1990–91 Washington Capitals season

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1990–91 Washington Capitals
Division 3rd Patrick
1990–91 record 37–36–7
Goals for 258
Goals against 258
Team information
General Manager David Poile
Coach Terry Murray
Captain Rod Langway

The 1990–91 Washington Capitals season was the Washington Capitals 17th season in the National Hockey League (NHL).

Offseason[edit]

The Capitals acquired Peter Zezel from St. Louis for Geoff Courtnall as their main move during the offseason.

Regular season[edit]

The Capitals had the best penalty-killing unit during the regular season, allowing the fewest power-play goals (44) and finishing with the NHL's best penalty-killing percentage (85.99%).[1]

Final standings[edit]

Patrick Division
GP W L T GF GA Pts
Pittsburgh Penguins 80 41 33 6 342 305 88
New York Rangers 80 36 31 13 297 265 85
Washington Capitals 80 37 36 7 258 258 81
New Jersey Devils 80 32 33 15 272 264 79
Philadelphia Flyers 80 33 37 10 252 267 76
New York Islanders 80 25 45 10 223 290 60

[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.

Wales Conference[3]
R Div GP W L T GF GA Pts
1 Boston Bruins ADM 80 44 24 12 299 264 100
2 Montreal Canadiens ADM 80 39 30 11 273 249 89
3 Pittsburgh Penguins PTK 80 41 33 6 342 305 88
4 New York Rangers PTK 80 36 31 13 297 265 85
5 Washington Capitals PTK 80 37 36 7 258 258 81
6 Buffalo Sabres ADM 80 31 30 19 292 278 81
7 New Jersey Devils PTK 80 32 33 15 272 264 79
8 Philadelphia Flyers PTK 80 33 37 10 252 267 76
9 Hartford Whalers ADM 80 31 38 11 238 276 73
10 New York Islanders PTK 80 25 45 10 223 290 60
11 Quebec Nordiques ADM 80 16 50 14 236 354 46

Divisions: PTK – Patrick, ADM – Adams

bold – Qualified for playoffs


Schedule and results[edit]

