1978–79 Washington Capitals season

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1978–79 Washington Capitals
Division 4th Norris
1978–79 record 24–41–15
Goals for 273
Goals against 338
Team information
General Manager Max McNab
Coach Danny Belisle
Captain Guy Charron
Team leaders
<1977–78 1979–80>

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Final standings[edit]

Norris Division
GP W L T GF GA Pts
Montreal Canadiens 80 52 17 11 337 204 115
Pittsburgh Penguins 80 36 31 13 281 279 85
Los Angeles Kings 80 34 34 12 292 286 80
Washington Capitals 80 24 41 15 273 338 63
Detroit Red Wings 80 23 41 16 252 295 62

[1]Note: W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, GF = Goals For, GA = Goals Against, Pts = Points


       Teams that qualified for the playoffs are highlighted in bold.

Schedule and results[edit]

No. R Date Score Opponent Record
1 W October 11, 1978 4–2 @ Los Angeles Kings (1978–79) 1–0–0
2 T October 13, 1978 3–3 @ Atlanta Flames (1978–79) 1–0–1
3 L October 14, 1978 3–6 Atlanta Flames (1978–79) 1–1–1
4 L October 18, 1978 2–4 Chicago Black Hawks (1978–79) 1–2–1
5 L October 20, 1978 4–6 Los Angeles Kings (1978–79) 1–3–1
6 L October 21, 1978 1–5 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1978–79) 1–4–1
7 T October 25, 1978 2–2 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1978–79) 1–4–2
8 L October 28, 1978 1–5 @ Los Angeles Kings (1978–79) 1–5–2
9 W November 1, 1978 6–4 Pittsburgh Penguins (1978–79) 2–5–2
10 L November 2, 1978 2–4 @ Montreal Canadiens (1978–79) 2–6–2
11 L November 4, 1978 1–4 @ New York Islanders (1978–79) 2–7–2
12 T November 5, 1978 3–3 Detroit Red Wings (1978–79) 2–7–3
13 L November 8, 1978 0–6 Montreal Canadiens (1978–79) 2–8–3
14 L November 9, 1978 2–6 @ Boston Bruins (1978–79) 2–9–3
15 L November 11, 1978 0–2 Buffalo Sabres (1978–79) 2–10–3
16 W November 14, 1978 8–7 Atlanta Flames (1978–79) 3–10–3
17 W November 15, 1978 3–2 @ Minnesota North Stars (1978–79) 4–10–3
18 L November 17, 1978 2–4 New York Islanders (1978–79) 4–11–3
19 W November 21, 1978 4–3 @ St. Louis Blues (1978–79) 5–11–3
20 L November 22, 1978 1–3 St. Louis Blues (1978–79) 5–12–3
21 T November 25, 1978 5–5 Boston Bruins (1978–79) 5–12–4
22 L November 26, 1978 4–9 @ New York Rangers (1978–79) 5–13–4
23 L November 29, 1978 3–5 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1978–79) 5–14–4
24 L December 1, 1978 4–7 Pittsburgh Penguins (1978–79) 5–15–4
25 L December 2, 1978 2–5 @ St. Louis Blues (1978–79) 5–16–4
26 L December 4, 1978 2–10 @ Los Angeles Kings (1978–79) 5–17–4
27 W December 5, 1978 4–1 @ Colorado Rockies (1978–79) 6–17–4
28 W December 9, 1978 7–5 @ Vancouver Canucks (1978–79) 7–17–4
29 L December 12, 1978 3–4 Colorado Rockies (1978–79) 7–18–4
30 L December 14, 1978 2–5 @ Boston Bruins (1978–79) 7–19–4
31 L December 15, 1978 1–6 Minnesota North Stars (1978–79) 7–20–4
32 W December 17, 1978 7–6 Toronto Maple Leafs (1978–79) 8–20–4
33 T December 19, 1978 4–4 Philadelphia Flyers (1978–79) 8–20–5
34 L December 21, 1978 2–5 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1978–79) 8–21–5
