1985–86 Washington Capitals season

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1985–86 Washington Capitals
Division 2nd Patrick
1985–86 record 50–23–7
Goals for 315
Goals against 272
Team information
General Manager David Poile
Coach Bryan Murray
Captain Rod Langway

The Washington Capitals are a professional American ice hockey team based in Washington, D.C.; in the 1985–86 season, the team finished with 107 points and won 50 games for the first time in franchise history, good enough for the third-best record in the National Hockey League (NHL). However, they were bounced out of the playoffs in the second round by the New York Rangers.

The 107 points scored by the Capitals in this season would not be surpassed until the 2008–09 season, when the team scored 108 points in the regular season.[1]

Offseason[edit]

The Washington Capitals picked up Yvon Corriveau in the first round (19th overall) of the 1985 NHL Entry Draft.

Regular season[edit]

The fifty wins which the Washington Capitals won during the regular season placed them second in the Patrick Division, after the Philadelphia Flyers, and earned them a berth in the playoffs, which would be the fourth consecutive time it had made the playoffs since the 1982–83 NHL season.

Final standings[edit]

Patrick Division
  GP W L T GF GA Pts
Philadelphia Flyers 80 53 23 4 335 241 110
Washington Capitals 80 50 23 7 315 272 107
New York Islanders 80 39 29 12 327 284 90
New York Rangers 80 36 38 6 280 276 78
Pittsburgh Penguins 80 34 38 8 313 305 76
New Jersey Devils 80 28 49 3 300 374 59

[2]Note: GP = Games played, W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, Pts = Points, GF = Goals for, GA = Goals against

Note: Teams that qualified for the playoffs are highlighted in bold.

Schedule and results[edit]

