Carlson has four goals in the past six games and all but two of Washington's goals from defensemen this season.
Notes and observations from Saturday's loss in Phoenix.
John Carlson's goal Saturday night was the 100th point of his career -- but just the second goal for a Capitals defenseman this year.
The Capitals don't always need their defensemen to contribute on the scoresheet, but the blueliners' ability to keep an offensive play alive is critical.
Eleven games in there has been no more consistent fault in the Capitals' game than sluggish play in the first period.
A look at the play that resulted in Nathan Gerbe's game winning goal for Carolina.
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.
USA Hockey wants to give young players a glimpse of Olympic preparations at orientation camp.
A look at the season that was for the Capitals' defensemen and what the future might hold.
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.