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2016–17 Washington Capitals season

The 2016–17 Washington Capitals season was the 43rd season for the National Hockey League franchise that was established on June 11, 1974.[1] They finished the season as President's Trophy winners for the second consecutive year, and third time in team history.

2016–17 Washington Capitals
Metropolitan Division champions
Division1st Metropolitan
Conference1st Eastern
2016–17 record55–19–8
Home record32–7–2
Road record23–12–6
Goals for263
Goals against182
Team information
General ManagerBrian MacLellan
CoachBarry Trotz
CaptainAlexander Ovechkin
Alternate captainsNicklas Backstrom
Brooks Orpik
ArenaVerizon Center
Minor league affiliate(s)Hershey Bears (AHL)
South Carolina Stingrays (ECHL)
Team leaders
GoalsT. J. Oshie
Alexander Ovechkin (33)
AssistsNicklas Backstrom (63)
PointsNicklas Backstrom (86)
Penalty minutesTom Wilson (133)
Plus/minusBrooks Orpik (+32)
WinsBraden Holtby (42)
Goals against averagePhilipp Grubauer (2.04)

Contents

StandingsEdit

Divisional standingsEdit

Metropolitan Division
Pos Team GP W L OTL ROW GF GA GD Pts
1 p – Washington Capitals 82 55 19 8 53 263 182 +81 118
2 x – Pittsburgh Penguins 82 50 21 11 46 282 234 +48 111
3 x – Columbus Blue Jackets 82 50 24 8 47 249 195 +54 108
4 x – New York Rangers 82 48 28 6 45 256 220 +36 102
5 New York Islanders 82 41 29 12 39 241 242 −1 94
6 Philadelphia Flyers 82 39 33 10 32 219 236 −17 88
7 Carolina Hurricanes 82 36 31 15 33 215 236 −21 87
8 New Jersey Devils 82 28 40 14 25 183 244 −61 70
Source: National Hockey League
p – Clinched Presidents' Trophy; x – Clinched playoff spot.

Conference standingsEdit

Top 3 (Metropolitan Division)
Pos Team GP W L OTL ROW GF GA GD Pts
1 p – Washington Capitals 82 55 19 8 53 263 182 +81 118
2 x – Pittsburgh Penguins 82 50 21 11 46 282 234 +48 111
3 x – Columbus Blue Jackets 82 50 24 8 47 249 195 +54 108
Source: National Hockey League
p – Clinched Presidents' Trophy; x – Clinched playoff spot.
Top 3 (Atlantic Division)
Pos Team GP W L OTL ROW GF GA GD Pts
1 y – Montreal Canadiens 82 47 26 9 44 226 200 +26 103
2 x – Ottawa Senators 82 44 28 10 38 212 214 −2 98
3 x – Boston Bruins 82 44 31 7 42 234 212 +22 95
Source: National Hockey League
x – Clinched playoff spot; y – Clinched division.
Eastern Conference Wild Card
Pos Div Team GP W L OTL ROW GF GA GD Pts
1 ME x – New York Rangers 82 48 28 6 45 256 220 +36 102
2 AT x – Toronto Maple Leafs 82 40 27 15 39 251 242 +9 95
3 ME New York Islanders 82 41 29 12 39 241 242 −1 94
4 AT Tampa Bay Lightning 82 42 30 10 38 234 227 +7 94
5 ME Philadelphia Flyers 82 39 33 10 32 219 236 −17 88
6 ME Carolina Hurricanes 82 36 31 15 33 215 236 −21 87
7 AT Florida Panthers 82 35 36 11 30 210 237 −27 81
8 AT Detroit Red Wings 82 33 36 13 24 207 244 −37 79
9 AT Buffalo Sabres 82 33 37 12 31 201 237 −36 78
10 ME New Jersey Devils 82 28 40 14 25 183 244 −61 70
Source: National Hockey League
x – Clinched playoff spot.

Schedule and resultsEdit

Regular seasonEdit

2016–17 Schedule
Legend:           = Win           = Loss           = OT/SO Loss

PlayoffsEdit

2017 Stanley Cup playoffs

  Win   Loss

Player statisticsEdit

Final Stats

Skaters
Goaltenders
Regular season[2]
Player GP GS TOI W L OT GA GAA SA SV% SO G A PIM
Braden Holtby 63 63 3680:10 42 13 6 127 2.07 1690 .925 9 0 0 0
Philipp Grubauer 24 19 1264:34 13 6 2 43 2.04 585 .926 3 0 0 0
Playoffs
Player GP GS TOI W L GA GAA SA SV% SO G A PIM
Braden Holtby 13 13 803:27 7 6 33 2.46 364 .909 0 0 0 2
Philipp Grubauer 1 0 18:34 0 0 2 6.46 9 .778 0 0 0 0

Denotes player spent time with another team before joining the Capitals. Stats reflect time with the Capitals only.
Denotes player was traded mid-season. Stats reflect time with the Capitals only.
Bold/italics denotes franchise record.

RosterEdit

TransactionsEdit

The Capitals have been involved in the following transactions during the 2016–17 season.

TradesEdit

Date
Details
Ref
June 24, 2016 (2016-06-24) To St. Louis Blues
1st-round pick in 2016
To Washington Capitals
1st-round pick in 2016
WSH's 3rd-round pick in 2016
[3]
June 24, 2016 (2016-06-24) To Montreal Canadiens
2nd-round pick in 2017
2nd-round pick in 2018
To Washington Capitals
Lars Eller
[4]
February 15, 2017 (2017-02-15) To Los Angeles Kings
Future considerations
To Washington Capitals
Tom Gilbert
[5]
February 27, 2017 (2017-02-27) To St. Louis Blues
Zach Sanford
Brad Malone
1st-round pick in 2017
conditional 2nd-round pick in 2019
To Washington Capitals
Kevin Shattenkirk
Pheonix Copley
[6]
Notes