35 T December 23, 1978 2–2 @ Detroit Red Wings (1978–79) 8–21–6
36 L December 27, 1978 1–6 @ Minnesota North Stars (1978–79) 8–22–6
37 T December 30, 1978 5–5 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1978–79) 8–22–7
38 W January 3, 1979 8–3 Los Angeles Kings (1978–79) 9–22–7
39 W January 6, 1979 4–1 @ Detroit Red Wings (1978–79) 10–22–7
40 L January 7, 1979 3–5 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1978–79) 10–23–7
41 L January 9, 1979 2–5 Philadelphia Flyers (1978–79) 10–24–7
42 L January 11, 1979 2–6 @ Buffalo Sabres (1978–79) 10–25–7
43 W January 12, 1979 8–1 Colorado Rockies (1978–79) 11–25–7
44 W January 14, 1979 5–3 Vancouver Canucks (1978–79) 12–25–7
45 L January 16, 1979 2–6 @ New York Islanders (1978–79) 12–26–7
46 W January 19, 1979 5–1 Detroit Red Wings (1978–79) 13–26–7
47 W January 20, 1979 5–2 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1978–79) 14–26–7
48 W January 24, 1979 5–1 New York Rangers (1978–79) 15–26–7
49 W January 27, 1979 4–1 Chicago Black Hawks (1978–79) 16–26–7
50 T January 28, 1979 2–2 Toronto Maple Leafs (1978–79) 16–26–8
51 L January 30, 1979 4–7 @ Detroit Red Wings (1978–79) 16–27–8
52 W January 31, 1979 5–3 Los Angeles Kings (1978–79) 17–27–8
53 L February 3, 1979 1–5 Vancouver Canucks (1978–79) 17–28–8
54 L February 4, 1979 4–8 Montreal Canadiens (1978–79) 17–29–8
55 W February 15, 1979 9–3 @ Colorado Rockies (1978–79) 18–29–8
56 L February 17, 1979 0–2 @ Montreal Canadiens (1978–79) 18–30–8
57 T February 18, 1979 6–6 @ New York Rangers (1978–79) 18–30–9
58 L February 20, 1979 3–5 @ Atlanta Flames (1978–79) 18–31–9
59 L February 21, 1979 3–4 Detroit Red Wings (1978–79) 18–32–9
60 L February 24, 1979 4–6 Buffalo Sabres (1978–79) 18–33–9
61 L February 25, 1979 5–8 Montreal Canadiens (1978–79) 18–34–9
62 T February 28, 1979 3–3 @ Los Angeles Kings (1978–79) 18–34–10
63 W March 2, 1979 6–2 @ Vancouver Canucks (1978–79) 19–34–10
64 W March 4, 1979 5–4 Minnesota North Stars (1978–79) 20–34–10
65 T March 5, 1979 2–2 Montreal Canadiens (1978–79) 20–34–11
66 W March 10, 1979 7–5 St. Louis Blues (1978–79) 21–34–11
67 T March 11, 1979 3–3 @ Detroit Red Wings (1978–79) 21–34–12
68 L March 14, 1979 1–4 Detroit Red Wings (1978–79) 21–35–12
69 L March 17, 1979 2–5 Pittsburgh Penguins (1978–79) 21–36–12
70 T March 18, 1979 3–3 @ Buffalo Sabres (1978–79) 21–36–13
71 T March 20, 1979 2–2 New York Rangers (1978–79) 21–36–14
72 T March 21, 1979 2–2 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1978–79) 21–36–15
73 L March 24, 1979 1–3 @ Montreal Canadiens (1978–79) 21–37–15
74 L March 25, 1979 4–7 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1978–79) 21–38–15
75 L March 28, 1979 2–6 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1978–79) 21–39–15
76 L March 31, 1979 1–4 Boston Bruins (1978–79) 21–40–15
77 W April 1, 1979 6–4 New York Islanders (1978–79) 22–40–15
78 W April 3, 1979 6–2 Los Angeles Kings (1978–79) 23–40–15
79 L April 7, 1979 3–10 @ Montreal Canadiens (1978–79) 23–41–15
80 W April 8, 1979 5–2 Pittsburgh Penguins (1978–79) 24–41–15

Playoffs[edit]

