Tag Archives: John Carlson

Grading Capitals’ GM Brian MacLellan’s Moves From The 2021-22 Season

Photo: NBC Olympics Another year of Washington Capitals hockey has come and gone as has another round of moves after a third straight first-round exit in the 2021 Stanley Cup Playoffs. They did not work out as well as everyone … Continue reading

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Blueline Performance Review: Ranking And Grading The Washington Capitals Defensemen For The 2021-22 Season

As we continue to wrap-up our analysis of the Washington Capitals 2021-22 season, we  next take a look at the performance of the Capitals defensemen during the regular season. This post will ultimately generate team ranking and grades for each of … Continue reading

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Blueline Pipeline: Assessing The Capitals Organizational Depth On Defense And Lead Indicators For 2022-23 Opening Night Roster

It’s beneficial to regularly conduct a “big picture” assessment of an organization’s depth by position in order to gain a solid understanding of the status of certain attributes within the organization. The periodic review is also essential in identifying necessary … Continue reading

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Where Do We Go From Here? The Capitals Preliminary “To-Do” List For The 2022 Off-Season

Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images As we head into the vast unknown of yet another off-season for the Washington Capitals we immediately shift our focus to looking at team “needs” and the roster moves required to address those “needs”. Some of … Continue reading

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Climbing That Playoff Ladder: T.J. Oshie, John Carlson Move Up Franchise Record Books On First Period Goal Against the Florida Panthers

Eliot J. Schechter/NHLI via Getty Images After a tough, 3-2 loss in overtime to the Florida Panthers in Washington, D.C. on Monday, the Washington Capitals got off to a good start in the first period of Game 5, on a … Continue reading

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No Tom Wilson, Carl Hagelin Skates: News From Capitals’ Optional Skate

The Washington Capitals held an optional skate at noon on Sunday following their 6-1 trouncing of the Florida Panthers on Saturday. Game 4 of the series is set for Monday night at Capital One Arena before the series returns to … Continue reading

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Capitals Take Down Panthers, 6-1, To Retake Series Lead In Game 3; Johansson, Ovechkin, Mantha, Carlson, Backstrom Each Tally Two Points

Photo: Patrick Smith/Getty Images The Washington Capitals defeated the Florida Panthers by a score of 6-1 at Capital One Arena on Saturday afternoon to retake the lead in the the 2022 Stanley Cup Playoff first-round series, 2-1. Goaltender Ilya Samsonov made … Continue reading

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John Carlson Is Fine, Tom Wilson Will Be A Game-Time Decision: News From Capitals Optional Skate In Sunrise

The Washington Capitals held an optional skate Wednesday afternoon at FLA Live Arena in Sunrise, Florida, following their 4-2 game 1 victory over the Panthers Tuesday night. Game 2 is set for Thursday night before the series moves to Washington … Continue reading

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Tom Wilson Will Be A Game-Time Decision For Game 2

Washington Capitals forward Tom Wilson scored the first goal of the Capitals first round series with the Florida Panthers on Tuesday night. Unfortunately, he would skate just three shifts for a total of 1:31 of ice time before leaving the … Continue reading

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John Carlson Leaves Game Following High Hit From Sam Bennett Late In The Third Period Of Game 1

Washington Capitals forward Tom Wilson scored the first goal of the Capitals first round series with the Florida Panthers on Tuesday night. Unfortunately,Wilson would skate just three shifts for a total of 1:31 of ice time before leaving the game … Continue reading

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