2003–04 Tampa Bay Lightning · NHL
Stanley Cup Champions
Eastern Conference Champions
Southeast Division Champions
Division 1st Southeast
Conference 1st Eastern
2003–04 record 46–22–8–6
Home record 24–10–4–3
Road record 22–12–4–3
Goals for 245
Goals against 192
General Manager Jay Feaster
Coach John Tortorella
Captain Dave Andreychuk
Alternate captains Vincent Lecavalier
Fredrik Modin
Arena St. Pete Times Forum
Team Leaders
Goals Martin St. Louis (38)
Assists Martin St. Louis (56)
Points Martin St. Louis (94)
Penalties in minutes Chris Dingman (140)
Wins Nikolai Khabibulin (28)
Goals against average John Grahame (2.06)
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The Tampa Bay Lightning season involved winning the Stanley Cup.

Offseason[edit | edit source]

The Lightning did not have a first-round pick. For their first pick, they chose Mike Egener in the second round, 35th over-all.

Regular season[edit | edit source]

Season standings[edit | edit source]

Southeast Division
No. CR GP W L T OTL GF GA PTS
1 1 Tampa Bay Lightning 82 46 22 8 6 245 192 106
2 10 Atlanta Thrashers 82 33 37 8 4 214 243 78
3 11 Carolina Hurricanes 82 28 34 14 6 172 209 76
4 12 Florida Panthers 82 28 35 15 4 188 221 75
5 14 Washington Capitals 82 23 46 10 3 186 253 59

