2003–04 Pittsburgh Penguins · NHL
Division 5th Atlantic
Conference 15th Eastern
2003–04 record 23-47-8-4
Goals for 190
Goals against 303
General Manager Craig Patrick
Coach Ed Olczyk
Captain Mario Lemieux
Arena Mellon Arena
Team Leaders
Goals Ryan Malone (22)
Assists Dick Tarnstrom (36)
Points Dick Tarnstrom (52)
Penalties in minutes Brooks Orpik (127)
Wins Sebastien Caron (9)
Goals against average Martin Brochu (1.82)
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The 2003–04 Pittsburgh Penguins season was the team's 37th season of play. For the third season in a row, the club placed last in the Atlantic Division and did not qualify for the playoffs. In a 18- game losing streak, they went 17-1 (1 OTL) and coming into the final 20 games of the season, they were 11-42-5-4, the lowest record by a team in the final 20 games in the season, an also had a low 31 points. In their final 20 games they were 12-5-3-0 finishing with a 23-47-8-4 record for last place.

Offseason[edit | edit source]

Head coach Rick Kehoe resigned as coach during the offseason, and former team broadcaster Ed Olczyk was hired to replace Kehoe.

Regular season[edit | edit source]

Final standings[edit | edit source]

Atlantic Division
No. CR GP W L T OTL GF GA PTS
1 3 Philadelphia Flyers 82 40 21 15 6 229 186 101
2 6 New Jersey Devils 82 43 25 12 2 213 164 100
3 8 New York Islanders 82 38 29 11 4 237 210 91
4 13 New York Rangers 82 27 40 7 8 206 250 69
5 15 Pittsburgh Penguins 82 23 47 8 4 190 303 58

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]

