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1986–87 Washington Capitals · NHL
Division 2nd Patrick
1986–87 record 38–32–10
Goals for 285
Goals against 278
General Manager David Poile
Coach Bryan Murray
Captain Rod Langway
Team Leaders
Goals Mike Gartner (41)
Assists Larry Murphy (58)
Points Larry Murphy (81)
Penalties in minutes Scott Stevens (283)
Wins Bob Mason (20)
Goals against average Pete Peeters (3.21)
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1985–86 1987–88

The 1986–87 Washington Capitals season was the 13th in the franchise's history. The Capitals finished 2nd in the Patrick Division and lost in the Division Semi-finals to the New York Islanders 4 games to 3.

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 46 26 8 310 245 100
Washington Capitals 80 38 32 10 285 278 86
New York Islanders 80 35 33 12 279 281 82
New York Rangers 80 34 38 8 307 323 76
Pittsburgh Penguins 80 30 38 12 297 290 72
New Jersey Devils 80 29 45 6 293 368 64

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 9, 1986 4–5 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1986–87) 0–1–0
2 L October 11, 1986 1–6 Philadelphia Flyers (1986–87) 0–2–0
3 W October 13, 1986 7–6 OT @ New York Rangers (1986–87) 1–2–0
4 L October 16, 1986 4–7 @ New York Islanders (1986–87) 1–3–0
5 L October 18, 1986 2–4 Buffalo Sabres (1986–87) 1–4–0
6 W October 20, 1986 5–4 @ Montreal Canadiens (1986–87) 2–4–0
7 T October 21, 1986 4–4 OT @ Quebec Nordiques (1986–87) 2–4–1
8 W October 24, 1986 8–2 Minnesota North Stars (1986–87) 3–4–1
9 W October 25, 1986 2–1 New Jersey Devils (1986–87) 4–4–1
10 W October 28, 1986 5–2 @ Vancouver Canucks (1986–87) 5–4–1
11 L October 29, 1986 3–6 @ Edmonton Oilers (1986–87) 5–5–1
12 L November 1, 1986 1–4 @ Calgary Flames (1986–87) 5–6–1
13 L November 4, 1986 1–7 @ New York Islanders (1986–87) 5–7–1
14 W November 5, 1986 3–2 Vancouver Canucks (1986–87) 6–7–1
15 W November 8, 1986 3–2 Chicago Blackhawks (1986–87) 7–7–1
16 T November 11, 1986 2–2 OT @ Minnesota North Stars (1986–87) 7–7–2
17 T November 12, 1986 2–2 OT @ Chicago Blackhawks (1986–87) 7–7–3
18 L November 14, 1986 1–4 Quebec Nordiques (1986–87) 7–8–3
19 L November 16, 1986 2–6 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1986–87) 7–9–3
20 L November 18, 1986 5–6 Los Angeles Kings (1986–87) 7–10–3
21 T November 21, 1986 3–3 OT @ Detroit Red Wings (1986–87) 7–10–4
22 L November 22, 1986 4–5 Pittsburgh Penguins (1986–87) 7–11–4
23 T November 26, 1986 2–2 OT Boston Bruins (1986–87) 7–11–5
24 L November 28, 1986 2–4 Philadelphia Flyers (1986–87) 7–12–5
25 L November 29, 1986 3–4 @ Quebec Nordiques (1986–87) 7–13–5
26 W December 1, 1986 2–1 OT @ Montreal Canadiens (1986–87) 8–13–5
27 T December 3, 1986 3–3 OT @ Winnipeg Jets (1986–87) 8–13–6
28 W December 6, 1986 3–1 Montreal Canadiens (1986–87) 9–13–6
29 W December 9, 1986 4–2 New Jersey Devils (1986–87) 10–13–6
30 L December 10, 1986 2–8 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1986–87) 10–14–6
31 L December 14, 1986 1–3 New York Rangers (1986–87) 10–15–6
32 L December 17, 1986 1–6 @ New York Rangers (1986–87) 10–16–6
