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78-79WasCap
1978–79 Washington Capitals · NHL
Division 4th Norris
1978–79 record 24–41–15
Goals for 273
Goals against 338
Coach Danny Belisle
Captain Guy Charron
Team leaders

OffseasonEdit

Regular seasonEdit

Final standingsEdit

Norris Division
GP W L T GF GA Pts
Montreal Canadiens 80 52 17 11 337 204 115
Pittsburgh Penguins 80 36 31 13 281 279 85
Los Angeles Kings 80 34 34 12 292 286 80
Washington Capitals 80 24 41 15 273 338 63
Detroit Red Wings 80 23 41 16 252 295 62

Note: W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, GF = Goals For, GA = Goals Against, Pts = Points
       Teams that qualified for the playoffs are highlighted in bold.

Game logEdit

No. R Date Score Opponent Record
1WOctober 11, 19784–2 @ Los Angeles Kings (1978–79) 1–0–0
2TOctober 13, 19783–3 @ Atlanta Flames (1978–79) 1–0–1
3LOctober 14, 19783–6 Atlanta Flames (1978–79) 1–1–1
4LOctober 18, 19782–4 Chicago Black Hawks (1978–79) 1–2–1
5LOctober 20, 19784–6 Los Angeles Kings (1978–79) 1–3–1
6LOctober 21, 19781–5 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1978–79) 1–4–1
7TOctober 25, 19782–2 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1978–79) 1–4–2
8LOctober 28, 19781–5 @ Los Angeles Kings (1978–79) 1–5–2
9WNovember 1, 19786–4 Pittsburgh Penguins (1978–79) 2–5–2
10LNovember 2, 19782–4 @ Montreal Canadiens (1978–79) 2–6–2
11LNovember 4, 19781–4 @ New York Islanders (1978–79) 2–7–2
12TNovember 5, 19783–3 Detroit Red Wings (1978–79) 2–7–3
13LNovember 8, 19780–6 Montreal Canadiens (1978–79) 2–8–3
14LNovember 9, 19782–6 @ Boston Bruins (1978–79) 2–9–3
15LNovember 11, 19780–2 Buffalo Sabres (1978–79) 2–10–3
16WNovember 14, 19788–7 Atlanta Flames (1978–79) 3–10–3
17WNovember 15, 19783–2 @ Minnesota North Stars (1978–79) 4–10–3
18LNovember 17, 19782–4 New York Islanders (1978–79) 4–11–3
19WNovember 21, 19784–3 @ St. Louis Blues (1978–79) 5–11–3
20LNovember 22, 19781–3 St. Louis Blues (1978–79) 5–12–3
21TNovember 25, 19785–5 Boston Bruins (1978–79) 5–12–4
22LNovember 26, 19784–9 @ New York Rangers (1978–79) 5–13–4
23LNovember 29, 19783–5 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1978–79) 5–14–4
24LDecember 1, 19784–7 Pittsburgh Penguins (1978–79) 5–15–4
25LDecember 2, 19782–5 @ St. Louis Blues (1978–79) 5–16–4
26LDecember 4, 19782–10 @ Los Angeles Kings (1978–79) 5–17–4
27WDecember 5, 19784–1 @ Colorado Rockies (1978–79) 6–17–4
28WDecember 9, 19787–5 @ Vancouver Canucks (1978–79) 7–17–4
29LDecember 12, 19783–4 Colorado Rockies (1978–79) 7–18–4
30LDecember 14, 19782–5 @ Boston Bruins (1978–79) 7–19–4
31LDecember 15, 19781–6 Minnesota North Stars (1978–79) 7–20–4
32WDecember 17, 19787–6 Toronto Maple Leafs (1978–79) 8–20–4
33TDecember 19, 19784–4 Philadelphia Flyers (1978–79) 8–20–5
34LDecember 21, 19782–5 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1978–79) 8–21–5
