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2013–14 Washington Capitals · NHL
Division 5th Metropolitan
Conference 9th Eastern
2013–14 record 38–30–14
Home record 21–13–7
Road record 17–17–7
Goals for 235
Goals against 240
General Manager George McPhee
Coach Adam Oates
Captain Alexander Ovechkin
Alternate captains Nicklas Backstrom
Mike Green
Brooks Laich
Arena Verizon Center
Average attendance 18,054 (96.3%)[1]
(41 games)
Team leaders
Goals Alexander Ovechkin (51)
Assists Nicklas Bäckström (61)
Points Bäckström
Ovechkin (79)
Penalties in minutes Tom Wilson (151)
Wins Braden Holtby (23)
Goals against average Philipp Grubauer (2.38)



The 2013–14 Washington Capitals season was the 40th season for the National Hockey League franchise that was established on June 11, 1974.[2]

StandingsEdit

Divisional standingsEdit

Metropolitan Division[3]
GP W L OTL ROW GF GA Pts
1 y – Pittsburgh Penguins 82 51 24 7 44 249 207 109
2 New York Rangers 82 45 31 6 41 218 193 96
3 Philadelphia Flyers 82 42 30 10 39 236 235 94
4 Columbus Blue Jackets 82 43 32 7 38 231 216 93
5 Washington Capitals 82 38 30 14 28 235 240 90
6 New Jersey Devils 82 35 29 18 35 197 208 88
7 Carolina Hurricanes 82 36 35 11 34 207 230 83
8 New York Islanders 82 34 37 11 25 225 267 79


Conference standingsEdit

Top 3 (Atlantic Division)[4]
R GP W L OTL ROW GF GA Pts
1 p – Boston Bruins 82 54 19 9 51 261 177 117
2 Tampa Bay Lightning 82 46 27 9 38 240 215 101
3 Montreal Canadiens 82 46 28 8 40 215 204 100
Top 3 (Metropolitan Division)[4]
R GP W L OTL ROW GF GA Pts
1 y – Pittsburgh Penguins 82 51 24 7 44 249 207 109
2 New York Rangers 82 45 31 6 41 218 193 96
3 Philadelphia Flyers 82 42 30 10 39 236 235 94
Wild Card teams[4]
R (Top 2 qualify for playoffs) Div GP W L OTL ROW GF GA Pts
1 Columbus Blue Jackets ME 82 43 32 7 38 231 216 93
2 Detroit Red Wings AT 82 39 28 15 34 222 230 93
3 Washington Capitals ME 82 38 30 14 28 235 240 90
4 New Jersey Devils ME 82 35 29 18 35 197 208 88
5 Ottawa Senators AT 82 37 31 14 30 236 265 88
6 Toronto Maple Leafs AT 82 38 36 8 29 231 256 84
7 Carolina Hurricanes ME 82 36 35 11 34 207 230 83
8 New York Islanders ME 82 34 37 11 25 225 267 79
9 Florida Panthers AT 82 29 45 8 21 196 268 66
10 Buffalo Sabres AT 82 21 51 10 14 157 248 52

Divisions: AT – Atlantic, ME – Metropolitan

bold – Clinched Playoff spot, y – Clinched Division, p – Won Presidents' Trophy (best record in NHL)


Schedule and resultsEdit

Pre-seasonEdit

Regular seasonEdit

2013–14 Game Log

Legend:       Win (2 points)       Loss (0 points)       Overtime/shootout loss (1 point)