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, 2003 5–1 Boston Bruins (2003–04) 1–0–0–0
2 W October 16, 2003 5–1 Phoenix Coyotes (2003–04) 2–0–0–0
3 W October 18, 2003 3–2 @ New Jersey Devils (2003–04) 3–0–0–0
4 W October 21, 2003 3–2 OT Atlanta Thrashers (2003–04) 4–0–0–0
5 W October 23, 2003 1–0 @ Columbus Blue Jackets (2003–04) 5–0–0–0
6 W October 25, 2003 3–2 Minnesota Wild (2003–04) 6–0–0–0
7 T October 30, 2003 2–2 OT San Jose Sharks (2003–04) 6–0–1–0
8 W November 1, 2003 4–3 Carolina Hurricanes (2003–04) 7–0–1–0
9 L November 4, 2003 1–5 Washington Capitals (2003–04) 7–1–1–0
10 L November 6, 2003 0–1 OT Los Angeles Kings (2003–04) 7–1–1–1
11 W November 8, 2003 9–0 Pittsburgh Penguins (2003–04) 8–1–1–1
12 T November 9, 2003 1–1 OT @ Carolina Hurricanes (2003–04) 8–1–2–1
13 L November 11, 2003 0–4 @ Florida Panthers (2003–04) 8–2–2–1
14 W November 14, 2003 5–2 @ Washington Capitals (2003–04) 9–2–2–1
15 W November 20, 2003 3–2 New York Islanders (2003–04) 10–2–2–1
16 W November 22, 2003 2–1 Buffalo Sabres (2003–04) 11–2–2–1
17 T November 23, 2003 0–0 OT @ Carolina Hurricanes (2003–04) 11–2–3–1
18 L November 25, 2003 0–2 New York Rangers (2003–04) 11–3–3–1
19 T November 28, 2003 2–2 OT St. Louis Blues (2003–04) 11–3–4–1
20 L November 29, 2003 1–2 @ Atlanta Thrashers (2003–04) 11–4–4–1
21 L December 2, 2003 2–3 @ Montreal Canadiens (2003–04) 11–5–4–1
22 L December 4, 2003 1–4 Ottawa Senators (2003–04) 11–6–4–1
23 W December 6, 2003 3–1 @ Buffalo Sabres (2003–04) 12–6–4–1
24 W December 7, 2003 3–2 @ New York Rangers (2003–04) 13–6–4–1
25 L December 9, 2003 2–5 @ New York Islanders (2003–04) 13–7–4–1
26 L December 11, 2003 2–3 @ Ottawa Senators (2003–04) 13–8–4–1
27 L December 13, 2003 2–5 Montreal Canadiens (2003–04) 13–9–4–1
28 L December 16, 2003 0–3 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (2003–04) 13–10–4–1
29 W December 18, 2003 5–4 OT @ Philadelphia Flyers (2003–04) 14–10–4–1
30 L December 20, 2003 1–2 Dallas Stars (2003–04) 14–11–4–1
31 T December 23, 2003 1–1 OT @ Boston Bruins (2003–04) 14–11–5–1
32 L December 26, 2003 1–3 @ Atlanta Thrashers (2003–04) 14–12–5–1
33 W December 27, 2003 4–2 Boston Bruins (2003–04) 15–12–5–1
34 L December 29, 2003 0–2 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim (2003–04) 15–13–5–1
35 T December 31, 2003 2–2 OT Florida Panthers (2003–04) 15–13–6–1
36 L January 2, 2004 0–2 Columbus Blue Jackets (2003–04) 15–14–6–1
37 W January 3, 2004 6–1 Philadelphia Flyers (2003–04) 16–14–6–1
38 L January 6, 2004 2–5 @ Ottawa Senators (2003–04) 16–15–6–1
39 W January 8, 2004 4–1 @ Montreal Canadiens (2003–04) 17–15–6–1
40 W January 9, 2004 4–1 @ New Jersey Devils (2003–04) 18–15–6–1
41 W January 11, 2004 2–1 OT @ New York Rangers (2003–04) 19–15–6–1
42 W January 13, 2004 3–1 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (2003–04) 20–15–6–1
43 W January 15, 2004 5–4 Carolina Hurricanes (2003–04) 21–15–6–1
44 L January 17, 2004 1–2 @ Florida Panthers (2003–04) 21–16–6–1
45 L January 19, 2004 4–5 OT Colorado Avalanche (2003–04) 21–16–6–2
46 L January 21, 2004 4–5 OT @ Vancouver Canucks (2003–04) 21–16–6–3
47 W January 22, 2004 3–2 @ Edmonton Oilers (2003–04) 22–16–6–3
48 W January 24, 2004 6–2 @ Calgary Flames (2003–04) 23–16–6–3
49 W January 27, 2004 6–2 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (2003–04) 24–16–6–3
50 W January 29, 2004 5–1 Pittsburgh Penguins (2003–04) 25–16–6–3
51 W January 31, 2004 5–2 Atlanta Thrashers (2003–04) 26–16–6–3
52 W February 2, 2004 2–1 @ Philadelphia Flyers (2003–04) 27–16–6–3
53 L February 3, 2004 1–2 @ Washington Capitals (2003–04) 27–17–6–3
54 W February 5, 2004 5–2 @ Nashville Predators (2003–04) 28–17–6–3
55 T February 10, 2004 4–4 OT Toronto Maple Leafs (2003–04) 28–17–7–3
56 W February 12, 2004 5–3 Montreal Canadiens (2003–04) 29–17–7–3
57 W February 14, 2004 3–2 Florida Panthers (2003–04) 30–17–7–3
58 W February 17, 2004 5–2 Philadelphia Flyers (2003–04) 31–17–7–3
59 L February 19, 2004 3–4 OT @ St. Louis Blues (2003–04) 31–17–7–4
60 L February 20, 2004 3–4 OT @ Buffalo Sabres (2003–04) 31–17–7–5
61 W February 23, 2004 6–3 @ Washington Capitals (2003–04) 32–17–7–5
62 W February 25, 2004 4–2 @ Atlanta Thrashers (2003–04) 33–17–7–5
63 W February 26, 2004 4–3 Toronto Maple Leafs (2003–04) 34–17–7–5
64 W February 28, 2004 4–2 Washington Capitals (2003–04) 35–17–7–5
65 W March 1, 2004 3–0 @ Colorado Avalanche (2003–04) 36–17–7–5
66 W March 3, 2004 5–3 @ Chicago Blackhawks (2003–04) 37–17–7–5
67 W March 5, 2004 3–2 OT New Jersey Devils (2003–04) 38–17–7–5
68 W March 6, 2004 5–3 @ Florida Panthers (2003–04) 39–17–7–5
69 T March 8, 2004 1–1 OT @ Detroit Red Wings (2003–04) 39–17–8–5
70 W March 10, 2004 4–2 @ Carolina Hurricanes (2003–04) 40–17–8–5
71 W March 12, 2004 5–2 New York Rangers (2003–04) 41–17–8–5
72 L March 13, 2004 1–5 Carolina Hurricanes (2003–04) 41–18–8–5
73 L March 16, 2004 1–3 New York Islanders (2003–04) 41–19–8–5
74 W March 18, 2004 3–1 Buffalo Sabres (2003–04) 42–19–8–5
75 L March 20, 2004 4–5 @ Boston Bruins (2003–04) 42–20–8–5
76 L March 21, 2004 0–3 @ New York Islanders (2003–04) 42–21–8–5
77 W March 23, 2004 7–2 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (2003–04) 43–21–8–5
78 W March 25, 2004 2–1 New Jersey Devils (2003–04) 44–21–8–5
79 W March 27, 2004 4–1 Washington Capitals (2003–04) 45–21–8–5
80 L March 29, 2004 4–5 OT Ottawa Senators (2003–04) 45–21–8–6
81 W April 1, 2004 4–3 Florida Panthers (2003–04) 46–21–8–6
82 L April 3, 2004 1–2 Atlanta Thrashers (2003–04) 46–22–8–6

