1999–2000 Washington Capitals season

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1999–2000 Washington Capitals
Southeast Division champions
Division 1st Southeast
Conference 2nd Eastern
1999–2000 record 44–24–12
Goals for 227
Goals against 194
Team information
General Manager George McPhee
Coach Ron Wilson
Captain Adam Oates

Offseason[edit]

Owner Abe Pollin sold the Capitals to an investor group headed by America Online president Ted Leonsis on May 12, 1999.[1]

Regular season[edit]

The Capitals tied the St. Louis Blues for the fewest short-handed goals allowed, with just 3.[2]

Final standings[edit]

Southeast Division
No. CR GP W L T OTL GF GA PIM Pts
1 2 Washington Capitals 82 44 24 12 2 227 194 994 102
2 5 Florida Panthers 82 43 27 6 6 244 209 1329 98
3 9 Carolina Hurricanes 82 37 35 10 0 217 216 799 84
4 14 Tampa Bay Lightning 82 19 47 9 7 204 310 1733 54
5 15 Atlanta Thrashers 82 14 57 7 4 170 313 1422 39

Note: CR = Conference rank; GP = Games played; W = Wins; L = Losses; T = Ties; OTL=Overtime loss; GF = Goals for; GA = Goals against; PIM=Penalties in Minutes; Pts = Points
         Bolded teams qualified for the playoffs.

Eastern Conference[3]
R Div GP W L T OTL GF GA Pts
1 Z – Philadelphia Flyers AT 82 45 22 12 3 237 179 105
2 Y – Washington Capitals SE 82 44 24 12 2 227 194 102
3 Y – Toronto Maple Leafs NE 82 45 27 7 3 246 222 100
4 X – New Jersey Devils AT 82 45 24 8 5 251 203 103
5 X – Florida Panthers SE 82 43 27 6 6 244 209 98
6 X – Ottawa Senators NE 82 41 28 11 2 244 210 95
7 X– Pittsburgh Penguins AT 82 37 31 8 6 241 236 88
8 X – Buffalo Sabres NE 82 35 32 11 4 213 204 85
8.5
9 Carolina Hurricanes SE 82 37 35 10 0 217 216 84
10 Montreal Canadiens NE 82 35 34 9 4 196 194 83
11 New York Rangers AT 82 29 28 12 3 218 246 73
12 Boston Bruins NE 82 24 33 19 6 210 248 73
13 New York Islanders AT 82 24 48 9 1 194 275 58
14 Tampa Bay Lightning SE 82 19 47 9 7 204 310 54
15 Atlanta Thrashers SE 82 14 57 7 4 170 313 39

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

Z – Clinched Conference; Y – Clinched Division; X – Clinched Playoff spot


Schedule and results[edit]

