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 (32)
Assists Nicklas Backstrom (48)
Points Alexander Ovechkin (53)
Penalties in minutes Matt Hendricks (71)
Plus/minus (+): Eric Fehr (14)
(−): Jeff Schultz (−6)
Wins Braden Holtby (22)
Goals against average Braden Holtby (2.59)

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]

T
Legend:           = Win           = Loss           = OT/SO Loss

Season standings[edit]

Southeast Division
Pos Team GP W L OTL ROW GF GA GD Pts
1 y – Washington Capitals 48 27 18 3 24 149 126 +23 57
2 Winnipeg Jets 48 24 21 3 22 128 109 +19 51
3 Carolina Hurricanes 48 19 25 4 18 128 133 −5 42
4 Tampa Bay Lightning 48 18 26 4 17 148 104 +44 40
5 Florida Panthers 48 15 27 6 12 112 143 −31 36
Source: National Hockey League
y – Clinched division.


Eastern Conference
Pos Div Team GP W L OTL ROW GF GA GD Pts
1 AT z – Pittsburgh Penguins 48 36 12 0 33 165 119 +46 72
2 NE y – Montreal Canadiens 48 29 14 5 26 149 126 +23 63
3 SE y – Washington Capitals 48 27 18 3 24 149 130 +19 57
4 NE x – Boston Bruins 48 28 14 6 24 131 109 +22 62
5 NE x – Toronto Maple Leafs 48 26 17 5 26 145 133 +12 57
6 AT x – New York Rangers 48 26 18 4 22 130 112 +18 56
7 NE x – Ottawa Senators 48 25 17 6 21 116 104 +12 56
8 AT x – New York Islanders 48 24 17 7 20 139 139 0 55
9 SE Winnipeg Jets 48 24 21 3 22 128 144 −16 51
10 AT Philadelphia Flyers 48 23 22 3 22 133 141 −8 49
11 AT New Jersey Devils 48 19 19 10 17 112 129 −17 48
12 NE Buffalo Sabres 48 21 21 6 14 115 143 −28 48
13 SE Carolina Hurricanes 48 19 25 4 18 128 160 −32 42
14 SE Tampa Bay Lightning 48 18 26 4 17 148 150 −2 40
15 SE Florida Panthers 48 15 27 6 12 112 171 −59 36
Source: National Hockey League
x – Clinched playoff spot; y – Clinched division; z – Clinched conference.

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


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[4]

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
Alexander Ovechkin[5] Maurice "Rocket" Richard Trophy April 2013
Alexander Ovechkin[6] 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[7] To Dallas Stars:
Cody Eakin
2nd-round pick in 2012
To Washington Capitals:
Mike Ribeiro
June 27, 2012[8] To Calgary Flames:
Dennis Wideman
To Washington Capitals:
Jordan Henry
5th-round pick in 2013
January 31, 2013[9] To Florida Panthers:
Zach Hamill
To Washington Capitals:
Casey Wellman
January 31, 2013[10] To Chicago Blackhawks:
Mathieu Beaudoin
To Washington Capitals:
Peter LeBlanc
March 14, 2013[11] To Minnesota Wild:
Conditional 7th-round pick in 2014
To Washington Capitals:
Chay Genoway
March 14, 2013[12] To Toronto Maple Leafs:
Kevin Marshall
To Washington Capitals:
Nicolas Deschamps
April 2, 2013[13] To Phoenix Coyotes:
Matt Clackson
To Washington Capitals:
Joel Rechlicz
April 2, 2013[14] To Edmonton Oilers:
Garrett Stafford
To Washington Capitals:
Dane Byers
April 3, 2013[15] 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.[52]

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 US NTDP (USHL)
4 107 Austin Wuthrich RW  United States Notre Dame (CCHA)
5 137 Connor Carrick D  United States US NTDP (USHL)
6 167 Riley Barber RW  United States US NTDP (USHL)
7 195[c] Christian Djoos D  Sweden Brynas IF 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[53]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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