Peter Laviolette Coaches 1,402nd Career Game in Washington’s 2-1 Victory Over Boston, Passes Ron Wilson For 11th All-Time in Games Coached

Washington Capitals Head Coach Peter Laviolette’s team entered the post-All-Star break with a hard-fought, 2-1 victory over the Boston Bruins at TD Garden. The veteran bench boss, who notched his 745th career victory, also coached in his 1,402nd career game.

In doing so, Laviolette passed former NHL and Capitals bench boss Ron Wilson for the 11th-most Games Coached in NHL history.

Laviolette has coached 192 games behind the Caps bench, with a record of 108-63-31 (.592 Points Percentage). His points percentage is the fourth-highest among NHL head coaches with at least 1,400 games manned behind the bench; only Scotty Bowman, Joel Quenneville, and Ken Hitchcock are ahead.

Laviolette, who is the winningest American-born Head Coach in the history of the league, ranks eighth all-time in Wins, and is 38 victories away from surpassing Al Arbour.

By Michael Fleetwood

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About Michael Fleetwood

Michael Fleetwood was born into a family of diehard Capitals fans and has been watching games as long as he can remember. He was born the year the Capitals went to their first Stanley Cup Final, and is a diehard Caps fan, the owner of the very FIRST Joe Beninati jersey and since then, has met Joe himself. Michael joined the NoVa Caps team in 2015, and is most proud of the growth of the NoVa Caps community in that time. An avid photographer, Michael resides in VA.
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8 Responses to Peter Laviolette Coaches 1,402nd Career Game in Washington’s 2-1 Victory Over Boston, Passes Ron Wilson For 11th All-Time in Games Coached

  1. Diane Doyle says:

    Congratulations, Peter on the great milestone win.

  2. KimRB says:

    Off topic, but for all you trade rumor fans, it looks like Chycrun’s about to be dealt. He’s a healthy scratch tonight. Probably going to LA

    • dwgie26 says:

      That is interesting. It is certainly time for Arizona to move him. Been a long time coming. I’m OK with him not coming to Caps because I wouldn’t be willing to give up whatever the rediculous asking price is.

      • hockeydruid says:

        Totally agree. And that will be the problem of moving Eller or Mantha other teams will want to unload a big salary or older player or worse take an asset or pick or both that we cannot afford to lose.

        • KimRB says:

          Mantha might be difficult to move, but Eller’s only making $3.5M. At this time of year, it shouldn’t be too difficult for some team to absorb his pro-rated salary. If they dealt him tomorrow, I think he’d only count about $1.1M against the cap. I’m no cap expert, though. But I do believe it shouldn’t be that hard to unload him.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Not even a whisper about contract negotiations for renewing Lavi.

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