2004 Stanley Cup Finals

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2004 Stanley Cup Finals
Teams 1 2 3 4 5* 6** 7 Games
Tampa Bay Lightning  1 4 0 1 2 3 2 4
Calgary Flames  4 1 3 0 3 2 1 3
* indicates periods of overtime
Location: Tampa Bay (St. Pete Times Forum) (1,2,5,7)
Calgary (Pengrowth Saddledome) (3,4,6)
Format: Best-of-seven
Coaches: Tampa Bay: John Tortorella
Calgary: Darryl Sutter
Captains: Tampa Bay: Dave Andreychuk
Calgary: Jarome Iginla
National anthem: Tampa Bay: Brooke Hogan
Calgary: Heather Liscano
Referees: Bill McCreary (1,3,5,6,7)
Stephen Walkom (1,2,5,6)
Kerry Fraser (3,4,7)
Brad Watson (2,4)
Dates: May 25 – June 7
MVP: Brad Richards
Ruslan Fedotenko (14:38, second, G7)
Announcers: (CBC) Bob Cole, Harry Neale (ESPN/ABC) Gary Thorne, Bill Clement, John Davidson
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The 2004 Stanley Cup Finals was a best-of-seven playoff series that determined the National Hockey League (NHL) champion for the 2003–04 season. As a culmination of the 2004 Stanley Cup playoffs, the Eastern Conference champion Tampa Bay Lightning defeated the Western Conference champion Calgary Flames in seven games and were awarded the Stanley Cup. It was Tampa's first-ever appearance in the final. For Calgary, it was the team's third appearance, and first since their championship season of 1989. Lightning owner William Davidson would soon become the first owner in sports history to win two championships in one year as eight days later, the other team that Davidson owned (the Detroit Pistons of the NBA) won the NBA title in five games over the Los Angeles Lakers.

Road to the Finals

Tampa Bay defeated the New York Islanders 4-1, the Montreal Canadiens 4-0 and the Philadelphia Flyers 4-3 to advance to the Finals.

Calgary beat the Western Conference's top three seeded teams, the Vancouver Canucks 4-3, the Detroit Red Wings 4-2 and the San Jose Sharks 4-2, in that order. This brought a Canadian team to the Finals for the first time in 10 years; Vancouver lost to the New York Rangers in the 1994 Stanley Cup Finals.[1]

The series

Game one

The first game, at St. Pete Times Forum, saw the Flames win the game, 4–1. Calgary only got 19 shots off against the Lightning defense, but more than one-fifth found the net. Martin Gelinas got Calgary on the board early, and they extended the lead to 3–0 in the second period on goals by Jarome Iginla, his eleventh of the postseason, and Stephane Yelle. Chris Simon added the fourth and final Calgary goal after Tampa Bay's Martin St. Louis scored the lone Lightning goal.

Scoring summary
Period Team Goal Assist(s) Time Score
1st CGY Martin Gelinas (7) Craig Conroy (11) and Andrew Ference (2) 03:02 1–0 CGY
2nd CGY Jarome Iginla (11) – sh Unassisted 15:21 2–0 CGY
CGY Stephane Yelle (3) Unassisted 18:08 3–0 CGY
3rd TB Martin St. Louis (6) – pp Brad Richards (10) and Dan Boyle (7) 04:13 3–1 CGY
CGY Chris Simon (4) – pp Oleg Saprykin (2) and Robyn Regehr (5) 19:40 4–1 CGY
Penalty summary
Period Team Player Penalty Time PIM
1st CGY Stephane Yelle Interference 11:32 2:00
TB Pavel Kubina Holding 18:52 2:00
2nd CGY Robyn Regehr Holding 09:22 2:00
CGY Andrew Ference Hooking 14:48 2:00
3rd CGY Ville Nieminen Roughing 03:05 2:00
TB Andre Roy Roughing 04:30 2:00
TB Cory Stillman Roughing 04:30 2:00
CGY Shean Donovan Roughing 04:30 2:00
CGY Oleg Saprykin Unsportsmanlike conduct 07:55 2:00
TB Ruslan Fedotenko Roughing 17:50 2:00
TB Martin St. Louis High-sticking 19:06 2:00
Shots by period
Team 1 2 3 Total
Calgary 5 10 4 19
Tampa Bay 10 8 6 24

Game two

Game two saw the same final score, but this time, it was Tampa Bay winning a clutch game to tie the series, 1–1, headed to Calgary. Ruslan Fedotenko's 10th goal of the postseason got the Lightning on the board first, and Tampa Bay used three third-period goals, coming from Brad Richards, Dan Boyle, and St. Louis, respectively, to blast the game open. The lone Calgary goal was scored by Ville Nieminen.