No. R Date Score Opponent Record
1 L October 5, 1990 4–7 Pittsburgh Penguins (1990–91) 0–1–0
2 W October 6, 1990 6–4 Detroit Red Wings (1990–91) 1–1–0
3 L October 10, 1990 2–4 @ New York Rangers (1990–91) 1–2–0
4 W October 12, 1990 3–1 Winnipeg Jets (1990–91) 2–2–0
5 L October 13, 1990 2–5 New York Rangers (1990–91) 2–3–0
6 L October 15, 1990 1–3 @ Montreal Canadiens (1990–91) 2–4–0
7 L October 17, 1990 2–3 @ New Jersey Devils (1990–91) 2–5–0
8 W October 19, 1990 4–3 New York Islanders (1990–91) 3–5–0
9 W October 20, 1990 4–0 New Jersey Devils (1990–91) 4–5–0
10 W October 23, 1990 6–2 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1990–91) 5–5–0
11 L October 25, 1990 2–3 OT @ Chicago Blackhawks (1990–91) 5–6–0
12 L October 27, 1990 4–9 @ Calgary Flames (1990–91) 5–7–0
13 W October 28, 1990 1–0 @ Edmonton Oilers (1990–91) 6–7–0
14 W October 30, 1990 2–1 @ Vancouver Canucks (1990–91) 7–7–0
15 W November 2, 1990 4–3 Los Angeles Kings (1990–91) 8–7–0
16 W November 3, 1990 5–2 @ New York Islanders (1990–91) 9–7–0
17 W November 6, 1990 4–1 @ Quebec Nordiques (1990–91) 10–7–0
18 L November 10, 1990 2–4 Buffalo Sabres (1990–91) 10–8–0
19 L November 11, 1990 3–5 Boston Bruins (1990–91) 10–9–0
20 L November 14, 1990 3–5 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1990–91) 10–10–0
21 L November 16, 1990 3–4 Chicago Blackhawks (1990–91) 10–11–0
22 L November 17, 1990 2–4 @ Hartford Whalers (1990–91) 10–12–0
23 W November 19, 1990 3–2 OT @ Detroit Red Wings (1990–91) 11–12–0
24 W November 21, 1990 5–3 Toronto Maple Leafs (1990–91) 12–12–0
25 W November 23, 1990 7–3 Pittsburgh Penguins (1990–91) 13–12–0
26 L November 24, 1990 2–3 OT @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1990–91) 13–13–0
27 W November 28, 1990 6–3 @ New York Rangers (1990–91) 14–13–0
28 L November 30, 1990 3–4 Montreal Canadiens (1990–91) 14–14–0
29 W December 1, 1990 3–1 @ New York Islanders (1990–91) 15–14–0
30 W December 5, 1990 3–1 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1990–91) 16–14–0
31 W December 7, 1990 5–2 New Jersey Devils (1990–91) 17–14–0
32 L December 8, 1990 2–4 @ New Jersey Devils (1990–91) 17–15–0
33 W December 11, 1990 4–1 Philadelphia Flyers (1990–91) 18–15–0
34 L December 15, 1990 2–3 Hartford Whalers (1990–91) 18–16–0
35 L December 17, 1990 3–5 @ New York Rangers (1990–91) 18–17–0
36 L December 19, 1990 2–3 @ Chicago Blackhawks (1990–91) 18–18–0
37 T December 20, 1990 3–3 OT @ St. Louis Blues (1990–91) 18–18–1
38 L December 22, 1990 2–5 Toronto Maple Leafs (1990–91) 18–19–1
39 L December 26, 1990 3–7 Pittsburgh Penguins (1990–91) 18–20–1
40 L December 28, 1990 3–5 New York Rangers (1990–91) 18–21–1
41 L December 29, 1990 3–4 @ Quebec Nordiques (1990–91) 18–22–1
42 W January 1, 1991 4–3 New Jersey Devils (1990–91) 19–22–1
43 T January 4, 1991 3–3 OT Philadelphia Flyers (1990–91) 19–22–2
44 W January 5, 1991 5–3 @ Boston Bruins (1990–91) 20–22–2
45 W January 11, 1991 4–2 Calgary Flames (1990–91) 21–22–2
46 L January 12, 1991 1–4 @ Montreal Canadiens (1990–91) 21–23–2
47 L January 15, 1991 3–7 @ St. Louis Blues (1990–91) 21–24–2
48 L January 17, 1991 2–5 @ Minnesota North Stars (1990–91) 21–25–2
49 W January 22, 1991 2–1 OT @ Detroit Red Wings (1990–91) 22–25–2
50 L January 24, 1991 1–6 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1990–91) 22–26–2
51 T January 25, 1991 2–2 OT Minnesota North Stars (1990–91) 22–26–3
52 W January 27, 1991 5–4 OT New York Islanders (1990–91) 23–26–3
53 L January 29, 1991 2–3 OT @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1990–91) 23–27–3
54 W January 31, 1991 4–3 OT @ New York Islanders (1990–91) 24–27–3
55 L February 2, 1991 2–4 Winnipeg Jets (1990–91) 24–28–3
56 W February 5, 1991 5–3 Vancouver Canucks (1990–91) 25–28–3
57 W February 8, 1991 6–3 Edmonton Oilers (1990–91) 26–28–3
58 W February 10, 1991 5–2 Philadelphia Flyers (1990–91) 27–28–3
59 L February 15, 1991 2–8 @ Calgary Flames (1990–91) 27–29–3
60 L February 16, 1991 2–4 @ Vancouver Canucks (1990–91) 27–30–3
61 L February 18, 1991 2–5 @ Los Angeles Kings (1990–91) 27–31–3
62 W February 22, 1991 3–2 New York Rangers (1990–91) 28–31–3
63 T February 24, 1991 5–5 OT Pittsburgh Penguins (1990–91) 28–31–4
64 L February 25, 1991 1–5 @ New Jersey Devils (1990–91) 28–32–4
65 T February 27, 1991 4–4 OT @ New York Rangers (1990–91) 28–32–5
66 W March 2, 1991 3–2 New York Islanders (1990–91) 29–32–5
67 T March 5, 1991 3–3 OT Los Angeles Kings (1990–91) 29–32–6
68 W March 8, 1991 2–1 @ Winnipeg Jets (1990–91) 30–32–6
69 W March 10, 1991 5–3 @ Edmonton Oilers (1990–91) 31–32–6
70 L March 12, 1991 2–3 Hartford Whalers (1990–91) 31–33–6
71 W March 14, 1991 5–3 Quebec Nordiques (1990–91) 32–33–6
72 W March 16, 1991 6–0 Philadelphia Flyers (1990–91) 33–33–6
73 L March 19, 1991 1–2 St. Louis Blues (1990–91) 33–34–6
74 W March 21, 1991 6–2 @ New York Islanders (1990–91) 34–34–6
75 W March 22, 1991 3–1 Minnesota North Stars (1990–91) 35–34–6
76 T March 24, 1991 3–3 OT Boston Bruins (1990–91) 35–34–7
77 L March 26, 1991 2–4 Buffalo Sabres (1990–91) 35–35–7
78 W March 28, 1991 3–0 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1990–91) 36–35–7
79 W March 30, 1991 4–0 New Jersey Devils (1990–91) 37–35–7
80 L March 31, 1991 2–5 @ Buffalo Sabres (1990–91) 37–36–7

