2003–04 Buffalo Sabres · NHL
Division 5th Northeast
2003–04 record 37–34–7
General Manager Darcy Regier
Coach Lindy Ruff
Captain Rotating
Miroslav Satan (Oct)
Chris Drury (Nov)
James Patrick (Dec)
Jean-Pierre Dumont (Jan)
Daniel Briere (Feb)
Chris Drury (Mar-Apr)
Team Leaders
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Offseason[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]

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

Playoffs[edit | edit source]

Player stats[edit | edit source]

Regular season[edit | edit source]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
Briere, DanielDaniel Briere C 82 28 37 65 70 -7 11 0 3
Satan, MiroslavMiroslav Satan LW 82 29 28 57 30 -15 11 1 5
Dumont, J.P.J.P. Dumont RW 77 22 31 53 40 -9 10 0 1
Drury, ChrisChris Drury C 76 18 35 53 68 8 5 1 2
Hecht, JochenJochen Hecht LW 64 15 37 52 49 17 2 1 0
Kalinin, DmitriDmitri Kalinin D 77 10 24 34 42 0 2 1 4
Afinogenov, MaximMaxim Afinogenov RW 73 17 14 31 57 -4 3 0 4
Zhitnik, AlexeiAlexei Zhitnik D 68 4 24 28 102 -13 2 0 0
Kotalik, AlesAles Kotalik RW 62 15 11 26 41 -1 2 0 3
Brown, CurtisCurtis Brown C/LW 68 9 12 21 30 2 2 1 2
Pyatt, TaylorTaylor Pyatt LW 63 8 12 20 25 -7 1 2 4
Mair, AdamAdam Mair C 81 6 14 20 146 -3 1 0 1
Roy, DerekDerek Roy C 49 9 10 19 12 -8 1 0 4
Taylor, ChrisChris Taylor C 54 6 6 12 22 -2 0 0 0
Fitzpatrick, RoryRory Fitzpatrick D 60 4 7 11 44 -5 2 0 2
Patrick, JamesJames Patrick D 55 4 7 11 12 11 0 0 1
Campbell, BrianBrian Campbell D 53 3 8 11 12 -8 0 0 0
Tallinder, HenrikHenrik Tallinder D 72 1 9 10 26 5 0 0 0
Bartovic, MilanMilan Bartovic RW 23 1 8 9 18 1 0 0 0
Grier, MikeMike Grier RW 14 1 8 9 4 10 0 0 0
Delmore, AndyAndy Delmore D 37 2 5 7 29 -5 2 0 0
McKee, JayJay McKee D 43 2 3 5 41 6 0 0 1
Botterill, JasonJason Botterill LW 19 2 1 3 14 0 1 0 0
Boulton, EricEric Boulton LW 44 1 2 3 110 -2 0 0 0
Jillson, JeffJeff Jillson D 14 0 3 3 19 -3 0 0 0
Peters, AndrewAndrew Peters LW 42 2 0 2 151 -3 0 0 0
Biron, MartinMartin Biron G 52 0 2 2 10 0 0 0 0
Brown, BradBrad Brown D 13 0 2 2 12 3 0 0 0
Noronen, MikaMika Noronen G 35 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
Janik, DougDoug Janik D 4 0 0 0 19 0 0 0 0
Miller, RyanRyan Miller G 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Milley, NormNorm Milley RW 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0
Pittis, DomenicDomenic Pittis C 4 0 0 0 4 -1 0 0 0
Pominville, JasonJason Pominville RW 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T/OT GA GAA SO SA SV SV%
Biron, MartinMartin Biron 2972 52 26 18 5 125 2.52 2 1442 1317 .913
Noronen, MikaMika Noronen 1796 35 11 17 2 77 2.57 2 821 744 .906
Miller, RyanRyan Miller 178 3 0 3 0 15 5.06 0 73 58 .795
Team: 4946 82 37 38 7 217 2.63 4 2336 2119 .907

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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;


See also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 2003-04 Buffalo Sabres Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com. hockey-reference.com. Retrieved on 2009-06-12.


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