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1976–77 Washington Capitals · NHL
Division 4th Norris
1976–77 record 24–42–14
Goals for 221
Goals against 307
General Manager Max McNab
Coach Tom McVie
Captain Yvon Labre
Team Leaders
Goals Guy Charron (36)
Assists Guy Charron (46)
Points Guy Charron (82)
Penalties in minutes Gord Lane (207)
Wins Ron Low (16)
Goals against average Bernie Wolfe (3.84)
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1975–76 1977–78

The 1976–77 Washington Capitals season was the 3rd in the franchise's history. The Capitals finished 4th in the Norris Division and did not qualify for the playoffs.

Off-season[edit | edit source]

Pre-season[edit | edit source]

The Capitals had two exhibition games against teams from the WHA, winning both:

September 26, 1976: Washington Capitals 2, Indianapolis Racers 1
September 29, 1976: Washington Capitals 3, Cincinnati Stingers 2

Regular Season[edit | edit source]

Final Standings[edit | edit source]

Norris Division
GP W L T GF GA Pts
Montreal Canadiens 80 60 8 12 387 171 132
Los Angeles Kings 80 34 31 15 271 241 83
Pittsburgh Penguins 80 34 33 13 240 252 81
Washington Capitals 80 24 42 14 221 307 62
Detroit Red Wings 80 16 55 9 183 309 41

