1987-88 Washington Capitals Game-by-Game Results

National Hockey League (NHL)
Team Record: 38-33-9 - 85 points
Finishing 2nd in the NHL's Patrick Division
Postseason: 7-7
Lost NHL division finals
Division Semi-Finals - Defeated Philadelphia Flyers 4-3
Division Finals - Lost to New Jersey Devils 4-3
Coach: Bryan Murray (38-33-9)
Location: Landover, Maryland
1987-88 Washington Capitals Statistics
1987-88 Washington Capitals Roster

The Washington Capitals of the National Hockey League ended the 1987-88 season with a record of 38 wins and 33 losses and 9 ties for 85 points, finishing second in the NHL's Patrick Division. The team compiled a postseason mark of 7-7. Bryan Murray coached the team. The 1987-88 Washington Capitals lost in the NHL division finals.

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Regular Season Goals For: 281
Regular Season Goals Against: 249

Date Game Res Home Road Record
October 8, 1987 Washington Capitals 3 at Boston Bruins 4 L 0-0-0 0-1-0 0-1-0
October 10, 1987 Chicago Blackhawks 4 at Washington Capitals 6 W 1-0-0 0-1-0 1-1-0
October 11, 1987 Washington Capitals 5 at Buffalo Sabres 6 L 1-0-0 0-2-0 1-2-0
October 16, 1987 Hartford Whalers 2 at Washington Capitals 6 W 2-0-0 0-2-0 2-2-0
October 17, 1987 New York Rangers 3 at Washington Capitals 4 W 3-0-0 0-2-0 3-2-0
October 19, 1987 Washington Capitals 4 at New York Rangers 2 W 3-0-0 1-2-0 4-2-0
October 22, 1987 Washington Capitals 4 at Philadelphia Flyers 1 W 3-0-0 2-2-0 5-2-0
October 24, 1987 Montreal Canadiens 3 at Washington Capitals 2 L 3-1-0 2-2-0 5-3-0
October 27, 1987 Washington Capitals 3 at Vancouver Canucks 2 W 3-1-0 3-2-0 6-3-0
October 30, 1987 Washington Capitals 2 at Winnipeg Jets 3 L 3-1-0 3-3-0 6-4-0 OT
October 31, 1987 Washington Capitals 3 at Minnesota North Stars 3 T 3-1-0 3-3-1 6-4-1 OT
November 3, 1987 Vancouver Canucks 2 at Washington Capitals 3 W 4-1-0 3-3-1 7-4-1
November 6, 1987 Quebec Nordiques 4 at Washington Capitals 1 L 4-2-0 3-3-1 7-5-1
November 7, 1987 Washington Capitals 1 at New Jersey Devils 4 L 4-2-0 3-4-1 7-6-1
November 10, 1987 Washington Capitals 3 at New York Islanders 4 L 4-2-0 3-5-1 7-7-1 OT
November 11, 1987 Washington Capitals 2 at Pittsburgh Penguins 3 L 4-2-0 3-6-1 7-8-1
November 14, 1987 Minnesota North Stars 1 at Washington Capitals 4 W 5-2-0 3-6-1 8-8-1
November 17, 1987 Detroit Red Wings 1 at Washington Capitals 0 L 5-3-0 3-6-1 8-9-1
November 20, 1987 Washington Capitals 3 at Buffalo Sabres 5 L 5-3-0 3-7-1 8-10-1
November 21, 1987 Washington Capitals 4 at Hartford Whalers 3 W 5-3-0 4-7-1 9-10-1
November 25, 1987 Boston Bruins 1 at Washington Capitals 4 W 6-3-0 4-7-1 10-10-1
November 27, 1987 Pittsburgh Penguins 4 at Washington Capitals 2 L 6-4-0 4-7-1 10-11-1
November 28, 1987 Washington Capitals 5 at Pittsburgh Penguins 5 T 6-4-0 4-7-2 10-11-2 OT
December 1, 1987 Edmonton Oilers 2 at Washington Capitals 4 W 7-4-0 4-7-2 11-11-2
December 4, 1987 New York Islanders 6 at Washington Capitals 4 L 7-5-0 4-7-2 11-12-2
December 6, 1987 Los Angeles Kings 3 at Washington Capitals 10 W 8-5-0 4-7-2 12-12-2
