1976–77 Washington Capitals season

The 1976–77 Washington Capitals season was the Washington Capitals third season in the National Hockey League (NHL).

1976–77 Washington Capitals
Division4th Norris
1976–77 record24–42–14
Goals for221
Goals against307
Team information
General managerMax McNab
CoachTom McVie
CaptainYvon Labre
Alternate captainsNone

This season was much better than the past two seasons, with the Capitals winning 24 games.

OffseasonEdit

Regular seasonEdit

Final standingsEdit

Norris Division
GP W L T GF GA Pts
Montreal Canadiens 80 60 8 12 387 171 132
Los Angeles Kings 80 34 31 15 271 241 83
Pittsburgh Penguins 80 34 33 13 240 252 81
Washington Capitals 80 24 42 14 221 307 62
Detroit Red Wings 80 16 55 9 183 309 41

[1]Note: GP = Games played, W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, Pts = Points, GF = Goals for, GA = Goals against

Note: Teams that qualified for the playoffs are highlighted in bold.

Schedule and resultsEdit

No. R Dated in Herelov perspective Score Opponent Record
1 W October 5, 1976 6–5 Atlanta Flames (1976–77) 1–0–0
2 T October 7, 1976 3–3 @ Detroit Red Wings (1976–77) 1–0–1
3 L October 9, 1976 3–6 @ Cleveland Barons (1976–77) 1–1–1
4 L October 13, 1976 1–4 @ Vancouver Canucks (1976–77) 1–2–1
5 L October 16, 1976 1–7 @ Los Angeles Kings (1976–77) 1–3–1
6 L October 19, 1976 0–6 Montreal Canadiens (1976–77) 1–4–1
7 T October 21, 1976 5–5 Los Angeles Kings (1976–77) 1–4–2
8 L October 24, 1976 1–2 @ Buffalo Sabres (1976–77) 1–5–2
9 W October 29, 1976 2–1 @ Colorado Rockies (1976–77) 2–5–2
10 L October 31, 1976 4–5 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1976–77) 2–6–2
11 L November 3, 1976 0–7 @ Atlanta Flames (1976–77) 2–7–2
12 L November 5, 1976 2–3 Buffalo Sabres (1976–77) 2–8–2
13 W November 7, 1976 4–1 Minnesota North Stars (1976–77) 3–8–2
14 W November 9, 1976 4–2 Vancouver Canucks (1976–77) 4–8–2
15 W November 10, 1976 7–5 @ New York Rangers (1976–77) 5–8–2
16 L November 12, 1976 4–5 Chicago Black Hawks (1976–77) 5–9–2
17 L November 14, 1976 2–3 Cleveland Barons (1976–77) 5–10–2
18 L November 18, 1976 2–3 @ Boston Bruins (1976–77) 5–11–2
19 L November 19, 1976 1–4 Boston Bruins (1976–77) 5–12–2
20 W November 21, 1976 3–1 Colorado Rockies (1976–77) 6–12–2
21 L November 24, 1976 2–6 @ Atlanta Flames (1976–77) 6–13–2
22 L November 27, 1976 1–6 @ Minnesota North Stars (1976–77) 6–14–2
23 W November 30, 1976 6–4 Pittsburgh Penguins (1976–77) 7–14–2
24 L December 1, 1976 1–4 @ New York Rangers (1976–77) 7–15–2
25 T December 3, 1976 4–4 Philadelphia Flyers (1976–77) 7–15–3
26 T December 5, 1976 5–5 @ Boston Bruins (1976–77) 7–15–4
27 W December 7, 1976 4–3 Vancouver Canucks (1976–77) 8–15–4
28 L December 10, 1976 1–7 @ Cleveland Barons (1976–77) 8–16–4
29 L December 11, 1976 2–4 Cleveland Barons (1976–77) 8–17–4
30 L December 14, 1976 2–4 Los Angeles Kings (1976–77) 8–18–4
31 W December 17, 1976 3–2 Toronto Maple Leafs (1976–77) 9–18–4
32 W December 18, 1976 5–3 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1976–77) 10–18–4
33 L December 23, 1976 2–5 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1976–77) 10–19–4
34 L December 26, 1976 2–5 @ Buffalo Sabres (1976–77) 10–20–4