No. R Date Score Opponent Record
2 L October 12, 1985 1–4 @ New Jersey Devils (1985–86) 0–2–0
3 L October 13, 1985 2–4 Philadelphia Flyers (1985–86) 0–3–0
4 W October 16, 1985 6–5 OT @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1985–86) 1–3–0
5 W October 18, 1985 4–1 @ Buffalo Sabres (1985–86) 2–3–0
6 T October 19, 1985 2–2 OT Buffalo Sabres (1985–86) 2–3–1
7 L October 23, 1985 2–4 @ Calgary Flames (1985–86) 2–4–1
8 T October 25, 1985 7–7 OT @ Winnipeg Jets (1985–86) 2–4–2
9 W October 27, 1985 4–2 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1985–86) 3–4–2
10 W October 29, 1985 6–3 St. Louis Blues (1985–86) 4–4–2
11 W November 1, 1985 5–3 New York Islanders (1985–86) 5–4–2
12 L November 2, 1985 3–5 @ New York Islanders (1985–86) 5–5–2
13 W November 5, 1985 8–4 Chicago Black Hawks (1985–86) 6–5–2
14 W November 6, 1985 4–1 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1985–86) 7–5–2
15 L November 9, 1985 4–5 Calgary Flames (1985–86) 7–6–2
16 W November 12, 1985 5–2 Edmonton Oilers (1985–86) 8–6–2
17 W November 15, 1985 5–3 Vancouver Canucks (1985–86) 9–6–2
18 T November 16, 1985 2–2 OT @ Boston Bruins (1985–86) 9–6–3
19 W November 19, 1985 4–3 Pittsburgh Penguins (1985–86) 10–6–3
20 W November 20, 1985 3–1 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1985–86) 11–6–3
21 W November 23, 1985 3–0 Quebec Nordiques (1985–86) 12–6–3
22 W November 27, 1985 5–3 Montreal Canadiens (1985–86) 13–6–3
23 L November 29, 1985 2–5 New York Rangers (1985–86) 13–7–3
24 W November 30, 1985 6–2 @ New Jersey Devils (1985–86) 14–7–3
25 W December 5, 1985 3–2 OT St. Louis Blues (1985–86) 15–7–3
26 W December 7, 1985 2–1 Vancouver Canucks (1985–86) 16–7–3
27 W December 10, 1985 3–2 Toronto Maple Leafs (1985–86) 17–7–3
28 W December 14, 1985 5–4 @ Los Angeles Kings (1985–86) 18–7–3
29 T December 17, 1985 4–4 OT @ Vancouver Canucks (1985–86) 18–7–4
30 W December 18, 1985 5–2 @ Edmonton Oilers (1985–86) 19–7–4
31 L December 20, 1985 4–7 @ Winnipeg Jets (1985–86) 19–8–4
32 W December 22, 1985 7–5 @ Quebec Nordiques (1985–86) 20–8–4
33 W December 26, 1985 4–3 Quebec Nordiques (1985–86) 21–8–4
34 L December 28, 1985 4–7 Chicago Black Hawks (1985–86) 21–9–4
35 L December 29, 1985 5–6 @ New York Rangers (1985–86) 21–10–4
36 W January 1, 1986 3–0 New York Rangers (1985–86) 22–10–4
37 W January 3, 1986 3–2 @ New Jersey Devils (1985–86) 23–10–4
38 W January 4, 1986 9–3 New Jersey Devils (1985–86) 24–10–4
39 W January 7, 1986 4–3 Detroit Red Wings (1985–86) 25–10–4
40 L January 9, 1986 0–4 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1985–86) 25–11–4
41 L January 11, 1986 3–5 @ Minnesota North Stars (1985–86) 25–12–4
42 L January 14, 1986 3–4 Calgary Flames (1985–86) 25–13–4
43 W January 17, 1986 4–3 @ New Jersey Devils (1985–86) 26–13–4
44 W January 18, 1986 5–2 Philadelphia Flyers (1985–86) 27–13–4
45 W January 21, 1986 7–5 Minnesota North Stars (1985–86) 28–13–4
46 L January 24, 1986 5–7 New York Islanders (1985–86) 28–14–4
47 W January 25, 1986 6–3 @ Minnesota North Stars (1985–86) 29–14–4
48 L January 28, 1986 0–7 @ Detroit Red Wings (1985–86) 29–15–4
49 L January 29, 1986 2–5 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1985–86) 29–16–4
50 W February 1, 1986 5–4 New Jersey Devils (1985–86) 30–16–4
51 W February 2, 1986 5–4 @ Hartford Whalers (1985–86) 31–16–4
52 W February 7, 1986 3–2 Montreal Canadiens (1985–86) 32–16–4
53 W February 8, 1986 5–4 OT Edmonton Oilers (1985–86) 33–16–4
54 L February 12, 1986 1–8 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1985–86) 33–17–4
55 W February 15, 1986 4–1 @ Los Angeles Kings (1985–86) 34–17–4
56 W February 18, 1986 5–4 @ New York Islanders (1985–86) 35–17–4
57 T February 19, 1986 4–4 OT @ Montreal Canadiens (1985–86) 35–17–5
58 L February 22, 1986 1–3 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1985–86) 35–18–5
59 L February 23, 1986 1–4 @ Buffalo Sabres (1985–86) 35–19–5
60 W February 25, 1986 4–3 OT Detroit Red Wings (1985–86) 36–19–5
61 W February 27, 1986 2–1 @ Boston Bruins (1985–86) 37–19–5
62 W March 1, 1986 4–0 New York Rangers (1985–86) 38–19–5
63 W March 2, 1986 4–2 @ New York Rangers (1985–86) 39–19–5
64 W March 4, 1986 4–2 New Jersey Devils (1985–86) 40–19–5
65 W March 8, 1986 6–2 @ New York Islanders (1985–86) 41–19–5
66 W March 9, 1986 3–1 New York Islanders (1985–86) 42–19–5
67 W March 11, 1986 5–3 Pittsburgh Penguins (1985–86) 43–19–5
68 L March 13, 1986 0–2 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1985–86) 43–20–5
69 W March 15, 1986 5–4 @ St. Louis Blues (1985–86) 44–20–5
70 W March 17, 1986 5–3 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1985–86) 45–20–5
71 L March 18, 1986 2–5 Los Angeles Kings (1985–86) 45–21–5
72 W March 21, 1986 5–3 Winnipeg Jets (1985–86) 46–21–5
73 W March 23, 1986 6–5 Philadelphia Flyers (1985–86) 47–21–5
74 W March 25, 1986 6–3 Boston Bruins (1985–86) 48–21–5
75 L March 28, 1986 3–4 New York Islanders (1985–86) 48–22–5
76 T March 29, 1986 6–6 OT @ Hartford Whalers (1985–86) 48–22–6
77 W April 1, 1986 5–3 Pittsburgh Penguins (1985–86) 49–22–6
78 W April 3, 1986 4–2 Hartford Whalers (1985–86) 50–22–6
79 T April 5, 1986 4–4 OT New York Rangers (1985–86) 50–22–7
80 L April 6, 1986 3–5 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1985–86) 50–23–7

