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1985–86 Washington Capitals · NHL
Division 2nd Patrick
1985–86 record 50–23–7
Goals for 315
Goals against 272
General Manager David Poile
Coach Bryan Murray
Captain Rod Langway
Team leaders

The Washington Capitals are a professional American ice hockey team based in Washington, D.C.; in the 1985–86 season, the team finished with 107 points and won 50 games for the first time in franchise history, good enough for the third-best record in the National Hockey League (NHL). However, they were bounced out of the playoffs in the second round by the New York Rangers.

The 107 points scored by the Capitals in this season would not be surpassed until the 2008–09 season, when the team scored 108 points in the regular season.[1]

OffseasonEdit

The Washington Capitals picked up Yvon Corriveau in the first round (19th overall) of the 1985 NHL Entry Draft.

Regular seasonEdit

The fifty wins which the Washington Capitals won during the regular season placed them second in the Patrick Division, after the Philadelphia Flyers, and earned them a berth in the playoffs, which would be the fourth consecutive time it had made the playoffs since the 1982–83 NHL season.

Final standingsEdit

Patrick Division
  GP W L T GF GA PTS
Philadelphia Flyers 80 53 23 4 335 241 110
Washington Capitals 80 50 23 7 315 272 107
New York Islanders 80 39 29 12 327 284 90
New York Rangers 80 36 38 6 280 276 78
Pittsburgh Penguins 80 34 38 8 313 305 76
New Jersey Devils 80 28 49 3 300 374 59