Player statisticsEdit

Final stats

Skaters

Regular Season[5]
Player GP G A Pts +/ PIM
Ovechkin, AlexAlex Ovechkin 78 51 28 79 −35 48
Backstrom, NicklasNicklas Backstrom 82 18 61 79 −20 54
Ward, JoelJoel Ward 82 24 25 49 7 32
Johansson, MarcusMarcus Johansson 80 8 36 44 −21 4
Brouwer, TroyTroy Brouwer 82 25 18 43 −6 92
Chimera, JasonJason Chimera 82 15 27 42 4 36
Green, MikeMike Green 70 9 29 38 −16 64
Carlson, JohnJohn Carlson 82 10 27 37 −3 22
Grabovski, MikhailMikhail Grabovski 58 13 22 35 6 26
Fehr, EricEric Fehr 73 13 18 31 0 32
Erat, MartinMartin Erat 53 1 23 24 1 22
Alzner, KarlKarl Alzner 82 2 16 18 −7 26
Laich, BrooksBrooks Laich 51 8 7 15 −7 16
Orlov, DmitriDmitri Orlov 54 3 8 11 −1 19
Oleksy, SteveSteve Oleksy 33 2 8 10 7 53
Wilson, TomTom Wilson 82 3 7 10 1 151
Beagle, JayJay Beagle 62 4 5 9 −9 28
Kuznetsov, EvgenyEvgeny Kuznetsov 17 3 6 9 −2 6
Schmidt, NateNate Schmidt 29 2 4 6 4 6
Carrick, ConnorConnor Carrick 34 1 5 6 −9 23
Latta, MichaelMichael Latta 17 1 3 4 0 12
Erskine, JohnJohn Erskine 37 1 3 4 −5 56
Wellman, CaseyCasey Wellman 13 2 1 3 3 0
Penner, DustinDustin Penner 18 1 2 3 3 2
Wey, PatrickPatrick Wey 9 0 3 3 0 5
Brown, ChrisChris Brown 6 1 1 2 0 0
Brouillette, JulienJulien Brouillette 10 1 1 2 3 0
Strachan, TysonTyson Strachan 18 0 2 2 −2 28
Volpatti, AaronAaron Volpatti 41 2 0 2 −3 49
Urbom, AlexanderAlexander Urbom 20 1 1 2 1 19
Hillen, JackJack Hillen 13 0 1 1 −4 4
Stoa, RyanRyan Stoa 3 0 0 0 −1 0
LeBlanc, PeterPeter LeBlanc 1 0 0 0 0 0
Deschamps, NicolasNicolas Deschamps 3 0 0 0 −1 0
Schilling, CameronCameron Schilling 1 0 0 0 −2 0

Goaltenders
Regular Season[5]
Player GP GS TOI W L OT GA GAA SA SV% SO G A PIM
Holtby, BradenBraden Holtby 48 45 2,656:20 23 15 4 126 2.85 1475 0.915 4 0 2 7
Grubauer, PhilippPhilipp Grubauer 17 14 883:23 6 5 5 35 2.38 469 0.925 0 0 0 0
Neuvirth, MichalMichal Neuvirth 13 11 766:57 4 6 2 36 2.82 383 0.914 0 0 1 0
Halak, JaroslavJaroslav Halak 12 12 700:32 5 4 3 27 2.31 383 0.930 1 0 0 0

Denotes player spent time with another team before joining the Capitals. Stats reflect time with the Capitals only.
Denotes player was traded mid-season. Stats reflect time with the Capitals only.
Bold/italics denotes franchise record.


TransactionsEdit

The Capitals have been involved in the following transactions during the 2013–14 season.

TradesEdit

June 30, 2013[6] To Winnipeg Jets
3rd-round pick in 2013
4th-round pick in 2013
CGY's 5th-round pick in 2013
To Washington Capitals
CHI's 2nd-round pick in 2013
September 29, 2013[7] To Anaheim Ducks
Mathieu Perreault
To Washington Capitals
John Mitchell
4th-round pick in 2014
March 4, 2014[8] To Anaheim Ducks
ANA's 4th-round pick in 2014
To Washington Capitals
Dustin Penner
March 4, 2014[9] To Phoenix Coyotes
Martin Erat
John Mitchell
To Washington Capitals
Chris Brown
Rostislav Klesla
4th-round pick in 2015
March 5, 2014[10] To Buffalo Sabres
Michal Neuvirth
Rostislav Klesla
To Washington Capitals
Jaroslav Halak
3rd-round pick in 2015
April 19, 2014[11] To Nashville Predators
Jaynen Rissling
To Washington Capitals
7th-round pick in 2014
May 1, 2014[12] To New York Islanders
Jaroslav Halak
To Washington Capitals
CHI's 4th-round pick in 2014

Free agents acquired Edit

Player Former team Contract terms
David Kolomatis[13] Manchester Monarchs 1 year, $550,000
Tyson Strachan[14] Florida Panthers 1 year, $550,000
Matt Watkins[14] Bridgeport Sound Tigers 1 year, $550,000
David Leggio[14] Rochester Americans 1 year, $550,000
Brandon Segal[15] Connecticut Whale 1 year, $550,000
Mikhail Grabovski[16] Toronto Maple Leafs 1 year, $3 million
Pheonix Copley[17] Michigan Tech 2 years, $1.41 million entry-level contract

Free agents lost Edit

Player New team Contract terms
Wojtek Wolski[18] Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod undisclosed
Dany Sabourin[19] Graz 99ers undisclosed
Jeff Schultz[20] Los Angeles Kings 1 year, $700,000
Matt Hendricks[21] Nashville Predators 4 years, $7.4 million
Mike Ribeiro[22] Phoenix Coyotes 4 years, $22 million
Joey Crabb[23] Florida Panthers 2 years, $1.2 million

