Capitals Insider: Marcus Johansson


Posted at 03:11 PM ET, 04/18/2014

Capitals season review: Top six forwards

A look at those who played on the first or second line this year.

By Katie Carrera  |  03:11 PM ET, 04/18/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Ovechkin, Brooks Laich, Forwards, Marcus Johansson, Nicklas Backstrom, Troy Brouwer

Posted at 09:33 AM ET, 04/15/2014

Injury updates on Mike Green, Marcus Johansson, Jack Hillen, Brooks Laich and Patrick Wey

Checking in with the walking wounded.

By Katie Carrera  |  09:33 AM ET, 04/15/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brooks Laich, Injuries, Jack Hillen, Marcus Johansson, Mike Green, Patrick Wey

Posted at 07:18 AM ET, 03/03/2014

Five thoughts on the Capitals’ 5-4 overtime loss to the Flyers

Notes and observations on the Caps’ loss to Philadelphia.

By Katie Carrera  |  07:18 AM ET, 03/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Braden Holtby, Caps-Flyers, Eric Fehr, Five thoughts, Jay Beagle, Marcus Johansson

Posted at 01:19 PM ET, 02/27/2014

Marcus Johansson rejoins Capitals, expects to play against Panthers

The last of the Capitals’ Olympians has finally rejoined the team.

By Katie Carrera  |  01:19 PM ET, 02/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Marcus Johansson, Sochi 2014

Posted at 12:33 PM ET, 02/26/2014

Jack Hillen doesn’t think a return in Florida is ‘realistic’; Marcus Johansson a game-time decision

Hillen says he’s very close to a return but doesn’t expect to play against Panthers.

By Katie Carrera  |  12:33 PM ET, 02/26/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Injuries, Jack Hillen, Marcus Johansson

Posted at 11:14 AM ET, 02/25/2014

Alex Ovechkin, Nicklas Backstrom back on the ice for Capitals’ practice

Four of the Caps’ five Olympians are back at practice offering a look at what to expect when the season starts back up.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:14 AM ET, 02/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Ovechkin, John Carlson, Marcus Johansson, Martin Erat, Nicklas Backstrom, Practice update, Sochi 2014

Posted at 04:32 PM ET, 02/23/2014

Alex Ovechkin is traveling back to Washington

The Caps’ Olympians are all on their way back to Arlington, though, Marcus Johansson will be delayed.

By Katie Carrera  |  04:32 PM ET, 02/23/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Ovechkin, Marcus Johansson, Sochi 2014

Posted at 08:56 AM ET, 02/07/2014

Marcus Johansson named to Swedish Olympic team as injury replacement

The 23-year-old forward will be the fifth Capital making a trip to Sochi for the Olympics.

By Katie Carrera  |  08:56 AM ET, 02/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Marcus Johansson, Sochi 2014, Swedish Olympic team

Posted at 10:04 AM ET, 01/16/2014

Five thoughts on the Capitals’ 4-3 loss in Pittsburgh

Notes and observations from the Capitals’ loss to the Penguins.

By Katie Carrera  |  10:04 AM ET, 01/16/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Ovechkin, Brooks Laich, Caps-Pens, connor carrick, Dmitry Orlov, Five thoughts, Jason Chimera, John Erskine, Marcus Johansson

Posted at 07:47 AM ET, 01/13/2014

Five thoughts on the Capitals’ 2-1 shootout loss to the Sabres

Notes and observations from the Capitals’ loss.

By Katie Carrera  |  07:47 AM ET, 01/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Alex Ovechkin, Brooks Laich, Caps-Sabres, Five thoughts, Marcus Johansson, Nicklas Backstrom, Philipp Grubauer, Troy Brouwer

Posted at 08:26 AM ET, 01/10/2014

Five thoughts on the Capitals’ 4-3 win over Tampa Bay

Notes and observations from the Capitals’ win in Tampa Bay.

By Katie Carrera  |  08:26 AM ET, 01/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Alex Ovechkin, Caps-Lightning, Eric Fehr, Five thoughts, Marcus Johansson, Mike Green, Mikhail Grabovski

Posted at 10:18 AM ET, 01/07/2014

Nicklas Backstrom named to Swedish Olympic team

Washington’s top center will make his second Olympic appearance.

