Johansen scored a goal in Saturday's 5-3, Game 5 loss to the Stars, who now lead the Predators 3-2 in the series. It's his first goal of the postseason and just his second point. Johansen is supposed to be one of the offensive leaders in Nashville, but he's being outscored by fourth-liner Rocco Grimaldi. He needs to ratchet his game up to new heights if there is to be a Game 7.
Johansen buried the game-winning goal Thursday, scoring with 21 seconds left in the third period to beat Vancouver 3-2. Johansen, despite having scored only 14 goals in 2018-19, has six game-winners, tying him with Viktor Arvidsson for the team lead. His goal Thursday gives him twine ticklers in back-to-back games, and the top-line middle man has now found the scoresheet 64 times in 79 games.
Johansen scored a shorthanded goal in Monday's 1-0 win over the Wild. Johansen scored his 12th goal of the season with Nashville down a man, beating Devan Dubnyk with a laser beam shot that the Wild netminder had little chance on. It was Johansen's fourth game-winning goal of the season and snapped his goal drought at 19 games. Surprisingly, the Preds' forward does not have a power-play goal in 2018-19.
Johansen notched two assists in Tuesday's 3-0 win over the Maple Leafs. The 26-year-old has a five-game point streak going, although all six of his points during that stretch have been helpers. Johansen's surge has carried him to his fifth career 60-point campaign, and boosted the Preds to within one point of the Jets atop the Central Division standings.
Johansen picked up his 45th assist of the year in Tuesday's 3-2 loss to the Ducks. The helper gives Johansen 56 points in 69 games this year. He has 15 assists on the man advantage. The playmaking center has a good chance of earning his fourth 60-point campaign.
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