With two goals scored against Toronto on Tuesday night, John Carlson‘s October points tally ends at 23, the second highest ever for a defender in the month.
So, not bad.
Carlson scored Washington’s first goal, a lovely clean-up after a lucky bounce off the boards.
This huge clapper from John Carlson ties er up. Dude can't stop scoring points. pic.twitter.com/rihcQWvgnO
— Ian Oland (@ianoland) October 29, 2019
His second goal, a power-play marker set up by Alex Ovechkin, came in the second period. It was a monster slapshot.
[Does best Herb Brooks impression]
John Carlson: "AGAIN" pic.twitter.com/6cYW9nqxXL
— Ian Oland (@ianoland) October 30, 2019
That goal gave Carlson the franchise record for the most points in any month by a Caps defenseman (7 goals, 16 assists).
The only NHL defender to have scored more points in October is Calgary Flames legend Al MacInnis. He had 25, two above Carlson’s total.
Note: This image is from before Carlson’s scored his second goal.
Carlson’s 23 points also puts him near the league’s top in points through 14 games. Boston’s David Pastrnak appears to lead in points right now, with Edmonton’s Draisaitl and McDavid keeping pace near Carlson.
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