Latest Marcus Johansson News

Sharks re-signing Karlsson sets table for busy NHL offseason

Jun. 18, 2019 7:41 PM EDT

Erik Karlsson had no wanderlust to test the free agent market before re-signing in San Jose. "I never thought outside that box," Karlsson said. "I'm happy that it didn't get to that." A handful of other teams aren't so happy because the two-time Norris Trophy-winning defenseman would have been the best...

Year of parades ends in Boston with Bruins' Stanley Cup loss

Jun. 13, 2019 6:57 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — There won't be a third championship parade through the Back Bay, and it seems so long ago that people in the city were dreaming of a Boston Slam. After back-to-back wins by the Red Sox and the Patriots, the never-satisfied fans in this town coveted a chance to sweep the major sports prizes....

Bruins fall apart and give up early goals in Game 7 loss

Jun. 13, 2019 12:29 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Bruins will look back on a miserable three minutes all summer. The Bruins had it all lined up: a raucous home crowd as they hosted the first Game 7 of a Stanley Cup Final in their 95-year history and a fast start that provided a handful of excellent scoring chances in the opening...

Bruins force Stanley Cup Game 7 with 5-1 win over Blues

Jun. 10, 2019 12:44 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Facing elimination in an oh-so-hostile environment, Tuukka Rask and Brad Marchand stepped up for the Boston Bruins once again. The Stanley Cup Final is heading to Game 7 because two of Boston's biggest stars love the biggest moments. Rask made 28 saves, Marchand had a goal and an assist,...

Blues' Russian Two, Tarasenko and Barbashev, on verge of Cup

Jun. 9, 2019 2:17 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Slava Fetisov called Vladimir Tarasenko midway through the second round of the playoffs to deliver an important message. "I said, 'Listen, you've got a good chance to win this year, so you're gonna play 100 percent, maybe a little more,'" Fetisov recalled Friday. "'You get all your talents...

Bruins-Blues Cup Final Game 6 could hinge on officiating

Jun. 8, 2019 5:56 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Patrick Maroon doesn't want to go there. Not even about how the St. Louis Blues handle the roller coaster of inconsistent officiating. "I'm not talking about it," the usually talkative Maroon said. "If you want to talk about Game 6, I'll talk about Game 6." Except the St. Louis Blues and...

Lineup shuffling benefits Blues in Stanley Cup Final

Jun. 8, 2019 4:59 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Had Oskar Sundqvist not gotten suspended and Robert Thomas ruled out with a nagging injury, Zach Sanford might never have gotten a chance to show his stuff on hockey's biggest stage. If Vince Dunn not taken a puck to the mouth during the last round, Robert Bortuzzo might not have had the...

Special team: Blues penalty kill has them on verge of Cup

Jun. 7, 2019 8:09 PM EDT

Something is missing from Boston's power play. The uninterrupted puck movement and cross-ice passes to a wide-open David Pastrnak aren't there anymore. Torey Krug isn't getting the chance to fire away from the top. Patrice Bergeron isn't dominating between the faceoff circles like before. Boston rode its power...

NHL suspends Blues F Barbashev for 1 game for illegal check

Jun. 7, 2019 6:55 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The NHL has suspended St. Louis Blues forward Ivan Barbashev for one game for an illegal check to the head of Boston Bruins forward Marcus Johansson during Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Final. The check occurred 5:24 into the first period of St. Louis' 2-1 victory Thursday night. The...

Berube's Blues living dangerously, on verge of winning Cup

Jun. 7, 2019 12:49 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Craig Berube's bunch likes to live dangerously. In Game 5 alone, Ivan Barbashev got away with a high hit on Marcus Johansson and Zach Sanford got his elbow up into Torey Krug's head and avoided a penalty. Alex Steen went straight to the penalty box when he lit up David Krejci in the neutral...