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Capitals lean on their newfound identity for first win of regular season

The Washington Capitals leaned on a complete effort to earn their first regular season win of the season. Braden Holtby stopped all 29 shots he faced, while Alex Ovechkin scored two-first period goals to set the tone, as the Capitals blanked the Boston Bruins 4-0 on Saturday. The Capitals were able win all three phases of the game. They added two power play goals a game after being...
Via KCM Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Capitals defenseman John Carlson ‘looking forward to a fresh start’

The new coaching staff was upstairs at Washington’s practice facility, another morning preparing for the upcoming season. His teammates were on the ice for another offseason skate session. Rookie camp will begin on Sept. 11, training camp one week after that, and around that time too comes John Carlson’s wedding. And yet the 24-year-old defenseman felt something resembling stasis...
Via Pro Sports Daily
August 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Capitals hope Olympics ‘energize’ John Carlson

With each passing year in John Carlson’s NHL career, the Capitals come to rely on him more. His durability – he’s played every game since the start of the 2009-10 season – and ability to handle any game situation have made it easy for the Capitals to lean on him. This season, though, his ice time has taken a significant jump. Carlson is averaging 24:47 per game, which is...
Via Pro Sports Daily
February 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Caps’ John Carlson named to USA Olympic Team

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...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
January 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Caps D-man Carlson shows off new USA jersey

The new Team USA uniforms that will be worn in Sochi in 2014 (photo courtesy of Getty Images) Washington Capitals defenseman John Carlson is arguably one of the best American defensemen in the NHL today and his play is not going unnoticed. Carlson and 47 other American-born players  hit the ice in our Nation’s capital in preparation for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia...
Via DC Sports-Kings
August 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Verizon Center glass gets assist on John Carlson's goal vs Penguins (Video)

Washington Capitals defenseman John Carlson scored a fluke goal during the second period of Sunday's game against the Pittsburgh Penguins, thanks to an assist from the Verizon Center glass. The Capitals were preparing for a line change, so Carlson shot the puck into the Penguins end along the glass, and Penguins goalie Tomas Vokoun went behind the net to play the puck. ...
Via Holdout Sports
February 03, 2013  |  Discuss
CRAZY CAROM

John Carlson scores after odd bounce of puck

This might be the easiest goal John Carlson will ever score in his NHL career. Carlson dumped the puck in off the glass, hoping to get the puck in deep so his team could make a line change. Pittsburgh goaltender Tomas Vokoun left his crease, ready to play the puck behind the net only to find the puck had taken an awkward bounce off a stanchion, sending it directly at the now empty...
Via Puck Drunk Love
February 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Capitals re-sign D John Carlson

The Washington Capitals have re-signed defenseman John Carlson to a six-year contract worth $23.8 million. The Capitals announced Friday that Carlson will earn $3.8 million in the upcoming season and $4 million each season from 2013-14 through 2017-18. The 22-year-old Carlson had nine goals and 23 assists while playing in all 82 games last season. He ranked second on the team in...
Via Fox Sports
September 14, 2012  |  Discuss

Capitals re-sign D Carlson to 6-year, $23.8M deal

The Washington Capitals have re-signed defenseman John Carlson to a six-year contract worth $23.8 million. The Capitals announced Friday that Carlson will earn $3.8 million in the upcoming season and $4 million each season from 2013-14 through 2017-18. The 22-year-old Carlson had nine goals and 23 assists while playing in all 82 games last season. He ranked second on the team in...
Via AP on Fox
September 14, 2012  |  Discuss

John Carlson's Next Contract

With the Washington Capitals entering a summer of salary cap uncertainty with a new Collective Bargaining Agreement looming, they still have several decisions to make regarding their pending free agents.  Chief among their restricted free agents this off-season is defenseman John Carlson.  Carlson made a base salary of $787,500 last season, the last of his entry-level deal, meaning...
Via Rock the Red
June 15, 2012  |  Discuss
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