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Player stats[edit | edit source]

Forwards[edit | edit source]

Note: GP= Games played; G= Goals; A= Assists; PTS = Points; PIM = Points

Player GP G A PTS PIM
Martin St. Louis 82 38 56 94 24
Cory Stillman 81 25 55 80 36
Brad Richards 82 26 53 79 12
Vincent Lecavalier 81 32 34 66 52
Fredrik Modin 82 29 28 57 32
Dave Andreychuk 82 21 18 39 42
Ruslan Fedotenko 77 17 22 39 30
Tim Taylor 82 7 15 22 25
Dmitry Afanasenkov 71 6 10 16 12
Martin Cibak 63 2 7 9 30
Chris Dingman 74 1 5 6 140
Shane Willis 12 0 6 6 2
Alexandr Svitov 11 0 3 3 4
Andre Roy 33 1 1 2 78
Eric Perrin 4 0 0 0 0

Defencemen[edit | edit source]

Note: GP= Games played; G= Goals; A= Assists; PTS = Points; PIM = Points

Player GP G A PTS PIM
Dan Boyle 78 9 30 39 60
Pavel Kubina 81 17 18 35 85
Brad Lukowich 79 5 14 19 24
Cory Sarich 82 3 16 19 89
Ben Clymer 66 2 8 10 50
Jassen Cullimore 79 2 5 7 58
Darryl Sydor 31 1 6 7 6
Nolan Pratt 58 1 3 4 42
Darren Rumble 5 0 0 0 2
Stan Neckar -- -- -- -- --

Goaltending[edit | edit source]

Note: GP= Games played; W= Wins; L= Losses; T = Ties; SO = Shutouts; GAA = Goals Against

Player GP W L T SO GAA
Nikolai Khabibulin 55 28 19 7 3 2.33
John Grahame 29 18 9 1 1 2.06

Playoffs[edit | edit source]

Eastern Conference Quarter-finals vs. New York Islanders[edit | edit source]

