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Japers' Rink Apr 18, 2017
The Narrative: Match-Ups, Free Hockey and No Cigar

The Narrative: Match-Ups, Free Hockey and No Cigar

Three things we’re talking about this afternoon when we’re talking about the Caps 1. We’ve harped on match-ups plenty, and how rough a go of it the second line, skating with John Carlson and Karl Alzner or Nate Schmidt, has had against the Leafs’ top line of Auston Matthews, Michael Nylander’s kid and Other Guy (direct quote: “avoid playing the second (Kuznetsov) line with Karl Alzner and Carlson“), but it’s gone from bad to worse. Here’s how Matthews fared at fives against that Caps quintet last night, via Natural Stat Trick: Take your pick of numbers...
CSN Washington Apr 13, 2017

Barry Trotz mum on John Carlson's status for Game 1

Barry Trotz did not give much of an update on the health of John Carlson, but it certainly appears that he will be ready for Game 1.
Toronto Sun Apr 12, 2017
Zaitsev out, Caps' Carlson too?

Zaitsev out, Caps' Carlson too?

While the Maple Leafs will be without Nikita Zaitsev for Game 1 of the playoffs — after he started all 82 in the regular season — the Caps are being coy with the condition of one of their best blueliners, John Carlson.
CSN Washington Apr 12, 2017

John Carlson expected to return Thursday after returning to top pair in practice

John Carlson has reclaimed his usual spot on the Capitals blue line, which probably means hell be good to go for Game 1.Carlson missed the
CSN Washington Apr 11, 2017

John Carlson's status for Game 1 remains TBD

John Carlson joined the Caps for their first practice of the postseason, but the veteran D-mans status for Game 1 vs. Toronto remains TBD.Carlson missed
Japers' Rink Apr 11, 2017
The Narrative: Playoff-Ready, Carlson, and Banged-Up Blueliners

The Narrative: Playoff-Ready, Carlson, and Banged-Up Blueliners

Three things we’re talking about today when we’re talking about the Caps The 2017 postseason kicks off for the Capitals this Thursday, and they’re feeling very well prepared for the rigors and style of playoff hockey this spring: The Capitals feel better about how they're entering the playoffs than they did a year ago https://t.co/b2mGD1DKWE— Isabelle Khurshudyan (@ikhurshudyan) April 11, 2017 2. Part of playoff success is staying healthy, so there was cautiously optimistic news out at Kettler today on the injury front: #Caps John Carlson is on the ice for practice today....
FOX Sports Apr 9, 2017
Capitals lose finale to Panthers, turn focus to Maple Leafs (Apr 09, 2017)

Capitals lose finale to Panthers, turn focus to Maple Leafs (Apr 09, 2017)

WASHINGTON (AP) With several regulars resting - including John Carlson, Matt Niskanen and T.J. Oshie - the playoff-bound Washington Capitals lost their regular-season finale to the Florida Panthers 2-0 on Sunday night.
Japers' Rink Apr 9, 2017
Sunday Caps Clips: Playoff Matchups A-Bruin; Caps vs. Cats Game Day

Sunday Caps Clips: Playoff Matchups A-Bruin; Caps vs. Cats Game Day

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: The Caps down the Bruins before heading home to wrap up the regular season... and then the show begins. Your savory breakfast links: Previews of the final game of the regular season against the Panthers from Vogs, Peerless, and the Sun Sentinel, and be sure to swing by our SB Nation pals over at Litter Box Cats for the other side of tonight's matchup. Sounds like John Carlson could be back in the lineup after missing the last three games with a lower-body injury. [CSNMA] Tonight marks the 63rd (and final) start of the regular season for Braden...
CSN Washington Apr 8, 2017

Carlson could return to Caps on Sunday

BOSTONJohn Carlson could return to the Capitals lineup on Sunday, Coach Barry Trotz said.The defenseman has missed three games with a lower body injury that
CSN Washington Apr 7, 2017

John Carlson not the only Cap ruled out for Bruins game

With the Capitals getting prepared for the Stanley Cup Playoffsm the team will head to  Boston shorthanded as two players were ruled out due to injury.
Japers' Rink Apr 7, 2017
The Noon Number: Rolling in the D-Pairs

The Noon Number: Rolling in the D-Pairs

A look at how the Caps have been able to distribute the wealth among the defense 4:57 - Difference in average ice time between the Capitals leading minutes man on the blueline, John Carlson (22:42 per game), and their sixth defenseman, Brooks Orpik (17:45). That’s the smallest gap in TOI between a #1 defenseman and a #6 of any of the (current) Eastern Conference playoff teams. (H/t Ben Raby)
CSN Washington Apr 4, 2017

John Carlson a late scratch for Tuesday's game in Toronto

Capitals defenseman John Carlson was scratched from Tuesday's game in Toronto with a lower-body injury. The announcement was made just before game time. He is
Japers' Rink Mar 29, 2017
Capitals vs. Avalanche Second Period Thread

Capitals vs. Avalanche Second Period Thread

A John Carlson goal and a Jay Beagle goal powers the way for the Caps 2-1 lead after one. Second period ahead. Tweets from @JapersRink/tweet-tweeters

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