2002-03 Tampa Bay Lightning Game-by-Game Results

National Hockey League (NHL)
Team Record: 36-25-16-5 - 93 points
Finishing 1st in the NHL's Southeast Division
Postseason: 5-6
Lost NHL conference semi-finals
Conference Quarter-Finals - Defeated Washington Capitals 4-2
Conference Semi-Finals - Lost to New Jersey Devils 4-1
Coach: John Tortorella (36-25-16, 5 OTL)
Location: Tampa, Florida
2002-03 Tampa Bay Lightning Statistics
2002-03 Tampa Bay Lightning Roster

The Tampa Bay Lightning of the National Hockey League ended the 2002-03 season with a record of 36 wins and 25 losses (and 5 overtime losses) and 16 ties for 93 points, finishing first in the NHL's Southeast Division. The team compiled a postseason mark of 5-6.

The Bay Lightning potted 219 goals and allowed 210. Martin St. Louis and Vincent Lecavalier scored 33 goals for Tampa each, and Vaclav Prospal and Brad Richards each contributed 57 assists. Nikolai Khabibulin earned 30 wins in front of the net for the squad and a team-best 2.47 goals against average, pacing regularly-used goaltenders.

John Tortorella coached the team. The 2002-03 Tampa Bay Lightning lost in the NHL conference semi-finals.

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Regular Season Goals For: 219
Regular Season Goals Against: 210

Date Game Res Home Road Record
October 10, 2002 Tampa Bay Lightning 4 at Florida Panthers 3 W 0-0-0-0 1-0-0-0 1-0-0-0 OT
October 12, 2002 Carolina Hurricanes 1 at Tampa Bay Lightning 5 W 1-0-0-0 1-0-0-0 2-0-0-0
October 18, 2002 Atlanta Thrashers 5 at Tampa Bay Lightning 8 W 2-0-0-0 1-0-0-0 3-0-0-0
October 19, 2002 Tampa Bay Lightning 3 at Pittsburgh Penguins 3 T 2-0-0-0 1-0-1-0 3-0-1-0 OT
October 21, 2002 Tampa Bay Lightning 4 at New York Rangers 2 W 2-0-0-0 2-0-1-0 4-0-1-0
October 23, 2002 Tampa Bay Lightning 2 at Columbus Blue Jackets 2 T 2-0-0-0 2-0-2-0 4-0-2-0 OT
October 25, 2002 Washington Capitals 2 at Tampa Bay Lightning 3 W 3-0-0-0 2-0-2-0 5-0-2-0
October 26, 2002 Tampa Bay Lightning 1 at New Jersey Devils 5 L 3-0-0-0 2-1-2-0 5-1-2-0
October 28, 2002 Tampa Bay Lightning 6 at Florida Panthers 1 W 3-0-0-0 3-1-2-0 6-1-2-0
October 30, 2002 New York Rangers 0 at Tampa Bay Lightning 3 W 4-0-0-0 3-1-2-0 7-1-2-0
November 1, 2002 Tampa Bay Lightning 2 at Washington Capitals 3 L 4-0-0-0 3-2-2-0 7-2-2-0
November 2, 2002 Tampa Bay Lightning 3 at Pittsburgh Penguins 5 L 4-0-0-0 3-3-2-0 7-3-2-0
November 5, 2002 Tampa Bay Lightning 3 at Toronto Maple Leafs 4 L 4-0-0-0 3-4-2-0 7-4-2-0
