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Eastern Metropolitan Standings

Team W-L-OTL Pts
55-23-4 114
52-23-7 111
39-27-16 94
40-31-11 91
38-32-12 88
38-33-11 87
38-39-5 81
27-43-12 66

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2023 Stats

Plus-Minus Goals Scored For or Against Total
Time On Ice Per Game
Penalty Minutes
Regular Season 42 52 -7 25:54 40
Post Season 1 1 -2 29:07 2

Top John Carlson News

  • Capitals' John Carlson: Sets franchise record with goal

    Carlson scored the game-winning goal Saturday in a 4-2 victory over Tampa Bay.

    He scored on a high wrist shot from the right circle on a third-period power play to push the Capitalss ahead 3-2. Carlson's 150th NHL goal moved him past Kevin Hatcher for the most goals by a defender in franchise history. Carlson has nine markers and 51 points in 80 games this season. He's tied with Shayne Gostisbehere for 15th among NHL blueliners in scoring.

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  • Capitals' John Carlson: Two points in Thursday's loss

    Carlson notched two assists in Thursday's 4-2 loss to the Sabres.

    It's only the veteran blueliner's second multi-point performance in the last 17 games, although his production's been steady with three goals and 12 points over that stretch. Carlson has reached 50 points on the season for the sixth time in his career, but his point-per-game pace of 0.63 is his lowest since 2016-17.

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  • Capitals' John Carlson: Lights lamp in loss

    Carlson recorded a power-play goal in Saturday's 3-2 shootout loss to the Bruins.

    Carlson tied up the contest on the power play late in the third period for his eighth marker of the year. He finished with three hits, one shot on goal, a blocked shot and a minus-2 rating in a whopping 30:16 of ice time. In his last eight games, Carlson has three goals and five assists to add to his 23 shots on net. While his point totals are a bit lower than expected this season, Carlson is still a consistent fantasy producer for managers.

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  • Capitals' John Carlson: Produces assist in win

    Carlson logged an assist and five shots on goal in Saturday's 2-1 win over the Canucks.

    Carlson is up to a goal and four assists over eight outings in March. The 34-year-old defenseman has 39 points, 131 shots on net, 152 blocked shots, 51 hits and a minus-1 rating through 66 contests overall. Carlson continues to see heavy usage on the top pairing and first power-play unit, but the Capitals' low-scoring tendencies in 2023-24 have put a damper on his contributions.

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  • Capitals' John Carlson: Bags two apples

    Carlson tallied two assists, a plus-3 rating and four blocked shots during Saturday's 4-1 win over the Blackhawks.

    Carlson has nine points over his last 11 games as the Capitals are firing on all cylinders in an attempt to chase down a playoff spot in the final weeks of the season. The 34-year-old has been a reliable fantasy defender for most of his career and should be a solid producer for fantasy managers in the home stretch.

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  • Capitals' John Carlson: Lights lamp Monday

    Carlson tallied a power-play goal and added two shots during Monday's 6-3 win over the Senators.

    Carlson's goal capped a memorable night as he became the franchise's all-time leader in games played by a defenseman, passing Calle Johansson with 984 contests. The 34-year-old has a healthy four points in his last six outings and is reclaiming his mantle as one of the league's more dependable offensive blueliners, so keep him rolling.

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  • Capitals' John Carlson: Dishes helper Tuesday

    Carlson registered an assist while logging 24:32 of ice time during Tuesday's 6-2 win over the Devils.

    Carlson has posted two goals and 12 points in 20 games since the calendar rolled into 2024, but he's managed just four points in that span on a Capitals power play that has struggled with consistency all season. The 34-year-old is on pace for another 40-plus point campaign and should be a solid, though perhaps not gamebreaking, fantasy rearguard for the remainder of the 2023-24 season.

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  • Capitals' John Carlson: Notches two points Thursday

    Carlson tallied two assists and a plus-2 rating during Thursday's 5-2 win over the Blues.

    Carlson has rebounded nicely since the calendar rolled into 2024, posting two goals and seven points in nine games thus far in January. The 34-year-old is still generating solid offense with 26 points in 43 games, but he is on pace for his lowest goal total in a decade, which is likely to disappoint fantasy managers who were expecting more robust production.

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  • Capitals' John Carlson: Two points including GWG

    Carlson scored the game-winning goal and added an assist in Sunday's 4-3 victory over the Kings.

