John Carlson
D WSH
3 months ago

Carlson posted two power-play helpers, three shots and two PIM in Saturday's 6-0 win over the Hurricanes in Game 5.

EDGE Analysis

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 a man advantage -- and 18 shots on goal. He's also racked up 10 blocked shots and six PIM.

John Carlson
D WSH
3 months ago

Carlson finished with three assists Thursday, as the Capitals defeated Carolina 4-2 in Game 1 of the best-of-seven series.

EDGE Analysis

After recording a career-high 33 power-play points this season, Thursday's win featured two more PP assists, courtesy of Carlson who was a dominant force for sixty minutes. He'll hope to keep it going heading into Game 2 on Saturday when the Capitals will look to take a commanding 2-0 series lead.

John Carlson
D WSH
3 months ago

Carlson (rest) suited up in Monday's practice, JJ Regan of NBC Sports Washington reports.

EDGE Analysis

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 campaign.

John Carlson
D WSH
3 months ago

Carlson will be rested for Saturday's regular-season finale against the Islanders, Isabelle Khurshudyan of The Washington Post reports.

EDGE Analysis

This opens up playing time for rookie Jonas Siegenthaler ahead of Washington's quarterfinal playoff series against the Hurricanes. Carlson caps (excuse the pun) off the regular season with a career-high 70 points (13 goals, 57 assists) to complement 33 power-play through 80 games.

John Carlson
D WSH
4 months ago

Carlson picked up two assists in Saturday's 6-3 win over Tampa Bay.

EDGE Analysis

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.

John Carlson
D WSH
4 months ago

Carlson scored a goal and an assist in Tuesday's 4-1 win over the Hurricanes.

EDGE Analysis

That's now three goals and 10 points in the last 11 games for Carlson, a surge that has him only one point shy of tying last season's career high of 68 points. He's got five games left to reach or blow past that mark, but the 29-year-old blueliner is also closing in on another personal best -- his plus-21 rating on the season ties the career high he set back in 2010-11.

John Carlson
D WSH
4 months ago

Carlson scored a goal and added an assist in Saturday's 6-3 loss to the Lightning.

EDGE Analysis

His point streak now stands at six games and seven points, including five helpers. Four of Carlson's seven points in that span have come on the power play. We all thought he played a little over his head last season, but Carlson is about to equal that effort. And despite that, he will likely be overlooked come nomination time. Brent Burns, Morgan Rielly and Mark Giordano are all but locks for Norris voters.

John Carlson
D WSH
4 months ago

Carlson registered an assist and four hits during Sunday's 3-1 victory over the Jets.

EDGE Analysis

With the helper, Carlson has registered a point in three consecutive games. The 28-year-old defender has also eclipsed the 50-assist mark in back-to-back seasons and has a strong resume for Norris Trophy consideration at the 2018-19 season's conclusion.

John Carlson
D WSH
5 months ago

Carlson registered a power-play goal, a plus-2 rating and two blocked shots during Tuesday's 7-2 win over the Senators.

EDGE Analysis

Carlson continues his hot streak with two goals and eight points in the last seven games. The 28-year-old defender has posted consecutive 10-goal seasons and is on pace to break the 70-point barrier if he can stay healthy and productive, placing him in the top tier among fantasy defensemen.

John Carlson
D WSH
5 months ago

Carlson recorded an assist and six shots during Sunday's 6-5 overtime win over the Rangers.

EDGE Analysis

Carlson has accrued a goal and seven points -- including four power-play points -- over his last six games. The 29-year-old defender could eclipse a career-high 68 points set in 2017-18 if he can stay hot for the remainder of the season, so keep rolling him out regularly.