33 L December 19, 1986 4–6 @ New Jersey Devils (1986–87) 10–17–6
34 W December 20, 1986 5–3 St. Louis Blues (1986–87) 11–17–6
35 W December 26, 1986 2–1 New York Islanders (1986–87) 12–17–6
36 L December 28, 1986 5–7 @ Chicago Blackhawks (1986–87) 12–18–6
37 L December 30, 1986 1–3 Hartford Whalers (1986–87) 12–19–6
38 W January 1, 1987 4–3 OT Pittsburgh Penguins (1986–87) 13–19–6
39 L January 3, 1987 1–4 Philadelphia Flyers (1986–87) 13–20–6
40 W January 5, 1987 6–4 @ St. Louis Blues (1986–87) 14–20–6
41 L January 7, 1987 2–5 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1986–87) 14–21–6
42 W January 9, 1987 3–2 Pittsburgh Penguins (1986–87) 15–21–6
43 T January 11, 1987 2–2 OT @ Philadelphia Flyers (1986–87) 15–21–7
44 L January 13, 1987 2–3 Winnipeg Jets (1986–87) 15–22–7
45 W January 15, 1987 3–2 @ New York Islanders (1986–87) 16–22–7
46 W January 17, 1987 6–1 @ Hartford Whalers (1986–87) 17–22–7
47 W January 18, 1987 6–1 @ New Jersey Devils (1986–87) 18–22–7
48 W January 20, 1987 6–3 New Jersey Devils (1986–87) 19–22–7
49 W January 23, 1987 3–2 @ Buffalo Sabres (1986–87) 20–22–7
50 L January 24, 1987 3–6 Buffalo Sabres (1986–87) 20–23–7
51 L January 27, 1987 5–7 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1986–87) 20–24–7
52 W January 28, 1987 2–1 @ Detroit Red Wings (1986–87) 21–24–7
53 T January 30, 1987 3–3 OT New York Islanders (1986–87) 21–24–8
54 W February 1, 1987 6–4 Winnipeg Jets (1986–87) 22–24–8
55 L February 4, 1987 2–3 @ New York Rangers (1986–87) 22–25–8
56 L February 6, 1987 2–5 Hartford Whalers (1986–87) 22–26–8
57 L February 7, 1987 4–5 OT New York Rangers (1986–87) 22–27–8
58 W February 15, 1987 5–3 @ Edmonton Oilers (1986–87) 23–27–8
59 L February 18, 1987 4–7 @ Los Angeles Kings (1986–87) 23–28–8
60 W February 20, 1987 6–3 @ Vancouver Canucks (1986–87) 24–28–8
61 W February 22, 1987 5–2 @ Calgary Flames (1986–87) 25–28–8
62 W February 24, 1987 8–2 Detroit Red Wings (1986–87) 26–28–8
63 W February 27, 1987 5–2 Edmonton Oilers (1986–87) 27–28–8
64 W March 1, 1987 7–3 New York Rangers (1986–87) 28–28–8
65 W March 3, 1987 3–2 New Jersey Devils (1986–87) 29–28–8
66 L March 5, 1987 2–4 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1986–87) 29–29–8
67 L March 7, 1987 2–3 OT @ Boston Bruins (1986–87) 29–30–8
68 L March 10, 1987 3–6 Calgary Flames (1986–87) 29–31–8
69 W March 13, 1987 10–2 Toronto Maple Leafs (1986–87) 30–31–8
70 T March 14, 1987 3–3 OT @ St. Louis Blues (1986–87) 30–31–9
71 L March 17, 1987 4–5 Los Angeles Kings (1986–87) 30–32–9
72 W March 20, 1987 4–3 Pittsburgh Penguins (1986–87) 31–32–9
73 W March 22, 1987 4–3 Boston Bruins (1986–87) 32–32–9
74 W March 24, 1987 3–1 @ New York Islanders (1986–87) 33–32–9
75 T March 27, 1987 2–2 OT New York Islanders (1986–87) 33–32–10
76 W March 29, 1987 4–2 Minnesota North Stars (1986–87) 34–32–10
77 W March 31, 1987 4–2 Toronto Maple Leafs (1986–87) 35–32–10
78 W April 1, 1987 5–1 @ New York Rangers (1986–87) 36–32–10
79 W April 4, 1987 3–2 OT Philadelphia Flyers (1986–87) 37–32–10
80 W April 5, 1987 6–5 OT @ New Jersey Devils (1986–87) 38–32–10

