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2003–04 Boston Bruins · NHL
Northeast Division Champions
Division 1st Northeast
Conference 2nd Eastern
2003–04 record 41–19–15–7
Goals for 209
Goals against 188
General Manager Mike O'Connell
Coach Mike Sullivan
Captain Joe Thornton
Arena Fleet Center
Team Leaders
Goals Glen Murray (32)
Assists Joe Thornton (50)
Points Joe Thornton (73)
Penalties in minutes Doug Doull (132)
Wins Andrew Raycroft (29)
Goals against average Andrew Raycroft (2.05)
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2002–03 2004–05

The 2003–04 Boston Bruins season was the Bruins' 80th season of operation in the National Hockey League (NHL). The Bruins finished 1st in the Northeast Division and lost in the Conference Quarter-finals to the Montreal Canadiens 4 games to 3.

Off-season[edit | edit source]

Regular Season[edit | edit source]

Final Standings[edit | edit source]

Northeast Division
No. CR GP W L T OTL GF GA Pts
1 2 Boston Bruins 82 41 19 15 7 209 188 104
2 4 Toronto Maple Leafs 82 45 24 10 3 242 204 103
3 5 Ottawa Senators 82 43 23 10 6 262 189 102
4 7 Montreal Canadiens 82 41 30 7 4 208 192 93
5 9 Buffalo Sabres 82 37 34 7 4 220 221 85

Note: CR = Conference rank; GP = Games played; W = Wins; L = Losses; T = Ties; OTL=Overtime losses; GF = Goals for; GA = Goals against; Pts = Points
Teams that qualified for the playoffs are highlighted in bold.


Game Log[edit | edit source]