These Finals would be the last until 2013 to be tied after two games. The team with home ice in games one and two held a 2-0 edge in every Final between 2006 and 2011. In 2012, the Los Angeles Kings won the first two games at New Jersey.

Scoring summary
Period Team Goal Assist(s) Time Score
1st TB Ruslan Fedotenko (10) Jassen Cullimore (2) and Vincent Lecavalier (5) 07:10 1–0 TB
2nd None
3rd TB Brad Richards (9) Dave Andreychuk (10) and Martin St. Louis (14) 02:51 2–0 TB
TB Dan Boyle (2) Brad Richards (11) and Fredrik Modin (10) 04:00 3–0 TB
TB Martin St. Louis (7) – pp Vincent Lecavalier (6) and Dave Andreychuk (11) 05:58 4–0 TB
CGY Ville Nieminen (4) – pp Shean Donovan (5) and Robyn Regehr (6) 12:21 4–1 TB
Penalty summary
Period Team Player Penalty Time PIM
1st TB Andre Roy Interference 02:00 2:00
TB Dimitri Afanasenkov Boarding 07:58 2:00
CGY Dave Lowry Hooking - Obstruction 10:21 2:00
TB Vincent Lecavalier High-sticking 13:33 2:00
CGY Shean Donovan Holding 15:04 2:00
TB Bench (served by Dimitri Afanasenkov) Too many men on the ice 16:59 2:00
2nd TB Fredrik Modin Hooking - Obstruction 00:53 2:00
CGY Oleg Saprykin Goaltender interference 19:22 2:00
3rd CGY Stephane Yelle Cross-checking 00:37 2:00
TB Brad Richards Roughing 05:50 2:00
TB Dan Boyle Roughing 05:50 2:00
TB Cory Stillman Fightning - Major 05:50 5:00
CGY Chuck Kobasew Roughing 05:50 2:00
CGY Andrew Ference Fighting - Major 05:50 5:00
CGY Andrew Ference Unsportsmanlike conduct 05:50 2:00
CGY Chris Clark Roughing 05:50 2:00
CGY Chris Simon Cross-checking 05:50 2:00
TB Andre Roy Fighting - Major 08:31 5:00
TB Chris Dingman Game misconduct 08:31 10:00
TB Chris Dingman Misconduct 08:31 10:00
TB Chris Dingman Roughing 08:31 2:00
TB Chris Dingman Roughing 08:31 2:00
CGY Chris Simon Misconduct 08:31 10:00
CGY Chris Simon Fighting - Major 08:31 5:00
CGY Chris Simon Instigator 08:31 2:00
TB Tim Taylor Holding 10:35 2:00
CGY Chuck Kobasew Interference 14:27 2:00
CGY Robyn Regehr Holding 15:13 2:00
CGY Martin Gelinas Checking from behind - Major 19:48 5:00
CGY Martin Gelinas Game misconduct 19:48 10:00
CGY Chuck Kobasew Misconduct 20:00 10:00
TB Andre Roy Misconduct 20:00 10:00
TB Pavel Kubina Misconduct 20:00 10:00
Shots by period
Team 1 2 3 Total
Calgary 6 9 4 19
Tampa Bay 8 10 13 31

Game three

The series shifted to the Pengrowth Saddledome in Calgary, where Flames goalie Miikka Kiprusoff and the Calgary defense completely stonewalled the Tampa Bay attack, which only took 21 shots in a 3–0 Flames victory. Simon scored the first Calgary goal in the second period, and Shean Donovan and Iginla added goals to ice the game.