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 W October 5, 1976 6–5 Atlanta Flames (1976–77) 1–0–0
2 T October 7, 1976 3–3 @ Detroit Red Wings (1976–77) 1–0–1
3 L October 9, 1976 3–6 @ Cleveland Barons (1976–77) 1–1–1
4 L October 13, 1976 1–4 @ Vancouver Canucks (1976–77) 1–2–1
5 L October 16, 1976 1–7 @ Los Angeles Kings (1976–77) 1–3–1
6 L October 19, 1976 0–6 Montreal Canadiens (1976–77) 1–4–1
7 T October 21, 1976 5–5 Los Angeles Kings (1976–77) 1–4–2
8 L October 24, 1976 1–2 @ Buffalo Sabres (1976–77) 1–5–2
9 W October 29, 1976 2–1 @ Colorado Rockies (1976–77) 2–5–2
10 L October 31, 1976 4–5 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1976–77) 2–6–2
11 L November 3, 1976 0–7 @ Atlanta Flames (1976–77) 2–7–2
12 L November 5, 1976 2–3 Buffalo Sabres (1976–77) 2–8–2
13 W November 7, 1976 4–1 Minnesota North Stars (1976–77) 3–8–2
14 W November 9, 1976 4–2 Vancouver Canucks (1976–77) 4–8–2
15 W November 10, 1976 7–5 @ New York Rangers (1976–77) 5–8–2
16 L November 12, 1976 4–5 Chicago Black Hawks (1976–77) 5–9–2
17 L November 14, 1976 2–3 Cleveland Barons (1976–77) 5–10–2
18 L November 18, 1976 2–3 @ Boston Bruins (1976–77) 5–11–2
19 L November 19, 1976 1–4 Boston Bruins (1976–77) 5–12–2
20 W November 21, 1976 3–1 Colorado Rockies (1976–77) 6–12–2
21 L November 24, 1976 2–6 @ Atlanta Flames (1976–77) 6–13–2
22 L November 27, 1976 1–6 @ Minnesota North Stars (1976–77) 6–14–2
23 W November 30, 1976 6–4 Pittsburgh Penguins (1976–77) 7–14–2
24 L December 1, 1976 1–4 @ New York Rangers (1976–77) 7–15–2
25 T December 3, 1976 4–4 Philadelphia Flyers (1976–77) 7–15–3
26 T December 5, 1976 5–5 @ Boston Bruins (1976–77) 7–15–4
27 W December 7, 1976 4–3 Vancouver Canucks (1976–77) 8–15–4
28 L December 10, 1976 1–7 @ Cleveland Barons (1976–77) 8–16–4
29 L December 11, 1976 2–4 Cleveland Barons (1976–77) 8–17–4
30 L December 14, 1976 2–4 Los Angeles Kings (1976–77) 8–18–4
31 W December 17, 1976 3–2 Toronto Maple Leafs (1976–77) 9–18–4
32 W December 18, 1976 5–3 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1976–77) 10–18–4
33 L December 23, 1976 2–5 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1976–77) 10–19–4
34 L December 26, 1976 2–5 @ Buffalo Sabres (1976–77) 10–20–4
35 L December 28, 1976 2–5 New York Rangers (1976–77) 10–21–4
36 L December 29, 1976 1–3 @ Colorado Rockies (1976–77) 10–22–4
37 L January 1, 1977 1–3 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1976–77) 10–23–4
38 W January 2, 1977 2–1 St. Louis Blues (1976–77) 11–23–4
39 T January 4, 1977 2–2 Detroit Red Wings (1976–77) 11–23–5
40 T January 6, 1977 3–3 Pittsburgh Penguins (1976–77) 11–23–6
41 L January 8, 1977 2–7 @ Montreal Canadiens (1976–77) 11–24–6
42 W January 10, 1977 2–0 @ Detroit Red Wings (1976–77) 12–24–6
43 L January 11, 1977 2–3 Boston Bruins (1976–77) 12–25–6
44 L January 15, 1977 1–2 @ New York Islanders (1976–77) 12–26–6
45 T January 16, 1977 2–2 New York Islanders (1976–77) 12–26–7
46 L January 18, 1977 0–3 Montreal Canadiens (1976–77) 12–27–7
47 W January 19, 1977 4–2 @ Buffalo Sabres (1976–77) 13–27–7
48 L January 22, 1977 2–5 @ Montreal Canadiens (1976–77) 13–28–7
49 W January 23, 1977 6–3 St. Louis Blues (1976–77) 14–28–7
50 W January 27, 1977 4–1 Detroit Red Wings (1976–77) 15–28–7
51 W January 29, 1977 5–2 @ St. Louis Blues (1976–77) 16–28–7
52 T January 30, 1977 5–5 Philadelphia Flyers (1976–77) 16–28–8
53 L February 2, 1977 2–7 @ Los Angeles Kings (1976–77) 16–29–8
54 T February 5, 1977 3–3 @ New York Islanders (1976–77) 16–29–9
55 L February 6, 1977 2–5 @ Boston Bruins (1976–77) 16–30–9
56 T February 9, 1977 4–4 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1976–77) 16–30–10
57 L February 10, 1977 2–9 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1976–77) 16–31–10
58 L February 12, 1977 0–10 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1976–77) 16–32–10
59 T February 15, 1977 3–3 Minnesota North Stars (1976–77) 16–32–11
60 T February 17, 1977 4–4 @ Minnesota North Stars (1976–77) 16–32–12
61 L February 19, 1977 1–4 @ St. Louis Blues (1976–77) 16–33–12
62 T February 20, 1977 2–2 New York Islanders (1976–77) 16–33–13
63 W February 22, 1977 3–1 Pittsburgh Penguins (1976–77) 17–33–13
64 W February 25, 1977 4–2 Toronto Maple Leafs (1976–77) 18–33–13
65 L February 26, 1977 1–2 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1976–77) 18–34–13
66 L March 1, 1977 2–3 Los Angeles Kings (1976–77) 18–35–13
67 W March 3, 1977 7–4 Chicago Black Hawks (1976–77) 19–35–13
68 L March 6, 1977 2–4 Atlanta Flames (1976–77) 19–36–13
69 L March 9, 1977 2–5 @ Vancouver Canucks (1976–77) 19–37–13
70 L March 10, 1977 0–6 @ Los Angeles Kings (1976–77) 19–38–13
71 T March 13, 1977 3–3 @ Detroit Red Wings (1976–77) 19–38–14
72 L March 15, 1977 1–5 Cleveland Barons (1976–77) 19–39–14
73 W March 18, 1977 5–0 Colorado Rockies (1976–77) 20–39–14
74 L March 20, 1977 2–6 Buffalo Sabres (1976–77) 20–40–14
75 W March 25, 1977 7–2 New York Rangers (1976–77) 21–40–14
76 W March 27, 1977 7–4 Toronto Maple Leafs (1976–77) 22–40–14
77 W March 29, 1977 6–1 Detroit Red Wings (1976–77) 23–40–14
78 W March 30, 1977 4–3 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1976–77) 24–40–14
79 L April 2, 1977 0–11 @ Montreal Canadiens (1976–77) 24–41–14
80 L April 3, 1977 1–2 Montreal Canadiens (1976–77) 24–42–14