No. R Date Score Opponent Record
3 T October 9, 1999 2–2 OT Los Angeles Kings (1999–2000) 1–1–1–0
4 W October 12, 1999 5–4 Philadelphia Flyers (1999–2000) 2–1–1–0
5 L October 16, 1999 2–3 San Jose Sharks (1999–2000) 2–2–1–0
6 L October 19, 1999 1–7 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim (1999–2000) 2–3–1–0
7 T October 23, 1999 2–2 OT @ Phoenix Coyotes (1999–2000) 2–3–2–0
8 L October 26, 1999 2–5 @ Los Angeles Kings (1999–2000) 2–4–2–0
9 L October 29, 1999 2–5 @ Mighty Ducks of Anaheim (1999–2000) 2–5–2–0
10 L October 31, 1999 1–2 @ San Jose Sharks (1999–2000) 2–6–2–0
11 W November 3, 1999 3–1 Ottawa Senators (1999–2000) 3–6–2–0
12 W November 5, 1999 5–3 Toronto Maple Leafs (1999–2000) 4–6–2–0
13 L November 7, 1999 2–3 @ Carolina Hurricanes (1999–2000) 4–7–2–0
14 W November 9, 1999 2–1 Tampa Bay Lightning (1999–2000) 5–7–2–0
15 L November 11, 1999 4–5 OT New York Rangers (1999–2000) 5–7–2–1
16 W November 13, 1999 4–2 New Jersey Devils (1999–2000) 6–7–2–1
17 T November 17, 1999 2–2 OT Dallas Stars (1999–2000) 6–7–3–1
18 T November 19, 1999 3–3 OT Carolina Hurricanes (1999–2000) 6–7–4–1
19 W November 20, 1999 3–0 @ Boston Bruins (1999–2000) 7–7–4–1
20 L November 24, 1999 2–5 @ Buffalo Sabres (1999–2000) 7–8–4–1
21 W November 26, 1999 1–0 Nashville Predators (1999–2000) 8–8–4–1
22 W November 27, 1999 4–3 @ New York Islanders (1999–2000) 9–8–4–1
23 L November 29, 1999 1–3 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1999–2000) 9–9–4–1
24 T December 2, 1999 2–2 OT Boston Bruins (1999–2000) 9–9–5–1
25 L December 4, 1999 1–2 @ Florida Panthers (1999–2000) 9–10–5–1
26 W December 7, 1999 4–2 New York Islanders (1999–2000) 10–10–5–1
27 L December 9, 1999 0–3 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1999–2000) 10–11–5–1
28 L December 13, 1999 0–1 Montreal Canadiens (1999–2000) 10–12–5–1
29 W December 15, 1999 4–0 @ Atlanta Thrashers (1999–2000) 11–12–5–1
30 W December 17, 1999 3–2 OT @ New York Rangers (1999–2000) 12–12–5–1
31 L December 18, 1999 4–5 @ New Jersey Devils (1999–2000) 12–13–5–1
32 L December 21, 1999 2–6 @ Edmonton Oilers (1999–2000) 12–14–5–1
33 L December 22, 1999 3–6 @ Vancouver Canucks (1999–2000) 12–15–5–1
34 T December 27, 1999 2–2 OT Chicago Blackhawks (1999–2000) 12–15–6–1
35 W December 29, 1999 3–2 OT Pittsburgh Penguins (1999–2000) 13–15–6–1
36 T January 1, 2000 1–1 OT St. Louis Blues (1999–2000) 13–15–7–1
37 W January 4, 2000 6–1 Montreal Canadiens (1999–2000) 14–15–7–1
38 L January 6, 2000 1–3 @ Atlanta Thrashers (1999–2000) 14–16–7–1
39 W January 8, 2000 3–0 Atlanta Thrashers (1999–2000) 15–16–7–1
40 W January 12, 2000 5–2 @ Atlanta Thrashers (1999–2000) 16–16–7–1
41 W January 14, 2000 3–2 OT @ New Jersey Devils (1999–2000) 17–16–7–1
42 W January 16, 2000 2–1 Ottawa Senators (1999–2000) 18–16–7–1
43 W January 17, 2000 6–3 @ Tampa Bay Lightning (1999–2000) 19–16–7–1
44 W January 19, 2000 3–1 @ Florida Panthers (1999–2000) 20–16–7–1
45 T January 22, 2000 5–5 OT @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1999–2000) 20–16–8–1
46 W January 24, 2000 8–2 Tampa Bay Lightning (1999–2000) 21–16–8–1
47 W January 26, 2000 2–1 Calgary Flames (1999–2000) 22–16–8–1
48 W January 28, 2000 3–2 OT Phoenix Coyotes (1999–2000) 23–16–8–1
49 W January 30, 2000 2–0 Philadelphia Flyers (1999–2000) 24–16–8–1
50 L February 1, 2000 2–3 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1999–2000) 24–17–8–1
51 W February 3, 2000 2–1 Carolina Hurricanes (1999–2000) 25–17–8–1
52 T February 8, 2000 2–2 OT @ Boston Bruins (1999–2000) 25–17–9–1
53 W February 10, 2000 1–0 @ Montreal Canadiens (1999–2000) 26–17–9–1
54 W February 12, 2000 4–2 @ Nashville Predators (1999–2000) 27–17–9–1
55 L February 13, 2000 1–2 @ Dallas Stars (1999–2000) 27–18–9–1
56 W February 15, 2000 2–1 Colorado Avalanche (1999–2000) 28–18–9–1
57 W February 18, 2000 5–4 @ Chicago Blackhawks (1999–2000) 29–18–9–1
58 L February 19, 2000 2–4 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1999–2000) 29–19–9–1
59 T February 21, 2000 1–1 OT @ Carolina Hurricanes (1999–2000) 29–19–10–1
60 W February 23, 2000 3–2 OT Florida Panthers (1999–2000) 30–19–10–1
61 L February 25, 2000 0–3 Boston Bruins (1999–2000) 30–20–10–1
62 W February 26, 2000 3–0 @ Montreal Canadiens (1999–2000) 31–20–10–1
63 W February 28, 2000 3–2 @ New York Islanders (1999–2000) 32–20–10–1
64 W March 1, 2000 4–2 @ Tampa Bay Lightning (1999–2000) 33–20–10–1
65 T March 3, 2000 2–2 OT Detroit Red Wings (1999–2000) 33–20–11–1
66 W March 5, 2000 2–1 Buffalo Sabres (1999–2000) 34–20–11–1
67 W March 7, 2000 4–2 Florida Panthers (1999–2000) 35–20–11–1
68 L March 9, 2000 1–3 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1999–2000) 35–21–11–1
69 W March 11, 2000 4–2 New Jersey Devils (1999–2000) 36–21–11–1
70 W March 15, 2000 4–3 New York Islanders (1999–2000) 37–21–11–1
71 W March 17, 2000 4–2 Carolina Hurricanes (1999–2000) 38–21–11–1
72 W March 19, 2000 5–2 Tampa Bay Lightning (1999–2000) 39–21–11–1
73 L March 20, 2000 1–2 @ St. Louis Blues (1999–2000) 39–22–11–1
74 W March 23, 2000 4–1 @ New York Rangers (1999–2000) 40–22–11–1
75 W March 25, 2000 4–3 @ Ottawa Senators (1999–2000) 41–22–11–1
76 W March 28, 2000 5–2 Atlanta Thrashers (1999–2000) 42–22–11–1
77 L March 30, 2000 3–4 OT Pittsburgh Penguins (1999–2000) 42–22–11–2
78 L April 1, 2000 3–4 Toronto Maple Leafs (1999–2000) 42–23–11–2
79 W April 3, 2000 4–1 New York Rangers (1999–2000) 43–23–11–2
80 L April 4, 2000 0–4 @ Ottawa Senators (1999–2000) 43–24–11–2
81 W April 7, 2000 4–2 @ Detroit Red Wings (1999–2000) 44–24–11–2
82 T April 9, 2000 1–1 OT Buffalo Sabres (1999–2000) 44–24–12–2

