2003–04 Tampa Bay Lightning season

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2003–04 Tampa Bay Lightning
Stanley Cup champions
Eastern Conference champions
Southeast Division champions
Division1st Southeast
Conference1st Eastern
2003–04 record46–22–8–6
Home record24–10–4–3
Road record22–12–4–3
Goals for245
Goals against192
Team information
General ManagerJay Feaster
CoachJohn Tortorella
CaptainDave Andreychuk
Alternate captainsVincent Lecavalier
Fredrik Modin
ArenaSt. Pete Times Forum
Average attendance17,820 (92.79%)
Team leaders
GoalsMartin St. Louis (38)
AssistsMartin St. Louis (56)
PointsMartin St. Louis (94)
Penalties in minutesChris Dingman (140)
WinsNikolai Khabibulin (28)
Goals against averageJohn Grahame (2.06)

The 2003–04 Tampa Bay Lightning season was the 12th National Hockey League season in Tampa, Florida. The Lightning won their first Stanley Cup this season.

Offseason[change | change 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[change | change source]

On Saturday, December 27, 2003, the Lightning scored three short-handed goals in a 4-2 win over the Boston Bruins.[1]

The Lightning finished the regular season having tied the Detroit Red Wings for the most short-handed goals scored, with 15.[2]

Season standings[change | change source]

Southeast Division[3]
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.


Eastern Conference[4]
R Div GP W L T OTL GF GA Pts
1 Z- Tampa Bay Lightning SE 82 46 22 8 6 245 192 106
2 Y- Boston Bruins NE 82 41 19 15 7 209 188 104
3 Y- Philadelphia Flyers AT 82 40 21 15 6 209 188 101
4 X- Toronto Maple Leafs NE 82 45 24 10 3 242 204 103
5 X- Ottawa Senators NE 82 43 23 10 6 262 189 102
6 X- New Jersey Devils AT 82 43 25 12 2 213 164 100
7 X- Montreal Canadiens NE 82 41 30 7 4 208 192 93
8 X- New York Islanders AT 82 38 29 11 4 237 210 91
8.5
9 Buffalo Sabres NE 82 37 34 7 4 220 221 85
10 Atlanta Thrashers SE 82 33 37 8 4 214 243 78
11 Carolina Hurricanes SE 82 28 34 14 6 172 209 76
12 Florida Panthers SE 82 28 35 15 4 188 221 75
13 New York Rangers AT 82 27 40 7 8 206 250 69
14 Washington Capitals SE 82 23 46 10 3 186 253 59
15 Pittsburgh Penguins AT 82 23 47 8 4 190 303 58

Divisions: AT – Atlantic, NE – Northeast, SE – Southeast

Z- Clinched Conference; Y- Clinched Division; X- Clinched Playoff spot


Schedule and results[change | change source]

Regular season[change | change source]

2003–04 regular season game log

Lightning score listed first;   Win (2 points)   Loss (0 points)   Tie (1 point)   Overtime loss (1 point)

Playoffs[change | change source]

2004 Stanley Cup playoffs

Player stats[change | change source]

Forwards[change | change 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

Defensemen[change | change 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[change | change 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

Awards and records[change | change 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

Draft picks[change | change source]

NHL draft[change | change source]

Round # Player Position Nationality College/junior/club team
2 34 Mike Egener Defence  Germany Calgary Hitmen (WHL)
2 41 Matt Smaby Defence  United States Shattuck-Saint Mary's (Midget Major AAA)
3 96 Jonathan Boutin Goalie  Canada Halifax Mooseheads (QMJHL)
6 192 Doug O'Brien Defense  Canada Hull Olympiques (QMJHL)
7 224 Gerald Coleman Goalie  United States London Knights (OHL)
7 227 Jay Rosehill Left Wing  Canada Olds Grizzlys (AJHL)
8 255 Raimonds Danilics Forward  Latvia Stalkers (LHL)
8 256 Brady Greco Defense  United States Chicago Steel (USHL)
9 273 Albert Vishnyakov Left Wing  Russia Ak Bars Kazan (KHL)
9 286 Zbyněk Hrdel Center  Czech Republic Rimouski Océanic (QMJHL)
9 287 Nick Tarnasky Center  Canada Lethbridge Hurricanes (WHL)

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