By Ian Oland
Washington Capitals defenseman John Carlson just won the NHL’s Hardest Shot Competition, keeping the title with the Washington Capitals for the second straight year. Alex Ovechkin won last season with a 101.3 MPH shot.
Carlson’s two shots went 102.8 MPH and 100.8 MPH – the only player to rip the puck triple digits both times.
Carlson’s first shot was the victorious clapper.
And here’s the rip in slomo.
Braden Holtby was very proud of his defensive son.
Here’s Carlson acknowledging the crowd.
The 2019 All-Star Game marks Carlson’s first All-Star appearance of his career.
Seth Jones (Columbus Blue Jackets) – 99.4 MPH, 95.1 MPH
John Carlson (Washington Capitals) – 102.8 MPH, 100.8 MPH
Steven Stamkos (Tampa Bay Lightning) – 96.2 MPH, 93.1 MPH
Brent Burns (San Jose Sharks) – MISS, 100.6 MPH
.@JohnCarlson74 on winning hardest clapper #NHLAllStar #ALLCAPS pic.twitter.com/ePkoBeWHJH
— Washington Capitals (@Capitals) January 26, 2019
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