Playoffs[edit]

(2) Washington Capitals vs. (7) Pittsburgh Penguins[edit]

Pittsburgh won series 4–1


Player statistics[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
Oates, AdamAdam Oates C 82 15 56 71 14 13 5 0 6
Gonchar, SergeiSergei Gonchar D 73 18 36 54 52 26 5 0 3
Simon, ChrisChris Simon LW 75 29 20 49 146 11 7 0 5
Konowalchuk, SteveSteve Konowalchuk LW 82 16 27 43 80 19 3 0 1
Bondra, PeterPeter Bondra RW 62 21 17 38 30 5 5 3 5
Dahlen, UlfUlf Dahlen LW 75 15 23 38 8 11 5 0 4
Zednik, RichardRichard Zednik RW 69 19 16 35 54 6 1 0 2
Johansson, CalleCalle Johansson D 82 7 25 32 24 13 1 0 3
Bulis, JanJan Bulis C 56 9 22 31 30 7 0 0 1
Halpern, JeffJeff Halpern C 79 18 11 29 39 21 4 4 1
Nikolishin, AndreiAndrei Nikolishin C 76 11 14 25 28 6 0 2 2
Sacco, JoeJoe Sacco RW 79 7 16 23 50 7 0 0 1
Mironov, DmitriDmitri Mironov D 73 3 19 22 28 7 1 0 0
Klee, KenKen Klee D 80 7 13 20 79 8 0 0 2
Metropolit, GlenGlen Metropolit C 30 6 13 19 4 5 1 0 1
Black, JamesJames Black LW 49 8 9 17 6 -1 1 0 1
Murphy, JoeJoe Murphy RW 29 5 8 13 53 8 1 0 2
Yake, TerryTerry Yake C 35 6 5 11 12 2 1 0 1
Witt, BrendanBrendan Witt D 77 1 7 8 114 5 0 0 0
Reekie, JoeJoe Reekie D 59 0 7 7 50 21 0 0 0
McKenzie, JimJim McKenzie LW 30 1 2 3 16 0 0 0 0
Svejkovsky, JaroslavJaroslav Svejkovsky RW 23 1 2 3 2 -7 1 0 0
Toms, JeffJeff Toms C 20 1 2 3 4 -1 0 0 1
Eagles, MikeMike Eagles C/LW 25 2 0 2 15 -7 0 0 1
Tezikov, AlexeiAlexei Tezikov D 23 1 1 2 2 -2 1 0 1
Kolzig, OlafOlaf Kolzig G 73 0 2 2 6 0 0 0 0
Zettler, RobRob Zettler D 12 0 2 2 19 -1 0 0 0
Baumgartner, NolanNolan Baumgartner D 8 0 1 1 2 1 0 0 0
Elomo, MiikaMiika Elomo LW 2 0 1 1 2 1 0 0 0
Billington, CraigCraig Billington G 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Huscroft, JamieJamie Huscroft D 7 0 0 0 11 -5 0 0 0
Moore, BarrieBarrie Moore LW 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Volchkov, AlexandreAlexandre Volchkov C 3 0 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T/OT GA GAA SO SA SV SV%
Kolzig, OlafOlaf Kolzig 4371 73 41 20 11 163 2.24 5 1957 1794 .917
Billington, CraigCraig Billington 611 13 3 6 1 28 2.75 2 310 282 .910
Team: 4982 82 44 26 12 191 2.30 7 2267 2076 .916