Scoring summary
Period Team Goal Assist(s) Time Score
1st None
2nd CGY Chris Simon (5) – pp Jarome Iginla (8) and Jordan Leopold (9) 13:53 1–0 CGY
CGY Shean Donovan (5) Unassisted 17:09 2–0 CGY
3rd CGY Jarome Iginla (12) – pp Robyn Regehr (7) and Chris Simon (2) 18:28 3–0 CGY
Penalty summary
Period Team Player Penalty Time PIM
1st CGY Martin Gelinas Elbowing 00:27 2:00
TB Brad Lukowich Cross-checking 03:50 2:00
CGY Jarome Iginla Fighting - Major 06:17 5:00
TB Vincent Lecavalier Fighting - Major 06:17 5:00
CGY Chris Clark Tripping 07:10 2:00
TB Dan Boyle Hooking 09:36 2:00
CGY Martin Gelinas Holding the stick 17:03 2:00
2nd TB Brad Lukowich Slashing 13:03 2:00
3rd CGY Shean Donovan Holding 04:05 2:00
TB Cory Sarich Slashing 17:23 2:00
TB Cory Sarich Misconduct 19:16 10:00
Shots by period
Team 1 2 3 Total
Tampa Bay 5 6 10 21
Calgary 2 12 4 18

Game four

With a chance to take a commanding 3–1 series lead, Calgary was shut out by Lightning goalie Nikolai Khabibulin, who recorded his fifth shutout of the postseason, a 29-save shutout, in a 1–0 Tampa Bay victory, with the game's lone goal being scored by Brad Richards three minutes into the game on a two-man advantage.

With 4:13 left in the game, Ville Nieminen checked Vincent Lecavalier into the boards from behind, drawing a five-minute major penalty for boarding, a game misconduct penalty, and an eventual Game 5 suspension.[2] Meanwhile, fans at the Pengrowth Saddledome angrily booed referees Kerry Fraser and Brad Watson throughout most of the contest. They were originally also scheduled to work Game 6 in Calgary but the league eventually decided to replace them.[3][4]

Scoring summary
Period Team Goal Assist(s) Time Score
1st TB Brad Richards (10) – pp Dave Andreychuk (12) and Dan Boyle (8) 02:48 1–0 TB
2nd None
3rd None
Penalty summary
Period Team Player Penalty Time PIM
1st CGY Chris Clark Cross-checking 01:52 2:00
CGY Mike Commodore Holding 01:52 2:00
TB Vincent Lecavalier Tripping 07:50 2:00
TB Dimitri Afanasenkov Elbowing 12:52 2:00
CGY Chuck Kobasew Holding 16:40 2:00
2nd CGY Krzysztof Oliwa Holding 05:07 2:00
3rd CGY Ville Nieminen Boarding - Major 15:47 5:00
TB Ville Nieminen Game misconduct 15:47 10:00
Shots by period
Team 1 2 3 Total
Tampa Bay 12 7 5 24
Calgary 12 5 12 29

Game five

The series returned to Tampa Bay tied, 2–2, for a critical game five, and Calgary pulled off a 3–2 overtime victory to move within one win from the Stanley Cup. After Gelinas and St. Louis traded goals in the first period, Iginla scored for Calgary late in the second period. However, Fredrik Modin tied the game for the Lightning 37 seconds into the third period. The 2–2 score held until after 14:40 had gone by in overtime, when Oleg Saprykin's first goal since the first round won the game for the Flames.

Scoring summary
Period Team Goal Assist(s) Time Score
1st CGY Martin Gelinas (8) – pp Toni Lydman (1) and Steve Montador (2) 02:13 1–0 CGY
TB Martin St. Louis (8) Martin Cibak (1) and Chris Dingman (1) 19:26 1–1 TIE
2nd CGY Jarome Iginla (13) Unassisted 15:10 2–1 CGY
3rd TB Fredrik Modin (8) – pp Brad Richards (12) and Dave Andreychuk (13) 00:37 2–2 TIE
OT CGY Oleg Saprykin (3) Jarome Iginla (9) and Marcus Nilson (7) 14:40 3–2 CGY
Penalty summary
Period Team Player Penalty Time PIM
1st TB Fredrik Modin High-sticking 01:43 2:00
CGY Dave Lowry Interference 08:41 2:00
TB Andre Roy Roughing 13:18 2:00
2nd None
3rd CGY Rhett Warrener Holding the stick 00:31 2:00
OT None
Shots by period
Team 1 2 3 OT Total
Calgary 11 14 4 7 36
Tampa Bay 9 3 8 8 28

