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)
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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 season[edit | edit source]

Final standings[edit | edit source]

Southeast Division
No. CR GP W L T OTL GF GA Pts
1 3 Tampa Bay Lightning 82 36 25 16 5 219 210 93
2 6 Washington Capitals 82 39 29 8 6 224 220 92
3 11 Atlanta Thrashers 82 31 39 7 5 226 284 74
4 13 Florida Panthers 82 24 36 13 9 176 237 70
5 15 Carolina 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 log[edit | edit source]

No. R Date Score Opponent Record
1 W October 10, 2002 4–3 OT @ Florida Panthers (2002–03) 1–0–0–0
2 W October 12, 2002 5–1 Carolina Hurricanes (2002–03) 2–0–0–0
3 W October 18, 2002 8–5 Atlanta Thrashers (2002–03) 3–0–0–0
4 T October 19, 2002 3–3 OT @ Pittsburgh Penguins (2002–03) 3–0–1–0
5 W October 21, 2002 4–2 @ New York Rangers (2002–03) 4–0–1–0
6 T October 23, 2002 2–2 OT @ Columbus Blue Jackets (2002–03) 4–0–2–0
7 W October 25, 2002 3–2 Washington Capitals (2002–03) 5–0–2–0
8 L October 26, 2002 1–5 @ New Jersey Devils (2002–03) 5–1–2–0
9 W October 28, 2002 6–1 @ Florida Panthers (2002–03) 6–1–2–0
10 W October 30, 2002 3–0 New York Rangers (2002–03) 7–1–2–0
11 L November 1, 2002 2–3 @ Washington Capitals (2002–03) 7–2–2–0
12 L November 2, 2002 3–5 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (2002–03) 7–3–2–0
13 L November 5, 2002 3–4 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (2002–03) 7–4–2–0
14 W November 8, 2002 4–1 Pittsburgh Penguins (2002–03) 8–4–2–0
15 L November 9, 2002 2–3 OT Chicago Blackhawks (2002–03) 8–4–2–1
16 W November 11, 2002 4–2 Phoenix Coyotes (2002–03) 9–4–2–1
17 W November 15, 2002 4–2 San Jose Sharks (2002–03) 10–4–2–1
18 W November 17, 2002 2–1 OT @ Carolina Hurricanes (2002–03) 11–4–2–1
19 L November 19, 2002 2–3 Philadelphia Flyers (2002–03) 11–5–2–1
20 L November 21, 2002 2–7 New York Islanders (2002–03) 11–6–2–1
21 W November 23, 2002 3–1 @ New Jersey Devils (2002–03) 12–6–2–1
22 T November 27, 2002 1–1 OT @ Buffalo Sabres (2002–03) 12–6–3–1
23 L November 29, 2002 3–5 Vancouver Canucks (2002–03) 12–7–3–1
24 L December 1, 2002 3–4 @ New York Rangers (2002–03) 12–8–3–1
25 L December 3, 2002 3–4 OT @ Toronto Maple Leafs (2002–03) 12–8–3–2
26 W December 5, 2002 3–2 Edmonton Oilers (2002–03) 13–8–3–2
27 L December 7, 2002 2–3 OT @ Boston Bruins (2002–03) 13–8–3–3
28 L December 8, 2002 1–3 @ Chicago Blackhawks (2002–03) 13–9–3–3
29 L December 10, 2002 3–5 @ Minnesota Wild (2002–03) 13–10–3–3
30 W December 12, 2002 3–2 @ Montreal Canadiens (2002–03) 14–10–3–3
31 W December 14, 2002 4–3 New York Islanders (2002–03) 15–10–3–3
32 T December 18, 2002 1–1 OT @ Carolina Hurricanes (2002–03) 15–10–4–3
33 L December 19, 2002 1–2 Toronto Maple Leafs (2002–03) 15–11–4–3
34 T December 21, 2002 2–2 OT Nashville Predators (2002–03) 15–11–5–3
35 L December 23, 2002 0–3 @ Washington Capitals (2002–03) 15–12–5–3
36 W December 27, 2002 5–2 Boston Bruins (2002–03) 16–12–5–3
