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All-Time Power Rankings

WhatIfSports.com simulated 501 games between every team in the history of the franchise to determine the all-time Washington franchise power rankings. The simulation results below include each team's overtime losses (OTL), winning percentage, goals scored per game (GPG) and goals allowed per game(GPA). To learn more about the simulation engine or to simulate a game between any two teams in NHL history, visit NHL SimMatchup on WhatIfSports.com.

1983-84 Washington Capitals48-27-5

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1984-85 Washington Capitals46-25-9

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Team Record OTL Win % GPG GPA Playoffs Coach Key Players
1 1983-84 Washington Capitals 48-27 - 84.1 4.9 2.3 Lost NHL Division Finals Bryan Murray Mike Gartner, Dave Christian, Al Jensen
2 1984-85 Washington Capitals 46-25 - 82.2 5.0 2.4 Lost NHL Division Semi-Finals Bryan Murray Mike Gartner, Bob Carpenter, Pat Riggin
3 2009-10 Washington Capitals 54-15 13 80.7 4.9 2.6 Lost NHL Conference Quarter-Finals Bruce Boudreau Alex Ovechkin, Nicklas Backstrom, Jose Theodore
4 1991-92 Washington Capitals 45-27 - 77.6 6.0 3.5 Lost NHL Division Semi-Finals Terry Murray Michal Pivonka, Dale Hunter, Don Beaupre
5 2014-15 Washington Capitals 45-26 11 75.4 4.1 2.2 Lost NHL Second Round Barry Trotz Alex Ovechkin, Nicklas Backstrom, Braden Holtby
6 1992-93 Washington Capitals 43-34 - 73.9 5.4 3.4 Lost NHL Division Semi-Finals Terry Murray Peter Bondra, Mike Ridley, Don Beaupre
7 1985-86 Washington Capitals 50-23 - 67.1 4.8 3.4 Lost NHL Division Finals Bryan Murray Dave Christian, Mike Gartner, Al Jensen
8 1999-00 Washington Capitals 44-24 2 66.4 3.5 2.4 Lost NHL Conference Quarter-Finals Ron Wilson Adam Oates, Sergei Gonchar, Olaf Kolzig
9 1987-88 Washington Capitals 38-33 - 66.3 4.7 3.5 Lost NHL Division Finals Bryan Murray Mike Gartner, Scott Stevens, Clint Malarchuk
10 2010-11 Washington Capitals 48-23 11 64.3 3.2 2.3 Lost NHL Conference Semi-Finals Bruce Boudreau Alex Ovechkin, Nicklas Backstrom, Michal Neuvirth
11 2008-09 Washington Capitals 50-24 8 62.0 3.8 2.9 Lost NHL Conference Semi-Finals Bruce Boudreau Alexander Ovechkin, Nicklas Backstrom, Jose Theodore
12 2002-03 Washington Capitals 39-29 6 60.9 3.8 3.0 Lost NHL Conference Quarter-Finals Bruce Cassidy Jaromir Jagr, Robert Lang, Olaf Kolzig
13 1988-89 Washington Capitals 41-29 - 59.4 4.6 3.8 Lost NHL Division Semi-Finals Bryan Murray Mike Ridley, Geoff Courtnall, Clint Malarchuk
14 1986-87 Washington Capitals 38-32 - 59.0 4.5 3.8 Lost NHL Division Semi-Finals Bryan Murray Larry Murphy, Mike Gartner, Bob Mason
15 2012-13 Washington Capitals 27-18 3 58.8 4.0 3.4 Lost NHL Conference Quarter-Finals Adam Oates Alex Ovechkin, Mike Ribeiro, Braden Holtby
16 2000-01 Washington Capitals 41-27 4 58.6 3.8 3.2 Lost NHL Conference Quarter-Finals Ron Wilson Adam Oates, Peter Bondra, Olaf Kolzig
17 1995-96 Washington Capitals 39-32 - 57.7 3.3 2.7 Lost NHL Conference Quarter-Finals Jim Schoenfeld Michal Pivonka, Peter Bondra, Jim Carey
18 2011-12 Washington Capitals 42-32 8 57.5 3.5 3.0 Lost NHL Conference Semi-Finals Bruce Boudreau, Dale Hunter Alex Ovechkin, Alexander Semin, Tomas Vokoun
19 1982-83 Washington Capitals 39-25 - 57.2 4.7 3.9 Lost NHL Division Semi-Finals Bryan Murray Dennis Maruk, Mike Gartner, Al Jensen
20 2013-14 Washington Capitals 38-30 14 55.2 3.7 3.4 - Adam Oates Nicklas Backstrom, Alex Ovechkin, Braden Holtby
21 1989-90 Washington Capitals 36-38 - 55.0 4.7 4.2 Lost NHL Conference Finals Bryan Murray, Terry Murray Dino Ciccarelli, Geoff Courtnall, Don Beaupre
22 2007-08 Washington Capitals 43-31 8 54.7 3.6 3.2 Lost NHL Conference Quarter-Finals Glen Hanlon, Bruce Boudreau Alexander Ovechkin, Nicklas Backstrom, Cristobal Huet
23 1994-95 Washington Capitals 22-18 - 50.7 3.5 3.4 Lost NHL Conference Quarter-Finals Jim Schoenfeld Peter Bondra, Joe Juneau, Jim Carey
24 1997-98 Washington Capitals 40-30 - 49.1 3.3 3.3 Lost Stanley Cup Final Ron Wilson Peter Bondra, Adam Oates, Olaf Kolzig
25 1990-91 Washington Capitals 37-36 - 43.9 4.0 4.4 Lost NHL Division Finals Terry Murray Kevin Hatcher, Mike Ridley, Don Beaupre