SEEN AND HEARD AT PRUDENTIAL CENTER
NEWARK, N.J. - , a first-round pick by Washington in June, had a goal and an assist to help London beat fellow Caps property Stefan Della Rovere and Barrie 6-5 in an Ontario Hockey League showdown Friday night. Carlson, who signed an entry-level contract Thursday with the Caps, helped keep Della Rovere, who’s tied for fifth in the league with 14 goals, off the scoresheet and the Knights atop the Midwest Division.
Carlson, the No. 27 overall pick in the 2008 draft, has three goals and 14 points in 13 games. He is ninth in the league in rookie scoring - but has played at least five fewer games than the eight players in front of him. His plus-12 rating leads the Knights and is tied for eighth in the OHL. He is the only rookie in the top 12 in the league in the category.
- Corey Masisak
BY THE NUMBERS
18 Points for Alex Ovechkin in 15 games this season. He had 16 points in his first 15 contests last year en route to a scoring title and league MVP honors.
6 Straight games the Caps allowed two goals or fewer before Saturday night - the longest such streak for the team since Nov. 22 to Dec. 4, 2000.
Nine points in three games, including a five-spot Saturday night, for the sophomore center
Three goals in two nights against the Caps, and he helped set up what looked like the game-winner
A two-goal night, including an improbable tally with one second left in regulation