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WASHINGTON CAPITALS

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Statistics (as of 2013-2014 season)
SEASON
 
GP Games played - Number of games the team has played
W Wins - Games the team has won, either in regulation or in overtime
L Losses - Games the team has lost in regulation
T Ties - Games that have ended in a tie
PTS Points - Team points, calculated from W, L, T, OTL and SOL; used to determine standings
GF Goals for - Number of goals the team has scored
GA Goals against - Number of goals scored against the team
HOME 77 42 24 8 95 271 182
AWAY 76 30 33 9 73 219 214
TOTALS 153 72 57 17 168 490 396
SEASON
 
GP Games played - Number of games the team has played
W Wins - Games the team has won, either in regulation or in overtime
L Losses - Games the team has lost in regulation
PTS Points - Team points, calculated from W, L, T, OTL and SOL; used to determine standings
GF Goals for - Number of goals the team has scored
GA Goals against - Number of goals scored against the team
HOME 3 1 2 2 8 12
AWAY 4 3 1 6 12 10
TOTALS 7 4 3 8 20 22
The Washington Capitals joined the NHL in 1974-75 and struggled mightily in their initial campaign, winning just eight games and concluding the season with an 8-67-5 record.

It wasn’t until the Capitals’ sophomore season that the Canadiens first faced the new franchise. Montreal picked up a 3-0 win over the Caps on October 31, 1975 in Washington.


While the Capitals, who made it to the Stanley Cup Final in 1997-98, have been around for many years, the Canadiens and the Caps only met once in the playoffs in 2010, where Montreal won the No. 1 seed Capitals in seven games in the Eastern Conference quarterfinals.