1983–84 Washington Capitals · NHL
Division 2nd Patrick
1983–84 record 48–27–5
Goals for 308
Goals against 226
General Manager David Poile
Coach Bryan Murray
Captain Rod Langway
Team Leaders
Goals Mike Gartner (40)
Assists Dave Christian (52)
Points Mike Gartner (85)
Penalties in minutes Scott Stevens (201)
Wins Al Jensen (25)
Goals against average Pat Ribble (2.66)
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1982–83 1984–85

The 1983–84 Washington Capitals season was the 10th in the franchise's history. The Capitals finished 2nd in the Patrick Division and lost in the Division Finals to the New York Islanders 4 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
New York Islanders 80 50 26 4 357 269 104
Washington Capitals 80 48 27 5 308 226 101
Philadelphia Flyers 80 44 26 10 350 290 98
New York Rangers 80 42 29 9 314 304 93
New Jersey Devils 80 17 56 7 231 350 41
Pittsburgh Penguins 80 16 58 6 254 390 38

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 6, 1983 1–4 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1983–84) 0–1–0
2 L October 8, 1983 7–8 OT New York Islanders (1983–84) 0–2–0
3 L October 9, 1983 2–5 @ Buffalo Sabres (1983–84) 0–3–0
4 L October 13, 1983 3–4 @ New York Rangers (1983–84) 0–4–0
5 L October 14, 1983 0–4 Pittsburgh Penguins (1983–84) 0–5–0
6 L October 16, 1983 2–4 Quebec Nordiques (1983–84) 0–6–0
7 L October 19, 1983 0–3 @ Hartford Whalers (1983–84) 0–7–0
8 W October 22, 1983 4–1 Philadelphia Flyers (1983–84) 1–7–0
9 W October 25, 1983 1–0 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1983–84) 2–7–0
10 W October 26, 1983 2–0 @ New Jersey Devils (1983–84) 3–7–0
11 W October 29, 1983 6–1 @ Minnesota North Stars (1983–84) 4–7–0
12 W October 30, 1983 7–3 @ Winnipeg Jets (1983–84) 5–7–0
13 L November 2, 1983 3–11 @ Edmonton Oilers (1983–84) 5–8–0
14 W November 4, 1983 5–4 OT Vancouver Canucks (1983–84) 6–8–0
15 W November 6, 1983 3–2 Detroit Red Wings (1983–84) 7–8–0
16 L November 9, 1983 4–7 Edmonton Oilers (1983–84) 7–9–0
17 W November 12, 1983 7–4 New York Rangers (1983–84) 8–9–0
18 L November 13, 1983 2–4 @ Boston Bruins (1983–84) 8–10–0
19 L November 16, 1983 1–4 @ New York Rangers (1983–84) 8–11–0
20 W November 18, 1983 7–1 New York Islanders (1983–84) 9–11–0
21 L November 19, 1983 2–6 @ New York Islanders (1983–84) 9–12–0
22 T November 23, 1983 2–2 OT Chicago Black Hawks (1983–84) 9–12–1
23 W November 25, 1983 3–1 New York Rangers (1983–84) 10–12–1
24 W November 26, 1983 5–2 @ Montreal Canadiens (1983–84) 11–12–1
25 L November 29, 1983 3–6 @ Quebec Nordiques (1983–84) 11–13–1
26 W December 1, 1983 8–4 New Jersey Devils (1983–84) 12–13–1
27 T December 2, 1983 2–2 OT @ New Jersey Devils (1983–84) 12–13–2
28 L December 4, 1983 1–4 Boston Bruins (1983–84) 12–14–2
29 L December 7, 1983 5–7 @ New York Rangers (1983–84) 12–15–2
30 W December 8, 1983 4–3 Calgary Flames (1983–84) 13–15–2
31 W December 10, 1983 2–0 Montreal Canadiens (1983–84) 14–15–2
32 L December 15, 1983 4–9 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1983–84) 14–16–2
33 W December 17, 1983 3–1 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1983–84) 15–16–2
34 W December 18, 1983 5–0 Los Angeles Kings (1983–84) 16–16–2
