2010–11 Washington Capitals season

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2010–11 Washington Capitals
Southeast Division Champions
Division 1st Southeast
Conference 1st Eastern
2010–11 record 48-23-11 (107 points)
Home record 25–8–8
Road record 23-15-3
Goals for 224
Goals against 197
Team information
General Manager George McPhee
Coach Bruce Boudreau
Captain Alexander Ovechkin
Alternate captains Nicklas Backstrom
Jason Chimera
Mike Knuble
Tom Poti
Arena Verizon Center
Team leaders
Goals Alexander Ovechkin (32)
Assists Ovechkin (53)
Points Ovechkin (85)
Penalties in minutes Matt Hendricks (110)
Plus/minus Nicklas Backstrom
Ovechkin (+24)
Wins Michal Neuvirth (27)
Goals against average Braden Holtby (1.79)
<2009–10 2011–12>

The 2010–11 Washington Capitals season is the 37th season for the Washington Capitals in the National Hockey League (NHL). Despite the Capitals' first round exit in the 2010 Playoffs, ticket prices for this season were increased between 13 and 50 percent.1

Regular season

The Capitals finished the regular season having been shut out a league-high 11 times, tied with the Toronto Maple Leafs.2

Divisional standings

Southeast Division3
GP W L OTL ROW GF GA Pts
1 z-Washington Capitals 82 48 23 11 43 224 197 107
2 Tampa Bay Lightning 82 46 25 11 40 247 240 103
3 Carolina Hurricanes 82 40 31 11 35 236 239 91
4 Atlanta Thrashers 82 34 36 12 29 223 269 80
5 Florida Panthers 82 30 40 12 26 195 229 72

Conference standings

Eastern Conference
R Div GP W L OTL ROW GF GA Pts
1 z – Washington Capitals SE 82 48 23 11 43 224 197 107
2 y – Philadelphia Flyers AT 82 47 23 12 44 259 223 106
3 y – Boston Bruins NE 82 46 25 11 44 246 195 103
4 Pittsburgh Penguins AT 82 49 25 8 39 238 199 106
5 Tampa Bay Lightning SE 82 46 25 11 40 247 240 103
6 Montreal Canadiens NE 82 44 30 8 41 216 209 96
7 Buffalo Sabres NE 82 43 29 10 38 245 229 96
8 New York Rangers AT 82 44 33 5 35 233 198 93
8.5
9 Carolina Hurricanes SE 82 40 31 11 35 236 239 91
10 Toronto Maple Leafs NE 82 37 34 11 32 218 251 85
11 New Jersey Devils AT 82 38 39 5 35 174 209 81
12 Atlanta Thrashers SE 82 34 36 12 29 223 269 80
13 Ottawa Senators NE 82 32 40 10 30 192 250 74
14 New York Islanders AT 82 30 39 13 26 229 264 73
15 Florida Panthers SE 82 30 40 12 26 195 229 72

bold - qualified for playoffs; y – Won division; z – Placed first in conference (and division)
AT - Atlantic Division, NE - Northeast Division, SE - Southeast Division


Schedule and results

Pre-season

Regular season

Playoffs

The Capitals won the Southeast division title for the 4th consecutive season. The Capitals also clinched as the Eastern Conference champion. The Capitals played the New York Rangers in the opening round and won four games to one, but were swept by the Tampa Bay Lightning in the Eastern Conference Semifinals.

Key:      Win      Loss      Clinch Playoff Series      Eliminated from playoffs

2011 Stanley Cup Playoffs


Player statistics

Skaters

Note: GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; +/− = Plus/Minus; PIM = Penalty Minutes

Goaltenders

Note: GP = Games Played; Min = Time On Ice (minutes); W = Wins; L = Losses; OT = Overtime Losses; GA = Goals Against; GAA= Goals Against Average; SA= Shots Against; SV= Saves; Sv% = Save Percentage; SO= Shutouts