November 8, 2002 Pittsburgh Penguins 1 at Tampa Bay Lightning 4 W 5-0-0-0 3-4-2-0 8-4-2-0
November 9, 2002 Chicago Blackhawks 3 at Tampa Bay Lightning 2 L 5-1-0-0 3-4-2-0 8-5-2-0 OT
November 11, 2002 Phoenix Coyotes 2 at Tampa Bay Lightning 4 W 6-1-0-0 3-4-2-0 9-5-2-0
November 15, 2002 San Jose Sharks 2 at Tampa Bay Lightning 4 W 7-1-0-0 3-4-2-0 10-5-2-0
November 17, 2002 Tampa Bay Lightning 2 at Carolina Hurricanes 1 W 7-1-0-0 4-4-2-0 11-5-2-0 OT
November 19, 2002 Philadelphia Flyers 3 at Tampa Bay Lightning 2 L 7-2-0-0 4-4-2-0 11-6-2-0
November 21, 2002 New York Islanders 7 at Tampa Bay Lightning 2 L 7-3-0-0 4-4-2-0 11-7-2-0
November 23, 2002 Tampa Bay Lightning 3 at New Jersey Devils 1 W 7-3-0-0 5-4-2-0 12-7-2-0
November 27, 2002 Tampa Bay Lightning 1 at Buffalo Sabres 1 T 7-3-0-0 5-4-3-0 12-7-3-0 OT
November 29, 2002 Vancouver Canucks 5 at Tampa Bay Lightning 3 L 7-4-0-0 5-4-3-0 12-8-3-0
December 1, 2002 Tampa Bay Lightning 3 at New York Rangers 4 L 7-4-0-0 5-5-3-0 12-9-3-0
December 3, 2002 Tampa Bay Lightning 3 at Toronto Maple Leafs 4 L 7-4-0-0 5-6-3-0 12-10-3-0 OT
December 5, 2002 Edmonton Oilers 2 at Tampa Bay Lightning 3 W 8-4-0-0 5-6-3-0 13-10-3-0
December 7, 2002 Tampa Bay Lightning 2 at Boston Bruins 3 L 8-4-0-0 5-7-3-0 13-11-3-0 OT
December 8, 2002 Tampa Bay Lightning 1 at Chicago Blackhawks 3 L 8-4-0-0 5-8-3-0 13-12-3-0
December 10, 2002 Tampa Bay Lightning 3 at Minnesota Wild 5 L 8-4-0-0 5-9-3-0 13-13-3-0
December 12, 2002 Tampa Bay Lightning 3 at Montreal Canadiens 2 W 8-4-0-0 6-9-3-0 14-13-3-0
December 14, 2002 New York Islanders 3 at Tampa Bay Lightning 4 W 9-4-0-0 6-9-3-0 15-13-3-0
December 18, 2002 Tampa Bay Lightning 1 at Carolina Hurricanes 1 T 9-4-0-0 6-9-4-0 15-13-4-0 OT
December 19, 2002 Toronto Maple Leafs 2 at Tampa Bay Lightning 1 L 9-5-0-0 6-9-4-0 15-14-4-0
December 21, 2002 Nashville Predators 2 at Tampa Bay Lightning 2 T 9-5-1-0 6-9-4-0 15-14-5-0 OT
December 23, 2002 Tampa Bay Lightning 0 at Washington Capitals 3 L 9-5-1-0 6-10-4-0 15-15-5-0
December 27, 2002 Boston Bruins 2 at Tampa Bay Lightning 5 W 10-5-1-0 6-10-4-0 16-15-5-0
December 29, 2002 New York Rangers 3 at Tampa Bay Lightning 5 W 11-5-1-0 6-10-4-0 17-15-5-0
December 31, 2002 Ottawa Senators 6 at Tampa Bay Lightning 3 L 11-6-1-0 6-10-4-0 17-16-5-0
January 2, 2003 Tampa Bay Lightning 1 at Calgary Flames 4 L 11-6-1-0 6-11-4-0 17-17-5-0
January 4, 2003 Tampa Bay Lightning 1 at St. Louis Blues 5 L 11-6-1-0 6-12-4-0 17-18-5-0