Game logEdit

No. R Date Score Opponent Record
2LOctober 12, 19851–4 @ New Jersey Devils (1985–86) 0–2–0
3LOctober 13, 19852–4 Philadelphia Flyers (1985–86) 0–3–0
4WOctober 16, 19856–5 OT @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1985–86) 1–3–0
5WOctober 18, 19854–1 @ Buffalo Sabres (1985–86) 2–3–0
6TOctober 19, 19852–2 OT Buffalo Sabres (1985–86) 2–3–1
7LOctober 23, 19852–4 @ Calgary Flames (1985–86) 2–4–1
8TOctober 25, 19857–7 OT @ Winnipeg Jets (1985–86) 2–4–2
9WOctober 27, 19854–2 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1985–86) 3–4–2
10WOctober 29, 19856–3 St. Louis Blues (1985–86) 4–4–2
11WNovember 1, 19855–3 New York Islanders (1985–86) 5–4–2
12LNovember 2, 19853–5 @ New York Islanders (1985–86) 5–5–2
13WNovember 5, 19858–4 Chicago Black Hawks (1985–86) 6–5–2
14WNovember 6, 19854–1 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1985–86) 7–5–2
15LNovember 9, 19854–5 Calgary Flames (1985–86) 7–6–2
16WNovember 12, 19855–2 Edmonton Oilers (1985–86) 8–6–2
17WNovember 15, 19855–3 Vancouver Canucks (1985–86) 9–6–2
18TNovember 16, 19852–2 OT @ Boston Bruins (1985–86) 9–6–3
19WNovember 19, 19854–3 Pittsburgh Penguins (1985–86) 10–6–3
20WNovember 20, 19853–1 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1985–86) 11–6–3
21WNovember 23, 19853–0 Quebec Nordiques (1985–86) 12–6–3
22WNovember 27, 19855–3 Montreal Canadiens (1985–86) 13–6–3
23LNovember 29, 19852–5 New York Rangers (1985–86) 13–7–3
24WNovember 30, 19856–2 @ New Jersey Devils (1985–86) 14–7–3
25WDecember 5, 19853–2 OT St. Louis Blues (1985–86) 15–7–3
26WDecember 7, 19852–1 Vancouver Canucks (1985–86) 16–7–3
27WDecember 10, 19853–2 Toronto Maple Leafs (1985–86) 17–7–3
28WDecember 14, 19855–4 @ Los Angeles Kings (1985–86) 18–7–3
29TDecember 17, 19854–4 OT @ Vancouver Canucks (1985–86) 18–7–4
30WDecember 18, 19855–2 @ Edmonton Oilers (1985–86) 19–7–4
31LDecember 20, 19854–7 @ Winnipeg Jets (1985–86) 19–8–4
32WDecember 22, 19857–5 @ Quebec Nordiques (1985–86) 20–8–4
33WDecember 26, 19854–3 Quebec Nordiques (1985–86) 21–8–4
34LDecember 28, 19854–7 Chicago Black Hawks (1985–86) 21–9–4
35LDecember 29, 19855–6 @ New York Rangers (1985–86) 21–10–4
36WJanuary 1, 19863–0 New York Rangers (1985–86) 22–10–4
37WJanuary 3, 19863–2 @ New Jersey Devils (1985–86) 23–10–4
38WJanuary 4, 19869–3 New Jersey Devils (1985–86) 24–10–4
39WJanuary 7, 19864–3 Detroit Red Wings (1985–86) 25–10–4
40LJanuary 9, 19860–4 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1985–86) 25–11–4
41LJanuary 11, 19863–5 @ Minnesota North Stars (1985–86) 25–12–4
42LJanuary 14, 19863–4 Calgary Flames (1985–86) 25–13–4
43WJanuary 17, 19864–3 @ New Jersey Devils (1985–86) 26–13–4
44WJanuary 18, 19865–2 Philadelphia Flyers (1985–86) 27–13–4
45WJanuary 21, 19867–5 Minnesota North Stars (1985–86) 28–13–4
46LJanuary 24, 19865–7 New York Islanders (1985–86) 28–14–4
47WJanuary 25, 19866–3 @ Minnesota North Stars (1985–86) 29–14–4
48LJanuary 28, 19860–7 @ Detroit Red Wings (1985–86) 29–15–4
49LJanuary 29, 19862–5 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1985–86) 29–16–4
50WFebruary 1, 19865–4 New Jersey Devils (1985–86) 30–16–4
51WFebruary 2, 19865–4 @ Hartford Whalers (1985–86) 31–16–4
52WFebruary 7, 19863–2 Montreal Canadiens (1985–86) 32–16–4
53WFebruary 8, 19865–4 OT Edmonton Oilers (1985–86) 33–16–4
54LFebruary 12, 19861–8 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1985–86) 33–17–4
55WFebruary 15, 19864–1 @ Los Angeles Kings (1985–86) 34–17–4
56WFebruary 18, 19865–4 @ New York Islanders (1985–86) 35–17–4
57TFebruary 19, 19864–4 OT @ Montreal Canadiens (1985–86) 35–17–5
58LFebruary 22, 19861–3 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1985–86) 35–18–5
59LFebruary 23, 19861–4 @ Buffalo Sabres (1985–86) 35–19–5
60WFebruary 25, 19864–3 OT Detroit Red Wings (1985–86) 36–19–5
61WFebruary 27, 19862–1 @ Boston Bruins (1985–86) 37–19–5
62WMarch 1, 19864–0 New York Rangers (1985–86) 38–19–5
63WMarch 2, 19864–2 @ New York Rangers (1985–86) 39–19–5
64WMarch 4, 19864–2 New Jersey Devils (1985–86) 40–19–5
65WMarch 8, 19866–2 @ New York Islanders (1985–86) 41–19–5
66WMarch 9, 19863–1 New York Islanders (1985–86) 42–19–5
67WMarch 11, 19865–3 Pittsburgh Penguins (1985–86) 43–19–5
68LMarch 13, 19860–2 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1985–86) 43–20–5
69WMarch 15, 19865–4 @ St. Louis Blues (1985–86) 44–20–5
70WMarch 17, 19865–3 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1985–86) 45–20–5
71LMarch 18, 19862–5 Los Angeles Kings (1985–86) 45–21–5
72WMarch 21, 19865–3 Winnipeg Jets (1985–86) 46–21–5
73WMarch 23, 19866–5 Philadelphia Flyers (1985–86) 47–21–5
74WMarch 25, 19866–3 Boston Bruins (1985–86) 48–21–5
75LMarch 28, 19863–4 New York Islanders (1985–86) 48–22–5
76TMarch 29, 19866–6 OT @ Hartford Whalers (1985–86) 48–22–6
77WApril 1, 19865–3 Pittsburgh Penguins (1985–86) 49–22–6
78WApril 3, 19864–2 Hartford Whalers (1985–86) 50–22–6
79TApril 5, 19864–4 OT New York Rangers (1985–86) 50–22–7
80LApril 6, 19863–5 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1985–86) 50–23–7

PlayoffsEdit

The 1985–86 NHL season was the fourth time the Washington Capitals had made the playoffs, and it defeated the New York Islanders in three games in a best of five series. However, the Capitals were eliminated by the New York Rangers four games to two in a best of seven series.

Patrick Division Semi-finalsEdit

New York Islanders vs. Washington Capitals

Date Away Score Home Score Notes
April 9 New York 1 Washington 3
April 10 New York 2 Washington 5
April 12 Washington 3 New York 1

Washington wins best-of-five series 3–0

Patrick Divisional FinalsEdit

New York Rangers vs. Washington Capitals

Date Away Score Home Score Notes
April 17 New York 4 Washington 3 (OT)
April 19 New York 1 Washington 8
April 21 Washington 6 New York 3
April 23 Washington 5 New York 6 (OT)
April 25 New York 4 Washington 2
April 27 Washington 1 New York 2

