Capitals Insider: John Carlson


Posted at 11:16 AM ET, 04/17/2014

Capitals season review: Defensemen

A look at the Capitals’ blue-liners.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:16 AM ET, 04/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, connor carrick, Defense, Defensemen, Dmitry Orlov, Jack Hillen, John Carlson, John Erskine, Karl Alzner, Mike Green, Nate Schmidt

Posted at 09:52 AM ET, 03/31/2014

Five thoughts on the Capitals’ 4-3 shootout loss to the Predators

Notes and observations from Washington’s loss in Music City.

By Katie Carrera  |  09:52 AM ET, 03/31/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Alex Ovechkin, Caps-Preds, Injuries, John Carlson, Mikhail Grabovski, Patrick Wey, Troy Brouwer

Posted at 04:32 PM ET, 03/22/2014

Capitals seek first win in San Jose since 1993

News and notes from the skate in San Jose.

By Katie Carrera  |  04:32 PM ET, 03/22/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Caps-Sharks, John Carlson, Lineups

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 03/19/2014

Five thoughts on the Capitals’ 3-2 win over the Ducks

Washington started strong and stayed strong against Anaheim.

By Katie Carrera  |  09:00 AM ET, 03/19/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Caps-Ducks, Dustin Penner, Five thoughts, Joel Ward, John Carlson, Penalty Kill, Power play

Posted at 07:51 AM ET, 03/19/2014

Jaroslav Halak records 43 saves in Capitals’ win over Ducks

The veteran netminder recorded a season-high 43 saves in Anaheim Tuesday night.

By Katie Carrera  |  07:51 AM ET, 03/19/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps-Ducks, Jaroslav Halak, John Carlson

Posted at 10:36 AM ET, 03/11/2014

Five thoughts on the Capitals’ 3-2 loss to Pittsburgh

Quick goals against are leading to Washington losing at inopportune times.

By Katie Carrera  |  10:36 AM ET, 03/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Brooks Laich, Caps-Pens, Five thoughts, Jason Chimera, John Carlson, Martin Erat

Posted at 11:14 AM ET, 02/25/2014

Alex Ovechkin, Nicklas Backstrom back on the ice for Capitals’ practice

Four of the Caps’ five Olympians are back at practice offering a look at what to expect when the season starts back up.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:14 AM ET, 02/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Ovechkin, John Carlson, Marcus Johansson, Martin Erat, Nicklas Backstrom, Practice update, Sochi 2014

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 02/09/2014

Capitals hope Olympics ‘energize’ John Carlson

It’s been a grueling season for the Caps’ defenseman but Coach Adam Oates isn’t worried about the Olympics having a negative impact.

By Katie Carrera  |  10:00 AM ET, 02/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Defense, John Carlson, Sochi 2014, U.S. Olympic men's hockey team, USA Hockey

Posted at 10:35 AM ET, 01/31/2014

Capitals’ familiar errors show a team stuck in place, not improving

The Capitals’ debacle in Columbus shows there is a lot of work to do.

By Katie Carrera  |  10:35 AM ET, 01/31/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Caps-Blue Jackets, John Carlson, Troy Brouwer

Posted at 02:11 PM ET, 01/24/2014

Capitals’ Olympians not overly concerned about safety in Sochi

Around the NHL players are voicing their concerns about the security at the upcoming Winter Olympics in Russia.

By Katie Carrera  |  02:11 PM ET, 01/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Ovechkin, John Carlson, Nicklas Backstrom, Sochi 2014

Posted at 01:24 PM ET, 01/19/2014

Capitals hope to bounce back in ‘huge’ game against Rangers

Notes from the morning skate at Madison Square Garden.

By Katie Carrera  |  01:24 PM ET, 01/19/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Caps-Rangers, Jason Chimera, John Carlson, Line combinations, Lineups, Philipp Grubauer

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 01/18/2014

Five thoughts on the Capitals’ 5-1 loss to the Blue Jackets

Few if any positives can be taken from Washington’s loss to the Blue Jackets on Friday, a defeat replete with mental mistakes.

