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1975–76 Washington Capitals · NHL
Division 5th Norris
1975–76 record 11–59–10
Goals for 224
Goals against 394
General Manager Milt Schmidt
Max McNab
Coach Milt Schmidt
George Sullivan
Tom McVie
Captain Bill Clement
Yvon Labre
Team Leaders
Goals Nelson Pyatt (26)
Assists Hartland Monahan (29)
Points Nelson Pyatt (49)
Wins Ron Low (6)
Goals against average Bernie Wolfe (4.16)
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1974–75 1976–77

The 1975–76 Washington Capitals season was the 2nd in the franchise's history. The Capitals finished last in the Norris Division and did not qualify for the playoffs.

Off-season[edit | edit source]

Regular Season[edit | edit source]

Final Standings[edit | edit source]

Norris Division
GP W L T GF GA Pts
Montreal Canadiens 80 58 11 11 337 174 127
Los Angeles Kings 80 38 33 9 263 265 85
Pittsburgh Penguins 80 35 33 12 339 303 82
Detroit Red Wings 80 26 44 10 226 300 62
Washington Capitals 80 11 59 10 224 394 32

Note: W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, GF = Goals for, GA = Goals against, Pts = Points
Teams that qualified for the playoffs are highlighted in bold.


Game Log[edit | edit source]

