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2003–04 Vancouver Canucks · NHL
Northwest Division Champions
Division 1st Northwest
Conference 3rd Western
2003–04 record 43–24–10–5
Home record 21–13–7–0
Road record 22–11–3–5
Goals for 235
Goals against 194
General Manager Brian Burke
Coach Marc Crawford
Captain Markus Naslund
Alternate captains Todd Bertuzzi
Ed Jovanovski
Trevor Linden
Brendan Morrison
Arena General Motors Place
Average attendance 18,630
Team leaders
Goals Markus Naslund (35)
Assists Markus Naslund (49)
Points Markus Naslund (84)
Penalties in minutes Brad May (137)
Wins Dan Cloutier (33)
Goals against average Dan Cloutier

The 2003–04 Vancouver Canucks season was the Canucks' 34th NHL season. It was the first time since the Northwest Division was created that a team other than the Colorado Avalanche has won the division title.

Regular seasonEdit

Divisional standingsEdit

Northwest Division
No. CR GP W L T OTL GF GA PTS
1 3 Vancouver Canucks 82 43 24 10 5 235 194 101
2 4 Colorado Avalanche 82 40 22 13 7 235 198 100
3 6 Calgary Flames 82 42 30 7 3 200 176 94
4 9 Edmonton Oilers 82 36 29 12 5 221 208 89
5 10 Minnesota Wild 82 30 29 20 3 188 183 83

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.


Conference standingsEdit

Western Conference GP W L T OTL GF GA Pts
p-Detroit Red Wings 82 48 21 11 2 255 189 109
y-San Jose Sharks 82 43 21 12 6 219 183 104
y-Vancouver Canucks 82 43 24 10 5 235 194 101
x-Colorado Avalanche 82 40 22 13 7 235 198 100
x-Dallas Stars 82 41 26 13 2 194 175 97
x-Calgary Flames 82 42 30 7 3 200 176 94
x-St. Louis Blues 82 39 30 11 2 191 198 91
x-Nashville Predators 82 38 29 11 4 216 217 91
e-Edmonton Oilers 82 36 29 12 5 221 208 89
e-Minnesota Wild 82 30 29 20 3 188 183 83
e-Los Angeles Kings 82 28 29 16 9 205 217 81
e-Mighty Ducks of Anaheim 82 29 35 10 8 184 213 76
e-Phoenix Coyotes 82 22 36 18 6 188 245 68
e-Columbus Blue Jackets 82 25 45 8 4 177 238 62
e-Chicago Blackhawks 82 20 43 11 8 188 259 59

p- Presidents' Trophy winner, x- qualified for playoffs, e- did not qualify for playoffs, y- divisional winner