Playoffs[edit | edit source]

  • The Capitals failed to qualify for the post season for the third year in a row.

Player Stats[edit | edit source]

Regular Season[edit | edit source]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
Charron, GuyGuy Charron C 80 36 46 82 10 -28 6 1 4
Meehan, GerryGerry Meehan C 80 28 36 64 13 -11 9 1 6
Monahan, HartlandHartland Monahan RW 79 23 27 50 37 -28 7 1 4
Bailey, GarnetGarnet Bailey LW 78 19 27 46 51 -21 2 0 2
Sirois, BobBob Sirois RW 45 13 22 35 2 1 1 0 1
Lynch, JackJack Lynch D 75 5 25 30 90 -15 0 0 0
Lalonde, RonRon Lalonde C 76 12 17 29 24 -20 0 0 0
Riley, BillBill Riley RW 43 13 14 27 124 4 5 0 2
Collins, BillBill Collins RW 54 11 14 25 26 -7 0 2 1
Bragnalo, RickRick Bragnalo C 80 11 12 23 16 -16 1 2 1
White, TonyTony White LW 72 12 9 21 44 -15 2 1 3
Patrick, CraigCraig Patrick RW 28 7 10 17 2 -10 1 0 0
Lane, GordGord Lane D 80 2 15 17 207 -25 0 0 0
Green, RickRick Green D 45 3 12 15 16 -20 1 0 0
Watson, BryanBryan Watson D 56 1 14 15 91 -5 0 0 0
Labre, YvonYvon Labre D 62 3 11 14 169 -5 0 2 0
Smith, GordGord Smith D 79 1 12 13 92 -27 1 0 0
Lampman, MikeMike Lampman LW 22 6 5 11 4 -4 1 0 0
Lemieux, JeanJean Lemieux D 15 4 4 8 2 -9 2 0 0
Bennett, HarveyHarvey Bennett C 18 2 6 8 34 -9 0 0 0
Stewart, BlairBlair Stewart C 34 5 2 7 85 -6 0 0 0
Paradise, BobBob Paradise D 22 0 5 5 20 -3 0 0 0
Patey, DougDoug Patey RW 37 3 1 4 6 -15 0 0 0
Rowe, TomTom Rowe RW 12 1 2 3 2 -6 0 0 0
Scamurra, PeterPeter Scamurra D 21 0 2 2 8 -6 0 0 0
Nicholson, PaulPaul Nicholson LW 9 0 1 1 2 -6 0 0 0
Marson, MikeMike Marson LW 10 0 1 1 18 -1 0 0 0
Wolfe, BernieBernie Wolfe G 37 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0
Mikkelson, BillBill Mikkelson D 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0
Forsyth, AlexAlex Forsyth C 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Self, SteveSteve Self C 3 0 0 0 0 -3 0 0 0
Kinsella, BrianBrian Kinsella C 6 0 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0
Bolonchuk, LarryLarry Bolonchuk D 9 0 0 0 12 -12 0 0 0
Crozier, RogerRoger Crozier G 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Low, RonRon Low G 54 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO
Low, RonRon Low 2918 54 16 27 5 188 3.87 0
Wolfe, BernieBernie Wolfe 1779 37 7 15 9 114 3.84 1
Crozier, RogerRoger Crozier 103 3 1 0 0 2 1.17 0
Team: 4800 80 24 42 14 304 3.80 1

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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. 1976-77 Washington Capitals Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com. hockey-reference.com. Retrieved on 2009-06-02.

External Links[edit | edit source]


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