2012–13 Washington Capitals season

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2012–13 Washington Capitals
Southeast Division Champions
Division 1st Southeast
Conference 3rd Eastern
2012–13 record 27–18–3
Home record 15–8–1
Road record 12–10–2
Goals for 149
Goals against 130
Team information
General Manager George McPhee
Coach Adam Oates
Captain Alexander Ovechkin
Alternate captains Nicklas Backstrom
Mike Green
Brooks Laich
Arena Verizon Center
Average attendance 17,734 (95.8%)[1]
(24 games)
Team leaders
Goals Alexander Ovechkin (31)
Assists Nicklas Bäckström (48)
Points Alexander Ovechkin (53)
Penalties in minutes Matt Hendricks (71)
Plus/minus (+): Eric Fehr (14)
(−): Jeff Schultz (-6 −6)
Wins Braden Holtby (22)
Goals against average Braden Holtby (2.59)
<2011–12 2013–14>

The 2012–13 Washington Capitals season was the franchise’s 39th season in the National Hockey League (NHL). The regular season was reduced from its usual 82 games to 48 due to a lockout.

Off-season[edit]

On June 26, 2012, the Capitals announced the hiring of Adam Oates as their new head coach.[2]

Regular season[edit]

The Capitals scored the most power-play goals in the League during the regular season, with 47. They also had the best power-play percentage, at 27.65% (47 for 170).[3]

Schedule and results[edit]

2012–13 Schedule[4]
Legend:           = Win           = Loss           = OT/SO Loss

Season standings[edit]

Southeast Division[5]
GP W L OTL ROW GF GA Pts
1 y – Washington Capitals 48 27 18 3 24 149 130 57
2 Winnipeg Jets 48 24 21 3 22 128 144 51
3 Carolina Hurricanes 48 19 25 4 18 128 160 42
4 Tampa Bay Lightning 48 18 26 4 17 148 150 40
5 Florida Panthers 48 15 27 6 12 112 171 36
Eastern Conference[6]
R Div GP W L OTL ROW GF GA Pts
1 z – Pittsburgh Penguins AT 48 36 12 0 33 165 119 72
2 y – Montreal Canadiens NE 48 29 14 5 26 149 126 63
3 y – Washington Capitals SE 48 27 18 3 24 149 130 57
4 Boston Bruins NE 48 28 14 6 24 131 109 62
5 Toronto Maple Leafs NE 48 26 17 5 26 145 133 57
6 New York Rangers AT 48 26 18 4 22 130 112 56
7 Ottawa Senators NE 48 25 17 6 21 116 104 56
8 New York Islanders AT 48 24 17 7 20 139 139 55
9 Winnipeg Jets SE 48 24 21 3 22 128 144 51
10 Philadelphia Flyers AT 48 23 22 3 22 133 141 49
11 New Jersey Devils AT 48 19 19 10 17 112 129 48
12 Buffalo Sabres NE 48 21 21 6 14 125 143 48
13 Carolina Hurricanes SE 48 19 25 4 18 128 160 42
14 Tampa Bay Lightning SE 48 18 26 4 17 148 150 40
15 Florida Panthers SE 48 15 27 6 12 112 171 36

Divisions: AT – Atlantic, NE – Northeast, SE – Southeast

bold – Qualified for playoffs, y – Won division, z – Won best record in conference


Playoffs[edit]

The Washington Capitals ended the 2012–13 regular season as the Southeast Division champions and therefore as the Eastern Conference's 3rd seed. They faced the #6 seed New York Rangers in the first round, losing 4 games to 3.

Key:      Win      Loss

2013 Stanley Cup playoffs

Player statistics[edit]

Final stats[7]

Skaters
Goaltenders
Regular Season
Player GP GS TOI W L OT GA GAA SA SV% SO G A PIM
Holtby, BradenBraden Holtby 36 35 2089:14 23 12 1 90 2.58 1123 .920 4 0 2 2
Neuvirth, MichalMichal Neuvirth 13 12 723:08 4 5 2 33 2.74 367 .910 0 0 0 0
Grubauer, PhilippPhilipp Grubauer 2 1 83:58 0 1 0 5 3.57 59 .915 0 0 0 0
Totals 48 2896:20 27 18 3 128 2.65 1549 .917 4 0 2 2
Playoffs
Player GP GS TOI W L GA GAA SA SV% SO G A PIM
Holtby, BradenBraden Holtby 7 7 432:50 3 4 16 2.22 205 .922 1 0 0 2

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


Awards and records[edit]

Awards[edit]

Regular Season
Player Award Awarded
Alex Ovechkin[8] Maurice Richard Trophy April 2013
Alex Ovechkin[9] Hart Memorial Trophy June 15, 2013


Transactions[edit]

The Capitals have been involved in the following transactions during the 2012–13 season.