Claimed via waivers Edit

Player Previous team Date
Alexander Urbom[24] New Jersey Devils October 3, 2013

Lost via waivers Edit

Player New team Date
Alexander Urbom[25] New Jersey Devils January 8, 2014


Player signings Edit

Player Date Contract terms
Tomas Kundratek[26] July 2, 2013 2 years, $1.1 million
Karl Alzner[27] July 10, 2013 4 years, $11.2 million
Peter LeBlanc[28] July 10, 2013 1 year, $550,000
Nicolas Deschamps[29] July 22, 2013 1 year, $726,000
Andre Burakovsky[30] September 4, 2013 3 years, $2.775 million entry-level contract
Marcus Johansson[31] September 7, 2013 2 years, $4 million
Connor Carrick[32] September 23, 2013 3 years, $2.35 million entry-level contract
Jason Chimera[33] November 8, 2013 2 years, $4 million contract extension
Evgeny Kuznetsov[34] March 8, 2014 2 years, $1.8 million entry-level contract
Dmitri Orlov[35] March 13, 2014 2 years, $4 million contract extension
Caleb Herbert[36] March 21, 2014 2 years, $1.48 million entry-level contract
Chandler Stephenson[37] April 12, 2014 3 years, $2.775 million entry-level contract
Garrett Mitchell[38] May 13, 2014 1 year, $550,000
Christian Djoos[39] May 16, 2014 3 years, $2.135 million entry-level contract

Draft picksEdit

See also: List of Washington Capitals draft picks

Washington Capitals' picks at the 2013 NHL Entry Draft, which was held in Newark, New Jersey on June 30, 2013.

Round # Player Pos Nationality College/Junior/Club Team (League)
1 23 Andre Burakovsky LW Flag of Sweden Sweden Malmo Redhawks (Swe-2)
2 53 Madison Bowey D Flag of Canada.svg Canada Kelowna Rockets (WHL)
3 61[a] Zach Sanford LW Flag of the United States United States Islanders Hockey Club (EJHL)
5 144 Blake Heinrich D Flag of the United States United States Sioux City Musketeers (USHL)
6 174 Brian Pinho C Flag of the United States United States St. John's Prep Eagles (USHS-MA)
7 204 Tyler Lewington D Flag of Canada.svg Canada Medicine Hat Tigers (WHL)
Draft notes[40]
  • a The Chicago Blackhawks' second-round pick went to the Washington Capitals as the result of a trade on June 30, 2013 that sent Washington's third and fourth-round picks in 2013 (84th and 114th overall) and Calgary's fifth-round pick in 2013 (127th overall) to Winnipeg in exchange for this pick.[41]
         Winnipeg previously acquired this pick as the result of a trade on June 30, 2013 that sent Johnny Oduya to Chicago in exchange for Chicago's third-round pick in 2013 and this pick.[42]
  • The Washington Capitals’ third-round pick went to the Winnipeg Jets as the result of a trade on June 30, 2013 that sent Chicago’s second-round pick in 2013 (61st overall) to Washington in exchange for a fourth-round pick in 2013 (114th overall), Calgary’s fifth-round pick in 2013 (127th overall) and this pick.[41]
  • The Washington Capitals’ fourth-round pick went to the Winnipeg Jets as the result of a trade on June 30, 2013 that sent Chicago’s second-round pick in 2013 (61st overall) to Washington in exchange for a third-round pick in 2013 (84th overall), Calgary’s fifth-round pick in 2013 (127th overall) and this pick.[41]
  • The Calgary Flames' fifth-round pick went to the Winnipeg Jets as the result of a trade on June 30, 2013 that sent Chicago’s second-round pick in 2013 (61st overall) to Washington in exchange for a third and fourth-round pick in 2013 (84th and 114th overall) and this pick.[41]
         Washington previously acquired this pick as the result of a trade on June 27, 2012 that sent Dennis Wideman to Calgary in exchange for Jordan Henry and this pick.[43]

