2006–07 Washington Capitals season

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2006–07 Washington Capitals
Division 5th Southeast
Conference 14th Eastern
2006–07 record 28–40–14
Goals for 235
Goals against 286
Team information
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)
<2005–06 2007–08>

Regular season[edit]

  • December 15, 2006 - Ovechkin gets the second hat trick of his career. The third goal is scored six seconds into overtime, tying Mats Sundin and David Legwand for the fastest regular-season overtime goal ever scored.[1][2][3]

Season standings[edit]

Southeast Division
No. CR GP W L OTL GF GA Pts
1 3 Atlanta Thrashers 82 43 28 11 246 245 97
2 7 Tampa Bay Lightning 82 44 33 5 253 261 93
3 11 Carolina Hurricanes 82 40 34 8 241 253 88
4 12 Florida Panthers 82 35 31 16 247 257 86
5 14 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.

Eastern Conference[5]
R Div GP W L OTL GF GA Pts
1 P - Buffalo Sabres NE 82 53 22 7 308 242 113
2 Y - New Jersey Devils AT 82 49 24 9 216 201 107
3 Y - Atlanta Thrashers SE 82 43 28 11 246 201 97
4 X - Ottawa Senators NE 82 48 25 9 288 222 105
5 X - Pittsburgh Penguins AT 82 47 24 11 277 246 105
6 X - New York Rangers AT 82 42 30 10 242 216 94
7 X - Tampa Bay Lightning SE 82 44 33 5 253 261 93
8 X - New York Islanders AT 82 40 30 12 248 240 92
8.5
9 Toronto Maple Leafs NE 82 40 31 11 258 269 91
10 Montreal Canadiens NE 82 42 34 6 245 256 90
11 Carolina Hurricanes SE 82 40 34 8 241 253 88
12 Florida Panthers SE 82 35 31 16 247 257 86
13 Boston Bruins NE 82 35 41 6 219 289 76
14 Washington Capitals SE 82 28 40 14 235 286 70
15 Philadelphia Flyers AT 82 22 48 12 214 303 56
Divisions: AT – Atlantic, NE – Northeast, SE – Southeast

P- Clinched Presidents Trophy; Y- Clinched Division; X- Clinched Playoff spot


Schedule and results[edit]

October[edit]

# 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

November[edit]

# 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

December[edit]

# 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

January[edit]

# 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

February[edit]

# 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

March[edit]

# 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

April[edit]

# 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 statistics[edit]

Regular season
Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
Ovechkin, AlexAlex Ovechkin LW 82 46 46 92 52 -19 16 0 8
Semin, AlexanderAlexander Semin LW 77 38 35 73 90 -7 17 0 6
Clark, ChrisChris Clark RW 74 30 24 54 66 -10 9 4 2
Zubrus, DainiusDainius Zubrus C 60 20 32 52 50 -16 9 0 4
Pettinger, MattMatt Pettinger LW 64 16 16 32 22 -13 4 3 2
Gordon, BoydBoyd Gordon C 71 7 22 29 14 10 0 2 0
Pothier, BrianBrian Pothier D 72 3 25 28 44 -11 2 0 0
Beech, KrisKris Beech C 64 8 18 26 46 -11 3 0 0
Clymer, BenBen Clymer RW 66 7 13 20 44 -17 0 0 0
Laich, BrooksBrooks Laich C 73 8 10 18 29 -2 2 3 0
Zednik, RichardRichard Zednik RW 32 6 12 18 16 -4 1 0 1
Sutherby, BrianBrian Sutherby C 69 7 10 17 78 -9 1 0 0
Eminger, SteveSteve Eminger D 68 1 16 17 63 -14 0 0 0
Heward, JamieJamie Heward D 52 4 12 16 27 4 2 0 1
Bradley, MattMatt Bradley RW 57 4 9 13 47 -5 0 0 0
Brashear, DonaldDonald Brashear LW 77 4 9 13 156 1 0 0 0
Morrisonn, ShaoneShaone Morrisonn D 78 3 10 13 106 3 0 0 0
Green, MikeMike Green D 70 2 10 12 36 -10 0 0 0
Klepis, JakubJakub Klepis C 41 3 7 10 28 -2 0 0 0
Jurcina, MilanMilan Jurcina D 30 2 7 9 24 5 0 0 0
Fleischmann, TomasTomas Fleischmann LW 29 4 4 8 8 -6 1 0 1
Nycholat, LawrenceLawrence Nycholat D 18 2 6 8 12 -3 0 0 0
Muir, BryanBryan Muir D 26 3 4 7 42 3 0 0 1
Erskine, JohnJohn Erskine D 29 1 6 7 69 -13 0 0 0
Novotny, JiriJiri Novotny C 18 0 6 6 2 -2 0 0 0
Giroux, AlexandreAlexandre Giroux C/LW 9 2 2 4 2 -4 0 0 0
Fehr, EricEric Fehr RW 14 2 1 3 8 3 0 0 1
Kolzig, OlafOlaf Kolzig G 54 0 3 3 10 0 0 0 0
Schultz, JeffJeff Schultz D 38 0 3 3 16 5 0 0 0
Fata, RicoRico Fata RW 10 1 1 2 2 3 0 0 0
Johnson, BrentBrent Johnson G 30 0 1 1 4 0 0 0 0
Cassivi, FredericFrederic Cassivi G 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Helbling, TimoTimo Helbling D 2 0 0 0 2 -1 0 0 0
Hunt, JamieJamie Hunt D 1 0 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0
Steckel, DavidDavid Steckel C 5 0 0 0 2 -2 0 0 0
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 1 1771 1612 .910
Johnson, BrentBrent Johnson 1644 30 6 15 7 99 3.61 0 894 795 .889
Cassivi, FredericFrederic Cassivi 139 4 0 1 1 6 2.59 0 58 52 .897
Team: 4967 82 28 40 14 264 3.19 1 2723 2459 .903

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Note:

Pos = Position; GPI = Games played in; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; PIM = Penalty minutes; +/- = Plus/minus; PPG = Power-play goals; SHG = Short-handed goals; GWG = Game-winning goals
Min, TOI = Minutes played; W = Wins; L = Losses; T,T/OT = Ties; OTL = Overtime losses; GA = Goals-against; GAA = Goals-against average; SO = Shutouts; SA = Shots against; SV = Shots saved; SV% = Save percentage;

Transactions[edit]

Trades[edit]

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 acquired[edit]

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

Free agents lost[edit]

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

Roster[edit]

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 picks[edit]

Washington's picks at the 2006 NHL Entry Draft in Vancouver, British Columbia.[7]

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

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.hockey-reference.com/boxscores/199512300STL.html
  2. ^ http://www.hockey-reference.com/boxscores/200603090VAN.html
  3. ^ http://www.hockey-reference.com/boxscores/200612150ATL.html
  4. ^ Standings: NHL Public Relations Department (2008). Dave McCarthy et al., eds. THE NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE Official Guide & Record Book/2009. National Hockey League. p. 157. ISBN 978-1-894801-14-0. 
  5. ^ "2006–2007 Standings by Conference". National Hockey League. Retrieved March 26, 2012. 
  6. ^ "2006-07 Washington Capitals Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com". hockey-reference.com. Retrieved 2009-07-10. 
  7. ^ 2006 NHL Entry Draft Results

External links[edit]