New York Rangers wins best-of-seven series 4–2

Player statsEdit

Regular seasonEdit

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
Christian, DaveDave Christian RW 80 41 42 83 1531824
Gartner, MikeMike Gartner RW 74 35 40 75 63-51124
Laughlin, CraigCraig Laughlin RW 75 30 45 75 43241004
Gustafsson, Bengt-AkeBengt-Ake Gustafsson RW 70 23 52 75 269846
Haworth, AlanAlan Haworth C 71 34 39 73 7236705
Murphy, LarryLarry Murphy D 78 21 44 65 502812
Carpenter, BobbyBobby Carpenter C 80 27 29 56 105-12703
Adams, GregGreg Adams LW 78 18 38 56 15224302
Stevens, ScottScott Stevens D 73 15 38 53 1650302
Duchesne, GaetanGaetan Duchesne LW 80 11 28 39 3910013
Gould, BobbyBobby Gould RW 79 19 19 38 267035
Pettersson, JorgenJorgen Pettersson LW 47 8 16 24 10-4203
Andersson, PeterPeter Andersson D 61 6 16 22 36-8303
Franceschetti, LouLou Franceschetti RW 76 7 14 21 131-4002
Hatcher, KevinKevin Hatcher D 79 9 10 19 1196101
Langway, RodRod Langway D 71 1 17 18 6127100
Veitch, DarrenDarren Veitch D 62 3 9 12 2721000
Sampson, GaryGary Sampson LW 19 1 4 5 2-3001
Taylor, MarkMark Taylor C 30 2 1 3 4-4000
Jarvis, DougDoug Jarvis C 25 1 2 3 16-5000
Schofield, DwightDwight Schofield D 50 1 2 3 1275000
Barrett, JohnJohn Barrett D 14 0 3 3 123000
Smith, GregGreg Smith D 14 0 3 3 103000
Leach, StephenStephen Leach RW 11 1 1 2 20000
Jensen, David A.David A. Jensen C 5 1 0 1 01000
Evans, DarylDaryl Evans LW 6 0 1 1 0-1000
Jensen, AlAl Jensen G 44 0 1 1 40000
Martin, GrantGrant Martin LW 11 0 1 1 6-5000
Beaudoin, YvesYves Beaudoin D 4 0 0 0 0-4000
Corriveau, YvonYvon Corriveau LW 2 0 0 0 0-1000
Kastelic, EdEd Kastelic W 15 0 0 0 730000
Mason, BobBob Mason G 1 0 0 0 00000
Peeters, PetePete Peeters G 34 0 0 0 80000
Riggin, PatPat Riggin G 7 0 0 0 20000
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO SA SV SV%
Jensen, AlAl Jensen 2437 44 28 9 3 129 3.18 211681039.890
Peeters, PetePete Peeters 2021 34 19 11 3 113 3.35 1910797.876
Riggin, PatPat Riggin 369 7 2 3 1 23 3.74 0133110.827
Mason, BobBob Mason 16 1 1 0 0 0 0.00 0551.000
Team: 4843 80 50 23 7 265 3.28 322161951.880

PlayoffsEdit

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM PPG SHG GWG
Gartner, MikeMike Gartner RW 9 2 10 12 4000
Stevens, ScottScott Stevens D 9 3 8 11 12202
Haworth, AlanAlan Haworth C 9 4 6 10 11100
Carpenter, BobbyBobby Carpenter C 9 5 4 9 12201
Christian, DaveDave Christian RW 9 4 4 8 0100
Duchesne, GaetanGaetan Duchesne LW 9 4 3 7 12010
Gould, BobbyBobby Gould RW 9 4 3 7 11000
Murphy, LarryLarry Murphy D 9 1 5 6 6100
Adams, GregGreg Adams LW 9 1 3 4 27000
Barrett, JohnJohn Barrett D 9 2 1 3 35001
Smith, GregGreg Smith D 9 2 1 3 9010
Langway, RodRod Langway D 9 1 2 3 6100
Laughlin, CraigCraig Laughlin RW 9 1 2 3 10001
Pettersson, JorgenJorgen Pettersson LW 8 1 2 3 2100
Corriveau, YvonYvon Corriveau LW 4 0 3 3 2000
Hatcher, KevinKevin Hatcher D 9 1 1 2 19000
Leach, StephenStephen Leach RW 6 0 1 1 0000
Franceschetti, LouLou Franceschetti RW 8 0 0 0 15000
Jensen, David A.David A. Jensen C 4 0 0 0 0000
Peeters, PetePete Peeters G 9 0 0 0 2000
Schofield, DwightDwight Schofield D 3 0 0 0 14000
Taylor, MarkMark Taylor C 3 0 0 0 0000
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L GA GAA SO SA SV SV%
Peeters, PetePete Peeters 544 9 5 4 24 2.65 0253229.905
Team: 544 9 5 4 24 2.65 0253229.905

[2]

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; SA=Shots Against; SV=Shots saved; SV% = Save Percentage;

Awards and recordsEdit

TransactionsEdit

RosterEdit

Draft picksEdit

In the 1986 NHL Entry Draft, the Washington Capitals picked Jeff Greenlaw in the first round (19th overall).

Farm teamsEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

External linksEdit


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