John Carlson


Like hockey fans across North America, Capitals defenseman John Carlson will be watching Wednesday’s Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic at Michigan Stadium in frigid Ann Arbor, Mich.


With Washington tied 1-1 against Carolina, the John Carlson scored on a slapshot to give the Capitals a 2-1 lead on Friday night. Watch here.


Alex Ovechkin leads the NHL in goals with 25 thanks to his hat trick on Tuesday night.


Two seasons ago, under head coach Dale Hunter, Dmitry Orlov had the trajectory of a No. 4 defenseman.


How it happened: The Canadiens jumped out to an early 3-0 lead on goals by Travis Moen, David Desharnais and Danny Briere – not exactly the response Adam Oates wanted after Wednesday night’s lopsi