Whose blunder was worse: Capitals’ Carlson or Bruins’ Carlo?

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Let’s assume that defensemen John Carlson (Washington Capitals) and Brandon Carlo (Boston Bruins) didn’t resolve to land on more blooper reels in 2018.

Either way, these two prominent defensemen suffered from some groan-worthy gaffes early on Tuesday, with each mistake resulting in pucks in their teams nets. So, which one makes you shake your head more?

Personally, I’d go with Carlson’s blunder, which you can see in the video above this post’s headline.

As you can see below, Jordan Eberle jumped on the opportunity when Carlo seemed a little out of sorts:

Hey, these mistakes happen to the best of them, so here’s to both Carlson and Carlo shaking it off and enjoying 2018.

James O’Brien is a writer for Pro Hockey Talk on NBC Sports. Drop him a line at phtblog@nbcsports.com or follow him on Twitter @cyclelikesedins.