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A milestone was reached Saturday in New Jersey. No, it's not the one you're thinking of. John Carlson assisted on a power play goal for Tom Wilson in the second period against the Devils Saturday, which was the 474th point of his career. That ties defenseman Calle Johansson for the most points by a defenseman in Capitals franchise history.

Nicklas Backstrom fed Carlson at the blue line and fired a one-timer on net. Wilson provided the screen and managed to tip the puck past goalie Mackenzie Blackwood for Washington's first goal of the game.

Carlson is having a brilliant year for Washington with 71 points, leading the league in points by a defensemen.  That also sets a new career-high for Carlson which beats the mark of 70 he set last season.

Johansson amassed 474 points with Washington over 15 seasons and 983 games. This is season No. 11 and game No. 749 for Carlson. At the age of 30, he has already carved a place for himself in franchise history.

While everyone was waiting for Alex Ovechkin to reach 700, history was still made on Saturday thanks to Carlson.

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