1997-1998 Washington Capitals

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40-30-12 Lost Final
Record Outcome

1997-98 Washington Capitals

What was the record of the 1997-98 Washington Capitals?

The Washington Capitals finished the regular season with a 40-30-12 record. They went 23-12-6 at home and 17-18-6 on the road. Including the playoffs, the Washington Capitals went 52-39-12. Their final game was a loss in the Stanley Cup Final to the Detroit Red Wings.

What division did the 1997-98 Washington Capitals play in?

The 1997-98 Washington Capitals played in the Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference.

What was the 1997-98 Washington Capitals record by month?

The 1997-98 Washington Capitals had their best month in January, when they went 9-2-2 and had a 76.9% win percentage. Their worst month was February, when they went 0-4-1 and had a 10% win percentage.

Month Record Win Percentage % Goal Differential
October '97 7-4-2 61.5% +10
November '97 6-6-2 50% -1
December '97 4-5-4 46.2% -8
January '98 9-2-2 76.9% +15
February '98 0-4-1 10% -7
March '98 8-7 53.3% 0
April '98 6-2-1 72.2% +8

Did the 1997-98 Washington Capitals Win The Stanley Cup?

No. While the 1997-98 Washington Capitals did play in the Stanley Cup Finals, they lost to the Detroit Red Wings.

How did the 1997-98 Washington Capitals perform in overtime games?

During the regular season, the 1997-98 Washington Capitals went 4-1 in overtime games.

How did the 1997-98 Washington Capitals perform in overtime games in the playoffs?

In the playoffs, the 1997-98 Washington Capitals went 5-2 in overtime games.

What was the longest win streak for the 1997-98 Washington Capitals?

The longest win streak during the regular season for the 1997-98 Washington Capitals was a 4 game winning streak on 4 separate stretches during the season.

What was the longest losing streak for the 1997-98 Washington Capitals?

The longest losing streak that the Washington Capitals had during the 1997-98 regular season was 6 games, which happened once during the season.