Playoffs[edit]

Round 1: (P2) New York Rangers vs. (P3) Washington Capitals[edit]

Washington won series 4–2


Round 2: (P1) Pittsburgh Penguins vs. (P3) Washington Capitals[edit]

Pittsburgh won series 4–1


Player statistics[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
Kevin Hatcher D 79 24 50 74 69 -10 9 2 3
Mike Ridley C 79 23 48 71 26 9 6 5 4
Michal Pivonka C 79 20 50 70 34 3 6 0 4
John Druce RW 80 22 36 58 46 4 7 1 4
Calle Johansson D 80 11 41 52 23 -2 2 1 2
Kelly Miller LW 80 24 26 50 29 10 4 2 3
Dale Hunter C 76 16 30 46 234 -22 9 0 2
Dino Ciccarelli RW 54 21 18 39 66 -17 2 0 2
Stephen Leach RW 68 11 19 30 99 -9 4 0 1
Peter Bondra RW 54 12 16 28 47 -10 4 0 1
Dmitri Khristich LW/C 40 13 14 27 21 -1 1 0 0
Mikhail Tatarinov D 65 8 15 23 82 -4 3 1 1
Bob Rouse D 47 5 15 20 65 -7 1 0 0
Nick Kypreos LW 79 9 9 18 196 -4 0 0 3
Dave Tippett LW 61 6 9 15 24 -13 0 0 2
Al Iafrate D 30 6 8 14 124 -1 0 1 1
Tim Bergland RW 47 5 9 14 21 -1 0 0 0
Peter Zezel C 20 7 5 12 10 -13 6 0 0
Alan May RW 67 4 6 10 264 -10 0 0 0
Rod Langway D 56 1 7 8 24 12 0 0 0
Bob Joyce LW 17 3 3 6 8 3 0 0 1
Mike Lalor D 68 1 5 6 61 -23 0 0 0
Ken Sabourin D 28 1 4 5 81 6 0 0 0
Chris Felix D 8 0 4 4 0 0 0 0 0
Rob Murray C 17 0 3 3 19 0 0 0 0
Jeff Greenlaw LW 10 2 0 2 10 1 0 0 1
Alfie Turcotte C 6 1 1 2 0 -1 0 0 1
John Purves RW 7 1 0 1 0 -3 0 0 1
Joel Quenneville D 9 1 0 1 0 -8 0 0 0
Mark Ferner D 7 0 1 1 4 -2 0 0 0
Bobby Babcock D 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Don Beaupre G 45 0 0 0 18 0 0 0 0
Jim Hrivnak G 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
John Kordic RW 7 0 0 0 101 1 0 0 0
Mike Liut G 35 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Ken Lovsin D 1 0 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0
Steve Maltais LW 7 0 0 0 2 -1 0 0 0
Kent Paynter D 1 0 0 0 15 0 0 0 0
Reggie Savage C 1 0 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0
Steve Seftel LW 4 0 0 0 2 -2 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO SA SV SV%
Don Beaupre 2572 45 20 18 3 113 2.64 5 1095 982 .897
Mike Liut 1834 35 13 16 3 114 3.73 0 786 672 .855
Jim Hrivnak 432 9 4 2 1 26 3.61 0 226 200 .885
Team: 4838 80 37 36 7 253 3.14 5 2107 1854 .880

