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

Playoffs

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