Found January 01, 2014 on DC Pro Sports Report:
Washington Capitals defenseman John Carlson has been selected to Team USA for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. The 23 year-old defenseman will be making his be first Olympic appearance. Carlson is tied for fifth among NHL defensemen with seven goals this season and leads the Caps with 83 blocked shots. He also leads all Caps on average ice time with 24:10. Carlson is second only to Alexander Ovechkin in shots on goal with 107. The young defenseman has appeared in 274 career NHL games with the Caps and has scored 112 points with 30 goals and 82 assists. More Caps will be heading to Sochi as well, representing other countries. We will keep you updated here.

Caps D-man Carlson named to US Olympic team

With the Olympics being only 6 weeks away, the US Olympic Men’s Hockey team’s roster has been finally announced and Washington’s John Carlson will join 24 other Americans as they look to avenge their 2010 Gold Medal game loss to Canada, with 13 of the 24 players returning from the ’10 team. Carlson becomes the first American player in Capitals history to be named to the team...

Oates says Carlson belongs on U.S. Olympic team

Like hockey fans across North America, Capitals defenseman John Carlson will be watching Wednesday’s Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic at Michigan Stadium in frigid Ann Arbor, Mich. Well, at least he’ll be watching the end of the game. Immediately following the 1 p.m. outdoor showdown between the Detroit Red Wings and Toronto Maple Leafs, Team USA will announce its 25-man roster...

Grubi Invades Holtby’s Crease, Decides To Stay

Lately everyone wants to know if they should drop Braden Holtby (13-10-2/3.00/.915/1) for rookie upstart Phillipp Grubauer (5-2-2/2.02/.938) and while I preached patience with Hotly initially, I think it’s time to get on the Grubi train. Both goalies are young, and with any young athlete there are ups and downs, so it’s hard to make a move with such a small sample size to...

Jason Chimera Messes With Al Koken

During warm-ups, Jason Chimera decided to mess with Comcast SportsNet's Al Koken while he was standing in front of the camera with Alan May.

The Capitals Top Line and Team Defense

Reading this Farm Club post about Anaheim’s top line of Corey Perry, Ryan Getzlaf, and Dustin Penner made me wonder how the Caps top line of Alex Ovechkin, Nicklas Backstrom and Marcus Johansson compares. The Ducks are on fire and the top “PPG” trio are a huge component of their success. The Ducks are tied with the reigning Stanley Cup champions, the Chicago Blackhawks, for...

Hurricanes 4 Capitals 3 OT ReCap

The Washington Capitals dropped their third straight home game against the Carolina Hurricanes by a score of 4-3.  In what has become the norm for these games, Jeff Skinner was the best player on the ice, finishing off his hat trick with the game winner in overtime.  On to the reCap:  Continue reading "Hurricanes 4 Capitals 3 OT ReCap"

Hurricanes-Capitals Preview

Alex Ovechkin is on the cusp of the longest point drought of his career. A meeting with the Carolina Hurricanes would appear to be just what he needs to avoid it. Ovechkin will try to continue his production against the Hurricanes and help prevent the Washington Capitals from losing a third straight home meeting for the first time in 22 years Thursday night. Ovechkin is the reigning...


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