Capitals Insider: Marcus Johansson

Posted at 11:26 AM ET, 05/24/2011

Reviewing the Capitals’ 2010-11 season: Marcus Johansson

A player-by-player look at the season that was for the Washington Capitals.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:26 AM ET, 05/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:24 AM ET, 02/27/2011

Capitals shift momentum and score three unanswered goals to defeat Islanders 3-2

The Capitals needed to win at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum Saturday night. After being embarrassed at home by the Rangers the night before, Washington couldn't force its collective moral and confidence to endure another significant blow. That's why Coach Bruce Boudreau called a timeout in the second period with...

By Katie Carrera  |  12:24 AM ET, 02/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:32 AM ET, 01/15/2011

Marcus Johansson's steady improvement and Capitals' latest practice lines

Friday night in the Capitals' 4-2 loss to Vancouver, rookie center Marcus Johansson recorded his fifth point in six games while playing a season high 17 minutes and 30 seconds against team atop the NHL standings. Johansson played more than six minutes in the third period and was out as...

By Katie Carrera  |  11:32 AM ET, 01/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:26 PM ET, 01/07/2011

Capitals' Marcus Johansson growing more confident

While it's uncertain how long any of the Capitals' latest line combinations will last beyond Friday's practice, Coach Bruce Boudreau commented on how the recent strong play of Marcus Johansson made him think, why not put Alex Ovechkin next to the rookie center in this round of tinkering? It won't...

By Katie Carrera  |  02:26 PM ET, 01/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:17 PM ET, 11/12/2010

Marcus Johansson to return to Caps' lineup against Sabres

Coach Bruce Boudreau said he intended to get rookie center Marcus Johansson back in the lineup against the Buffalo Sabres Saturday, but with Boyd Gordon expected to miss at least a week with a lower-body injury it's also a necessity. "He's such a great skater, he's going to create things...

By Katie Carrera  |  04:17 PM ET, 11/12/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:08 PM ET, 11/10/2010

Capitals recall Marcus Johansson

The Caps have recalled center Marcus Johansson from the AHL's Hershey Bears after sending him down Nov. 6 for a conditioning stint. Johansson, who suffered a hip-flexor injury Oct. 21 in Boston, saw game action with the Bears Sunday and Tuesday in Charlotte, finishing with three shots and a plus-1...

By Lindsay Applebaum  |  12:08 PM ET, 11/10/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:38 PM ET, 11/06/2010

Caps assign Marcus Johansson to Hershey

The Capitals announced this afternoon that they have assigned rookie center Marcus Johansson to Hershey. Johansson has recovered from a hip flexor injury that he suffered back on Oct. 21 in Boston, but with the Capitals playing well and winning three straight it has been hard to find a place...

By Katie Carrera  |  05:38 PM ET, 11/06/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:19 PM ET, 11/06/2010

Marcus Johansson: 'It's boring' sitting out

Here are some notes from the Capitals' Saturday morning practice at Kettler Capitals Iceplex: -Nicklas Backstrom and Alexander Semin both got the morning off, and Coach Bruce Boudreau said they were both feeling sick. "They're good," Boudreau said. "They're just feeling a little under the weather today so we wanted...

By Greg Schimmel  |  01:19 PM ET, 11/06/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:12 AM ET, 11/04/2010

Optional practice for the Caps

With a month of games nearly every other day, it's not too surprising that the Capitals have an optional practice this morning at Kettler Capitals Iceplex. Among those participating are Marcus Johansson and Tyler Sloan, who are both nursing hip flexor injuries. Those not on the ice include Alex Ovechkin,...

By Katie Carrera  |  11:12 AM ET, 11/04/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:51 PM ET, 10/12/2010

Marcus Johansson week-to-week and other injury updates

Rookie center Marcus Johansson didn't practice this morning and Coach Bruce Boudreau said he is week-to-week and "definitely out for the weekend" after blocking a shot with his foot in the first period against the Ottawa Senators on Monday. Matt Hendricks, who is a natural center, skated on the third...

By Katie Carrera  |  12:51 PM ET, 10/12/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:10 PM ET, 10/10/2010

Marcus Johansson adapts to NHL's faster pace

John McDonnell/The Washington Post In his first two NHL games, Caps center Marcus Johansson has shown off his smooth skating and puck-handling capabilities, but he's also made some rookie mistakes. Exhibit A: The first-period giveaway that led to a New Jersey goal in an eventual Washington win. "With young players,...

By Lindsay Applebaum  |  06:10 PM ET, 10/10/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:00 PM ET, 10/06/2010

A little birthday surprise for Marcus Johansson

Alex Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom were peering around a door connecting the Capitals' locker room to a players-only area on the other side, looking mischievously in the area where rookie center Marcus Johansson shortly would be speaking to the media following the team's morning practice at KCI. Indications were they...

By Gene Wang  |  02:00 PM ET, 10/06/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:49 PM ET, 10/01/2010

Capitals 5, Blue Jackets 3

The Capitals continued to stick up for each other this preseason, with several players defending their teammates in a 5-3 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Friday. You can read more about the all-for-one attitude in the story for Saturday's hard-copy edition. One of the most noticeable statistics in...

By Katie Carrera  |  11:49 PM ET, 10/01/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)