Regular Season Schedule
No. R Date Score Opponent Record
1 T October 8, 2003 3–3 OT New Jersey Devils (2003–04) 0–0–1–0
2 L October 10, 2003 1–5 @ Tampa Bay Lightning (2003–04) 0–1–1–0
3 T October 11, 2003 1–1 OT @ Florida Panthers (2003–04) 0–1–2–0
4 W October 15, 2003 2–0 @ Dallas Stars (2003–04) 1–1–2–0
5 W October 18, 2003 4–3 @ Los Angeles Kings (2003–04) 2–1–2–0
6 W October 19, 2003 4–3 OT @ Mighty Ducks of Anaheim (2003–04) 3–1–2–0
7 W October 21, 2003 4–1 @ Colorado Avalanche (2003–04) 4–1–2–0
8 L October 23, 2003 0–2 Carolina Hurricanes (2003–04) 4–2–2–0
9 W October 25, 2003 5–2 @ New Jersey Devils (2003–04) 5–2–2–0
10 W October 28, 2003 2–0 @ Montreal Canadiens (2003–04) 6–2–2–0
11 L October 30, 2003 0–1 OT Montreal Canadiens (2003–04) 6–2–2–1
12 L November 1, 2003 2–3 OT @ Pittsburgh Penguins (2003–04) 6–2–2–2
13 T November 6, 2003 5–5 OT San Jose Sharks (2003–04) 6–2–3–2
14 W November 8, 2003 4–1 Dallas Stars (2003–04) 7–2–3–2
15 W Nov 11, 2003 4–3 Edmonton Oilers (2003–04) 8–2–3–2
16 W Nov 14, 2003 4–0 @ Columbus Blue Jackets (2003–04) 9–2–3–2
17 W Nov 15, 2003 2–1 OT Vancouver Canucks (2003–04) 10–2–3–2
18 L Nov 19, 2003 4–5 OT @ Atlanta Thrashers (2003–04) 10–2–3–3
19 W Nov 20, 2003 3–2 Washington Capitals (2003–04) 11–2–3–3
20 L Nov 22, 2003 2–3 @ Philadelphia Flyers (2003–04) 11–3–3–3
21 L Nov 25, 2003 3–4 OT @ St. Louis Blues (2003–04) 11–3–3–4
22 L Nov 28, 2003 1–2 Nashville Predators (2003–04) 11–4–3–4
23 T Nov 30, 2003 3–3 OT Phoenix Coyotes (2003–04) 11–4–4–4
24 W December 3, 2003 6–4 @ Atlanta Thrashers (2003–04) 12–4–4–4
25 L December 4, 2003 0–6 Toronto Maple Leafs (2003–04) 12–5–4–4
26 T December 6, 2003 1–1 OT Philadelphia Flyers (2003–04) 12–5–5–4
27 T December 8, 2003 2–2 OT Ottawa Senators (2003–04) 12–5–6–4
28 T Dec 10, 2003 1–1 OT @ Florida Panthers (2003–04) 12–5–7–4
29 L Dec 11, 2003 5–6 @ Washington Capitals (2003–04) 12–6–7–4
30 W Dec 13, 2003 3–2 @ Ottawa Senators (2003–04) 13–6–7–4
31 T Dec 16, 2003 1–1 OT @ Montreal Canadiens (2003–04) 13–6–8–4
32 L Dec 18, 2003 0–5 Calgary Flames (2003–04) 13–7–8–4
33 L Dec 20, 2003 1–2 Carolina Hurricanes (2003–04) 13–8–8–4
34 L Dec 22, 2003 2–4 @ New York Rangers (2003–04) 13–9–8–4
35 T Dec 23, 2003 1–1 OT Tampa Bay Lightning (2003–04) 13–9–9–4
36 L Dec 27, 2003 2–4 @ Tampa Bay Lightning (2003–04) 13–10–9–4
37 W Dec 29, 2003 3–1 @ Washington Capitals (2003–04) 14–10–9–4
38 L Dec 30, 2003 0–3 Ottawa Senators (2003–04) 14–11–9–4
39 W January 1, 2004 3–2 Toronto Maple Leafs (2003–04) 15–11–9–4
40 T January 3, 2004 3–3 OT New York Islanders (2003–04) 15–11–10–4
41 W January 7, 2004 3–0 @ Detroit Red Wings (2003–04) 16–11–10–4
42 W January 8, 2004 3–1 Pittsburgh Penguins (2003–04) 17–11–10–4
