Washington Capitals left wing Marcus Johansson has been named the NHL’s “Second Star” for the week ending April 2, the NHL announced today.
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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.