Former Capital Marcus Johansson scored his first ever point in a Stanley Cup Final game on Saturday night with a smart assist on a goal by Charlie Coyle.
Johansson was named the second star of the night for Game One despite not registering a point, and it seemed like only a matter of time before one finally went in for the former Capital.
Towards the end of the first period, Johansson and linemate Charlie Coyle carried the puck up the length of the ice. Johansson faked a shot, fooling Blues’ goaltender Jordan Binnington, before passing the puck to Coyle who put it in the top corner.
Coyle’s play in the Bruins’ defensive zone led to the breakout, and the chemistry with Johansson in the offensive zone put the Bruins up 2-0.
Johansson is one of two former Capitals left in the playoffs, with Zach Sanford stepping into the lineup for the Blues due to a one-game suspension on Oskar Sundqvist.
The teams were tied 1-1 in the series with the Blues taking the last game in overtime. At the end of the first period the score was 3-0 in favor of the Bruins.
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