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1979–80 Washington Capitals · NHL
Division 5th Patrick
1979–80 record 27–40–13
Goals for 261
Goals against 293
General Manager Max McNab
Coach Danny Belisle
Gary Green
Captain Ryan Walter
Team Leaders
Goals Mike Gartner (36)
Assists Robert Picard (43)
Points Mike Gartner (68)
Penalties in minutes Paul Mulvey (240)
Wins Wayne Stephenson (18)
Goals against average Rollie Boutin (3.50)
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1978–79 1980–81

The 1979–80 Washington Capitals season was the 6th in the franchise's history. The Capitals finished 5th in the Patrick Division and did not qualify for the playoffs.

Off-season[edit | edit source]

Regular Season[edit | edit source]

Final Standings[edit | edit source]

Patrick Division
  GP W L T GF GA PTS
Philadelphia Flyers 80 48 12 20 327 254 116
New York Islanders 80 39 28 13 281 247 91
New York Rangers 80 38 32 10 308 284 86
Atlanta Flames 80 35 32 13 282 269 83
Washington Capitals 80 27 40 13 261 293 67

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 11, 1979 3–6 @ Buffalo Sabres (1979–80) 0–1–0
2 L October 13, 1979 2–5 Boston Bruins (1979–80) 0–2–0
3 W October 14, 1979 5–3 @ New York Rangers (1979–80) 1–2–0
4 W October 16, 1979 8–6 Los Angeles Kings (1979–80) 2–2–0
5 L October 19, 1979 3–5 Toronto Maple Leafs (1979–80) 2–3–0
6 L October 20, 1979 1–5 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1979–80) 2–4–0
7 L October 24, 1979 3–5 @ Los Angeles Kings (1979–80) 2–5–0
8 L October 27, 1979 3–5 @ Vancouver Canucks (1979–80) 2–6–0
9 W October 28, 1979 6–4 @ Edmonton Oilers (1979–80) 3–6–0
10 T October 30, 1979 2–2 Montreal Canadiens (1979–80) 3–6–1
11 T November 2, 1979 1–1 @ Winnipeg Jets (1979–80) 3–6–2
12 L November 3, 1979 1–7 @ Minnesota North Stars (1979–80) 3–7–2
13 L November 5, 1979 0–2 @ Montreal Canadiens (1979–80) 3–8–2
14 W November 7, 1979 6–3 Winnipeg Jets (1979–80) 4–8–2
15 L November 10, 1979 3–5 Buffalo Sabres (1979–80) 4–9–2
16 L November 13, 1979 3–5 Edmonton Oilers (1979–80) 4–10–2
17 L November 15, 1979 2–3 @ Boston Bruins (1979–80) 4–11–2
18 L November 16, 1979 2–4 Detroit Red Wings (1979–80) 4–12–2
19 L November 18, 1979 2–4 Atlanta Flames (1979–80) 4–13–2
20 T November 20, 1979 3–3 @ Colorado Rockies (1979–80) 4–13–3
21 L November 21, 1979 0–4 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1979–80) 4–14–3
22 L November 24, 1979 1–6 Buffalo Sabres (1979–80) 4–15–3
23 T November 25, 1979 2–2 @ Quebec Nordiques (1979–80) 4–15–4
24 L November 28, 1979 2–4 Toronto Maple Leafs (1979–80) 4–16–4
25 W December 1, 1979 7–2 Quebec Nordiques (1979–80) 5–16–4
26 L December 2, 1979 0–2 @ Buffalo Sabres (1979–80) 5–17–4
27 T December 4, 1979 3–3 Hartford Whalers (1979–80) 5–17–5
28 L December 7, 1979 3–5 Pittsburgh Penguins (1979–80) 5–18–5
29 L December 8, 1979 1–5 @ St. Louis Blues (1979–80) 5–19–5
30 L December 12, 1979 4–5 Minnesota North Stars (1979–80) 5–20–5
31 W December 15, 1979 5–4 New York Rangers (1979–80) 6–20–5
32 L December 19, 1979 4–5 @ Hartford Whalers (1979–80) 6–21–5
33 W December 21, 1979 2–1 Vancouver Canucks (1979–80) 7–21–5