35TDecember 23, 19782–2 @ Detroit Red Wings (1978–79) 8–21–6
36LDecember 27, 19781–6 @ Minnesota North Stars (1978–79) 8–22–6
37TDecember 30, 19785–5 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1978–79) 8–22–7
38WJanuary 3, 19798–3 Los Angeles Kings (1978–79) 9–22–7
39WJanuary 6, 19794–1 @ Detroit Red Wings (1978–79) 10–22–7
40LJanuary 7, 19793–5 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1978–79) 10–23–7
41LJanuary 9, 19792–5 Philadelphia Flyers (1978–79) 10–24–7
42LJanuary 11, 19792–6 @ Buffalo Sabres (1978–79) 10–25–7
43WJanuary 12, 19798–1 Colorado Rockies (1978–79) 11–25–7
44WJanuary 14, 19795–3 Vancouver Canucks (1978–79) 12–25–7
45LJanuary 16, 19792–6 @ New York Islanders (1978–79) 12–26–7
46WJanuary 19, 19795–1 Detroit Red Wings (1978–79) 13–26–7
47WJanuary 20, 19795–2 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1978–79) 14–26–7
48WJanuary 24, 19795–1 New York Rangers (1978–79) 15–26–7
49WJanuary 27, 19794–1 Chicago Black Hawks (1978–79) 16–26–7
50TJanuary 28, 19792–2 Toronto Maple Leafs (1978–79) 16–26–8
51LJanuary 30, 19794–7 @ Detroit Red Wings (1978–79) 16–27–8
52WJanuary 31, 19795–3 Los Angeles Kings (1978–79) 17–27–8
53LFebruary 3, 19791–5 Vancouver Canucks (1978–79) 17–28–8
54LFebruary 4, 19794–8 Montreal Canadiens (1978–79) 17–29–8
55WFebruary 15, 19799–3 @ Colorado Rockies (1978–79) 18–29–8
56LFebruary 17, 19790–2 @ Montreal Canadiens (1978–79) 18–30–8
57TFebruary 18, 19796–6 @ New York Rangers (1978–79) 18–30–9
58LFebruary 20, 19793–5 @ Atlanta Flames (1978–79) 18–31–9
59LFebruary 21, 19793–4 Detroit Red Wings (1978–79) 18–32–9
60LFebruary 24, 19794–6 Buffalo Sabres (1978–79) 18–33–9
61LFebruary 25, 19795–8 Montreal Canadiens (1978–79) 18–34–9
62TFebruary 28, 19793–3 @ Los Angeles Kings (1978–79) 18–34–10
63WMarch 2, 19796–2 @ Vancouver Canucks (1978–79) 19–34–10
64WMarch 4, 19795–4 Minnesota North Stars (1978–79) 20–34–10
65TMarch 5, 19792–2 Montreal Canadiens (1978–79) 20–34–11
66WMarch 10, 19797–5 St. Louis Blues (1978–79) 21–34–11
67TMarch 11, 19793–3 @ Detroit Red Wings (1978–79) 21–34–12
68LMarch 14, 19791–4 Detroit Red Wings (1978–79) 21–35–12
69LMarch 17, 19792–5 Pittsburgh Penguins (1978–79) 21–36–12
70TMarch 18, 19793–3 @ Buffalo Sabres (1978–79) 21–36–13
71TMarch 20, 19792–2 New York Rangers (1978–79) 21–36–14
72TMarch 21, 19792–2 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1978–79) 21–36–15
73LMarch 24, 19791–3 @ Montreal Canadiens (1978–79) 21–37–15
74LMarch 25, 19794–7 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1978–79) 21–38–15
75LMarch 28, 19792–6 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1978–79) 21–39–15
76LMarch 31, 19791–4 Boston Bruins (1978–79) 21–40–15
77WApril 1, 19796–4 New York Islanders (1978–79) 22–40–15
78WApril 3, 19796–2 Los Angeles Kings (1978–79) 23–40–15
79LApril 7, 19793–10 @ Montreal Canadiens (1978–79) 23–41–15
80WApril 8, 19795–2 Pittsburgh Penguins (1978–79) 24–41–15

