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National Hockey League (NHL) 2003 - 04 Regular Season Standings


(NHL) National Hockey League 2003 - 04 Standings

Games Wins Loses Ties OTL Pts GF GA
Atlantic Division
Philadelphia Flyers 82 40 21 15 6 101 229 186
New Jersey Devils 82 43 25 12 2 100 213 164
New York Islanders 82 38 29 11 4 91 237 210
New York Rangers 82 27 40 7 8 69 206 250
Pittsburgh Penguins 82 23 47 8 4 58 190 303
Northeast Division
Boston Bruins 82 41 19 15 7 104 209 188
Toronto Maple Leafs 82 45 24 10 3 103 242 204
Ottawa Senators 82 43 23 10 6 102 262 189
Montreal Canadiens 82 41 30 7 4 93 208 192
Buffalo Sabres 82 37 34 7 4 85 220 221
Southeast Division
Tampa Bay Lightning 82 46 22 8 6 106 245 192
Atlanta Thrashers 82 33 37 8 4 78 214 243
Carolina Hurricanes 82 28 34 14 6 76 172 209
Florida Panthers 82 28 35 15 4 75 188 221
Washington Capitals 82 23 46 10 3 59 186 253
Central Division
Detroit Red Wings 82 48 21 11 2 109 255 189
St. Louis Blues 82 39 30 11 2 91 191 198
Nashville Predators 82 38 29 11 4 91 216 217
Columbus Blue Jackets 82 25 45 8 4 62 177 238
Chicago Blackhawks 82 20 43 11 8 59 188 259
Northwest Division
Vancouver Canucks 82 43 24 10 5 101 235 194
Colorado Avalanche 82 40 22 13 7 100 236 198
Calgary Flames 82 42 30 7 3 94 200 176
Edmonton Oilers 82 36 29 12 5 89 221 208
Minnesota Wild 82 30 29 20 3 83 188 183
Pacific Division
San Jose Sharks 82 43 21 12 6 104 219 183
Dallas Stars 82 41 26 13 2 97 194 175
Los Angeles Kings 82 28 29 16 9 81 205 217
Mighty Ducks of Anaheim 82 29 35 10 8 76 184 213
Phoenix Coyotes 82 22 36 18 6 68 188 245

National Hockey League (NHL) 2003 - 04 Stanley Cup Playoff Results


(NHL) National Hockey League 2003 - 04 Stanley Cup Playoffs

Tampa Bay Lightning defeated New York Islanders in the Conference Quarter Final 4 - 1 - 0
Montreal Canadiens defeated Boston Bruins in the Conference Quarter Final 4 - 3 - 0
Philadelphia Flyers defeated New Jersey Devils in the Conference Quarter Final 4 - 1 - 0
Toronto Maple Leafs defeated Ottawa Senators in the Conference Quarter Final 4 - 3 - 0
Detroit Red Wings defeated Nashville Predators in the Conference Quarter Final 4 - 2 - 0
San Jose Sharks defeated St. Louis Blues in the Conference Quarter Final 4 - 1 - 0
Calgary Flames defeated Vancouver Canucks in the Conference Quarter Final 4 - 3 - 0
Colorado Avalanche defeated Dallas Stars in the Conference Quarter Final 4 - 1 - 0
Tampa Bay Lightning defeated Montreal Canadiens in the Conference Semi Final 4 - 0 - 0
Philadelphia Flyers defeated Toronto Maple Leafs in the Conference Semi Final 4 - 2 - 0
Calgary Flames defeated Detroit Red Wings in the Conference Semi Final 4 - 2 - 0
San Jose Sharks defeated Colorado Avalanche in the Conference Semi Final 4 - 2 - 0
Tampa Bay Lightning defeated Philadelphia Flyers in the Conference Final 4 - 3 - 0
Calgary Flames defeated San Jose Sharks in the Conference Final 4 - 2 - 0
Tampa Bay Lightning defeated Calgary Flames in the Stanley Cup Final 4 - 3 - 0

