Johnny B. Goode: John Carlson Becomes Fourth Defenseman in Capitals History to Record Six 10-Goal Seasons

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Washington Capitals defenseman John Carlson continued productivity on Friday night in the 2-1 overtime victory over the New Jersey Devils at Prudential Center. The 31-year-old notched his tenth goal of the season in which he became one of four blueliners in Capitals history to record six 10-goal seasons.

After a scoreless opening frame, Carlson gave the Capitals a 1-0 lead 8:22 into the second period. Center Lars Eller assisted, which is his second assist in three games since returning from injury on March 30.

Carlson has 36 career points against New Jersey (7g, 29a), the most points he has against a single franchise.

This is the fourth straight season he has recorded ten goals.

Carlson now has three goals in his last two games. In Thursday’s 8-4 loss to the New York Islanders, he passed Mike Green and Calle Johansson (113) for the third-most goals by a defenseman in franchise history.

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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