By Katie Carrera  |  10:18 AM ET, 01/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Marcus Johansson, Nicklas Backstrom, Sochi 2014, Swedish Olympic team

Posted at 12:52 PM ET, 01/06/2014

Brooks Laich moves into top six, Marcus Johansson down to third line

Brooks Laich jumps into the top six, while Marcus Johansson moves down to center the third line.

By Katie Carrera  |  12:52 PM ET, 01/06/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brooks Laich, Line combinations, Marcus Johansson, Practice update

Posted at 12:49 PM ET, 12/21/2013

Morning skate: Grubauer again? Neuvirth unhappy

With goaltender Philipp Grubauer providing confidence and some stability in net for the Caps, Michal Neuvirth has become the odd man out.

By Barry Svrluga  |  12:49 PM ET, 12/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Marcus Johansson, Michal Neuvirth, Philipp Gruabuer

Posted at 09:57 AM ET, 12/21/2013

Five thoughts on the Capitals’ 4-2 win in Carolina

Notes and observations from the Capitals win over Carolina.

By Katie Carrera  |  09:57 AM ET, 12/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps-Canes, Five thoughts, Injuries, Joel Ward, Marcus Johansson, Nicklas Backstrom, Philipp Grubauer, Power play

Posted at 03:50 PM ET, 11/16/2013

Marcus Johansson a natural fit with Alex Ovechkin, Nicklas Backstrom

It shouldn’t come as a surprise that Coach Adam Oates kept Marcus Johansson on the top line for Saturday’s practice.

By Katie Carrera  |  03:50 PM ET, 11/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Alex Ovechkin, Injuries, Marcus Johansson, Mike Green, Nicklas Backstrom, Top line

Posted at 10:15 AM ET, 11/16/2013

Five thoughts on the Capitals’ 4-3 shootout win in Detroit

Notes and observations from the Capitals’ win in Motor City.

By Katie Carrera  |  10:15 AM ET, 11/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Alex Ovechkin, Brooks Laich, Five thoughts, John Carlson, Marcus Johansson, Nicklas Backstrom

Posted at 11:25 PM ET, 11/12/2013

Oates’s overtime adjustment pays off for Capitals against Columbus

How a change in the four-on-four pairings wound up benefitting the Capitals in unexpected ways Tuesday night.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:25 PM ET, 11/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Alex Ovechkin, Caps-Blue Jackets, Marcus Johansson, Mikhail Grabovski

Posted at 11:37 AM ET, 11/07/2013

Marcus Johansson settling in at center

It’d been a while since Marcus Johansson had lit the lamp in an NHL game that counted before he scored against the Islanders Tuesday.

By Chelsea Janes  |  11:37 AM ET, 11/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  capitals, Marcus Johansson

Posted at 07:31 AM ET, 11/01/2013

Marcus Johansson centering Capitals’ second line in latest forward combinations

A natural center, Johansson has rarely played the position during Adam Oates’s tenure.

By Katie Carrera  |  07:31 AM ET, 11/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Caps-Flyers, Marcus Johansson

Posted at 12:12 PM ET, 10/31/2013

Marcus Johansson is no passenger

The Swede has shown that he is maturing into the perfect complement player for Washington’s top line.

By Neil Greenberg  |  12:12 PM ET, 10/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Marcus Johansson, Statistical analysis

Posted at 04:30 PM ET, 10/25/2013

Marcus Johansson leaves practice early; Oates able to balance ice time in Edmonton

Notes from the Capitals’ practice in Calgary.

By Katie Carrera  |  04:30 PM ET, 10/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Marcus Johansson, Practice update

Posted at 08:16 AM ET, 10/22/2013

Marcus Johansson learning how to make his own impact on Capitals’ first line

The forward had “one of the best games” Coach Adam Oates has seen from him on Saturday. But he still has plenty to improve on.

