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1984–85 Washington Capitals · NHL
Division 2nd Patrick
1984–85 record 46–25–9
Goals for 322
Goals against 240
General Manager David Poile
Coach Bryan Murray
Captain Rod Langway
Team leaders

OffseasonEdit

Regular seasonEdit

Coming off their most successful season in their NHL history (48 wins, 101 points, 2nd place in the Patrick Division), the Capitals were expected to take over leadership of the division from the Islanders, whose fading dynasty was given a blow after the Oilers topped them in the 1984 Finals.

Instead, despite a solid start to the season, the Caps were struggling in the early going to keep up with the surprising Philadelphia Flyers. With a surge around the holidays, Washington ended up snagging first place and with the help of easy games throughout January, extended their division lead to double-digit points by the start of February.

However, the Flyers came breathing down the Caps' necks from there. On February 9, Washington led Philly by 11 points, but a last-second loss to the Flyers at the Capital Centre triggered another battle for the division title.

Although the Capitals didn't falter over the remaining games of the season, they were unable to hold off their scorching neighbors to the north -- dropping a key pair of games in a home-and-home set on March 7 at the Spectrum (9-6) and March 8 at home (4-2) -- which drew the clubs into a tie for first. Key losses at home to Boston and on the road at Hartford sealed their fate as the Flyers wrapped up the Patrick on March 28 with the Capitals a distant 10 points off the pace.

Despite winning 46 games and posting another 101 point campaign, the Capitals wound up 12 points behind Philly, and won only once in seven games against them (1-5-1).

That didn't take away from the career performances of Mike Gartner and Bobby Carpenter, who became the first Capitals teammates to post concurrent 50 goal seasons. Both Gartner (50) and Carpenter (53) posted career-highs in goal scoring and led a potent offense which tallied 322 times.

Final standingsEdit

Patrick Division
  GP W L T GF GA PTS
Philadelphia Flyers 80 53 20 7 348 241 113
Washington Capitals 80 46 25 9 322 240 101
New York Islanders 80 40 34 6 345 312 86
New York Rangers 80 26 44 10 295 345 62
New Jersey Devils 80 22 48 10 264 346 54
Pittsburgh Penguins 80 24 51 5 276 385 53