National Hockey League (NHL) 2003 - 04 Stanley Cup Playoff Standings

Team Games Wins Loses Ties GF GA PIM
Tampa Bay Lightning 23 16 7 0 60 43 387
Tampa Bay Lightning 23 16 7 0 60 43 387
Calgary Flames 26 15 11 0 60 53 444
Calgary Flames 26 15 11 0 60 53 444
Philadelphia Flyers 18 11 7 0 50 43 272
Philadelphia Flyers 18 11 7 0 50 43 272
San Jose Sharks 17 10 7 0 38 32 216
San Jose Sharks 17 10 7 0 38 32 216
Toronto Maple Leafs 13 6 7 0 27 28 201
Colorado Avalanche 11 6 5 0 26 24 154
Detroit Red Wings 12 6 6 0 24 20 135
Toronto Maple Leafs 13 6 7 0 27 28 201
Colorado Avalanche 11 6 5 0 26 24 154
Detroit Red Wings 12 6 6 0 24 20 135
Montreal Canadiens 11 4 7 0 24 28 148
Montreal Canadiens 11 4 7 0 24 28 148
Ottawa Senators 7 3 4 0 11 14 99
Boston Bruins 7 3 4 0 14 19 72
Boston Bruins 7 3 4 0 14 19 72
Ottawa Senators 7 3 4 0 11 14 99
Vancouver Canucks 7 3 4 0 16 19 99
Vancouver Canucks 7 3 4 0 16 19 99
Nashville Predators 6 2 4 0 9 12 76
Nashville Predators 6 2 4 0 9 12 76
Dallas Stars 5 1 4 0 10 19 56
St. Louis Blues 5 1 4 0 9 12 68
New Jersey Devils 5 1 4 0 9 14 28
New York Islanders 5 1 4 0 5 12 50
Dallas Stars 5 1 4 0 10 19 56
New York Islanders 5 1 4 0 5 12 50
New Jersey Devils 5 1 4 0 9 14 28
St. Louis Blues 5 1 4 0 9 12 68


Most Goals 2003 - 04 Season - Individual


Player Team Goals
Jarome Iginla Calgary Flames41
Ilya Kovalchuk Atlanta Thrashers41
Rick Nash Columbus Blue Jackets41
Patrik Elias New Jersey Devils38
Martin St. Louis Tampa Bay Lightning38



Most Goals 2003 - 04 Playoffs - Individual


Player Team Goals
Jarome Iginla Calgary Flames13
Ruslan Fedotenko Tampa Bay Lightning12
Brad Richards Tampa Bay Lightning12
Vincent Lecavalier Tampa Bay Lightning9
Keith Primeau Philadelphia Flyers9

Most Assists 2003 - 04 Season - Individual


Player Team Assists
Scott Gomez New Jersey Devils56
Martin St. Louis Tampa Bay Lightning56
Cory Stillman Tampa Bay Lightning55
Joe Sakic Colorado Avalanche54
Alex Tanguay Colorado Avalanche54

Most Assists 2003 - 04 Playoffs - Individual


Player Team Assists
Martin St. Louis Tampa Bay Lightning15
Brad Richards Tampa Bay Lightning14
Dave Andreychuk Tampa Bay Lightning13
Craig Conroy Calgary Flames11
Fredrik Modin Tampa Bay Lightning11

Most Points 2003 - 04 Season - Individual


Player Team Goals Assists Points
Martin St. Louis Tampa Bay Lightning385694
Ilya Kovalchuk Atlanta Thrashers414687
Joe Sakic Colorado Avalanche335487
Markus Naslund Vancouver Canucks354984
Marian Hossa Ottawa Senators364682

Most Points 2003 - 04 Season - Individual


Player Team Goals Assists Points
Brad Richards Tampa Bay Lightning121426
Martin St. Louis Tampa Bay Lightning91524
Jarome Iginla Calgary Flames13922
Fredrik Modin Tampa Bay Lightning81119
Craig Conroy Calgary Flames61117

Most Penalty Minutes 2003 - 04 Season - Individual


Player Team Penalty Min
Sean Avery Los Angeles Kings261
Krzysztof Oliwa Calgary Flames247
Jody Shelley Columbus Blue Jackets228
Chris Simon New York Rangers225
Donald Brashear Philadelphia Flyers212

Plus/Minus Rating 2003 - 04 Season - Individual


Player Team Plus/Minus
Rico Fata Pittsburgh Penguins-46
Dick Tarnstrom Pittsburgh Penguins-37
Brooks Orpik Pittsburgh Penguins-36
Rick Nash Columbus Blue Jackets-35
Tuomo Ruutu Chicago Blackhawks-31

2003 - 04 James Norris Memorial Trophy Winner



The James Norris Memorial Trophy is awarded annually to the National Hockey League's top defense player who demonstrates throughout the season the greatest all-round ability in the position. The trophy is named in honour of James E. Norris, owner of the National Hockey League's Detroit Red Wings from 1932 to 1952. The trophy was first awarded at the conclusion of the 1953–54 NHL season. At the end of each season, members of the Professional Hockey Writers' Association vote to determine the player who was the best defenseman during the regular season. Full List of Previous Winners

