Washington Capitals Playoff History

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Franchise Overview

49 33 1
Seasons Made Playoffs Championships

Past 10 Seasons (2015 - 2024)

57.5% 9 7 1
Winning Percentage Made Playoffs Playoff Series Wins Championships

Championship Years

2018

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Washington Capitals Playoff Results

Year Record Result
2024 40-31-11 Lost First Round (Won 0 Rounds)
2023 35-37-10 Missed Playoffs
2022 44-26-12 Lost First Round (Won 0 Rounds)
2021 36-15-5 Lost First Round (Won 0 Rounds)
2020 41-20-8 Lost First Round (Won 0 Rounds)
2019 48-26-8 Lost First Round (Won 0 Rounds)
2018 49-26-7 Won Stanley Cup Final
2017 55-19-8 Lost Conference Semi-Finals (Won 1 Round)
2016 56-18-8 Lost Conference Semi-Finals (Won 1 Round)
2015 45-26-11 Lost Conference Semi-Finals (Won 1 Round)
2014 38-30-14 Missed Playoffs
2013 27-18-3 Lost First Round (Won 0 Rounds)
2012 42-32-8 Lost Conference Semi-Finals (Won 1 Round)
2011 48-23-11 Lost Conference Semi-Finals (Won 1 Round)
2010 54-15-13 Lost First Round (Won 0 Rounds)
2009 50-24-8 Lost Conference Semi-Finals (Won 1 Round)
2008 43-31-8 Lost First Round (Won 0 Rounds)
2007 28-40-14 Missed Playoffs
2006 29-41-12 Missed Playoffs
2004 23-46-10-3 Missed Playoffs
2003 39-29-8-6 Lost First Round (Won 0 Rounds)
2002 36-33-11-2 Missed Playoffs
2001 41-27-10-4 Lost First Round (Won 0 Rounds)
2000 44-24-12-2 Lost First Round (Won 0 Rounds)
1999 31-45-6 Missed Playoffs
1998 40-30-12 Lost Stanley Cup Final (Won 3 Rounds)
1997 33-40-9 Missed Playoffs
1996 39-32-11 Lost First Round (Won 0 Rounds)
1995 22-18-8 Lost First Round (Won 0 Rounds)
1994 39-35-10 Lost Conference Semi-Finals (Won 1 Round)
1993 43-34-7 Lost First Round (Won 0 Rounds)
1992 45-27-8 Lost First Round (Won 0 Rounds)
1991 37-36-7 Lost Conference Semi-Finals (Won 1 Round)
1990 36-38-6 Lost Conference Finals (Won 2 Rounds)
1989 41-29-10 Lost First Round (Won 0 Rounds)
1988 38-33-9 Lost Conference Semi-Finals (Won 1 Round)
1987 38-32-10 Lost First Round (Won 0 Rounds)
1986 50-23-7 Lost Conference Semi-Finals (Won 1 Round)
1985 46-25-9 Lost First Round (Won 0 Rounds)
1984 48-27-5 Lost Conference Semi-Finals (Won 1 Round)
1983 39-25-16 Lost First Round (Won 0 Rounds)
1982 26-41-13 Missed Playoffs
1981 26-36-18 Missed Playoffs
1980 27-40-13 Missed Playoffs
1979 24-41-15 Missed Playoffs
1978 17-49-14 Missed Playoffs
1977 24-42-14 Missed Playoffs
1976 11-59-10 Missed Playoffs
1975 8-67-5 Missed Playoffs

Washington Capitals History

Overview

The Washington Capitals have played a total of 49 seasons. Their first season was in 1975, and their most recent season was in 2024.

Have the Washington Capitals gone by any other names?

No, the Washington Capitals have been known by that name since 1975.

What division do the Washington Capitals play in?

The Washington Capitals currently play in the Metropolitan Division of the Eastern Conference.

What was the best start to a Capitals season?

The best start to a Capitals season was the 2011-12 Washington Capitals, who started the season 7-0. The second best starts to a Capitals season was the 1991-92 Washington Capitals and the 1997-98 Washington Capitals, who both started the season at 4-0.

What was the worst start to a Capitals season?

The worst start to a Capitals season was the 1983-84 Washington Capitals, who started the season at 0-7. The second worst start to a season was the 1993-94 Washington Capitals, who started the season with 6 losses. The third worst start to a season was the 1975-76 Washington Capitals, who started the season with 5 losses.

When was the last time the Capitals were in the playoffs?

The Washington Capitals last made the playoffs in 2024, when they lost the First Round. They've been in the playoffs a total of 33 times in their 49 seasons.

When was the last time the Capitals missed the playoffs?

The Washington Capitals last missed the playoffs in 2023.

When was the last time the Capitals won a playoff series?

In 2018, the Washington Capitals beat the Vegas Golden Knights in the Stanley Cup Final.

When was the last time the Capitals won a playoff game?

The Washington Capitals last won a playoff game on May 7, 2022, when they had a 6-1 win against the Florida Panthers in the First Round. Since then, the Capitals have lost 7 straight playoff games.

When was the last time the Capitals lost a playoff series?

In 2024, the Washington Capitals lost to the New York Rangers in the First Round.

What years did the Capitals make the Stanley Cup Finals?

The Washington Capitals have appeared in the Stanley Cup Finals 2 times, in 1998 and 2018.

How many Stanley Cups have the Capitals won?

The Washington Capitals won the Stanley Cup Finals once, in 2018.

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