By Katie Carrera  |  09:00 AM ET, 01/18/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Braden Holtby, Caps-Blue Jackets, Five thoughts, John Carlson, Philipp Grubauer

Posted at 04:57 PM ET, 01/01/2014

Capitals’ John Carlson named to 2014 U.S. Olympic team (updated)

The Capitals defenseman will represent the United States in the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi.

By Katie Carrera  |  04:57 PM ET, 01/01/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, John Carlson, Sochi 2014, U.S. Olympic men's hockey team, USA Hockey

Posted at 10:32 AM ET, 12/31/2013

Carlson and Alzner give Washington a solid shutdown pair

John Carlson and Karl Alzner have seen a steady progression since their time together in Hershey.

By Neil Greenberg  |  10:32 AM ET, 12/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  John Carlson, Karl Alzner, Statistical analysis

Posted at 12:54 PM ET, 12/22/2013

With Bruce Boudreau, Anaheim up next, Caps alter practice schedule

With Bruce Boudreau and the Ducks up next, the Caps can’t afford a day off.

By Barry Svrluga  |  12:54 PM ET, 12/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Brooks Laich, bruce boudreau, John Carlson

Posted at 11:28 AM ET, 12/18/2013

Five thoughts on the Capitals’ 5-2 loss in Philadelphia

Notes and observations from the Capitals’ loss to the Flyers.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:28 AM ET, 12/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Alex Ovechkin, Braden Holtby, Caps-Flyers, Five thoughts, John Carlson, Tom Wilson

Posted at 01:32 PM ET, 11/24/2013

Five thoughts on the Capitals’ 2-1 shootout loss in Toronto

Notes and observations from Washington’s loss Saturday night.

By Katie Carrera  |  01:32 PM ET, 11/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Alex Ovechkin, Caps-Leafs, Five thoughts, John Carlson, Nicklas Backstrom, Power play

Posted at 09:56 AM ET, 11/18/2013

Five thoughts on the Capitals’ win over the Blues

Notes and observations from the Capitals’ 4-1 win over St. Louis.

By Katie Carrera  |  09:56 AM ET, 11/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Braden Holtby, Caps-Blues, Five thoughts, John Carlson, Nicklas Backstrom, Third line

Posted at 10:15 AM ET, 11/16/2013

Five thoughts on the Capitals’ 4-3 shootout win in Detroit

Notes and observations from the Capitals’ win in Motor City.

By Katie Carrera  |  10:15 AM ET, 11/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Alex Ovechkin, Brooks Laich, Five thoughts, John Carlson, Marcus Johansson, Nicklas Backstrom

Posted at 07:35 AM ET, 11/15/2013

John Carlson has found an offensive groove

Carlson has four goals in the past six games and all but two of Washington’s goals from defensemen this season.

By Katie Carrera  |  07:35 AM ET, 11/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Defense, John Carlson

Posted at 01:16 PM ET, 11/10/2013

Five thoughts on the Capitals’ 4-3 shootout loss in Phoenix

Notes and observations from the 4-3 shootout loss to the Coyotes.

By Katie Carrera  |  01:16 PM ET, 11/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Caps-Coyotes, Five thoughts, John Carlson, Karl Alzner, Penalty Kill, Power play, Troy Brouwer

Posted at 10:56 AM ET, 11/03/2013

John Carlson finally scores

John Carlson scores the 100th point of his career, but just the second goal for a Capitals defenseman this year.

By Barry Svrluga  |  10:56 AM ET, 11/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, John Carlson, Mike Green

Posted at 05:45 PM ET, 10/28/2013

Involvement of defensemen key for Capitals’ offense

Defensemen don’t always need to score, but the blue-liners’ ability to keep an offensive play alive is critical.

By Katie Carrera  |  05:45 PM ET, 10/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Defense, John Carlson, Karl Alzner

Posted at 04:55 PM ET, 10/27/2013

Capitals are plagued by slow starts

There has been no more consistent fault in the Capitals’ game than sluggish play in the first period.

