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87-88WasCap
1987–88 Washington Capitals · NHL
Division 2nd Patrick
1987–88 record 38–33–9
Goals for 281
Goals against 249
General Manager David Poile
Coach Bryan Murray
Captain Rod Langway
Team leaders

OffseasonEdit

Regular seasonEdit

Final standingsEdit

Patrick Division
GP W L T GF GA Pts
New York Islanders 80 39 31 10 308 267 88
Philadelphia Flyers 80 38 33 9 292 292 85
Washington Capitals 80 38 33 9 281 249 85
New Jersey Devils 80 38 36 6 295 296 82
New York Rangers 80 36 34 10 300 283 82
Pittsburgh Penguins 80 36 35 9 319 316 81

Note: GP = Games played, 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
1LOctober 8, 19873–4 @ Boston Bruins (1987–88) 0–1–0
2WOctober 10, 19876–4 Chicago Blackhawks (1987–88) 1–1–0
3LOctober 11, 19875–6 @ Buffalo Sabres (1987–88) 1–2–0
4WOctober 16, 19876–2 Hartford Whalers (1987–88) 2–2–0
5WOctober 17, 19874–3 New York Rangers (1987–88) 3–2–0
6WOctober 19, 19874–2 @ New York Rangers (1987–88) 4–2–0
7WOctober 22, 19874–1 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1987–88) 5–2–0
8LOctober 24, 19872–3 Montreal Canadiens (1987–88) 5–3–0
9WOctober 27, 19873–2 @ Vancouver Canucks (1987–88) 6–3–0
10LOctober 30, 19872–3 OT @ Winnipeg Jets (1987–88) 6–4–0
11TOctober 31, 19873–3 OT @ Minnesota North Stars (1987–88) 6–4–1
12WNovember 3, 19873–2 Vancouver Canucks (1987–88) 7–4–1
13LNovember 6, 19871–4 Quebec Nordiques (1987–88) 7–5–1
14LNovember 7, 19871–4 @ New Jersey Devils (1987–88) 7–6–1
15LNovember 10, 19873–4 OT @ New York Islanders (1987–88) 7–7–1
16LNovember 11, 19872–3 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1987–88) 7–8–1
17WNovember 14, 19874–1 Minnesota North Stars (1987–88) 8–8–1
18LNovember 17, 19870–1 Detroit Red Wings (1987–88) 8–9–1
19LNovember 20, 19873–5 @ Buffalo Sabres (1987–88) 8–10–1
20WNovember 21, 19874–3 @ Hartford Whalers (1987–88) 9–10–1
21WNovember 25, 19874–1 Boston Bruins (1987–88) 10–10–1
22LNovember 27, 19872–4 Pittsburgh Penguins (1987–88) 10–11–1
23TNovember 28, 19875–5 OT @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1987–88) 10–11–2
24WDecember 1, 19874–2 Edmonton Oilers (1987–88) 11–11–2
25LDecember 4, 19874–6 New York Islanders (1987–88) 11–12–2
26WDecember 6, 198710–3 Los Angeles Kings (1987–88) 12–12–2
27LDecember 8, 19874–5 Calgary Flames (1987–88) 12–13–2
28LDecember 9, 19874–5 @ Hartford Whalers (1987–88) 12–14–2
29WDecember 12, 19872–1 Chicago Blackhawks (1987–88) 13–14–2
30LDecember 15, 19873–5 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1987–88) 13–15–2
31LDecember 16, 19871–6 @ Detroit Red Wings (1987–88) 13–16–2
32WDecember 18, 19874–2 Toronto Maple Leafs (1987–88) 14–16–2
33TDecember 20, 19871–1 OT St. Louis Blues (1987–88) 14–16–3
34WDecember 22, 19872–1 @ Quebec Nordiques (1987–88) 15–16–3
35TDecember 23, 19872–2 OT @ Montreal Canadiens (1987–88) 15–16–4
