1982–83 Washington Capitals · NHL
Division 3rd Patrick
1982–83 record 39–25–16
Goals for 306
Goals against 283
General Manager David Poile
Coach Bryan Murray
Captain Rod Langway
Team Leaders
Goals Mike Gartner (38)
Assists Dennis Maruk (50)
Points Dennis Maruk (81)
Penalties in minutes Randy Holt (275)
Wins Al Jensen (22)
Goals against average Pat Riggin (3.36)
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1981–82 1983–84

The 1982–83 Washington Capitals season was the 9th in the franchise's history. The Capitals finished 3rd in the Patrick Division and qualified for the playoffs for the first time in their history. They lost in the Division Semi-finals to the New York Islanders 3 games to 1.

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 49 23 8 326 240 106
New York Islanders 80 42 26 12 302 226 96
Washington Capitals 80 39 25 16 306 283 94
New York Rangers 80 35 35 10 306 287 80
New Jersey Devils 80 17 49 14 230 338 48
Pittsburgh Penguins 80 18 53 9 250 394 45

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 6, 1982 5–4 @ New York Rangers (1982–83) 1–0–0
2 L October 9, 1982 2–3 Philadelphia Flyers (1982–83) 1–1–0
3 L October 10, 1982 4–6 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1982–83) 1–2–0
4 W October 13, 1982 5–3 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1982–83) 2–2–0
5 L October 16, 1982 2–9 Buffalo Sabres (1982–83) 2–3–0
6 T October 20, 1982 3–3 Montreal Canadiens (1982–83) 2–3–1
7 L October 21, 1982 3–6 @ New York Islanders (1982–83) 2–4–1
8 L October 23, 1982 1–3 Minnesota North Stars (1982–83) 2–5–1
9 L October 27, 1982 5–7 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1982–83) 2–6–1
10 W October 30, 1982 6–5 @ St. Louis Blues (1982–83) 3–6–1
11 T November 3, 1982 3–3 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1982–83) 3–6–2
12 L November 5, 1982 3–4 St. Louis Blues (1982–83) 3–7–2
13 W November 7, 1982 6–2 Hartford Whalers (1982–83) 4–7–2
14 T November 8, 1982 2–2 @ New Jersey Devils (1982–83) 4–7–3
15 W November 10, 1982 3–0 New Jersey Devils (1982–83) 5–7–3
16 W November 13, 1982 3–1 New York Islanders (1982–83) 6–7–3
17 W November 16, 1982 5–3 Calgary Flames (1982–83) 7–7–3
18 T November 19, 1982 3–3 @ Winnipeg Jets (1982–83) 7–7–4
19 L November 21, 1982 3–5 @ Vancouver Canucks (1982–83) 7–8–4
20 L November 23, 1982 3–6 @ Calgary Flames (1982–83) 7–9–4
21 T November 24, 1982 3–3 @ Edmonton Oilers (1982–83) 7–9–5
22 W November 26, 1982 5–3 Toronto Maple Leafs (1982–83) 8–9–5
23 T November 28, 1982 3–3 New York Islanders (1982–83) 8–9–6
24 W December 2, 1982 5–4 Pittsburgh Penguins (1982–83) 9–9–6
25 W December 4, 1982 4–2 Chicago Black Hawks (1982–83) 10–9–6
26 T December 7, 1982 3–3 Winnipeg Jets (1982–83) 10–9–7
27 W December 9, 1982 6–4 @ New Jersey Devils (1982–83) 11–9–7
28 T December 10, 1982 4–4 New York Rangers (1982–83) 11–9–8
29 W December 12, 1982 4–3 Boston Bruins (1982–83) 12–9–8
30 W December 14, 1982 7–2 Los Angeles Kings (1982–83) 13–9–8
31 T December 16, 1982 4–4 @ Minnesota North Stars (1982–83) 13–9–9
32 W December 18, 1982 3–1 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1982–83) 14–9–9
33 W December 19, 1982 3–1 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1982–83) 15–9–9
