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Japers' Rink Oct 20, 2017
The Noon Number: Munching Minutes

The Noon Number: Munching Minutes

A look at shouldering a heavy workload on the Caps blueline 2 - Number of NHL players currently averaging more than 19 minutes at even strength, four minutes on the power and two minutes on the penalty kill per game so far this season: John Carlson and Buffalo’s Rasmus Ristolainen. For more on Carlson’s early-season starring role among Caps rearguards, check out Isabelle Khurshudyan’s piece on the subject from yesterday: Caps need John Carlson to play more than 26 mins a night, so they're challenging him to show he's a top defenseman https://t.co/5F2g9SVyU1— Isabelle Khurshudyan...
Japers' Rink Oct 19, 2017
Thursday Caps Clips: Wrestling with Roster Issues

Thursday Caps Clips: Wrestling with Roster Issues

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: The blueline is on red alert, the Caps spend the day at the FBI and more. Your savory breakfast links: The Caps are struggling out of the gate to find scoring balance. [Rink] Matt Niskanen’s injury - and the two losses that followed - have increased the urgency for the Caps to swing a blueline-bolstering trade. [Sportsnet (31 Thoughts), THN] Until then? All eyes are on you, John Carlson. [WaPo, NoVa Caps] A few leftovers from Tuesday’s loss. [Rink Rank, Dump ‘n Chase, NBCSW (and again), NoVa Caps, THW] Power rankings + each team’s biggest...
Japers' Rink Oct 5, 2017
Capitals vs. Senators Third Period Thread

Capitals vs. Senators Third Period Thread

Third Period Thread The Senators leapt out to a second period lead, as Mark Stone made defensemen Brooks Orpik and John Carlson pay, giving Ottawa a 2-1 advantage heading into the final frame. Third period ahead... Tweets from @JapersRink/tweet-tweeters
Japers' Rink Oct 4, 2017
Washington Capitals: Chasing Glory

Washington Capitals: Chasing Glory

As the 2017-18 season unfolds, Alex Ovechkin and Braden Holtby will be chasing rare personal milestones Hockey is a team sport, but like any other team sport, milestones and achievements of an individual nature are celebrated. Last season, the Washington Capitals celebrated a number of individual milestones. Brooks Orpik played in his 900th NHL game. Nicklas Backstrom recorded his 500th career assist and his 700th career point in addition to passing the 700-game mark. John Carlson played in his 500th career game. And of course, Alex Ovechkin reached the 1,000-point mark, the 84th player in...
Japers' Rink Sep 22, 2017
The Noon Countdown: How Do You Like Them Apples?

The Noon Countdown: How Do You Like Them Apples?

A look at John Carlson’s work with the extra man 13 - Number of days remaining until the 2017-18 season. But it’s also... ...the number of power-play assists earned by John Carlson in 2016-17, which led all defensemen and was third-best among all Caps. Carlson tied his power-play total from 2014-15, which is his second-highest total behind only his 17 assists with the extra man back in 2013-14 (in 10 more games than he played last season).

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