36LDecember 26, 19872–3 Philadelphia Flyers (1987–88) 15–17–4
37TDecember 28, 19874–4 OT @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1987–88) 15–17–5
38WDecember 30, 19874–3 @ New Jersey Devils (1987–88) 16–17–5
39WJanuary 1, 19885–3 Pittsburgh Penguins (1987–88) 17–17–5
40WJanuary 2, 19882–0 Edmonton Oilers (1987–88) 18–17–5
41WJanuary 5, 19883–1 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1987–88) 19–17–5
42WJanuary 8, 19888–4 New York Rangers (1987–88) 20–17–5
43LJanuary 10, 19882–8 @ Calgary Flames (1987–88) 20–18–5
44LJanuary 11, 19882–3 @ Edmonton Oilers (1987–88) 20–19–5
45WJanuary 13, 19888–3 @ Los Angeles Kings (1987–88) 21–19–5
46LJanuary 16, 19881–3 @ St. Louis Blues (1987–88) 21–20–5
47LJanuary 17, 19884–5 @ Chicago Blackhawks (1987–88) 21–21–5
48WJanuary 19, 19886–4 New Jersey Devils (1987–88) 22–21–5
49TJanuary 23, 19883–3 OT Buffalo Sabres (1987–88) 22–21–6
50LJanuary 26, 19882–3 Winnipeg Jets (1987–88) 22–22–6
51WJanuary 29, 19884–3 Montreal Canadiens (1987–88) 23–22–6
52WJanuary 31, 19881–0 OT Philadelphia Flyers (1987–88) 24–22–6
53LFebruary 2, 19882–3 OT @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1987–88) 24–23–6
54LFebruary 5, 19882–4 New York Islanders (1987–88) 24–24–6
55LFebruary 6, 19880–3 New York Rangers (1987–88) 24–25–6
56WFebruary 11, 19885–3 @ New York Rangers (1987–88) 25–25–6
57WFebruary 12, 19886–2 New York Islanders (1987–88) 26–25–6
58WFebruary 14, 19885–4 OT Calgary Flames (1987–88) 27–25–6
59WFebruary 17, 19884–3 @ New Jersey Devils (1987–88) 28–25–6
60WFebruary 19, 19886–0 @ Winnipeg Jets (1987–88) 29–25–6
61WFebruary 20, 19883–0 @ Minnesota North Stars (1987–88) 30–25–6
62LFebruary 24, 19883–4 @ Los Angeles Kings (1987–88) 30–26–6
63WFebruary 27, 19883–0 @ New York Islanders (1987–88) 31–26–6
64WMarch 1, 19885–3 New Jersey Devils (1987–88) 32–26–6
65WMarch 2, 19886–1 @ New Jersey Devils (1987–88) 33–26–6
66WMarch 4, 19886–2 Quebec Nordiques (1987–88) 34–26–6
67WMarch 6, 19887–2 Vancouver Canucks (1987–88) 35–26–6
68LMarch 10, 19882–5 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1987–88) 35–27–6
69LMarch 12, 19882–4 New York Rangers (1987–88) 35–28–6
70WMarch 13, 19883–0 @ Boston Bruins (1987–88) 36–28–6
71WMarch 16, 19888–4 @ New York Rangers (1987–88) 37–28–6
72TMarch 18, 19883–3 OT New York Islanders (1987–88) 37–28–7
73LMarch 20, 19882–4 New Jersey Devils (1987–88) 37–29–7
74LMarch 22, 19883–5 St. Louis Blues (1987–88) 37–30–7
75LMarch 23, 19881–7 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1987–88) 37–31–7
76WMarch 25, 19885–3 Philadelphia Flyers (1987–88) 38–31–7
77TMarch 29, 19882–2 OT Detroit Red Wings (1987–88) 38–31–8
78LMarch 31, 19883–7 @ New York Islanders (1987–88) 38–32–8
79LApril 2, 19886–7 OT Pittsburgh Penguins (1987–88) 38–33–8
80TApril 3, 19882–2 OT @ Philadelphia Flyers (1987–88) 38–33–9