34 L December 22, 1979 1–2 @ New York Islanders (1979–80) 7–22–5
35 W December 26, 1979 8–2 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1979–80) 8–22–5
36 W December 28, 1979 6–2 Chicago Black Hawks (1979–80) 9–22–5
37 L December 30, 1979 2–5 @ New York Rangers (1979–80) 9–23–5
38 W January 4, 1980 6–3 @ Hartford Whalers (1979–80) 10–23–5
39 T January 5, 1980 2–2 @ Minnesota North Stars (1979–80) 10–23–6
40 W January 11, 1980 7–4 Vancouver Canucks (1979–80) 11–23–6
41 L January 12, 1980 2–5 @ New York Islanders (1979–80) 11–24–6
42 L January 15, 1980 4–7 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1979–80) 11–25–6
43 L January 16, 1980 2–5 Edmonton Oilers (1979–80) 11–26–6
44 T January 19, 1980 4–4 Philadelphia Flyers (1979–80) 11–26–7
45 L January 20, 1980 2–3 @ Quebec Nordiques (1979–80) 11–27–7
46 W January 22, 1980 5–4 Winnipeg Jets (1979–80) 12–27–7
47 T January 26, 1980 1–1 Quebec Nordiques (1979–80) 12–27–8
48 W January 27, 1980 7–1 New York Islanders (1979–80) 13–27–8
49 L January 30, 1980 2–5 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1979–80) 13–28–8
50 L February 1, 1980 2–4 @ Atlanta Flames (1979–80) 13–29–8
51 L February 2, 1980 3–6 New York Rangers (1979–80) 13–30–8
52 T February 6, 1980 2–2 @ Detroit Red Wings (1979–80) 13–30–9
53 W February 8, 1980 6–3 @ Winnipeg Jets (1979–80) 14–30–9
54 W February 12, 1980 5–2 @ Los Angeles Kings (1979–80) 15–30–9
55 L February 15, 1980 2–8 @ Edmonton Oilers (1979–80) 15–31–9
56 W February 16, 1980 5–3 @ Vancouver Canucks (1979–80) 16–31–9
57 W February 19, 1980 3–1 Montreal Canadiens (1979–80) 17–31–9
58 L February 21, 1980 0–3 @ Atlanta Flames (1979–80) 17–32–9
59 W February 23, 1980 6–2 Chicago Black Hawks (1979–80) 18–32–9
60 T February 24, 1980 1–1 @ Colorado Rockies (1979–80) 18–32–10
61 W February 26, 1980 5–3 Los Angeles Kings (1979–80) 19–32–10
62 L February 28, 1980 1–4 @ Detroit Red Wings (1979–80) 19–33–10
63 L March 1, 1980 3–6 @ Montreal Canadiens (1979–80) 19–34–10
64 L March 2, 1980 1–3 Colorado Rockies (1979–80) 19–35–10
65 W March 5, 1980 7–5 St. Louis Blues (1979–80) 20–35–10
66 W March 8, 1980 9–5 Hartford Whalers (1979–80) 21–35–10
67 W March 9, 1980 3–1 New York Islanders (1979–80) 22–35–10
68 W March 12, 1980 6–4 Boston Bruins (1979–80) 23–35–10
69 W March 15, 1980 5–2 Detroit Red Wings (1979–80) 24–35–10
70 T March 16, 1980 3–3 @ Boston Bruins (1979–80) 24–35–11
71 W March 18, 1980 4–1 Colorado Rockies (1979–80) 25–35–11
72 L March 21, 1980 3–4 Minnesota North Stars (1979–80) 25–36–11
73 L March 22, 1980 2–6 @ St. Louis Blues (1979–80) 25–37–11
74 L March 24, 1980 1–6 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1979–80) 25–38–11
75 W March 26, 1980 4–2 St. Louis Blues (1979–80) 26–38–11
76 T March 29, 1980 3–3 Philadelphia Flyers (1979–80) 26–38–12
77 L March 30, 1980 0–4 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1979–80) 26–39–12
78 W April 1, 1980 6–2 Pittsburgh Penguins (1979–80) 27–39–12
79 L April 3, 1980 2–4 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1979–80) 27–40–12
80 T April 5, 1980 4–4 Atlanta Flames (1979–80) 27–40–13

