Washington Capitals 2011-2012 schedule

Date Opponent Time TV
Sat., Oct. 8Capitals 4, Hurricanes 3 (OT): Green's goal wins it for Washington in opener
Mon., Oct. 10Capitals 6, Lightning 5 (SO): Washington wins first meeting since sweep in playoffs
Thu., Oct. 13Capitals 3, Penguins 2 (OT): Wideman makes winner of Vokoun and the Capitals
Sat., Oct. 15Capitals 2, Senators 1: Vokoun's 33 saves help Capitals win fourth straight
Tue., Oct. 18Capitals 3, Senators 0: Washington off to the best start in franchise history
Thu., Oct. 20Capitals 5, Flyers 2: Offense gets going against Bryzgalov; record at 6-0
Sat., Oct. 22Capitals 7, Red Wings 1: Washington is NHL's lone unbeaten team after rout
Thu., Oct. 27Oilers 2, Capitals 1: Caps' season-starting winning streak ends at seven games
Sat., Oct. 29Canucks 7, Capitals 4: Vokoun is pulled after allowing three in the first period
Tue., Nov. 1Capitals 5, Ducks 4 (OT): Backstrom nets equalizer, and game winner in OT, at home
Fri., Nov. 4Capitals 5, Hurricanes 1: Eakin has first NHL goal, first NHL assist in win
Sat., Nov. 5Islanders 5, Capitals 3: Washington fades after jumping out to 2-0 advantage
Tue., Nov. 8Stars 5, Capitals 2: Dallas scores three goals in the third period to pull away
Fri., Nov. 11Capitals 3, Devils 1: Jason Chimera scores a short-handed goal and the Caps rally to win
Sat., Nov. 12Devils 3, Capitals 2 (SO): New Jersey edges Washington in a shootout
Tue., Nov. 15Predators 3, Capitals 1: Defensive lapses prove costly in Nashville
Thu., Nov. 17Jets 4, Capitals 1: Washington falls in Winnipeg, dips to 3-6-1 in its past 10 games
Sat., Nov. 19Maple Leafs 7, Capitals 1: Lifeless Washington drops its fourth consecutive game
Mon., Nov. 21Capitals 4, Coyotes 3: Washington snaps losing streak without Semin
Wed., Nov. 23Capitals 4, Jets 3 (OT): Chimera scores in overtime to vault Caps at Verizon Center
Fri., Nov. 25Rangers 6, Capitals 3: Washington breaks down in the second period, allowing four goals
Sat., Nov. 26Sabres 5, Capitals 1: Chimera's penalty-shot goal is all Washington can muster
Tue., Nov. 29Blues 2, Capitals 1: Dale Hunter loses debut as Washington keeps struggling
Thu., Dec. 1Penguins 2, Capitals 1: Chimera scores his 10th goal, but team fires just 17 shots
Sat., Dec. 3Capitals 3, Senators 2 (OT): Laich's goal 12 seconds into OT gives Hunter his first win
Mon., Dec. 5Panthers 5, Capitals 4: Washington digs too big a hole and falls to Florida
Wed., Dec. 7Capitals 5, Senators 3: Ovechkin's all over the ice as Washington wins on the road
Fri., Dec. 9Capitals 4, Maple Leafs 2: Wideman, power-play success lift Caps to second straght win
Tue., Dec. 13Flyers 5, Capitals 1: Washington lays an egg against Eastern Conference leaders
Thu., Dec. 15Capitals 1, Jets 0: Neuvirth's shutout, Ovechkin's late goal bring a road victory
Sat., Dec. 17Avalanche 2, Capitals 1: Semin has only goal for Washington, which splits two-game trip
Tue., Dec. 20Capitals 4, Predators 1: Stars come out for Washington to snap Predators' winning streak
Fri., Dec. 23Devils 4, Capitals 3 (SO): Washington rallies to force overtime but falls in a shootout.
Mon., Dec. 26Sabres 4, Capitals 2: Washington allows four quick goals on its way to a loss at Buffalo.
