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2006–07 Washington Capitals · NHL
Division 5th Southeast
Conference 14th Eastern
2006–07 record 28–40–14
Goals for 235
Goals against 286
General Manager George McPhee
Coach Glen Hanlon
Captain Chris Clark
Alternate captains Brian Sutherby
Dainius Zubrus (Oct-Feb)
Alexander Ovechkin (Feb-Apr)
Arena Verizon Center
Team leaders
Goals Alexander Ovechkin (46)
Assists Alexander Ovechkin (46)
Points Alexander Ovechkin (92)
Wins Olaf Kolzig (22)
Goals against average Brent Johnson (3.61)

Regular seasonEdit

  • December 15, 2006 - Ovechkin gets the second hat trick of his career. The third goal is scored six seconds into overtime, tying Ovechkin for the fastest scoring goal in overtime history.

Season standingsEdit

Southeast Division
No. CR GP W L OTL GF GA Pts
13 Atlanta Thrashers 82 43 28 11 246 245 97
27 Tampa Bay Lightning 82 44 33 5 253 261 93
311 Carolina Hurricanes 82 40 34 8 241 253 88
412 Florida Panthers 82 35 31 16 247 257 86
514 Washington Capitals 82 28 40 14 235 286 70

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Note: No. = Division rank, CR = Conference rank, 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

OctoberEdit

# Date Visitor Score Home OT Decision Attendance Record

Pts

1 October 5 Washington 2 – 5 NY Rangers Kolzig 18,200 0–1–0 0
2 October 7 Carolina 2 – 5 Washington Kolzig 16,622 1–1–0 2
3 October 12 Washington 2 – 3 Minnesota SO Johnson 18,064 1–1–1 3
4 October 14 Atlanta 4 – 3 Washington OT Kolzig 11,995 1–1–2 4
5 October 18 Florida 2 – 5 Washington Kolzig 10,125 2–1–2 6
6 October 19 Washington 3 – 4 Atlanta SO Johnson 12,719 2–1–3 7
7 October 21 Tampa Bay 6 – 4 Washington Kolzig 13,327 2–2–3 7
8 October 25 Washington 5 – 3 Colorado Kolzig 17,047 3–2–3 9
9 October 27 Washington 2 – 3 Vancouver SO Kolzig 18,630 3–2–4 10
10 October 28 Washington 0 – 4 Edmonton Johnson 16,839 3–3–4 10
11 October 30 Washington 4 – 2 Calgary Kolzig 19,289 4–3–4 12

NovemberEdit

# Date Visitor Score Home OT Decision Attendance Record

Pts

12 November 3 Atlanta 4 – 3 Washington Kolzig 12,834 4–4–4 12
13 November 4 Washington 5 – 3 Philadelphia Johnson 19,564 5–4–4 14
14 November 6 Ottawa 3 – 4 Washington OT Johnson 10,845 6–4–4 16
15 November 9 Washington 0 – 5 Carolina Johnson 18,639 6–5–4 16
16 November 11 NY Rangers 1 – 3 Washington Kolzig 16,263 7–5–4 18
17 November 13 Washington 4 – 1 Florida Kolzig 12,108 8–5–4 20
18 November 15 Boston 3 – 2 Washington SO Kolzig 10,878 8–5–5 21
19 November 17 Carolina 4 – 1 Washington Kolzig 12,683 8–6–5 21
20 November 18 Washington 2 – 3 Boston OT Johnson 16,837 8–6–6 22
21 November 22 Atlanta 4 – 2 Washington Kolzig 11,284 8–7–6 22
22 November 24 Toronto 7 – 1 Washington Johnson 14,892 8–8–6 22
23 November 25 Washington 1 – 4 NY Islanders Kolzig 13,214 8–9–6 22
24 November 28 Washington 5 – 2 Tampa Bay Kolzig 18,874 9–9–6 24
25 November 30 Dallas 3 – 4 Washington Kolzig 10,912 10–9–6 26

