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2003–04 Tampa Bay Lightning · NHL
Stanley Cup Champions
Eastern Conference Champions
Southeast Division Champions
Division 1st Southeast
Conference 1st Eastern
2003–04 record 46–22–8–6
Home record 24–10–4–3
Road record 22–12–4–3
Goals for 245
Goals against 192
General Manager Jay Feaster
Coach John Tortorella
Captain Dave Andreychuk
Alternate captains Vincent Lecavalier
Fredrik Modin
Arena St. Pete Times Forum
Team leaders
Goals Martin St. Louis (38)
Assists Martin St. Louis (56)
Points Martin St. Louis (94)
Penalties in minutes Chris Dingman (140)
Wins Nikolai Khabibulin (28)
Goals against average John Grahame (2.06)

The Tampa Bay Lightning season involved winning the Stanley Cup.

OffseasonEdit

The Lightning did not have a first-round pick. For their first pick, they chose Mike Egener in the second round, 35th over-all.

Regular seasonEdit

Season standingsEdit

Southeast Division
No. CR GP W L T OTL GF GA PTS
11Tampa Bay Lightning 82 46 22 8 6 245 192 106
210Atlanta Thrashers 82 33 37 8 4 214 243 78
311Carolina Hurricanes 82 28 34 14 6 172 209 76
412Florida Panthers 82 28 35 15 4 188 221 75
514Washington 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.