PlayoffsEdit

Player statsEdit

Regular seasonEdit

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
Gartner, MikeMike Gartner RW 80 48 33 81 73201907
Stevens, ScottScott Stevens D 80 12 60 72 18414512
Murphy, LarryLarry Murphy D 79 8 53 61 722701
Ridley, MikeMike Ridley C 70 28 31 59 2211203
Hunter, DaleDale Hunter C 79 22 37 59 24071101
Christian, DaveDave Christian RW 80 37 21 58 26-141405
Gustafsson, Bengt-AkeBengt-Ake Gustafsson RW 78 18 36 54 292753
Hatcher, KevinKevin Hatcher D 71 14 27 41 1371503
Pivonka, MichalMichal Pivonka C 71 11 23 34 281300
Miller, KellyKelly Miller LW 80 9 23 32 359013
Galley, GarryGarry Galley D 58 7 23 30 4411300
Adams, GregGreg Adams LW 78 15 12 27 153-3300
Gould, BobbyBobby Gould RW 72 12 14 26 56-1002
Sundstrom, PeterPeter Sundstrom LW 76 8 17 25 34-2011
Corriveau, YvonYvon Corriveau LW 44 10 9 19 8417001
Langway, RodRod Langway D 63 3 13 16 281001
Franceschetti, LouLou Franceschetti RW 59 4 8 12 1132101
Laughlin, CraigCraig Laughlin RW 40 5 5 10 26-8301
Ledyard, GrantGrant Ledyard D 21 4 3 7 14-4101
Smith, GregGreg Smith D 54 1 6 7 675000
Cavallini, PaulPaul Cavallini D 24 2 3 5 660001
Houlder, BillBill Houlder D 30 1 2 3 10-2000
Leach, StephenStephen Leach RW 8 1 1 2 172001
Malarchuk, ClintClint Malarchuk G 54 0 2 2 100000
Kastelic, EdEd Kastelic W 35 1 0 1 78-3000
Jensen, David A.David A. Jensen C 5 0 1 1 40000
Peeters, PetePete Peeters G 35 0 1 1 100000
Beaudoin, YvesYves Beaudoin D 1 0 0 0 0-1000
Raymond, AlainAlain Raymond G 1 0 0 0 00000
Richard, MikeMike Richard C 4 0 0 0 0-1000
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO SA SV SV%
Malarchuk, ClintClint Malarchuk 2926 54 24 20 4 154 3.16 413401186.885
Peeters, PetePete Peeters 1896 35 14 12 5 88 2.78 2866778.898
Raymond, AlainAlain Raymond 40 1 0 1 0 2 3.00 02018.900
Team: 4862 80 38 33 9 244 3.01 622261982.890

PlayoffsEdit

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM PPG SHG GWG
Gustafsson, Bengt-AkeBengt-Ake Gustafsson RW 14 4 9 13 6201
Pivonka, MichalMichal Pivonka C 14 4 9 13 4200
Hunter, DaleDale Hunter C 14 7 5 12 98401
Hatcher, KevinKevin Hatcher D 14 5 7 12 55101
Stevens, ScottScott Stevens D 13 1 11 12 46000
Ridley, MikeMike Ridley C 14 6 5 11 10100
Christian, DaveDave Christian RW 14 5 6 11 6100
Miller, KellyKelly Miller LW 14 4 4 8 10011
Murphy, LarryLarry Murphy D 13 4 4 8 33201
Gartner, MikeMike Gartner RW 14 3 4 7 14100
Galley, GarryGarry Galley D 13 2 4 6 13000
Adams, GregGreg Adams LW 14 0 5 5 58000
Gould, BobbyBobby Gould RW 14 3 1 4 21020
Leach, StephenStephen Leach RW 9 2 1 3 0001
Corriveau, YvonYvon Corriveau LW 13 1 2 3 30000
Sundstrom, PeterPeter Sundstrom LW 14 2 0 2 6011
Ledyard, GrantGrant Ledyard D 14 1 0 1 30000
Felix, ChrisChris Felix D 1 0 0 0 0000
Franceschetti, LouLou Franceschetti RW 4 0 0 0 14000
Greenlaw, JeffJeff Greenlaw LW 1 0 0 0 19000
Jennings, GrantGrant Jennings D 1 0 0 0 0000
Kastelic, EdEd Kastelic W 1 0 0 0 19000
Langway, RodRod Langway D 6 0 0 0 8000
Malarchuk, ClintClint Malarchuk G 4 0 0 0 2000
Peeters, PetePete Peeters G 12 0 0 0 4000
Smith, GregGreg Smith D 9 0 0 0 23000
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L GA GAA SO SA SV SV%
Peeters, PetePete Peeters 654 12 7 5 34 3.12 0326292.896
Malarchuk, ClintClint Malarchuk 193 4 0 2 15 4.66 09580.842
Team: 847 14 7 7 49 3.47 0421372.884

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

Awards and recordsEdit

TransactionsEdit

RosterEdit

Draft picksEdit

Farm teamsEdit

Game AdsEdit


See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1987-88 Washington Capitals Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com. hockey-reference.com. Retrieved on 2009-06-01.

External linksEdit


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