By Katie Carrera  |  08:16 AM ET, 10/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Marcus Johansson, Nicklas Backstrom

Posted at 09:43 AM ET, 09/07/2013

Capitals re-sign Marcus Johansson to two-year contract (updated)

Washington inks its lone remaining free agent, signing Marcus Johansson to a two-year deal worth $4 million.

By Katie Carrera  |  09:43 AM ET, 09/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Marcus Johansson, Restricted free agents

Posted at 06:36 AM ET, 09/05/2013

Caps hope to sign Marcus Johansson before training camp opens

With a week remaining before training camp the Capitals have yet to sign restricted free agent forward Marcus Johansson.

By Katie Carrera  |  06:36 AM ET, 09/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  George McPhee, Marcus Johansson, Restricted free agents

Posted at 02:28 PM ET, 07/22/2013

Holtby, Green, Alzner invited to Canada's Olympic camp; Carlson, to U.S. camp; Ovechkin, Kuznetsov among Russia invitees

Three Caps are among the 47 invitees to Hockey Canada's orientation camp ahead of the 2014 Olympics in Sochi.

By Lindsay Applebaum  |  02:28 PM ET, 07/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Ovechkin, Alexander Semin, Braden Holtby, Evgeny Kuznetsov, Karl Alzner, Marcus Johansson, Mike Green, Nicklas Backstrom, Olympics, Sochi 2014, USA Hockey

Posted at 10:04 AM ET, 05/23/2013

Capitals season review: Forwards, Part I

A look at how the players who finished the season on the Capitals' top two lines fared and what the future might hold.

By Katie Carrera  |  10:04 AM ET, 05/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Ovechkin, Brooks Laich, Eric Fehr, Marcus Johansson, Martin Erat, Mike Ribeiro, Nicklas Backstrom, offseason, Season breakdown, Troy Brouwer

Posted at 10:07 AM ET, 05/22/2013

Breaking down the Capitals' restricted free agents

A look at the Capitals' restricted free agents.

By Katie Carrera  |  10:07 AM ET, 05/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Karl Alzner, Marcus Johansson, offseason, Restricted free agents, Season breakdown, Tomas Kundratek

Posted at 09:46 AM ET, 05/03/2013

Steve Oleksy has eventful playoff debut with pretty assist, puck to face

Steve Oleksy made quite the impression in his first career Stanley Cup playoff game with a perfect pass to set-up the game winning goal and not being fazed by a puck to the face.

By Katie Carrera  |  09:46 AM ET, 05/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2013 Stanley Cup playoffs, Braden Holtby, Caps-Rangers Game 1, Eastern Conference quarterfinals, Jason Chimera, Marcus Johansson, Playoffs, Steve Oleksy

Posted at 01:14 PM ET, 04/15/2013

Marcus Johansson 'a little sore,' leaves practice early

Marcus Johansson left practice early but is expected to play against the Maple Leafs.

By Katie Carrera  |  01:14 PM ET, 04/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brooks Laich, Groin injuries, Injuries, Joel Ward, Marcus Johansson

Posted at 02:22 PM ET, 04/06/2013

Capitals can't let Brooks Laich's absence slow them down

It's unclear how much time forward will miss with his latest lower-body injury but team knows it can’t dwell on his absence.

By Katie Carrera  |  02:22 PM ET, 04/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brooks Laich, Caps-Panthers, Injuries, Marcus Johansson, Mike Ribeiro, Nicklas Backstrom

Posted at 10:10 AM ET, 03/21/2013

Capitals reinforce power-play details before taking on Jets

The power play has been a source of strength for the Capitals this year, but the unit hasn't been quite as consistent over the past 10 games. So Coach Adam Oates put the Capitals through power play drills to reinforce the group's reads.

By Katie Carrera  |  10:10 AM ET, 03/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Alex Ovechkin, Marcus Johansson, Nicklas Backstrom, Power play, Troy Brouwer

Posted at 01:38 PM ET, 03/12/2013

Marcus Johansson on top line, Mathieu Perreault back in lineup against Carolina

Marcus Johansson is slated for top-line duty and Mathieu Perreault returns to the lineup against the Hurricanes.

