Johansson dished out four helpers -- including three on the power play -- in Tuesday's 5-4 overtime win against the Wild. All of Johansson's points came after the 7:31 mark of the second period. His three regulation assists all led to power-play goals by Alex Ovechkin, while his final contribution of the night resulted in T.J. Oshie's overtime winner. Johansson still hasn't scored a goal in the past seven games, but his six helpers in the past three games are making that fact easy to overlook.
Johansson (illness) returned to practice Monday after leaving Saturday's game early, Isabelle Khurshudyan of the Washington Post reports. It seems like the flu that the forward was dealing with has passed, and he should be a lock to play Tuesday. With 46 points in 71 games, he is one point away from his career high set in 2014-15.
Johansson left Saturday's game against the Lightning due to illness and he will not return. Johansson will have a couple of full days to rest before the team returns home to face the Flames on Tuesday night. He should be fine for that outing, but if not we'll let you know. If you're in a seasonal fantasy league with a Monday lineup lock it should be safe to use him in the upcoming week.
Johansson picked up two goals and a power-play assist in Tuesday's 4-1 win over the Rangers. With that, he's broken up his five-game point drought and leapt past 20 goals, marking the second time he's reached that milestone. Johansson's tally of 21 goals and 22 assists has him already just four points shy of 2014-15's personal best, which he should blow past as he wraps up the finest regular season of his career.
Johansson led all Capitals forwards in ice time (18:18) while recording a goal and an assist in Thursday's win over Detroit. He's now put up a goal and an assist in three consecutive games after enduring a seven-game point drought and a 15-game stretch without any multi-point efforts. Don't look for Johansson to see the heaviest usage among Caps forwards too often, but his even-strength minutes are up a bit from the past two seasons and he remains on track to blow by his career marks in both goals (20; he's just two short) and points (47; he's at 38 now).
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