1998–99 Washington Capitals season

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1998–99 Washington Capitals
Division 3rd Southeast
Conference 12th Eastern
1998–99 record 31–45–6
Goals for 200
Goals against 218
Team information
General Manager George McPhee
Coach Ron Wilson
Captain Dale Hunter (Oct-Mar)
Vacant (Mar-Apr)

Off-season[edit]

Regular season[edit]

On January 16, 1999, Kelly Miller scored just nine seconds into the overtime period to give the Caps a 3–2 road win over the Carolina Hurricanes.[1] It would prove to be the fastest overtime goal scored during the 1998–99 regular season.[2]

On February 3, 1999, the Caps defeated the Tampa Bay Lightning at home by a score of 10–1.[3] Peter Bondra scored four goals in the game. It was the first time that Washington had scored ten goals in a regular-season game since December 17, 1993, when they defeated the Ottawa Senators at home by a score of 11–2.[4]

The Caps were shut out an NHL-high 11 times.[5] They also tied the St. Louis Blues for the fewest power-play opportunities, with just 301.[6]

Final standings[edit]

Southeast Division
R CR GP W L T GF GA PIM Pts
1 3 Carolina Hurricanes 82 34 30 18 210 202 1158 86
2 9 Florida Panthers 82 30 34 18 210 228 1522 78
3 12 Washington Capitals 82 31 45 6 200 218 1381 68
4 14 Tampa Bay Lightning 82 19 54 9 179 292 1316 47

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Eastern Conference[8]
R Div GP W L T GF GA Pts
1 y – New Jersey Devils ATL 82 47 24 11 248 196 105
2 y – Ottawa Senators NE 82 44 23 15 239 179 103
3 y – Carolina Hurricanes SE 82 34 30 18 210 202 86
4 Toronto Maple Leafs NE 82 45 30 7 268 231 97
5 Philadelphia Flyers ATL 82 37 26 19 231 196 93
6 Boston Bruins NE 82 39 30 13 214 181 91
7 Buffalo Sabres NE 82 37 28 17 207 175 91
8 Pittsburgh Penguins ATL 82 38 30 14 242 225 90
9 Florida Panthers SE 82 30 34 18 210 228 78
10 New York Rangers ATL 82 33 38 11 217 227 77
11 Montreal Canadiens NE 82 32 39 11 184 209 75
12 Washington Capitals SE 82 31 45 6 200 218 68
13 New York Islanders ATL 82 24 48 10 194 244 58
14 Tampa Bay Lightning SE 82 19 54 9 179 292 47

Divisions: ATL - Atlantic Division, NE - Northeast Division, SE - Southeast Division

bold – Qualified for playoffs; y – Won division


Schedule and results[edit]

