Photo: Rob Carr
Playing against the Vancouver Canucks on Tuesday night, Washington Capitals defenseman John Carlson had one of his most electrifying games as a pro offensively, tallying his first ever multi-goal game. Unfortunately, he was also on the ice for all three of Vancouver’s power-play goals, which (womp womp) negated his awesomeness a bit (or you can just blame Orpik).
Let’s look at the goals anyways.
On Carly goal numero uno, the dude forced a turnover in Vancouver’s offensive zone, then went straight to the slot. Nicklas Backstrom controlled the puck on the side boards and found Carlson alone in front. The bro from Jersey fired it past Ryan Miller short side. That’s almost too easy.
On Carly goal numero dos, it was even simpler. Jason Chimera located Carlson at the point. Carlson wound up with all his might and beat Ryan Miller five-hole, along the ice. Props to jumping birthday boy, Joel Ward, for allowing the puck to get through.
Awesome night for Carly, not so much for anyone else.
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