Carlson picked up two helpers Friday, contributing to a 4-2 win over the Lightning. Carlson has 157 career assists since 2009-10, when he entered the league with Washington. Just over 75 percent of his points have been helpers, which says a lot about his superior on-ice vision. Very few blueliners across the league can set up scores like No. 74.
Carlson had a goal in Saturday's 7-3 blowout over Colorado. With just two points in November heading into Saturday's contest, the goal was a welcome relief for Carlson, as he seems to be struggling in the absence of usual partner Brooks Orpik, who remains out of the lineup with a lower-body injury. Despite the slump, Carlson is on pace for another 50 point campaign, and remains a contender for the Norris Trophy. With Orpik expected back soon, continue to play the 25-year-old defenseman with confidence.
Carlson scored a power-play goal and added an assist in Thursday's 4-1 win over the Bruins. After being held scoreless for four games, Carlson notched his 11th and 12th points of the season Thursday. He finished plus-1 in a team-high 25:20, while playing nearly 5:00 over four PPs for the Caps. Washington's offense is too deadly for Carlson to sustain another drought like he just did.
Carlson dished out three assists in Friday's win over the Oilers. What a start to the season for Carlson, who has cranked out 10 points through seven games. The 25-year-old bueliner has recorded at least one point in five straight games and is averaging 23:57 of ice time on one of the league's most dangerous teams. After exploding for a career-high 12 goals and 55 points last season, it looks like another big year is on the way for the way-way rearguard.
Carlson scored a power-play goal in Saturday's 4-1 win over Carolina. Carlson now has goals in consecutive games and has five points in the first four games. Logging a significant amount of ice time and occupying Mike Green's old spot on the top power-play unit with Alex Ovechkin, Nicklas Backstrom, and T.J. Oshie, the 25-year-old defenseman could best even last year's impressive 12-goal, 55-point campaign. He is a must start every night.
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