Monday, November 10, 2008

Johnny Named NHL Star of the Week

Cap's goalie Brent Johnson was named one the NHL's Three Stars of the Week for his recent stellar performances against the Carolina Hurricanes and the Eastern conference-leading New York Rangers. A huge Hockey Mom high-five to Brent, who of course will be between the pipes facing his old pal Olie Kolzig tonight.

Here are the specifics from the team's press release:


Making three consecutive starts for the first time since March
2007, Johnson posted a 2-0-1 record with a 1.63 goals-against average and .953 save percentage as the Capitals collected five of six available points. He made a season-high 42 saves in a 2-1 overtime loss at Ottawa Nov. 4, stopped 32 shots in a 3-2 victory over Carolina Nov. 6 and made 28 stops in a 3-1 victory over the New York Rangers Nov. 8. Johnson improved his season record to 3-1-2with a 2.12 goals-against average and .929 save percentage in six appearances. Since Bruce Boudreau was named head coach on Nov. 22, 2007, Johnson is 9-3-3 with a 2.19 goals-against average and
.925 save percentage as a starter.

Let's hope that Johnny's "hot hand" keeps sizzling as the team takes on some familiar faces on the Tampa Bay Lightning roster tonight! More from Verizon Center later....

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