Playoffs[edit]

The 1985–86 NHL season was the fourth time the Washington Capitals had made the playoffs, and finally defeated the New York Islanders in a playoff series three games to none. However, the Capitals were eliminated by the New York Rangers four games to two in a best of seven series.

Patrick Division Semi-finals[edit]

New York Islanders vs. Washington Capitals

Date Away Score Home Score Notes
April 9 New York 1 Washington 3
April 10 New York 2 Washington 5
April 12 Washington 3 New York 1

Washington wins best-of-five series 3–0

Patrick Divisional Finals[edit]

New York Rangers vs. Washington Capitals

Date Away Score Home Score Notes
April 17 New York 4 Washington 3 (OT)
April 19 New York 1 Washington 8
April 21 Washington 6 New York 3
April 23 Washington 5 New York 6 (OT)
April 25 New York 4 Washington 2
April 27 Washington 1 New York 2

New York Rangers wins best-of-seven series 4–2

Player statistics[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
Christian, DaveDave Christian RW 80 41 42 83 15 3 18 2 4
Gartner, MikeMike Gartner RW 74 35 40 75 63 -5 11 2 4
Laughlin, CraigCraig Laughlin RW 75 30 45 75 43 24 10 0 4
Gustafsson, Bengt-AkeBengt-Ake Gustafsson RW 70 23 52 75 26 9 8 4 6
Haworth, AlanAlan Haworth C 71 34 39 73 72 36 7 0 5
Murphy, LarryLarry Murphy D 78 21 44 65 50 2 8 1 2
Carpenter, BobbyBobby Carpenter C 80 27 29 56 105 -12 7 0 3
Adams, GregGreg Adams LW 78 18 38 56 152 24 3 0 2
Stevens, ScottScott Stevens D 73 15 38 53 165 0 3 0 2
Duchesne, GaetanGaetan Duchesne LW 80 11 28 39 39 10 0 1 3
Gould, BobbyBobby Gould RW 79 19 19 38 26 7 0 3 5
Pettersson, JorgenJorgen Pettersson LW 47 8 16 24 10 -4 2 0 3
Andersson, PeterPeter Andersson D 61 6 16 22 36 -8 3 0 3
Franceschetti, LouLou Franceschetti RW 76 7 14 21 131 -4 0 0 2
Hatcher, KevinKevin Hatcher D 79 9 10 19 119 6 1 0 1
Langway, RodRod Langway D 71 1 17 18 61 27 1 0 0
Veitch, DarrenDarren Veitch D 62 3 9 12 27 21 0 0 0
Sampson, GaryGary Sampson LW 19 1 4 5 2 -3 0 0 1
Taylor, MarkMark Taylor C 30 2 1 3 4 -4 0 0 0
Jarvis, DougDoug Jarvis C 25 1 2 3 16 -5 0 0 0
Schofield, DwightDwight Schofield D 50 1 2 3 127 5 0 0 0
Barrett, JohnJohn Barrett D 14 0 3 3 12 3 0 0 0
Smith, GregGreg Smith D 14 0 3 3 10 3 0 0 0
Leach, StephenStephen Leach RW 11 1 1 2 2 0 0 0 0
Jensen, DavidDavid Jensen C 5 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0
Evans, DarylDaryl Evans LW 6 0 1 1 0 -1 0 0 0
Jensen, AlAl Jensen G 44 0 1 1 4 0 0 0 0
Martin, GrantGrant Martin LW 11 0 1 1 6 -5 0 0 0
Beaudoin, YvesYves Beaudoin D 4 0 0 0 0 -4 0 0 0
Corriveau, YvonYvon Corriveau LW 2 0 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0
Kastelic, EdEd Kastelic W 15 0 0 0 73 0 0 0 0
Mason, BobBob Mason G 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Peeters, PetePete Peeters G 34 0 0 0 8 0 0 0 0
Riggin, PatPat Riggin G 7 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO SA SV SV%
Jensen, AlAl Jensen 2437 44 28 9 3 129 3.18 2 1168 1039 .890
Peeters, PetePete Peeters 2021 34 19 11 3 113 3.35 1 910 797 .876
Riggin, PatPat Riggin 369 7 2 3 1 23 3.74 0 133 110 .827
Mason, BobBob Mason 16 1 1 0 0 0 0.00 0 5 5 1.000
Team: 4843 80 50 23 7 265 3.28 3 2216 1951 .880