Playoffs[edit | edit source]

  • The Capitals did not 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
Gartner, MikeMike Gartner RW 77 36 32 68 66 15 4 0 3
Walter, RyanRyan Walter C/LW 80 24 42 66 106 -1 12 1 1
Gustafsson, Bengt-AkeBengt-Ake Gustafsson RW 80 22 38 60 17 -17 6 1 3
Picard, RobertRobert Picard D 78 11 43 54 122 -21 5 0 1
Edberg, RolfRolf Edberg C 63 23 23 46 12 -5 4 1 7
Mulvey, PaulPaul Mulvey LW 77 15 19 34 240 -8 2 0 3
Lofthouse, MarkMark Lofthouse RW/C 68 15 18 33 20 -9 1 0 1
Sirois, BobBob Sirois RW 49 15 17 32 18 -5 4 1 2
Charron, GuyGuy Charron C 33 11 20 31 6 -2 5 0 1
Maruk, DennisDennis Maruk C 27 10 17 27 8 0 1 1 0
Rowe, TomTom Rowe RW 41 10 17 27 76 -9 4 0 2
Jarvis, WesWes Jarvis C 63 11 15 26 8 -3 0 0 0
Green, RickRick Green D 71 4 20 24 52 -10 0 0 1
Lehtonen, AnteroAntero Lehtonen LW 65 9 12 21 14 -4 2 0 1
Hangsleben, AlAl Hangsleben D 37 10 7 17 45 1 2 0 1
Kaszycki, MikeMike Kaszycki C 28 7 10 17 10 -5 1 0 0
Svensson, LeifLeif Svensson D 47 4 11 15 21 -10 0 0 0
Bouchard, PierrePierre Bouchard D 54 5 9 14 16 -7 0 0 0
MacKinnon, PaulPaul MacKinnon D 63 1 11 12 22 -1 0 0 0
Rausse, ErrolErrol Rausse LW 24 6 2 8 0 4 0 0 0
Scamurra, PeterPeter Scamurra D 23 3 5 8 6 -1 1 0 0
Lane, GordGord Lane D 19 2 4 6 53 1 0 0 0
Polis, GregGreg Polis LW 28 1 5 6 19 -6 0 0 0
Ribble, PatPat Ribble D 19 1 5 6 30 2 0 0 0
Labre, YvonYvon Labre D 18 0 5 5 38 3 0 0 0
Coulis, TimTim Coulis LW 19 1 2 3 27 -6 0 0 0
Currie, GlenGlen Currie C 32 2 0 2 2 -2 0 0 0
Hextall, DennisDennis Hextall LW 15 1 1 2 49 -5 0 0 0
Cassolato, TonyTony Cassolato RW 9 0 2 2 0 2 0 0 0
Stephenson, WayneWayne Stephenson G 56 0 2 2 20 0 0 0 0
Tremblay, BrentBrent Tremblay D 9 1 0 1 6 1 0 0 0
Rissling, GaryGary Rissling LW 11 0 1 1 49 -6 0 0 0
Theberge, GregGreg Theberge D 12 0 1 1 0 -3 0 0 0
Boutin, RollieRollie Boutin G 18 0 1 1 6 0 0 0 0
Girard, BobBob Girard LW 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Pocza, HarvieHarvie Pocza LW 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Clippingdale, SteveSteve Clippingdale LW 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Noel, ClaudeClaude Noel C 7 0 0 0 0 -3 0 0 0
Inness, GaryGary Inness G 14 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO
Stephenson, WayneWayne Stephenson 3146 56 18 24 10 187 3.57 0
Boutin, RollieRollie Boutin 927 18 7 7 1 54 3.50 0
Inness, GaryGary Inness 727 14 2 9 2 44 3.63 0
Team: 4800 80 27 40 13 285 3.56 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. 1979-80 Washington Capitals Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com. hockey-reference.com. Retrieved on 2009-06-02.

External Links[edit | edit source]

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