Tag Archives: John Carlson

Optimization: A Look At The Capitals’ Defensemen And Optimizing The Pairings

Over the past few weeks, Capitals’ Head Coach Peter Laviolette has been tinkering with the defensive pairings by swapping Dmitry Orlov and Brenden Dillon in their top four roles. The Caps had largely rolled with the same pairings over the … Continue reading

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John Carlson Gets First Career Four-Assist Game In Capitals’ 6-3 Win Over Flyers

Photo: Reuters Defenseman John Carlson recorded a career-high four-assist game in the Washington Capitals‘ 6-3 win over the Philadelphia Flyers on Saturday afternoon, which is tied for the second-most in a game by a defenseman in team history behind Scott … Continue reading

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Capitals Dump Flyers, 6-3; Alex Ovechkin Strikes Twice, John Carlson Posts Four Assists, Including Three Primary

Photo: Len Redkoles/Getty Images The Washington Capitals defeated the Philadelphia Flyers by a score of 6-3 at Wells Fargo Center on Saturday afternoon. The win lifted the Capitals four points ahead of the New York Islanders for first place in … Continue reading

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Teams That Capitals Players Have Succeeded Against And Players Who Have Frustrated The Capitals

Photo: NHL.com Many players in the NHL have a team they seem to excel against. With superstars like captain Alex Ovechkin, center Nicklas Backstrom, and center Evgeny Kuznetsov, the Washington Capitals have plenty of players who seem to feast on … Continue reading

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Big Night For Big John: John Carlson Records 400th Career Assist in 800th Career Game

Photo: @Capitals The Washington Capitals’ 6-1 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers on Tuesday proved to be a big milestone night for multiple players. In addition to Alex Ovechkin reaching another power play milestone, and new addition Anthony Mantha’s first goal and … Continue reading

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Defensive Dip: Examining The Capitals Defensemen’s Performance Over The Past 5 Games

Photo by Andy Marlin/NHLI via Getty Images Prior to yesterday’s 2-1 overtime win against the New Jersey Devils, the Capitals were struggling defensively, giving up 17 goals against over three games, a concerning 5.66 goals against per game average.

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

Photo: Andy Marlin/NHLI via Getty Images 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 … Continue reading

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Capitals Beat Devils, 2-1 (OT); Dmitry Orlov Scores Game Winning Goal

Photo: @Capitals The Washington Capitals beat the New Jersey Devils 2-1 (OT) on Friday night at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey. The win improves the Capitals record to 24-9-4 (52 points) on the season.

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Capitals Fall 8-4 To Islanders In Wild Tilt; John Carlson Scores Twice

Photo: Mike Stobe/Getty Images The Washington Capitals lost to the New York Islanders by a score of 8-4 at Nassau Coliseum/NYCB Live on Thursday night. The loss put the Capitals into a tie with the Islanders and Pittsburgh Penguins for … Continue reading

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John Carlson Ties And Passes Mike Green and Calle Johansson For Third All-Time In Goals Among Capitals Defenseman

Getty Images Already the franchise leader in Points and Assists among defenseman, John Carlson scored his eighth and ninth goals of the 2020-21 season in the Washington Capitals’ April 1 tilt against the New York Islanders, moving closer to taking … Continue reading

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