• "Don't get caught with the wrong jersey." The NHL does a switcheroo of sorts -- dark jerseys become home jerseys,while white jerseys are the new road jerseys. It's the first season for that arrangement since 1969-70.

• The league introduces the Vintage jersey program, in which seven teams -- Boston, Edmonton, Los Angeles, Montreal, the New York Rangers, St. Louis and Vancouver wear uniforms of the past for select games.

• Take it outside -- for the first time ever, a regular season game is played outdoors. The Edmonton Oilers hosted the Montreal Canadiens at frigid Commonwealth Stadium. It is so cold that Canadiens goalie Jose Theodore wore a tuque over his goalie mask to try to keep warm. The Canadiens would win, 4-3.

• The 2003-04 season marks the last for Mark Messier. He becomes the last remaining player from the WHA to call it a career (Messier played for the Cincinnati Stingers in 1978-79).

• Brian Boucher of the Phoenix Coyotes sets a new record for the longest shutout sequence in NHL history. He went 332:01 without giving up a goal, registering six consecutive shutouts in the process.

• For the first time, the Stanley Cup goes to the Sunshine State, as the Tampa Bay Lightning defeat the Calgary Flames, four games to three, to win the Cup.

Mighty Ducks of Anaheim

Atlanta Thrashers

Boston Bruins

Buffalo Sabres

Calgary Flames

Carolina Hurricanes

Chicago Blackhawks

Colorado Avalanche

Columbus Blue Jackets

Dallas Stars

Detroit Red Wings

Edmonton Oilers

Florida Panthers

Los Angeles Kings

Minnesota Wild

Montreal Canadiens

Nashville Predators

New Jersey Devils

New York Islanders

New York Rangers

Ottawa Senators

Philadelphia Flyers

Phoenix Coyotes

Pittsburgh Penguins

St. Louis Blues

San Jose Sharks

Tampa Bay Lightning

Toronto Maple Leafs

Vancouver Canucks

Washington Capitals

2004 All-Star Game
St. Paul, MN