DecemberEdit

# Date Visitor Score Home OT Decision Attendance Record

Pts

26 December 2 Buffalo 4 – 7 Washington Kolzig 17,162 11–9–6 28
27 December 6 Ottawa 2 – 6 Washington Kolzig 10,926 12–9–6 30
28 December 8 Anaheim 6 – 1 Washington Kolzig 12,269 12–10–6 30
29 December 9 Washington 5 – 3 Philadelphia Johnson 19,211 13–10–6 32
30 December 11 Pittsburgh 5 – 4 Washington SO Kolzig 14,793 13–10–7 33
31 December 15 Washington 3 – 2 Atlanta OT Johnson 16,920 14–10–7 35
32 December 16 Philadelphia 1 – 4 Washington Kolzig 15,021 15–10–7 37
33 December 19 Tampa Bay 5 – 4 Washington Kolzig 10,417 15–11–7 37
34 December 22 New Jersey 4 – 1 Washington Johnson 13,744 15–12–7 37
35 December 23 Washington 3 – 2 Toronto Kolzig 19,488 16–12–7 39
36 December 26 Washington 3 – 6 Buffalo Johnson 18,690 16–13–7 39
37 December 27 Montreal 4 – 1 Washington Kolzig 15,609 16–14–7 39
38 December 29 Washington 3 – 4 New Jersey Kolzig 16,297 16–15–7 39
39 December 30 Washington 1 – 4 NY Rangers Kolzig 18,200 16–16–7 39

JanuaryEdit

# Date Visitor Score Home OT Decision Attendance Record

Pts

40 January 1 Phoenix 3 – 2 Washington Kolzig 12,579 16–17–7 39
41 January 4 Montreal 1 – 5 Washington Kolzig 11,287 17–17–7 41
42 January 6 Atlanta 2 – 3 Washington OT Kolzig 15,642 18–17–7 43
43 January 9 Philadelphia 2 – 6 Washington Kolzig 13,143 19–17–7 45
44 January 11 Washington 4 – 5 Tampa Bay Kolzig 18,804 19–18–7 45
45 January 13 Washington 3 – 7 Florida Kolzig 15,061 19–19–7 45
46 January 16 Washington 2 – 5 Ottawa Johnson 18,810 19–20–7 45
47 January 18 Washington 5 – 2 Carolina Kolzig 16,285 20–20–7 47
48 January 20 Florida 4 – 1 Washington Kolzig 13,877 20–21–7 47
49 January 26 Washington 2 – 6 Carolina Johnson 18,044 20–22–7 47
50 January 27 Carolina 3 – 7 Washington Kolzig 16,924 21–22–7 49
51 January 30 Washington 2 – 3 Ottawa Kolzig 19,178 21–23–7 49

FebruaryEdit

# Date Visitor Score Home OT Decision Attendance Record

Pts

52 February 1 Washington 3 – 6 Florida Kolzig 11,300 21–24–7 49
53 February 3 Washington 0 – 2 Pittsburgh Kolzig 17,132 21–25–7 49
54 February 4 NY Islanders 1 – 2 Washington SO Kolzig 12,508 22–25–7 51
55 February 6 Boston 3 – 2 Washington SO Kolzig 15,273 22–25–8 52
56 February 8 Los Angeles 3 – 4 Washington OT Kolzig 15,527 23–25–8 54
57 February 10 NY Rangers 5 – 2 Washington Kolzig 18,277 23–26–8 54
58 February 15 Washington 2 – 3 Tampa Bay SO Johnson 18,744 23–26–9 55
59 February 18 Washington 2 – 3 Pittsburgh Johnson 17,132 23–27–9 55
60 February 20 Washington 3 – 5 Montreal Johnson 21,273 23–28–9 55
61 February 21 San Jose 3 – 2 Washington SO Johnson 13,622 23–28–10 56
62 February 24 Washington 4 – 2 New Jersey Johnson 14,301 24–28–10 58
63 February 25 New Jersey 3 – 2 Washington Johnson 14,585 24–29–10 58
64 February 27 Florida 6 – 5 Washington OT Johnson 10,979 24–29–11 59

