Most Washington Capitals points in an NHL season

A look back at the time the Caps won their first Presidents' Trophy
Alex Ovechkin, Washington Capitals
Alex Ovechkin, Washington Capitals / Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Let's take a trip down memory lane Washington Capitals fans. For their 50th anniversary lets break down the 2009-10 Capitals who recorded the most points in franhicse history to this day. It came in the aftermatch of that beautiful C on Alex Ovechkin's sweater as the great eight added team captain to his resume.

That season saw the Capitals go 54-15-13 with 121 points and a .789 winning percentage. This season the team with the best record is going to come down to the Florida Panthers, Vancouver Canucks, Boston Bruins or Dallas Stars with just a three point separation among the top four.

Note this was written before Tuesday's slate of NHL games. The Caps will face one of these teams in the Canucks this Saturday night on the road. Back to the 2009-10 Caps they were simply lights out when it came to goal scoring.

The Caps would enter that season +1200 odds from Las Vegas to win the Stanley Cup after falling short in the divisional round to Sid the Kid and the Penguins in Ovi and Sid's first NHL playoff meeting. Sid would win the Cup that season while Ovechkin won the Hart for MVP.

Going into that 2009-10 season the Caps were determined to get a Cup. Unfortunately they got Halak'd in the first round and learned the hard lesson that the playoffs is more important than regular season success. It's something the Bruins learned last season and the Lightning before their back to back COVID season cups.

Ovechkin finished with a 50 goal season along with 59 assists for 109 points. Seven other players scored at least 20 or more. Even Mike Green had 19 goals to lead the defensemen. Alexander Semin had 40 while Nicklas Backstrom added 33. Mike Knuble had 29.

Rouding out that 20 goals or more club from that team were Brooks Laich with 25, Tomas Fleishmann with 23, and Eric Fehr with 21. That's what that Caps team will always be remembered for, high octane offense until the very end.