2013–14 Washington Capitals season

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2013–14 Washington Capitals
Division 5th Metropolitan
Conference 9th Eastern
2013–14 record 38–30–14
Home record 21–13–7
Road record 17–17–7
Goals for 235
Goals against 240
Team information
General Manager George McPhee
Coach Adam Oates
Captain Alexander Ovechkin
Alternate captains Nicklas Backstrom
Mike Green
Brooks Laich
Arena Verizon Center
Average attendance 18,054 (96.3%)[1]
(41 games)
Minor league affiliate(s) Hershey Bears (AHL)
Reading Royals (ECHL)
Team leaders
Goals Alexander Ovechkin (51)
Assists Nicklas Backstrom (61)
Points Bäckström
Ovechkin (79)
Penalties in minutes Tom Wilson (151)
Plus/minus Steve Oleksy (+7)
Wins Braden Holtby (23)
Goals against average Philipp Grubauer (2.38)

The 2013–14 Washington Capitals season was the 40th season for the National Hockey League franchise that was established on June 11, 1974.[2] The Capitals failed to make the playoffs for the first time since the 2006–07 season, ending their six season playoff streak.


Standings[edit]

Divisional standings[edit]

Metropolitan Division
Pos Team GP W L OTL ROW GF GA GD Pts
1 y – Pittsburgh Penguins 82 51 24 7 44 249 207 +42 109
2 x – New York Rangers 82 45 31 6 41 218 193 +25 96
3 x – Philadelphia Flyers 82 42 30 10 39 236 235 +1 94
4 x – Columbus Blue Jackets 82 43 32 7 38 231 216 +15 93
5 Washington Capitals 82 38 30 14 28 235 240 −5 90
6 New Jersey Devils 82 35 29 18 35 197 208 −11 88
7 Carolina Hurricanes 82 36 35 11 34 207 230 −23 83
8 New York Islanders 82 34 37 11 25 225 267 −42 79
Source: National Hockey League
x – Clinched playoff spot; y – Clinched division.

Conference standings[edit]

Top 3 (Metropolitan Division)
Pos Team GP W L OTL ROW GF GA GD Pts
1 y – Pittsburgh Penguins 82 51 24 7 44 249 207 +42 109
2 x – New York Rangers 82 45 31 6 41 218 193 +25 96
3 x – Philadelphia Flyers 82 42 30 10 39 236 235 +1 94
Source: National Hockey League
x – Clinched playoff spot; y – Clinched division.
Top 3 (Atlantic Division)
Pos Team GP W L OTL ROW GF GA GD Pts
1 p – Boston Bruins 82 54 19 9 51 261 177 +84 117
2 x – Tampa Bay Lightning 82 46 27 9 38 240 215 +25 101
3 x – Montreal Canadiens 82 46 28 8 40 215 204 +11 100
Source: National Hockey League
p – Clinched Presidents Trophy; x – Clinched playoff spot.
Eastern Conference Wild Card
Pos Div Team GP W L OTL ROW GF GA GD Pts
1 ME x – Columbus Blue Jackets 82 43 32 7 38 231 216 +15 93
2 AT x – Detroit Red Wings 82 39 28 15 34 222 230 −8 93
3 ME Washington Capitals 82 38 30 14 28 235 240 −5 90
4 ME New Jersey Devils 82 35 29 18 35 197 208 −11 88
5 AT Ottawa Senators 82 37 31 14 30 236 265 −29 88
6 AT Toronto Maple Leafs 82 38 36 8 29 231 256 −25 84
7 ME Carolina Hurricanes 82 36 35 11 34 207 230 −23 83
8 ME New York Islanders 82 34 37 11 25 225 267 −42 79
9 AT Florida Panthers 82 29 45 8 21 196 268 −72 66
10 AT Buffalo Sabres 82 21 51 10 14 157 248 −91 52
Source: National Hockey League
x – Clinched playoff spot.

Schedule and results[edit]

Pre-season[edit]

Regular season[edit]

2013–14 game log

Legend:   Win (2 points)   Loss (0 points)   Overtime/shootout loss (1 point)

Player statistics[edit]

Final stats

Skaters
Goaltenders
Regular Season[3]
Player GP GS TOI W L OT GA GAA SA SV% SO G A PIM
Braden Holtby 48 45 2,656:20 23 15 4 126 2.85 1475 0.915 4 0 2 7
Philipp Grubauer 17 14 883:23 6 5 5 35 2.38 469 0.925 0 0 0 0
Michal Neuvirth 13 11 766:57 4 6 2 36 2.82 383 0.914 0 0 1 0
Jaroslav Halak 12 12 700:32 5 4 3 27 2.31 383 0.930 1 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.


Transactions[edit]

The Capitals have been involved in the following transactions during the 2013–14 season.

Trades[edit]

June 30, 2013[4] To Winnipeg Jets
3rd-round pick in 2013
4th-round pick in 2013
CGY's 5th-round pick in 2013
To Washington Capitals
CHI's 2nd-round pick in 2013
September 29, 2013[5] To Anaheim Ducks
Mathieu Perreault
To Washington Capitals
John Mitchell
4th-round pick in 2014
March 4, 2014[6] To Anaheim Ducks
ANA's 4th-round pick in 2014
To Washington Capitals
Dustin Penner
March 4, 2014[7] To Phoenix Coyotes
Martin Erat
John Mitchell
To Washington Capitals
Chris Brown
Rostislav Klesla
4th-round pick in 2015
March 5, 2014[8] To Buffalo Sabres
Michal Neuvirth
Rostislav Klesla
To Washington Capitals
Jaroslav Halak
3rd-round pick in 2015
April 19, 2014[9] To Nashville Predators
Jaynen Rissling
To Washington Capitals
7th-round pick in 2014
May 1, 2014[10] To New York Islanders
Jaroslav Halak
To Washington Capitals
CHI's 4th-round pick in 2014