ReferencesEdit

  1. 2013–2014 NHL Attendance – National Hockey League – ESPN. ESPN.
  2. National Hockey League (2012). The National Hockey League Official Guide & Record Book/2013. Triumph Books, 127. ISBN 978-1-60078-785-0. 
  3. 2013–2014 Standings by Division. National Hockey League. Retrieved on January 11, 2014.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 2013–2014 Wild Card Standings. National Hockey League. Retrieved on January 11, 2014.
  5. 5.0 5.1 2013-2014 Regular Season Stats - Points - Washington Capitals - Statistics. Washington Capitals. Retrieved on April 15, 2014.
  6. NHL.com. Canucks-Devils trade highlights day of deals at draft. Press release. Retrieved on July 2, 2013.
  7. Washington Capitals. Capitals Acquire Fourth-Round Draft Pick in the 2014 NHL Draft and Forward John Mitchell from Anaheim for Forward Mathieu Perreault. Press release. Retrieved on September 30, 2013.
  8. Washington Capitals. Capitals Acquire Dustin Penner from the Anaheim Ducks. Press release. Retrieved on March 4, 2014.
  9. Washington Capitals. Capitals Acquire Chris Brown, Rostislav Klesla and Fourth-Round Draft Pick in the 2015 NHL Draft from the Phoenix Coyotes for Martin Erat and John Mitchell. Press release. Retrieved on March 5, 2014.
  10. Washington Capitals. Capitals Acquire Jaroslav Halak and Third-Round Draft Pick in the 2015 NHL Draft from the Buffalo Sabres for Michal Neuvirth and Rostislav Klesla. Press release. Retrieved on March 7, 2014.
  11. Nashville Predators. Nashville Predators Acquire Jaynen Rissling From Washington. Press release. Retrieved on April 22, 2014.
  12. Washington Capitals. Capitals Acquire Fourth-Round Pick in 2014 NHL Draft from New York Islanders for Halak. Press release. Retrieved on May 1, 2014.
  13. Capitals Sign David Kolomatis
  14. 14.0 14.1 14.2 Capitals Sign Tyson Strachan, Matt Watkins and David Leggio
  15. Capitals Sign Brandon Segal
  16. Capitals Sign Mikhail Grabovski
  17. Capitals Sign Pheonix Copley
  18. Wojtek Wolski signs with KHL team. Washington Post (May 20, 2013).
  19. Moser Medical Graz 99ers » Sabourin und Coulombe – zwei Top-Spieler kommen nach Graz (German). Graz 99ers (July 2, 2013).
  20. Kings Sign Unrestricted Free Agent D-Man Jeff Schultz – Los Angeles Kings | News. Los Angeles Kings (July 5, 2013).
  21. Nashville Predators (July 5, 2013). PREDATORS SIGN MATT HENDRICKS TO A FOUR-YEAR CONTRACT – Nashville Predators – News. Press release.
  22. Coyotes Sign Ribeiro to Four-Year Contract – Phoenix Coyotes – News. Phoenix Coyotes (July 5, 2013).
  23. Panthers Agree To Terms With RW Joey Crabb – Florida Panthers – Transactions. Florida Panthers (July 5, 2013).
  24. Capitals Claim Alexander Urbom Off Waivers from New Jersey
  25. Josefson to IR; Urbom claimed off waivers from Caps
  26. Capitals Re-sign Tomas Kundratek – Washington Capitals. Washington Capitals (July 2, 2013).
  27. Capitals Re-sign Karl Alzner – Washington Capitals. Washington Capitals (July 10, 2013).
  28. Capitals Re-sign Peter LeBlanc – Washington Capitals. Washington Capitals (July 10, 2013).
  29. Capitals Re-sign Nicolas Deschamps – Washington Capitals. Washington Capitals (July 22, 2013).
  30. Capitals Sign Andre Burakovsky – Washington Capitals. Washington Capitals (September 4, 2013).
  31. Capitals Re-sign Marcus Johansson – Washington Capitals. Washington Capitals (September 7, 2013).
  32. Capitals Sign Connor Carrick – Washington Capitals. Washington Capitals (September 23, 2013).
  33. Capitals Re-sign Jason Chimera – Washington Capitals. Washington Capitals (November 8, 2013).
  34. Capitals Agree to Terms with Evgeny Kuznetsov – Washington Capitals. Washington Capitals (March 8, 2014).
  35. Capitals Re-sign Defenseman Dmitry Orlov – Washington Capitals. Washington Capitals (March 13, 2014).
  36. Capitals Sign Caleb Herbert – Washington Capitals. Washington Capitals (March 21, 2014).
  37. CAPITALS SIGN CHANDLER STEPHENSON. Monumental Network (April 12, 2014).
  38. Capitals Sign Garrett Mitchell. Washington Capitals (May 13, 2014).
  39. Capitals Sign Christian Djoos. Washington Capitals (May 16, 2014).
  40. 2013 NHL Entry Draft Pending Transactions. Pro Sports Transactions. Retrieved on June 15, 2013.
  41. 41.0 41.1 41.2 41.3 Canucks-Devils trade highlights day of deals at draft. National Hockey League (June 30, 2013). Retrieved on July 1, 2013.
  42. Blackhawks fill a need with Oduya at deadline. Brian Hedger – NHL.com Correspondent (February 27, 2012). Retrieved on February 27, 2012.
  43. Canada, U.S. lead the way with most draft picks. Calgary Flames. Retrieved on June 26, 2012.



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