Trades[edit]

Date
Details
June 22, 2012[10] To Dallas Stars:
Cody Eakin
2nd-round pick in 2012
To Washington Capitals:
Mike Ribeiro
June 27, 2012[11] To Calgary Flames:
Dennis Wideman
To Washington Capitals:
Jordan Henry
5th-round pick in 2013
January 31, 2013[12] To Florida Panthers:
Zach Hamill
To Washington Capitals:
Casey Wellman
January 31, 2013[13] To Chicago Blackhawks:
Mathieu Beaudoin
To Washington Capitals:
Peter LeBlanc
March 14, 2013[14] To Minnesota Wild:
Conditional 7th-round pick in 2014
To Washington Capitals:
Chay Genoway
March 14, 2013[15] To Toronto Maple Leafs:
Kevin Marshall
To Washington Capitals:
Nicolas Deschamps
April 2, 2013[16] To Phoenix Coyotes:
Matt Clackson
To Washington Capitals:
Joel Rechlicz
April 2, 2013[17] To Edmonton Oilers:
Garrett Stafford
To Washington Capitals:
Dane Byers
April 3, 2013[18] To Nashville Predators:
Filip Forsberg
To Washington Capitals:
Martin Erat
Michael Latta

Draft picks[edit]

Washington Capitals' picks at the 2012 NHL Entry Draft, held in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on June 22 & 23, 2012.[55]