Game logEdit

No. R Date Score Opponent Record
1TOctober 11, 19842–2 OT @ Philadelphia Flyers (1984–85) 0–0–1
2LOctober 13, 19842–4 Philadelphia Flyers (1984–85) 0–1–1
3WOctober 14, 19845–3 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1984–85) 1–1–1
4WOctober 16, 19845–3 Los Angeles Kings (1984–85) 2–1–1
5LOctober 20, 19845–6 New York Rangers (1984–85) 2–2–1
6TOctober 24, 19843–3 OT @ Edmonton Oilers (1984–85) 2–2–2
7LOctober 25, 19843–5 @ Calgary Flames (1984–85) 2–3–2
8WOctober 28, 19845–2 @ Vancouver Canucks (1984–85) 3–3–2
9WOctober 31, 19844–3 OT Calgary Flames (1984–85) 4–3–2
10WNovember 3, 19846–4 New Jersey Devils (1984–85) 5–3–2
11LNovember 7, 19843–4 @ New York Rangers (1984–85) 5–4–2
12LNovember 9, 19845–8 Edmonton Oilers (1984–85) 5–5–2
13TNovember 10, 19842–2 OT @ New Jersey Devils (1984–85) 5–5–3
14TNovember 13, 19843–3 OT Minnesota North Stars (1984–85) 5–5–4
15LNovember 16, 19842–3 @ Buffalo Sabres (1984–85) 5–6–4
16WNovember 17, 19843–2 Buffalo Sabres (1984–85) 6–6–4
17LNovember 20, 19843–5 @ New York Islanders (1984–85) 6–7–4
18TNovember 21, 19843–3 OT @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1984–85) 6–7–5
19LNovember 23, 19841–5 New York Islanders (1984–85) 6–8–5
20WNovember 25, 19845–0 Chicago Black Hawks (1984–85) 7–8–5
21WNovember 27, 19849–2 @ Quebec Nordiques (1984–85) 8–8–5
22WNovember 28, 19842–1 @ New York Rangers (1984–85) 9–8–5
23WDecember 1, 19845–4 OT @ Boston Bruins (1984–85) 10–8–5
24WDecember 2, 19849–1 Pittsburgh Penguins (1984–85) 11–8–5
25WDecember 4, 19844–1 New Jersey Devils (1984–85) 12–8–5
26LDecember 7, 19845–7 Winnipeg Jets (1984–85) 12–9–5
27WDecember 9, 19844–0 Detroit Red Wings (1984–85) 13–9–5
28TDecember 11, 19843–3 OT @ St. Louis Blues (1984–85) 13–9–6
29WDecember 12, 19843–2 @ Minnesota North Stars (1984–85) 14–9–6
30WDecember 15, 19844–2 New York Rangers (1984–85) 15–9–6
31WDecember 16, 19846–3 @ New York Rangers (1984–85) 16–9–6
32WDecember 18, 19844–1 @ Quebec Nordiques (1984–85) 17–9–6
33TDecember 20, 19842–2 OT @ Montreal Canadiens (1984–85) 17–9–7
34WDecember 22, 19847–5 St. Louis Blues (1984–85) 18–9–7
35LDecember 23, 19844–7 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1984–85) 18–10–7
36WDecember 26, 19846–0 Philadelphia Flyers (1984–85) 19–10–7
37WDecember 27, 19845–4 OT @ New York Islanders (1984–85) 20–10–7
38WDecember 29, 19843–2 Hartford Whalers (1984–85) 21–10–7
39WJanuary 1, 19855–1 Boston Bruins (1984–85) 22–10–7
40LJanuary 4, 19853–5 Quebec Nordiques (1984–85) 22–11–7
41WJanuary 8, 19854–2 @ Detroit Red Wings (1984–85) 23–11–7
42WJanuary 9, 19854–2 @ St. Louis Blues (1984–85) 24–11–7
43LJanuary 12, 19853–5 @ New Jersey Devils (1984–85) 24–12–7
44WJanuary 14, 19856–3 Minnesota North Stars (1984–85) 25–12–7
45WJanuary 16, 19855–4 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1984–85) 26–12–7
46WJanuary 17, 19856–2 Pittsburgh Penguins (1984–85) 27–12–7
47WJanuary 19, 19857–1 New York Rangers (1984–85) 28–12–7
48WJanuary 23, 19853–2 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1984–85) 29–12–7
49WJanuary 26, 19855–1 @ New York Islanders (1984–85) 30–12–7
50WJanuary 27, 19855–2 New York Islanders (1984–85) 31–12–7
51LJanuary 29, 19853–4 @ Detroit Red Wings (1984–85) 31–13–7
52TFebruary 1, 19853–3 OT Toronto Maple Leafs (1984–85) 31–13–8
53WFebruary 3, 19856–2 Winnipeg Jets (1984–85) 32–13–8
54WFebruary 5, 19854–1 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1984–85) 33–13–8
55WFebruary 8, 19856–1 Los Angeles Kings (1984–85) 34–13–8
56LFebruary 9, 19854–5 Philadelphia Flyers (1984–85) 34–14–8
57LFebruary 13, 19853–5 @ Winnipeg Jets (1984–85) 34–15–8
58WFebruary 14, 19854–3 @ Calgary Flames (1984–85) 35–15–8
59LFebruary 16, 19852–5 @ Los Angeles Kings (1984–85) 35–16–8
60WFebruary 21, 19856–2 @ Vancouver Canucks (1984–85) 36–16–8
61TFebruary 23, 19853–3 OT @ Edmonton Oilers (1984–85) 36–16–9
62WFebruary 26, 19853–2 Vancouver Canucks (1984–85) 37–16–9
63WFebruary 28, 19855–4 @ New York Rangers (1984–85) 38–16–9
64LMarch 2, 19850–4 Buffalo Sabres (1984–85) 38–17–9
65WMarch 5, 19854–1 New Jersey Devils (1984–85) 39–17–9
66LMarch 7, 19856–9 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1984–85) 39–18–9
67LMarch 8, 19852–4 Philadelphia Flyers (1984–85) 39–19–9
68LMarch 10, 19852–3 Boston Bruins (1984–85) 39–20–9
69WMarch 14, 19854–0 Toronto Maple Leafs (1984–85) 40–20–9
70LMarch 16, 19854–6 @ New York Islanders (1984–85) 40–21–9
71WMarch 19, 19854–1 New Jersey Devils (1984–85) 41–21–9
72LMarch 21, 19852–3 @ Montreal Canadiens (1984–85) 41–22–9
73WMarch 22, 19853–1 Montreal Canadiens (1984–85) 42–22–9
74WMarch 24, 19857–3 Pittsburgh Penguins (1984–85) 43–22–9
75LMarch 27, 19851–3 Hartford Whalers (1984–85) 43–23–9
76LMarch 28, 19852–3 @ New Jersey Devils (1984–85) 43–24–9
77WMarch 30, 19854–3 New York Islanders (1984–85) 44–24–9
78LApril 4, 19850–2 @ Hartford Whalers (1984–85) 44–25–9
79WApril 6, 19857–4 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1984–85) 45–25–9
80WApril 7, 19857–3 Pittsburgh Penguins (1984–85) 46–25–9

