John Carlson Ties And Passes Mike Inexperienced and Calle Johansson For Third All-Time In Targets Amongst Capitals Defenseman

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Already the franchise chief in Factors and Assists amongst defenseman, John Carlson scored his eighth and ninth targets of the 2020-21 season within the Washington Capitals’ April 1 tilt in opposition to the New York Islanders, transferring nearer to taking the primary spot sooner or later, within the course of.

Carlson scored his first objective 1:01 into the sport on assists from Tom Wilson and Conor Sheary to provide the Capitals a 1-0 lead. The objective was his 113th of his profession, tying him with former teammate Mike Inexperienced, and franchise legend Calle Johansson for third-most in franchise historical past amongst blueliners.

Carlson scored his second objective on the 19:01 mark of the second interval on assists from Daniel Sprong and Jakub Vrana.

The targets gave Carlson his first multi-goal sport of the season and moved him previous Inexperienced and Johansson to take sole possesion of third all-time in Capitals historical past.

Carlson now wants 36 extra targets to surpass Kevin Hatcher because the Caps’ all-time main blueliner in targets, and sits 31 away from taking sole possession of second from Sergei Gonchar. Carlson is at the moment in his twelfth NHL season, all with the Capitals and is approaching 800 profession Video games Performed. Amongst gamers in his draft class of 2008 (through which he was chosen with the twenty seventh general decide), Carlson ranks fourth in Video games Performed, 14th in Targets, fourth in Assists, and fifth in Factors.

By Diane Doyle

About Diane Doyle

Been a Caps fan since November 1975 when attending a sport with my then boyfriend and now husband.

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