Caps' Johansson Scores Game-Winner: Marcus Johansson scored the go-ahead goal, which turned out to be the game-winner, in the second period of Thursday's Game 1 win over the Rangers. (Updated 5/2/13)
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He was on the ice for 16 minutes Thursday, including 2:35 on the power play and 1:24 on the PK. Marcus Johansson tallied 22 points in an injury-shortened regular season for Washington -- 12 of them in his last 14 games. Clearly, he's heated up at the right time. (Updated 5/2/13).
05/12/2013 19:17 Rangers ride Brassard goal, Lundqvist to Monday Game 7
Henrik Lundqvist stopped 27 shots in earning his seventh NHL playoff shutout, and Derick Brassard scored a second-period goal for the New York Rangers, who stayed alive with a 1-0 victory over the Washington Capitals on Sunday that forced a Game 7 in the first-round series.
05/02/2013 22:45 Capitals knock off Rangers to take 1-0 series lead
Alex Ovechkin's franchise-record 31st career playoff goal got the Capitals started before less-heralded teammates Marcus Johansson and Jason Chimera scored 46 seconds apart, and Washington beat the New York Rangers 3-1 Thursday night in Game 1 of their first-round series.
Still a developing talent, Marcus Johansson is a playmaker as evidenced by the fact that 32 of his 46 points came via assists. Johansson averaged just shy of 17 minutes a game last year, good for third among Caps centers. The potential is there but he still remains behind Backstrom in the depth chart so his value is limited to start the season in standard leagues, but he's definitely worth remembering in keeper leagues. There is a chance for Johansson to start at wing on the second line so keep an eye on the Caps' roster as the season progresses; Johansson may just be a steal off the waiver wire or a valuable late-round pick. (Updated 8/14/12)