1997-98 Washington Capitals Schedule and Results

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Record: 40-30-12 (92 points), Finished 3rd in NHL Atlantic Division (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Ron Wilson (40-30-12)

Goals For: 219 (13th of 26), Goals Against: 202 (10th of 26)
SRS: 0.17 (11th of 26), SOS: -0.04 (23rd of 26)

Playoffs:
Lost Stanley Cup Final (4-0) versus Detroit Red Wings
Won Conference Finals (4-2) versus Buffalo Sabres
Won Conference Semi-Finals (4-1) versus Ottawa Senators
Won Conference Quarter-Finals (4-2) versus Boston Bruins


Regular Season

GP Date Opponent Tm Opp W L T Streak Notes
1 1997-10-01 @ Toronto Maple Leafs W 4 1 1 0 0 W 1
2 1997-10-03 Buffalo Sabres W 6 2 2 0 0 W 2
3 1997-10-04 New Jersey Devils W 4 1 3 0 0 W 3
4 1997-10-08 @ New York Islanders W 6 3 4 0 0 W 4
5 1997-10-09 @ Buffalo Sabres L 2 5 4 1 0 L 1
6 1997-10-11 New York Islanders W 3 1 5 1 0 W 1
7 1997-10-15 @ Chicago Blackhawks W 2 0 6 1 0 W 2
8 1997-10-18 @ Montreal Canadiens W 3 2 7 1 0 W 3
9 1997-10-22 @ Colorado Avalanche L 3 4 7 2 0 L 1
10 1997-10-23 @ Phoenix Coyotes T OT 3 3 7 2 1 T 1
11 1997-10-25 @ St. Louis Blues L 2 5 7 3 1 L 1
12 1997-10-29 Dallas Stars L 3 4 7 4 1 L 2
13 1997-10-31 Philadelphia Flyers T OT 2 2 7 4 2 T 1
14 1997-11-01 @ New Jersey Devils L 1 3 7 5 2 L 1
15 1997-11-04 Vancouver Canucks W 2 1 8 5 2 W 1
16 1997-11-06 @ Boston Bruins L 0 2 8 6 2 L 1
17 1997-11-08 Edmonton Oilers W 2 1 9 6 2 W 1
18 1997-11-09 @ Florida Panthers L 2 3 9 7 2 L 1
19 1997-11-12 @ Pittsburgh Penguins W 4 1 10 7 2 W 1
20 1997-11-13 @ Buffalo Sabres W 3 2 11 7 2 W 2
GP Date Opponent Tm Opp W L T Streak Notes
21 1997-11-15 @ Montreal Canadiens W 3 2 12 7 2 W 3
22 1997-11-18 Colorado Avalanche T OT 6 6 12 7 3 T 1
23 1997-11-22 San Jose Sharks L 2 5 12 8 3 L 1
24 1997-11-23 @ Florida Panthers W 5 2 13 8 3 W 1
25 1997-11-26 Montreal Canadiens L 5 6 13 9 3 L 1
26 1997-11-27 @ Ottawa Senators L 1 3 13 10 3 L 2
27 1997-11-29 @ Boston Bruins T OT 1 1 13 10 4 T 1
28 1997-12-02 @ New York Rangers W OT 3 2 14 10 4 W 1
29 1997-12-05 Florida Panthers W OT 3 2 15 10 4 W 2
30 1997-12-07 @ Florida Panthers L 4 5 15 11 4 L 1
31 1997-12-10 @ San Jose Sharks T OT 3 3 15 11 5 T 1
32 1997-12-12 @ Mighty Ducks of Anaheim L 4 6 15 12 5 L 1
33 1997-12-13 @ Los Angeles Kings T OT 2 2 15 12 6 T 1
34 1997-12-16 New York Islanders T OT 2 2 15 12 7 T 2
35 1997-12-18 Florida Panthers L 0 4 15 13 7 L 1
36 1997-12-20 @ Carolina Hurricanes W 2 1 16 13 7 W 1
37 1997-12-23 New Jersey Devils T OT 1 1 16 13 8 T 1
38 1997-12-26 Pittsburgh Penguins L 1 4 16 14 8 L 1
39 1997-12-27 Ottawa Senators L 0 3 16 15 8 L 2
40 1997-12-29 St. Louis Blues W 4 2 17 15 8 W 1
GP Date Opponent Tm Opp W L T Streak Notes
41 1998-01-01 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim W 3 2 18 15 8 W 2
42 1998-01-03 New York Rangers L 2 3 18 16 8 L 1
43 1998-01-06 Toronto Maple Leafs W 5 3 19 16 8 W 1
44 1998-01-08 @ New York Rangers W 5 3 20 16 8 W 2
45 1998-01-09 Philadelphia Flyers W 4 1 21 16 8 W 3
46 1998-01-11 @ Detroit Red Wings L 0 2 21 17 8 L 1
47 1998-01-13 Ottawa Senators W 4 0 22 17 8 W 1
48 1998-01-15 Chicago Blackhawks W 3 2 23 17 8 W 2
49 1998-01-21 @ Tampa Bay Lightning W OT 3 2 24 17 8 W 3
50 1998-01-25 Boston Bruins W 4 1 25 17 8 W 4
51 1998-01-26 @ New York Rangers T OT 2 2 25 17 9 T 1
52 1998-01-28 Pittsburgh Penguins T OT 2 2 25 17 10 T 2
53 1998-01-31 @ Philadelphia Flyers W OT 3 2 26 17 10 W 1
54 1998-02-01 Detroit Red Wings L 2 4 26 18 10 L 1
55 1998-02-04 @ Pittsburgh Penguins T OT 2 2 26 18 11 T 1
56 1998-02-07 Tampa Bay Lightning L 3 4 26 19 11 L 1
57 1998-02-25 Tampa Bay Lightning L 3 4 26 20 11 L 2
58 1998-02-28 @ Tampa Bay Lightning L 2 5 26 21 11 L 3
59 1998-03-01 Buffalo Sabres L 0 3 26 22 11 L 4
60 1998-03-03 Boston Bruins L 0 3 26 23 11 L 5
GP Date Opponent Tm Opp W L T Streak Notes
61 1998-03-05 @ Philadelphia Flyers L 2 3 26 24 11 L 6
62 1998-03-07 Florida Panthers W 6 3 27 24 11 W 1
63 1998-03-09 Calgary Flames W 5 2 28 24 11 W 2
64 1998-03-12 @ New York Islanders W 2 1 29 24 11 W 3
65 1998-03-14 @ Ottawa Senators L 0 4 29 25 11 L 1
66 1998-03-16 Phoenix Coyotes W 2 1 30 25 11 W 1
67 1998-03-18 Carolina Hurricanes W 1 0 31 25 11 W 2
68 1998-03-20 New Jersey Devils W 2 0 32 25 11 W 3
69 1998-03-21 @ New Jersey Devils L 2 3 32 26 11 L 1
70 1998-03-25 @ Edmonton Oilers L 2 4 32 27 11 L 2
71 1998-03-26 @ Calgary Flames L 2 3 32 28 11 L 3
72 1998-03-28 @ Vancouver Canucks W 3 2 33 28 11 W 1
73 1998-03-31 New York Islanders W 5 2 34 28 11 W 2
74 1998-04-02 Tampa Bay Lightning W 4 1 35 28 11 W 3
75 1998-04-04 Los Angeles Kings W 3 2 36 28 11 W 4
76 1998-04-06 Montreal Canadiens T OT 2 2 36 28 12 T 1
77 1998-04-08 @ Dallas Stars L OT 1 2 36 29 12 L 1
78 1998-04-11 @ Philadelphia Flyers L 3 4 36 30 12 L 2
79 1998-04-13 @ New York Islanders W 2 0 37 30 12 W 1
80 1998-04-14 New York Rangers W 3 1 38 30 12 W 2
GP Date Opponent Tm Opp W L T Streak Notes
81 1998-04-18 @ Carolina Hurricanes W 4 3 39 30 12 W 3
82 1998-04-19 Carolina Hurricanes W 2 1 40 30 12 W 4