MarchEdit

# Date Visitor Score Home OT Decision Attendance Record

Pts

65 March 1 Tampa Bay 5 – 4 Washington SO Johnson 10,462 24–29–12 60
66 March 3 NY Islanders 6 – 2 Washington Johnson 16,453 24–30–12 60
67 March 6 Washington 1 – 2 Toronto Cassivi 19,531 24–31–12 60
68 March 9 Carolina 3 – 0 Washington Johnson 13,970 24–32–12 60
69 March 10 Washington 2 – 5 NY Islanders Johnson 15,764 24–33–12 60
70 March 12 Washington 2 – 4 Atlanta Johnson 14,041 24–34–12 60
71 March 15 Washington 3 – 4 Boston SO Kolzig 15,091 24–34–13 61
72 March 16 Toronto 1 – 5 Washington Kolzig 16,281 25–34–13 63
73 March 18 Tampa Bay 1 – 7 Washington Kolzig 14,274 26–34–13 65
74 March 21 Washington 2 – 5 Buffalo Kolzig 18,690 26–35–13 65
75 March 22 Washington 3 – 4 Carolina Johnson 18,740 26–36–13 65
76 March 24 Washington 1 – 4 Montreal Kolzig 21,273 26–37–13 65
77 March 27 Pittsburgh 4 – 3 Washington Kolzig 18,277 26–38–13 65
78 March 30 Washington 2 – 3 Florida OT Johnson 15,712 26–38–14 66
79 March 31 Washington 2 – 5 Tampa Bay Kolzig 20,064 26–39–14 66

AprilEdit

# Date Visitor Score Home OT Decision Attendance Record

Pts

80 April 3 Florida 0 – 1 Washington Kolzig 16,311 27–39–14 68
81 April 4 Washington 3 – 2 Atlanta Johnson 18,783 28–39–14 70
82 April 7 Buffalo 2 – 0 Washington Kolzig 18,277 28–40–14 70
  • Green background indicates win.
  • Red background indicates regulation loss.
  • White background indicates overtime/shootout loss.

Playoffs Edit

Player statsEdit

Regular season
Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
Ovechkin, AlexAlex Ovechkin LW 82 46 46 92 52-191608
Semin, AlexanderAlexander Semin LW 77 38 35 73 90-71706
Clark, ChrisChris Clark RW 74 30 24 54 66-10942
Zubrus, DainiusDainius Zubrus C 60 20 32 52 50-16904
Pettinger, MattMatt Pettinger LW 64 16 16 32 22-13432
Gordon, BoydBoyd Gordon C 71 7 22 29 1410020
Pothier, BrianBrian Pothier D 72 3 25 28 44-11200
Beech, KrisKris Beech C 64 8 18 26 46-11300
Clymer, BenBen Clymer RW 66 7 13 20 44-17000
Laich, BrooksBrooks Laich C 73 8 10 18 29-2230
Zednik, RichardRichard Zednik RW 32 6 12 18 16-4101
Sutherby, BrianBrian Sutherby C 69 7 10 17 78-9100
Eminger, SteveSteve Eminger D 68 1 16 17 63-14000
Heward, JamieJamie Heward D 52 4 12 16 274201
Bradley, MattMatt Bradley RW 57 4 9 13 47-5000
Brashear, DonaldDonald Brashear LW 77 4 9 13 1561000
Morrisonn, ShaoneShaone Morrisonn D 78 3 10 13 1063000
Green, MikeMike Green D 70 2 10 12 36-10000
Klepis, JakubJakub Klepis C 41 3 7 10 28-2000
Jurcina, MilanMilan Jurcina D 30 2 7 9 245000
Fleischmann, TomasTomas Fleischmann LW 29 4 4 8 8-6101
Nycholat, LawrenceLawrence Nycholat D 18 2 6 8 12-3000
Muir, BryanBryan Muir D 26 3 4 7 423001
Erskine, JohnJohn Erskine D 29 1 6 7 69-13000
Novotny, JiriJiri Novotny C 18 0 6 6 2-2000
Giroux, AlexandreAlexandre Giroux C/LW 9 2 2 4 2-4000
Fehr, EricEric Fehr RW 14 2 1 3 83001
Kolzig, OlafOlaf Kolzig G 54 0 3 3 100000
Schultz, JeffJeff Schultz D 38 0 3 3 165000
Fata, RicoRico Fata RW 10 1 1 2 23000
Johnson, BrentBrent Johnson G 30 0 1 1 40000
Cassivi, FredericFrederic Cassivi G 4 0 0 0 00000
Helbling, TimoTimo Helbling D 2 0 0 0 2-1000
Hunt, JamieJamie Hunt D 1 0 0 0 0-1000
Steckel, DavidDavid Steckel C 5 0 0 0 2-2000
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T/OT GA GAA SO SA SV SV%
Kolzig, OlafOlaf Kolzig 3184 54 22 24 6 159 3.00 117711612.910
Johnson, BrentBrent Johnson 1644 30 6 15 7 99 3.61 0894795.889
Cassivi, FredericFrederic Cassivi 139 4 0 1 1 6 2.59 05852.897
Team: 4967 82 28 40 14 264 3.19 127232459.903

