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1990–91 Washington Capitals · NHL
Division 3rd Patrick
1990–91 record 37–36–7
Goals for 258
Goals against 258
General Manager David Poile
Coach Bryan Murray
Terry Murray
Captain Rod Langway
Alternate captains Dale Hunter
Scott Stevens
Arena Capital Centre
Team Leaders
Goals Kevin Hatcher
Kelly Miller (24)
Assists Kevin Hatcher
Michal Pivoňka (50)
Points Kevin Hatcher (74)
Penalties in minutes Alan May (264)
Wins Don Beaupre (20)
Goals against average Don Beaupre (2.64)
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1989–90 1991–92

The 1990–91 Washington Capitals season was the 17th in the franchise's history. The Capitals finished 3rd in the Patrick Division and lost in the Division Finals to the Pittsburgh Penguins 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
Pittsburgh Penguins 80 41 33 6 342 305 88
New York Rangers 80 36 31 13 297 265 85
Washington Capitals 80 37 36 7 258 258 81
New Jersey Devils 80 32 33 15 272 264 79
Philadelphia Flyers 80 33 37 10 252 267 76
New York Islanders 80 25 45 10 223 290 60

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 5, 1990 4–7 Pittsburgh Penguins (1990–91) 0–1–0
2 W October 6, 1990 6–4 Detroit Red Wings (1990–91) 1–1–0
3 L October 10, 1990 2–4 @ New York Rangers (1990–91) 1–2–0
4 W October 12, 1990 3–1 Winnipeg Jets (1990–91) 2–2–0
5 L October 13, 1990 2–5 New York Rangers (1990–91) 2–3–0
6 L October 15, 1990 1–3 @ Montreal Canadiens (1990–91) 2–4–0
7 L October 17, 1990 2–3 @ New Jersey Devils (1990–91) 2–5–0
8 W October 19, 1990 4–3 New York Islanders (1990–91) 3–5–0
9 W October 20, 1990 4–0 New Jersey Devils (1990–91) 4–5–0
10 W October 23, 1990 6–2 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1990–91) 5–5–0
11 L October 25, 1990 2–3 OT @ Chicago Blackhawks (1990–91) 5–6–0
12 L October 27, 1990 4–9 @ Calgary Flames (1990–91) 5–7–0
13 W October 28, 1990 1–0 @ Edmonton Oilers (1990–91) 6–7–0
14 W October 30, 1990 2–1 @ Vancouver Canucks (1990–91) 7–7–0
15 W November 2, 1990 4–3 Los Angeles Kings (1990–91) 8–7–0
16 W November 3, 1990 5–2 @ New York Islanders (1990–91) 9–7–0
17 W November 6, 1990 4–1 @ Quebec Nordiques (1990–91) 10–7–0
18 L November 10, 1990 2–4 Buffalo Sabres (1990–91) 10–8–0
19 L November 11, 1990 3–5 Boston Bruins (1990–91) 10–9–0
20 L November 14, 1990 3–5 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1990–91) 10–10–0
21 L November 16, 1990 3–4 Chicago Blackhawks (1990–91) 10–11–0
22 L November 17, 1990 2–4 @ Hartford Whalers (1990–91) 10–12–0
23 W November 19, 1990 3–2 OT @ Detroit Red Wings (1990–91) 11–12–0
24 W November 21, 1990 5–3 Toronto Maple Leafs (1990–91) 12–12–0
25 W November 23, 1990 7–3 Pittsburgh Penguins (1990–91) 13–12–0
26 L November 24, 1990 2–3 OT @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1990–91) 13–13–0
27 W November 28, 1990 6–3 @ New York Rangers (1990–91) 14–13–0
28 L November 30, 1990 3–4 Montreal Canadiens (1990–91) 14–14–0
29 W December 1, 1990 3–1 @ New York Islanders (1990–91) 15–14–0
30 W December 5, 1990 3–1 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1990–91) 16–14–0
31 W December 7, 1990 5–2 New Jersey Devils (1990–91) 17–14–0
