D - WSH
John Carlson records two points in the Capitals 6-3 win over the Islanders on Thursday. He was a plus one with one goal, one assist, one PPG and two SOG in 25:38 of ice-time.
Carlson is one of the leagues elite defenseman. He now has three goals and six assists through 8 games. He could keep up this point per game pace.
John Carlson had two points in the Capitals 3-2 overtime win against the Islanders on Tuesday. He was a minus two with one goal, one assist, one PPG and five SOG in 24:02 of ice-time.
Carlson is a stud. He should be in your lineup every week locked and loaded. He currently has one goal and four assists thru six games this season.
Carlson helped Evgeny Kuznetsov tie it at 1-1 in the second period with the Caps going on to lose 2-1 in overtime to the Islanders.
This was the defenseman's fourth assist of the playoffs, with the Caps looking to avoid getting bounced on Tuesday.
Carlson helped T.J. Oshie twice as the Caps lost 4-2 to the Islanders in Game 1 of this playoff round.
The top-ranked defenseman has 62 playoff points in his career.
Per Coach Reirdon, the Caps are "hopeful" that the star defenseman can play in Game 1 of the playoffs.
Carlson, whose injury is "undisclosed," has been practicing with his teammates for over a week. He is the top-rated defenseman in the NHL.