Game logEdit

No. R Date Score Opponent Record
1WOctober 9, 20034–1 Calgary Flames (2003–04) 1–0–0–0
2WOctober 11, 20033–0 Edmonton Oilers (2003–04) 2–0–0–0
3LOctober 13, 20032–3 @ Columbus Blue Jackets (2003–04) 2–1–0–0
4LOctober 16, 20032–3 @ Detroit Red Wings (2003–04) 2–2–0–0
5TOctober 18, 20032–2 OT @ Minnesota Wild (2003–04) 2–2–1–0
6WOctober 20, 20036–1 Buffalo Sabres (2003–04) 3–2–1–0
7WOctober 22, 20033–2 St. Louis Blues (2003–04) 4–2–1–0
8TOctober 26, 20033–3 OT Phoenix Coyotes (2003–04) 4–2–2–0
9WOctober 28, 20036–3 Columbus Blue Jackets (2003–04) 5–2–2–0
10WOctober 30, 20033–1 @ Los Angeles Kings (2003–04) 6–2–2–0
11WOctober 31, 20034–1 @ Phoenix Coyotes (2003–04) 7–2–2–0
12WNovember 3, 20035–1 Detroit Red Wings (2003–04) 8–2–2–0
13WNovember 5, 20034–3 @ Nashville Predators (2003–04) 9–2–2–0
14LNovember 6, 20032–3 @ St. Louis Blues (2003–04) 9–3–2–0
15WNovember 8, 20034–3 Minnesota Wild (2003–04) 10–3–2–0
16LNovember 11, 20030–1 @ Minnesota Wild (2003–04) 10–4–2–0
17LNovember 13, 20033–4 OT @ Philadelphia Flyers (2003–04) 10–4–2–1
18LNovember 15, 20031–2 OT @ Boston Bruins (2003–04) 10–4–2–2
19WNovember 18, 20035–4 OT Montreal Canadiens (2003–04) 11–4–2–2
20WNovember 20, 20033–2 OT Chicago Blackhawks (2003–04) 12–4–2–2
21LNovember 22, 20033–5 Toronto Maple Leafs (2003–04) 12–5–2–2
22LNovember 24, 20031–2 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (2003–04) 12–6–2–2
23WNovember 25, 20035–2 @ Montreal Canadiens (2003–04) 13–6–2–2
24WNovember 27, 20033–2 OT @ Ottawa Senators (2003–04) 14–6–2–2
25TNovember 29, 20034–4 OT @ Calgary Flames (2003–04) 14–6–3–2
26LDecember 4, 20031–4 Calgary Flames (2003–04) 14–7–3–2
27TDecember 6, 20031–1 OT Minnesota Wild (2003–04) 14–7–4–2
28WDecember 9, 20034–3 OT Pittsburgh Penguins (2003–04) 15–7–4–2
29TDecember 11, 20031–1 OT Colorado Avalanche (2003–04) 15–7–5–2
30WDecember 14, 20032–1 OT Carolina Hurricanes (2003–04) 16–7–5–2
31WDecember 16, 20032–1 OT @ Nashville Predators (2003–04) 17–7–5–2
32LDecember 17, 20031–3 @ Dallas Stars (2003–04) 17–8–5–2
33WDecember 20, 20033–0 @ Edmonton Oilers (2003–04) 18–8–5–2
34TDecember 22, 20034–4 OT Los Angeles Kings (2003–04) 18–8–6–2
35WDecember 26, 20032–0 @ Calgary Flames (2003–04) 19–8–6–2
36LDecember 27, 20032–6 Edmonton Oilers (2003–04) 19–9–6–2
37WDecember 29, 20033–2 @ Colorado Avalanche (2003–04) 20–9–6–2
38WDecember 31, 20034–3 OT @ Chicago Blackhawks (2003–04) 21–9–6–2
39LJanuary 2, 20042–4 Colorado Avalanche (2003–04) 21–10–6–2
40WJanuary 3, 20043–1 @ Calgary Flames (2003–04) 22–10–6–2
41LJanuary 5, 20041–2 San Jose Sharks (2003–04) 22–11–6–2
42WJanuary 8, 20043–1 @ Los Angeles Kings (2003–04) 23–11–6–2
43WJanuary 9, 20045–2 @ Mighty Ducks of Anaheim (2003–04) 24–11–6–2
44TJanuary 11, 20042–2 OT Florida Panthers (2003–04) 24–11–7–2
45WJanuary 13, 20044–1 @ Phoenix Coyotes (2003–04) 25–11–7–2
46LJanuary 15, 20041–3 @ San Jose Sharks (2003–04) 25–12–7–2
47LJanuary 17, 20041–2 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim (2003–04) 25–13–7–2
48LJanuary 19, 20042–3 Dallas Stars (2003–04) 25–14–7–2
49WJanuary 21, 20045–4 OT Tampa Bay Lightning (2003–04) 26–14–7–2
50WJanuary 25, 20044–1 Nashville Predators (2003–04) 27–14–7–2
51WJanuary 27, 20043–2 Chicago Blackhawks (2003–04) 28–14–7–2
52WJanuary 29, 20044–2 @ St. Louis Blues (2003–04) 29–14–7–2
53WJanuary 31, 20046–1 @ Washington Capitals (2003–04) 30–14–7–2
54LFebruary 2, 20043–4 @ New York Rangers (2003–04) 30–15–7–2
55LFebruary 3, 20044–5 OT @ New York Islanders (2003–04) 30–15–7–3
56WFebruary 5, 20044–0 @ New Jersey Devils (2003–04) 31–15–7–3
57LFebruary 11, 20042–3 Calgary Flames (2003–04) 31–16–7–3
58LFebruary 13, 20041–4 Atlanta Thrashers (2003–04) 31–17–7–3
59LFebruary 14, 20041–2 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim (2003–04) 31–18–7–3
60WFebruary 16, 20041–0 @ Colorado Avalanche (2003–04) 32–18–7–3
61LFebruary 19, 20042–6 @ Minnesota Wild (2003–04) 32–19–7–3
62LFebruary 21, 20043–4 OT @ Edmonton Oilers (2003–04) 32–19–7–4
63WFebruary 24, 20044–2 Detroit Red Wings (2003–04) 33–19–7–4
64WFebruary 26, 20043–2 OT San Jose Sharks (2003–04) 34–19–7–4
65WFebruary 28, 20042–0 St. Louis Blues (2003–04) 35–19–7–4
66TMarch 3, 20045–5 OT @ Colorado Avalanche (2003–04) 35–19–8–4
67LMarch 5, 20041–3 @ Detroit Red Wings (2003–04) 35–20–8–4
68WMarch 6, 20044–0 @ Columbus Blue Jackets (2003–04) 36–20–8–4
69LMarch 8, 20042–9 Colorado Avalanche (2003–04) 36–21–8–4
70TMarch 10, 20041–1 OT Minnesota Wild (2003–04) 36–21–9–4
71WMarch 12, 20044–3 OT @ Edmonton Oilers (2003–04) 37–21–9–4
72LMarch 13, 20041–2 Ottawa Senators (2003–04) 37–22–9–4
73TMarch 16, 20042–2 OT Nashville Predators (2003–04) 37–22–10–4
74LMarch 18, 20040–3 @ Dallas Stars (2003–04) 37–23–10–4
75LMarch 19, 20043–4 OT @ Chicago Blackhawks (2003–04) 37–23–10–5
76LMarch 21, 20044–5 Columbus Blue Jackets (2003–04) 37–24–10–5
77WMarch 24, 20041–0 Los Angeles Kings (2003–04) 38–24–10–5
78WMarch 27, 20043–2 OT Dallas Stars (2003–04) 39–24–10–5
79WMarch 29, 20046–1 Phoenix Coyotes (2003–04) 40–24–10–5
80WMarch 31, 20042–1 @ Mighty Ducks of Anaheim (2003–04) 41–24–10–5
81WApril 2, 20044–1 @ San Jose Sharks (2003–04) 42–24–10–5
82WApril 3, 20045–2 Edmonton Oilers (2003–04) 43–24–10–5

