The Washington Capitals squeaked out a win over the New York Rangers, 5 to 4, on December 15, 1979.

Final

NYR

Rangers

14-14-4

4

WSH

Capitals

6-20-5

5

Team

NYR

WSH

1

2

0

2

2

0

3

0

5

Total

4

5

Summary

Team Stats

Player Stats

1st period

NYR

WSH

Rangers

Steve Vickers (EV) assisted by Ron Greschner and Barry Beck

1

0

Rangers

Phil Esposito (PP) assisted by Don Maloney and Barry Beck

2

0

2nd period

NYR

WSH

Rangers

Dave Maloney (EV) assisted by Carol Vadnais and Phil Esposito

3

0

Rangers

Dave Maloney (PP) assisted by Ulf Nilsson and Steve Vickers

4

0

3rd period

NYR

WSH

Capitals

Rick Green (EV) assisted by Mike Gartner

4

1

Capitals

Wes Jarvis (EV) assisted by Mark Lofthouse and Greg Polis

4

2

Capitals

Mike Gartner (EV) assisted by Mike Kaszycki and Robert Picard

4

3

Capitals

Rolf Edberg (PP) assisted by Bengt-Ake Gustafsson and Robert Picard

4

4

Capitals

Paul Mulvey (EV) assisted by Mike Gartner and Mike Kaszycki

4

5