G - COL
Jonas Johansson was the winning goalie in Colorado's 4-1 win over the Montreal Canadiens on Thursday. He stopped 19 of the 20 shots he faced.
Hopefully this game will help restore some of his confidence after the 8-3 debacle that occurred the night before in Toronto. It was a relatively easy night for him but he backstopped the Avs to a win and that's all that matters. This is his third win of the season and should see the majority of the starts for Colorado as long as Darcy Kuemper is sidelined.
Jonas Johansson was the losing goalie on Wednesday as the Avalanche were crushed by the Toronto Maple Leafs 8-2. He stopped 33 of the 41 shots he faced.
Yikes. Johansson was called up last minute due to Darcy Kuemper being a late scratch and Toronto did damage. Not all the goals were his fault as there was a break away, a tip shot, and some excellent hockey plays by Austin Mathews. Not to mention the Avalanche as a whole looked like they were on the fifth game of this road trip, not the first. Regardless, Johansson looked like he had some very heavy hands and if Kuemper is going to be out for a while, Joe Sakic is going to have to figure something out.
Johansson allowed five goals on 37 shots against Columbus.
Backing up Darcy Kuemper, Johansson has gotten off to a rocky start in 2021, allowing eight goals with an .892 save percentage in his first two games.
Jonas Johansson was the winning goalie in Friday's 3-2 victory over the visiting St. Louis Blues. He stopped 25 of the 27 shots he faced.
Johansson would of liked to have the first goal back as he left a small gap open against the post and Mike Hoffman exploited it to make the score 1-1. He admitted after the game that it was a, "mistake" and shouldn't went in. He was steady after that and only allowed one more, which was enough for his first win since February 20th 2020. Hopefully this will help build his confidence up and he can be relied upon more frequently as the Avs backup goalie situation has been dire this year. Philipp Grubauer has been playing excellent hockey however.
Jonas Johansson stopped all 16 shots he faced through 20 minutes in the Sabres' first preseason game on Monday.
Johansson looked very good, but he's not expected to make the team. With Carter Hutton and Linus Ullmark as the top two, there's no room for Johansson. He's just a dynasty stash right now.