December 8, 1987 Calgary Flames 5 at Washington Capitals 4 L 8-6-0 4-7-2 12-13-2
December 9, 1987 Washington Capitals 4 at Hartford Whalers 5 L 8-6-0 4-8-2 12-14-2
December 12, 1987 Chicago Blackhawks 1 at Washington Capitals 2 W 9-6-0 4-8-2 13-14-2
December 15, 1987 Washington Capitals 3 at Toronto Maple Leafs 5 L 9-6-0 4-9-2 13-15-2
December 16, 1987 Washington Capitals 1 at Detroit Red Wings 6 L 9-6-0 4-10-2 13-16-2
December 18, 1987 Toronto Maple Leafs 2 at Washington Capitals 4 W 10-6-0 4-10-2 14-16-2
December 20, 1987 St. Louis Blues 1 at Washington Capitals 1 T 10-6-1 4-10-2 14-16-3 OT
December 22, 1987 Washington Capitals 2 at Quebec Nordiques 1 W 10-6-1 5-10-2 15-16-3
December 23, 1987 Washington Capitals 2 at Montreal Canadiens 2 T 10-6-1 5-10-3 15-16-4 OT
December 26, 1987 Philadelphia Flyers 3 at Washington Capitals 2 L 10-7-1 5-10-3 15-17-4
December 28, 1987 Washington Capitals 4 at Toronto Maple Leafs 4 T 10-7-1 5-10-4 15-17-5 OT
December 30, 1987 Washington Capitals 4 at New Jersey Devils 3 W 10-7-1 6-10-4 16-17-5
January 1, 1988 Pittsburgh Penguins 3 at Washington Capitals 5 W 11-7-1 6-10-4 17-17-5
January 2, 1988 Edmonton Oilers 0 at Washington Capitals 2 W 12-7-1 6-10-4 18-17-5
January 5, 1988 Washington Capitals 3 at Philadelphia Flyers 1 W 12-7-1 7-10-4 19-17-5
January 8, 1988 New York Rangers 4 at Washington Capitals 8 W 13-7-1 7-10-4 20-17-5
January 10, 1988 Washington Capitals 2 at Calgary Flames 8 L 13-7-1 7-11-4 20-18-5
January 11, 1988 Washington Capitals 2 at Edmonton Oilers 3 L 13-7-1 7-12-4 20-19-5
January 13, 1988 Washington Capitals 8 at Los Angeles Kings 3 W 13-7-1 8-12-4 21-19-5
January 16, 1988 Washington Capitals 1 at St. Louis Blues 3 L 13-7-1 8-13-4 21-20-5
January 17, 1988 Washington Capitals 4 at Chicago Blackhawks 5 L 13-7-1 8-14-4 21-21-5
January 19, 1988 New Jersey Devils 4 at Washington Capitals 6 W 14-7-1 8-14-4 22-21-5
January 23, 1988 Buffalo Sabres 3 at Washington Capitals 3 T 14-7-2 8-14-4 22-21-6 OT
January 26, 1988 Winnipeg Jets 3 at Washington Capitals 2 L 14-8-2 8-14-4 22-22-6
January 29, 1988 Montreal Canadiens 3 at Washington Capitals 4 W 15-8-2 8-14-4 23-22-6
January 31, 1988 Philadelphia Flyers 0 at Washington Capitals 1 W 16-8-2 8-14-4 24-22-6 OT
February 2, 1988 Washington Capitals 2 at Pittsburgh Penguins 3 L 16-8-2 8-15-4 24-23-6 OT
February 5, 1988 New York Islanders 4 at Washington Capitals 2 L 16-9-2 8-15-4 24-24-6
February 6, 1988 New York Rangers 3 at Washington Capitals 0 L 16-10-2 8-15-4 24-25-6
February 11, 1988 Washington Capitals 5 at New York Rangers 3 W 16-10-2 9-15-4 25-25-6
February 12, 1988 New York Islanders 2 at Washington Capitals 6 W 17-10-2 9-15-4 26-25-6
February 14, 1988 Calgary Flames 4 at Washington Capitals 5 W 18-10-2 9-15-4 27-25-6 OT
February 17, 1988 Washington Capitals 4 at New Jersey Devils 3 W 18-10-2 10-15-4 28-25-6
February 19, 1988 Washington Capitals 6 at Winnipeg Jets 0 W 18-10-2 11-15-4 29-25-6
February 20, 1988 Washington Capitals 3 at Minnesota North Stars 0 W 18-10-2 12-15-4 30-25-6
February 24, 1988 Washington Capitals 3 at Los Angeles Kings 4 L 18-10-2 12-16-4 30-26-6
