Carlson posted two power-play helpers, three shots and two PIM in Saturday's 6-0 win over the Hurricanes in Game 5. Carlson last found himself on the scoresheet in Game 1, when he had a trio of helpers. For the series, the 29-year-old blueliner has five assists -- four coming with the man advantage -- and 18 shots on goal. He's also racked up 10 blocked shots and six PIM.
Carlson finished with three assists Thursday, as the Capitals defeated Carolina 4-2 in Game 1 of the best-of-seven series. After recording a career-high 33 power-play points this season, Thursday's win featured two more PP assists from Carlson, who was nothing short of dominant for 60 minutes. He and the Caps will now turn their focus to Saturday, as a win in Game 2 would give the defending champs a commanding 2-0 series lead.
Carlson (rest) suited up in Monday's practice, JJ Regan of NBC Sports Washington reports. Carlson was scratched for the final regular-season game Saturday against the Islanders, and is expected to play in Game 1 of Washington's series against Carolina. The 29-year-old will likely be one of the top defenseman options for the postseason following a whopping 70 points (33 on the power play) in 80 games this year.
Carlson will be rested for Saturday's regular-season finale against the Islanders, Isabelle Khurshudyan of The Washington Post reports. This opens up playing time for rookie Jonas Siegenthaler ahead of Washington's quarterfinal playoff series. Carlson caps (excuse the pun) off the regular season with a career-high 70 points (13 goals, 57 assists) to complement 33 power-play points through 80 games.
Carlson picked up two assists in Saturday's 6-3 win over Tampa Bay. Those two helpers set a new career mark in points (69). And his plus-2 rating has moved Carlson to a plus-23 plateau, another career mark. He's in his prime and continues to be an outstanding fantasy play.
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