1997-98 Washington Capitals Schedule

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Date Opponent Score
Regular Season
Wed, Oct 1, 1997 @ Toronto Maple Leafs Win 4 - 1
Fri, Oct 3, 1997 vs Buffalo Sabres Win 6 - 2
Sat, Oct 4, 1997 vs New Jersey Devils Win 4 - 1
Wed, Oct 8, 1997 @ New York Islanders Win 6 - 3
Thu, Oct 9, 1997 @ Buffalo Sabres Loss 2 - 5
Sat, Oct 11, 1997 vs New York Islanders Win 3 - 1
Wed, Oct 15, 1997 @ Chicago Blackhawks Win 2 - 0
Sat, Oct 18, 1997 @ Montreal Canadiens Win 3 - 2
Wed, Oct 22, 1997 @ Colorado Avalanche Loss 3 - 4
Thu, Oct 23, 1997 @ Phoenix Coyotes Tie 3 - 3 OT
Sat, Oct 25, 1997 @ St. Louis Blues Loss 2 - 5
Wed, Oct 29, 1997 vs Dallas Stars Loss 3 - 4
Fri, Oct 31, 1997 vs Philadelphia Flyers Tie 2 - 2 OT
Sat, Nov 1, 1997 @ New Jersey Devils Loss 1 - 3
Tue, Nov 4, 1997 vs Vancouver Canucks Win 2 - 1
Thu, Nov 6, 1997 @ Boston Bruins Loss 0 - 2
Sat, Nov 8, 1997 vs Edmonton Oilers Win 2 - 1
Sun, Nov 9, 1997 @ Florida Panthers Loss 2 - 3
Wed, Nov 12, 1997 @ Pittsburgh Penguins Win 4 - 1
Thu, Nov 13, 1997 @ Buffalo Sabres Win 3 - 2
Sat, Nov 15, 1997 @ Montreal Canadiens Win 3 - 2
Tue, Nov 18, 1997 vs Colorado Avalanche Tie 6 - 6 OT
Sat, Nov 22, 1997 vs San Jose Sharks Loss 2 - 5
Sun, Nov 23, 1997 @ Florida Panthers Win 5 - 2
Wed, Nov 26, 1997 vs Montreal Canadiens Loss 5 - 6
Thu, Nov 27, 1997 @ Ottawa Senators Loss 1 - 3
Sat, Nov 29, 1997 @ Boston Bruins Tie 1 - 1 OT
Tue, Dec 2, 1997 @ New York Rangers Win 3 - 2 OT
Fri, Dec 5, 1997 vs Florida Panthers Win 3 - 2 OT
Sun, Dec 7, 1997 @ Florida Panthers Loss 4 - 5
Wed, Dec 10, 1997 @ San Jose Sharks Tie 3 - 3 OT
Fri, Dec 12, 1997 @ Mighty Ducks of Anaheim Loss 4 - 6
Sat, Dec 13, 1997 @ Los Angeles Kings Tie 2 - 2 OT
Tue, Dec 16, 1997 vs New York Islanders Tie 2 - 2 OT
Thu, Dec 18, 1997 vs Florida Panthers Loss 0 - 4
Sat, Dec 20, 1997 @ Carolina Hurricanes Win 2 - 1
Tue, Dec 23, 1997 vs New Jersey Devils Tie 1 - 1 OT
Fri, Dec 26, 1997 vs Pittsburgh Penguins Loss 1 - 4
Sat, Dec 27, 1997 vs Ottawa Senators Loss 0 - 3
Mon, Dec 29, 1997 vs St. Louis Blues Win 4 - 2
Thu, Jan 1, 1998 vs Mighty Ducks of Anaheim Win 3 - 2
Sat, Jan 3, 1998 vs New York Rangers Loss 2 - 3
Tue, Jan 6, 1998 vs Toronto Maple Leafs Win 5 - 3
Thu, Jan 8, 1998 @ New York Rangers Win 5 - 3
Fri, Jan 9, 1998 vs Philadelphia Flyers Win 4 - 1
Sun, Jan 11, 1998 @ Detroit Red Wings Loss 0 - 2
Tue, Jan 13, 1998 vs Ottawa Senators Win 4 - 0
Thu, Jan 15, 1998 vs Chicago Blackhawks Win 3 - 2
Wed, Jan 21, 1998 @ Tampa Bay Lightning Win 3 - 2 OT
Sun, Jan 25, 1998 vs Boston Bruins Win 4 - 1
Mon, Jan 26, 1998 @ New York Rangers Tie 2 - 2 OT
Wed, Jan 28, 1998 vs Pittsburgh Penguins Tie 2 - 2 OT
Sat, Jan 31, 1998 @ Philadelphia Flyers Win 3 - 2 OT
Sun, Feb 1, 1998 vs Detroit Red Wings Loss 2 - 4
Wed, Feb 4, 1998 @ Pittsburgh Penguins Tie 2 - 2 OT
Sat, Feb 7, 1998 vs Tampa Bay Lightning Loss 3 - 4
Wed, Feb 25, 1998 vs Tampa Bay Lightning Loss 3 - 4
Sat, Feb 28, 1998 @ Tampa Bay Lightning Loss 2 - 5
Sun, Mar 1, 1998 vs Buffalo Sabres Loss 0 - 3
Tue, Mar 3, 1998 vs Boston Bruins Loss 0 - 3
Thu, Mar 5, 1998 @ Philadelphia Flyers Loss 2 - 3
Sat, Mar 7, 1998 vs Florida Panthers Win 6 - 3
Mon, Mar 9, 1998 vs Calgary Flames Win 5 - 2
Thu, Mar 12, 1998 @ New York Islanders Win 2 - 1
Sat, Mar 14, 1998 @ Ottawa Senators Loss 0 - 4
Mon, Mar 16, 1998 vs Phoenix Coyotes Win 2 - 1
Wed, Mar 18, 1998 vs Carolina Hurricanes Win 1 - 0
Fri, Mar 20, 1998 vs New Jersey Devils Win 2 - 0
Sat, Mar 21, 1998 @ New Jersey Devils Loss 2 - 3
Wed, Mar 25, 1998 @ Edmonton Oilers Loss 2 - 4
Thu, Mar 26, 1998 @ Calgary Flames Loss 2 - 3
Sat, Mar 28, 1998 @ Vancouver Canucks Win 3 - 2
Tue, Mar 31, 1998 vs New York Islanders Win 5 - 2
Thu, Apr 2, 1998 vs Tampa Bay Lightning Win 4 - 1
Sat, Apr 4, 1998 vs Los Angeles Kings Win 3 - 2
Mon, Apr 6, 1998 vs Montreal Canadiens Tie 2 - 2 OT
Wed, Apr 8, 1998 @ Dallas Stars Loss 1 - 2 OT
Sat, Apr 11, 1998 @ Philadelphia Flyers Loss 3 - 4
Mon, Apr 13, 1998 @ New York Islanders Win 2 - 0
Tue, Apr 14, 1998 vs New York Rangers Win 3 - 1
Sat, Apr 18, 1998 @ Carolina Hurricanes Win 4 - 3
Sun, Apr 19, 1998 vs Carolina Hurricanes Win 2 - 1
Playoffs
First Round (Won 4 - 2)
Wed, Apr 22, 1998 vs Boston Bruins Win 3 - 1
Fri, Apr 24, 1998 vs Boston Bruins Loss 3 - 4
Sun, Apr 26, 1998 @ Boston Bruins Win 3 - 2
Tue, Apr 28, 1998 @ Boston Bruins Win 3 - 0
Fri, May 1, 1998 vs Boston Bruins Loss 0 - 4
Sun, May 3, 1998 @ Boston Bruins Win 3 - 2 OT
Conference Semi-Finals (Won 4 - 1)
Thu, May 7, 1998 vs Ottawa Senators Win 4 - 2
Sat, May 9, 1998 vs Ottawa Senators Win 6 - 1
Mon, May 11, 1998 @ Ottawa Senators Loss 3 - 4
Wed, May 13, 1998 @ Ottawa Senators Win 2 - 0
Fri, May 15, 1998 vs Ottawa Senators Win 3 - 0
Conference Finals (Won 4 - 2)
Sat, May 23, 1998 vs Buffalo Sabres Loss 0 - 2
Mon, May 25, 1998 vs Buffalo Sabres Win 3 - 2 OT
Thu, May 28, 1998 @ Buffalo Sabres Win 4 - 3 OT
Sat, May 30, 1998 @ Buffalo Sabres Win 2 - 0
Tue, Jun 2, 1998 vs Buffalo Sabres Loss 1 - 2
Thu, Jun 4, 1998 @ Buffalo Sabres Win 3 - 2 OT
Stanley Cup Final (Lost 0 - 4)
Tue, Jun 9, 1998 @ Detroit Red Wings Loss 1 - 2
Thu, Jun 11, 1998 @ Detroit Red Wings Loss 4 - 5 OT
Sat, Jun 13, 1998 vs Detroit Red Wings Loss 1 - 2
Tue, Jun 16, 1998 vs Detroit Red Wings Loss 1 - 4

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