35 L December 22, 1983 1–6 @ New York Islanders (1983–84) 16–17–2
36 W December 23, 1983 7–3 New York Islanders (1983–84) 17–17–2
37 L December 26, 1983 4–5 Philadelphia Flyers (1983–84) 17–18–2
38 L December 28, 1983 2–3 OT Detroit Red Wings (1983–84) 17–19–2
39 W December 31, 1983 3–2 @ New Jersey Devils (1983–84) 18–19–2
40 T January 2, 1984 2–2 OT New York Rangers (1983–84) 18–19–3
41 W January 5, 1984 5–1 St. Louis Blues (1983–84) 19–19–3
42 L January 7, 1984 2–4 Buffalo Sabres (1983–84) 19–20–3
43 W January 8, 1984 7–1 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1983–84) 20–20–3
44 W January 11, 1984 4–2 @ Los Angeles Kings (1983–84) 21–20–3
45 W January 13, 1984 6–4 @ Vancouver Canucks (1983–84) 22–20–3
46 L January 15, 1984 2–3 @ Calgary Flames (1983–84) 22–21–3
47 W January 17, 1984 8–3 Winnipeg Jets (1983–84) 23–21–3
48 W January 20, 1984 5–3 Chicago Black Hawks (1983–84) 24–21–3
49 W January 21, 1984 3–2 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1983–84) 25–21–3
50 T January 25, 1984 2–2 OT @ Buffalo Sabres (1983–84) 25–21–4
51 W January 27, 1984 6–1 Toronto Maple Leafs (1983–84) 26–21–4
52 W January 28, 1984 8–0 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1983–84) 27–21–4
53 W February 2, 1984 2–0 @ New Jersey Devils (1983–84) 28–21–4
54 W February 3, 1984 4–1 Montreal Canadiens (1983–84) 29–21–4
55 W February 5, 1984 9–2 Edmonton Oilers (1983–84) 30–21–4
56 W February 8, 1984 6–1 Calgary Flames (1983–84) 31–21–4
57 W February 11, 1984 6–3 Philadelphia Flyers (1983–84) 32–21–4
58 W February 13, 1984 4–0 @ Minnesota North Stars (1983–84) 33–21–4
59 W February 16, 1984 4–2 @ Los Angeles Kings (1983–84) 34–21–4
60 W February 18, 1984 4–2 @ St. Louis Blues (1983–84) 35–21–4
61 L February 19, 1984 3–4 OT @ Winnipeg Jets (1983–84) 35–22–4
62 L February 22, 1984 2–4 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1983–84) 35–23–4
63 L February 25, 1984 1–4 @ Detroit Red Wings (1983–84) 35–24–4
64 W February 26, 1984 4–3 @ Hartford Whalers (1983–84) 36–24–4
65 L February 28, 1984 2–3 Vancouver Canucks (1983–84) 36–25–4
66 W March 1, 1984 9–1 Pittsburgh Penguins (1983–84) 37–25–4
67 W March 3, 1984 5–1 New York Rangers (1983–84) 38–25–4
68 W March 5, 1984 5–2 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1983–84) 39–25–4
69 W March 7, 1984 4–2 Hartford Whalers (1983–84) 40–25–4
70 W March 9, 1984 5–3 Quebec Nordiques (1983–84) 41–25–4
71 W March 11, 1984 2–1 @ Boston Bruins (1983–84) 42–25–4
72 T March 14, 1984 3–3 OT New Jersey Devils (1983–84) 42–25–5
73 W March 17, 1984 2–1 @ New York Islanders (1983–84) 43–25–5
74 L March 18, 1984 3–5 St. Louis Blues (1983–84) 43–26–5
75 W March 21, 1984 5–1 Minnesota North Stars (1983–84) 44–26–5
76 W March 24, 1984 6–0 Pittsburgh Penguins (1983–84) 45–26–5
77 W March 25, 1984 4–3 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1983–84) 46–26–5
78 W March 28, 1984 6–2 New Jersey Devils (1983–84) 47–26–5
79 L March 31, 1984 1–3 New York Islanders (1983–84) 47–27–5
80 W April 1, 1984 4–1 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1983–84) 48–27–5

Playoffs[edit | edit source]

Washington Capitals 3, Philadelphia Flyers 0[edit | edit source]