James Norris Memorial Trophy - Scott Niedermayer - New Jersey Devils

2003 - 04 Hart Memorial Trophy Winner



Selected by the Professional Hockey Writers' Association, the NHL's Regular Season MVP (Most Valuable Player) is awarded the Hart Memorial Trophy. The voting is conducted at the end of the regular season by members of the Professional Hockey Writers Association, and each individual voter ranks their top five candidates on a 10-7-5-3-1 points system. Originally known as the Hart Trophy, it was first awarded at the conclusion of the 1923–24 NHL season. The Hart Memorial Trophy is named in honour of Canadian Dr. David Hart, who donated the original trophy to the NHL. The original "Hart Trophy" was retired in Hockey Hall of Fame in 1960, and the NHL began presenting a new trophy, which was named the "Hart Memorial Trophy" in its place. Full List of Previous Winners

Hart Memorial Trophy - Martin St. Louis - Tampa Bay Lightning

2003 - 04 Art Ross Trophy Winner



The Art Ross Trophy is awarded to the National Hockey League player who leads the league in scoring points at the end of the regular season. The Art Ross Trophy was presented to the National Hockey League in 1947 by Arthur Howie "Art" Ross, former general manager and head coach of the Boston Bruins. Full List of Previous Winners

Art Ross Trophy - Martin St. Louis - Tampa Bay Lightning

2003 - 04 William M. Jennings Trophy Winner



The William M. Jennings Trophy is an annual ice hockey award given to the goalkeeper(s) having played a minimum of 25 games for the team with the fewest goals scored against it in regular-season play. The Jennings Trophy was donated by the NHL's board of governors and first presented at the conclusion of the 1981–82 season. It is named in honor of the late William M. Jennings, who was a longtime governor and president of the New York Rangers. Until the 1980–81 season, the Vezina Trophy was awarded to the goaltender(s) of the team allowing the fewest number of goals during the regular season. It was recognized that this system often meant the trophy went to the goaltender of the better team rather than the individual and hence the change was made to offer the Vezina to the most outstanding goaltender, as voted by the NHL General Managers. The William M. Jennings Trophy was created as a replacement and is awarded to the goaltender(s) playing for the team with the fewest goals against. Full List of Previous Winners

William M. Jennings Trophy - Martin Brodeur - New Jersey Devils

2003 - 04 Frank J. Selke Trophy Winner



The Frank J. Selke Trophy is awarded annually to the National Hockey League forward who demonstrates the most skill in the defensive component of the game. The winner is selected by a poll of the Professional Hockey Writers' Association following the regular season. The trophy was first awarded at the end of the 1977–78 NHL season. It was named after Frank J. Selke, former general manager of the Toronto Maple Leafs and Montreal Canadiens. Full List of Previous Winners

Frank J. Selke Trophy - Kris Draper - Detroit Red Wings

2003 - 04 Calder Memorial Trophy Winner



The Calder Memorial Trophy is an annual award given to the player selected as the most proficient in his first year of competition in the National Hockey League. The trophy is named in honor of Frank Calder, the former President of the National Hockey League from its inception in 1917 to his death in 1943. Although Rookie of the Year honors were handed out beginning in 1932–33, the Calder Trophy was first presented at the conclusion of the 1936–37 NHL season. After Calder's death in 1942 the trophy was re-named the Calder Memorial Trophy. The voting is conducted by members of the Professional Hockey Writers' Association at the conclusion of each regular season to determine the winner. To be eligible for the award, a player cannot have played any more than 25 games previously in any single season, nor have played in more than six games in each of two separate preceding seasons in any major professional league. Full List of Previous Winners

Calder Memorial Trophy - Andrew Raycroft - Boston Bruins

2003 - 04 Roger Crozier Saving Grace Award Winner



"The Roger Crozier Saving Grace Award is awarded annually to the goaltender who has played a minimum of 25 games and finished the season with the best save percentage in the National Hockey League. It was first awarded at the conclusion of the 1999–2000 season. The award is named in honor of former Detroit Red Wings and Buffalo Sabres goaltender Roger Crozier, a Calder and Conn Smythe Trophy winner. The winner of the trophy receives a commemorative crystal trophy and is given US$25,000 to donate to a youth hockey or other educational program of their choice. " Full List of Previous Winners

