John Carlson Nets Seventh Goal of the Season; Two Goals Shy of Passing Mike Green, Calle Johansson For Third-Most Goals By A Capitals Defenseman

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Washington Capitals defenseman John Carlson scored his seventh goal of the season Saturday night as the Capitals hosted the New York Rangers. The 31-year-old is now two goals shy of passing Mike Green and Calle Johansson (113) for the third-most goals by a defenseman in franchise history.

At the 5:55 mark of the third period, Carlson got the Capitals on the board and tied the game 1-1. Forward Tom Wilson and center Nicklas Backstrom assisted.

He is only two goals away from passing Mike Green and Calle Johansson (113) for the third-most goals by a defenseman in Capitals history.

Wilson, who is playing in his first game back from a seven-game suspension, picked up his fourth assist in his last five games.

Additionally, Backstrom has passed Henrik Zetterberg for the sixth-most points in NHL history by a Swedish-born player with his 961st career point.

By Della Young

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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