Erik Karlsson D OTT 2 Months

Erik Karlsson netted his 17th goal of the season in Ottawa's 3-2 loss to Edmonton on Tuesday.

He has scored in consecutive games now and continues to lead all NHL defensemen in goals and points (57). Karlsson also concluded the match with five shots to give him a total of 198 on the year.

Erik Karlsson D OTT 2 Months

Erik Karlsson was clearly unsatisfied with getting a silver medal at the 2014 Sochi Olympics.

He was asked what receiving a silver medal meant to him after losing Sunday's gold-medal game and he said, "You will see when I put it out on eBay." Karlsson added that it might be something that he looks back on fondly in the future, but right now it's a bitter pill to swallow. He was named the top defenseman at the tournament, but was completely held in check by Canada in Sunday's title game.

Erik Karlsson D OTT 2 Months

Erik Karlsson was named the top defenseman at the Olympics.

The Swedish blueliner had eight points on four goals but finished second in points to Phil Kessel who had one more goal in his eight points. Karlsson was an offensive juggernaut, just like he is in the NHL and a big reason why Sweden won the silver medal.

Erik Karlsson D OTT 2 Months

Erik Karlsson scored the game-winning goal in Sweden's 2-1 victory over Finland in the semifinals.

Karlsson continues to be one of Sweden's heroes with four goals and eight points in five games in the Olympics. Loui Eriksson netted the other Swede goal. Jonathan Ericsson, Nicklas Backstrom, Alexander Steen, and Daniel Sedin each had an assist versus Finland.

Erik Karlsson D OTT 2 Months

Erik Karlsson contributed two assists in Sweden's 5-0 win over Slovenia in quarterfinal action on Wednesday.

He sits second in tournament scoring with seven points (three goals, four assists) in four Olympic contests. The play of Karlsson has helped the Swedes overcome the losses of Henrik Zetterberg, Henrik Sedin and Johan Franzen.

Erik Karlsson D OTT 2 Months

Erik Karlsson leads all defensemen in the Olympics with five points.

Karlsson is leading Sweden in both goals and points. They've lost a number of key forwards, but fortunately they still have one of the best offensive defenseman in the game.

Erik Karlsson D OTT 2 Months

Erik Karlsson, Daniel Alfredsson and Alexander Edler each had a goal and an assist to lead Sweden to a 5-3 win over Latvia Saturday.

The Swedes finish the preliminary round at 3-0 and will get one of the top two seeds as the Olympic tournament heads into its playoff format. Sweden was outstanding on the power play as they connected four times in six chances. Patrik Berglund opened the scoring for Sweden while Jonathan Ericsson got the winner. Daniel Sedin had a pair of assists in the win.

Erik Karlsson D OTT 2 Months

Erik Karlsson netted a pair of goals to lead Sweden to a 4-2 preliminary round win versus the Czech Rebuplic on Wednesday.

The Swedes opened the tournament in style by jumping out to a 4-0 lead, but the Czechs battled back to give them a bit of a scare. Karlsson scored once on a delayed penalty and he scored another on a power play in the contest. His defense partner, Oliver Ekman-Larsson, earned two assists in the win, while Henrik Zetterberg and Patrik Berglund scored Sweden's other markers.

Erik Karlsson D OTT 2 Months

There's little surprise that Senators blueliner Erik Karlsson will be part of Team Sweden's top defensive pairing.

The offensive dynamo is expected to be paired with Phoenix rearguard Oliver Ekman-Larsson as the team's top duo. They are expected to be joined by the parings of Henrik Tallinder and Alexander Edler as well as Johnny Oduya with Niklas Hjalmarsson.

Erik Karlsson D OTT 2 Months

Erik Karlsson produced his 15th goal on Thursday night.

With that tally, he tied Nashville's Shea Weber for the league lead among defensemen in goal scoring. Karlsson has rewarded his fantasy owners for investing high picks in him by leading all NHL rearguards with 54 points in 58 games.