Ryan Johansen potted his fourth goal of the playoffs in Monday's Game 6 win over the Sharks.
Johansen was effective at the faceoff circle as well, winning the battle there seven times in eight tries. The 23-year-old started out the postseason slowly, but he's started to find his groove against San Jose as he's lit the lamp three times and dished out a pair of helpers. Nashville will continue to lean on him heading into Thursday's pivotal Game 7.
Ryan Johansen picked up a power-play helper and three hits in Game 3's 4-1 victory over San Jose on Tuesday.
After just three points in the seven-game series against Anaheim, Johansen has returned to relevance with two goals and two assists in three outings versus the Sharks. Nashville's 60-point center has reached the scoresheet in three straight, and the Preds will need the 23-year-old to continue his consistent production into Game 4 and beyond in order to keep the series competitive.
Ryan Johansen scored his second goal of the postseason and had an assist in Friday's Game 1 loss to the Sharks.
It was the first multi-point game of the playoffs for Johansen, who has five points in eight games thus far. While the Nashville Predators may have lost Game 1, it's a good thing their top-line center had a strong outing in the first game of the second round. Johansen only scored eight times in 42 games with Nashville in the regular season, but he's been decent in the playoffs so far and is off to a great start in Round 2.
No surprise here, as Johansen has been a regular in the box score as of late. The 23-year-old is on a tear, recording points in five straight, totaling a goal and seven apples -- two on the power play -- in that span. The 2010 first-round pick is getting scary good on the first line leading the pack, and he's now at 60 points on the year -- a feat Johansen has reached in three straight campaigns.
Ryan Johansen notched two assists -- one on the man advantage -- to go along with two PIM and two hits in Tuesday's 4-3 win over the Avalanche.
Johansen has gotten in a groove with the regular season winding down, as the center earned himself a place on the scoresheet for the fourth straight game. The 23-year-old sports a goal and five apples -- two on the power play -- in that span, which is just a glimpse of what's yet to come for the Nashville first line. The offense that the Preds bring is already scary, and with Johansen at the helm, they're a team to watch in the postseason.