PlayoffsEdit

Western Conference Semi-Finals vs. (6) Calgary FlamesEdit

After splitting the first two games in Vancouver, Dan Cloutier was injured midway through game three in Calgary. With backup Alex Auld playing in relief, Vancouver would also split games three and four in Calgary. Facing elimination in game six, Brendan Morrison scored a quadruple overtime winner to force a game seven in Vancouver. In the series-deciding game, the Canucks found themselves down a goal and on the penalty kill in the last minute. With Auld on the bench for the extra attacker, winger Matt Cooke tied the game with five seconds left to force overtime. However, with Ed Jovanovski still in the penalty box, former Canuck Martin Gelinas eliminated the Canucks on the powerplay.

Vancouver loses series 4-3

# Date Visitor Score Home OT Decision Series
1 April 7 Calgary 3 - 5 Vancouver Cloutier 1 – 0
2 April 9 Calgary 2 – 1 Vancouver Kiprusoff 1 – 1
3 April 11 Vancouver 2 – 1 Calgary Hedberg 2 – 1
4 April 13 Vancouver 0 – 4 Calgary Kiprusoff 2 - 2
5 April 15 Calgary 2 – 1 Vancouver Kiprusoff 3 – 2
6 April 17 Vancouver 5 – 4 Calgary 4OT Auld 3 – 3
7 April 19 Calgary 2 – 1 Vancouver OT Kiprusoff 4 – 3

Note:

  • Green background indicates win
  • Red background indicates loss

Player statsEdit

SkatersEdit

Note: GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; PIM = Penalty Minutes