PlayoffsEdit

Player statsEdit

Regular seasonEdit

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
Gartner, MikeMike Gartner RW 80 50 52 102 711717011
Carpenter, BobbyBobby Carpenter C 80 53 42 95 87201207
Christian, DaveDave Christian RW 80 26 43 69 1420502
Stevens, ScottScott Stevens D 80 21 44 65 221191605
Murphy, LarryLarry Murphy D 79 13 42 55 5121300
Laughlin, CraigCraig Laughlin RW 78 16 34 50 3812503
Haworth, AlanAlan Haworth C 76 23 26 49 4819402
Gustafsson, Bengt-AkeBengt-Ake Gustafsson RW 51 14 29 43 813613
Duchesne, GaetanGaetan Duchesne LW 67 15 23 38 3216011
McEwen, MikeMike McEwen D 56 11 27 38 4222403
Jarvis, DougDoug Jarvis C 80 9 28 37 3219111
Gould, BobbyBobby Gould RW 78 14 19 33 6910013
Erickson, BryanBryan Erickson RW 57 15 13 28 2311101
Langway, RodRod Langway D 79 4 22 26 5435001
Sampson, GaryGary Sampson LW 46 10 15 25 1320010
Veitch, DarrenDarren Veitch D 75 3 18 21 3731200
Adams, GregGreg Adams LW 51 6 12 18 728001
Franceschetti, LouLou Franceschetti RW 22 4 7 11 451001
Andersson, PeterPeter Andersson D 57 0 10 10 215000
Evason, DeanDean Evason C 15 3 4 7 29001
Gardner, PaulPaul Gardner C 12 2 4 6 6-1200
Currie, GlenGlen Currie C 44 1 5 6 192000
Blomqvist, TimoTimo Blomqvist D 53 1 4 5 5111000
McGeough, JimJim McGeough C 11 3 0 3 120000
Hidi, AndreAndre Hidi LW 6 2 1 3 92100
Shand, DaveDave Shand D 13 1 1 2 341000
Taylor, MarkMark Taylor C 9 1 1 2 2-1000
Hatcher, KevinKevin Hatcher D 2 1 0 1 01010
Leinonen, MikkoMikko Leinonen C 3 0 1 1 21000
Mason, BobBob Mason G 12 0 1 1 00000
Riggin, PatPat Riggin G 57 0 1 1 20000
Jensen, AlAl Jensen G 14 0 0 0 60000
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO
Riggin, PatPat Riggin 3388 57 28 20 7 168 2.98 2
Jensen, AlAl Jensen 803 14 10 3 1 34 2.54 1
Mason, BobBob Mason 661 12 8 2 1 31 2.81 1
Team: 4852 80 46 25 9 233 2.88 4

PlayoffsEdit

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM PPG SHG GWG
Gartner, MikeMike Gartner RW 5 4 3 7 9101
Murphy, LarryLarry Murphy D 5 2 3 5 0200
Carpenter, BobbyBobby Carpenter C 5 1 4 5 8000
Gustafsson, Bengt-AkeBengt-Ake Gustafsson RW 5 1 3 4 0100
Christian, DaveDave Christian RW 5 1 1 2 0000
Franceschetti, LouLou Franceschetti RW 5 1 1 2 15000
Haworth, AlanAlan Haworth C 5 1 0 1 0001
Jarvis, DougDoug Jarvis C 5 1 0 1 2000
Duchesne, GaetanGaetan Duchesne LW 5 0 1 1 7000
Gould, BobbyBobby Gould RW 5 0 1 1 2000
Langway, RodRod Langway D 5 0 1 1 6000
McEwen, MikeMike McEwen D 5 0 1 1 4000
Stevens, ScottScott Stevens D 5 0 1 1 20000
Veitch, DarrenDarren Veitch D 5 0 1 1 4000
Adams, GregGreg Adams LW 5 0 0 0 9000
Andersson, PeterPeter Andersson D 2 0 0 0 0000
Blomqvist, TimoTimo Blomqvist D 2 0 0 0 0000
Hatcher, KevinKevin Hatcher D 1 0 0 0 0000
Jensen, AlAl Jensen G 3 0 0 0 2000
Laughlin, CraigCraig Laughlin RW 5 0 0 0 2000
Leinonen, MikkoMikko Leinonen C 1 0 0 0 0000
Riggin, PatPat Riggin G 2 0 0 0 0000
Sampson, GaryGary Sampson LW 4 0 0 0 0000
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L GA GAA SO
Jensen, AlAl Jensen 201 3 1 2 8 2.39 0
Riggin, PatPat Riggin 122 2 1 1 5 2.46 0
Team: 323 5 2 3 13 2.41 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

Game AdsEdit


See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1984-85 Washington Capitals Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com. hockey-reference.com. Retrieved on 2009-06-02.

External linksEdit


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