Playoffs[edit | edit source]

New York Islanders 4, Washington Capitals 3[edit | edit source]

Player Stats[edit | edit source]

Regular Season[edit | edit source]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
Murphy, LarryLarry Murphy D 80 23 58 81 39 25 8 0 4
Gartner, MikeMike Gartner RW 78 41 32 73 61 1 5 6 10
Stevens, ScottScott Stevens D 77 10 51 61 283 13 2 0 0
Laughlin, CraigCraig Laughlin RW 80 22 30 52 67 -3 11 0 5
Duchesne, GaetanGaetan Duchesne LW 74 17 35 52 53 18 0 1 4
Christian, DaveDave Christian RW 76 23 27 50 8 -5 5 0 2
Gould, BobbyBobby Gould RW 78 23 27 50 74 18 1 1 2
Adams, GregGreg Adams LW 67 14 30 44 184 9 2 0 0
Pivonka, MichalMichal Pivonka C 73 18 25 43 41 -19 4 0 2
Haworth, AlanAlan Haworth C 50 25 16 41 43 3 9 0 2
Ridley, MikeMike Ridley C 40 15 19 34 20 -1 6 0 3
Langway, RodRod Langway D 78 2 25 27 53 11 0 0 1
Hatcher, KevinKevin Hatcher D 78 8 16 24 144 -29 1 0 2
Miller, KellyKelly Miller LW 39 10 12 22 26 10 3 1 0
Franceschetti, LouLou Franceschetti RW 75 12 9 21 127 -9 0 0 1
Jensen, David A.David A. Jensen C 46 8 8 16 12 -10 2 0 0
Carpenter, BobbyBobby Carpenter C 22 5 7 12 21 -7 4 0 0
Galley, GarryGarry Galley D 18 1 10 11 10 3 1 0 0
Blum, JohnJohn Blum D 66 2 8 10 133 1 0 0 0
Smith, GregGreg Smith D 45 0 9 9 31 -6 0 0 0
Barrett, JohnJohn Barrett D 55 2 2 4 43 -16 0 0 0
Peeters, PetePete Peeters G 37 0 4 4 16 0 0 0 0
Sampson, GaryGary Sampson LW 25 1 2 3 4 -9 0 0 0
Greenlaw, JeffJeff Greenlaw LW 22 0 3 3 44 2 0 0 0
Corriveau, YvonYvon Corriveau LW 17 1 1 2 24 -4 0 0 0
Kastelic, EdEd Kastelic W 23 1 1 2 83 -3 1 0 0
Cavallini, PaulPaul Cavallini D 6 0 2 2 8 -4 0 0 0
Leach, StephenStephen Leach RW 15 1 0 1 6 -4 0 0 0
Beaudoin, YvesYves Beaudoin D 6 0 0 0 5 -4 0 0 0
Martin, GrantGrant Martin LW 9 0 0 0 4 -1 0 0 0
Thomson, JimJim Thomson RW 10 0 0 0 35 -2 0 0 0
Crawford, BobBob Crawford RW 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Jensen, AlAl Jensen G 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Mason, BobBob Mason G 45 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO SA SV SV%
Mason, BobBob Mason 2536 45 20 18 5 137 3.24 0 1247 1110 .890
Peeters, PetePete Peeters 2002 37 17 11 4 107 3.21 0 930 823 .885
Jensen, AlAl Jensen 328 6 1 3 1 27 4.94 0 184 157 .853
Team: 4866 80 38 32 10 271 3.34 0 2361 2090 .885

Playoffs[edit | edit source]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM PPG SHG GWG
Gartner, MikeMike Gartner RW 7 4 3 7 14 0 0 0
Stevens, ScottScott Stevens D 7 0 5 5 19 0 0 0
Miller, KellyKelly Miller LW 7 2 2 4 0 0 0 0
Murphy, LarryLarry Murphy D 7 2 2 4 6 0 0 1
Adams, GregGreg Adams LW 7 1 3 4 38 1 0 0
Christian, DaveDave Christian RW 7 1 3 4 6 0 0 1
Duchesne, GaetanGaetan Duchesne LW 7 3 0 3 14 0 0 0
Ridley, MikeMike Ridley C 7 2 1 3 6 0 0 1
Haworth, AlanAlan Haworth C 6 0 3 3 7 0 0 0
Gould, BobbyBobby Gould RW 7 0 3 3 8 0 0 0
Pivonka, MichalMichal Pivonka C 7 1 1 2 2 0 0 0
Martin, GrantGrant Martin LW 1 1 0 1 2 0 0 0
Kastelic, EdEd Kastelic W 5 1 0 1 13 1 0 0
Hatcher, KevinKevin Hatcher D 7 1 0 1 20 0 0 0
Blum, JohnJohn Blum D 6 0 1 1 4 0 0 0
Langway, RodRod Langway D 7 0 1 1 2 0 0 0
Laughlin, CraigCraig Laughlin RW 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Galley, GarryGarry Galley D 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Franceschetti, LouLou Franceschetti RW 7 0 0 0 23 0 0 0
Jensen, David A.David A. Jensen C 7 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
Smith, GregGreg Smith D 7 0 0 0 11 0 0 0
Peeters, PetePete Peeters G 3 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
Mason, BobBob Mason G 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L GA GAA SO SA SV SV%
Mason, BobBob Mason 309 4 2 2 9 1.75 1 143 134 .937
Peeters, PetePete Peeters 180 3 1 2 9 3.00 0 76 67 .882
Team: 489 7 3 4 18 2.21 1 219 201 .918

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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; SA=Shots Against; SV=Shots saved; SV% = Save Percentage

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. 1986-87 Washington Capitals Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com. hockey-reference.com. Retrieved on 2009-06-01.

External Links[edit | edit source]


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