New York Islanders 4, 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
Gartner, MikeMike Gartner RW 80 40 45 85 90 22 8 0 7
Christian, DaveDave Christian RW 80 29 52 81 28 26 9 0 6
Gustafsson, Bengt-AkeBengt-Ake Gustafsson RW 69 32 43 75 16 29 8 0 5
Carpenter, BobbyBobby Carpenter C 80 28 40 68 51 0 8 0 5
Haworth, AlanAlan Haworth C 75 24 31 55 52 14 7 0 5
Laughlin, CraigCraig Laughlin RW 80 20 32 52 69 4 7 0 3
Murphy, LarryLarry Murphy D 72 13 33 46 50 12 2 0 2
Stevens, ScottScott Stevens D 78 13 32 45 201 26 7 0 2
Jarvis, DougDoug Jarvis C 80 13 29 42 12 7 0 2 0
Gould, BobbyBobby Gould RW 78 21 19 40 74 -2 4 0 4
Duchesne, GaetanGaetan Duchesne LW 79 17 19 36 29 15 3 2 1
Currie, GlenGlen Currie C 80 12 24 36 20 9 0 2 2
Langway, RodRod Langway D 80 9 24 33 61 14 1 2 2
Erickson, BryanBryan Erickson RW 45 12 17 29 16 10 4 0 2
Veitch, DarrenDarren Veitch D 46 6 18 24 17 0 4 0 0
Blomqvist, TimoTimo Blomqvist D 65 1 19 20 84 17 0 0 0
Shand, DaveDave Shand D 72 4 15 19 124 23 0 0 0
Valentine, ChrisChris Valentine C 22 6 5 11 21 -8 2 0 1
Andersson, PeterPeter Andersson D 42 3 7 10 20 12 2 0 0
Adams, GregGreg Adams LW 57 2 6 8 133 1 0 0 0
McAdam, GaryGary McAdam LW 24 1 5 6 12 0 0 0 1
Theberge, GregGreg Theberge D 13 1 2 3 4 -4 1 0 0
Sampson, GaryGary Sampson LW 15 1 1 2 6 1 0 0 0
Engblom, BrianBrian Engblom D 6 0 1 1 8 -4 0 0 0
MacKinnon, PaulPaul MacKinnon D 12 0 1 1 4 -7 0 0 0
Hidi, AndreAndre Hidi LW 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Evason, DeanDean Evason C 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0
Franceschetti, LouLou Franceschetti RW 2 0 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0
Houston, KenKen Houston RW 4 0 0 0 4 -2 0 0 0
Parro, DaveDave Parro G 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Mason, BobBob Mason G 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Riggin, PatPat Riggin G 41 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0
Jensen, AlAl Jensen G 43 0 0 0 22 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO
Jensen, AlAl Jensen 2414 43 25 13 3 117 2.91 4
Riggin, PatPat Riggin 2299 41 21 14 2 102 2.66 4
Mason, BobBob Mason 120 2 2 0 0 3 1.50 0
Parro, DaveDave Parro 1 1 0 0 0 0 0.00 0
Team: 4834 80 48 27 5 222 2.76 8

Playoffs[edit | edit source]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM PPG SHG GWG
Gartner, MikeMike Gartner RW 8 3 7 10 16 2 0 0
Christian, DaveDave Christian RW 8 5 4 9 5 1 0 0
Stevens, ScottScott Stevens D 8 1 8 9 21 1 0 0
Laughlin, CraigCraig Laughlin RW 8 4 2 6 6 1 0 3
Haworth, AlanAlan Haworth C 8 3 2 5 4 1 0 0
Gustafsson, Bengt-AkeBengt-Ake Gustafsson RW 5 2 3 5 0 2 0 0
Erickson, BryanBryan Erickson RW 8 2 3 5 7 1 0 0
Jarvis, DougDoug Jarvis C 8 2 3 5 6 0 0 0
Langway, RodRod Langway D 8 0 5 5 7 0 0 0
Carpenter, BobbyBobby Carpenter C 8 2 1 3 25 1 0 0
Duchesne, GaetanGaetan Duchesne LW 8 2 1 3 2 0 0 1
Murphy, LarryLarry Murphy D 8 0 3 3 6 0 0 0
Gould, BobbyBobby Gould RW 5 0 2 2 4 0 0 0
Currie, GlenGlen Currie C 8 1 0 1 0 0 0 0
Sampson, GaryGary Sampson LW 8 1 0 1 0 0 0 0
Andersson, PeterPeter Andersson D 3 0 1 1 2 0 0 0
Veitch, DarrenDarren Veitch D 5 0 1 1 15 0 0 0
Jensen, AlAl Jensen G 6 0 1 1 2 0 0 0
Shand, DaveDave Shand D 8 0 1 1 13 0 0 0
Adams, GregGreg Adams LW 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Hidi, AndreAndre Hidi LW 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Franceschetti, LouLou Franceschetti RW 3 0 0 0 8 0 0 0
Blomqvist, TimoTimo Blomqvist D 8 0 0 0 8 0 0 0
Riggin, PatPat Riggin G 5 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L GA GAA SO
Jensen, AlAl Jensen 258 6 3 1 14 3.26 0
Riggin, PatPat Riggin 230 5 1 3 9 2.35 0
Team: 488 8 4 4 23 2.83 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. 1983-84 Washington Capitals Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com. hockey-reference.com. Retrieved on 2009-06-02.

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