34 W December 23, 1982 5–1 @ New York Islanders (1982–83) 16–9–9
35 L December 26, 1982 3–6 Philadelphia Flyers (1982–83) 16–10–9
36 W December 28, 1982 6–3 Pittsburgh Penguins (1982–83) 17–10–9
37 T December 30, 1982 4–4 @ Hartford Whalers (1982–83) 17–10–10
38 L January 1, 1983 2–7 New York Rangers (1982–83) 17–11–10
39 W January 2, 1983 7–4 @ Quebec Nordiques (1982–83) 18–11–10
40 W January 5, 1983 5–2 @ Detroit Red Wings (1982–83) 19–11–10
41 L January 6, 1983 1–3 Toronto Maple Leafs (1982–83) 19–12–10
42 T January 8, 1983 3–3 @ St. Louis Blues (1982–83) 19–12–11
43 L January 11, 1983 7–9 Los Angeles Kings (1982–83) 19–13–11
44 L January 14, 1983 2–3 @ Buffalo Sabres (1982–83) 19–14–11
45 L January 15, 1983 2–4 Buffalo Sabres (1982–83) 19–15–11
46 W January 18, 1983 4–1 Philadelphia Flyers (1982–83) 20–15–11
47 W January 19, 1983 6–4 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1982–83) 21–15–11
48 L January 21, 1983 4–5 Quebec Nordiques (1982–83) 21–16–11
49 W January 23, 1983 3–1 New Jersey Devils (1982–83) 22–16–11
50 W January 26, 1983 6–2 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1982–83) 23–16–11
51 W January 28, 1983 7–2 Pittsburgh Penguins (1982–83) 24–16–11
52 T January 29, 1983 3–3 @ Montreal Canadiens (1982–83) 24–16–12
53 W February 1, 1983 5–2 Detroit Red Wings (1982–83) 25–16–12
54 W February 3, 1983 3–1 Minnesota North Stars (1982–83) 26–16–12
55 W February 5, 1983 5–4 New Jersey Devils (1982–83) 27–16–12
56 T February 6, 1983 4–4 @ Quebec Nordiques (1982–83) 27–16–13
57 L February 10, 1983 3–8 @ New York Islanders (1982–83) 27–17–13
58 W February 13, 1983 6–1 Winnipeg Jets (1982–83) 28–17–13
59 L February 16, 1983 4–5 @ New York Rangers (1982–83) 28–18–13
60 W February 18, 1983 2–1 @ Vancouver Canucks (1982–83) 29–18–13
61 T February 19, 1983 3–3 @ Los Angeles Kings (1982–83) 29–18–14
62 L February 23, 1983 3–6 @ Edmonton Oilers (1982–83) 29–19–14
63 W February 24, 1983 4–2 @ Calgary Flames (1982–83) 30–19–14
64 L February 26, 1983 1–4 @ Montreal Canadiens (1982–83) 30–20–14
65 L March 2, 1983 3–5 Edmonton Oilers (1982–83) 30–21–14
66 W March 3, 1983 4–3 @ New York Rangers (1982–83) 31–21–14
67 W March 5, 1983 4–3 Philadelphia Flyers (1982–83) 32–21–14
68 W March 8, 1983 5–4 @ New Jersey Devils (1982–83) 33–21–14
69 L March 12, 1983 2–6 @ New York Islanders (1982–83) 33–22–14
70 W March 13, 1983 6–4 Boston Bruins (1982–83) 34–22–14
71 W March 16, 1983 5–4 Hartford Whalers (1982–83) 35–22–14
72 W March 17, 1983 2–1 @ Boston Bruins (1982–83) 36–22–14
73 W March 20, 1983 3–2 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1982–83) 37–22–14
74 T March 23, 1983 1–1 Vancouver Canucks (1982–83) 37–22–15
75 W March 24, 1983 5–3 New Jersey Devils (1982–83) 38–22–15
76 T March 26, 1983 4–4 Pittsburgh Penguins (1982–83) 38–22–16
77 L March 27, 1983 4–5 @ New York Rangers (1982–83) 38–23–16
78 L March 30, 1983 1–7 New York Islanders (1982–83) 38–24–16
79 L April 1, 1983 7–8 @ Detroit Red Wings (1982–83) 38–25–16
80 W April 3, 1983 3–0 New York Rangers (1982–83) 39–25–16

Playoffs[edit | edit source]

New York Islanders 3, Washington Capitals 1[edit | edit source]

