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2003–04 Montreal Canadiens · NHL
Division 4th Northeast
Conference 7th Eastern
2003–04 record 41–30–7
Home record 23-13-4-1
Road record 18-17-3-3
Goals for 208
Goals against 192
General Manager Bob Gainey
Coach Claude Julien
Captain Saku Koivu
Arena Bell Centre
Team leaders
Goals Richard Zednik (26)
Assists Mike Ribeiro (45)
Points Mike Ribeiro (65)
Penalties in minutes Darren Langdon (135)
Wins Jose Theodore (33)
Goals against average Jose Theodore</br>Mathieu Garon (2.27)
The 2003–04 Montreal Canadiens season was the team's 95th season of play, 87th in the National Hockey League. The Canadiens returned to the playoffs this season and made i to the Eastern Conference semi-finals after winning Conference quarter-finals against Boston Bruins 4 games to 3 before being eliminated by the Tampa Bay Lightning 4 games to 0.


Regular seasonEdit

Heritage ClassicEdit

The Heritage Classic was an outdoor ice hockey game played on November 22, 2003, in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, between the Edmonton Oilers and the Montreal Canadiens. It was the second NHL outdoor game and the first regular season outdoor game in the history of the National Hockey League, and was modeled after the success of the "cold war" game between the University of Michigan and Michigan State University in 2001.[1]

The first NHL game to be played outdoors was in 1991 when the Los Angeles Kings played the New York Rangers in an exhibition game outside Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. [1] The event took place in Edmonton's Commonwealth Stadium in front of a crowd of 57,167, the largest number of people to ever watch a live NHL game, despite temperatures of close to -18 °C, -30 °C (-22 °F) with wind chill. It was held to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the Edmonton Oilers joining the NHL in 1979.

The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation television broadcast also set the record for most viewers of a single NHL game with 2.747 million nationwide. This was the first NHL game broadcast in HDTV on CBC.

Final standingsEdit

Northeast Division
No. CR GP W L T OTL GF GA Pts
12Boston Bruins 82 41 19 15 7 209 188 104
24Toronto Maple Leafs 82 45 24 10 3 242 204 103
35Ottawa Senators 82 43 23 10 6 262 189 102
47Montreal Canadiens 82 41 30 7 4 208 192 93
59Buffalo 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.


