1989–90 Washington Capitals · NHL
Division 3rd Patrick
Conference 7th Prince of Wales
1989–90 record 36–38–6
Home record 19–18–3
Road record 17–20–3
Goals for 284
Goals against 275
General Manager David Poile
Coach Bryan Murray
Terry Murray
Captain Rod Langway
Alternate captains Dale Hunter
Scott Stevens
Arena Capital Centre
Team Leaders
Goals Dino Ciccarelli (41)
Assists Mike Ridley (43)
Points Dino Ciccarelli (79)
Penalties in minutes Alan May (339)
Wins Don Beaupre (23)
Goals against average Mike Liut (2.13)
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1988–89 1990–91

The 1989–90 Washington Capitals season was the 16th in the franchise's history. The Capitals finished 3rd in the Patrick Division and lost in the Conference Finals to the Boston Bruins 4 games to 0.

Off-season[edit | edit source]

Draft Picks[edit | edit source]

Round Pick Player Nationality College/Junior/Club Team
1 19. Olaf Kolzig (G) Flag of South Africa South Africa/
Flag of Germany Germany
Tri-City Americans (WHL)

Regular Season[edit | edit source]

Final Standings[edit | edit source]

Patrick Division
GP W L T GF GA PTS
New York Rangers 80 36 31 13 279 267 85
New Jersey Devils 80 37 34 9 295 288 83
Washington Capitals 80 36 38 6 284 275 78
New York Islanders 80 31 38 11 281 288 73
Pittsburgh Penguins 80 32 40 8 318 359 72
Philadelphia Flyers 80 30 39 11 290 297 71