    He also added four shots on net, a blocked shot and a plus-3 rating. Carlson has found the scoresheet in three straight games, and Sunday's GWG was his first of the season. The 33-year-old blueliner has had a roller coaster season so far, along with the rest of the Capitals' roster, but he's managed two goals and eight points over the last 10 contests.

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  • Capitals' John Carlson: Earns milestone helper in loss

    Carlson used the power play to record career assist No. 500 in Friday's 6-2 loss to the Hurricanes.

    As he's done plenty of times in his career, Carlson dished the puck to Alex Ovechkin, who fed Dylan Strome for a tip-in goal at the doorstep. Unfortunately for the Caps, they squandered a 2-0 lead after the first period and permitted six unanswered tallies to lose a tough divisional tilt at home. Carlson has two goals and 19 assists, including nine points on the power play, through 37 games.

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  • Capitals' John Carlson: Lights lamp Wednesday

    Carlson tallied a power-play goal, four shots and two hits during Wednesday's 6-3 loss to the Devils.

    Carlson's second goal of the season ended a five-game scoring drought and gave him his 11th consecutive season with at least 20 points. Despite averaging a career-high 25:42 of ice time, the 33-year-old is struggling mightily to produce the kind of offensive numbers that have made him such a reliable fantasy blueliner over the years. Some positive regression seems likely for the 27th overall pick from the 2008 NHL Entry Draft, so fantasy managers should just hope Carlson turns the corner quickly now that the calendar has rolled into 2024.

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  • Capitals' John Carlson: Fuels offense with three helpers

    Carlson notched three assists, two on the power play, in Thursday's 3-2 overtime win over the Blue Jackets.

    The veteran blueliner put together his first multi-point performance of December -- vintage nights have been few and far between this season for Carlson. His only goal of 2023-24 came back on Oct. 18, and it's been a sudden drop for a player who lit the lamp 17 times just two seasons ago -- his 19 points in 30 games this year puts him on pace for his least productive full season since 2016-17.

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  • Capitals' John Carlson: Bags apple in loss

    Carlson picked up an assist and four PIM in Saturday's 4-1 loss to the Golden Knights.

    Carlson is up to seven helpers and a plus-6 rating over his last nine contests. He had the secondary assist on Tom Wilson's third-period tally. Carlson is up to 14 points, 45 shots on net, 48 blocked shots and a plus-1 rating through 21 outings this season. He's a little behind the pace that saw him rack up 29 points in 40 games last year, a campaign that was shortened by a long-term injury absence.

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  • Capitals' John Carlson: Sends two power-play assists

    Carlson recorded a pair of power-play assists, two shots on goal and two blocked shots in Thursday's 5-4 win over the Ducks.

    Carlson helped out on two of Tom Wilson's three goals in the contest. Over the last eight games, Carlson has managed six helpers and a plus-7 rating. The 33-year-old defenseman hasn't been all that negatively affected by the Capitals' sluggish offense this season -- he's up to 13 points, 44 shots on net, 48 blocked shots and a plus-2 rating over 20 appearances.

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  • Capitals' John Carlson: Four points in last four games

    Carlson picked up two assists in a 4-3 overtime win over the Sabres on Wednesday.

    Carlson has four points, all assists, in his last four games. But he has been quiet many nights this year. He has a 2.6 shooting percentage and just one goal on the season. However, the defender has 11 points in 16 games, a pace that may let Carlson flirt with a 50-point season.

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  • Capitals' John Carlson: Steps in front of five shots

    Carlson missed the scoresheet but had a season-high five blocked shots in Friday's 4-2 win over the Devils.

    While Carlson hasn't recorded a point in four straight games, he wouldn't be considered an elite defenseman if he didn't help out in other areas. Still, Carlson has averaged a career-high 26:12 of ice time, including 4:31 on the power play, so it's likely only a matter of time before he gets going offensively. The 15-year veteran has one goal and six assists through 12 contests.

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  • Capitals' John Carlson: Picks up two helpers Sunday

    Carlson notched two assists in Sunday's 3-1 win over the Sharks.

    The veteran blueliner helped set up the Capitals' last two goals as they rallied from a 1-0 deficit in the third period. Carlson has a goal and seven points in eight games to begin the season, as he looks to rebound from an injury-plagued 2022-23 campaign that saw him manage only 29 points in 40 games -- his lowest output since 2012-13.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-3, 215 lbs
Birthplace: Natick, MA
Age: 34
Experience: 14
Shoots: Right