January 7, 2003 Detroit Red Wings 0 at Tampa Bay Lightning 1 W 12-6-1-0 6-12-4-0 18-18-5-0
January 9, 2003 Atlanta Thrashers 3 at Tampa Bay Lightning 2 L 12-7-1-0 6-12-4-0 18-19-5-0 OT
January 11, 2003 New Jersey Devils 3 at Tampa Bay Lightning 3 T 12-7-2-0 6-12-4-0 18-19-6-0 OT
January 14, 2003 Tampa Bay Lightning 0 at Ottawa Senators 7 L 12-7-2-0 6-13-4-0 18-20-6-0
January 17, 2003 Pittsburgh Penguins 3 at Tampa Bay Lightning 2 L 12-8-2-0 6-13-4-0 18-21-6-0
January 18, 2003 Tampa Bay Lightning 2 at Philadelphia Flyers 3 L 12-8-2-0 6-14-4-0 18-22-6-0
January 20, 2003 Ottawa Senators 2 at Tampa Bay Lightning 6 W 13-8-2-0 6-14-4-0 19-22-6-0
January 22, 2003 Montreal Canadiens 2 at Tampa Bay Lightning 2 T 13-8-3-0 6-14-4-0 19-22-7-0 OT
January 24, 2003 Tampa Bay Lightning 4 at Dallas Stars 1 W 13-8-3-0 7-14-4-0 20-22-7-0
January 25, 2003 Tampa Bay Lightning 2 at Nashville Predators 3 L 13-8-3-0 7-15-4-0 20-23-7-0
January 28, 2003 Tampa Bay Lightning 3 at Philadelphia Flyers 0 W 13-8-3-0 8-15-4-0 21-23-7-0
January 30, 2003 Carolina Hurricanes 1 at Tampa Bay Lightning 3 W 14-8-3-0 8-15-4-0 22-23-7-0
February 4, 2003 Washington Capitals 5 at Tampa Bay Lightning 1 L 14-9-3-0 8-15-4-0 22-24-7-0
February 6, 2003 Toronto Maple Leafs 3 at Tampa Bay Lightning 2 L 14-10-3-0 8-15-4-0 22-25-7-0 OT
February 8, 2003 Tampa Bay Lightning 4 at Florida Panthers 4 T 14-10-3-0 8-15-5-0 22-25-8-0 OT
February 11, 2003 Tampa Bay Lightning 2 at New York Islanders 6 L 14-10-3-0 8-16-5-0 22-26-8-0
February 14, 2003 Tampa Bay Lightning 2 at Atlanta Thrashers 2 T 14-10-3-0 8-16-6-0 22-26-9-0 OT
February 15, 2003 Boston Bruins 2 at Tampa Bay Lightning 5 W 15-10-3-0 8-16-6-0 23-26-9-0
February 17, 2003 Washington Capitals 1 at Tampa Bay Lightning 3 W 16-10-3-0 8-16-6-0 24-26-9-0
February 19, 2003 Atlanta Thrashers 0 at Tampa Bay Lightning 2 W 17-10-3-0 8-16-6-0 25-26-9-0
February 21, 2003 Tampa Bay Lightning 2 at Carolina Hurricanes 2 T 17-10-3-0 8-16-7-0 25-26-10-0 OT
February 23, 2003 Buffalo Sabres 4 at Tampa Bay Lightning 1 L 17-11-3-0 8-16-7-0 25-27-10-0
February 25, 2003 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim 0 at Tampa Bay Lightning 2 W 18-11-3-0 8-16-7-0 26-27-10-0
February 27, 2003 Florida Panthers 1 at Tampa Bay Lightning 3 W 19-11-3-0 8-16-7-0 27-27-10-0
March 1, 2003 Tampa Bay Lightning 2 at Ottawa Senators 1 W 19-11-3-0 9-16-7-0 28-27-10-0