Wed., Dec. 28Capitals 4, Rangers 1: Alexander Semin scores two goals as Vokoun, Washington win
Fri., Dec. 30Capitals 3, Sabres 1: Ovechkin scores two goals, Vokoun makes 25 saves in a victory
Sat., Dec. 31Capitals 4, Blue Jackets 2: Ovechkin scores two more goals as Washington rallies for win
Tue., Jan. 3Capitals 3, Flames 1: Backstrom leaves early, but Green returns in fourth straight win
Sat., Jan. 7Sharks 5, Capitals 2: Green is hurt again as Caps' winning streak ends at four games
Mon., Jan. 9Kings 5, Capitals 2: Second consecutive loss extends road woes for Washington
Wed., Jan. 11Capitals 1, Penguins 0: Chimera's goal, Vokoun's shutout lift Washington over Pittsburgh
Fri., Jan. 13Capitals 4, Lightning 3: Brouwer's first career hat trick helps close gap in Southeast
Sun., Jan. 15Capitals 2, Hurricanes 1: Vokoun makes 43 saves, Orlov scores game-winning goal
Tue., Jan. 17Islanders 3, Capitals 0: Nabokov hands Caps their first shutout loss this season
Wed., Jan. 18Capitals 3, Canadiens 0: Washington rebounds behind Neuvirth, Perreault
Fri., Jan. 20Hurricanes 3, Capitals 0: Washington endures another shutout, this time vs. Ward
Sun., Jan. 22Penguins 4, Capitals 3 (OT): Malkin scores the game-winner for host Pittsburgh
Tue., Jan. 24Capitals 5, Bruins 3: Perreault's first NHL hat trick sparks Washington victory
Tue., Jan. 31Lightning 4, Capitals 3 (OT): Despite loss, Washington takes over first in division
Wed., Feb. 1Panthers 4, Capitals 2: Neuvirth, Caps are beaten by Panthers in battle for division lead
Sat., Feb. 4Capitals 3, Canadiens 0: Caps goalie Vokoun shuts out his original franchise
Sun., Feb. 5Bruins 4, Capitals 1: Laich is hurt as Caps remain in second in the Southeast
Tue., Feb. 7Capitals 4, Panthers 0: Ovechkin scores two goals, Vokoun has a 42-save shutout
Thu., Feb. 9Jets 3, Capitals 2 (SO): Long-shot goal helps Winnipeg rally from two goals down
Sun., Feb. 12Rangers 3, Capitals 2: Callahan, East-leading New York keep Washington stuck in ninth
Mon., Feb. 13Sharks 5, Capitals 3: San Jose jumps out early, tops Holtby and Washington
Fri., Feb. 17Capitals 2, Panthers 1: Semin's goal leads to crucial win over division leader
Sat., Feb. 18Lightning 2, Capitals 1: Washington wastes chance to pass Toronto for eighth
Mon., Feb. 20Hurricanes 5, Capitals 0: 'Embarrassing effort' leads to shutout loss at Carolina
Wed., Feb. 22Senators 5, Capitals 2: Without Ovechkin, Washington drops third straight
Fri., Feb. 24Capitals 4, Canadiens 1: Ovechkin's return sparks Washington to win
Sat., Feb. 25Capitals 4, Maple Leafs 2: Winning streak is team's first since mid-January
Tue., Feb. 28Capitals 3, Islanders 2 (OT): Brouwer keeps Caps alive, Ovechkin wins it
Fri., March 2Devils 5, Capitals 0: After three victories, Caps come out 'deflated' in loss
Sun., March 4Flyers 1, Capitals 0: Ovechkin's giveaway leads to the game's only goal
Tue., March 6Hurricanes 4, Capitals 3 (OT): Rally brings one point, but Caps needed two
Thu., March 8Capitals 3, Lightning 2 (OT): Ovechkin scores in overtime to cap a late rally
Sat., March 10Capitals 4, Bruins 3: Washington never trails in 'a huge win' at Boston
Sun., March 11Capitals 2, Maple Leafs 0: Productive weekend ends with Neuvirth's shutout
Tue., March 13Capitals 5, Islanders 4 (OT): Hendricks's shootout winner caps a rally
Fri., March 16Jets 3, Capitals 2: Byfuglien sends wild Winnipeg fans home happy
Sun., March 18Blackhawks 5, Capitals 2: Second straight loss keeps Caps back with the pack
Mon., March 19Capitals 5, Red Wings 3: Ovechkin scores twice as Caps jump ahead early
Thu., March 22Flyers 2, Capitals 1 (SO): After Ovechkin's early goal, Bryzgalov denies Caps
Fri., March 23Jets 4, Capitals 3 (OT): Washington coughs up three-goal lead, gives Winnipeg life
Sun., March 25Capitals 3, Wild 0: Holtby, Ovechkin lead Washington back into eighth in the East
Tue., March 27Sabres 5, Capitals 1: Washington stumbles at home, falls out of playoff position
Thu., March 29Capitals 3, Bruins 2 (SO): Laich scores shootout winner against Boston's Thomas
Sat., March 31Capitals 3, Canadiens 2 (SO): Backstrom, Washington are back in business
Mon., April 2Lightning 4, Capitals 2: Stamkos scores late to send Washington to defeat
Thu., April 5Capitals 4, Panthers 2: Washington clinches an Eastern Conference playoff berth
Sat., April 7Capitals 4, Rangers 1: Capitals dump Rangers, clinch seventh seed in playoffs

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