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Marcus Johansson Named Second Star of the Week

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Johansson’s career year continues

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Per the NHL, Marcus Johansson has been named the Second Star of the Week for his work in the team’s four-game stretch. Johansson joins Chicago’s Artemi Panarin and Edmonton’s Cam Talbot for Star of the Week honors.

Johansson continues his incredibly strong season with a big week for himself, with more points (8) and assists (7) than anyone else over that span - including this beauty:

Here’s the team release on the honors bestowed upon Johansson:

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

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.