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, 1989 5–3 Philadelphia Flyers (1989–90) 1–0–0
2 L October 7, 1989 2–3 Chicago Blackhawks (1989–90) 1–1–0
3 L October 11, 1989 1–4 @ Hartford Whalers (1989–90) 1–2–0
4 W October 13, 1989 7–4 New York Rangers (1989–90) 2–2–0
5 T October 14, 1989 4–4 OT Calgary Flames (1989–90) 2–2–1
6 W October 16, 1989 4–3 OT @ Montreal Canadiens (1989–90) 3–2–1
7 L October 20, 1989 3–5 New York Islanders (1989–90) 3–3–1
8 L October 21, 1989 4–8 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1989–90) 3–4–1
9 T October 23, 1989 3–3 OT @ Calgary Flames (1989–90) 3–4–2
10 L October 25, 1989 4–6 @ Winnipeg Jets (1989–90) 3–5–2
11 L October 28, 1989 0–1 @ St. Louis Blues (1989–90) 3–6–2
12 L October 29, 1989 0–1 @ Chicago Blackhawks (1989–90) 3–7–2
13 T October 31, 1989 1–1 OT St. Louis Blues (1989–90) 3–7–3
14 W November 3, 1989 2–1 Toronto Maple Leafs (1989–90) 4–7–3
15 W November 5, 1989 3–0 @ Quebec Nordiques (1989–90) 5–7–3
16 W November 7, 1989 5–3 @ New York Islanders (1989–90) 6–7–3
17 L November 10, 1989 3–5 Boston Bruins (1989–90) 6–8–3
18 L November 11, 1989 3–5 Edmonton Oilers (1989–90) 6–9–3
19 T November 14, 1989 4–4 OT @ Vancouver Canucks (1989–90) 6–9–4
20 L November 18, 1989 3–5 @ Los Angeles Kings (1989–90) 6–10–4
21 W November 22, 1989 5–3 New York Islanders (1989–90) 7–10–4
22 L November 24, 1989 4–7 Pittsburgh Penguins (1989–90) 7–11–4
23 W November 25, 1989 4–1 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1989–90) 8–11–4
24 W November 29, 1989 5–3 @ Detroit Red Wings (1989–90) 9–11–4
25 L December 1, 1989 2–3 Philadelphia Flyers (1989–90) 9–12–4
26 W December 2, 1989 5–3 @ New Jersey Devils (1989–90) 10–12–4
27 W December 5, 1989 4–3 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1989–90) 11–12–4
28 L December 6, 1989 3–5 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1989–90) 11–13–4
29 W December 9, 1989 7–3 @ Boston Bruins (1989–90) 12–13–4
30 L December 10, 1989 3–4 @ Buffalo Sabres (1989–90) 12–14–4
31 L December 15, 1989 3–5 New York Islanders (1989–90) 12–15–4
32 W December 16, 1989 5–2 @ Hartford Whalers (1989–90) 13–15–4
33 W December 19, 1989 2–1 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1989–90) 14–15–4
34 L December 21, 1989 2–5 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1989–90) 14–16–4
35 W December 23, 1989 3–2 New York Rangers (1989–90) 15–16–4
36 W December 26, 1989 6–3 Pittsburgh Penguins (1989–90) 16–16–4
37 W December 27, 1989 3–1 @ New Jersey Devils (1989–90) 17–16–4
38 W December 29, 1989 2–1 Detroit Red Wings (1989–90) 18–16–4
39 L January 1, 1990 4–7 Los Angeles Kings (1989–90) 18–17–4
40 L January 3, 1990 1–2 @ New York Rangers (1989–90) 18–18–4
41 L January 5, 1990 2–5 Vancouver Canucks (1989–90) 18–19–4
42 L January 6, 1990 3–5 @ Boston Bruins (1989–90) 18–20–4
43 L January 8, 1990 6–8 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1989–90) 18–21–4
44 L January 10, 1990 1–6 @ Winnipeg Jets (1989–90) 18–22–4
45 L January 12, 1990 4–6 Pittsburgh Penguins (1989–90) 18–23–4
46 L January 13, 1990 2–4 @ New York Islanders (1989–90) 18–24–4
47 W January 16, 1990 9–6 New Jersey Devils (1989–90) 19–24–4
48 W January 19, 1990 6–3 @ Buffalo Sabres (1989–90) 20–24–4
49 L January 23, 1990 3–4 Winnipeg Jets (1989–90) 20–25–4
50 L January 24, 1990 2–3 @ New Jersey Devils (1989–90) 20–26–4
51 W January 26, 1990 6–3 Montreal Canadiens (1989–90) 21–26–4
52 W January 28, 1990 7–2 Philadelphia Flyers (1989–90) 22–26–4
53 W January 31, 1990 4–3 OT @ Minnesota North Stars (1989–90) 23–26–4
54 L February 2, 1990 3–5 @ New York Islanders (1989–90) 23–27–4
55 L February 4, 1990 4–5 OT Edmonton Oilers (1989–90) 23–28–4
56 W February 6, 1990 12–2 Quebec Nordiques (1989–90) 24–28–4
57 L February 8, 1990 5–7 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1989–90) 24–29–4
58 L February 9, 1990 3–5 New Jersey Devils (1989–90) 24–30–4
59 W February 11, 1990 5–3 Minnesota North Stars (1989–90) 25–30–4
60 W February 14, 1990 4–3 @ Edmonton Oilers (1989–90) 26–30–4
61 L February 19, 1990 2–3 @ Los Angeles Kings (1989–90) 26–31–4
62 L February 23, 1990 3–6 New York Rangers (1989–90) 26–32–4
63 W February 25, 1990 9–4 Detroit Red Wings (1989–90) 27–32–4
64 W February 27, 1990 4–0 Chicago Blackhawks (1989–90) 28–32–4
65 L February 28, 1990 2–3 @ New York Rangers (1989–90) 28–33–4
66 L March 2, 1990 3–4 Hartford Whalers (1989–90) 28–34–4
67 W March 4, 1990 4–3 New Jersey Devils (1989–90) 29–34–4
68 T March 6, 1990 1–1 OT Buffalo Sabres (1989–90) 29–34–5
69 W March 9, 1990 4–3 Quebec Nordiques (1989–90) 30–34–5
70 W March 10, 1990 4–3 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1989–90) 31–34–5
71 L March 13, 1990 1–4 St. Louis Blues (1989–90) 31–35–5
72 L March 17, 1990 1–3 Vancouver Canucks (1989–90) 31–36–5
73 W March 18, 1990 4–3 @ Minnesota North Stars (1989–90) 32–36–5
74 W March 20, 1990 3–0 New York Islanders (1989–90) 33–36–5
75 L March 23, 1990 2–4 Montreal Canadiens (1989–90) 33–37–5
76 W March 25, 1990 4–1 Calgary Flames (1989–90) 34–37–5
77 L March 27, 1990 1–4 @ New Jersey Devils (1989–90) 34–38–5
78 T March 29, 1990 2–2 OT @ Philadelphia Flyers (1989–90) 34–38–6
79 W March 31, 1990 2–1 New York Rangers (1989–90) 35–38–6
80 W April 1, 1990 3–2 @ New York Rangers (1989–90) 36–38–6

