Carlson scores 2 to help Capitals beat Flames 5-3

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Carlson scores 2 to help Capitals beat Flames 5-3
Carlson scores 2 to help Capitals beat Flames 5-3

Carlson scores 2 to help Capitals beat Flames 5-3 Alex Ovechkin is starting an early-season campaign for teammate John Carlson to win this season's Norris Trophy as the league's top defenseman. "Johnny for Norris. That's a hashtag right now," the Capitals captain said after Carlson's two goals helped the Washington Capitals to a 5-3 win over the Calgary Flames on Tuesday night. Carlson scored and added an empty-netter for an NHL-leading 20 points (five goals, 15 assists) in 11 games. The 29-year-old American is the fourth different defenseman in NHL history to register 20 points or more in October joining Paul Coffey (1981, 1988), Al MacInnis (1988) and Brian Leetch (1990). "It's a great thing

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