Regular season
Player GP Min W L OT GA GAA SA Sv% SO G A PIM
Neuvirth, MichalMichal Neuvirth 48 2,689 27 12 4 110 2.45 1,283 .914 4 0 0 0
Varlamov, SemyonSemyon Varlamov 27 1,560 11 9 5 58 2.23 759 .924 2 0 0 2
Holtby, BradenBraden Holtby 14 736 10 2 2 22 1.79 332 .934 2 0 1 0
Playoffs
Player GP Min W L GA GAA SA Sv% SO G A PIM
Neuvirth, MichalMichal Neuvirth 9 590 4 5 23 2.34 261 .912 1 0 0 0

Denotes player spent time with another team before joining Capitals. Stats reflect time with the Capitals only.
Traded mid-season
Bold/italics denotes franchise record

Awards and records

Awards

Regular Season
Player Award Awarded
Michal Neuvirth5 NHL Rookie of the Month October 2010
Alexander Semin6 NHL Third Star of the Week November 15, 2010
Semyon Varlamov7 NHL First Star of the Week January 3, 2011
Braden Holtby8 NHL First Star of the Week March 14, 2011

Milestones

Regular Season
Player Milestone Reached
Marcus Johansson 1st Career NHL Game October 8, 2010
Alex Ovechkin 400th Career NHL Game October 13, 2010
Brian Fahey 1st Career NHL Game October 16, 2010
Marcus Johansson 1st Career NHL Goal
1st Career NHL Point
October 19, 2010
Brooks Laich 400th Career NHL Game October 21, 2010
Michal Neuvirth 1st Career NHL Shutout October 27, 2010
Mike Knuble 900th Career NHL Game October 30, 2010
Braden Holtby 1st Career NHL Game
1st Career NHL Win
November 5, 2010
Brooks Laich 200th Career NHL Point November 9, 2010
Nicklas Backstrom 200th Career NHL Assist November 11, 2010
Eric Fehr 200th Career NHL Game November 24, 2010
Brian Fahey 1st Career NHL Assist
1st Career NHL Point
November 26, 2010
Marcus Johansson 1st Career NHL Assist November 26, 2010
Tom Poti 800th Career NHL Game December 12, 2010
Jason Chimera 200th Career NHL Point December 21, 2010
Andrew Gordon 1st Career NHL Goal
1st Career NHL Assist
1st Career NHL Point
December 21, 2010
Mike Knuble 500th Career NHL Point January 8, 2011
Matt Hendricks 100th Career NHL Game January 11, 2011
Nicklas Backstrom 300th Career NHL Point January 18, 2011
Karl Alzner 100th Career NHL Game January 22, 2011
Scott Hannan 800th Career NHL Game January 26, 2011
Matt Bradley 600th Career NHL Game February 1, 2011
Nicklas Backstrom 300th Career NHL Game February 6, 2011
Jeff Schultz 300th Career NHL Game February 25, 2011
Alex Ovechkin 300th Career NHL Assist March 1, 2011
Jason Arnott 900th Career NHL Point March 9, 2011
Alex Ovechkin 600th Career NHL Point March 9, 2011
Dennis Wideman 200th Career NHL Point March 9, 2011
Braden Holtby 1st Career NHL Shutout March 9, 2011
Brooks Laich 100th Career NHL Goal March 15, 2011
John Carlson 100th Career NHL Game March 31, 2011
Jason Arnott 400th Career NHL Goal April 2, 2011
Alex Ovechkin 300th Career NHL Goal April 5, 2011

Milestones

Playoffs
Player Milestone Reached
Marcus Johansson 1st Career NHL Playoff Game April 13, 2011
Michal Neuvirth 1st Career NHL Playoff Game
1st Career NHL Playoff Win
April 13, 2011
Marcus Johansson 1st Career NHL Playoff Assist
1st Career NHL Playoff Point
April 15, 2011
Michal Neuvirth 1st Career NHL Playoff Shutout April 15, 2011
Karl Alzner 1st Career NHL Playoff Assist
1st Career NHL Playoff Point
April 20, 2011
Marcus Johansson 1st Career NHL Playoff Goal April 20, 2011
Sean Collins 1st Career NHL Playoff Game May 4, 2011
John Erskine 1st Career NHL Playoff Goal May 4, 2011

Transactions

The Capitals have been involved in the following transactions during the 2010–11 season.