Game logEdit

No. R Date Score Opponent Record
1WOctober 10, 20035–1 Boston Bruins (2003–04) 1–0–0–0
2WOctober 16, 20035–1 Phoenix Coyotes (2003–04) 2–0–0–0
3WOctober 18, 20033–2 @ New Jersey Devils (2003–04) 3–0–0–0
4WOctober 21, 20033–2 OT Atlanta Thrashers (2003–04) 4–0–0–0
5WOctober 23, 20031–0 @ Columbus Blue Jackets (2003–04) 5–0–0–0
6WOctober 25, 20033–2 Minnesota Wild (2003–04) 6–0–0–0
7TOctober 30, 20032–2 OT San Jose Sharks (2003–04) 6–0–1–0
8WNovember 1, 20034–3 Carolina Hurricanes (2003–04) 7–0–1–0
9LNovember 4, 20031–5 Washington Capitals (2003–04) 7–1–1–0
10LNovember 6, 20030–1 OT Los Angeles Kings (2003–04) 7–1–1–1
11WNovember 8, 20039–0 Pittsburgh Penguins (2003–04) 8–1–1–1
12TNovember 9, 20031–1 OT @ Carolina Hurricanes (2003–04) 8–1–2–1
13LNovember 11, 20030–4 @ Florida Panthers (2003–04) 8–2–2–1
14WNovember 14, 20035–2 @ Washington Capitals (2003–04) 9–2–2–1
15WNovember 20, 20033–2 New York Islanders (2003–04) 10–2–2–1
16WNovember 22, 20032–1 Buffalo Sabres (2003–04) 11–2–2–1
17TNovember 23, 20030–0 OT @ Carolina Hurricanes (2003–04) 11–2–3–1
18LNovember 25, 20030–2 New York Rangers (2003–04) 11–3–3–1
19TNovember 28, 20032–2 OT St. Louis Blues (2003–04) 11–3–4–1
20LNovember 29, 20031–2 @ Atlanta Thrashers (2003–04) 11–4–4–1
21LDecember 2, 20032–3 @ Montreal Canadiens (2003–04) 11–5–4–1
22LDecember 4, 20031–4 Ottawa Senators (2003–04) 11–6–4–1
23WDecember 6, 20033–1 @ Buffalo Sabres (2003–04) 12–6–4–1
24WDecember 7, 20033–2 @ New York Rangers (2003–04) 13–6–4–1
25LDecember 9, 20032–5 @ New York Islanders (2003–04) 13–7–4–1
26LDecember 11, 20032–3 @ Ottawa Senators (2003–04) 13–8–4–1
27LDecember 13, 20032–5 Montreal Canadiens (2003–04) 13–9–4–1
28LDecember 16, 20030–3 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (2003–04) 13–10–4–1
29WDecember 18, 20035–4 OT @ Philadelphia Flyers (2003–04) 14–10–4–1
30LDecember 20, 20031–2 Dallas Stars (2003–04) 14–11–4–1
31TDecember 23, 20031–1 OT @ Boston Bruins (2003–04) 14–11–5–1
32LDecember 26, 20031–3 @ Atlanta Thrashers (2003–04) 14–12–5–1
33WDecember 27, 20034–2 Boston Bruins (2003–04) 15–12–5–1
34LDecember 29, 20030–2 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim (2003–04) 15–13–5–1
35TDecember 31, 20032–2 OT Florida Panthers (2003–04) 15–13–6–1
36LJanuary 2, 20040–2 Columbus Blue Jackets (2003–04) 15–14–6–1
37WJanuary 3, 20046–1 Philadelphia Flyers (2003–04) 16–14–6–1
38LJanuary 6, 20042–5 @ Ottawa Senators (2003–04) 16–15–6–1
39WJanuary 8, 20044–1 @ Montreal Canadiens (2003–04) 17–15–6–1
40WJanuary 9, 20044–1 @ New Jersey Devils (2003–04) 18–15–6–1
41WJanuary 11, 20042–1 OT @ New York Rangers (2003–04) 19–15–6–1
42WJanuary 13, 20043–1 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (2003–04) 20–15–6–1
43WJanuary 15, 20045–4 Carolina Hurricanes (2003–04) 21–15–6–1
44LJanuary 17, 20041–2 @ Florida Panthers (2003–04) 21–16–6–1
45LJanuary 19, 20044–5 OT Colorado Avalanche (2003–04) 21–16–6–2
46LJanuary 21, 20044–5 OT @ Vancouver Canucks (2003–04) 21–16–6–3
47WJanuary 22, 20043–2 @ Edmonton Oilers (2003–04) 22–16–6–3
48WJanuary 24, 20046–2 @ Calgary Flames (2003–04) 23–16–6–3
49WJanuary 27, 20046–2 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (2003–04) 24–16–6–3
50WJanuary 29, 20045–1 Pittsburgh Penguins (2003–04) 25–16–6–3
51WJanuary 31, 20045–2 Atlanta Thrashers (2003–04) 26–16–6–3
52WFebruary 2, 20042–1 @ Philadelphia Flyers (2003–04) 27–16–6–3
53LFebruary 3, 20041–2 @ Washington Capitals (2003–04) 27–17–6–3
54WFebruary 5, 20045–2 @ Nashville Predators (2003–04) 28–17–6–3
55TFebruary 10, 20044–4 OT Toronto Maple Leafs (2003–04) 28–17–7–3
56WFebruary 12, 20045–3 Montreal Canadiens (2003–04) 29–17–7–3
57WFebruary 14, 20043–2 Florida Panthers (2003–04) 30–17–7–3
58WFebruary 17, 20045–2 Philadelphia Flyers (2003–04) 31–17–7–3
59LFebruary 19, 20043–4 OT @ St. Louis Blues (2003–04) 31–17–7–4
60LFebruary 20, 20043–4 OT @ Buffalo Sabres (2003–04) 31–17–7–5
61WFebruary 23, 20046–3 @ Washington Capitals (2003–04) 32–17–7–5
62WFebruary 25, 20044–2 @ Atlanta Thrashers (2003–04) 33–17–7–5
63WFebruary 26, 20044–3 Toronto Maple Leafs (2003–04) 34–17–7–5
64WFebruary 28, 20044–2 Washington Capitals (2003–04) 35–17–7–5
65WMarch 1, 20043–0 @ Colorado Avalanche (2003–04) 36–17–7–5
66WMarch 3, 20045–3 @ Chicago Blackhawks (2003–04) 37–17–7–5
67WMarch 5, 20043–2 OT New Jersey Devils (2003–04) 38–17–7–5
68WMarch 6, 20045–3 @ Florida Panthers (2003–04) 39–17–7–5
69TMarch 8, 20041–1 OT @ Detroit Red Wings (2003–04) 39–17–8–5
70WMarch 10, 20044–2 @ Carolina Hurricanes (2003–04) 40–17–8–5
71WMarch 12, 20045–2 New York Rangers (2003–04) 41–17–8–5
72LMarch 13, 20041–5 Carolina Hurricanes (2003–04) 41–18–8–5
73LMarch 16, 20041–3 New York Islanders (2003–04) 41–19–8–5
74WMarch 18, 20043–1 Buffalo Sabres (2003–04) 42–19–8–5
75LMarch 20, 20044–5 @ Boston Bruins (2003–04) 42–20–8–5
76LMarch 21, 20040–3 @ New York Islanders (2003–04) 42–21–8–5
77WMarch 23, 20047–2 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (2003–04) 43–21–8–5
78WMarch 25, 20042–1 New Jersey Devils (2003–04) 44–21–8–5
79WMarch 27, 20044–1 Washington Capitals (2003–04) 45–21–8–5
80LMarch 29, 20044–5 OT Ottawa Senators (2003–04) 45–21–8–6
81WApril 1, 20044–3 Florida Panthers (2003–04) 46–21–8–6
82LApril 3, 20041–2 Atlanta Thrashers (2003–04) 46–22–8–6

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Player statsEdit

ForwardsEdit

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

Player GP G A PTS PIM
Martin St. Louis 82 38 56 94 24
Cory Stillman 81 25 55 80 36
Brad Richards 82 26 53 79 12
Vincent Lecavalier 81 32 34 66 52
Fredrik Modin 82 29 28 57 32
Dave Andreychuk 82 21 18 39 42
Ruslan Fedotenko 77 17 22 39 30
Tim Taylor 82 7 15 22 25
Dmitry Afanasenkov 71 6 10 16 12
Martin Cibak 63 2 7 9 30
Chris Dingman 74 1 5 6 140
Shane Willis 12 0 6 6 2
Alexandr Svitov 11 0 3 3 4
Andre Roy 33 1 1 2 78
Eric Perrin 4 0 0 0 0

