On November 16, 1982, the actual Washington Capitals recorded his or her third straight win, a 5-3 triumph over the Calgary Flames with the Capital Centre in Landover. An audience of 10,705 watched while Washington evened its record at 7-7-3.
Washington started the scoring on Dennis Maruks ninth goal of the season inside the final minute of the first period. With Calgarys Kevin LaVallee off for tripping, Maruk beat Flames netminder Don Edwards with help from Brian Engblom along with Bengt Gustafsson. Washington enjoyed a 12-5 edge in first period shots on goal.
At 6:Thirty-six of the second period, Bobby Woodworker gave Washington a 2-0 guide with his sixth goal of the time of year. Mike Gartner and Milan Novy picked up the assists. Less than a minute after, Calgary answered the Carpenter target when Doug Risebrough beat Washingtons Pat Riggin. This Capitals regained a two-goal benefit at 11:54 of the middle period when Greg Theberge obtained Washingtons second power play goals of the night. Gustafsson and Ken Austin assisted on Theberges goal, which in turn came just 21 mere seconds after Risebrough went off for high-sticking. David Christoff brought the Flames time for within a goal at 18:20 but Washingtons Gaetan Duchesne answered merely 23 seconds later to restore the Capitals two-goal advantage. Glen Currie and Theberge made it easier for on Duchesnes goal. The Hats held a 16-12 lead throughout second period shots with goal.
At 5:39 with the third period, Calgary pulled in order to within a goal for the 3rd time when Guy Chouinard scored on a Flames power perform. Carpenter ended any views of a Calgary comeback when he scored his second of the night and seventh of the season with 10:54. Novy and Theberge assisted on Carpenters goal, which was Washingtons finally power play goal of the evening. Calgary outshot the Caps 11-5 in the third but Washington held any 33-28 bulge in that department overall.
Theberges three-point night earned him the games first star. Which has a pair of goals, Carpenter ended up being the number two star. Engblom obtained the third star.