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Capitals Insider Archive: Marcus Johansson

Marcus Johansson steps up with Nicklas Backstrom sidelined

Over the past month or so, Marcus Johansson's increased comfort level with everything -- the Capitals, the NHL, North America -- has been readily apparent on the ice. Perhaps no role has showcased how far the rookie center has come than his time skating next to Alex Ovechkin over the...

By Katie Carrera  | March 12, 2011; 5:25 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Marcus Johansson, Nicklas Backstrom  
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Boudreau says Marcus Johansson played his game, worked well with Alex Ovechkin

To say no one knew when Alex Ovechkin and Marcus Johansson would stop passing when an Oiler turnover gave them a 2-on-0 in the Edmonton zone might be an understatement. Everyone from Ovechkin to Johansson to Coach Bruce Boudreau joked about it, but after four passes the Capitals' star...

By Katie Carrera  | March 10, 2011; 10:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (76)
Categories:  Alex Ovechkin, Marcus Johansson  
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Marcus Johansson to center top line with Nicklas Backstrom out

With Nicklas Backstrom out for at least tonight's game against the Oilers, it presents an opportunity for Marcus Johansson to step into the top-line center role. Granted as everyone knows, Coach Bruce Boudreau can tinker with the lines at any point mid-game but for the start tonight it will likely...

By Katie Carrera  | March 9, 2011; 11:35 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (14)
Categories:  Alex Ovechkin, Marcus Johansson, Nicklas Backstrom  
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Capitals' speedy third line looks promising

Marco Sturm steps on it during the Capitals' game against the Blues. (Toni L. Sandys/Washington Post) After one full game together, the Capitals' newly-assembled third line has already shown plenty of potential. Jason Chimera, Marcus Johansson and Marco Sturm make up the so-called "Wheels Line," and all three have tremendous...

By Greg Schimmel  | March 4, 2011; 1:57 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (41)
Categories:  Jason Chimera, Marco Sturm, Marcus Johansson  
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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  | February 27, 2011; 12:24 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (52)
Categories:  Alexander Semin, Brooks Laich, Marcus Johansson, Mike Knuble, New York Islanders  
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Capitals finally cash in on the power play to defeat Sabres 2-1

Starting Sunday's matinee against the Sabres off 0-for-4 on the power play it would have been easy for the Capitals to grow irritated with their own inability to score despite a handful of what might be considered 10-bell chances that simply couldn't fool Buffalo's all-star goaltender Ryan Miller. But the...

By Katie Carrera  | February 20, 2011; 4:59 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (20)
Categories:  Bruce Boudreau, Buffalo Sabres, John Carlson, Marcus Johansson  
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Older Entries in This Category »

Five questions facing the Capitals, Katie Carrera , February 1, 2011
Capitals fall to Panthers 4-3 in overtime, Katie Carrera , January 11, 2011
Capitals' Marcus Johansson growing more confident, Katie Carrera , January 7, 2011
Semyon Varlamov first goaltender off the ice at KCI, Katie Carrera , December 28, 2010
Monday morning practice update, Katie Carrera , December 27, 2010
Semin, Gordon and Johansson not practicing for Caps, Katie Carrera , December 14, 2010
Secondary scorers step up in loss to Flyers, Greg Schimmel , November 21, 2010
Tom Poti says there's no timeline for his return, Katie Carrera , November 18, 2010
Boudreau: It is Fleischmann's 'turn to sit', Katie Carrera , November 17, 2010
Braden Holtby first off the ice for Capitals, Katie Carrera , November 13, 2010
Capitals recall Marcus Johansson, Lindsay Applebaum , November 10, 2010
Tonight's lineup: Flyers at Caps, Katie Carrera , November 7, 2010
Caps assign Marcus Johansson to Hershey, Katie Carrera , November 6, 2010
Marcus Johansson: 'It's boring' sitting out, Greg Schimmel , November 6, 2010
Notes from the Capitals' morning skate, Katie Carrera , November 5, 2010
Injury updates and Boudreau on Michal Neuvirth, Katie Carrera , November 4, 2010
Optional practice for the Caps, Katie Carrera , November 4, 2010
Morning practice update, Katie Carrera , October 14, 2010
Semyon Varlamov still out but progressing, Gene Wang , October 13, 2010
Marcus Johansson adapts to NHL's faster pace, Lindsay Applebaum , October 10, 2010
The home stretch of training camp, Katie Carrera , October 4, 2010
Capitals 5, Blue Jackets 3, Katie Carrera , October 1, 2010
Marcus Johansson looks to find a spot in Caps' lineup, Katie Carrera , September 28, 2010
 
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