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 an aspiring novelist and screenwriter who earned a BFA in Creative Writing from Full Sail University in 2021. She is currently pursuing a Master of Arts in Screenwriting from Regent University. Della comes from a family of big Capitals fans and became inspired to start writing for hockey in 2019. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, cooking, and working on both sides of the camera. Follow Della on Twitter: @dellayoung
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