Playoffs

GP Date Opponent Tm Opp W L T Streak Notes
1 1998-04-22 Boston Bruins W 3 1 1 0 0 W 1
2 1998-04-24 Boston Bruins L 2OT 3 4 1 1 0 L 1
3 1998-04-26 @ Boston Bruins W 2OT 3 2 2 1 0 W 1
4 1998-04-28 @ Boston Bruins W 3 0 3 1 0 W 2
5 1998-05-01 Boston Bruins L 0 4 3 2 0 L 1
6 1998-05-03 @ Boston Bruins W OT 3 2 4 2 0 W 1
GP Date Opponent Tm Opp W L T Streak Notes
7 1998-05-07 Ottawa Senators W 4 2 5 2 0 W 2
8 1998-05-09 Ottawa Senators W 6 1 6 2 0 W 3
9 1998-05-11 @ Ottawa Senators L 3 4 6 3 0 L 1
10 1998-05-13 @ Ottawa Senators W 2 0 7 3 0 W 1
11 1998-05-15 Ottawa Senators W 3 0 8 3 0 W 2
GP Date Opponent Tm Opp W L T Streak Notes
12 1998-05-23 Buffalo Sabres L 0 2 8 4 0 L 1
13 1998-05-25 Buffalo Sabres W OT 3 2 9 4 0 W 1
14 1998-05-28 @ Buffalo Sabres W OT 4 3 10 4 0 W 2
15 1998-05-30 @ Buffalo Sabres W 2 0 11 4 0 W 3
16 1998-06-02 Buffalo Sabres L 1 2 11 5 0 L 1
17 1998-06-04 @ Buffalo Sabres W OT 3 2 12 5 0 W 1
GP Date Opponent Tm Opp W L T Streak Notes
18 1998-06-09 @ Detroit Red Wings L 1 2 12 6 0 L 1
19 1998-06-11 @ Detroit Red Wings L OT 4 5 12 7 0 L 2
20 1998-06-13 Detroit Red Wings L 1 2 12 8 0 L 3
21 1998-06-16 Detroit Red Wings L 1 4 12 9 0 L 4