35 L December 28, 1976 2–5 New York Rangers (1976–77) 10–21–4
36 L December 29, 1976 1–3 @ Colorado Rockies (1976–77) 10–22–4
37 L January 1, 1977 1–3 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1976–77) 10–23–4
38 W January 2, 1977 2–1 St. Louis Blues (1976–77) 11–23–4
39 T January 4, 1977 2–2 Detroit Red Wings (1976–77) 11–23–5
40 T January 6, 1977 3–3 Pittsburgh Penguins (1976–77) 11–23–6
41 L January 8, 1977 2–7 @ Montreal Canadiens (1976–77) 11–24–6
42 W January 10, 1977 2–0 @ Detroit Red Wings (1976–77) 12–24–6
43 L January 11, 1977 2–3 Boston Bruins (1976–77) 12–25–6
44 L January 15, 1977 1–2 @ New York Islanders (1976–77) 12–26–6
45 T January 16, 1977 2–2 New York Islanders (1976–77) 12–26–7
46 L January 18, 1977 0–3 Montreal Canadiens (1976–77) 12–27–7
47 W January 19, 1977 4–2 @ Buffalo Sabres (1976–77) 13–27–7
48 L January 22, 1977 2–5 @ Montreal Canadiens (1976–77) 13–28–7
49 W January 23, 1977 6–3 St. Louis Blues (1976–77) 14–28–7
50 W January 27, 1977 4–1 Detroit Red Wings (1976–77) 15–28–7
51 W January 29, 1977 5–2 @ St. Louis Blues (1976–77) 16–28–7
52 T January 30, 1977 5–5 Philadelphia Flyers (1976–77) 16–28–8
53 L February 2, 1977 2–7 @ Los Angeles Kings (1976–77) 16–29–8
54 T February 5, 1977 3–3 @ New York Islanders (1976–77) 16–29–9
55 L February 6, 1977 2–5 @ Boston Bruins (1976–77) 16–30–9
56 T February 9, 1977 4–4 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1976–77) 16–30–10
57 L February 10, 1977 2–9 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1976–77) 16–31–10
58 L February 12, 1977 0–10 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1976–77) 16–32–10
59 T February 15, 1977 3–3 Minnesota North Stars (1976–77) 16–32–11
60 T February 17, 1977 4–4 @ Minnesota North Stars (1976–77) 16–32–12
61 L February 19, 1977 1–4 @ St. Louis Blues (1976–77) 16–33–12
62 T February 20, 1977 2–2 New York Islanders (1976–77) 16–33–13
63 W February 22, 1977 3–1 Pittsburgh Penguins (1976–77) 17–33–13
64 W February 25, 1977 4–2 Toronto Maple Leafs (1976–77) 18–33–13
65 L February 26, 1977 1–2 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1976–77) 18–34–13
66 L March 1, 1977 2–3 Los Angeles Kings (1976–77) 18–35–13
67 W March 3, 1977 7–4 Chicago Black Hawks (1976–77) 19–35–13
68 L March 6, 1977 2–4 Atlanta Flames (1976–77) 19–36–13
69 L March 9, 1977 2–5 @ Vancouver Canucks (1976–77) 19–37–13
70 L March 10, 1977 0–6 @ Los Angeles Kings (1976–77) 19–38–13
71 T March 13, 1977 3–3 @ Detroit Red Wings (1976–77) 19–38–14
72 L March 15, 1977 1–5 Cleveland Barons (1976–77) 19–39–14
73 W March 18, 1977 5–0 Colorado Rockies (1976–77) 20–39–14
74 L March 20, 1977 2–6 Buffalo Sabres (1976–77) 20–40–14
75 W March 25, 1977 7–2 New York Rangers (1976–77) 21–40–14
76 W March 27, 1977 7–4 Toronto Maple Leafs (1976–77) 22–40–14
77 W March 29, 1977 6–1 Detroit Red Wings (1976–77) 23–40–14
78 W March 30, 1977 4–3 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1976–77) 24–40–14
79 L April 2, 1977 0–11 @ Montreal Canadiens (1976–77) 24–41–14
80 L April 3, 1977 1–2 Montreal Canadiens (1976–77) 24–42–14

PlayoffsEdit

The Capitals missed the playoffs for the third year in a row.