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 31 50 81 71 -21 12 0 2
Gartner, MikeMike Gartner RW 73 38 38 76 54 -2 10 1 3
Carpenter, BobbyBobby Carpenter C 80 32 37 69 64 0 14 0 4
Gustafsson, Bengt-AkeBengt-Ake Gustafsson RW 67 22 42 64 16 9 2 0 4
Haworth, AlanAlan Haworth C 74 23 27 50 34 -5 5 0 2
Novy, MilanMilan Novy C 73 18 30 48 16 1 3 0 3
Laughlin, CraigCraig Laughlin RW 75 17 27 44 41 -7 5 0 3
Gould, BobbyBobby Gould RW 80 22 18 40 43 16 0 0 6
Houston, KenKen Houston RW 71 25 14 39 93 -8 9 0 0
Currie, GlenGlen Currie C 68 11 28 39 20 18 0 0 2
Duchesne, GaetanGaetan Duchesne LW 77 18 19 37 52 15 0 1 6
Theberge, GregGreg Theberge D 70 8 28 36 20 -3 7 0 1
Langway, RodRod Langway D 80 3 29 32 75 0 1 0 0
Jarvis, DougDoug Jarvis C 80 8 22 30 10 -12 0 1 0
Engblom, BrianBrian Engblom D 73 5 22 27 59 -4 4 0 0
Stevens, ScottScott Stevens D 77 9 16 25 195 14 0 0 0
Blomqvist, TimoTimo Blomqvist D 61 1 17 18 67 15 1 0 1
Valentine, ChrisChris Valentine C 23 7 10 17 14 -2 1 0 1
Bulley, TedTed Bulley LW 39 4 9 13 47 -3 0 0 1
Veitch, DarrenDarren Veitch D 10 0 8 8 0 -1 0 0 0
Holt, RandyRandy Holt D 70 0 8 8 275 -7 0 0 0
MacKinnon, PaulPaul MacKinnon D 19 2 2 4 8 1 1 0 0
Robertson, TorrieTorrie Robertson LW 5 2 0 2 4 -2 0 0 0
Norwood, LeeLee Norwood D 8 0 1 1 14 -3 0 0 0
Calder, EricEric Calder D 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Hicks, DougDoug Hicks D 6 0 0 0 7 -3 0 0 0
Moore, RobbieRobbie Moore G 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Parro, DaveDave Parro G 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Riggin, PatPat Riggin G 38 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0
Jensen, AlAl Jensen G 40 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO
Jensen, AlAl Jensen 2358 40 22 12 6 135 3.44 1
Riggin, PatPat Riggin 2161 38 16 9 9 121 3.36 0
Parro, DaveDave Parro 261 6 1 3 1 19 4.37 0
Moore, RobbieRobbie Moore 20 1 0 1 0 1 3.00 0
Team: 4800 80 39 25 16 276 3.45 1

Playoffs[edit | edit source]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM PPG SHG GWG
Gould, BobbyBobby Gould RW 4 5 0 5 4 1 0 1
Currie, GlenGlen Currie C 4 0 3 3 4 0 0 0
Duchesne, GaetanGaetan Duchesne LW 4 1 1 2 4 0 0 0
Maruk, DennisDennis Maruk C 4 1 1 2 2 0 0 0
Engblom, BrianBrian Engblom D 4 0 2 2 2 0 0 0
Carpenter, BobbyBobby Carpenter C 4 1 0 1 2 0 0 0
Houston, KenKen Houston RW 4 1 0 1 4 0 0 0
Laughlin, CraigCraig Laughlin RW 4 1 0 1 0 0 0 0
Stevens, ScottScott Stevens D 4 1 0 1 26 0 0 0
Gustafsson, Bengt-AkeBengt-Ake Gustafsson RW 4 0 1 1 4 0 0 0
Holt, RandyRandy Holt D 4 0 1 1 20 0 0 0
Jarvis, DougDoug Jarvis C 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
Theberge, GregGreg Theberge D 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
Bulley, TedTed Bulley LW 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Novy, MilanMilan Novy C 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Valentine, ChrisChris Valentine C 2 0 0 0 4 0 0 0
Blomqvist, TimoTimo Blomqvist D 3 0 0 0 16 0 0 0
Gartner, MikeMike Gartner RW 4 0 0 0 4 0 0 0
Haworth, AlanAlan Haworth C 4 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
Langway, RodRod Langway D 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Riggin, PatPat Riggin G 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Jensen, AlAl Jensen G 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L GA GAA SO
Jensen, AlAl Jensen 139 3 1 2 10 4.32 0
Riggin, PatPat Riggin 101 3 0 1 8 4.75 0
Team: 240 4 1 3 18 4.50 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]

Transactions[edit | edit source]

Draft Picks[edit | edit source]

Farm Teams[edit | edit source]

See Also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1982-83 Washington Capitals Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com. hockey-reference.com. Retrieved on 2009-06-02.


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