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Note: Pos = Position; 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/OT = Ties/Overtime losses; GA = Goals-against; GAA = Goals-against average; SO = Shutouts; SA = Shots against; SV = Shots saved; SV% = Save percentage;

TransactionsEdit

TradesEdit

July 12, 2006 To Washington Capitals
Richard Zednik
To Montreal Canadiens
3rd round pick in 2007
February 1, 2007 To Washington Capitals
Milan Jurcina
To Boston Bruins
4th round pick in 2008
February 25, 2007 To Washington Capitals
2nd round pick in 2007
To New York Islanders
Richard Zednik
February 26, 2007 To Washington Capitals
Andy Hedlund
6th round pick in 2008
To Ottawa Senators
Lawrence Nycholat
February 27, 2007 To Washington Capitals
Jiri Novotny
1st round pick in 2007
To Buffalo Sabres
Dainius Zubrus
Timo Helbling
February 27, 2007 To Washington Capitals
Conditional draft pick
To Los Angeles Kings
Jamie Heward

Free agents acquiredEdit

Player Former team
F Donald Brashear Philadelphia Flyers
D John Erskine New York Islanders

Free agents lostEdit

Player New team
F Brian Willsie Los Angeles Kings
F Jeff Halpern Dallas Stars
D Boyd Kane Philadelphia Flyers
F Graham Mink San Jose Sharks
D Mathieu Biron San Jose Sharks

RosterEdit

2006–07 Washington Capitals Roster

Goaltenders:

1 Johnson • 35 Cassivi • 37 Kolzig 

Defensemen

2 Pothier • 4 Erskine • 23 Jurcina • 26 Morrisonn • 27 Clymer • 44 Eminger • 47 Muir • 52 Green 

Forwards

8 Ovechkin • 10 Bradley • 13 Novotny • 14 Fehr • 15 Gordon • 16 Sutherby • 17 Clark • 18 Pettinger • 21 Laich • 24 Beech • 25 Steckel • 28 Semin • 38 Klepis • 43 Fleischmann • 87 Brashear 

General ManagerGeorge McPhee •  CoachGlen Hanlon


Draft picksEdit

Washington's picks at the 2006 NHL Entry Draft in Vancouver, British Columbia.[3]

Round # Player Nationality NHL team College/junior/club team (league)
1 4 Nicklas Backstrom (C) Flag of Sweden Sweden Washington Capitals Brynäs IF Gävle (Elitserien)
1 23 Simeon Varlamov (G) Flag of Russia Russia Washington Capitals (from Nashville) Lokomotiv Yaroslavl (Russian Superleague)
2 34 Michal Neuvirth (G) Flag of the Czech Republic Czech Republic Washington Capitals HC Sparta Praha (Czech Extraliga)
2 35 Francois Bouchard (RW) Flag of Canada.svg Canada Washington Capitals (from Boston) Baie-Comeau Drakkar (QMJHL)
2 52 Keith Seabrook (D) Flag of Canada.svg Canada Washington Capitals (from Anaheim) Burnaby Express (BCHL)
4 97 Oskar Osala (LW) Flag of Finland Finland Washington Capitals Mississauga IceDogs (OHL)
4 122 Luke Lynes (C/LW) Flag of the United States United States Washington Capitals (from Detroit) Brampton Battalion (OHL)
5 127 Maxime Lacroix (LW) Flag of Canada.svg Canada Washington Capitals Quebec Remparts (QMJHL)
6 157 Brent Gwidt (C) Flag of the United States United States Washington Capitals Lakeland (USHS-WI)
6 177 Mathieu Perreault (C) Flag of Canada.svg Canada Washington Capitals (from Buffalo) Acadie-Bathurst Titan (QMJHL)

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. Standings: NHL Public Relations Department (2008). in Dave McCarthy et al: THE NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE Official Guide & Record Book/2009. National Hockey League, 157. ISBN 978-1-894801-14-0. 
  2. 2006-07 Washington Capitals Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com. hockey-reference.com. Retrieved on 2009-07-10.
  3. 2006 NHL Entry Draft Results

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