Tag Archives: John Carlson

Milestone Moments: Washington Capitals Career Milestones Reached in 2020-21

Photo by Patrick McDermott/NHL via Getty Images While the 2020-21 NHL season was a shorter season than normal due to the coronavirus pandemic, it was not an uneventful one for members of the Washington Capitals, as many members of the … Continue reading

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Trade Talk: Who Could The Capitals Move In The Off-Season?

Photo: SI After a third consecutive first-round playoff exit, Washington Capitals General Manager Brian MacLellan said he was open to trading any player that would make the team better, with the exception of captain Alex Ovechkin and center Nicklas Backstrom. … Continue reading

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Capitals Player Performance Grades For The 2020-21 Regular Season

Photo: NHL via Getty Images Every NHL player has their ups and downs during the regular season, especially during a shortened 56-game season that is preceded by a 10-day training camp and no exhibition games. In this post, NoVa Caps … Continue reading

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The Capitals Defense: Annual Performance Review – Part 2

A few weeks go we took a first look at the Washington Capitals defense and their performance over the course of the 2020-21 regular season (here). In today’s post we’ll expand on that initial evaluation and provide additional context by … Continue reading

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The Capitals’ Outlook For The 2021 NHL Expansion Draft

Photo: NHL.com With the 2020-21 season in the books, the attention for the Washington Capitals now shifts to the 2021 NHL Expansion Draft for the Seattle Kraken, who begin play in October. Teams will have to submit their player protection lists … Continue reading

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Capitals’ John Carlson: “We Didn’t Use Our Opportunities To Our Advantage And That’s Not A Winning Formula, Especially In The Playoffs”

Washington Capitals defenseman John Carlson spoke to the media for the final time this season during Tuesday’s Breakdown Day. He discussed another tough first-round exit for the team, dealing with a knee injury, and why he believes the Capitals are … Continue reading

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Nicklas Backstrom Will Play Tonight, Alex Ovechkin Will Be A Game Time Decision, John Carlson and T.J. Oshie Will Not Play

The Washington Capitals held an optional morning skate this morning in advance of their season finale against the Boston Bruins tonight at Capital One Arena. Nicklas Backstrom will play tonight and Alex Ovechkin will be a game time decision, while … Continue reading

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Alex Ovechkin, Nicklas Backstrom and John Carlson Practice On Monday

Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin was a participant in the team’s practice on Monday. Nicklas Backstrom and John Carlson, who also missed the last game against the Flyers, also participated in the team’s practice.

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Alex Ovechkin, John Carlson Game-Time Decisions, Vitek Vanecek Will Start In Goal, T.J. Oshie Will Not Play Tonight (Personal Reasons): News From Capitals Morning Skate

The Washington Capitals face the New York Rangers for the seventh time this season tonight at Madison Square Garden. The two teams will wrap-up their eight-game season series on Wednesday night, which will also be the Capitals final road game of … Continue reading

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John Carlson, Alex Ovechkin Participate At Capitals’ Morning Skate, Uncertain For Saturday’s Game vs. Penguins

Washington Capitals head coach Peter Laviolette told the media that “we’ve got decisions to make” when asked about the status of captain Alex Ovechkin, who has missed the past three games with a lower-body injury, and defenseman John Carlson, who … Continue reading

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