Regular season Playoffs
Player GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
Markus Naslund 78 35 49 84 58 7 2 7 9 2
Brendan Morrison 82 22 38 60 50 7 2 3 5 8
Todd Bertuzzi 69 17 43 60 122 -- -- -- -- --
Daniel Sedin 82 18 36 54 18 7 1 2 3 0
Henrik Sedin 76 11 31 42 32 7 2 2 4 2
Brent Sopel 80 10 32 42 36 7 0 1 1 0
Trevor Linden 82 14 22 36 26 7 0 0 0 6
Mattias Ohlund 82 14 20 34 73 7 1 4 5 13
Sami Salo 74 7 19 26 22 7 1 2 3 2
Matt Cooke 53 11 12 23 73 7 3 1 4 12

Denotes player spent time with another team before joining Team. Stats reflect time with the Team only.
Traded mid-season
Bold/italics denotes franchise record

GoaltendersEdit

Note: GP = Games Played; TOI = Time On Ice (minutes); W = Wins; L = Losses; OT = Overtime/Shootout Losses; GA = Goals Against; SO = Shutouts; GAA = Goals Against Average

Regular season Playoffs
Player GP TOI W L T GA SO GAA GP TOI W L GA SO GAA
Dan Cloutier 60 3539 33 21 2 134 5 2.27 3 138 1 1 5 0 2.17
Johan Hedberg 21 1098 8 6 2 46 3 2.51 2 98 1 1 4 0 2.45
Alexander Auld 6 349 2 2 1 12 0 2.06 3 222 1 3 9 0 2.43

Awards and recordsEdit

Team awardsEdit

TransactionsEdit

The Canucks were involved in the following transactions during the 2003–04 season.

TradesEdit

October 30, 2003 To Vancouver Canucks
Sean Pronger
To Columbus Blue Jackets
Zenith Komarniski
December 17, 2003 To Vancouver Canucks
Wade Brookbank
To Nashville Predators
future considerations
January 17, 2004 To Vancouver Canucks
future considerations
To Boston Bruins
Jiri Slegr
February 16, 2004 To Vancouver Canucks
Peter Sarno
To Edmonton Oilers
Tyler Moss
March 9, 2004 To Vancouver Canucks
Martin Rucinsky
To New York Rangers
R.J. Umberger
Martin Grenier
March 9, 2004 To Vancouver Canucks
Sergei Varlamov
To St. Louis Blues
Ryan Ready
March 9, 2004 To Vancouver Canucks
Marc Bergevin
To Pittsburgh Penguins
conditional draft pick
March 9, 2004 To Vancouver Canucks
Geoff Sanderson
To Columbus Blue Jackets
3rd round pick in 2004
March 9, 2004 To Vancouver Canucks
Sylvain Blouin
To Montreal Canadiens
Rene Vydareny


Draft picksEdit

Vancouver's picks at the 2003 NHL Entry Draft, held in Nashville, Tennessee.[1]

Round # Player Pos Nationality College/Junior/Club Team (League)
1 23 Ryan Kesler C Flag of the United States United States Ohio State University (NCAA)
2 60 Marc-Andre Bernier RW Flag of Canada.svg Canada Halifax Mooseheads (QMJHL)
4 111 Brandon Nolan LW Flag of Canada.svg Canada Oshawa Generals (OHL)
4 128 Ty Morris LW Flag of Canada.svg Canada St. Albert (AJHL)
5 150 Nicklas Danielsson RW Flag of Sweden Sweden Brynäs IF (SWE)
6 190 Chad Brownlee D Flag of Canada.svg Canada Vernon Vipers (BCHL)
7 222 Francois-Pierre Guenette C Flag of Canada.svg Canada Halifax Mooseheads (QMJHL)
8 252 Sergei Topol F Flag of Russia Russia OMSK (RUS)
8 254 Nathan McIver D Flag of Canada.svg Canada Toronto St. Michael's Majors (OHL)
9 285 Matthew Hansen D Flag of Canada.svg Canada Seattle Thunderbirds (WHL)

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. 2003 NHL Entry Draft results, nhl.com, accessed April 25, 2008


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