Capitals’ John Carlson Records 70th Point In Loss To Golden Knights; Two Points Shy Of Passing Calle Johansson

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It was another tough loss for the Washington Capitals on Monday as they fell 3-2 to the Vegas Golden Knights at T-Mobile Arena. There is a positive though: defenseman John Carlson notched his 70th point of the season, tied a single-season career-high in points, and is now two points shy of passing alumnus Calle Johansson for most points by a defenseman in franchise history.

Carlson’s 70th point came on the power-play as the secondary assist to forward T.J. Oshie’s second goal of the game late in the final frame. It would mark his 55th assist thus far.

It only took 59 games for him to record 70 points. Last season, Carlson picked up that 70th point in 79 games.

In addition, Carlson is just two points away from passing Capitals’ alumnus Calle Johansson (474) for most points by a defenseman in franchise history.

On January 31, Carlson became the franchise assist leader among defensemen in the 5-3 win over the Ottawa Senators. Carlson has 70 points (15 goals) in 59 games played.

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About Della Young

Della Young is a fiction writer based out of the Northern Virginia/Washington, D.C. area and an online student attending Full Sail University. She got her start in the entertainment industry at age seven as an actress. At the young age of nine, Della wrote a psychological thriller short story that sparked her interest in creative writing. She comes from a family of big Capitals fans and became inspired to start writing for sports. In her spare time, Della enjoys photography, traveling, and working on both sides of the camera. Follow Della on Twitter: @dellayoung
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1 Response to Capitals’ John Carlson Records 70th Point In Loss To Golden Knights; Two Points Shy Of Passing Calle Johansson

  1. Anonymous says:

    They better start playing some defense asap

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