Tampa Bay vs. NY Islanders
Date Away Home OT Score
April 8 NY Islanders Tampa Bay 0 – 3
April 10 NY Islanders Tampa Bay 3 – 0
April 12 Tampa Bay NY Islanders 3 – 0
April 14 Tampa Bay NY Islanders 3 – 0
April 16 NY Islanders Tampa Bay OT 2 – 3
Tampa Bay wins series 4–1

Eastern Conference Semi-finals vs. Montreal Canadiens[edit | edit source]

Tampa Bay vs. Montreal
Date Away Home OT Score
April 23 Montreal Tampa Bay 0 – 4
April 25 Montreal Tampa Bay 1 – 3
April 27 Tampa Bay Montreal OT 4 – 3
April 29 Tampa Bay Montreal 3 – 1
Tampa Bay wins series 4–0

Conference Finals vs. Philadelphia Flyers[edit | edit source]

Eastern Conference
Tampa Bay vs. Philadelphia
Date Away Home OT Score
May 8 Philadelphia Tampa Bay 1 – 3
May 10 Philadelphia Tampa Bay 6 – 2
May 12 Tampa Bay Philadelphia 4 – 1
May 15 Tampa Bay Philadelphia 2 – 3
May 18 Philadelphia Tampa Bay 2 – 4
May 20 Tampa Bay Philadelphia OT 4 – 5
May 22 Philadelphia Tampa Bay 1 – 2
Tampa Bay wins series 4–3
and Prince of Wales Trophy

Finals vs. Calgary Flames[edit | edit source]

Tampa Bay vs. Calgary
Date Away Home OT Score
May 25 Calgary Tampa Bay 4 – 1
May 27 Calgary Tampa Bay 1 – 4
May 29 Tampa Bay Calgary 0 – 3
May 31 Tampa Bay Calgary 1 – 0
June 3 Calgary Tampa Bay OT 3 – 2
June 5 Tampa Bay Calgary 2OT 3 – 2
June 7 Calgary Tampa Bay 1 – 2
Tampa Bay wins series
4–3 and Stanley Cup
Brad Richards (Tampa Bay)
wins Conn Smythe Trophy

Awards and records[edit | edit source]

  • Brad Richards, Conn Smythe Trophy
  • Brad Richards, Lady Byng Memorial Trophy
  • Martin St. Louis, Art Ross Trophy
  • Martin St. Louis, Hart Memorial Trophy
  • Martin St. Louis, Lester B. Pearson Award
  • Martin St. Louis, NHL Plus/Minus Award, (shared with Marek Malik of the Vancouver Canucks)
  • John Tortorella, Jack Adams Award

Transactions[edit | edit source]

Roster[edit | edit source]

2003–04 Tampa Bay Lightning roster

Goaltenders:

35 Khabibulin  47 Grahame 

Defensemen

2 Neckar • 5 Cullimore • 7 Clymer • 13 Kubina • 21 Sarich • 22 Boyle • 37 Lukowich • 38 Rumble • 44 Pratt  55 Sydor 

Forwards

4 Lecavalier • 8 Cibak • 9 Perrin • 11 Dingman • 17 Fedotenko • 19 Richards • 24 Willis • 25 Andreychuk • 26 St. Louis • 27 Taylor • 29 Afanasenkov • 33 Modin • 36 Roy • 61 Stillman 

General ManagerJay Feaster •  CoachJohn Tortorella

Draft picks[edit | edit source]

NHL draft[edit | edit source]

See also: 2003 NHL Entry Draft
Round # Player Position Nationality College/junior/club team
2 34 Mike Egener Defence Flag of Germany Germany Calgary Hitmen (WHL)
2 41 Matt Smaby Defence Flag of the United States United States Shattuck-Saint Mary's (USHS)
3 96 Jonathan Boutin Goalie Flag of Canada Canada Halifax Mooseheads (QMJHL)
6 192
7 224
9 273
9 286
9 287

Farm teams[edit | edit source]

See also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 2003–04 Tampa Bay Lightning Games. Hockey-reference.com. Retrieved on 2009-06-15.
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