Game logEdit

Regular season results
No. R Date Score Opponent Record
1LOctober 9, 20032–5 @ Ottawa Senators (2003–04) 0–1–0–0
2WOctober 11, 20034–0 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (2003–04) 1–1–0–0
3WOctober 14, 20035–1 Washington Capitals (2003–04) 2–1–0–0
4WOctober 16, 20034–1 Pittsburgh Penguins (2003–04) 3–1–0–0
5LOctober 18, 20030–1 Toronto Maple Leafs (2003–04) 3–2–0–0
6WOctober 20, 20032–1 Detroit Red Wings (2003–04) 4–2–0–0
7WOctober 23, 20033–0 New York Islanders (2003–04) 5–2–0–0
8LOctober 25, 20032–6 Ottawa Senators (2003–04) 5–3–0–0
9LOctober 27, 20030–5 @ Philadelphia Flyers (2003–04) 5–4–0–0
10LOctober 28, 20030–2 Boston Bruins (2003–04) 5–5–0–0
11WOctober 30, 20031–0 OT @ Boston Bruins (2003–04) 6–5–0–0
12LNovember 1, 20031–5 New York Rangers (2003–04) 6–6–0–0
13LNovember 4, 20032–4 Edmonton Oilers (2003–04) 6–7–0–0
14LNovember 7, 20031–2 @ Buffalo Sabres (2003–04) 6–8–0–0
15WNovember 8, 20033–0 Buffalo Sabres (2003–04) 7–8–0–0
16TNovember 11, 20031–1 OT Columbus Blue Jackets (2003–04) 7–8–1–0
17LNovember 13, 20031–3 @ New York Islanders (2003–04) 7–9–1–0
18WNovember 15, 20033–2 @ Ottawa Senators (2003–04) 8–9–1–0
19LNovember 18, 20034–5 OT @ Vancouver Canucks (2003–04) 8–9–1–1
20LNovember 20, 20031–2 @ Calgary Flames (2003–04) 8–10–1–1
21WNovember 22, 20034–3 @ Edmonton Oilers (2003–04) 9–10–1–1
22LNovember 25, 20032–5 Vancouver Canucks (2003–04) 9–11–1–1
23WNovember 28, 20035–3 @ Washington Capitals (2003–04) 10–11–1–1
24TNovember 29, 20031–1 OT Florida Panthers (2003–04) 10–11–2–1
25WDecember 2, 20033–2 Tampa Bay Lightning (2003–04) 11–11–2–1
26TDecember 5, 20031–1 OT @ Carolina Hurricanes (2003–04) 11–11–3–1
27WDecember 6, 20033–1 Carolina Hurricanes (2003–04) 12–11–3–1
28LDecember 8, 20032–3 Philadelphia Flyers (2003–04) 12–12–3–1
29WDecember 10, 20032–1 @ New York Rangers (2003–04) 13–12–3–1
30LDecember 12, 20032–4 @ Florida Panthers (2003–04) 13–13–3–1
31WDecember 13, 20035–2 @ Tampa Bay Lightning (2003–04) 14–13–3–1
32TDecember 16, 20031–1 OT Boston Bruins (2003–04) 14–13–4–1
33WDecember 18, 20035–4 OT Nashville Predators (2003–04) 15–13–4–1
34LDecember 20, 20032–4 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (2003–04) 15–14–4–1
35WDecember 22, 20034–1 Pittsburgh Penguins (2003–04) 16–14–4–1
36LDecember 23, 20032–3 @ Washington Capitals (2003–04) 16–15–4–1
37LDecember 27, 20031–2 OT @ Carolina Hurricanes (2003–04) 16–15–4–2
38WDecember 29, 20032–1 @ Atlanta Thrashers (2003–04) 17–15–4–2
39TDecember 31, 20031–1 OT @ Dallas Stars (2003–04) 17–15–5–2
40WJanuary 3, 20045–1 Atlanta Thrashers (2003–04) 18–15–5–2
41WJanuary 4, 20044–1 Washington Capitals (2003–04) 19–15–5–2
42WJanuary 6, 20043–1 Buffalo Sabres (2003–04) 20–15–5–2
43LJanuary 8, 20041–4 Tampa Bay Lightning (2003–04) 20–16–5–2
44WJanuary 10, 20048–0 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (2003–04) 21–16–5–2
45WJanuary 13, 20045–2 St. Louis Blues (2003–04) 22–16–5–2
46WJanuary 14, 20042–1 @ Atlanta Thrashers (2003–04) 23–16–5–2
47TJanuary 17, 20042–2 OT New York Rangers (2003–04) 23–16–6–2
48WJanuary 20, 20044–1 @ Philadelphia Flyers (2003–04) 24–16–6–2
49LJanuary 23, 20040–2 @ New Jersey Devils (2003–04) 24–17–6–2
50LJanuary 24, 20041–4 Toronto Maple Leafs (2003–04) 24–18–6–2
51LJanuary 27, 20041–4 @ Buffalo Sabres (2003–04) 24–19–6–2
52WJanuary 29, 20043–2 OT @ Minnesota Wild (2003–04) 25–19–6–2
53LJanuary 31, 20040–1 Boston Bruins (2003–04) 25–20–6–2
54WFebruary 1, 20046–4 Chicago Blackhawks (2003–04) 26–20–6–2
55WFebruary 3, 20044–3 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (2003–04) 27–20–6–2
56WFebruary 5, 20042–1 New York Islanders (2003–04) 28–20–6–2
57LFebruary 10, 20041–2 @ Florida Panthers (2003–04) 28–21–6–2
58LFebruary 12, 20043–5 @ Tampa Bay Lightning (2003–04) 28–22–6–2
59LFebruary 14, 20042–5 @ Ottawa Senators (2003–04) 28–23–6–2
60LFebruary 17, 20041–4 Atlanta Thrashers (2003–04) 28–24–6–2
61WFebruary 19, 20044–1 Calgary Flames (2003–04) 29–24–6–2
62LFebruary 21, 20044–5 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (2003–04) 29–25–6–2
63WFebruary 23, 20044–1 @ New York Rangers (2003–04) 30–25–6–2
64WFebruary 24, 20044–2 Ottawa Senators (2003–04) 31–25–6–2
65WFebruary 26, 20043–2 OT @ Boston Bruins (2003–04) 32–25–6–2
66WFebruary 28, 20041–0 OT Carolina Hurricanes (2003–04) 33–25–6–2
67WMarch 1, 20042–1 New Jersey Devils (2003–04) 34–25–6–2
68LMarch 3, 20043–4 @ San Jose Sharks (2003–04) 34–26–6–2
69WMarch 5, 20044–3 @ Phoenix Coyotes (2003–04) 35–26–6–2
70WMarch 6, 20044–2 @ Los Angeles Kings (2003–04) 36–26–6–2
71WMarch 8, 20045–2 @ Mighty Ducks of Anaheim (2003–04) 37–26–6–2
72LMarch 11, 20042–3 OT Florida Panthers (2003–04) 37–26–6–3
73WMarch 13, 20044–3 Toronto Maple Leafs (2003–04) 38–26–6–3
74WMarch 16, 20044–2 Colorado Avalanche (2003–04) 39–26–6–3
75TMarch 19, 20041–1 OT @ New Jersey Devils (2003–04) 39–26–7–3
76WMarch 20, 20043–2 New Jersey Devils (2003–04) 40–26–7–3
77LMarch 24, 20041–2 @ Buffalo Sabres (2003–04) 40–27–7–3
78LMarch 25, 20040–4 Ottawa Senators (2003–04) 40–28–7–3
79LMarch 27, 20042–3 OT @ Boston Bruins (2003–04) 40–28–7–4
80LMarch 31, 20041–5 @ New York Islanders (2003–04) 40–29–7–4
81LApril 1, 20040–2 Philadelphia Flyers (2003–04) 40–30–7–4
82WApril 3, 20046–3 Buffalo Sabres (2003–04) 41–30–7–4

