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Eastern Metropolitan Standings

Team W-L-OTL Pts
39-16-3 81
34-18-5 73
30-21-7 67
29-25-4 62
26-21-9 61
23-20-14 60
25-21-8 58
18-28-10 46

2023 Stats

Plus-Minus Goals Scored For or Against Total
Time On Ice Per Game
Penalty Minutes
Regular Season 29 32 -2 25:58 34

Top John Carlson News

  • 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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  • Capitals' John Carlson: Point streak up to five games

    Carlson logged a power-play assist and three shots on goal in Wednesday's 6-4 win over the Devils.

    Carlson has been a bright spot for the Capitals, as he's now gotten on the scoresheet in five straight games. He has a goal and four helpers in that span, with his last two assists coming on the power play. The 33-year-old blueliner has added 15 shots on net, 16 blocked shots, five hits and a minus-1 rating through six outings overall in his usual top-pairing role.

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  • Capitals' John Carlson: Extends point streak

    Carlson tallied a power-play assist while logging 24:10 of ice time during Tuesday's 4-1 loss to the Maple Leafs.

    Carlson tallied the primary assist on Alex Ovechkin's 300th career power-play goal, as the defenseman extended his point streak to four games (one goal, three assists). The 33-year-old is one of the only Capitals producing offensively at the moment, but with some positive regression from his teammates likely forthcoming, Carlson should continue to deliver solid returns for fantasy managers, so keep him rolling.

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  • Capitals' John Carlson: Deposits lone goal in loss

    Carlson scored a goal on three shots and blocked four shots in Wednesday's 6-1 loss to the Senators.

    Carlson has a goal and an assist over the first three games of the season, which isn't bad since the Capitals have scored just three goals. He is one of two players on the team with multiple points, joining rookie Matthew Phillips. Carlson has added nine blocked shots, eight shots on net, three hits and a minus-1 rating while playing in his usual top-pairing role.

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  • Capitals' John Carlson: Garners assist in win

    Carlson recorded an assist, four blocked shots and two shots on goal in Monday's 3-2 shootout win over the Flames.

    Carlson helped out on Connor McMichael's tying goal at 9:54 of the second period. Through two contests, Carlson has one point, five shots on net, five blocked shots, two hits and a minus-1 rating. The 33-year-old blueliner remains the Capitals' top defenseman and should continue to work on the first power-play unit, giving him plenty of opportunities to contribute on offense.

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  • Capitals' John Carlson: Tallies two assists

    Carlson notched two assists, two shots and three blocked shots in Sunday's 5-2 loss to the Rangers.

    Carlson assisted on both of Washington's goals during the team's fourth straight loss. He's picked up five points in five games since returning from a long absence. The veteran blueliner has 26 points while being limited to 35 games this season.

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  • Capitals' John Carlson: Two points in return

    Carlson scored a goal and an assist on three shots, fueling the Capitals to a 6-1 win over the Blackhawks on Thursday.

    Returning from a scary injury where he got hit in the face with a slap shot, Carlson made his presence known, scoring on a shot from the point that beat Anton Khudobin. The American defender would also pick up a helper on Nicklas Backstrom's power-play goal. This performance gives Carlson nine goals and 23 points in 31 games on the year.

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Player Bio

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