1996-1997 Washington Capitals

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33-40-9 Missed Playoffs
Record Outcome

1996-97 Washington Capitals

What was the record of the 1996-97 Washington Capitals?

The Washington Capitals finished the regular season with a 33-40-9 record. They went 19-17-5 at home and 14-23-4 on the road.

What division did the 1996-97 Washington Capitals play in?

The 1996-97 Washington Capitals played in the Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference.

What was the 1996-97 Washington Capitals record by month?

The 1996-97 Washington Capitals had their best month in November, when they went 9-5-1 and had a 63.3% win percentage. Their worst month was December, when they went 2-9-2 and had a 23.1% win percentage.

Month Record Win Percentage % Goal Differential
October '96 4-6 40% -2
November '96 9-5-1 63.3% +7
December '96 2-9-2 23.1% -10
January '97 5-5-2 50% -2
February '97 4-6-2 41.7% -11
March '97 6-7-1 46.4% -4
April '97 3-2-1 58.3% +5

Did the 1996-97 Washington Capitals make the Playoffs?

No, the Capitals didn't make the Playoffs in 1997.

How did the 1996-97 Washington Capitals perform in overtime games?

During the regular season, the 1996-97 Washington Capitals went 2-2 in overtime games.

What was the longest win streak for the 1996-97 Washington Capitals?

The longest win streak during the regular season for the 1996-97 Washington Capitals was a 3 game winning streak on 2 separate stretches during the season.

What was the longest losing streak for the 1996-97 Washington Capitals?

The longest losing streak that the Washington Capitals had during the 1996-97 regular season was 5 games, which happened once during the season.

