 – 1
May 2 Tampa Bay New Jersey 2 – 1 3OT
New Jersey wins series 4–1

Player statsEdit

Regular seasonEdit

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
Prospal, VaclavVaclav Prospal C 80 22 57 79 539904
Lecavalier, VincentVincent Lecavalier C 80 33 45 78 3901123
Richards, BradBrad Richards C 80 17 57 74 243402
St. Louis, MartinMartin St. Louis RW 82 33 37 70 32101235
Boyle, DanDan Boyle D 77 13 40 53 449801
Modin, FredrikFredrik Modin LW 76 17 23 40 437214
Andreychuk, DaveDave Andreychuk LW 72 20 14 34 34-121503
Fedotenko, RuslanRuslan Fedotenko LW 76 19 13 32 44-7606
Kubina, PavelPavel Kubina D 75 3 19 22 78-7000
Clymer, BenBen Clymer RW 65 6 12 18 57-2101
Roy, AndreAndre Roy RW 62 10 7 17 1190002
Lukowich, BradBrad Lukowich D 70 1 14 15 464000
Sarich, CoryCory Sarich D 82 5 9 14 63-3002
Taylor, TimTim Taylor C 82 4 8 12 38-13001
Svitov, AlexanderAlexander Svitov C 63 4 4 8 58-4100
Pratt, NolanNolan Pratt D 67 1 7 8 35-6000
Keefe, SheldonSheldon Keefe RW 37 2 5 7 24-1000
Alexeev, NikitaNikita Alexeev RW 37 4 2 6 8-6101
Neckar, StanStan Neckar D 70 1 4 5 43-6001
Cullimore, JassenJassen Cullimore D 28 1 3 4 313000
Dingman, ChrisChris Dingman LW 51 2 1 3 91-11000
Khabibulin, NikolaiNikolai Khabibulin G 65 0 3 3 80000
Olvestad, JimmieJimmie Olvestad LW 37 0 3 3 16-2000
Laukkanen, JanneJanne Laukkanen D 2 1 0 1 01000
Holzinger, BrianBrian Holzinger C 5 0 1 1 21000
Bergevin, MarcMarc Bergevin D 1 0 0 0 0-2000
Grahame, JohnJohn Grahame G 17 0 0 0 90000
Hodson, KevinKevin Hodson G 7 0 0 0 20000
Konstantinov, EvgenyEvgeny Konstantinov G 1 0 0 0 20000
Rumble, DarrenDarren Rumble D 19 0 0 0 6-2000
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T/OT GA GAA SO SA SV SV%
Khabibulin, NikolaiNikolai Khabibulin 3787 65 30 22 11 156 2.47 417601604.911
Grahame, JohnJohn Grahame 914 17 6 5 4 34 2.23 2424390.920
Hodson, KevinKevin Hodson 283 7 0 3 1 12 2.54 010189.881
Konstantinov, EvgenyEvgeny Konstantinov 20 1 0 0 0 1 3.00 065.833
Team: 5004 82 36 30 16 203 2.43 622912088.911

PlayoffsEdit

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
St. Louis, MartinMartin St. Louis RW 11 7 5 12 05123
Boyle, DanDan Boyle D 11 0 7 7 60000
Prospal, VaclavVaclav Prospal C 11 4 2 6 8-3200
Andreychuk, DaveDave Andreychuk LW 11 3 3 6 10-1101
Lecavalier, VincentVincent Lecavalier C 11 3 3 6 22-2101
Richards, BradBrad Richards C 11 0 5 5 12-3000
Modin, FredrikFredrik Modin LW 11 2 0 2 182000
Cullimore, JassenJassen Cullimore D 11 1 1 2 4-2000
Clymer, BenBen Clymer RW 11 0 2 2 6-2000
Neckar, StanStan Neckar D 7 0 2 2 20000
Sarich, CoryCory Sarich D 11 0 2 2 62000
Alexeev, NikitaNikita Alexeev RW 11 1 0 1 0-3000
Dingman, ChrisChris Dingman LW 10 1 0 1 41000
Fedotenko, RuslanRuslan Fedotenko LW 11 0 1 1 2-6000
Lukowich, BradBrad Lukowich D 9 0 1 1 2-2000
Pratt, NolanNolan Pratt D 4 0 1 1 0-1000
Roy, AndreAndre Roy RW 5 0 1 1 20000
Taylor, TimTim Taylor C 11 0 1 1 61000
Grahame, JohnJohn Grahame G 1 0 0 0 00000
Khabibulin, NikolaiNikolai Khabibulin G 10 0 0 0 00000
Kubina, PavelPavel Kubina D 11 0 0 0 12-4000
Laukkanen, JanneJanne Laukkanen D 2 0 0 0 21000
Svitov, AlexanderAlexander Svitov C 7 0 0 0 6-2000
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L GA GAA SO SA SV SV%
Khabibulin, NikolaiNikolai Khabibulin 644 10 5 5 26 2.42 0299273.913
Grahame, JohnJohn Grahame 111 1 0 1 2 1.08 04846.958
Team: 755 11 5 6 28 2.23 0347319.919

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Note: Pos = Position; GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; +/- = plus/minus; PIM = Penalty minutes; PPG = Power-play goals; SHG = Short-handed goals; GWG = Game-winning goals
      MIN = Minutes played; W = Wins; L = Losses; T/OT = Ties/Overtime losses; GA = Goals-against; GAA = Goals-against average; SO = Shutouts; SA = Shots against; SV = Shots saved; SV% = Save percentage;

Draft picksEdit

See also: 2002 NHL Entry Draft

Tampa's picks at the 2002 NHL Entry Draft in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Round # Player Position Nationality College/Junior/Club Team (League)
2 60 Adam Henrich Wing Flag of Canada.svg Canada Brampton Battalion (OHL)

RosterEdit

2002–03 Tampa Bay Lightning Roster

Goaltenders: 1 Konstantinov  30 Hodson  35 Khabibulin  47 Grahame 

Defensemen

2 Neckar • 3 Bergevin • 5 Cullimore • 7 Clymer • 13 Kubina • 21 Sarich • 22 Boyle • 23 Laukkanen • 37 Lukowich • 38 Rumble • 44 Pratt 

Forwards

4 Lecavalier • 9 Holzinger • 11 Dingman • 15 Alexeev • 16 Svitov • 17 Fedotenko • 18 Olvestad • 19 Richards • 20 Prospal • 25 Andreychuk • 26 St. Louis • 27 Taylor • 28 Keefe • 33 Modin • 36 Roy 

General ManagerJay Feaster •  CoachJohn Tortorella

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. 2002–03 Tampa Bay Lightning Games. Hockey-reference.com. Retrieved on 2009-06-15.
  2. 2002-03 Tampa Bay Lightning Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com. hockey-reference.com. Retrieved on 2009-06-15.
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