By Katie Carrera  |  01:38 PM ET, 03/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps-Canes, Line combinations, Marcus Johansson, Mathieu Perreault

Posted at 11:07 AM ET, 03/11/2013

One-timers: Alex Ovechkin's rough game costs Capitals against Rangers

Notes and observations from the Capitals' 4-1 loss to the Rangers.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:07 AM ET, 03/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Alex Ovechkin, Caps-Rangers, Marcus Johansson, One timers, Steve Oleksy

Posted at 12:33 PM ET, 03/10/2013

Open thread: Capitals vs. Rangers

Discuss the game as the Capitals host the Rangers Sunday afternoon.

By Katie Carrera  |  12:33 PM ET, 03/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps-Rangers, Lineups, Marcus Johansson, Open Thread

Posted at 11:25 AM ET, 03/08/2013

Mike Green skates, Philipp Grubauer practices with Capitals (updated)

News and notes from Capitals practice.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:25 AM ET, 03/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Line combinations, Marcus Johansson, Michal Neuvirth, Mike Green, Practice update

Posted at 11:29 AM ET, 03/06/2013

Marcus Johansson cleared for contact; Troy Brouwer back on the ice (updated)

The forward was one of 11 Capitals to hit the ice for Wednesday's optional practice, but there still is no clear timetable for his return to game action.

By Andrew Simon  |  11:29 AM ET, 03/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Marcus Johansson, Troy Brouwer

Posted at 01:55 PM ET, 03/04/2013

Mike Green 'not feeling 100 percent,' Marcus Johansson close to being cleared for contact

Injury updates on Mike Green and Marcus Johansson from Coach Adam Oates.

By Katie Carrera  |  01:55 PM ET, 03/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Injuries, Marcus Johansson, Mike Green

Posted at 10:47 AM ET, 02/25/2013

Status updates on Backstrom, Green, Laich and Chimera (updated)

The Caps are on the ice for practice Monday morning but Nicklas Backstrom is missing from the workout.

By Katie Carrera  |  10:47 AM ET, 02/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Line combinations, Marcus Johansson, Nicklas Backstrom, Practice update

Posted at 10:17 AM ET, 02/21/2013

Mike Green 'game-time decision' against Devils (updated)

Notes from the Capitals morning skate.

By Katie Carrera  |  10:17 AM ET, 02/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps-Devils, Injuries, Line combinations, Marcus Johansson, Mike Green

Posted at 10:54 AM ET, 02/20/2013

Mike Green skates briefly during Capitals practice (updated)

Capitals defenseman Mike Green skates Wednesday morning but heads to the dressing room just 10 minutes into practice.

By Katie Carrera  |  10:54 AM ET, 02/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brooks Laich, Line combinations, Marcus Johansson, Mike Green, Practice update

Posted at 11:35 AM ET, 02/19/2013

Mike Green skates briefly; Brooks Laich and Marcus Johansson not at practice

Mike Green skates briefly; Marcus Johansson and Brooks Laich miss practice.

By Eric Detweiler  |  11:35 AM ET, 02/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brooks Laich, Marcus Johansson, Mike Green, Practice update

Posted at 01:30 PM ET, 02/16/2013

Mike Green's status uncertain for Sunday's game at Rangers

The Capitals defenseman skates briefly Saturday and may miss Sunday's game against the Rangers with a lower-body injury.

By Katie Carrera  |  01:30 PM ET, 02/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Injuries, Marcus Johansson, Mike Green

Posted at 11:11 AM ET, 02/11/2013

Marcus Johansson misses practice, won't travel with Caps to Florida (updated)

Forward Marcus Johansson is not taking part in practice just two days after sitting out against the Florida Panthers.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:11 AM ET, 02/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Line combinations, Marcus Johansson

Posted at 12:20 PM ET, 02/09/2013

Marcus Johansson scratched against Panthers, Mathieu Perreault and John Erskine back in

Notes from the Capitals morning skate and what lineup changes to expect for tonight's game against Florida.