Playoffs Edit

Player statsEdit

Regular seasonEdit

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
Ribeiro, MikeMike Ribeiro C 81 20 45 65 3415705
Ryder, MichaelMichael Ryder RW 81 25 38 63 26101004
Koivu, SakuSaku Koivu C 68 14 41 55 52-5503
Zednik, RichardRichard Zednik RW 81 26 24 50 635709
Souray, SheldonSheldon Souray D 63 15 20 35 1044613
Perreault, YanicYanic Perreault C 69 16 15 31 40-10503
Brisebois, PatricePatrice Brisebois D 71 4 27 31 2217200
Bulis, JanJan Bulis C 72 13 17 30 30-8114
Markov, AndreiAndrei Markov D 69 6 22 28 20-2200
Dagenais, PierrePierre Dagenais RW 50 17 10 27 2415403
Sundstrom, NiklasNiklas Sundstrom RW 66 8 12 20 183002
Bouillon, FrancisFrancis Bouillon D 73 2 16 18 701000
Begin, SteveSteve Begin C 52 10 5 15 416011
Juneau, JoeJoe Juneau C 70 5 10 15 20-4211
Ward, JasonJason Ward RW 53 5 7 12 213201
Dackell, AndreasAndreas Dackell RW 60 4 8 12 108000
Rivet, CraigCraig Rivet D 80 4 8 12 98-1201
Audette, DonaldDonald Audette RW 23 3 5 8 16-4000
Quintal, StephaneStephane Quintal D 73 3 5 8 8210000
Dowd, JimJim Dowd C 14 3 2 5 66010
Kilger, ChadChad Kilger LW 36 2 2 4 142000
Komisarek, MikeMike Komisarek D 46 0 4 4 344000
Kovalev, AlexAlex Kovalev RW 12 1 2 3 12-4001
Langdon, DarrenDarren Langdon LW 64 0 3 3 135-2000
Theodore, JoseJose Theodore G 67 0 3 3 40000
Hainsey, RonRon Hainsey D 11 1 1 2 43000
Hossa, MarcelMarcel Hossa LW 15 1 1 2 8-3000
Gratton, BenoitBenoit Gratton C 4 0 1 1 40000
Balej, JozefJozef Balej RW 4 0 0 0 0-1000
Dwyer, GordieGordie Dwyer LW 2 0 0 0 70000
Dykhuis, KarlKarl Dykhuis D 9 0 0 0 2-2000
Garon, MathieuMathieu Garon G 19 0 0 0 20000
Higgins, ChristopherChristopher Higgins C 2 0 0 0 00000
Plekanec, TomasTomas Plekanec LW 2 0 0 0 00000
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T/OT GA GAA SO SA SV SV%
Theodore, JoseJose Theodore 3961 67 33 28 5 150 2.27 618601710.919
Garon, MathieuMathieu Garon 1003 19 8 6 2 38 2.27 0480442.921
Team: 4964 82 41 34 7 188 2.27 623402152.920