Player statisticsEdit

Regular seasonEdit

Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
Guy Charron C 80 36 46 82 10 -28 6 1 4
Gerry Meehan C 80 28 36 64 13 -11 9 1 6
Hartland Monahan RW 79 23 27 50 37 -28 7 1 4
Garnet Bailey LW 78 19 27 46 51 -21 2 0 2
Bob Sirois RW 45 13 22 35 2 1 1 0 1
Jack Lynch D 75 5 25 30 90 -15 0 0 0
Ron Lalonde C 76 12 17 29 24 -20 0 0 0
Bill Riley RW 43 13 14 27 124 4 5 0 2
Bill Collins RW 54 11 14 25 26 -7 0 2 1
Rick Bragnalo C 80 11 12 23 16 -16 1 2 1
Tony White LW 72 12 9 21 44 -15 2 1 3
Craig Patrick RW 28 7 10 17 2 -10 1 0 0
Gord Lane D 80 2 15 17 207 -25 0 0 0
Rick Green D 45 3 12 15 16 -20 1 0 0
Bryan Watson D 56 1 14 15 91 -5 0 0 0
Yvon Labre D 62 3 11 14 169 -5 0 2 0
Gord Smith D 79 1 12 13 92 -27 1 0 0
Mike Lampman LW 22 6 5 11 4 -4 1 0 0
Jean Lemieux D 15 4 4 8 2 -9 2 0 0
Harvey Bennett C 18 2 6 8 34 -9 0 0 0
Blair Stewart C 34 5 2 7 85 -6 0 0 0
Bob Paradise D 22 0 5 5 20 -3 0 0 0
Doug Patey RW 37 3 1 4 6 -15 0 0 0
Tom Rowe RW 12 1 2 3 2 -6 0 0 0
Peter Scamurra D 21 0 2 2 8 -6 0 0 0
Mike Marson LW 10 0 1 1 18 -1 0 0 0
Paul Nicholson LW 9 0 1 1 2 -6 0 0 0
Bernie Wolfe G 37 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0
Larry Bolonchuk D 9 0 0 0 12 -12 0 0 0
Roger Crozier G 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Alex Forsyth C 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Brian Kinsella C 6 0 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0
Ron Low G 54 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0
Bill Mikkelson D 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0
Steve Self C 3 0 0 0 0 -3 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO
Ron Low 2918 54 16 27 5 188 3.87 0
Bernie Wolfe 1779 37 7 15 9 114 3.84 1
Roger Crozier 103 3 1 0 0 2 1.17 0
Team: 4800 80 24 42 14 304 3.80 1

[2]

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 recordsEdit

TransactionsEdit

RosterEdit

Draft picksEdit

Washington's draft picks at the 1976 NHL Amateur Draft held in Montreal, Quebec.

Round # Player Nationality College/Junior/Club Team (League)
1 1 Rick Green   Canada London Knights (OHA)
1 15 Greg Carroll   Canada Medicine Hat Tigers (WCHL)
3 37 Tom Rowe   United States London Knights (OMJHL)
4 55 Al Glendinning   Canada Calgary Centennials (WCHL)
5 73 Doug Patey   Canada Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds (OMJHL)
6 91 Jim Bedard   Canada Sudbury Wolves (OMJHL)
6 100 Don Wilson   Canada St. Catharines Black Hawks (OMJHL)
7 109 Dale Rideout   Canada Flin Flon Bombers (WCHL)
8 119 Al Dumba   Canada Regina Pats (WCHL)

Farm teamsEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Dinger, Ralph, ed. (2011). The National Hockey League Official Guide & Record Book 2012. Dan Diamond & Associates. p. 151. ISBN 9781894801225.
  2. ^ "1976-77 Washington Capitals Statistics – Hockey-Reference.com". hockey-reference.com. Retrieved 2009-06-02.

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