DefencemenEdit

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

Player GP G A PTS PIM
Dan Boyle 78 9 30 39 60
Pavel Kubina 81 17 18 35 85
Brad Lukowich 79 5 14 19 24
Cory Sarich 82 3 16 19 89
Ben Clymer 66 2 8 10 50
Jassen Cullimore 79 2 5 7 58
Darryl Sydor 31 1 6 7 6
Nolan Pratt 58 1 3 4 42
Darren Rumble 5 0 0 0 2
Stan Neckar -- -- -- -- --

GoaltendingEdit

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

Player GP W L T SO GAA
Nikolai Khabibulin 55 28 19 7 3 2.33
John Grahame 29 18 9 1 1 2.06

PlayoffsEdit

Eastern Conference Quarter-finals vs. New York IslandersEdit

Tampa Bay vs. NY Islanders
Date Away Home OT Score
April 8 NY Islanders Tampa Bay 0 – 3
April 10 NY Islanders Tampa Bay 3 – 0
April 12 Tampa Bay NY Islanders 3 – 0
April 14 Tampa Bay NY Islanders 3 – 0
April 16 NY Islanders Tampa Bay OT 2 – 3
Tampa Bay wins series 4–1

Eastern Conference Semi-finals vs. Montreal CanadiensEdit

Tampa Bay vs. Montreal
Date Away Home OT Score
April 23 Montreal Tampa Bay 0 – 4
April 25 Montreal Tampa Bay 1 – 3
April 27 Tampa Bay Montreal OT 4 – 3
April 29 Tampa Bay Montreal 3 – 1
Tampa Bay wins series 4–0

Conference Finals vs. Philadelphia FlyersEdit

Eastern Conference
Tampa Bay vs. Philadelphia
Date Away Home OT Score
May 8 Philadelphia Tampa Bay 1 – 3
May 10 Philadelphia Tampa Bay 6 – 2
May 12 Tampa Bay Philadelphia 4 – 1
May 15 Tampa Bay Philadelphia 2 – 3
May 18 Philadelphia Tampa Bay 2 – 4
May 20 Tampa Bay Philadelphia OT 4 – 5
May 22 Philadelphia Tampa Bay 1 – 2
Tampa Bay wins series 4–3
and Prince of Wales Trophy

Finals vs. Calgary FlamesEdit

Tampa Bay vs. Calgary
Date Away Home OT Score
May 25 Calgary Tampa Bay 4 – 1
May 27 Calgary Tampa Bay 1 – 4
May 29 Tampa Bay Calgary 0 – 3
May 31 Tampa Bay Calgary 1 – 0
June 3 Calgary Tampa Bay OT 3 – 2
June 5 Tampa Bay Calgary 2OT 3 – 2
June 7 Calgary Tampa Bay 1 – 2
Tampa Bay wins series
4–3 and Stanley Cup
Brad Richards (Tampa Bay)
wins Conn Smythe Trophy

Awards and recordsEdit

  • Brad Richards, Conn Smythe Trophy
  • Brad Richards, Lady Byng Memorial Trophy
  • Martin St. Louis, Art Ross Trophy
  • Martin St. Louis, Hart Memorial Trophy
  • Martin St. Louis, Lester B. Pearson Award
  • Martin St. Louis, NHL Plus/Minus Award, (shared with Marek Malik of the Vancouver Canucks)
  • John Tortorella, Jack Adams Award

TransactionsEdit

RosterEdit

2003–04 Tampa Bay Lightning roster

Goaltenders:

35 Khabibulin  47 Grahame 

Defensemen

2 Neckar • 5 Cullimore • 7 Clymer • 13 Kubina • 21 Sarich • 22 Boyle • 37 Lukowich • 38 Rumble • 44 Pratt  55 Sydor 

Forwards

4 Lecavalier • 8 Cibak • 9 Perrin • 11 Dingman • 17 Fedotenko • 19 Richards • 24 Willis • 25 Andreychuk • 26 St. Louis • 27 Taylor • 29 Afanasenkov • 33 Modin • 36 Roy • 61 Stillman 

General ManagerJay Feaster •  CoachJohn Tortorella

Draft picksEdit

NHL draftEdit

See also: 2003 NHL Entry Draft
Round # Player Position Nationality College/junior/club team
2 34 Mike Egener Defence Flag of Germany Germany Calgary Hitmen (WHL)
2 41 Matt Smaby Defence Flag of the United States United States Shattuck-Saint Mary's (USHS)
3 96 Jonathan Boutin Goalie Flag of Canada.svg Canada Halifax Mooseheads (QMJHL)
6 192
7 224
9 273
9 286
9 287

Farm teamsEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. 2003–04 Tampa Bay Lightning Games. Hockey-reference.com. Retrieved on 2009-06-15.
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