Milestone McNugget Minute: John Carlson Ties Dale Hunter For Sixth on Franchise Points List On Daniel Sprong’s Second Period Goal Against Pittsburgh Penguins

When the Washington Capitals and the Pittsburgh Penguins meet, the potential for both teams’ star players to have big nights. On Tuesday in the Steel City, Capitals defenseman John Carlson did just that with an assist in the final minute of the second period.

With the Capitals down 3-2 as the final minute approached its conclusion, Carlson fed a pass to forward Daniel Sprong, who scored his eighth goal of the 2021-22 regular season to tie the game at 3-3.

Carlson’s assist tied him with his former juniors (London Knights) and Capitals Head Coach (and Washington Capitals great) Dale Hunter for sixth all-time on the franchise career Points list with 556.

Carlson has now recorded 124 goals and 432 assists in 851 career Games Played with the Capitals, after being drafted with the 27th overall pick in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft.

About Michael Fleetwood

Michael Fleetwood was born into a family of diehard Capitals fans and has been watching games as long as he can remember. He was born the year the Capitals went to their first Stanley Cup Final, and is a diehard Caps fan, the owner of the very FIRST Joe Beninati jersey and since then, has met Joe himself. His favorite player became former Capital Nate Schmidt after he met Schmidt in a Hershey hotel while in Hershey PA to see the Bears play, shortly after Schmidt was injured during a conditioning stint. Michael is also a fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers and Baltimore Orioles, and enjoys photography, watching WildEarth TV's SafariLive live safaris, and watching animals in his spare time. (Photo by Adam Vingan in 2014 at the Capitals Development Camp).
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2 Responses to Milestone McNugget Minute: John Carlson Ties Dale Hunter For Sixth on Franchise Points List On Daniel Sprong’s Second Period Goal Against Pittsburgh Penguins

  1. Why do I feel Carlson isn’t talked about enough in terms of his place in Capitals’ history and among the many d-men and players that are considered the all-time franchise greats?

  2. Diane Doyle says:

    As a rule, Caps defensemen tend to get unappreciated in our fanbase, especially those who are offensive defenseman. They get castigated a lot. Remember Larry Murphy, Kevin Hatcher, Sergei Gonchar, Mike Green, and now Carlson. (Scott Stevens was probably appreciated by the fan base but he was history between coming up for restricted free agency at a time when Pollin didn’t want to pay plus the Limousine Incident.

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