Found November 17, 2013 on Pro Sports Daily:
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Marcus Johansson appears to have reclaimed his spot on the Washington Capitals top line. Coach Adam Oates put the fleet-footed forward there in the third period Friday night, a decision that paid immediate dividends when Alex Ovechkin scored on his first shift, and Johansson was working the Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom again during Saturday’s skate at Kettler. Johansson, 23, has clearly established chemistry and confidence playing with Washington’s top two players. “We played together quite a bit now, it’s the same with everyone, the more you play together the more you know where to find each other and I think it just kind of starts to come naturally,” said Johansson, who is second on the team with 15 assists through the first 20 games. “My confidence is a little bit better,” Johansson added. “But I think that comes with playing more, you get more comfortable in every situation and the more you play the better you feel.” Prior to the brief hiatus from their company that lasted...
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