# R Date Score Opponent Record
1 L October 10, 2003 0–3 Los Angeles Kings (season) 0–1–0–0
2 T October 11, 2003 3–3 OT @ Philadelphia Flyers (season) 0–1–1–0
3 L October 16, 2003 1–4 @ Montreal Canadiens (season) 0–2–1–0
4 W October 18, 2003 4–3 Detroit Red Wings (season) 1–2–1–0
5 T October 22, 2003 1–1 OT Carolina Hurricanes (season) 1–2–2–0
6 L October 24, 2003 1–2 New Jersey Devils (season) 1–3–2–0
7 L October 25, 2003 2–7 @ New York Islanders (season) 1–4–2–0
8 T October 29, 2003 4–4 OT New York Islanders (season) 1–4–3–0
9 W October 30, 2003 1–0 @ Chicago Blackhawks (season) 2–4–3–0
10 W November 1, 2003 3–2 OT Boston Bruins (season) 3–4–3–0
11 L November 4, 2003 2–4 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (season) 3–5–3–0
12 L November 7, 2003 3–6 @ Florida Panthers (season) 3–6–3–0
13 L November 8, 2003 0–9 @ Tampa Bay Lightning (season) 3–7–3–0
14 L November 12, 2003 2–6 @ New York Rangers (season) 3–8–3–0
15 W November 14, 2003 2–1 OT @ Buffalo Sabres (season) 4–8–3–0
16 L November 15, 2003 2–3 Florida Panthers (season) 4–9–3–0
17 L November 19, 2003 2–6 Minnesota Wild (season) 4–10–3–0
18 L November 21, 2003 1–2 OT @ New Jersey Devils (season) 4–10–3–1
19 W November 22, 2003 2–1 OT Ottawa Senators (season) 5–10–3–1
20 T November 26, 2003 1–1 OT Philadelphia Flyers (season) 5–10–4–1
21 L November 28, 2003 1–4 New York Rangers (season) 5–11–4–1
22 L November 29, 2003 3–4 @ Carolina Hurricanes (season) 5–12–4–1
23 W December 1, 2003 4–3 Atlanta Thrashers (season) 6–12–4–1
24 L December 3, 2003 2–5 @ Philadelphia Flyers (season) 6–13–4–1
25 L December 6, 2003 3–4 @ Edmonton Oilers (season) 6–14–4–1
26 L December 7, 2003 1–6 @ Calgary Flames (season) 6–15–4–1
27 L December 9, 2003 3–4 OT @ Vancouver Canucks (season) 6–15–4–2
28 L December 12, 2003 3–6 @ Atlanta Thrashers (season) 6–16–4–2
29 W December 13, 2003 5–3 Columbus Blue Jackets (season) 7–16–4–2
30 W December 16, 2003 2–1 Buffalo Sabres (season) 8–16–4–2
31 L December 18, 2003 1–2 OT @ Carolina Hurricanes (season) 8–16–4–3
32 L December 20, 2003 4–7 Atlanta Thrashers (season) 8–17–4–3
33 L December 22, 2003 1–4 @ Montreal Canadiens (season) 8–18–4–3
34 T December 26, 2003 3–3 OT @ Ottawa Senators (season) 8–18–5–3
35 L December 27, 2003 0–2 New Jersey Devils (season) 8–19–5–3
36 W December 29, 2003 1–0 Chicago Blackhawks (season) 9–19–5–3
37 L December 31, 2003 1–6 New York Islanders (season) 9–20–5–3
38 L January 1, 2004 2–3 @ Nashville Predators (season) 9–21–5–3
39 L January 3, 2004 1–4 New York Rangers (season) 9–22–5–3
40 L January 5, 2004 0–5 Toronto Maple Leafs (season) 9–23–5–3
41 W January 7, 2004 4–2 @ New Jersey Devils (season) 10–23–5–3
42 L January 8, 2004 1–3 @ Boston Bruins (season) 10–24–5–3
43 L January 10, 2004 0–8 Montreal Canadiens (season) 10–25–5–3
44 W January 12, 2004 2–1 @ Philadelphia Flyers (season) 11–25–5–3
45 L January 13, 2004 1–3 Tampa Bay Lightning (season) 11–26–5–3
46 L January 16, 2004 2–4 @ Minnesota Wild (season) 11–27–5–3
47 L January 18, 2004 3–4 @ Washington Capitals (season) 11–28–5–3
48 L January 20, 2004 0–3 New Jersey Devils (season) 11–29–5–3
49 L January 22, 2004 5–6 @ Ottawa Senators (season) 11–30–5–3
50 L January 24, 2004 3–5 Colorado Avalanche (season) 11–31–5–3
51 L January 27, 2004 2–6 Tampa Bay Lightning (season) 11–32–5–3
52 L January 29, 2004 1–5 @ Tampa Bay Lightning (season) 11–33–5–3
53 L January 31, 2004 3–5 Philadelphia Flyers (season) 11–34–5–3
54 L February 1, 2004 1–4 @ Boston Bruins (season) 11–35–5–3
55 L February 3, 2004 3–4 Montreal Canadiens (season) 11–36–5–3
56 L February 10, 2004 3–6 Boston Bruins (season) 11–37–5–3
57 L February 12, 2004 1–5 @ Florida Panthers (season) 11–38–5–3
58 L February 14, 2004 2–3 OT @ St. Louis Blues (season) 11–38–5–4
59 L February 16, 2004 4–8 Toronto Maple Leafs (season) 11–39–5–4
60 L February 18, 2004 3–4 @ New York Islanders (season) 11–40–5–4
61 L February 20, 2004 0–2 Florida Panthers (season) 11–41–5–4
62 L February 22, 2004 3–6 Ottawa Senators (season) 11–42–5–4
63 W February 25, 2004 4–3 OT @ Phoenix Coyotes (season) 12–42–5–4
64 L February 27, 2004 2–4 @ San Jose Sharks (season) 12–43–5–4
65 W February 29, 2004 3–2 OT @ New York Islanders (season) 13–43–5–4
66 T March 2, 2004 3–3 OT New York Islanders (season) 13–43–6–4
67 L March 4, 2004 4–9 Nashville Predators (season) 13–44–6–4
68 W March 6, 2004 2–1 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim (season) 14–44–6–4
69 W March 7, 2004 7–4 @ New York Rangers (season) 15–44–6–4
70 W March 9, 2004 4–0 Dallas Stars (season) 16–44–6–4
71 W March 11, 2004 3–2 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (season) 17–44–6–4
72 T March 14, 2004 3–3 OT Philadelphia Flyers (season) 17–44–7–4
73 W March 16, 2004 4–1 Washington Capitals (season) 18–44–7–4
74 L March 17, 2004 1–6 @ New Jersey Devils (season) 18–45–7–4
75 W March 19, 2004 4–3 OT Carolina Hurricanes (season) 19–45–7–4
76 W March 21, 2004 4–3 OT New York Rangers (season) 20–45–7–4
77 W March 23, 2004 5–2 @ New York Rangers (season) 21–45–7–4
78 L March 26, 2004 1–5 @ Buffalo Sabres (season) 21–46–7–4
79 T March 27, 2004 2–2 OT Buffalo Sabres (season) 21–46–8–4
80 L March 30, 2004 2–4 @ Washington Capitals (season) 21–47–8–4
81 W April 2, 2004 3–2 @ Atlanta Thrashers (season) 22–47–8–4
82 W April 4, 2004 4–3 Washington Capitals (season) 23–47–8–4

Player stats[edit | edit source]