No. R Date Score Opponent Record
2 L October 13, 1998 2–3 Detroit Red Wings (1998–99) 1–1–0
3 T October 16, 1998 2–2 OT Montreal Canadiens (1998–99) 1–1–1
4 W October 18, 1998 4–1 @ Tampa Bay Lightning (1998–99) 2–1–1
5 L October 21, 1998 1–2 Vancouver Canucks (1998–99) 2–2–1
6 W October 23, 1998 1–0 @ Buffalo Sabres (1998–99) 3–2–1
7 T October 24, 1998 2–2 OT Florida Panthers (1998–99) 3–2–2
8 L October 28, 1998 2–8 @ Edmonton Oilers (1998–99) 3–3–2
9 T October 30, 1998 0–0 OT @ Calgary Flames (1998–99) 3–3–3
10 L November 1, 1998 1–4 @ Vancouver Canucks (1998–99) 3–4–3
11 L November 4, 1998 2–5 Tampa Bay Lightning (1998–99) 3–5–3
12 L November 6, 1998 2–3 Carolina Hurricanes (1998–99) 3–6–3
13 W November 7, 1998 8–5 @ Ottawa Senators (1998–99) 4–6–3
14 L November 12, 1998 0–2 Buffalo Sabres (1998–99) 4–7–3
15 W November 14, 1998 5–3 @ New York Islanders (1998–99) 5–7–3
16 W November 18, 1998 4–1 Toronto Maple Leafs (1998–99) 6–7–3
17 L November 20, 1998 1–4 Ottawa Senators (1998–99) 6–8–3
18 L November 21, 1998 4–5 OT @ Boston Bruins (1998–99) 6–9–3
19 W November 25, 1998 5–4 Pittsburgh Penguins (1998–99) 7–9–3
20 L November 27, 1998 0–4 @ Dallas Stars (1998–99) 7–10–3
21 L November 28, 1998 2–4 @ St. Louis Blues (1998–99) 7–11–3
22 L December 1, 1998 0–4 New Jersey Devils (1998–99) 7–12–3
23 W December 4, 1998 5–1 New York Islanders (1998–99) 8–12–3
24 L December 5, 1998 1–2 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1998–99) 8–13–3
25 L December 9, 1998 1–2 @ Los Angeles Kings (1998–99) 8–14–3
26 L December 11, 1998 0–1 @ Mighty Ducks of Anaheim (1998–99) 8–15–3
27 L December 12, 1998 1–2 @ San Jose Sharks (1998–99) 8–16–3
28 W December 17, 1998 3–1 @ Chicago Blackhawks (1998–99) 9–16–3
29 L December 19, 1998 0–3 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1998–99) 9–17–3
30 W December 23, 1998 4–0 @ Florida Panthers (1998–99) 10–17–3
31 L December 26, 1998 1–3 @ Nashville Predators (1998–99) 10–18–3
32 W December 28, 1998 5–1 Boston Bruins (1998–99) 11–18–3
33 L December 30, 1998 2–3 New Jersey Devils (1998–99) 11–19–3
34 L January 1, 1999 3–4 Ottawa Senators (1998–99) 11–20–3
35 W January 2, 1999 5–2 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1998–99) 12–20–3
36 W January 7, 1999 5–1 New York Rangers (1998–99) 13–20–3
37 W January 9, 1999 3–2 @ New Jersey Devils (1998–99) 14–20–3
38 W January 11, 1999 4–3 New York Islanders (1998–99) 15–20–3
39 L January 13, 1999 0–3 Philadelphia Flyers (1998–99) 15–21–3
40 L January 15, 1999 0–3 Montreal Canadiens (1998–99) 15–22–3
41 W January 16, 1999 3–2 OT @ Carolina Hurricanes (1998–99) 16–22–3
42 T January 18, 1999 4–4 OT @ Montreal Canadiens (1998–99) 16–22–4
43 L January 21, 1999 1–4 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1998–99) 16–23–4
44 L January 26, 1999 1–4 New York Rangers (1998–99) 16–24–4
45 L January 29, 1999 3–6 Los Angeles Kings (1998–99) 16–25–4
46 L January 30, 1999 3–5 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1998–99) 16–26–4
47 W February 1, 1999 3–1 @ New York Rangers (1998–99) 17–26–4
48 W February 3, 1999 10–1 Tampa Bay Lightning (1998–99) 18–26–4
49 W February 5, 1999 4–1 Carolina Hurricanes (1998–99) 19–26–4
50 W February 7, 1999 3–1 Buffalo Sabres (1998–99) 20–26–4
51 W February 9, 1999 2–1 @ New York Islanders (1998–99) 21–26–4
52 W February 12, 1999 3–2 @ New Jersey Devils (1998–99) 22–26–4
53 L February 13, 1999 1–2 @ Ottawa Senators (1998–99) 22–27–4
54 L February 15, 1999 3–7 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1998–99) 22–28–4
55 T February 18, 1999 2–2 OT @ Carolina Hurricanes (1998–99) 22–28–5
56 W February 20, 1999 3–1 San Jose Sharks (1998–99) 23–28–5
57 W February 22, 1999 4–3 Toronto Maple Leafs (1998–99) 24–28–5
58 L February 24, 1999 1–2 Phoenix Coyotes (1998–99) 24–29–5
59 L February 27, 1999 3–4 @ Boston Bruins (1998–99) 24–30–5
60 W February 28, 1999 4–3 Pittsburgh Penguins (1998–99) 25–30–5
61 W March 2, 1999 8–2 @ Tampa Bay Lightning (1998–99) 26–30–5
62 L March 4, 1999 2–4 New York Rangers (1998–99) 26–31–5
63 W March 6, 1999 4–3 Edmonton Oilers (1998–99) 27–31–5
64 L March 9, 1999 2–3 OT Colorado Avalanche (1998–99) 27–32–5
65 L March 11, 1999 1–2 Florida Panthers (1998–99) 27–33–5
66 L March 13, 1999 4–5 OT Calgary Flames (1998–99) 27–34–5
67 T March 15, 1999 1–1 OT @ New York Rangers (1998–99) 27–34–6
68 W March 17, 1999 2–1 OT Dallas Stars (1998–99) 28–34–6
69 W March 20, 1999 1–0 @ Montreal Canadiens (1998–99) 29–34–6
70 L March 21, 1999 1–4 Boston Bruins (1998–99) 29–35–6
71 L March 25, 1999 2–4 @ Phoenix Coyotes (1998–99) 29–36–6
72 L March 26, 1999 1–3 @ Colorado Avalanche (1998–99) 29–37–6
73 L March 30, 1999 2–3 Nashville Predators (1998–99) 29–38–6
74 W April 1, 1999 5–3 Florida Panthers (1998–99) 30–38–6
75 L April 3, 1999 3–4 @ Tampa Bay Lightning (1998–99) 30–39–6
76 W April 5, 1999 3–0 @ Florida Panthers (1998–99) 31–39–6
77 L April 7, 1999 2–4 St. Louis Blues (1998–99) 31–40–6
78 L April 8, 1999 0–1 @ New Jersey Devils (1998–99) 31–41–6
79 L April 10, 1999 1–2 Philadelphia Flyers (1998–99) 31–42–6
80 L April 12, 1999 2–4 Chicago Blackhawks (1998–99) 31–43–6
81 L April 14, 1999 0–3 @ Carolina Hurricanes (1998–99) 31–44–6
82 L April 18, 1999 0–3 @ Buffalo Sabres (1998–99) 31–45–6

Playoffs[edit]

The Capitals missed the playoffs, despite their amazing run to the Stanley Cup Finals the previous year.

