Johansson has been more productive with his goal output as well. Last year, Johansson was a passenger on the team’s first line with Alex Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom, scoring only two goals at even strength through 80 games– and none of them when skating with Ovechkin.
This year is totally different. Johansson has already matched last season’s total– and he’s done it in 72 fewer games.
Andre Burakovsky caught a puck in midair and immediately dished to Johansson. The Swede one-timed the puck past Ryan Miller.
Whatever Mojo is doing right now, he can’t change it. This is the best he’s played in his career. If he can keep this up, he will shed whatever bad reputations he’s gained and he’ll have a promising future as a core player for this team.