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Johansson Named NHL's "Second Star" of the Week

Johansson led the NHL in assists (7) and points (8) during the week as the Capitals (52-18-8, 112 points) won three of four games.

by Washington Capitals @Capitals / WashingtonCaps.com

ARLINGTON, Va. - Washington Capitals left wing Marcus Johansson has been named the NHL's "Second Star" for the week ending April 2, the NHL announced today.

Johansson led the NHL in assists (7) and points (8) during the week as the Capitals (52-18-8, 112 points) won three of four games to maintain their hold on first place in the overall NHL standings.Video: WSH@COL: Johansson scores PPG on fortunate deflection

Johansson began the week by notching a career-high four assists, including the primary helper on the game-winning goal, in a 5-4 overtime win over the Minnesota Wild on March 28. On March 29, he tallied two points (1g, 1a) in a 5-3 win over the Colorado Avalanche before posting two assists on March 31 in a 6-3 loss to the Arizona Coyotes.

Video: WSH@COL: Kuznetsov bangs home the feed from Johansson

The Landskrona, Sweden, native is in his seventh NHL season with Washington and has reached single-season career highs for goals (23) and points (56) in 2016-17.

 

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