32 L December 8, 1990 2–4 @ New Jersey Devils (1990–91) 17–15–0
33 W December 11, 1990 4–1 Philadelphia Flyers (1990–91) 18–15–0
34 L December 15, 1990 2–3 Hartford Whalers (1990–91) 18–16–0
35 L December 17, 1990 3–5 @ New York Rangers (1990–91) 18–17–0
36 L December 19, 1990 2–3 @ Chicago Blackhawks (1990–91) 18–18–0
37 T December 20, 1990 3–3 OT @ St. Louis Blues (1990–91) 18–18–1
38 L December 22, 1990 2–5 Toronto Maple Leafs (1990–91) 18–19–1
39 L December 26, 1990 3–7 Pittsburgh Penguins (1990–91) 18–20–1
40 L December 28, 1990 3–5 New York Rangers (1990–91) 18–21–1
41 L December 29, 1990 3–4 @ Quebec Nordiques (1990–91) 18–22–1
42 W January 1, 1991 4–3 New Jersey Devils (1990–91) 19–22–1
43 T January 4, 1991 3–3 OT Philadelphia Flyers (1990–91) 19–22–2
44 W January 5, 1991 5–3 @ Boston Bruins (1990–91) 20–22–2
45 W January 11, 1991 4–2 Calgary Flames (1990–91) 21–22–2
46 L January 12, 1991 1–4 @ Montreal Canadiens (1990–91) 21–23–2
47 L January 15, 1991 3–7 @ St. Louis Blues (1990–91) 21–24–2
48 L January 17, 1991 2–5 @ Minnesota North Stars (1990–91) 21–25–2
49 W January 22, 1991 2–1 OT @ Detroit Red Wings (1990–91) 22–25–2
50 L January 24, 1991 1–6 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1990–91) 22–26–2
51 T January 25, 1991 2–2 OT Minnesota North Stars (1990–91) 22–26–3
52 W January 27, 1991 5–4 OT New York Islanders (1990–91) 23–26–3
53 L January 29, 1991 2–3 OT @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1990–91) 23–27–3
54 W January 31, 1991 4–3 OT @ New York Islanders (1990–91) 24–27–3
55 L February 2, 1991 2–4 Winnipeg Jets (1990–91) 24–28–3
56 W February 5, 1991 5–3 Vancouver Canucks (1990–91) 25–28–3
57 W February 8, 1991 6–3 Edmonton Oilers (1990–91) 26–28–3
58 W February 10, 1991 5–2 Philadelphia Flyers (1990–91) 27–28–3
59 L February 15, 1991 2–8 @ Calgary Flames (1990–91) 27–29–3
60 L February 16, 1991 2–4 @ Vancouver Canucks (1990–91) 27–30–3
61 L February 18, 1991 2–5 @ Los Angeles Kings (1990–91) 27–31–3
62 W February 22, 1991 3–2 New York Rangers (1990–91) 28–31–3
63 T February 24, 1991 5–5 OT Pittsburgh Penguins (1990–91) 28–31–4
64 L February 25, 1991 1–5 @ New Jersey Devils (1990–91) 28–32–4
65 T February 27, 1991 4–4 OT @ New York Rangers (1990–91) 28–32–5
66 W March 2, 1991 3–2 New York Islanders (1990–91) 29–32–5
67 T March 5, 1991 3–3 OT Los Angeles Kings (1990–91) 29–32–6
68 W March 8, 1991 2–1 @ Winnipeg Jets (1990–91) 30–32–6
69 W March 10, 1991 5–3 @ Edmonton Oilers (1990–91) 31–32–6
70 L March 12, 1991 2–3 Hartford Whalers (1990–91) 31–33–6
71 W March 14, 1991 5–3 Quebec Nordiques (1990–91) 32–33–6
72 W March 16, 1991 6–0 Philadelphia Flyers (1990–91) 33–33–6
73 L March 19, 1991 1–2 St. Louis Blues (1990–91) 33–34–6
74 W March 21, 1991 6–2 @ New York Islanders (1990–91) 34–34–6
75 W March 22, 1991 3–1 Minnesota North Stars (1990–91) 35–34–6
76 T March 24, 1991 3–3 OT Boston Bruins (1990–91) 35–34–7
77 L March 26, 1991 2–4 Buffalo Sabres (1990–91) 35–35–7
78 W March 28, 1991 3–0 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1990–91) 36–35–7
79 W March 30, 1991 4–0 New Jersey Devils (1990–91) 37–35–7
80 L March 31, 1991 2–5 @ Buffalo Sabres (1990–91) 37–36–7