Round # Player Pos Nationality College/Junior/Club Team (League)
1 11[a] Filip Forsberg C  Sweden Leksands IF (Sweden)
1 16 Tom Wilson RW  Canada Plymouth Whalers (OHL)
3 77 Chandler Stephenson C/LW  Canada Regina Pats (WHL)
4 100[b] Thomas Di Pauli C  United States USA U-18 (USHL)
4 107 Austin Wuthrich RW  United States Notre Dame (CCHA)
5 137 Connor Carrick D  United States USA U-18 (USHL)
6 167 Riley Barber RW  United States USA U-18 (USHL)
7 195[c] Christian Djoos D  Sweden Brynas Jr. (SWE-JR.)
7 197 Jaynen Rissling D  Canada Calgary Hitmen (WHL)
7 203[d] Sergey Kostenko G  Russia Novokuznetsk 2 (RUSSIA-JR.)
Draft notes[56]
  • c The Calgary Flames seventh-round pick went to the Washington Capitals as a result of a July 17, 2009 trade that sent Keith Seabrook to the Flames in exchange for this pick.[60]
  • d The Pittsburgh Penguins seventh-round pick went to the Washington Capitals as a result of a June 4, 2012 trade that sent Tomas Vokoun to the Penguins in exchange for this pick.[61]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ Oates named new Capitals coach
  3. ^ http://www.hockey-reference.com/leagues/NHL_2013.html
  4. ^ "2012–2013 Regular Season Schedule/Results – Washington Capitals – Schedule". Washington capitals. Retrieved April 14, 2013. 
  5. ^ "2012–2013 Standings by Division". National Hockey League. Retrieved January 19, 2013. 
  6. ^ "2012–2013 Standings by Conference". National Hockey League. Retrieved April 28, 2013. 
  7. ^ "2012–2013 Regular Season Stats – Points – Washington Capitals – Statistics". Washington Capitals. Retrieved May 16, 2013. 
  8. ^ 2013 NHL Awards
  9. ^ Alex Ovechkin Wins Third Hart Trophy
  10. ^ "Capitals Acquire Center Mike Ribeiro from the Dallas Stars for Cody Eakin and a Second Round Draft Pick" (Press release). Washington Capitals. Retrieved June 22, 2012. 
  11. ^ "Capitals Acquire a Fifth Round Draft Pick in the 2013 NHL Draft from the Calgary Flames for Defenseman Dennis Wideman" (Press release). Washington Capitals. Retrieved June 27, 2012. 
  12. ^ "Capitals Acquire Casey Wellman from Florida" (Press release). Washington Capitals. Retrieved January 31, 2013. 
  13. ^ "Forward Peter LeBlanc Acquired in Exchange for Mathieu Beaudoin" (Press release). Washington Capitals. Retrieved January 31, 2013. 
  14. ^ "Capitals Acquire Chay Genoway from Minnesota" (Press release). Washington Capitals. Retrieved March 14, 2013. 
  15. ^ "Capitals Acquire Nicolas Deschamps from Toronto" (Press release). Washington Capitals. Retrieved March 14, 2013. 
  16. ^ "Capitals Acquire Joel Rechlicz from Phoenix" (Press release). Washington Capitals. Retrieved April 2, 2013. 
  17. ^ "Forward Dane Byers Joins Hershey Bears" (Press release). Washington Capitals. Retrieved April 2, 2013. 
  18. ^ "Capitals Acquire Martin Erat and Michael Latta from Nashville" (Press release). Washington Capitals. Retrieved April 3, 2013. 
  19. ^ Capitals Sign Joey Crabb
  20. ^ a b Capitals Sign Garrett Stafford and Kevin Marshall
  21. ^ Capitals Sign Jack Hillen
  22. ^ Capitals Sign Ryan Stoa
  23. ^ Capitals Sign Wojtek Wolski
  24. ^ Capitals Sign Matt Clackson
  25. ^ Capitals Sign Eric Fehr
  26. ^ Capitals Sign and Recall Steven Oleksy from Hershey
  27. ^ Capitals Sign Nate Schmidt
  28. ^ Minor signing: Rangers add defenseman Sean Collins
  29. ^ Rangers add veteran forward Halpern
  30. ^ Coyotes Agree to Terms with Rechlicz
  31. ^ Canes Agree to Terms with Alexander Semin
  32. ^ Leafs Sign Keith Aucoin & Simon Gysbers
  33. ^ Flyers, Knuble agree to terms
  34. ^ Capitals Claim Aaron Volpatti Off Waivers from Vancouver
  35. ^ Rangers add veteran defenseman Hamrlik
  36. ^ Capitals Re-sign Dany Sabourin
  37. ^ Capitals Re-sign Mike Carman
  38. ^ Capitals Re-sign Mathieu Perreault
  39. ^ Capitals Re-sign Jay Beagle
  40. ^ Capitals Re-sign Center Zach Hamill
  41. ^ Capitals Sign Filip Forsberg
  42. ^ Capitals Re-sign Mike Green
  43. ^ Capitals Sign Tom Wilson
  44. ^ Capitals Re-sign Troy Brouwer
  45. ^ Capitals Re-sign John Carlson
  46. ^ Capitals Re-sign Braden Holtby
  47. ^ Capitals Re-sign John Erskine
  48. ^ Capitals Re-sign Casey Wellman
  49. ^ Capitals Re-sign Jack Hillen
  50. ^ Capitals Sign Patrick Wey
  51. ^ Capitals Re-sign Ryan Stoa
  52. ^ Capitals Re-sign Aaron Volpatti
  53. ^ Capitals Re-sign Eric Fehr
  54. ^ Capitals Re-sign Joel Rechlicz
  55. ^ "NHL Entry Draft Year by Year Results". NHL.com. 
  56. ^ "2012 NHL Entry Draft Pending Transactions". Pro Sports Transactions. 
  57. ^ "Caps Acquire Colorado Picks for Varlamov – Washington Capitals – News". Washington Capitals. July 1, 2011. 
  58. ^ "Capitals Acquire Jason Arnott from New Jersey – Washington Capitals – News". Washington Capitals. February 28, 2011. 
  59. ^ "Capitals Acquire a Fourth-Round Draft Pick in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft and Right Wing Danick Paquette from Winnipeg for Right Wing Eric Fehr – Washington Capitals – News". Washington Capitals. July 8, 2011. 
  60. ^ "Capitals Trade Keith Seabrook to Calgary Flames – Washington Capitals – News". Washington Capitals. July 17, 2009. 
  61. ^ "Capitals Acquire a Seventh Round Pick in the 2012 NHL Draft from the Pittsburgh Penguins for Goaltender Tomas Vokoun – Washington Capitals – News". Washington Capitals. June 4, 2012.