March 4, 2003 Tampa Bay Lightning 3 at New York Islanders 1 W 19-11-3-0 10-16-7-0 29-27-10-0
March 5, 2003 Tampa Bay Lightning 2 at Detroit Red Wings 3 L 19-11-3-0 10-17-7-0 29-28-10-0
March 7, 2003 Colorado Avalanche 3 at Tampa Bay Lightning 4 W 20-11-3-0 10-17-7-0 30-28-10-0
March 9, 2003 Buffalo Sabres 1 at Tampa Bay Lightning 1 T 20-11-4-0 10-17-7-0 30-28-11-0 OT
March 12, 2003 Los Angeles Kings 2 at Tampa Bay Lightning 4 W 21-11-4-0 10-17-7-0 31-28-11-0
March 14, 2003 Tampa Bay Lightning 4 at Buffalo Sabres 2 W 21-11-4-0 11-17-7-0 32-28-11-0
March 15, 2003 Tampa Bay Lightning 2 at Montreal Canadiens 1 W 21-11-4-0 12-17-7-0 33-28-11-0
March 17, 2003 Minnesota Wild 3 at Tampa Bay Lightning 3 T 21-11-5-0 12-17-7-0 33-28-12-0 OT
March 20, 2003 Tampa Bay Lightning 2 at Los Angeles Kings 2 T 21-11-5-0 12-17-8-0 33-28-13-0 OT
March 22, 2003 Tampa Bay Lightning 4 at Phoenix Coyotes 0 W 21-11-5-0 13-17-8-0 34-28-13-0
March 24, 2003 Tampa Bay Lightning 4 at San Jose Sharks 1 W 21-11-5-0 14-17-8-0 35-28-13-0
March 27, 2003 New Jersey Devils 2 at Tampa Bay Lightning 2 T 21-11-6-0 14-17-8-0 35-28-14-0 OT
March 29, 2003 Florida Panthers 1 at Tampa Bay Lightning 1 T 21-11-7-0 14-17-8-0 35-28-15-0 OT
March 31, 2003 Tampa Bay Lightning 2 at Boston Bruins 2 T 21-11-7-0 14-17-9-0 35-28-16-0 OT
April 2, 2003 Montreal Canadiens 1 at Tampa Bay Lightning 2 W 22-11-7-0 14-17-9-0 36-28-16-0
April 4, 2003 Philadelphia Flyers 4 at Tampa Bay Lightning 1 L 22-12-7-0 14-17-9-0 36-29-16-0
April 6, 2003 Tampa Bay Lightning 2 at Atlanta Thrashers 6 L 22-12-7-0 14-18-9-0 36-30-16-0
April 10, 2003 Washington Capitals 3 at Tampa Bay Lightning 0 L 0-1-0 0-0-0 0-1-0
April 12, 2003 Washington Capitals 6 at Tampa Bay Lightning 3 L 0-2-0 0-0-0 0-2-0
April 15, 2003 Tampa Bay Lightning 4 at Washington Capitals 3 W 0-2-0 1-0-0 1-2-0 OT
April 16, 2003 Tampa Bay Lightning 3 at Washington Capitals 1 W 0-2-0 2-0-0 2-2-0
April 18, 2003 Washington Capitals 1 at Tampa Bay Lightning 2 W 1-2-0 2-0-0 3-2-0
April 20, 2003 Tampa Bay Lightning 2 at Washington Capitals 1 W 1-2-0 3-0-0 4-2-0 3OT
April 24, 2003 Tampa Bay Lightning 0 at New Jersey Devils 3 L 1-2-0 3-1-0 4-3-0
April 26, 2003 Tampa Bay Lightning 2 at New Jersey Devils 3 L 1-2-0 3-2-0 4-4-0 OT
April 28, 2003 New Jersey Devils 3 at Tampa Bay Lightning 4 W 2-2-0 3-2-0 5-4-0
April 30, 2003 New Jersey Devils 3 at Tampa Bay Lightning 1 L 2-3-0 3-2-0 5-5-0
May 2, 2003 Tampa Bay Lightning 1 at New Jersey Devils 2 L 2-3-0 3-3-0 5-6-0 3OT