By Katie Carrera  |  04:55 PM ET, 10/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Ovechkin, Braden Holtby, Caps-Flames, John Carlson

Posted at 11:42 PM ET, 10/10/2013

Third period gaffe costs Capitals in 3-2 loss to Hurricanes

A look at the play that resulted in Nathan Gerbe’s game winning goal for Carolina.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:42 PM ET, 10/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Braden Holtby, Caps-Canes, John Carlson

Posted at 08:01 AM ET, 08/26/2013

No skating, just team-building at U.S. Olympic camp

No hockey federations had players skate at Olympic orientation camps this summer, but Capitals defensemen John Carlson and Karl Alzner say it might not matter too much.

By Katie Carrera  |  08:01 AM ET, 08/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  John Carlson, Karl Alzner, Sochi 2014, USA Hockey

Posted at 10:52 AM ET, 07/24/2013

USA Hockey focused on Sochi and future at Olympic camp

USA Hockey wants to give young players a glimpse of Olympic preparations at orientation camp.

By Katie Carrera  |  10:52 AM ET, 07/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  David Poile, John Carlson, Sochi 2014, USA Hockey

Posted at 02:08 PM ET, 05/24/2013

Capitals season review: Defensemen

A look at the season that was for the Capitals' defensemen and what the future might hold.

By Katie Carrera  |  02:08 PM ET, 05/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dmitry Orlov, Jack Hillen, Jeff Schultz, John Carlson, John Erskine, Karl Alzner, Mike Green, offseason, Season breakdown, Steve Oleksy, Tomas Kundratek

Posted at 08:29 AM ET, 05/02/2013

Capitals prepared to contend with Rangers' forecheck

The Rangers play with an extremely aggressive forecheck but the Capitals believed that they're prepared to counteract it thanks to Coach Adam Oates's fast-moving defensive system.

By Katie Carrera  |  08:29 AM ET, 05/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2013 Stanley Cup playoffs, Caps-Rangers, Eastern Conference quarterfinals, John Carlson, John Erskine, Karl Alzner, Mike Green, Playoffs, Troy Brouwer

Posted at 11:56 AM ET, 04/30/2013

Capitals confident in aggressive, pressure-based system against Rangers

Last year the Capitals and Rangers played styles that were nearly mirror images of each other. This season, Washington is glad to have an aggressive system as it enters the postseason.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:56 AM ET, 04/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2013 Stanley Cup playoffs, Adam Oates, Caps-Rangers, Eastern Conference quarterfinals, John Carlson, Karl Alzner, Matt Hendricks, Playoffs, Troy Brouwer

Posted at 03:43 PM ET, 04/16/2013

Karl Alzner, John Carlson don't mind being separated

This is the first season in their NHL careers that Karl Alzner and John Carlson haven't been a consistent pairing but the young defensemen are faring quite well apart.

By Katie Carrera  |  03:43 PM ET, 04/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Defense, John Carlson, Karl Alzner

Posted at 12:40 PM ET, 04/16/2013

Verizon Center plans 'enhanced' security for Capitals game after Boston Marathon bombings

Massachusetts native John Carlson and others share their reactions to the Boston Marathon bombings.

By Katie Carrera  |  12:40 PM ET, 04/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Alex Ovechkin, Boston Marathon bombings, John Carlson, Verizon Center

Posted at 03:09 PM ET, 04/11/2013

The loss that helped spark the Capitals' turnaround

Washington is 9-1-1 in its last 11 games, but before this run of success was a gut-wrenching loss that helped show the team how well it could play.

By Katie Carrera  |  03:09 PM ET, 04/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Caps-Pens, John Carlson, Matt Hendricks, Pittsburgh Penguins

Posted at 11:57 AM ET, 03/27/2013

One-timers: Capitals can't prevent rough start against Islanders

Notes from the Capitals' 3-2 loss to the Islanders.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:57 AM ET, 03/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Braden Holtby, Caps-Isles, Eric Fehr, John Carlson, Mathieu Perreault, Mike Ribeiro, One timers

Posted at 03:27 PM ET, 03/08/2013

Adam Oates uses rout of Florida to manage Capitals' minutes

For as thorough of a drubbing as the Capitals 7-1 win over the Panthers was, Coach Adam Oates said the biggest benefit was being able to manage the team's minutes late in the game.

