Much has been made of the tremendous offensive season the Capitals are having collectively and the scoring exploits of certain team members, but I thought it would be instructive to show just how many career seasons are going on right now for the Caps:
-Nicklas Backstrom has set a new career high in Goals (29) and Points (89). His previous highs set last season were 22 Goals and 88 Points.
-Eric Belanger has set new career highs in Assists (25) and Points (39). His previous highs were 24 Assists and 37 Points.
-Matt Bradley has tied his career high in Assists (13). #needsmorebradley
-Eric Fehr has set new career highs in Goals (21), Assists (16), and Points (37). His previous career highs set last season were 12 Goals, 13 Assists and 25 Points.
-Tomas Fleischmann has set new career highs in Goals (21), Assists (28) and Points (49). His previous career highs were 19 Goals, 20 Assists, and 37 Points.
-Mike Green has set a new career high in Assists (54). His previous high was 42.
-Brooks Laich has set a new career highs in Goals (24), Assists (32), and Points (56). His previous highs set last season were 23 Goals, 32 Assists, and 56 Points.
-Jeff Schultz has set new career highs in Assists (16) and Points (19). His previous highs were 13 Assists and 18 Points.
-Quintin Laing and Tyler Sloan, God bless them, have set new career highs in Goals this season with 2. Their previous high was 1.
-Karl Alzner has set a new career high in Assists with (5). His previous high was 4.
With 8 games to go, many more personal bests could fall. Several other Capitals are close to their career highs.
And last but not least, congratulations to John Carlson on his first career NHL goal last night. May it be the first of many. Carlson, Jay Beagle, and Mathieu Perreault have all recorded their first NHL Goals and Assists this season.