Regular season[edit | edit source]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
Tarnstrom, DickDick Tarnstrom D 80 16 36 52 38 -37 12 0 0
Morozov, AlekseyAleksey Morozov RW 75 16 34 50 24 -24 8 0 5
Malone, RyanRyan Malone LW 81 22 21 43 64 -23 5 3 4
Kraft, MilanMilan Kraft C 66 19 21 40 18 -22 6 0 1
Fata, RicoRico Fata RW 73 16 18 34 54 -46 6 2 1
Koltsov, KonstantinKonstantin Koltsov RW 82 9 20 29 30 -30 2 0 3
Jackman, RicRic Jackman D 25 7 17 24 14 -5 6 0 1
Surovy, TomasTomas Surovy C 47 11 12 23 16 -8 3 0 1
Kostopoulos, TomTom Kostopoulos RW 60 9 13 22 67 -14 2 1 1
Holzinger, BrianBrian Holzinger C 61 6 15 21 38 -27 1 1 1
Berehowsky, DrakeDrake Berehowsky D 47 5 16 21 50 -16 3 0 0
Eastwood, MikeMike Eastwood C 82 4 15 19 40 -18 0 0 1
Bradley, MattMatt Bradley RW 82 7 9 16 65 -27 0 0 1
Strbak, MartinMartin Strbak D 44 3 11 14 38 -11 0 0 0
Pirjeta, LasseLasse Pirjeta C 13 6 6 12 0 3 1 0 1
Straka, MartinMartin Straka C 22 4 8 12 16 -16 1 0 0
Meloche, EricEric Meloche RW 25 3 7 10 20 -6 0 0 0
Orpik, BrooksBrooks Orpik D 79 1 9 10 127 -36 0 0 0
Bergevin, MarcMarc Bergevin D 52 1 8 9 27 -8 0 0 0
Lemieux, MarioMario Lemieux C 10 1 8 9 6 -2 0 0 0
Melichar, JosefJosef Melichar D 82 3 5 8 62 -17 0 0 0
Boileau, PatrickPatrick Boileau D 16 3 4 7 8 -16 3 0 0
Wilson, LandonLandon Wilson RW 19 5 1 6 31 0 2 0 0
Abid, RamziRamzi Abid LW 16 3 2 5 27 -5 2 0 1
Focht, DanDan Focht D 52 2 3 5 105 -23 0 0 0
Sim, JonJon Sim LW 15 2 3 5 6 -4 0 0 1
Buchberger, KellyKelly Buchberger RW 71 1 3 4 109 -19 0 0 0
Hussey, MattMatt Hussey C 3 2 1 3 0 -1 2 0 0
McKenna, SteveSteve McKenna LW 49 1 2 3 85 -10 0 0 0
Scuderi, RobRob Scuderi D 13 1 2 3 4 2 0 0 0
Murley, MattMatt Murley LW 18 1 1 2 14 -6 0 0 0
Beech, KrisKris Beech C 4 0 1 1 6 0 0 0 0
Aubin, Jean-SebastienJean-Sebastien Aubin G 22 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0
Baumgartner, NolanNolan Baumgartner D 5 0 0 0 2 -7 0 0 0
Brochu, MartinMartin Brochu G 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Caron, SebastienSebastien Caron G 40 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 0
Chiodo, AndyAndy Chiodo G 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Fleury, Marc-AndreMarc-Andre Fleury G 21 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Simpson, ReidReid Simpson LW 2 0 0 0 17 0 0 0 0
Webb, SteveSteve Webb RW 5 0 0 0 2 -3 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T/OT GA GAA SO SA SV SV%
Caron, SebastienSebastien Caron 2213 40 9 24 5 138 3.74 1 1179 1041 .883
Aubin, Jean-SebastienJean-Sebastien Aubin 1067 22 7 9 0 53 2.98 1 574 521 .908
Fleury, Marc-AndreMarc-Andre Fleury 1154 21 4 14 2 70 3.64 1 675 605 .896
Chiodo, AndyAndy Chiodo 486 8 3 4 1 28 3.46 0 260 232 .892
Brochu, MartinMartin Brochu 33 1 0 0 0 1 1.82 0 19 18 .947
Team: 4953 82 23 51 8 290 3.51 3 2707 2417 .893

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Note: 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]

Player Award
Kelly Buchberger Player's Player Award
Rico Fata Edward J. DeBartolo Community Service Award
Mario Lemieux Star on Canada's Walk of Fame
Ryan Malone A.T. Caggiano Booster Club Award
Michel Briere Memorial Rookie of the Year Award
Steve McKenna Edward J. DeBartolo Community Service Award
Brooks Orpik Baz Bastien Memorial "Good Guy" Award
Dick Tarnstrom Leading Point Scorer Award
Most Valuable Player Award
Landon Wilson Pittsburgh Penguins Masterton Nominee

Transactions[edit | edit source]

Personnel[edit | edit source]

Pittsburgh Penguins 2004 Final Roster
Goaltenders

Defensemen

Wingers

Centers


Pittsburgh Penguins 2003–04 staff
Executive operations
  • Ownership - Mario Lemieux
  • Chief Executive Officer - Ken Sawyer
  • Chairman - Mario Lemieux
  • President - Mario Lemieux
  • Executive Vice President/General Manager - Craig Patrick
 

Hockey operations

Draft picks[edit | edit source]

Farm teams[edit | edit source]

The AHL's Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins finished third in the East Division with a 34-28-10-8 record. They defeated the Bridgeport Sound Tigers, Philadelphia Phantoms, and the Hartford Wolf Pack to win the Richard F. Canning Trophy as Eastern Conference Champions. They were swept by the Milwaukee Admirals in the Calder Cup Finals.

The ECHL's Wheeling Nailers won the Northern Division and the Eastern Conference with a record of 51-17-4. They lost to the Reading Royals in the first round of the playoffs. Pat Bingham won the John Brophy Award as the ECHL's coach of the year.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 2003-04 Pittsburgh Penguins Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com. hockey-reference.com. Retrieved on 2009-05-28.


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