1981–82 Washington Capitals · NHL
Division 5th Patrick
1981–82 record 26–41–13
Goals for 319
Goals against 338
General Manager Max McNab
Roger Crozier
Coach Gary Green
Roger Crozier
Bryan Murray
Captain Ryan Walter
Team Leaders
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1980–81 1982–83

The 1981–82 Washington Capitals season was the 8th 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
New York Islanders 80 54 16 10 385 250 118
New York Rangers 80 39 27 14 316 306 92
Philadelphia Flyers 80 38 31 11 325 313 87
Pittsburgh Penguins 80 31 36 13 310 337 75
Washington Capitals 80 26 41 13 319 338 65

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, 1981 3–5 @ Buffalo Sabres (1981–82) 0–1–0
2 W October 10, 1981 6–3 Detroit Red Wings (1981–82) 1–1–0
3 L October 11, 1981 3–6 @ Boston Bruins (1981–82) 1–2–0
4 L October 14, 1981 4–5 Philadelphia Flyers (1981–82) 1–3–0
5 L October 15, 1981 2–5 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1981–82) 1–4–0
6 L October 17, 1981 2–4 Buffalo Sabres (1981–82) 1–5–0
7 L October 21, 1981 3–6 Quebec Nordiques (1981–82) 1–6–0
8 L October 23, 1981 2–4 New York Islanders (1981–82) 1–7–0
9 L October 24, 1981 4–6 @ New York Islanders (1981–82) 1–8–0
10 L October 28, 1981 0–3 @ Vancouver Canucks (1981–82) 1–9–0
11 L October 29, 1981 3–4 @ Los Angeles Kings (1981–82) 1–10–0
12 L October 31, 1981 4–6 @ Colorado Rockies (1981–82) 1–11–0
13 L November 4, 1981 1–6 Minnesota North Stars (1981–82) 1–12–0
14 L November 7, 1981 1–3 New York Rangers (1981–82) 1–13–0
15 L November 11, 1981 2–3 Pittsburgh Penguins (1981–82) 1–14–0
16 T November 13, 1981 3–3 Detroit Red Wings (1981–82) 1–14–1
17 W November 14, 1981 4–0 @ Hartford Whalers (1981–82) 2–14–1
18 W November 18, 1981 7–1 Colorado Rockies (1981–82) 3–14–1
19 W November 21, 1981 10–4 Philadelphia Flyers (1981–82) 4–14–1
20 W November 22, 1981 3–2 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1981–82) 5–14–1
21 T November 25, 1981 4–4 @ Minnesota North Stars (1981–82) 5–14–2
22 W November 27, 1981 5–2 Montreal Canadiens (1981–82) 6–14–2
23 L November 28, 1981 2–6 @ Hartford Whalers (1981–82) 6–15–2
24 W December 2, 1981 9–3 Calgary Flames (1981–82) 7–15–2
25 W December 4, 1981 7–3 Winnipeg Jets (1981–82) 8–15–2
26 L December 5, 1981 4–9 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1981–82) 8–16–2
27 L December 9, 1981 3–7 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1981–82) 8–17–2
28 W December 11, 1981 11–2 Toronto Maple Leafs (1981–82) 9–17–2
29 L December 12, 1981 4–7 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1981–82) 9–18–2
30 L December 14, 1981 3–6 @ Montreal Canadiens (1981–82) 9–19–2
31 L December 17, 1981 1–4 @ New York Islanders (1981–82) 9–20–2
32 L December 19, 1981 4–6 Chicago Black Hawks (1981–82) 9–21–2
33 W December 20, 1981 3–2 @ New York Rangers (1981–82) 10–21–2
34 L December 23, 1981 4–7 Boston Bruins (1981–82) 10–22–2
35 T December 26, 1981 4–4 New York Rangers (1981–82) 10–22–3
