Marcus Johansson


For most of the Capitals, the NHL All-Star break affords an opportunity to find someplace warm to rest their bodies and their minds in preparation for the final three months of the regular season.


After a scoreless first period between the Capitals and Canucks, Marcus Johansson netted a goal off an assist from Andre Burakovsky. Watch it here.


Instant analysis of the Capitals’ 6-2 win over the New Jersey Devils Thursday night at Verizon Center:


Barry Trotz may know all of the metrics on Marcus Johansson, that he averages just 1.3 shots per game and that he managed just one even-strength goal on 54 shots last season.


We’ll have more after we speak with Barry Trotz following the Caps’ second practice session, but here are some news and notes from the club’s first practice at Kettler Capitals Iceplex: