“Everyone calls them greasy goals,” Caps forward said. “There’s actually finesse and talent in going to a high-traffic area and finding space."
Carlson scored twice for the first time in his career, while Laich notched his first goal since March 8.
Plus notes on Liam O'Brien's possible reassignment and Mike Green' remaining day-to-day.
Laich gives the Capitals 23 active players, so no corresponding move was necessary.
Both could be available for Wednesday's road trip to the Metropolitan Division's best team, the New York Islanders, plus more stasis for Dmitry Orlov.
With back-to-back games this weekend, an off day Monday and another game Tuesday, it's unlikely Laich will return before next week's trip to Chicago.
The oft-injured Capitals says he's pain-free and eager to begin offseason training.
A look at those who played on the first or second line this year.
Checking in with the walking wounded.
News and notes from Friday's practice.