February 27, 1988 Washington Capitals 3 at New York Islanders 0 W 18-10-2 13-16-4 31-26-6
March 1, 1988 New Jersey Devils 3 at Washington Capitals 5 W 19-10-2 13-16-4 32-26-6
March 2, 1988 Washington Capitals 6 at New Jersey Devils 1 W 19-10-2 14-16-4 33-26-6
March 4, 1988 Quebec Nordiques 2 at Washington Capitals 6 W 20-10-2 14-16-4 34-26-6
March 6, 1988 Vancouver Canucks 2 at Washington Capitals 7 W 21-10-2 14-16-4 35-26-6
March 10, 1988 Washington Capitals 2 at Philadelphia Flyers 5 L 21-10-2 14-17-4 35-27-6
March 12, 1988 New York Rangers 4 at Washington Capitals 2 L 21-11-2 14-17-4 35-28-6
March 13, 1988 Washington Capitals 3 at Boston Bruins 0 W 21-11-2 15-17-4 36-28-6
March 16, 1988 Washington Capitals 8 at New York Rangers 4 W 21-11-2 16-17-4 37-28-6
March 18, 1988 New York Islanders 3 at Washington Capitals 3 T 21-11-3 16-17-4 37-28-7 OT
March 20, 1988 New Jersey Devils 4 at Washington Capitals 2 L 21-12-3 16-17-4 37-29-7
March 22, 1988 St. Louis Blues 5 at Washington Capitals 3 L 21-13-3 16-17-4 37-30-7
March 23, 1988 Washington Capitals 1 at Pittsburgh Penguins 7 L 21-13-3 16-18-4 37-31-7
March 25, 1988 Philadelphia Flyers 3 at Washington Capitals 5 W 22-13-3 16-18-4 38-31-7
March 29, 1988 Detroit Red Wings 2 at Washington Capitals 2 T 22-13-4 16-18-4 38-31-8 OT
March 31, 1988 Washington Capitals 3 at New York Islanders 7 L 22-13-4 16-19-4 38-32-8
April 2, 1988 Pittsburgh Penguins 7 at Washington Capitals 6 L 22-14-4 16-19-4 38-33-8 OT
April 3, 1988 Washington Capitals 2 at Philadelphia Flyers 2 T 22-14-4 16-19-5 38-33-9 OT
April 6, 1988 Philadelphia Flyers 4 at Washington Capitals 2 L 0-1-0 0-0-0 0-1-0
April 7, 1988 Philadelphia Flyers 4 at Washington Capitals 5 W 1-1-0 0-0-0 1-1-0
April 9, 1988 Washington Capitals 3 at Philadelphia Flyers 4 L 1-1-0 0-1-0 1-2-0
April 10, 1988 Washington Capitals 4 at Philadelphia Flyers 5 L 1-1-0 0-2-0 1-3-0 OT
April 12, 1988 Philadelphia Flyers 2 at Washington Capitals 5 W 2-1-0 0-2-0 2-3-0
April 14, 1988 Washington Capitals 7 at Philadelphia Flyers 2 W 2-1-0 1-2-0 3-3-0
April 16, 1988 Philadelphia Flyers 4 at Washington Capitals 5 W 3-1-0 1-2-0 4-3-0 OT
April 18, 1988 New Jersey Devils 1 at Washington Capitals 3 W 4-1-0 1-2-0 5-3-0
April 20, 1988 New Jersey Devils 5 at Washington Capitals 2 L 4-2-0 1-2-0 5-4-0
April 22, 1988 Washington Capitals 4 at New Jersey Devils 10 L 4-2-0 1-3-0 5-5-0
April 24, 1988 Washington Capitals 4 at New Jersey Devils 1 W 4-2-0 2-3-0 6-5-0
April 26, 1988 New Jersey Devils 3 at Washington Capitals 1 L 4-3-0 2-3-0 6-6-0
April 28, 1988 Washington Capitals 7 at New Jersey Devils 2 W 4-3-0 3-3-0 7-6-0
April 30, 1988 New Jersey Devils 3 at Washington Capitals 2 L 4-4-0 3-3-0 7-7-0


Schedule

Date Time (ET)
Mon, Jan 27 WAS at MTL 7:00 p.m.
Mon, Jan 27 NJ at OTT 7:30 p.m.
Mon, Jan 27 TOR at NAS 8:00 p.m.
Mon, Jan 27 TB at DAL 8:00 p.m.
Mon, Jan 27 STL at VAN 10:00 p.m.
Mon, Jan 27 ANA at SJ 10:30 p.m.
Tue, Jan 28 OTT at BUF 7:00 p.m.
Tue, Jan 28 STL at CAL 9:00 p.m.
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