By Katie Carrera  |  03:27 PM ET, 03/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Caps-Panthers, John Carlson, Karl Alzner

Posted at 11:50 AM ET, 02/27/2013

One-timers: Capitals keeping defensemen involved offensively

Coach Adam Oates has encouraged the blue liners to jump up in the play since training camp and it looks like they're all growing more comfortable with the directive.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:50 AM ET, 02/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Braden Holtby, Caps-Canes, John Carlson, John Erskine, Mike Green, Nicklas Backstrom, One timers

Posted at 12:06 AM ET, 02/27/2013

Braden Holtby records second shutout of the season in win over 'Canes

The Capitals goaltender is on a roll. His second shutout of the season and an important save early on Alexander Semin helped Washington to a 3-0 win.

By Katie Carrera  |  12:06 AM ET, 02/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Braden Holtby, Caps-Canes, Joel Ward, John Carlson, Tom Poti

Posted at 12:17 PM ET, 02/19/2013

Caps have a penalty problem

The Caps' high number of penalties indicates desperate and frantic play after system breakdowns.

By Neil Greenberg  |  12:17 PM ET, 02/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Braden Holtby, Jason Chimera, John Carlson, penalties, Statistical analysis

Posted at 10:05 AM ET, 02/04/2013

One-timers: Oates sees positives in Caps' loss to Penguins

Notes and analysis from the Capitals 6-3 loss to Pittsburgh.

By Katie Carrera  |  10:05 AM ET, 02/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Alex Ovechkin, Caps-Pens, John Carlson, Mike Ribeiro, One timers

Posted at 03:03 PM ET, 02/02/2013

One-timers: Adam Oates says Alex Ovechkin played 'best game' vs. Flyers

Notes and analysis from the Capitals win over the Flyers.

By Katie Carrera  |  03:03 PM ET, 02/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Ovechkin, Caps-Flyers, John Carlson, Matt Hendricks, Mike Green, Nicklas Backstrom, One timers, Wojtek Wolski

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 01/25/2013

One-timers: Capitals off to unsettling start

Notes and analysis from the Capitals 4-1 loss to Montreal.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:00 AM ET, 01/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Alex Ovechkin, Caps-Habs, John Carlson, Karl Alzner, One timers

Posted at 12:31 PM ET, 01/23/2013

One timers: Caps fall 4-2 to Winnipeg

Notes and analysis from the Capitals’ 4-2 loss to Winnipeg.

By Katie Carrera  |  12:31 PM ET, 01/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Alex Ovechkin, Caps-Jets, John Carlson, Marcus Johansson, Matt Hendricks, Nicklas Backstrom, One timers

Posted at 11:28 AM ET, 01/07/2013

Capitals getting back to normal in Arlington

The new CBA might not be ratified yet, but the players are back in the Capitals dressing room in Arlington.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:28 AM ET, 01/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jay Beagle, John Carlson, NHL lockout

Posted at 11:01 AM ET, 01/21/2010

Caps recall John Carlson

The Caps have recalled rookie John Carlson from the Hershey Bears. The reason is unclear, but it could have something to do with fellow defenseman Mike Green, who did not practice yesterday. More to come from Pittsburgh soon....

By Lindsay Applebaum  |  11:01 AM ET, 01/21/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  John Carlson, Pittsburgh Penguins

Posted at 02:09 PM ET, 01/18/2010

Carlson sent down, Ovechkin named first star

Today's practice was optional and several players, including Alex Ovechkin, Alexander Semin and Tomas Fleischmann, exercised that option. Still, there was plenty going on. *Let's begin with the news of the day: Defenseman John Carlson was returned to Hershey after practice, despite his strong showing against Toronto and Philadelphia. Carlson...

By Tarik El-Bashir  |  02:09 PM ET, 01/18/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Ovechkin, John Carlson, Semyon Varlamov

Posted at 06:31 PM ET, 01/15/2010

Caps recall John Carlson (updated)

Rookie John Carlson, who led the United States to a gold medal in the world junior championships earlier this month, has been recalled from Hershey this afternoon. He's on the ice for warmups and could play tonight against the Leafs. Carlson did not skate this morning at KCI, so it...

By Tarik El-Bashir  |  06:31 PM ET, 01/15/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  John Carlson