Playoffs[edit | edit source]

Washington Capitals 4, New York Rangers 2[edit | edit source]

Pittsburgh Penguins 4, New York Rangers 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
Hatcher, KevinKevin Hatcher D 79 24 50 74 69 -10 9 2 3
Ridley, MikeMike Ridley C 79 23 48 71 26 9 6 5 4
Pivonka, MichalMichal Pivonka C 79 20 50 70 34 3 6 0 4
Druce, JohnJohn Druce RW 80 22 36 58 46 4 7 1 4
Johansson, CalleCalle Johansson D 80 11 41 52 23 -2 2 1 2
Miller, KellyKelly Miller LW 80 24 26 50 29 10 4 2 3
Hunter, DaleDale Hunter C 76 16 30 46 234 -22 9 0 2
Ciccarelli, DinoDino Ciccarelli RW 54 21 18 39 66 -17 2 0 2
Leach, StephenStephen Leach RW 68 11 19 30 99 -9 4 0 1
Bondra, PeterPeter Bondra RW 54 12 16 28 47 -10 4 0 1
Khristich, DmitriDmitri Khristich LW/C 40 13 14 27 21 -1 1 0 0
Tatarinov, MikhailMikhail Tatarinov D 65 8 15 23 82 -4 3 1 1
Rouse, BobBob Rouse D 47 5 15 20 65 -7 1 0 0
Kypreos, NickNick Kypreos LW 79 9 9 18 196 -4 0 0 3
Tippett, DaveDave Tippett LW 61 6 9 15 24 -13 0 0 2
Iafrate, AlAl Iafrate D 30 6 8 14 124 -1 0 1 1
Bergland, TimTim Bergland RW 47 5 9 14 21 -1 0 0 0
Zezel, PeterPeter Zezel C 20 7 5 12 10 -13 6 0 0
May, AlanAlan May RW 67 4 6 10 264 -10 0 0 0
Langway, RodRod Langway D 56 1 7 8 24 12 0 0 0
Joyce, BobBob Joyce LW 17 3 3 6 8 3 0 0 1
Lalor, MikeMike Lalor D 68 1 5 6 61 -23 0 0 0
Sabourin, KenKen Sabourin D 28 1 4 5 81 6 0 0 0
Felix, ChrisChris Felix D 8 0 4 4 0 0 0 0 0
Murray, RobRob Murray C 17 0 3 3 19 0 0 0 0
Greenlaw, JeffJeff Greenlaw LW 10 2 0 2 10 1 0 0 1
Turcotte, AlfieAlfie Turcotte C 6 1 1 2 0 -1 0 0 1
Purves, JohnJohn Purves RW 7 1 0 1 0 -3 0 0 1
Quenneville, JoelJoel Quenneville D 9 1 0 1 0 -8 0 0 0
Ferner, MarkMark Ferner D 7 0 1 1 4 -2 0 0 0
Babcock, BobbyBobby Babcock D 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Paynter, KentKent Paynter D 1 0 0 0 15 0 0 0 0
Savage, ReggieReggie Savage C 1 0 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0
Lovsin, KenKen Lovsin D 1 0 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0
Seftel, SteveSteve Seftel LW 4 0 0 0 2 -2 0 0 0
Maltais, SteveSteve Maltais LW 7 0 0 0 2 -1 0 0 0
Kordic, JohnJohn Kordic RW 7 0 0 0 101 1 0 0 0
Hrivnak, JimJim Hrivnak G 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Liut, MikeMike Liut G 35 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Beaupre, DonDon Beaupre G 45 0 0 0 18 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO SA SV SV%
Beaupre, DonDon Beaupre 2572 45 20 18 3 113 2.64 5 1095 982 .897
Liut, MikeMike Liut 1834 35 13 16 3 114 3.73 0 786 672 .855
Hrivnak, JimJim Hrivnak 432 9 4 2 1 26 3.61 0 226 200 .885
Team: 4838 80 37 36 7 253 3.14 5 2107 1854 .880

Playoffs[edit | edit source]

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM PPG SHG GWG
Hunter, DaleDale Hunter C 11 1 9 10 41 0 0 0
Ciccarelli, DinoDino Ciccarelli RW 11 5 4 9 22 3 0 2
Johansson, CalleCalle Johansson D 10 2 7 9 8 1 0 0
Ridley, MikeMike Ridley C 11 3 4 7 8 1 0 1
Miller, KellyKelly Miller LW 11 4 2 6 6 0 1 0
Hatcher, KevinKevin Hatcher D 11 3 3 6 8 2 0 0
Pivonka, MichalMichal Pivonka C 11 2 3 5 8 0 0 0
Tippett, DaveDave Tippett LW 10 2 3 5 8 0 0 0
Iafrate, AlAl Iafrate D 10 1 3 4 22 0 0 1
Khristich, DmitriDmitri Khristich LW/C 11 1 3 4 6 0 0 0
Leach, StephenStephen Leach RW 9 1 2 3 8 0 0 0
Lalor, MikeMike Lalor D 10 1 2 3 22 0 0 0
Bergland, TimTim Bergland RW 11 1 1 2 12 0 0 0
Druce, JohnJohn Druce RW 11 1 1 2 7 1 0 0
May, AlanAlan May RW 11 1 1 2 37 0 0 1
Langway, RodRod Langway D 11 0 2 2 6 0 0 0
Beaupre, DonDon Beaupre G 11 0 1 1 2 0 0 0
Bondra, PeterPeter Bondra RW 4 0 1 1 2 0 0 0
Kypreos, NickNick Kypreos LW 9 0 1 1 38 0 0 0
Paynter, KentKent Paynter D 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Greenlaw, JeffJeff Greenlaw LW 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
Sheehy, NeilNeil Sheehy D 2 0 0 0 19 0 0 0
Liut, MikeMike Liut G 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Sabourin, KenKen Sabourin D 11 0 0 0 34 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L GA GAA SO SA SV SV%
Beaupre, DonDon Beaupre 624 11 5 5 29 2.79 1 294 265 .901
Liut, MikeMike Liut 48 2 0 1 4 5.00 0 30 26 .867
Team: 672 11 5 6 33 2.95 1 324 291 .898

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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]

Game Ads[edit | edit source]

See Also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1990-91 Washington Capitals Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com. hockey-reference.com. Retrieved on 2009-06-01.

External Links[edit | edit source]


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