Caps' Carlson Ends Points Drought: John Carlson posted his first assist in six games, contributing to one of Washington's three goals in Friday's win of the Flyers. (Updated 2/1/13)
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John Carlson has been off to a frustrating slow start for owners that burned a middle round pick on the budding blue liner. He has the tools and the teammates to be a consistent point producer, but Washington is a team still searching for their identity. Carlson's invisibility for most of the season could prompt his owners to want to jettison him for less than market value. Take advantage if you can. (Updated 2/1/13).
05/06/2013 22:28 Rangers edge Capitals, cut series deficit to 2-1
Derek Stepan and Arron Asham both scored tiebreaking goals in the third period for the New York Rangers in a 4-3 victory against the Washington Capitals in Game 3 on Monday night.
John Carlson was tied for eighth among defenseman in goals scored last season with nine and was tied for 19th in points with 32 among the same group. Carlson is a workhorse as well, playing in 82 games in each of the last two seasons while averaging over 21 minutes last year. Carlson has cracked 30 points in each of his first two full NHL seasons and is expected to further develop. He shouldered the offensive load from the blue line while Mike Green struggled all year and the Caps are hoping for more of the same from their budding American star. Look for goals just shy of 10, assists in the low 20s, and points in the mid-30s from Carlson this year. (Updated 8/14/12)