MONDAY'S STORYLINE: No one likes to be a healthy scratch. Wild Forward Nick Johnson has been through it a few times this year and it isn't fun.
After Minnesota's 4-3 loss to Calgary last Sunday, Mike Yeo said he wasn't happy with certain players and indicated someone would be sitting down as a healthy scratch during their March 13 game against Dallas.
That someone ended up being rookie forward Nick Johnson.
Johnson, who is tied for ninth in rookie scoring, watched the Dallas game from the press box and said watching the game from above helped him realize what he could do better on the ice.
Johnson was inserted back in the lineup Saturday against Carolina and had an immediate impact. The hard-nosed forward scored a goal and registered 4 shots on goal. He admits that sometimes during a season you can get complacent and his one game as a healthy scratch let him know there will be consequences.
"You watch and you realize you have been a little complacent, not all the way in," said ...