Roger Crozier Saving Grace Award - Dwayne Roloson - Minnesota Wild

2003 - 04 Vezina Trophy Winner



The Vezina Trophy is awarded annually to the National Hockey League's goaltender who is judged to be the best at this position. The Vezina Trophy was named in honor of Georges Vιzina, an exceptional goaltender with the Montreal Canadiens. At the end of each season, the 30 General Managers of the teams in the National Hockey League vote to determine the goaltender who was the most valuable to his team during the regular season. Before 1981, it was awarded to the goaltender(s) of the team allowing the fewest number of goals during the regular season; now, the William M. Jennings Trophy is awarded under that definition. Full List of Previous Winners

Vezina Trophy - Martin Brodeur - New Jersey Devils

2003 - 04 Lady Byng Memorial Trophy Winner



The Lady Byng Memorial Trophy, formerly known as the Lady Byng Trophy, is presented each year to the National Hockey League player judged to have exhibited the best type of sportsmanship and gentlemanly conduct combined with a high standard of playing ability. The voting is conducted at the end of the season by the members of the Professional Hockey Writers' Association. The trophy is named in honour of Marie Evelyn Moreton (Lady Byng), wife of Viscount Byng of Vimy, a Vimy Ridge war hero who was Governor General of Canada from 1921 to 1926. Lady Byng, who was an avid hockey fan, decided to donate the trophy to the NHL in 1925. Full List of Previous Winners

Lady Byng Memorial Trophy - Brad Richards - Tampa Bay Lightning

2003 - 04 Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy Winner



The Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy is awarded annually to the National Hockey League player who best exemplifies the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship, and dedication to ice hockey. The trophy is named in honour of the late Bill Masterton, a Minnesota North Stars player who died on January 15, 1968, after sustaining an injury during a hockey game. The winner is selected by a poll of the Professional Hockey Writers' Association after each team nominates one player in competition. It is often awarded to a player who has come back from career- or even life-threatening illness or injury. A player can win this trophy only once in his career. Full List of Previous Winners

Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy - Bryan Berard - Chicago Blackhawks

2003 - 04 Lester B. Pearson Award Winner



The Lester B. Pearson Award is awarded annually to the National Hockey League's most outstanding player in the regular season as judged by the members of the NHL Players Association. The award was first handed out at the conclusion of the 1971–72 NHL season. It is named in honour of Lester B. Pearson, who was Prime Minister of Canada from 1963 to 1968. The voting for the trophy is conducted at the end of the regular season by the members of the NHL Players Association. Full List of Previous Winners

Lester B. Pearson Award - Martin St. Louis - Tampa Bay Lightning

2003 - 04 Plus-Minus Award Winner



The NHL Plus-Minus Award is a trophy awarded annually by the National Hockey League to the player, having played a minimum of 60 games who leads the league in plus/minus statistics. The plus/minus statistic was first established during the 1967–68 NHL season. This statistic reflects a player's ability to contribute offensively and defensively. The award was first given in the 1983 season. From 1982–83 to 1987–88, it was known as the Emery Edge Award. During 1988–89, there was no formal name for the trophy. From 1989–90 to 1995–96, it was known as the Alka-Seltzer Plus Award. From 1996–97 to 1997–98, it was known as the Bud Ice Plus-Minus Award. Finally, from 1998–99 to the present, it has been known as the Bud Light Plus-Minus Award. Full List of Previous Winners

Plus-Minus Award - Marek Malik - Vancouver Canucks
Plus-Minus Award - Martin St. Louis - Tampa Bay Lightning

2003 - 04 NHL All-Star Team Winners



"The NHL All-Star Teams were first named at the end of the 1930–31 NHL season, to honor the best performers over the season at each position. Representatives of the Professional Hockey Writers' Association vote for the All-Star Team at the end of the regular season. "

Full List of Previous Winners
NHL All-Star Team - Martin Brodeur - G - New Jersey Devils
NHL All-Star Team - Zdeno Chara - D - Ottawa Senators
NHL All-Star Team - Markus Naslund - L - Vancouver Canucks
NHL All-Star Team - Scott Niedermayer - D - New Jersey Devils
NHL All-Star Team - Joe Sakic - C - Colorado Avalanche
NHL All-Star Team - Martin St. Louis - R - Tampa Bay Lightning

Full List of Previous Winners

NHL All-Star Second Team - Jarome Iginla - R - Calgary Flames
NHL All-Star Second Team - Ilya Kovalchuk - L - Atlanta Thrashers
NHL All-Star Second Team - Roberto Luongo - G - Florida Panthers
NHL All-Star Second Team - Bryan McCabe - D - Toronto Maple Leafs
NHL All-Star Second Team - Chris Pronger - D - St. Louis Blues
NHL All-Star Second Team - Mats Sundin - C - Toronto Maple Leafs

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