PlayoffsEdit

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM PPG SHG GWG
Koivu, SakuSaku Koivu C 11 3 8 11 10200
Kovalev, AlexAlex Kovalev RW 11 6 4 10 8101
Zednik, RichardRichard Zednik RW 11 3 3 6 2001
Markov, AndreiAndrei Markov D 11 1 4 5 8001
Rivet, CraigCraig Rivet D 11 1 4 5 2100
Perreault, YanicYanic Perreault C 9 2 2 4 0001
Brisebois, PatricePatrice Brisebois D 11 2 1 3 4100
Ribeiro, MikeMike Ribeiro C 11 2 1 3 18000
Ryder, MichaelMichael Ryder RW 11 1 2 3 4000
Bulis, JanJan Bulis C 11 1 1 2 4000
Dowd, JimJim Dowd C 11 0 2 2 2000
Souray, SheldonSheldon Souray D 11 0 2 2 39000
Theodore, JoseJose Theodore G 11 0 2 2 0000
Ward, JasonJason Ward RW 5 0 2 2 2000
Langdon, DarrenDarren Langdon LW 9 1 0 1 6000
Sundstrom, NiklasNiklas Sundstrom RW 4 1 0 1 2000
Begin, SteveSteve Begin C 9 0 1 1 10000
Dagenais, PierrePierre Dagenais RW 8 0 1 1 6000
Juneau, JoeJoe Juneau C 11 0 1 1 4000
Bouillon, FrancisFrancis Bouillon D 11 0 0 0 7000
Garon, MathieuMathieu Garon G 1 0 0 0 0000
Komisarek, MikeMike Komisarek D 7 0 0 0 8000
Quintal, StephaneStephane Quintal D 4 0 0 0 2000
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L GA GAA SO SA SV SV%
Theodore, JoseJose Theodore 678 11 4 7 27 2.39 1333306.919
Garon, MathieuMathieu Garon 12 1 0 0 0 0.00 0661.000
Team: 690 11 4 7 27 2.35 1339312.920

[2]

Note: 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;

Awards and recordsEdit

TransactionsEdit

RosterEdit

Draft picksEdit

Round # Player Nationality College/junior/club team
1 10 Andrei Kostitsyn (RW) Flag of Belarus Belarus CSKA Moscow (RUS)
2 40 Cory Urquhart (C) Flag of Canada.svg Canada Montreal Rocket (QMJHL)
2 61 Maxim Lapierre (C) Flag of Canada.svg Canada Montreal Rocket (QMJHL)
3 79 Ryan O'Byrne (D) Flag of Canada.svg Canada Calgary Hitmen (WHL)

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. Edmonton Oilers Heritage Website - Heritage Classic
  2. 2003-04 Montreal Canadiens Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com. hockey-reference.com. Retrieved on 2009-05-28.

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