Final roster

Updated April 27, 2011.47

# Nat Player Pos S/G Age Acquired Birthplace
27 Canada Alzner, KarlKarl Alzner D L 25 2007 Burnaby, British Columbia
44 Canada Arnott, JasonJason Arnott C R 39 2011 Collingwood, Ontario
19 Sweden Backstrom, NicklasNicklas Backstrom (A) C L 26 2006 Gävle, Sweden
83 Canada Beagle, JayJay Beagle RW R 28 2008 Calgary, Alberta
10 Canada Bradley, MattMatt Bradley RW R 35 2005 Stittsville, Ontario
74 United States Carlson, JohnJohn Carlson D R 24 2008 Natick, Massachusetts
25 Canada Chimera, JasonJason Chimera (A) LW L 34 2009 Edmonton, Alberta
62 United States Collins, SeanSean Collins D R 30 2007 Troy, Michigan
4 Canada Erskine, JohnJohn Erskine D L 33 2006 Kingston, Ontario
16 Canada Fehr, EricEric Fehr RW R 28 2003 Winkler, Manitoba
15 Canada Gordon, BoydBoyd Gordon C R 30 2002 Unity, Saskatchewan
52 Canada Green, MikeMike Green D R 28 2004 Calgary, Alberta
23 Canada Hannan, ScottScott Hannan D L 35 2010 Richmond, British Columbia
26 United States Hendricks, MattMatt Hendricks LW L 32 2010 Blaine, Minnesota
70 Canada Holtby, BradenBraden Holtby G R 24 2008 Lloydminster, Saskatchewan
90 Sweden Johansson, MarcusMarcus Johansson C L 23 2010 Landskrona, Sweden
17 Canada King, D. J.D. J. King LW L 29 2010 Meadow Lake, Saskatchewan
22 United States Knuble, MikeMike Knuble (A) RW R 41 2009 Toronto, Ontario
21 Canada Laich, BrooksBrooks Laich C L 30 2004 Wawota, Saskatchewan
46 Canada McNeill, PatrickPatrick McNeill D L 27 2005 Strathroy, Ontario
30 Czech Republic Neuvirth, MichalMichal Neuvirth G L 26 2006 Ústí nad Labem, Czechoslovakia
8 Russia Ovechkin, AlexanderAlexander Ovechkin (C) LW R 28 2004 Moscow, Soviet Union
85 Canada Perreault, MathieuMathieu Perreault C L 26 2006 Drummondville, Quebec
42 Canada Pinizzotto, SteveSteve Pinizzotto RW R 29 2007 Mississauga, Ontario
3 United States Poti, TomTom Poti (AInjured Reserve D L 37 2007 Worcester, Massachusetts
55 Canada Schultz, JeffJeff Schultz D L 28 2004 Calgary, Alberta
28 Russia Semin, AlexanderAlexander Semin LW R 30 2002 Krasnoyarsk, Soviet Union
89 Canada Sloan, TylerTyler Sloan D L 33 2008 Calgary, Alberta
18 Germany Sturm, MarcoMarco Sturm LW L 35 2011 Dingolfing, West Germany
1 Russia Varlamov, SemyonSemyon Varlamov G L 25 2006 Kuybyshev, Soviet Union
6 Canada Wideman, DennisDennis Wideman D R 31 2011 Kitchener, Ontario

Draft picks

Washington's picks at the 2010 NHL Entry Draft in Los Angeles, California.

Round # Player Position Nationality College/Junior/Club Team (League)
1 26 Evgeny Kuznetsov C  Russia Traktor Chelyabinsk (Kontinental Hockey League)
3 86 Stanislav Galiev RW  Russia Saint John Sea Dogs (Quebec Major Junior Hockey League)
4 112 (from Phoenix via Toronto) Philipp Grubauer G  Germany Windsor Spitfires (Ontario Hockey League)
5 142 (from Phoenix) Caleb Herbert C  United States Bloomington Jefferson High School (United States High School-MN)
6 176 Samuel Carrier RW  Canada Lewiston Maineiacs (Quebec Major Junior Hockey League)

Farm teams

Hershey Bears

The Capitals' American Hockey League affiliate will remain to be the Hershey Bears in the 2010–11 season.