PlayoffsEdit

Player statsEdit

Regular seasonEdit

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
Maruk, DennisDennis Maruk C 76 31 59 90 71-14623
Charron, GuyGuy Charron C 80 28 42 70 24-14904
Picard, RobertRobert Picard D 77 21 44 65 853802
Rowe, TomTom Rowe RW 69 31 30 61 137-6404
Walter, RyanRyan Walter C/LW 69 28 28 56 70-1601
Sirois, BobBob Sirois RW 73 29 25 54 6-6903
Edberg, RolfRolf Edberg C 76 14 27 41 611102
Green, RickRick Green D 71 8 33 41 62-45210
Svensson, LeifLeif Svensson D 74 2 29 31 28-3000
Girard, BobBob Girard LW 79 9 15 24 36-15000
Lofthouse, MarkMark Lofthouse RW/C 52 13 10 23 10-11100
Stewart, BlairBlair Stewart C 45 7 12 19 481000
Polis, GregGreg Polis LW 19 12 6 18 63601
Lane, GordGord Lane D 64 3 15 18 147-15000
Labre, YvonYvon Labre D 51 1 13 14 807000
Bergeron, MichelMichel Bergeron RW 30 7 6 13 7-18101
Mulvey, PaulPaul Mulvey LW 55 7 4 11 81-18101
Carroll, GregGreg Carroll C 24 5 6 11 12-2000
Hextall, DennisDennis Hextall LW 26 2 9 11 43-13000
Scamurra, PeterPeter Scamurra D 30 3 5 8 12-13010
Lynch, JackJack Lynch D 30 2 6 8 142100
Rissling, GaryGary Rissling LW 26 3 3 6 127-5101
Meehan, GerryGerry Meehan C 18 2 4 6 0-3101
Riley, BillBill Riley RW 24 2 2 4 64-6000
Lalonde, RonRon Lalonde C 18 1 3 4 4-1010
Godin, EddyEddy Godin RW 9 0 3 3 6-2000
Patrick, CraigCraig Patrick RW 3 1 1 2 0-1000
Arnason, ChuckChuck Arnason RW 13 0 2 2 4-1000
Inness, GaryGary Inness G 37 0 2 2 60000
Patey, DougDoug Patey RW 6 1 0 1 2-2000
Forbes, DaveDave Forbes LW 2 0 1 1 20000
Smith, GordGord Smith D 39 0 1 1 22-7000
Watson, BryanBryan Watson D 20 0 1 1 36-7000
Bedard, JimJim Bedard G 30 0 0 0 60000
Bouchard, PierrePierre Bouchard D 1 0 0 0 01000
Boutin, RollieRollie Boutin G 2 0 0 0 00000
Bragnalo, RickRick Bragnalo C 2 0 0 0 0-1000
Burton, NelsonNelson Burton LW 3 0 0 0 13-2000
Marson, MikeMike Marson LW 4 0 0 0 0-3000
Tremblay, BrentBrent Tremblay D 1 0 0 0 00000
Wolfe, BernieBernie Wolfe G 18 0 0 0 150000
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO
Inness, GaryGary Inness 2107 37 14 14 8 130 3.70 0
Bedard, JimJim Bedard 1740 30 6 17 6 126 4.34 0
Wolfe, BernieBernie Wolfe 863 18 4 9 1 68 4.73 0
Boutin, RollieRollie Boutin 90 2 0 1 0 10 6.67 0
Team: 4800 80 24 41 15 334 4.17 0

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Note: GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; +/- = Plus/Minus; PIM = Penalty Minutes; PPG=Power-play goals; SHG=Short-handed goals; GWG=Game-winning goals
      MIN=Minutes played; W = Wins; L = Losses; T = Ties; GA = Goals Against; GAA = Goals Against Average; SO = Shutouts;

Awards and recordsEdit

TransactionsEdit

RosterEdit

Draft picksEdit

Farm teamsEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1978-79 Washington Capitals Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com. hockey-reference.com. Retrieved on 2009-06-02.

External linksEdit


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