John Carlson to skate in 1,000th career game in Bruins vs. Capitals

Congrats to the 2008 draft pick!

John Carlson, Washington Capitals
John Carlson, Washington Capitals / Amber Searls-USA TODAY Sports

After T.J. Oshie achieved 1,000 career NHL games, John Carlson will get his turn when the Washington Capitals defenseman takes the ice on Saturday night against the Boston Bruins. He's the 128th defenseman to get there and the 22nd to do it with one franchise.

Carlson is also the 13th active defenseman to accomplish this feat. What's funny is even though he grew up in New Jersey, Carlson was always a Boston sports fan due to being born in Masachusetts. That means he liked those Patriots and Red Sox glory years. And he also was a Bruins fan growing up. Not a Devils fan.

"So much else goes into it besides who you play," explained Carlson. "I think from that standpoint for a lot of my family its a cool moment. My grandfather is getting older, he's getting up there and I'm sure he'll be happy to be able to see it on TV."

  • Date: March 30, 2024
  • Time: 7 p.m.
  • Where: Capital One Arena
  • What Channel Is Capitals Game On: Monumental Sports Network
  • Radio: 106.7 The Fan and Caps Radio 24/7
  • Betting Odds: The Bruins vs. Capitals betting odds on Caesars have the Capitals as 1.5 goal underdogs on home ice. The Caps have +140 moneyline oddds, while the Bruins are the favorites at -165. The game is set at an over/under of 5.5 goals.
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