Player statistics[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
Maruk, DennisDennis Maruk C 76 31 59 90 71 -14 6 2 3
Charron, GuyGuy Charron C 80 28 42 70 24 -14 9 0 4
Picard, RobertRobert Picard D 77 21 44 65 85 3 8 0 2
Rowe, TomTom Rowe RW 69 31 30 61 137 -6 4 0 4
Walter, RyanRyan Walter C/LW 69 28 28 56 70 -1 6 0 1
Sirois, BobBob Sirois RW 73 29 25 54 6 -6 9 0 3
Edberg, RolfRolf Edberg C 76 14 27 41 6 11 1 0 2
Green, RickRick Green D 71 8 33 41 62 -45 2 1 0
Svensson, LeifLeif Svensson D 74 2 29 31 28 -3 0 0 0
Girard, BobBob Girard LW 79 9 15 24 36 -15 0 0 0
Lofthouse, MarkMark Lofthouse RW/C 52 13 10 23 10 -11 1 0 0
Stewart, BlairBlair Stewart C 45 7 12 19 48 1 0 0 0
Polis, GregGreg Polis LW 19 12 6 18 6 3 6 0 1
Lane, GordGord Lane D 64 3 15 18 147 -15 0 0 0
Labre, YvonYvon Labre D 51 1 13 14 80 7 0 0 0
Bergeron, MichelMichel Bergeron RW 30 7 6 13 7 -18 1 0 1
Mulvey, PaulPaul Mulvey LW 55 7 4 11 81 -18 1 0 1
Carroll, GregGreg Carroll C 24 5 6 11 12 -2 0 0 0
Hextall, DennisDennis Hextall LW 26 2 9 11 43 -13 0 0 0
Scamurra, PeterPeter Scamurra D 30 3 5 8 12 -13 0 1 0
Lynch, JackJack Lynch D 30 2 6 8 14 2 1 0 0
Rissling, GaryGary Rissling LW 26 3 3 6 127 -5 1 0 1
Meehan, GerryGerry Meehan C 18 2 4 6 0 -3 1 0 1
Riley, BillBill Riley RW 24 2 2 4 64 -6 0 0 0
Lalonde, RonRon Lalonde C 18 1 3 4 4 -1 0 1 0
Godin, EddyEddy Godin RW 9 0 3 3 6 -2 0 0 0
Patrick, CraigCraig Patrick RW 3 1 1 2 0 -1 0 0 0
Arnason, ChuckChuck Arnason RW 13 0 2 2 4 -1 0 0 0
Inness, GaryGary Inness G 37 0 2 2 6 0 0 0 0
Patey, DougDoug Patey RW 6 1 0 1 2 -2 0 0 0
Forbes, DaveDave Forbes LW 2 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0
Smith, GordGord Smith D 39 0 1 1 22 -7 0 0 0
Watson, BryanBryan Watson D 20 0 1 1 36 -7 0 0 0
Bedard, JimJim Bedard G 30 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 0
Bouchard, PierrePierre Bouchard D 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
Boutin, RollieRollie Boutin G 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Bragnalo, RickRick Bragnalo C 2 0 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0
Burton, NelsonNelson Burton LW 3 0 0 0 13 -2 0 0 0
Marson, MikeMike Marson LW 4 0 0 0 0 -3 0 0 0
Tremblay, BrentBrent Tremblay D 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Wolfe, BernieBernie Wolfe G 18 0 0 0 15 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO
Inness, GaryGary Inness 2107 37 14 14 8 130 3.70 0
Bedard, JimJim Bedard 1740 30 6 17 6 126 4.34 0
Wolfe, BernieBernie Wolfe 863 18 4 9 1 68 4.73 0
Boutin, RollieRollie Boutin 90 2 0 1 0 10 6.67 0
Team: 4800 80 24 41 15 334 4.17 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 records[edit]

Transactions[edit]

Roster[edit]

Draft picks[edit]

Farm teams[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ National Hockey League Official Guide and Record Book 2006, p. 163, Dan Diamond & Associates, Toronto, Ontario, ISBN 0-920445-98-5
  2. ^ "1978-79 Washington Capitals Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com". hockey-reference.com. Retrieved 2009-06-02. 

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