Defensemen John Carlson and Karl Alzner played in all 82 games for the Capitals this season, marking the fifth consecutive season each player has appeared in all of Washington’s games. Carlson (378) and Alzner (376) boast the second and third-longest consecutive games played streak in Capitals franchise history, trailing Bob Carpenter (422). In addition, Nicklas Backstrom, Marcus Johansson, Troy Brouwer, Joel Ward and Matt Niskanen also appeared in all 82 games for Washington in 2014-15. This season marked the first time Johansson and Niskanen have played in all 82 games in a season. Backstrom (6), Brouwer (3) and Ward (2) have each appeared in every game in a season multiple times.