36 L December 27, 1981 2–3 @ Buffalo Sabres (1981–82) 10–23–3
37 L December 30, 1981 2–6 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1981–82) 10–24–3
38 W January 2, 1982 5–2 Vancouver Canucks (1981–82) 11–24–3
39 W January 3, 1982 4–3 @ New York Rangers (1981–82) 12–24–3
40 L January 5, 1982 0–3 @ Quebec Nordiques (1981–82) 12–25–3
41 T January 7, 1982 3–3 Los Angeles Kings (1981–82) 12–25–4
42 L January 9, 1982 4–7 @ St. Louis Blues (1981–82) 12–26–4
43 T January 13, 1982 6–6 Edmonton Oilers (1981–82) 12–26–5
44 T January 16, 1982 5–5 @ Detroit Red Wings (1981–82) 12–26–6
45 T January 17, 1982 2–2 New York Islanders (1981–82) 12–26–7
46 L January 20, 1982 0–3 @ Winnipeg Jets (1981–82) 12–27–7
47 L January 23, 1982 1–3 @ Boston Bruins (1981–82) 12–28–7
48 T January 24, 1982 4–4 @ New York Rangers (1981–82) 12–28–8
49 L January 27, 1982 4–5 New York Rangers (1981–82) 12–29–8
50 W January 30, 1982 5–2 Chicago Black Hawks (1981–82) 13–29–8
51 W January 31, 1982 8–3 Pittsburgh Penguins (1981–82) 14–29–8
52 L February 2, 1982 6–7 @ New York Islanders (1981–82) 14–30–8
53 L February 4, 1982 2–5 New York Islanders (1981–82) 14–31–8
54 W February 6, 1982 6–4 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1981–82) 15–31–8
55 T February 7, 1982 5–5 Quebec Nordiques (1981–82) 15–31–9
56 W February 11, 1982 5–3 @ Calgary Flames (1981–82) 16–31–9
57 L February 12, 1982 3–5 @ Edmonton Oilers (1981–82) 16–32–9
58 L February 14, 1982 3–5 @ Colorado Rockies (1981–82) 16–33–9
59 W February 17, 1982 5–2 @ Los Angeles Kings (1981–82) 17–33–9
60 L February 20, 1982 3–7 @ Minnesota North Stars (1981–82) 17–34–9
61 W February 21, 1982 6–3 @ Winnipeg Jets (1981–82) 18–34–9
62 W February 25, 1982 9–1 St. Louis Blues (1981–82) 19–34–9
63 W February 27, 1982 7–1 Hartford Whalers (1981–82) 20–34–9
64 L February 28, 1982 1–4 Edmonton Oilers (1981–82) 20–35–9
65 W March 3, 1982 8–4 St. Louis Blues (1981–82) 21–35–9
66 W March 5, 1982 8–6 Calgary Flames (1981–82) 22–35–9
67 L March 7, 1982 1–7 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1981–82) 22–36–9
68 L March 10, 1982 2–7 Pittsburgh Penguins (1981–82) 22–37–9
69 W March 13, 1982 6–3 Philadelphia Flyers (1981–82) 23–37–9
70 T March 14, 1982 5–5 @ New York Rangers (1981–82) 23–37–10
71 T March 17, 1982 6–6 Vancouver Canucks (1981–82) 23–37–11
72 L March 20, 1982 3–4 New York Rangers (1981–82) 23–38–11
73 L March 21, 1982 2–3 New York Islanders (1981–82) 23–39–11
74 L March 23, 1982 1–8 @ New York Islanders (1981–82) 23–40–11
75 W March 25, 1982 4–3 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1981–82) 24–40–11
76 T March 27, 1982 4–4 Philadelphia Flyers (1981–82) 24–40–12
77 L March 28, 1982 5–6 Pittsburgh Penguins (1981–82) 24–41–12
78 T March 31, 1982 4–4 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1981–82) 24–41–13
79 W April 3, 1982 6–4 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1981–82) 25–41–13
80 W April 4, 1982 3–1 Montreal Canadiens (1981–82) 26–41–13