Playoffs[edit | edit source]

Boston Bruins 4, Washington Capitals 0[edit | edit source]

Wales Conference
Boston vs. Washington
Date Away Home
May 3 Washington 3 5 Boston
May 5 Washington 0 3 Boston
May 7 Boston 4 1 Washington
May 9 Boston 3 2 Washington
Boston wins series 4–0
and Prince of Wales Trophy

Player Stats[edit | edit source]

Regular Season[edit | edit source]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
Ciccarelli, DinoDino Ciccarelli RW 80 41 38 79 122 -5 10 0 6
Courtnall, GeoffGeoff Courtnall LW 80 35 39 74 104 27 9 0 2
Ridley, MikeMike Ridley C 74 30 43 73 27 0 8 3 3
Pivonka, MichalMichal Pivonka C 77 25 39 64 54 -7 10 3 0
Hunter, DaleDale Hunter C 80 23 39 62 233 17 9 1 6
Hatcher, KevinKevin Hatcher D 80 13 41 54 102 4 4 0 2
Miller, KellyKelly Miller LW 80 18 22 40 49 -2 3 2 2
Stevens, ScottScott Stevens D 56 11 29 40 154 1 7 0 0
Johansson, CalleCalle Johansson D 70 8 31 39 25 7 4 0 2
Leach, StephenStephen Leach RW 70 18 14 32 104 10 0 0 2
Tucker, JohnJohn Tucker C 38 9 19 28 10 11 1 0 1
Rouse, BobBob Rouse D 70 4 16 20 123 -2 0 0 2
May, AlanAlan May RW 77 7 10 17 339 -1 1 0 2
Corriveau, YvonYvon Corriveau LW 50 9 6 15 50 -1 1 0 1
Joyce, BobBob Joyce LW 24 5 8 13 4 2 1 0 1
Houlder, BillBill Houlder D 41 1 11 12 28 8 0 0 0
Druce, JohnJohn Druce RW 45 8 3 11 52 -3 1 0 1
Christian, DaveDave Christian RW 28 3 8 11 4 -12 0 0 1
Kypreos, NickNick Kypreos LW 31 5 4 9 82 2 0 0 2
Murray, RobRob Murray C 41 2 7 9 58 -10 0 0 0
Wickenheiser, DougDoug Wickenheiser C 27 1 8 9 20 1 0 0 0
Langway, RodRod Langway D 58 0 8 8 39 7 0 0 0
Bergland, TimTim Bergland RW 32 2 5 7 31 2 0 0 0
Sheehy, NeilNeil Sheehy D 59 1 5 6 291 8 0 0 0
Kleinendorst, ScotScot Kleinendorst D 15 1 3 4 16 4 0 0 0
Paynter, KentKent Paynter D 13 1 2 3 18 -7 0 0 0
Richard, MikeMike Richard C 3 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0
Turcotte, AlfieAlfie Turcotte C 4 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0
Bawa, RobinRobin Bawa RW 5 1 0 1 6 -3 0 0 0
Felix, ChrisChris Felix D 6 1 0 1 2 -6 1 0 0
Tutt, BrianBrian Tutt D 7 1 0 1 2 -4 0 0 0
Hrivnak, JimJim Hrivnak G 11 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
Beaupre, DonDon Beaupre G 48 0 1 1 24 0 0 0 0
Larter, TylerTyler Larter C 1 0 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0
Cote, AlainAlain Cote D 2 0 0 0 7 -2 0 0 0
Ferner, MarkMark Ferner D 2 0 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0
Mathieson, JimJim Mathieson D 2 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0
Smith, DennisDennis Smith D 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Maltais, SteveSteve Maltais LW 8 0 0 0 2 -2 0 0 0
Kolzig, OlafOlaf Kolzig G 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Liut, MikeMike Liut G 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Mason, BobBob Mason G 16 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO SA SV SV%
Beaupre, DonDon Beaupre 2793 48 23 18 5 150 3.22 2 1362 1212 .890
Hrivnak, JimJim Hrivnak 609 11 5 5 0 36 3.55 0 293 257 .877
Liut, MikeMike Liut 478 8 4 4 0 17 2.13 1 217 200 .922
Mason, BobBob Mason 822 16 4 9 1 48 3.50 0 389 341 .877
Kolzig, OlafOlaf Kolzig 120 2 0 2 0 12 6.00 0 63 51 .810
Team: 4822 80 36 38 6 263 3.27 3 2324 2061 .887

