Top 3 John Carlson moments

Ahead of John Carlson's 1,000th game let's look at the best Carly moments

John Carlson, Washington Capitals
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John Carlson is skating in his 1,000th career game so lets take a trip down memory lane and relive some of his best moments as a Washington Capitals legend. Yes I say legend because he helped the Caps win the Cup and is still here.

#3 Carlson's game tying goal in playoffs against Montreal

We were just starting to learn who John Carlson was in the 2009-10 season. We really got an introductiont to him in that infamous first round of the playoffs. Sadly the Caps would get Halak'd by the eighth seeded Montreal Canadiens. But this was a game the Caps would win to even up the series early on.

Carlson also assisted on an Alex Ovechkin goal and Nicklas Backstrom would go on to win it in overtime to complete a hat trick. Who would've thought this very kid would go on to join them as the only three players in franchise history to skate in all of their 1,000 career NHL games with the Capitals? Well here we are.

Carlson skated in 22 regular season games that year and would later go on to help the Hershey Bears win the Calder Cup after the Caps season ended earlier than they wanted it to.