37 W December 29, 2002 5–3 New York Rangers (2002–03) 17–12–5–3
38 L December 31, 2002 3–6 Ottawa Senators (2002–03) 17–13–5–3
39 L January 2, 2003 1–4 @ Calgary Flames (2002–03) 17–14–5–3
40 L January 4, 2003 1–5 @ St. Louis Blues (2002–03) 17–15–5–3
41 W January 7, 2003 1–0 Detroit Red Wings (2002–03) 18–15–5–3
42 L January 9, 2003 2–3 OT Atlanta Thrashers (2002–03) 18–15–5–4
43 T January 11, 2003 3–3 OT New Jersey Devils (2002–03) 18–15–6–4
44 L January 14, 2003 0–7 @ Ottawa Senators (2002–03) 18–16–6–4
45 L January 17, 2003 2–3 Pittsburgh Penguins (2002–03) 18–17–6–4
46 L January 18, 2003 2–3 @ Philadelphia Flyers (2002–03) 18–18–6–4
47 W January 20, 2003 6–2 Ottawa Senators (2002–03) 19–18–6–4
48 T January 22, 2003 2–2 OT Montreal Canadiens (2002–03) 19–18–7–4
49 W January 24, 2003 4–1 @ Dallas Stars (2002–03) 20–18–7–4
50 L January 25, 2003 2–3 @ Nashville Predators (2002–03) 20–19–7–4
51 W January 28, 2003 3–0 @ Philadelphia Flyers (2002–03) 21–19–7–4
52 W January 30, 2003 3–1 Carolina Hurricanes (2002–03) 22–19–7–4
53 L February 4, 2003 1–5 Washington Capitals (2002–03) 22–20–7–4
54 L February 6, 2003 2–3 OT Toronto Maple Leafs (2002–03) 22–20–7–5
55 T February 8, 2003 4–4 OT @ Florida Panthers (2002–03) 22–20–8–5
56 L February 11, 2003 2–6 @ New York Islanders (2002–03) 22–21–8–5
57 T February 14, 2003 2–2 OT @ Atlanta Thrashers (2002–03) 22–21–9–5
58 W February 15, 2003 5–2 Boston Bruins (2002–03) 23–21–9–5
59 W February 17, 2003 3–1 Washington Capitals (2002–03) 24–21–9–5
60 W February 19, 2003 2–0 Atlanta Thrashers (2002–03) 25–21–9–5
61 T February 21, 2003 2–2 OT @ Carolina Hurricanes (2002–03) 25–21–10–5
62 L February 23, 2003 1–4 Buffalo Sabres (2002–03) 25–22–10–5
63 W February 25, 2003 2–0 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim (2002–03) 26–22–10–5
64 W February 27, 2003 3–1 Florida Panthers (2002–03) 27–22–10–5
65 W March 1, 2003 2–1 @ Ottawa Senators (2002–03) 28–22–10–5
66 W March 4, 2003 3–1 @ New York Islanders (2002–03) 29–22–10–5
67 L March 5, 2003 2–3 @ Detroit Red Wings (2002–03) 29–23–10–5
68 W March 7, 2003 4–3 Colorado Avalanche (2002–03) 30–23–10–5
69 T March 9, 2003 1–1 OT Buffalo Sabres (2002–03) 30–23–11–5
70 W March 12, 2003 4–2 Los Angeles Kings (2002–03) 31–23–11–5
71 W March 14, 2003 4–2 @ Buffalo Sabres (2002–03) 32–23–11–5
72 W March 15, 2003 2–1 @ Montreal Canadiens (2002–03) 33–23–11–5
73 T March 17, 2003 3–3 OT Minnesota Wild (2002–03) 33–23–12–5
74 T March 20, 2003 2–2 OT @ Los Angeles Kings (2002–03) 33–23–13–5
75 W March 22, 2003 4–0 @ Phoenix Coyotes (2002–03) 34–23–13–5
76 W March 24, 2003 4–1 @ San Jose Sharks (2002–03) 35–23–13–5
77 T March 27, 2003 2–2 OT New Jersey Devils (2002–03) 35–23–14–5
78 T March 29, 2003 1–1 OT Florida Panthers (2002–03) 35–23–15–5
79 T March 31, 2003 2–2 OT @ Boston Bruins (2002–03) 35–23–16–5
80 W April 2, 2003 2–1 Montreal Canadiens (2002–03) 36–23–16–5
81 L April 4, 2003 1–4 Philadelphia Flyers (2002–03) 36–24–16–5
82 L April 6, 2003 2–6 @ Atlanta Thrashers (2002–03) 36–25–16–5