Playoffs[edit]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM PPG SHG GWG
Dale Hunter C 11 1 9 10 41 0 0 0
Dino Ciccarelli RW 11 5 4 9 22 3 0 2
Calle Johansson D 10 2 7 9 8 1 0 0
Mike Ridley C 11 3 4 7 8 1 0 1
Kelly Miller LW 11 4 2 6 6 0 1 0
Kevin Hatcher D 11 3 3 6 8 2 0 0
Michal Pivonka C 11 2 3 5 8 0 0 0
Dave Tippett LW 10 2 3 5 8 0 0 0
Al Iafrate D 10 1 3 4 22 0 0 1
Dmitri Khristich LW/C 11 1 3 4 6 0 0 0
Mike Lalor D 10 1 2 3 22 0 0 0
Stephen Leach RW 9 1 2 3 8 0 0 0
Tim Bergland RW 11 1 1 2 12 0 0 0
John Druce RW 11 1 1 2 7 1 0 0
Alan May RW 11 1 1 2 37 0 0 1
Rod Langway D 11 0 2 2 6 0 0 0
Don Beaupre G 11 0 1 1 2 0 0 0
Peter Bondra RW 4 0 1 1 2 0 0 0
Nick Kypreos LW 9 0 1 1 38 0 0 0
Jeff Greenlaw LW 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
Mike Liut G 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Kent Paynter D 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Ken Sabourin D 11 0 0 0 34 0 0 0
Neil Sheehy D 2 0 0 0 19 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L GA GAA SO SA SV SV%
Don Beaupre 624 11 5 5 29 2.79 1 294 265 .901
Mike Liut 48 2 0 1 4 5.00 0 30 26 .867
Team: 672 11 5 6 33 2.95 1 324 291 .898

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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]

Washington's draft picks at the 1990 NHL Entry Draft held at the BC Place in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Round # Player Nationality College/Junior/Club Team (League)
1 9 John Slaney  Canada Cornwall Royals (OHL)
2 30 Rod Pasma  Canada Cornwall Royals (OHL)
3 51 Chris Long  Canada Peterborough Petes (OHL)
4 72 Randy Pearce  Canada Kitchener Rangers (OHL)
5 93 Brian Sakic  Canada Tri-City Americans (WHL)
5 94 Mark Ouimet  Canada University of Michigan (CCHA)
6 114 Andrei Kovalev  Soviet Union Dynamo Moscow (USSR)
7 135 Roman Kontsek  Czechoslovakia Dukla Trencin (Czechoslovakia)
8 156 Peter Bondra  Soviet Union VSZ Kosice (Czechoslovakia)
8 159 Steve Martell  Canada London Knights (OHL)
9 177 Ken Klee  United States Bowling Green State University (CCHA)
10 198 Mike Boback  United States Providence College (Hockey East)
11 219 Alan Brown  Canada Colgate University (ECAC)
12 240 Todd Hlushko  Canada London Knights (OHL)
S 13 Martin Jiranek  Canada Bowling Green State University (CCHA)

Farm teams[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://www.hockey-reference.com/leagues/NHL_1991.html
  2. ^ Dinger, Ralph, ed. (2011). The National Hockey League Official Guide & Record Book 2012. Dan Diamond & Associates. p. 153. ISBN 9781894801225.
  3. ^ "1990–1991 Conference Standings". National Hockey League. Retrieved June 30, 2014.
  4. ^ "1990-91 Washington Capitals Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com". hockey-reference.com. Retrieved 2009-06-01.

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