South Carolina Stingrays

The South Carolina Stingrays remain Washington's ECHL affiliate for the 2010–11 season.

See also

References

  1. ^ Capitals Raise Ticket Prices Again, Washington Post, February 18, 2010.
  2. ^ http://www.hockey-reference.com/leagues/NHL_2011_games.html
  3. ^ "2010–11 Standings by Division". National Hockey League. 
  4. ^ Starting goaltender Michal Neuvirth was pulled after the first period after an injury.
  5. ^ Caps' Neuvirth named October Rookie of the Month
  6. ^ Price, Crosby and Semin top week's 'Three Stars'
  7. ^ Varlamov tops NHL's 'Three Stars of the Week'
  8. ^ Caps' Holtby tops 'Three Stars' of the week
  9. ^ Day 2 provides more wheeling and dealing
  10. ^ Capitals Acquire Left Wing D.J. King from St. Louis
  11. ^ Capitals Acquire Scott Hannan from Colorado for Tomas Fleischmann
  12. ^ Capitals Acquire Dennis Wideman from Florida
  13. ^ Capitals Acquire Jason Arnott from New Jersey
  14. ^ Capitals Sign Goaltender Dany Sabourin
  15. ^ a b Capitals Sign Defenseman Brian Fahey and Left Wing Kyle Greentree
  16. ^ Capitals Sign Right Wing Brian Willsie
  17. ^ Capitals Sign Goaltender Brandon Anderson
  18. ^ Capitals Sign Matt Hendricks to a One-Year Contract
  19. ^ Capitals Recall Jay Beagle and Todd Ford from Hershey
  20. ^ Capitals Sign Right Wing Garrett Mitchell
  21. ^ EATON AND JURCINA AGREE TO TERMS
  22. ^ Blue Jackets Sign Former Ohio State Defenseman Nate Guenin, Forwards Trevor Frischmon, Kyle Wilson
  23. ^ Oilers sign Giroux
  24. ^ Corvo Agrees to Two-Year Contract with Canes
  25. ^ Bourque bids farewell to Hershey Bears-Washington Capitals
  26. ^ SABRES AGREE TO TERMS WITH SHAONE MORRISONN
  27. ^ Coyotes Sign Belanger to One-Year Deal
  28. ^ Wild Lands Jose Theodore
  29. ^ Flames sign Morrison
  30. ^ Capitals Claim Marco Sturm Off Waivers from Los Angeles
  31. ^ Capitals Sign Nicklas Backstrom to 10-Year Contract
  32. ^ Capitals Sign Center Marcus Johansson
  33. ^ Capitals Sign Forward Boyd Gordon
  34. ^ Capitals Sign Defenseman Jeff Schultz to Four-Year Contract
  35. ^ Capitals Sign Right Wing Eric Fehr to Two-Year Contract
  36. ^ a b c d e Capitals Sign Jay Beagle, Andrew Gordon, Andrew Joudrey, Patrick McNeill and Zach Miskovic
  37. ^ Capitals Sign Forward Tomas Fleischmann
  38. ^ Capitals Sign Tom Poti to Contact Extension
  39. ^ Capitals Sign Michal Neuvirth to Contact Extension
  40. ^ Capitals Sign Goaltender Philipp Grubauer
  41. ^ Capitals Sign Defenseman Brett Flemming
  42. ^ Capitals Sign John Erskine to Contact Extension
  43. ^ Capitals Sign Alexander Semin to Contract Extension
  44. ^ Capitals Sign Matt Hendricks to a Two-Year Extension
  45. ^ Capitals Sign Defenseman Dmitry Orlov
  46. ^ Capitals Sign Mike Knuble to One-Year Contract Extension
  47. ^ "Capitals Roster". Washington Capitals. Archived from the original on 29 April 2011. Retrieved 2011-04-27. 

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