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In the midst of a career season, Washington Capitals defenseman John Carlson made a brief appearance on CBS’s The Jim Rome Show on Friday to discuss the Capitals’ depth and thrilling 5-4 overtime victory over the San Jose Sharks on Sunday, when they trailed 4-2 with a minute left in the third period.
“I just think that we have a lot of different kinds of players. I think, obviously, we are deep as are a lot of other teams but the different kinds of talents that we have [make us different]: physicality, skill, all [those] sort of things. They’re a lot of game-breakers on this team and a lot of different types of players that make it hard to play against us,” Carlson spoke of this years’ Capitals team, which sits first in the NHL with 65 points entering Saturday’s game against the New Jersey Devils (7 PM ET, NBC Sports Washington).
On the Capitals’ historic comeback against the Sharks this week, Carlson said. “I think that the human element of it is [when] I was on the ice [and the Sharks] scored the empty-netter, we are probably not feeling it. The guys who just got off of the ice [and] just got scored on are probably not so pleased with themselves. We weren’t feeling great about our chances of winning that game but those other guys, I think, [in] the moment, they were pouring it on [and] probably feel differently than we do. They hop on and really quickly after that, you know, then when you have 45 minutes left, the potential [to make a comeback is better]. I think anyone has a feeling that the potential to score is definitely there. It was great to pull that off and win in overtime but I didn’t think that it was crazy to that point. You get so excited about the comeback.”
You can find the full interview below.
By Harrison Brown