John Carlson


When Barry Trotz, a father of four, took over the Capitals last summer, he said he wanted his team to become one big, happy family.


Throughout the coming weeks, Capitals Insider Chuck Gormley will evaluate the 2014-15 performance of each player on the Caps roster.


Alex Ovechkin deflected in a shot from John Carlson to give the Caps the early 1-0 lead in Game 4. It was the first time in the series the Caps scored first.

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Braden Holtby's excellent performance against the Bruins made it to the history books.


Looking back, the Capitals’ 3-0 thrashing of the Boston Bruins Wednesday night was stunning when you consider just how much those two points meant to the Bruins and their playoff hopes. Unless of