43 W January 10, 2004 2–1 OT Detroit Red Wings (2003–04) 18–11–10–4
44 W January 12, 2004 4–3 Buffalo Sabres (2003–04) 19–11–10–4
45 W January 15, 2004 1–0 @ Buffalo Sabres (2003–04) 20–11–10–4
46 L January 17, 2004 0–4 @ Ottawa Senators (2003–04) 20–12–10–4
47 W January 19, 2004 5–2 New York Rangers (2003–04) 21–12–10–4
48 W January 20, 2004 4–1 @ New York Rangers (2003–04) 22–12–10–4
49 L January 22, 2004 2–3 Buffalo Sabres (2003–04) 22–13–10–4
50 L January 24, 2004 1–2 Florida Panthers (2003–04) 22–14–10–4
51 T January 27, 2004 2–2 OT @ New York Islanders (2003–04) 22–14–11–4
52 W January 29, 2004 2–1 OT New York Islanders (2003–04) 23–14–11–4
53 W January 31, 2004 1–0 @ Montreal Canadiens (2003–04) 24–14–11–4
54 W February 1, 2004 4–1 Pittsburgh Penguins (2003–04) 25–14–11–4
55 W February 3, 2004 5–4 Atlanta Thrashers (2003–04) 26–14–11–4
56 W February 5, 2004 6–2 @ Buffalo Sabres (2003–04) 27–14–11–4
57 W February 10, 2004 6–3 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (2003–04) 28–14–11–4
58 L February 12, 2004 2–3 OT @ Ottawa Senators (2003–04) 28–14–11–5
59 L February 14, 2004 1–2 OT @ Chicago Blackhawks (2003–04) 28–14–11–6
60 W February 17, 2004 5–2 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (2003–04) 29–14–11–6
61 W February 19, 2004 4–3 @ Philadelphia Flyers (2003–04) 30–14–11–6
62 T February 21, 2004 3–3 OT @ Carolina Hurricanes (2003–04) 30–14–12–6
63 L February 23, 2004 0–2 Florida Panthers (2003–04) 30–15–12–6
64 T February 24, 2004 0–0 OT @ New York Islanders (2003–04) 30–15–13–6
65 L February 26, 2004 2–3 OT Montreal Canadiens (2003–04) 30–15–13–7
66 W February 28, 2004 3–2 OT Philadelphia Flyers (2003–04) 31–15–13–7
67 L March 2, 2004 2–3 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (2003–04) 31–16–13–7
68 W March 4, 2004 3–1 New York Rangers (2003–04) 32–16–13–7
69 T March 6, 2004 2–2 OT Atlanta Thrashers (2003–04) 32–16–14–7
70 W March 9, 2004 3–2 @ Nashville Predators (2003–04) 33–16–14–7
71 W March 11, 2004 3–2 OT @ Buffalo Sabres (2003–04) 34–16–14–7
72 W March 13, 2004 3–2 OT Buffalo Sabres (2003–04) 35–16–14–7
73 W March 16, 2004 2–1 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (2003–04) 36–16–14–7
74 L March 18, 2004 0–2 Minnesota Wild (2003–04) 36–17–14–7
75 W March 20, 2004 5–4 Tampa Bay Lightning (2003–04) 37–17–14–7
76 W March 23, 2004 4–2 Ottawa Senators (2003–04) 38–17–14–7
77 L March 25, 2004 0–3 Toronto Maple Leafs (2003–04) 38–18–14–7
78 W March 27, 2004 3–2 OT Montreal Canadiens (2003–04) 39–18–14–7
79 W March 30, 2004 3–2 @ Carolina Hurricanes (2003–04) 40–18–14–7
80 T April 1, 2004 3–3 OT Washington Capitals (2003–04) 40–18–15–7
81 L April 3, 2004 2–5 New Jersey Devils (2003–04) 40–19–15–7
82 W April 4, 2004 3–1 @ New Jersey Devils (2003–04) 41–19–15–7