Player statistics[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
Bondra, PeterPeter Bondra RW 66 31 24 55 56 -1 6 3 5
Oates, AdamAdam Oates C 59 12 42 54 22 -1 3 0 0
Juneau, JoeJoe Juneau C 63 14 27 41 20 -3 2 1 3
Bellows, BrianBrian Bellows LW 76 17 19 36 26 -12 8 0 3
Nikolishin, AndreiAndrei Nikolishin C 73 8 27 35 28 0 0 1 1
Gonchar, SergeiSergei Gonchar D 53 21 10 31 57 1 13 1 3
Black, JamesJames Black LW 75 16 14 30 14 5 1 1 3
Johansson, CalleCalle Johansson D 67 8 21 29 22 10 2 0 2
Konowalchuk, SteveSteve Konowalchuk LW 45 12 12 24 26 0 4 1 2
Bulis, JanJan Bulis C 38 7 16 23 6 3 3 0 3
Klee, KenKen Klee D 78 7 13 20 80 -9 0 0 1
Zednik, RichardRichard Zednik RW 49 9 8 17 50 -6 1 0 2
Mironov, DmitriDmitri Mironov D 46 2 14 16 80 -5 2 0 0
Svejkovsky, JaroslavJaroslav Svejkovsky RW 25 6 8 14 12 -2 4 0 2
Pivonka, MichalMichal Pivonka C 36 5 6 11 12 -6 2 0 0
Simon, ChrisChris Simon LW 23 3 7 10 48 -4 0 0 0
Reekie, JoeJoe Reekie D 73 0 10 10 68 11 0 0 0
Berube, CraigCraig Berube LW 66 5 4 9 166 -7 0 0 0
Gratton, BenoitBenoit Gratton C 16 4 3 7 16 -1 0 0 0
Miller, KellyKelly Miller LW 62 2 5 7 29 -5 0 0 1
Witt, BrendanBrendan Witt D 54 2 5 7 87 -6 0 0 0
Eagles, MikeMike Eagles C/LW 52 4 2 6 50 -5 0 0 0
Toms, JeffJeff Toms C 21 1 5 6 2 0 0 0 0
Tinordi, MarkMark Tinordi D 48 0 6 6 108 -6 0 0 0
Hunter, DaleDale Hunter C 50 0 5 5 102 -7 0 0 0
Herr, MattMatt Herr C 30 2 2 4 8 -7 1 0 0
Halverson, TrevorTrevor Halverson LW 17 0 4 4 28 -5 0 0 0
Ciccone, EnricoEnrico Ciccone D 43 2 0 2 103 -6 0 0 0
Chorske, TomTom Chorske LW 17 0 2 2 4 -4 0 0 0
Kolzig, OlafOlaf Kolzig G 64 0 2 2 19 0 0 0 0
Boileau, PatrickPatrick Boileau D 4 0 1 1 2 -4 0 0 0
Augusta, PatrikPatrik Augusta RW 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Baumgartner, NolanNolan Baumgartner D 5 0 0 0 0 -3 0 0 0
Brochu, MartinMartin Brochu G 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0
Lefebvre, PatricePatrice Lefebvre RW 3 0 0 0 2 -2 0 0 0
Malgunas, StewartStewart Malgunas D 10 0 0 0 6 -5 0 0 0
Poapst, SteveSteve Poapst D 22 0 0 0 8 -8 0 0 0
Rosati, MikeMike Rosati G 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Shaw, BradBrad Shaw D 4 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0
Tabaracci, RickRick Tabaracci G 23 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0
Tezikov, AlexeiAlexei Tezikov D 5 0 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO SA SV SV%
Kolzig, OlafOlaf Kolzig 3586 64 26 31 3 154 2.58 4 1538 1384 .900
Tabaracci, RickRick Tabaracci 1193 23 4 12 3 50 2.51 2 530 480 .906
Rosati, MikeMike Rosati 28 1 1 0 0 0 0.00 0 12 12 1.000
Brochu, MartinMartin Brochu 120 2 0 2 0 6 3.00 0 55 49 .891
Team: 4927 82 31 45 6 210 2.56 6 2135 1925 .902

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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;

Awards and records[edit]

Transactions[edit]

Roster[edit]

Draft picks[edit]

Farm teams[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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