Johansen pocketed two assists, one on the power play, in Monday's 4-2 win over the Wild. The 26-year-old also chipped in two PIM, a blocked shot and a plus-2 rating. Johansen is off to a quick start to the season, scoring six points (one goal, five assists) in six games, as the Preds' No. 1 center looks to reach the 70-point plateau for the first time since 2014-15.
Johansen set up two goals in a 5-2 win over the Islanders on Saturday night. Quietly, he has four points (one goal, three assists) in his last four games. Johansen hasn't been able to replicate his career-best 71 point season while in Nashville. Nor has he put up the kind of goals he did in Columbus. Johansen has become a better two-way playmaker in Nashville, but that only reduces his fantasy value. He is only 26, so there's a chance he could climb back to 70 points. Or he could just be a 55-60 point guy. We're hoping for the former, but planning on the latter.
Johansen scored one goal Thursday, potting a third-period marker in a 3-0 win over the Jets. The center scored a beautiful backhand goal on what was a partial breakaway, beating Jets netminder Connor Hellebuyck top shelf to essentially seal the deal. Johansen is logging heavy minutes for Nashville, having led all forwards in ice time Thursday. The Predators are hopeful he can eclipse the 20-goal mark this season, something he hasn't done since 2014-15.
Johansen lit the lamp twice in a 5-4 overtime win over Carolina on Sunday. Nashville's top center scored his team's first and final goals and appears ready for regular-season action. The Predators hope Johansen can rediscover his scoring touch in 2018-19, as the 26-year-old has been unable to eclipse the 20-goal mark since arriving via trade in 2016. Plagued by long bouts of inconsistency in his career, Johansen has scored just 43 goals over the last three seasons.
Johansen was the primary distributor on P.K. Subban's lone goal in Thursday's 5-1 series loss to the Jets, as the centerman delivered on the power play. Johansen helped wake up the home crowd in the first period, but it was a fleeting moment of jubilation as the Predators lost in Game 7 at Bridgestone Arena. While Nashville failed to advance to the conference finals, the British Columbia native bestowed 14 points (five goals, nine assists) on his fantasy owners in the playoffs and easily trumped his 0.68 points-per-game output from the regular season.
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