Game six

Back to Calgary for game six, each team scored two second-period goals, with Richards scoring two for the Lightning and Chris Clark and Marcus Nilson for the Flames. In the third period, there was a dispute over a Martin Gelinas redirect that appeared to have gone in off of his skate.[5] A review from one camera angle appeared to show the puck crossing the goal line before Khabibulin's pad dragged it out, though some (including Lightning assistant captain Tim Taylor) argue that the puck had not only been knocked several inches above the goal line (thus making there appear to be white ice between the puck and the goal line) in front of Khabibulin's pad, but that it was also "kicked" by Gelinas. The play was never reviewed. It was however later shown in game seven by ABC television that the NHL made the correct call via a CGI video analysis of the goal in question that proved that the puck never crossed the goal line completely.[6] The CGI company who did the analysis of the video was based out of Calgary, Alberta, Canada. The game entered overtime with the Flames needing only a single goal to win the Stanley Cup. However, thirty-three seconds into the second overtime, St. Louis put in the game-winner for the Lightning to force a winner-take-all seventh game in Tampa.

Scoring summary
Period Team Goal Assist(s) Time Score
1st None
2nd TB Brad Richards (11) – pp Martin St. Louis (15) and Ruslan Fedotenko (2) 04:17 1–0 TB
CGY Chris Clark (3) Stephane Yelle (3) and Ville Nieminen (4) 09:05 1–1 TIE
TB Brad Richards (11) – pp Unassisted 10:52 2–1 TB
CGY Marcus Nilson (4) Oleg Saprykin (3) and Andrew Ference (3) 17:49 2–2 TIE
3rd None
OT None
2OT TB Martin St. Louis (9) – pp Brad Richards (13) and Tim Taylor (3) 00:33 3–2 TB
Penalty summary
Period Team Player Penalty Time PIM
1st CGY Andrew Ference Hooking 11:59 2:00
TB Dave Andreychuk Elbowing 11:59 2:00
TB Cory Sarich Interference 16:34 2:00
TB Ruslan Fedotenko Interference 19:01 2:00
2nd CGY Jordan Leopold Interference 02:34 2:00
CGY Craig Conroy Hooking - Obstruction 09:25 2:00
3rd CGY Craig Conroy Hooking 00:45 2:00
CGY Chris Simon Cross-checking 08:38 2:00
TB Jassen Cullimore Interference 11:18 2:00
OT None
2OT None
Shots by period
Team 1 2 3 OT 2OT Total
Tampa Bay 6 5 7 7 2 27
Calgary 6 13 7 7 0 33

Game seven

In a tense game seven, Fedotenko scored goals for Tampa Bay late in the first period and late in the second period for a 2–0 lead. After Conroy scored to narrow the deficit to 2–1, Calgary barraged Khabibulin after taking only seven shots in the first two periods. After the Conroy goal, Khabibulin stopped 16 Calgary shots. The series ended as Flames center Marcus Nilson missed a last-second opportunity to force overtime. Tampa Bay won the game, 2–1, and the Stanley Cup.

Scoring summary
Period Team Goal Assist(s) Time Score
1st TB Ruslan Fedotenko (11) – pp Brad Richards (14) and Fredrik Modin (11) 13:31 1–0 TB
2nd TB Ruslan Fedotenko (12) Vincent Lecavalier (7) and Cory Stillman (5) 14:38 2–0 TB
3rd CGY Craig Conroy (6) – pp Jordan Leopold (10) 09:21 2–1 TB
Penalty summary
Period Team Player Penalty Time PIM
1st CGY Marcus Nilson Slashing 01:10 2:00
CGY Oleg Saprykin Tripping 11:59 2:00
TB Jassen Cullimore Interference 19:42 2:00
2nd CGY Martin Gelinas Boarding 04:16 2:00
CGY Chris Clark Tripping 18:46 2:00
3rd TB Nolan Pratt Roughing 08:50 2:00
CGY Andrew Ference Charging 18:59 2:00
TB Dave Andreychuk Roughing 19:37 2:00
Shots by period
Team 1 2 3 Total
Calgary 3 4 10 17
Tampa Bay 6 4 5 15


The Tampa Bay Lightning are currently the southern-most hockey team to ever win the Stanley Cup in history. Game seven was the last NHL game played for almost a year and a half, due to the lockout.

Tampa Bay returned to the Cup at the end of the 2014-15 season, defeating a couple of heroes from the 2004 team, Martin St. Louis and Dan Boyle, in a seven-game Eastern Conference Finals with the New York Rangers in the process. Calgary has yet to return to the Finals, suffering four consecutive first round exits until beginning a five-year streak of no postseason play after the 2009-10 season. The Flames returned to the playoffs in the 2014-15 season, winning their first series in over a decade, defeating the Vancouver Canucks in the first round. Three Canadian teams (the Oilers in 2006, the Senators in 2007 and the Canucks in 2011) have made the Finals since Calgary's appearance, each losing to their American opponents, the Carolina Hurricanes, Anaheim Ducks and the Boston Bruins, respectively.