No. R Date Score Opponent Record
1 L October 7, 1975 2–4 Pittsburgh Penguins (1975–76) 0–1–0
2 L October 9, 1975 4–5 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1975–76) 0–2–0
3 L October 11, 1975 5–7 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1975–76) 0–3–0
4 L October 14, 1975 2–7 @ Vancouver Canucks (1975–76) 0–4–0
5 L October 15, 1975 3–4 @ Los Angeles Kings (1975–76) 0–5–0
6 T October 17, 1975 3–3 @ California Golden Seals (1975–76) 0–5–1
7 L October 19, 1975 4–5 @ Buffalo Sabres (1975–76) 0–6–1
8 L October 22, 1975 2–4 Kansas City Scouts (1975–76) 0–7–1
9 L October 24, 1975 3–6 Toronto Maple Leafs (1975–76) 0–8–1
10 W October 26, 1975 7–5 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1975–76) 1–8–1
11 L October 28, 1975 0–6 @ Los Angeles Kings (1975–76) 1–9–1
12 W October 30, 1975 6–2 @ Kansas City Scouts (1975–76) 2–9–1
13 L November 1, 1975 3–7 @ New York Islanders (1975–76) 2–10–1
14 L November 5, 1975 1–3 Los Angeles Kings (1975–76) 2–11–1
15 L November 9, 1975 3–5 St. Louis Blues (1975–76) 2–12–1
16 T November 12, 1975 6–6 Pittsburgh Penguins (1975–76) 2–12–2
17 L November 14, 1975 1–4 Atlanta Flames (1975–76) 2–13–2
18 L November 15, 1975 2–9 @ St. Louis Blues (1975–76) 2–14–2
19 L November 18, 1975 2–4 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1975–76) 2–15–2
20 L November 19, 1975 2–5 Vancouver Canucks (1975–76) 2–16–2
21 L November 21, 1975 0–2 California Golden Seals (1975–76) 2–17–2
22 W November 26, 1975 7–2 Los Angeles Kings (1975–76) 3–17–2
23 L November 29, 1975 3–5 @ Minnesota North Stars (1975–76) 3–18–2
24 T December 3, 1975 4–4 Buffalo Sabres (1975–76) 3–18–3
25 L December 4, 1975 2–3 @ Boston Bruins (1975–76) 3–19–3
26 L December 6, 1975 3–9 @ Montreal Canadiens (1975–76) 3–20–3
27 L December 7, 1975 2–5 @ New York Rangers (1975–76) 3–21–3
28 L December 9, 1975 1–7 @ Atlanta Flames (1975–76) 3–22–3
29 L December 10, 1975 2–7 Chicago Black Hawks (1975–76) 3–23–3
30 L December 12, 1975 3–5 Detroit Red Wings (1975–76) 3–24–3
31 T December 14, 1975 4–4 Minnesota North Stars (1975–76) 3–24–4
32 L December 17, 1975 2–3 Boston Bruins (1975–76) 3–25–4
33 L December 19, 1975 5–7 Philadelphia Flyers (1975–76) 3–26–4
34 L December 21, 1975 2–14 @ Buffalo Sabres (1975–76) 3–27–4
35 T December 26, 1975 1–1 Minnesota North Stars (1975–76) 3–27–5
36 L December 29, 1975 0–6 Montreal Canadiens (1975–76) 3–28–5
37 L December 31, 1975 0–4 @ Detroit Red Wings (1975–76) 3–29–5
38 L January 2, 1976 5–8 California Golden Seals (1975–76) 3–30–5
39 L January 3, 1976 0–7 @ Montreal Canadiens (1975–76) 3–31–5
40 L January 6, 1976 3–5 Vancouver Canucks (1975–76) 3–32–5
41 L January 8, 1976 2–4 @ St. Louis Blues (1975–76) 3–33–5
42 L January 9, 1976 0–5 California Golden Seals (1975–76) 3–34–5
43 L January 11, 1976 4–7 Boston Bruins (1975–76) 3–35–5
44 L January 13, 1976 2–3 Montreal Canadiens (1975–76) 3–36–5
45 L January 15, 1976 3–5 @ Buffalo Sabres (1975–76) 3–37–5
46 L January 17, 1976 3–7 @ Minnesota North Stars (1975–76) 3–38–5
47 L January 21, 1976 2–5 New York Islanders (1975–76) 3–39–5
48 W January 23, 1976 7–5 New York Rangers (1975–76) 4–39–5
49 L January 24, 1976 2–8 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1975–76) 4–40–5
50 L January 27, 1976 0–2 @ Los Angeles Kings (1975–76) 4–41–5
51 W January 28, 1976 4–2 @ California Golden Seals (1975–76) 5–41–5
52 L January 30, 1976 2–4 @ Vancouver Canucks (1975–76) 5–42–5
53 T February 4, 1976 4–4 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1975–76) 5–42–6
54 L February 7, 1976 1–5 @ Kansas City Scouts (1975–76) 5–43–6
55 L February 8, 1976 2–4 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1975–76) 5–44–6
56 T February 10, 1976 2–2 Los Angeles Kings (1975–76) 5–44–7
57 L February 13, 1976 0–2 St. Louis Blues (1975–76) 5–45–7
58 W February 15, 1976 8–5 Detroit Red Wings (1975–76) 6–45–7
59 L February 16, 1976 1–5 Toronto Maple Leafs (1975–76) 6–46–7
60 L February 18, 1976 4–11 @ New York Rangers (1975–76) 6–47–7
61 W February 21, 1976 5–1 @ Detroit Red Wings (1975–76) 7–47–7
62 L February 22, 1976 0–4 New York Islanders (1975–76) 7–48–7
63 T February 24, 1976 5–5 Philadelphia Flyers (1975–76) 7–48–8
64 T February 27, 1976 3–3 Boston Bruins (1975–76) 7–48–9
65 W February 29, 1976 4–1 Chicago Black Hawks (1975–76) 8–48–9
66 L March 6, 1976 3–6 @ New York Islanders (1975–76) 8–49–9
67 L March 7, 1976 3–4 @ Boston Bruins (1975–76) 8–50–9
68 L March 12, 1976 1–4 @ Atlanta Flames (1975–76) 8–51–9
69 L March 14, 1976 1–5 @ Montreal Canadiens (1975–76) 8–52–9
70 W March 16, 1976 5–2 New York Rangers (1975–76) 9–52–9
71 L March 19, 1976 3–7 Pittsburgh Penguins (1975–76) 9–53–9
72 L March 20, 1976 3–7 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1975–76) 9–54–9
73 T March 23, 1976 5–5 Kansas City Scouts (1975–76) 9–54–10
74 L March 24, 1976 3–7 @ Detroit Red Wings (1975–76) 9–55–10
75 L March 26, 1976 1–4 Buffalo Sabres (1975–76) 9–56–10
76 L March 28, 1976 1–3 Atlanta Flames (1975–76) 9–57–10
77 W March 30, 1976 5–3 Detroit Red Wings (1975–76) 10–57–10
78 L April 1, 1976 2–11 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1975–76) 10–58–10
79 W April 3, 1976 5–4 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1975–76) 11–58–10
80 L April 4, 1976 3–4 Montreal Canadiens (1975–76) 11–59–10

Playoffs[edit | edit source]

  • The Capitals failed to qualify for the post season.

