Marcus Johansson Named NHL’s “Second Star” of the Week

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. 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. 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.


About Jon Sorensen

Jon has been a Caps fan since day one, attending his first game at the Capital Centre in 1974. His interest in the Caps has grown over the decades and included time as a season ticket holder. He has been a journalist covering the team for 10+ years, primarily focusing on analysis, analytics and prospect development.
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