1996-97 Washington Capitals Schedule

= Playoff Team

Date Opponent Score
Regular Season
Sat, Oct 5, 1996 vs Chicago Blackhawks Loss 2 - 5
Tue, Oct 8, 1996 @ Dallas Stars Loss 3 - 5
Fri, Oct 11, 1996 vs Tampa Bay Lightning Win 6 - 2
Sat, Oct 12, 1996 vs Los Angeles Kings Loss 3 - 4
Fri, Oct 18, 1996 vs Buffalo Sabres Loss 1 - 4
Sat, Oct 19, 1996 @ Pittsburgh Penguins Loss 1 - 2
Wed, Oct 23, 1996 @ New York Rangers Win 3 - 2
Sat, Oct 26, 1996 @ St. Louis Blues Win 6 - 4
Mon, Oct 28, 1996 @ Colorado Avalanche Loss 0 - 1
Wed, Oct 30, 1996 vs Philadelphia Flyers Win 4 - 2
Fri, Nov 1, 1996 vs Pittsburgh Penguins Win 4 - 2
Sat, Nov 2, 1996 @ New York Islanders Loss 1 - 6
Wed, Nov 6, 1996 @ Tampa Bay Lightning Win 2 - 1
Thu, Nov 7, 1996 @ Florida Panthers Loss 2 - 4
Sat, Nov 9, 1996 vs New York Rangers Win 3 - 2
Tue, Nov 12, 1996 @ New Jersey Devils Loss 2 - 3 OT
Thu, Nov 14, 1996 @ Philadelphia Flyers Win 5 - 2
Fri, Nov 15, 1996 vs Montreal Canadiens Win 3 - 1
Mon, Nov 18, 1996 @ Florida Panthers Win 4 - 2
Tue, Nov 19, 1996 vs Boston Bruins Tie 2 - 2 OT
Fri, Nov 22, 1996 @ New Jersey Devils Win 5 - 1
Sat, Nov 23, 1996 vs New Jersey Devils Win 4 - 3
Wed, Nov 27, 1996 vs Ottawa Senators Loss 1 - 2
Fri, Nov 29, 1996 vs New York Islanders Loss 0 - 2
Sat, Nov 30, 1996 @ Montreal Canadiens Win 2 - 0
Wed, Dec 4, 1996 vs Detroit Red Wings Loss 0 - 2
Fri, Dec 6, 1996 vs Pittsburgh Penguins Loss 3 - 5
Sat, Dec 7, 1996 @ New York Islanders Loss 0 - 2
Wed, Dec 11, 1996 @ San Jose Sharks Loss 2 - 3
Fri, Dec 13, 1996 @ Mighty Ducks of Anaheim Loss 4 - 5
Sat, Dec 14, 1996 @ Los Angeles Kings Tie 4 - 4 OT
Tue, Dec 17, 1996 @ Phoenix Coyotes Loss 3 - 4
Fri, Dec 20, 1996 vs San Jose Sharks Win 3 - 2
Sat, Dec 21, 1996 @ Boston Bruins Loss 3 - 4
Mon, Dec 23, 1996 @ Tampa Bay Lightning Win 3 - 1
Thu, Dec 26, 1996 @ Detroit Red Wings Loss 4 - 5 OT
Sat, Dec 28, 1996 vs Florida Panthers Tie 1 - 1 OT
Mon, Dec 30, 1996 @ Pittsburgh Penguins Loss 3 - 5
Wed, Jan 1, 1997 vs Hartford Whalers Win 3 - 2 OT
Fri, Jan 3, 1997 vs Phoenix Coyotes Win 3 - 0
Sat, Jan 4, 1997 @ Hartford Whalers Tie 1 - 1 OT
Thu, Jan 9, 1997 vs New York Rangers Win 2 - 0
Sat, Jan 11, 1997 @ Philadelphia Flyers Tie 3 - 3 OT
Mon, Jan 13, 1997 vs Toronto Maple Leafs Win 6 - 3
Wed, Jan 15, 1997 @ Ottawa Senators Loss 1 - 5
Mon, Jan 20, 1997 @ Boston Bruins Win 3 - 2
Wed, Jan 22, 1997 vs New York Rangers Loss 3 - 5
Fri, Jan 24, 1997 vs Dallas Stars Loss 2 - 5
Sun, Jan 26, 1997 vs Edmonton Oilers Loss 1 - 3
Wed, Jan 29, 1997 vs Philadelphia Flyers Loss 1 - 2
Sat, Feb 1, 1997 @ Florida Panthers Win 3 - 1
Sun, Feb 2, 1997 @ Buffalo Sabres Tie 2 - 2 OT
Fri, Feb 7, 1997 @ Calgary Flames Loss 2 - 5
Sun, Feb 9, 1997 @ Edmonton Oilers Loss 1 - 4
Tue, Feb 11, 1997 @ Vancouver Canucks Win 5 - 2
Fri, Feb 14, 1997 vs Tampa Bay Lightning Win 5 - 4 OT
Sat, Feb 15, 1997 @ Tampa Bay Lightning Loss 1 - 4
Tue, Feb 18, 1997 vs Ottawa Senators Loss 1 - 6
Sat, Feb 22, 1997 @ Hartford Whalers Loss 0 - 2
Mon, Feb 24, 1997 vs Boston Bruins Tie 3 - 3 OT
Wed, Feb 26, 1997 @ Toronto Maple Leafs Win 3 - 1
Fri, Feb 28, 1997 vs Mighty Ducks of Anaheim Loss 1 - 4
Sun, Mar 2, 1997 vs New York Islanders Loss 0 - 2
Tue, Mar 4, 1997 vs Calgary Flames Win 2 - 1
Thu, Mar 6, 1997 vs Colorado Avalanche Win 6 - 3
Sun, Mar 9, 1997 @ Philadelphia Flyers Loss 0 - 5
Tue, Mar 11, 1997 vs Vancouver Canucks Win 4 - 1
Wed, Mar 12, 1997 @ New York Rangers Loss 2 - 3
Sat, Mar 15, 1997 @ New Jersey Devils Loss 2 - 3
Sun, Mar 16, 1997 vs Hartford Whalers Win 5 - 3
Wed, Mar 19, 1997 vs New Jersey Devils Tie 2 - 2 OT
Fri, Mar 21, 1997 vs Buffalo Sabres Loss 1 - 4
Sat, Mar 22, 1997 @ Montreal Canadiens Win 3 - 1
Tue, Mar 25, 1997 vs St. Louis Blues Win 3 - 2
Wed, Mar 26, 1997 @ Chicago Blackhawks Loss 3 - 5
Sat, Mar 29, 1997 vs Philadelphia Flyers Loss 3 - 5
Tue, Apr 1, 1997 vs New Jersey Devils Loss 0 - 1
Thu, Apr 3, 1997 @ Ottawa Senators Loss 0 - 4
Sun, Apr 6, 1997 vs Florida Panthers Tie 3 - 3 OT
Thu, Apr 10, 1997 vs Montreal Canadiens Win 3 - 2
Sat, Apr 12, 1997 vs New York Islanders Win 6 - 2
Sun, Apr 13, 1997 @ Buffalo Sabres Win 8 - 3

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