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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#1 Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Final

This one would come in at number one but for good reason. Capital One Arena was rocking. The fans and the Caps showed the entire world why they're the best hockey team and city. Whether you were inside or outside the buidling you could feel the buzz in the air.

By the time Carlson scored this goal in the second period the Caps were already up 3-0 with goals from T.J. Oshie on the power play, Tom Wilson, and Devante Smith-Pelly. Still this PPG by Carly was a beaut.

The way former Cap Cody Eaken got faked out on the play makes it even more poetic. Oshie sets it up to playmaker Evgeny Kuznetsov. Yes that spring Kuzy was a playmaker. He found Carlson and he ripped a one timer.

Cap One was alraedy loud but this goal set the building into even more bedlam. You've got a home team up 4-0 in the Stanley Cup Final. One period to go until you're one win away from hoisting it. This was the night we all knew it was going to be possible.

Those are our top 3 John Carlson moments. Congrats on 1,000 games Carly from all of us at Stars and Sticks.