Capitals 2016 first-round pick Lucas Johansen started out his first professional season in the AHL hot, scoring nine points in his first 12 games for the Hershey Bears. After a cold streak (three points in his last 11 games), Johansen looks to be heating back up.
Friday, in the first half of a home-and-home with the Lehigh Valley Phantoms, Johansen scored a goal in the Bears’ 5-4 loss. Saturday, Johansen opened the scoring in Chocolatetown, kicking off a 4-2 win for Hershey.
In the first game, Johansen kick-started a Hershey comeback. Down 5-1 early in the third, the defenseman took a pass at the point and made a move to the middle of the ice. Johansen’s deceptive release found its way to the back of the net.
Hershey would score twice more, but ended up falling 5-4.
Saturday, Hershey was on the power play in the first period when the puck found Johansen all alone in the front of the crease. Johansen put the puck five-hole for his second goal in two days.
Hershey would lead the rest of the way to a 4-2 victory, capped off by Tyler Graovac‘s first AHL goal of the year.
Full game highlights
Johansen now has scored 5 goals this year and 14 total points. Hershey is 12-11-3 on the year for 27 standings points.
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