Years indicated in boldface under the "Finals appearance" column signify that the player won the Stanley Cup in the given year.

Calgary Flames

# Nat Player Position Hand Age Acquired Place of birth Finals appearance
17 United States Clark, ChrisChris Clark RW R 28–09128 1994 South Windsor, Connecticut First
2 Canada Commodore, MikeMike Commodore D R 24–21324 2003 Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta First
22 United States Conroy, CraigCraig ConroyA C R 32–27732 2001 Potsdam, New York First
16 Canada Donovan, SheanShean Donovan RW R 29–13729 2003 Timmins, Ontario First
21 Canada Ference, AndrewAndrew Ference D L 25–08225 2003 Edmonton, Alberta First
23 Canada Gelinas, MartinMartin Gelinas LW L 34–00234 2002 Shawinigan, Quebec Second (1990)
12 Canada Iginla, JaromeJarome IginlaC RW R 26–34226 1995 Edmonton, Alberta First
34 Finland Kiprusoff, MiikkaMiikka Kiprusoff G L 27–22527 2003 Turku, Finland First
7 Canada Kobasew, ChuckChuck Kobasew RW R 22–05122 2001 Vancouver, British Columbia First
4 United States Leopold, JordanJordan Leopold D L 23–30923 2000 Golden Valley, Minnesota First
10 Canada Lowry, DaveDave Lowry LW L 39–11439 2000 Sudbury, Ontario Second (1996)
32 Finland Lydman, ToniToni Lydman D L 26–25626 1996 Lahti, Finland First
5 Canada Montador, SteveSteve Montador D R 24–16924 2000 Vancouver, British Columbia First
24 Finland Nieminen, VilleVille Nieminen LW L 27–06227 2004 Tampere, Finland Second (2001)
26 Sweden Nilson, MarcusMarcus Nilson LW R 26–09726 2004 Bålsta, Sweden First
33 Poland Oliwa, KrzysztofKrzysztof Oliwa LW L 31–05631 2003 Tychy, Poland First
28 Canada Regehr, RobynRobyn RegehrA D L 24–04924 1999 Recife, Brazil First
19 Russia Saprykin, OlegOleg Saprykin LW L 23–11623 1999 Moscow, U.S.S.R. First
15 Canada Simon, ChrisChris Simon LW L 32–12932 2004 Wawa, Ontario Second (1996)
1 Czechoslovakia Turek, RomanRoman Turek G R 34–07034 2001 Strakonice, Czechoslovakia First
44 Canada Warrener, RhettRhett Warrener D R 28–13228 2003 Shaunavon, Saskatchewan Third (1996, 1999)
11 Canada Yelle, StephaneStephane Yelle C L 30–02930 2002 Ottawa, Ontario Third (1996, 2001)

