On a Roll: John Carlson Extends Points Streak to Seven Games In Game Against the Anaheim Ducks

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Capitals defenseman John Carlson has already been the most productive defenseman in the National Hockey League and for Washington this season, and after a historic start to the 2019-20 campaign, Carlson’s red-hot stick has been carried through to the second month of the season. With a second period assist in the Capitals’ Monday night tilt against the Anaheim Ducks, the former first-round pick extended his points streak to seven straight games.

Carlson picked up a secondary helper on Alex Ovechkin’s power play goal at the 6:39 mark of the second period, a goal that gave the Caps a 2-0 lead.

Carlson also added a second assist on Tom Wilson’s empty-net goal in the closing minutes of their 5-2 victory against the Ducks, giving him 26 assists on the season.

Carlson was later credited with a secondary assist on the second period goal by Chandler Stephenson, giving him a three-assist game and 27 helpers on the season, tying him with Edmonton’s Leon Draisaitl for most in the league.

The first assist extended Carlson’s points streak to a seventh game, during which time he has scored one goal and added 10 helpers for 11 points for Head Coach Todd Reirden. He now has 34 points on the season (eight goals, 27 assists) and has recorded points in 19 of 23 games played this season. His 27 helpers and 35 total points are the most among all blueliners around the league, with Carolina Hurricanes’ rearguard Dougie Hamilton the closest in points. The second assist marked Carlson’s 11th multi-point contest this season.

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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