Make it Eight! John Carlson Extends Point Streak to Eight Games With Second Period Goal

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Heading into Tuesday night’s game against the Calgary Flames, Capitals defenseman John Carlson was already having himself one heck of a week, having been named the NHL’s Second Star of the Week and heading into the game against Calgary as the league’s leader in points, having recorded a point in seven games. Early in the second period against the Flames, the former first-round pick extended that streak to eight games with a goal.

Just 35 seconds into the middle frame, Carlson put the puck on net and a lapse in concentration by Flames’ netminder Cam Talbot allowed it to sneak past him to give the Caps a 1-0 lead at the time of the goal. The goal was Carlson’s fourth of the 2019-20 season.

The eight-game points streak is the longest such streak of Carlson’s career and puts him one point shy of becoming the fourth different defenseman in NHL history to record 20 or more points in the month of October, joining Paul Coffey, Al MacInnis, and Brian Leetch.

Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin also extended his own points streak to eight games,  six games shy of breaking his personal best 23 games set last season from November 16 to December 15.

By Michael Fleetwood

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. His favorite player became former Capital Nate Schmidt after he met Schmidt in a Hershey hotel while in Hershey PA to see the Bears play, shortly after Schmidt was injured during a conditioning stint. Michael is also a fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers and Baltimore Orioles, and enjoys photography, watching WildEarth TV's SafariLive live safaris, and watching animals in his spare time. (Photo by Adam Vingan in 2014 at the Capitals Development Camp).
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