Capitals defenseman John Carlson scored the game-winning goal in Game One. Saturday night during Game Two, Carlson began the scoring for the Caps. It felt like déjà vu.
After a Flyers player lost his stick, Carlson held onto the puck at the point just long enough for TJ Oshie and Marcus Johansson to set up a double screen. Carlson then rifled the puck past an unaware Steve Mason.
What a fist pump.
“We just saw that a guy had a broken stick so that gives someone a little bit more time,” Carlson said to Al Koken during the first intermission. “There was a bunch of guys in front. I was just trying to sneak it around the one guy. Two good screens – tough to see the puck there.
Both of John Carlson goals came on the power play, after Brandon Manning penalties, and on the same place on the ice.
In the Ovi era, only one other defenseman has scored more than 2 playoff goals: Mike Green in 2008.
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