By Katie Carrera  |  12:20 PM ET, 02/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Brooks Laich, Caps-Panthers, John Erskine, Marcus Johansson, Mathieu Perreault, Tom Poti

Posted at 09:50 AM ET, 02/06/2013

One-timers: Capitals searching for answers

Notes and analysis from the Capitals' 3-2 loss to Toronto.

By Katie Carrera  |  09:50 AM ET, 02/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Caps-Leafs, Karl Alzner, Marcus Johansson, Michal Neuvirth, One timers, Tom Poti

Posted at 03:17 PM ET, 01/31/2013

Marcus Johansson back in the lineup against Maple Leafs

After two games as a healthy scratch, Capitals center Marcus Johansson gets an opportunity to show he deserves to play.

By Katie Carrera  |  03:17 PM ET, 01/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Caps-Leafs, Marcus Johansson

Posted at 01:35 PM ET, 01/27/2013

Marcus Johansson a healthy scratch against Buffalo

After a rough start to the season, Marcus Johansson will sit out as a healthy scratch today as the Capitals host the Sabres.

By Katie Carrera  |  01:35 PM ET, 01/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Caps-Sabres, Marcus Johansson, Mathieu Perreault

Posted at 03:19 PM ET, 01/24/2013

Adam Oates looking for more from Marcus Johansson

Marcus Johansson will be on the fourth line as the Capitals take on the Canadiens as Coach Adam Oates looks for more out of him.

By Katie Carrera  |  03:19 PM ET, 01/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Caps-Habs, Marcus Johansson

Posted at 10:29 AM ET, 01/24/2013

Wolski joins top line, Johansson to fourth line (updated)

Coach Adam Oates has tinkered with his line combinations ahead of tonight's game against Montreal.

By Katie Carrera  |  10:29 AM ET, 01/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Ovechkin, Caps-Habs, Line combinations, Marcus Johansson

Posted at 12:31 PM ET, 01/23/2013

One timers: Caps fall 4-2 to Winnipeg

Notes and analysis from the Capitals’ 4-2 loss to Winnipeg.

By Katie Carrera  |  12:31 PM ET, 01/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Adam Oates, Alex Ovechkin, Caps-Jets, John Carlson, Marcus Johansson, Matt Hendricks, Nicklas Backstrom, One timers

Posted at 11:16 AM ET, 01/15/2013

Updated: Ovechkin, Johansson collide but both say they're 'OK'

Alex Ovechkin and Marcus Johansson give a scare Tuesday as they collide in a scrimmage but both have returned to the ice.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:16 AM ET, 01/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alex Ovechkin, Marcus Johansson, Training Camp

Posted at 10:17 AM ET, 01/09/2013

Alzner, Brouwer, Johansson among new arrivals on the ice

A total of 15 players are taking part in the informal skate Wednesday morning.

By Katie Carrera  |  10:17 AM ET, 01/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jeff Schultz, Karl Alzner, Marcus Johansson, Mathieu Perreault, Nicklas Backstrom, Training Camp, Troy Brouwer

Posted at 10:38 AM ET, 10/30/2012

Marcus Johansson signs with BIK Karlskoga in Sweden

Marcus Johansson signs with team in the second-tier Swedish league. He becomes the sixth Capitals player to sign overseas during the lockout.

By Katie Carrera  |  10:38 AM ET, 10/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Marcus Johansson, NHL lockout

Posted at 11:02 PM ET, 10/21/2010

Bruins 4, Caps 1 as Washington can't solve the Tim Thomas puzzle

Boston goalie Tim Thomas held the Capitals at bay.

By Katie Carrera  |  11:02 PM ET, 10/21/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Boston Bruins, Boston Bruins | Tags:  Marcus Johansson, goalkeeping

Posted at 01:04 PM ET, 05/17/2010

Video: Marcus Johansson rocks the white

Marcus Johansson received his Capitals jersey this morning from Coach Bruce Boudreau. He'll wear No. 90 and figures to compete for a job on the starting roster right away, according to GM George McPhee. "He had a very good season in the Swedish elite league this year," McPhee said. "We...

By Gene Wang  |  01:04 PM ET, 05/17/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Marcus Johansson