Tampa Bay Lightning

# Nat Player Position Hand Age Acquired Place of birth Finals appearance
29 Russia Afanasenkov, DmitryDmitry Afanasenkov LW R 24–02624 1998 Arkhangelsk, U.S.S.R. First
25 Canada Andreychuk, DaveDave AndreychukC LW R 40–25240 2001 Hamilton, Ontario First
22 Canada Boyle, DanDan Boyle D R 27–33127 2002 Ottawa, Ontario First
8 Czechoslovakia Cibak, MartinMartin Cibak C L 24–02124 1998 Liptovský Mikuláš, Czechoslovakia First
7 United States Clymer, BenBen Clymer RW R 26–05726 1999 Bloomington, Minnesota First
5 Canada Cullimore, JassenJassen Cullimore D L 31-18631 1998 Simcoe, Ontario First
11 Canada Dingman, ChrisChris Dingman LW L 27–33727 2002 Edmonton, Alberta Second (2001)
17 Ukraine Fedotenko, RuslanRuslan Fedotenko LW L 25–14925 2003 Kiev, U.S.S.R. First
47 United States Grahame, JohnJohn Grahame G L 28–28128 2003 Denver, Colorado First
35 Russia Khabibulin, NikolaiNikolai Khabibulin G L 31–14631 2001 Sverdlovsk, U.S.S.R. First
13 Czechoslovakia Kubina, PavelPavel Kubina D R 27–05327 1996 Čeladná, Czechoslovakia First
4 Canada Lecavalier, VincentVincent LecavalierA C L 24–04724 1998 Île Bizard, Quebec First
37 Canada Lukowich, BradBrad Lukowich D L 27–30027 2002 Cranbrook, British Columbia Second (1999)
33 Sweden Modin, FredrikFredrik ModinA LW L 29–24329 1999 Sundsvall, Sweden First
44 Canada Pratt, NolanNolan Pratt D L 28-29828 2001 Fort McMurray, Alberta First
19 Canada Richards, BradBrad Richards C L 24–03624 1998 Murray Harbour, Prince Edward Island First
36 United States Roy, AndreAndre Roy RW L 29–12029 2002 Port Chester, New York First
21 Canada Sarich, CoryCory Sarich D R 25–29625 2000 Saskatoon, Saskatchewan First
26 Canada St. Louis, MartinMartin St. Louis RW L 28–35528 2000 Laval, Quebec First
61 Canada Stillman, CoryCory Stillman LW L 30–17030 2003 Peterborough, Ontario First
55 Canada Sydor, DarrylDarryl Sydor D L 32–02532 2004 Edmonton, Alberta Second (1999)
27 Canada Taylor, TimTim Taylor C L 35-12235 2001 Stratford, Ontario Second (1997)

Series Quotes


— Gary Thorne on ESPN, calling the end of Game 7 of the Finals when the Lightning won the cup.


— Radio call by Dave Mishkin on WLFA.

Tampa Bay Lightning - 2004 Stanley Cup champions



  Coaching and administrative staff
  • William Davidson (Owner), Thomas Wilson (Governor), Ronald Campbell (President)
  • Jay Feaster (Vice President/General Manager), John Tortorella (Head Coach), Craig Ramsay (Associate Coach), Jeff Reese (Asst. Coach)
  • Nigel Kirwan (Video Coach), Eric Lawson (Strength-Conditioning Coach), Thomas Mulligan (Medical Trainer), Adam Rambo (Asst. Medical Trainer), Ray Thill (Equipment Manager)
  • Dana Heinze (Asst. Equipment Manager, Jim Pickard (Asst. Equipment Managers), Mike Griebel (Massage Therapist), Bill Barber (Director-Player Personnel), Jake Goertzen (Head Scout)
  • Phil Thibodeau (Director-Team Services), Ryan Belac (Asst. General Manager), Rick Paterson (Chief Pro Scout), Kari Kettunen (Scout)
  • Glen Zacharias (Scout), Steve Barker (Scout), Dave Heitz (Scout)
  • Yuri Yanchenkov (Scout), Bill Wickett (Sr. Vice President-Communications), Sean Herny (Exe. Vice President-Chief Operating Officer)

Stanley Cup engraving

  • Darren Rumble played only five regular season games, and did not play in the playoffs. Rumble was a healthy reserve the rest of the season.
  • Eric Perrin played in four regular season games and twelve playoff games (four in the conference in finals).
  • Stanislav Neckar played two games in the conference finals. Stan Neckar was on the Nashville Predators injury reserve list majority of the season, before joining Tampa Bay in a trade on March 9, 2004.
  • Tampa Bay was given permission to include these players on the Stanley Cup even though they did not qualify. Rumble for spending the whole season with Tampa Bay, and Perrin and Neckar for playing in the conference finals.
  • -Ruslan Fedotenko was the first player born-trained from Ukraine to win the Stanley Cup.


In the United States, this was the last Stanley Cup Final to air on the ABC/ESPN family of networks, as the 2004-05 NHL lockout suspended play for the next season. NBC and Versus (formerly OLN) would pick up the NHL for the 2005–06 season. The latter was renamed the NBC Sports Network on January 2, 2012, effectively moving to the NHL on NBC banner.

In Canada, the CBC's broadcast of game seven of the Finals drew 4.862 million viewers, making it the highest-rated NHL game on the CBC since game seven of the 1994 Final, which drew 4.957 million viewers.[7] However, those numbers include both pre-game and post-game coverage. The game itself drew 5.560 million viewers, up from 5.404 in 1994.[7]


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Preceded by
New Jersey Devils
Tampa Bay Lightning
2004 Stanley Cup Champions

Succeeded by
Carolina Hurricanes