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
Maruk, DennisDennis Maruk C 80 60 76 136 128 -4 20 2 1
Walter, RyanRyan Walter C/LW 78 38 49 87 142 -3 19 1 3
Gartner, MikeMike Gartner RW 80 35 45 80 121 -11 5 2 5
Carpenter, BobbyBobby Carpenter C 80 32 35 67 69 -23 7 1 3
Valentine, ChrisChris Valentine C 60 30 37 67 92 -15 18 0 5
Gustafsson, Bengt-AkeBengt-Ake Gustafsson RW 70 26 34 60 40 -20 3 0 2
Veitch, DarrenDarren Veitch D 67 9 44 53 54 -17 5 0 1
Theberge, GregGreg Theberge D 57 5 32 37 49 -8 2 0 0
Gould, BobbyBobby Gould RW 60 18 13 31 69 -3 1 0 1
Green, RickRick Green D 65 3 25 28 93 -12 1 0 0
Murray, TerryTerry Murray D 74 3 22 25 60 -14 0 0 0
Duchesne, GaetanGaetan Duchesne LW 74 9 14 23 46 -6 0 0 1
Robertson, TorrieTorrie Robertson LW 54 8 13 21 204 -1 3 0 0
Norwood, LeeLee Norwood D 26 7 10 17 125 7 3 0 1
Tookey, TimTim Tookey C 28 8 8 16 35 -9 5 0 0
Currie, GlenGlen Currie C 43 7 7 14 14 -2 0 1 0
Jarvis, WesWes Jarvis C 26 1 12 13 18 5 0 0 0
Franceschetti, LouLou Franceschetti RW 30 2 10 12 23 -4 0 0 1
Blomqvist, TimoTimo Blomqvist D 44 1 11 12 62 -17 0 0 0
MacKinnon, PaulPaul MacKinnon D 39 2 9 11 35 -10 0 0 0
Holt, RandyRandy Holt D 53 2 6 8 250 -7 0 0 0
McTaggart, JimJim McTaggart D 19 2 4 6 20 -2 0 1 1
Cassolato, TonyTony Cassolato RW 12 1 4 5 4 1 0 0 0
Stoltz, RolandRoland Stoltz RW 14 2 2 4 14 -3 0 0 0
Kelly, BobBob Kelly LW 16 0 4 4 12 -12 0 0 0
Bidner, ToddTodd Bidner LW 12 2 1 3 7 0 0 0 1
Pronovost, JeanJean Pronovost RW 10 1 2 3 4 -7 0 0 0
Ribble, PatPat Ribble D 12 1 2 3 14 -4 0 0 0
Hangsleben, AlAl Hangsleben D 17 1 1 2 19 -3 0 0 0
Rowe, TomTom Rowe RW 6 1 1 2 18 0 0 0 0
Jensen, AlAl Jensen G 26 0 2 2 6 0 0 0 0
Walker, HowardHoward Walker D 16 0 2 2 26 -9 0 0 0
Kindrachuk, OrestOrest Kindrachuk C 4 1 0 1 2 -4 1 0 0
Siltala, MikeMike Siltala RW 3 1 0 1 2 -1 0 0 0
Hicks, DougDoug Hicks D 12 0 1 1 11 -7 0 0 0
Palmateer, MikeMike Palmateer G 11 0 1 1 6 0 0 0 0
Parro, DaveDave Parro G 52 0 1 1 4 0 0 0 0
Bouchard, PierrePierre Bouchard D 1 0 0 0 10 -2 0 0 0
Calder, EricEric Calder D 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Pocza, HarvieHarvie Pocza LW 2 0 0 0 2 -2 0 0 0
Rausse, ErrolErrol Rausse LW 2 0 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0
Camazzola, TonyTony Camazzola D 3 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0
McGeough, JimJim McGeough C 4 0 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0
Johnston, JayJay Johnston D 6 0 0 0 4 -2 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO
Parro, DaveDave Parro 2942 52 16 26 7 206 4.20 1
Jensen, AlAl Jensen 1274 26 8 8 4 81 3.81 0
Palmateer, MikeMike Palmateer 584 11 2 7 2 47 4.83 0
Team: 4800 80 26 41 13 334 4.17 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. 1981-82 Washington Capitals Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com. hockey-reference.com. Retrieved on 2009-06-02.

External Links[edit | edit source]

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