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by Paul on 02/23/12 at 12:06 PM ET
from Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun,
Maybe Senators owner Eugene Melnyk was right.
Maybe Erik Karlsson will become of the “greatest defencemen of all-time” because it doesn’t look like there’s any stopping him and the Senators judging by Wednesday night’s performance at Scotiabank Place.
Karlsson rewrote the record book, setting a franchise record for assists (47) by a blueliner with three points in a 5-2 victory over the Washington Capitals and helping to extend Ottawa’s winning streak to four games.
Not only did he open the scoring, he assisted on both of Milan Michalek’s goals.
Karlsson’s second helper beat the old mark of 46 set by Norm Maciver in the Senators’ inaugural season of 1992-93.
With 12 points in his past five games, Karlsson pulled within four points of Maciver’s franchise points record for blueliners (63). With 20 games left, Karlsson won’t just break the mark, he’ll likely shatter it.
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