Playoffs[edit]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM PPG SHG GWG
Gartner, MikeMike Gartner RW 9 2 10 12 4 0 0 0
Stevens, ScottScott Stevens D 9 3 8 11 12 2 0 2
Haworth, AlanAlan Haworth C 9 4 6 10 11 1 0 0
Carpenter, BobbyBobby Carpenter C 9 5 4 9 12 2 0 1
Christian, DaveDave Christian RW 9 4 4 8 0 1 0 0
Duchesne, GaetanGaetan Duchesne LW 9 4 3 7 12 0 1 0
Gould, BobbyBobby Gould RW 9 4 3 7 11 0 0 0
Murphy, LarryLarry Murphy D 9 1 5 6 6 1 0 0
Adams, GregGreg Adams LW 9 1 3 4 27 0 0 0
Barrett, JohnJohn Barrett D 9 2 1 3 35 0 0 1
Smith, GregGreg Smith D 9 2 1 3 9 0 1 0
Langway, RodRod Langway D 9 1 2 3 6 1 0 0
Laughlin, CraigCraig Laughlin RW 9 1 2 3 10 0 0 1
Pettersson, JorgenJorgen Pettersson LW 8 1 2 3 2 1 0 0
Corriveau, YvonYvon Corriveau LW 4 0 3 3 2 0 0 0
Hatcher, KevinKevin Hatcher D 9 1 1 2 19 0 0 0
Leach, StephenStephen Leach RW 6 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
Franceschetti, LouLou Franceschetti RW 8 0 0 0 15 0 0 0
Jensen, DavidDavid Jensen C 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Peeters, PetePete Peeters G 9 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
Schofield, DwightDwight Schofield D 3 0 0 0 14 0 0 0
Taylor, MarkMark Taylor C 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L GA GAA SO SA SV SV%
Peeters, PetePete Peeters 544 9 5 4 24 2.65 0 253 229 .905
Team: 544 9 5 4 24 2.65 0 253 229 .905

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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; SA=Shots Against; SV=Shots saved; SV% = Save Percentage;

Awards and records[edit]

Transactions[edit]

Roster[edit]

Draft picks[edit]

In the 1986 NHL Entry Draft, the Washington Capitals picked Jeff Greenlaw in the first round (19th overall).

Farm teams[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b [1]
  2. ^ Dinger, Ralph, ed. (2011). The National Hockey League Official Guide & Record Book 2012. Dan Diamond & Associates. p. 153. ISBN 9781894801225. 
  3. ^ "1985-86 Washington Capitals Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com". hockey-reference.com. Retrieved 2009-06-02. 
  4. ^ "Mike Green's scoring streak comes to an end". CBC News. February 15, 2009. 

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