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It's hard to say goodbye, but Carlson and Niskanen approve the Capitals recent moves

It's tough to say goodbye to a team mate. It's even tougher to say goodbye to four.“I know the business side of things,” defenseman John Carlson said to CSN Washington. “You’ve got to learn to roll with it. We lost some great friends of mine, some great players on the ice.  But I think we added some great, great quality players, too. So I think in this league it’s tough...
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September 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Capitals' John Carlson is excited about the Pope coming to Washington

You know who is really excited about the Pontiff coming to town? John Carlson.The Capitals defenseman, and brand new father as of June 15, pledges to "continue working on his faith" in this short video.The Pope visits Washington Sept. 22-24.In the video, Carlson nominates Jeremy Patton to pledge his faith in a video. Patton might be the former player for the St. Louis Cardinals,...
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August 18, 2015  |  Discuss

John Carlson jokes about Braden Holtby’s new contract

Braden Holtby was given a hefty raise from the Washington Capitals. He didn’t receive the $8 million a year he was asking for, but the goaltender is taking home a five-year, $30.5 million contract which will carry an average cap hit of $6.1 million. Fans and analysts were quick to dissect the new deal, but teammate John Carlson had a simple way of breaking down Holtby’s new contract.
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July 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Caps fall to Canucks 4-3, have lost 4 of last 5

The Washington Capitals struggles continued last night as they fell 4-3 to Vancouver Canucks.   The loss if Washington’s fourth in its last five games and drops the Caps to .500 at 10-10-4. Washington continued to be bit by their own mistakes.  After successfully defending 14 straight power play opportunities, the Caps are struggling on the penalty kill.  The Caps were sent...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
December 03, 2014  |  Discuss

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...
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October 11, 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

Power Play Lifts Caps, Ovechkin Scores 400th

THE GAME WAS OVER WHEN… The Washington Capitals killed a late John Carlson penalty.  Carlson went to the sin bin with a little over four minutes remaining in the game with a one goal lead.  Sure, the ‘Canes had opportunities after the penalty was over, but that penalty kill was huge and gave the Caps momentum in the final two minutes. OUR GAME MVP… Easy.  His name is Nicklas...
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December 20, 2013  |  Discuss

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