Player Stats[edit | edit source]

Regular Season[edit | edit source]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
Pyatt, NelsonNelson Pyatt C 77 26 23 49 14 -56 5 0 0
Monahan, HartlandHartland Monahan RW 80 17 29 46 35 -49 2 0 2
White, TonyTony White LW 80 25 17 42 56 -43 7 0 2
Bailey, GarnetGarnet Bailey LW 67 13 19 32 75 -42 2 0 2
Meehan, GerryGerry Meehan C 32 16 15 31 10 -7 3 0 0
Sirois, BobBob Sirois RW 43 10 19 29 6 -33 4 0 0
Lalonde, RonRon Lalonde C 80 9 19 28 19 -26 2 1 0
Gilbertson, StanStan Gilbertson LW 31 13 14 27 6 -25 5 0 0
Stewart, BlairBlair Stewart C 74 13 14 27 113 -53 0 0 0
Clement, BillBill Clement C 46 10 17 27 20 -30 2 0 0
Joly, GregGreg Joly D 54 8 17 25 28 -46 3 1 1
Bennett, HarveyHarvey Bennett C 49 12 10 22 39 -27 1 0 1
Lynch, JackJack Lynch D 79 9 13 22 78 -52 5 0 1
Labre, YvonYvon Labre D 80 2 20 22 146 -38 0 0 0
Williams, TommyTommy Williams RW 34 8 13 21 6 -33 2 0 0
Lemieux, JeanJean Lemieux D 33 6 14 20 2 -21 5 0 1
Lampman, MikeMike Lampman LW 27 7 12 19 28 -6 0 0 1
Scamurra, PeterPeter Scamurra D 58 2 13 15 33 -38 1 0 0
Bragnalo, RickRick Bragnalo C 19 2 10 12 8 -4 0 0 0
Gryp, BobBob Gryp LW 46 6 5 11 12 -18 0 0 0
Marson, MikeMike Marson LW 57 4 7 11 50 -19 0 0 0
Brossart, WillieWillie Brossart D 49 0 8 8 40 -49 0 0 0
Paradise, BobBob Paradise D 48 0 8 8 42 -41 0 0 0
Egers, JackJack Egers RW 12 3 3 6 8 -2 2 0 0
Smith, GordGord Smith D 25 1 2 3 28 -22 1 0 0
Paddock, JohnJohn Paddock RW 8 1 1 2 12 -5 0 0 0
Nicholson, PaulPaul Nicholson LW 14 0 2 2 9 -4 0 0 0
Lane, GordGord Lane D 3 1 0 1 12 -5 1 0 0
Bolonchuk, LarryLarry Bolonchuk D 1 0 1 1 0 -1 0 0 0
Kinsella, BrianBrian Kinsella C 4 0 1 1 0 -2 0 0 0
Belhumeur, MichelMichel Belhumeur G 7 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
Stapleton, BrianBrian Stapleton RW 1 0 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0
Jones, RonRon Jones D 2 0 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0
McLean, DonDon McLean D 9 0 0 0 6 -3 0 0 0
Wolfe, BernieBernie Wolfe G 40 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Low, RonRon Low G 43 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO
Low, RonRon Low 2289 43 6 31 2 208 5.45 0
Wolfe, BernieBernie Wolfe 2134 40 5 23 7 148 4.16 0
Belhumeur, MichelMichel Belhumeur 377 7 0 5 1 32 5.09 0
Team: 4800 80 11 59 10 388 4.85 0

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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

Awards and Records[edit | edit source]

  • The Capitals did not win any awards this season.

Transactions[edit | edit source]

Draft Picks[edit | edit source]

Farm Teams[edit | edit source]

See Also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1975-76 Washington Capitals Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com. hockey-reference.com. Retrieved on 2009-06-02.

External Links[edit | edit source]


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