Playoffs[edit]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM PPG SHG GWG
Halpern, JeffJeff Halpern C 5 2 1 3 0 1 0 1
Johansson, CalleCalle Johansson D 5 1 2 3 0 1 0 0
Oates, AdamAdam Oates C 5 0 3 3 4 0 0 0
Simon, ChrisChris Simon LW 4 2 0 2 24 0 0 0
Bondra, PeterPeter Bondra RW 5 1 1 2 4 1 0 0
Nikolishin, AndreiAndrei Nikolishin C 5 0 2 2 4 0 0 0
Gonchar, SergeiSergei Gonchar D 5 1 0 1 6 0 0 0
Konowalchuk, SteveSteve Konowalchuk LW 5 1 0 1 2 0 1 0
Dahlen, UlfUlf Dahlen LW 5 0 1 1 2 0 0 0
Klee, KenKen Klee D 5 0 1 1 10 0 0 0
Reekie, JoeJoe Reekie D 5 0 1 1 2 0 0 0
Billington, CraigCraig Billington G 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Kolzig, OlafOlaf Kolzig G 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
McKenzie, JimJim McKenzie LW 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Metropolit, GlenGlen Metropolit C 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
Mironov, DmitriDmitri Mironov D 4 0 0 0 4 0 0 0
Murphy, JoeJoe Murphy RW 5 0 0 0 8 0 0 0
Sacco, JoeJoe Sacco RW 5 0 0 0 4 0 0 0
Whitfield, TrentTrent Whitfield C 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Witt, BrendanBrendan Witt D 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Yake, TerryTerry Yake C 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Zednik, RichardRichard Zednik RW 5 0 0 0 5 0 0 0
Zettler, RobRob Zettler D 5 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L GA GAA SO SA SV SV%
Kolzig, OlafOlaf Kolzig 284 5 1 4 16 3.38 0 103 87 .845
Billington, CraigCraig Billington 20 1 0 0 1 3.00 0 6 5 .833
Team: 304 5 1 4 17 3.36 0 109 92 .844

[4]

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]

  1. ^ Diamond 2000, p. 282.
  2. ^ http://www.hockey-reference.com/leagues/NHL_2000.html
  3. ^ "1999–2000 Standings by Conference". National Hockey League. Retrieved July 16, 2012. 
  4. ^ "1999–2000 Washington Capitals Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com". hockey-reference.com. Retrieved 2009-06-01. 
  • Diamond, Dan, ed. (2000), "NHL Franchise Histories", Total Hockey, Total Sports Publishing, pp. 201–282, ISBN 1-892129-85-X 

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