Playoffs[edit | edit source]

Montreal Canadiens 4, Boston Bruins 3[edit | edit source]

Player Stats[edit | edit source]

Regular Season[edit | edit source]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
Thornton, JoeJoe Thornton C 77 23 50 73 98 18 4 0 6
Murray, GlenGlen Murray RW 81 32 28 60 56 17 11 0 9
Rolston, BrianBrian Rolston C/RW 82 19 29 48 40 9 3 2 3
Knuble, MikeMike Knuble RW 82 21 25 46 32 19 4 0 3
Samsonov, SergeiSergei Samsonov LW 58 17 23 40 4 12 3 0 5
Bergeron, PatricePatrice Bergeron C 71 16 23 39 22 5 7 0 2
Boynton, NickNick Boynton D 81 6 24 30 98 17 1 1 1
McGillis, DanDan McGillis D 80 5 23 28 65 -1 1 0 2
Lapointe, MartinMartin Lapointe RW 78 15 10 25 67 -5 9 0 2
Axelsson, P.J.P.J. Axelsson LW 68 6 14 20 42 2 0 0 1
Slegr, JiriJiri Slegr D 36 4 15 19 27 5 0 0 1
Green, TravisTravis Green C 64 11 5 16 67 -6 2 0 2
Jillson, JeffJeff Jillson D 50 4 10 14 35 -1 1 0 1
Nylander, MichaelMichael Nylander C 15 1 11 12 14 3 0 0 1
Donato, TedTed Donato LW 63 6 5 11 18 2 0 3 1
O'Donnell, SeanSean O'Donnell D 82 1 10 11 110 10 0 0 0
Gonchar, SergeiSergei Gonchar D 15 4 5 9 12 6 2 0 0
Zamuner, RobRob Zamuner LW 57 4 5 9 16 3 0 0 0
Gill, HalHal Gill D 82 2 7 9 99 16 0 0 0
Morrisonn, ShaoneShaone Morrisonn D 30 1 7 8 10 10 0 0 0
Grosek, MichalMichal Grosek LW 33 3 2 5 33 1 0 0 0
Moran, IanIan Moran D 35 1 4 5 28 3 0 0 0
McCarthy, SandySandy McCarthy RW 37 3 1 4 28 0 0 0 1
MacDonald, CraigCraig MacDonald LW 18 0 3 3 8 0 0 0 0
Corazzini, CarlCarl Corazzini C 12 2 0 2 0 2 0 1 0
Hilbert, AndyAndy Hilbert C/LW 18 2 0 2 9 1 0 0 0
Raycroft, AndrewAndrew Raycroft G 57 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0
Zinovjev, SergeiSergei Zinovjev C/LW 10 0 1 1 2 1 0 0 0
Doull, DougDoug Doull LW 35 0 1 1 132 2 0 0 0
Orr, ColtonColton Orr RW 1 0 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0
Stock, P.J.P.J. Stock C 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Kutlak, ZdenekZdenek Kutlak D 2 0 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0
Vernarsky, KrisKris Vernarsky C 3 0 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0
Leahy, PatrickPatrick Leahy RW 6 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
Samuelsson, MartinMartin Samuelsson RW 6 0 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0
Huml, IvanIvan Huml LW 7 0 0 0 6 -3 0 0 0
Potvin, FelixFelix Potvin G 28 0 0 0 8 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T/OT GA GAA SO SA SV SV%
Raycroft, AndrewAndrew Raycroft 3420 57 29 18 9 117 2.05 3 1586 1469 .926
Potvin, FelixFelix Potvin 1605 28 12 8 6 67 2.50 4 690 623 .903
Team: 5025 82 41 26 15 184 2.20 7 2276 2092 .919

Playoffs[edit | edit source]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
Samsonov, SergeiSergei Samsonov LW 7 2 5 7 0 2 0 0 0
Nylander, MichaelMichael Nylander C 6 3 3 6 0 2 0 0 0
Gonchar, SergeiSergei Gonchar D 7 1 4 5 4 -4 1 0 1
Bergeron, PatricePatrice Bergeron C 7 1 3 4 0 5 0 0 1
Murray, GlenGlen Murray RW 7 2 1 3 8 -2 0 0 1
Knuble, MikeMike Knuble RW 7 2 0 2 0 -5 1 0 0
Slegr, JiriJiri Slegr D 7 1 1 2 0 -1 0 0 0
Boynton, NickNick Boynton D 7 0 2 2 2 1 0 0 0
Hilbert, AndyAndy Hilbert C/LW 5 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
Rolston, BrianBrian Rolston C/RW 7 1 0 1 8 -5 0 0 0
Gill, HalHal Gill D 7 0 1 1 4 -2 0 0 0
Green, TravisTravis Green C 7 0 1 1 8 0 0 0 0
MacDonald, CraigCraig MacDonald LW 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
Donato, TedTed Donato LW 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Lapointe, MartinMartin Lapointe RW 7 0 0 0 14 -2 0 0 0
Axelsson, P.J.P.J. Axelsson LW 7 0 0 0 4 -2 0 0 0
McGillis, DanDan McGillis D 7 0 0 0 2 -3 0 0 0
O'Donnell, SeanSean O'Donnell D 7 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
Thornton, JoeJoe Thornton C 7 0 0 0 14 -6 0 0 0
Zamuner, RobRob Zamuner LW 7 0 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0
Raycroft, AndrewAndrew Raycroft G 7 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L GA GAA SO SA SV SV%
Raycroft, AndrewAndrew Raycroft 447 7 3 4 16 2.15 1 210 194 .924
Team: 447 7 3 4 16 2.15 1 210 194 .924

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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

Awards and Records[edit | edit source]

See Also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 2003-04 Boston Bruins Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com. hockey-reference.com. Retrieved on 2009-06-05.
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