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NHL: Washington 3, Florida 2 (SO)

WASHINGTON, Nov. 2 (UPI) -- Nicklas Backstrom scored in regulation and added the decisive goal in a shootout Saturday, lifting the Washington Capitals over Florida 3-2.

NHL: New York Rangers 1, Washington 0 (OT)

NEW YORK, May 12 (UPI) -- Henrik Lundqvist stopped 29 shots and Derick Brassard scored Sunday, keeping the New York Rangers alive in the playoffs with a 1-0 decision over Washington.

NHL: Washington 5, Toronto 1

WASHINGTON, April 16 (UPI) -- Alex Ovechkin and Martin Erat each logged a goal and an assist Tuesday and the Washington Capitals rolled to their eighth straight win, 5-1 over Toronto.

NHL: Washington 4, Tampa Bay 2

WASHINGTON, April 7 (UPI) -- Joel Ward put Washington ahead in the second period Sunday and the surging Capitals went on to knock off Tampa Bay 4-2.

NHL: New York Islanders 3, Washington 2

WASHINGTON, March 26 (UPI) -- John Tavares netted his 20th goal of the season in the third period Tuesday, providing the go-ahead score in the New York Islanders' 3-2 win over Washington.

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NHL: Washington 7, Florida 1

WASHINGTON, March 7 (UPI) -- John Erskine scored less than 2 minutes into the game to start a Washington onslaught Thursday and the Capitals rolled to a 7-1 win over Florida.

NHL: Washington 3, Carolina 0

WASHINGTON, Feb. 26 (UPI) -- Braden Holtby notched his second shutout of the season Tuesday, making 33 saves in the Washington Capitals' 3-0 whitewash of Carolina.

NHL: New York Rangers 2, Washington 1

NEW YORK, Feb. 17 (UPI) -- Carl Hagelin scored his fifth goal in four games and Derek Stepan notched the game-winner Sunday in the New York Rangers' 2-1 decision over Washington.

Australia to export uranium to India?

NEW DELHI, Oct. 16 (UPI) -- Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard said exports of uranium to India will figure prominently during her state visit to India this week.
Carlson signs new contract with Capitals

Carlson signs new contract with Capitals

ARLINGTON, Va., Sept. 14 (UPI) -- Defenseman John Carlson has signed a six-year contract extension with the Washington Capitals that is worth $23.8 million, the NHL team said Friday.

NHL: N.Y. Rangers 3, Washington 2 (OT)

NEW YORK, May 7 (UPI) -- Mark Staal's power-play goal 1:35 into overtime Monday boosted the New York Rangers to a 3-2 win over Washington and a 3-2 lead in their playoff series.

NHL: Washington 4, New York Rangers 1

NEW YORK, April 7 (UPI) -- Alex Ovechkin touched off a three-goal first-period Saturday that sent Washington to a 4-1 victory over the New York Rangers.

NHL: Ottawa 5, Washington 2

OTTAWA, Feb. 22 (UPI) -- Milan Michalek ran his goal total to 26 Wednesday by scoring twice and boosting the Ottawa Senators to a 5-2 victory over Washington.

NHL: New York Rangers 3, Washington 2

NEW YORK, Feb. 12 (UPI) -- Brandon Prust's third-period goal off a Brandon Dubinsky feed proved decisive Sunday and the New York Rangers stayed hot with a 3-2 win over Washington.
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Seattle Seahawks tight end John Carlson heads upfield after catching a 25-yard pass against the Arizona Cardinals at Qwest Field in Seattle on November 16, 2008. Carlson caught three passes for 39 yards in the Seahawks 20-26 loss to the Cardinals. (UPI Photo/Jim Bryant)
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John David "Catch" Carlson, Jr. (born May 12, 1984, in St. Cloud, Minnesota, U.S.) is an American football tight end for the Seattle Seahawks of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Seahawks in the second round of the 2008 NFL Draft. He played college football at Notre Dame.

He was born in St. Cloud, Minnesota, however his family moved to Litchfield right after his birth. Carlson graduated from Litchfield High School which competes in the Wright County Conference. As a football player, he was all-state Minnesota in his Senior year. He played in the 2003 U.S. Army All-American Bowl alongside fellow Notre Dame Fighting Irish players Brady Quinn, Ryan Harris, and Tom Zbikowski. As a basketball player, Carlson was voted to the preseason McDonald's All-American list. During his senior year, John Carlson managed to shatter three backboards. Carlson was also an all-state tennis player. His dad is also the basketball and tennis coach for the Litchfield Dragons.

Carlson played college football at Notre Dame, where he was a two-year starter at tight end. He was named captain in his junior and senior seasons. He recorded 100 receptions, 1,093 receiving yards and 8 total touchdowns in his career. He also lived in St. Edward's Hall, the oldest residence hall on campus.

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