After a bit of a drought to kick off his return to the Washington Capitals, Marcus Johansson finally broke through — and in perfect, fitting fashion.
With Washington trailing the Pittsburgh Penguins 1-0 just 45 seconds in the first period, Johansson tied the game 26 seconds later against the Capitals’ longtime rivals. It marked his first goal in seven games since coming over from the Seattle Kraken in the trade for Sprong.
Johansson drove to the net and chipped a bouncing puck past Tristan Jarry just 1:01 minutes in. Here’s the goal, which came unassisted:
First goal back as a Cap ☑️ pic.twitter.com/ygCBWo6202
— Washington Capitals (@Capitals) April 9, 2022
Here’s the strike, which came just 1:01 minutes into the game. Hee’s the unassisted strike:;
Johansson is now up to seven goals and 17 assists through 24 games this season.