Playoffs[edit | edit source]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM PPG SHG GWG
Druce, JohnJohn Druce RW 15 14 3 17 23 8 1 4
Courtnall, GeoffGeoff Courtnall LW 15 4 9 13 32 1 0 2
Hunter, DaleDale Hunter C 15 4 8 12 61 1 0 0
Ciccarelli, DinoDino Ciccarelli RW 8 8 3 11 6 1 0 1
Stevens, ScottScott Stevens D 15 2 7 9 25 1 0 0
Miller, KellyKelly Miller LW 15 3 5 8 23 0 1 0
Tucker, JohnJohn Tucker C 12 1 7 8 4 0 0 0
Hatcher, KevinKevin Hatcher D 11 0 8 8 32 0 0 0
Ridley, MikeMike Ridley C 14 3 4 7 8 0 1 0
Johansson, CalleCalle Johansson D 15 1 6 7 4 0 0 0
Rouse, BobBob Rouse D 15 2 3 5 47 1 0 0
Langway, RodRod Langway D 15 1 4 5 12 0 0 1
Leach, StephenStephen Leach RW 14 2 2 4 8 0 0 0
Joyce, BobBob Joyce LW 14 2 1 3 9 0 0 0
Bergland, TimTim Bergland RW 15 1 1 2 10 0 0 0
Pivonka, MichalMichal Pivonka C 11 0 2 2 6 0 0 0
Kypreos, NickNick Kypreos LW 7 1 0 1 15 0 0 0
Sheehy, NeilNeil Sheehy D 13 0 1 1 92 0 0 0
Maltais, SteveSteve Maltais LW 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Kleinendorst, ScotScot Kleinendorst D 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Paynter, KentKent Paynter D 3 0 0 0 10 0 0 0
Murray, RobRob Murray C 9 0 0 0 18 0 0 0
May, AlanAlan May RW 15 0 0 0 37 0 0 0
Beaupre, DonDon Beaupre G 8 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
Liut, MikeMike Liut G 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L GA GAA SO SA SV SV%
Beaupre, DonDon Beaupre 401 8 4 3 18 2.69 0 187 169 .904
Liut, MikeMike Liut 507 9 4 4 28 3.31 0 223 195 .874
Team: 908 15 8 7 46 3.04 0 410 364 .888

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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]

  • 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. 1989-90 Washington Capitals Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com. hockey-reference.com. Retrieved on 2009-06-01.
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