Ovechkin gets Caps on the board with win over Bruins

Alex Ovechkin netted his first and second goals of the season in the opening period, Mike Green celebrated his return to the lineup with a power-play goal and Nicklas Backstrom, John Carlson and Andre Burakovsky each picked up two assists for the Capitals, who finished off a dominant effort against the Bruins with a late goal from Joel Ward. Barry Trotz picked up his first win...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Alex Ovechkin score rocket one-timer

The Washington Capitals were on the road against the Boston Bruins on Saturday night.   In a game that saw star forward and captain Alex Ovechkin score two goals in a 4-0 rout, the best was probably this rocket from left wing that Ovi just blasts in beating Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask. Nicklas Backstom and John Carlson notched the assist for the goal.
Via DC Sports-Kings
10 days ago  |  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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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Caps blank the Bruins behind Ovechkin

The Washington Capitals went into Boston and blanked the Boston Bruins 4-0.  The Capitals were powered by two goal by Alexander Ovechkin and a stellar game in net from goalie Braden Holtby. Ovechkin scored the game’s first tally on a Caps’ man advantage.  John Carlson fed a wide open Ovechkin for his signature power play marker that gave the Capitals a 1-0 lead half way through...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
10 days ago  |  Discuss

The Washington Capitals show their support for the Nationals

With the Washington Nationals possibly playing their last playoff game of the season in a few hours, they definitely all of the support they can get. When the playoff series between the Giants started, DC athletes hit social media to show their support. On Friday, Washington Capitals’ defenseman John Carlson posted a picture of himself watching the Nats game. Before the Nationals...
Via DC Sports-Kings
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Open auditions for Capitals' sixth defensive spot

With roughly $24 million committed to their top five defensemen, it’s clear the Capitals will open training camp on Friday with Brooks Orpik, Mike Green, Matt Niskanen, John Carlson and Karl Alzner locked into the top five defensive spots. It’s slotting those three other defensemen that poses a challenge to Barry Trotz and his coaching staff as they prepare for Friday’s start...
Via Pro Sports Daily
September 17, 2014  |  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...
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August 28, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: John Carlson and Evgeny Kuznetsov complete the Ice Bucket Challenge

Over the last few weeks people all over the world have been taking part of the Ice Bucket Challenge in order to raise awareness of ALS. The Ice Bucket Challenge has recently reached the DC area with Adam Jones and the Maryland football team completing the challenge. Today, Washington Capitals players John Carlson and Evgeny Kuznetsov completed the challenge and sent the challenge...
Via DC Sports-Kings
August 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Rod Langway On The Washington Capitals

from Katie Strang of ESPN, The 57-year-old Langway, reached via phone at his residence outside Fredericksburg, Virginia, said he thinks an improved defense will be a huge asset for the Capitals moving forward. The Capitals also added another former Penguin, veteran Brooks Orpik, for good measure to round out a back end that was a sore spot for the team last season. "...
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August 07, 2014  |  Discuss

NHL Trade Rumors: Mike Green to Detroit Red Wings

Jay LaPrete/AP Photo Mike Green of the Washington Capitals is close to being traded for the 2014 NHL offseason. GM Brian MacLellan only has $1 million left in cap space after signing Penguins free agents Matt Niskanen and Brooks Orpik. With Karl Alzner and John Carlson also in the fold, the Capitals have depth on defense and no longer need the services of Green. The 28 year old tallied 31
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July 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Caps Hang With Nats Fans

Capitals/Bears defensemen Tyson Strachan, plus teammates John Carlson and Steve Oleksy came to sign autographs and take photos with fans at the Nats game on Sunday.
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June 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Capitals extend affiliation with Hershey Bears

Washington tied up one of its many offseason loose ends Tuesday, extending its affiliation with the American Hockey League’s Hershey Bears through the 2014-15 season. Next year will mark a decade of partnership between the teams, which both face pivotal summers after failing to reach the playoffs. “The Bears are a great franchise and we look forward to working together again...
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May 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Hot Tub Hockey Time Machine: 5 Philadelphia Flyers trades that should be undone

By @jsaquella Getty Images As the NHL trade freeze will soon be lifting & we get ready for the mad rush to the trade deadline, I’d like to remind everyone of a simple cliche: Hindsight is usually 20/20. We all have choices we have made in the past that we’d like to go back and tweak. We know Marty McFly went back an made his dad a successful writer and got Doc Emmett Brown...
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February 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Sochi update: Carlson, Ovechkin shine in wins; Backstrom, rest, waiting to excite

John Carlson, center, celebrates a goal with fellow New Jersey native James VanRiemsdyk of the Toronto Maple Leafs and fellow Leafs’ forward Phil Kessel in the Americans 7-1 rout of Slovakia (courtesy of CBS Boston) Two days down in Sochi for the Winter Olympics and the Washington Capitals’ five representatives made some noise on Day Two. Both John Carlson and Alex Ovechkin scored...
Via DC Sports-Kings
February 13, 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...
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February 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Capitals representatives ready to tackle Sochi

Caps center Nicklas Backstrom (right) seen here racing after a puck against Finland defenseman and former Buffalo Sabre Tony Lydman during a game in the 2010 Winter Olympics (courtesy of the Capitals official website) With the roster freeze in effect and the Olympic Break upon us, the Washington Capitals are sending four players to Sochi, Russia to compete in the 2014 Winter Olympics...
Via DC Sports-Kings
February 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Ovechkin admits being face of Olympics is 'tough'

Since the middle of December, Alex Ovechkin has been asked every question under the sun about the upcoming Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia. What’s it like to see your face on a Coke can? How does it feel to be the face of Russia? What will it be like to face teammates Nicklas Backstrom and John Carlson? Who’s the favorite to win the gold? Will you play right wing or left wing...
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February 06, 2014  |  Discuss

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...
Via DC Sports-Kings
January 01, 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

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...
Via Pro Sports Daily
January 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Ovechkin nets 400th career goal as Capitals down Hurricanes

Alex Ovechkin scored his 400th career goal, and the Washington Capitals posted three power-play goals in the second period of a 4-2 win over the Carolina Hurricanes on Friday night. Troy Brouwer, Marcus Johansson and John Carlson scored with the man advantage and Nicklas Backstrom assisted on all four goals to help the second-place Capitals win their fifth in seven games. Ovechkin...
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December 20, 2013  |  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

Caps drop their fourth straight, 6-4 to Ottawa

THE GAME TURNED WHEN… The Ottawa Senators scored twice in the second period after the Caps took a 3-1 lead in the first intermission. So far this season, the Caps have owned the second period. Not tonight. They were blanked 2-0 and outshot an embarrassing 19-3. Just a poor second period effort. THE GAME WAS OVER WHEN… Zack Smith buried the game winner just 1:04 after John...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
November 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Caps down the Blue Jackets in OT

The Washington Capitals came back home to the Verizon Center and gave the home ice fans a 2-1 win. The Caps and Jackets failed to turn on the light in the first, skating to a scoreless deadlock. Columbus out shot the a Caps in that period 12-7. Columbus opened the scoring in the second period with a short handed goal by Brandon Dubinsky to give the Jackets a 1-0 lead. John...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
November 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Coyotes beat Capitals 4-3 in shootout

Shane Doan scored his second goal to cap a rally late in regulation and the Phoenix Coyotes scored on both attempts in the shootout to end Washington's five-game winning streak with a 4-3 victory Saturday night. Troy Brouwer and John Carlson scored two of Washington's three goals on power plays in a strange second period that included a string of penalties and rare delay...
Via AP on Fox
November 09, 2013  |  Discuss
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