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Playoffs[edit | edit source]

Eastern Conference Quarter-finals vs. Washington Capitals[edit | edit source]

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 Devils[edit | edit source]

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 stats[edit | edit source]

Regular season[edit | edit source]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
Prospal, VaclavVaclav Prospal C 80 22 57 79 53 9 9 0 4
Lecavalier, VincentVincent Lecavalier C 80 33 45 78 39 0 11 2 3
Richards, BradBrad Richards C 80 17 57 74 24 3 4 0 2
St. Louis, MartinMartin St. Louis RW 82 33 37 70 32 10 12 3 5
Boyle, DanDan Boyle D 77 13 40 53 44 9 8 0 1
Modin, FredrikFredrik Modin LW 76 17 23 40 43 7 2 1 4
Andreychuk, DaveDave Andreychuk LW 72 20 14 34 34 -12 15 0 3
Fedotenko, RuslanRuslan Fedotenko LW 76 19 13 32 44 -7 6 0 6
Kubina, PavelPavel Kubina D 75 3 19 22 78 -7 0 0 0
Clymer, BenBen Clymer RW 65 6 12 18 57 -2 1 0 1
Roy, AndreAndre Roy RW 62 10 7 17 119 0 0 0 2
Lukowich, BradBrad Lukowich D 70 1 14 15 46 4 0 0 0
Sarich, CoryCory Sarich D 82 5 9 14 63 -3 0 0 2
Taylor, TimTim Taylor C 82 4 8 12 38 -13 0 0 1
Svitov, AlexanderAlexander Svitov C 63 4 4 8 58 -4 1 0 0
Pratt, NolanNolan Pratt D 67 1 7 8 35 -6 0 0 0
Keefe, SheldonSheldon Keefe RW 37 2 5 7 24 -1 0 0 0
Alexeev, NikitaNikita Alexeev RW 37 4 2 6 8 -6 1 0 1
Neckar, StanStan Neckar D 70 1 4 5 43 -6 0 0 1
Cullimore, JassenJassen Cullimore D 28 1 3 4 31 3 0 0 0
Dingman, ChrisChris Dingman LW 51 2 1 3 91 -11 0 0 0
Khabibulin, NikolaiNikolai Khabibulin G 65 0 3 3 8 0 0 0 0
Olvestad, JimmieJimmie Olvestad LW 37 0 3 3 16 -2 0 0 0
Laukkanen, JanneJanne Laukkanen D 2 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0
Holzinger, BrianBrian Holzinger C 5 0 1 1 2 1 0 0 0
Bergevin, MarcMarc Bergevin D 1 0 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0
Grahame, JohnJohn Grahame G 17 0 0 0 9 0 0 0 0
Hodson, KevinKevin Hodson G 7 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0
Konstantinov, EvgenyEvgeny Konstantinov G 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0
Rumble, DarrenDarren Rumble D 19 0 0 0 6 -2 0 0 0
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 4 1760 1604 .911
Grahame, JohnJohn Grahame 914 17 6 5 4 34 2.23 2 424 390 .920
Hodson, KevinKevin Hodson 283 7 0 3 1 12 2.54 0 101 89 .881
Konstantinov, EvgenyEvgeny Konstantinov 20 1 0 0 0 1 3.00 0 6 5 .833
Team: 5004 82 36 30 16 203 2.43 6 2291 2088 .911

Playoffs[edit | edit source]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
St. Louis, MartinMartin St. Louis RW 11 7 5 12 0 5 1 2 3
Boyle, DanDan Boyle D 11 0 7 7 6 0 0 0 0
Prospal, VaclavVaclav Prospal C 11 4 2 6 8 -3 2 0 0
Andreychuk, DaveDave Andreychuk LW 11 3 3 6 10 -1 1 0 1
Lecavalier, VincentVincent Lecavalier C 11 3 3 6 22 -2 1 0 1
Richards, BradBrad Richards C 11 0 5 5 12 -3 0 0 0
Modin, FredrikFredrik Modin LW 11 2 0 2 18 2 0 0 0
Cullimore, JassenJassen Cullimore D 11 1 1 2 4 -2 0 0 0
Clymer, BenBen Clymer RW 11 0 2 2 6 -2 0 0 0
Neckar, StanStan Neckar D 7 0 2 2 2 0 0 0 0
Sarich, CoryCory Sarich D 11 0 2 2 6 2 0 0 0
Alexeev, NikitaNikita Alexeev RW 11 1 0 1 0 -3 0 0 0
Dingman, ChrisChris Dingman LW 10 1 0 1 4 1 0 0 0
Fedotenko, RuslanRuslan Fedotenko LW 11 0 1 1 2 -6 0 0 0
Lukowich, BradBrad Lukowich D 9 0 1 1 2 -2 0 0 0
Pratt, NolanNolan Pratt D 4 0 1 1 0 -1 0 0 0
Roy, AndreAndre Roy RW 5 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0
Taylor, TimTim Taylor C 11 0 1 1 6 1 0 0 0
Grahame, JohnJohn Grahame G 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Khabibulin, NikolaiNikolai Khabibulin G 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Kubina, PavelPavel Kubina D 11 0 0 0 12 -4 0 0 0
Laukkanen, JanneJanne Laukkanen D 2 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0
Svitov, AlexanderAlexander Svitov C 7 0 0 0 6 -2 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L GA GAA SO SA SV SV%
Khabibulin, NikolaiNikolai Khabibulin 644 10 5 5 26 2.42 0 299 273 .913
Grahame, JohnJohn Grahame 111 1 0 1 2 1.08 0 48 46 .958
Team: 755 11 5 6 28 2.23 0 347 319 .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 picks[edit | edit source]

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 Canada Brampton Battalion (OHL)

Roster[edit | edit source]

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 also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  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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