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Chad Johnson | Goalie | #31

Team: Buffalo Sabres
Age / DOB:  (31) / 6/10/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 197
Drafted: 2006 / Rd. 5 (125) / PIT
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Chad Johnson allowed four goals on 28 shots in a 5-1 loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins on Saturday night.
Johnson hasn't had the best of times as backup for the Sabres. He's allowed four or more goals in four of his appearances this season. He still hasn't won since Oct. 15. His record falls to 1-5-2 with a 3.64 GAA and a .883 save percentage. Dec 2 - 10:21 PM

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Chad Johnson will get the start in Saturday's game against the Penguins.

Johnson has a 1-4-2 record with a 3.59 goals-against-average and a .885 save percentage this season.
Dec 2 - 6:20 PM

Chad Johnson was pulled after allowing three goals on 13 shots in Wednesday's 5-4 loss to Minnesota.

Johnson gave up all three goals in the first period, and he didn't come out to start the second frame. The Sabres goaltender didn't factor into tonight's decision. Robin Lehner was given the loss after he gave up two goals on 19 shots in the final two periods of the game. Johnson will enter his next outing with a 3.59 goals-against-average and a .886 save percentage.
Nov 22 - 10:13 PM

Chad Johnson is expected to get the start against the Minnesota Wild on Wednesday.

Robin Lehner was the only goalie on the ice for the Sabres this morning, which would likely indicate that Johnson will start. Johnson has a 1-4-2 record with a 3.36 goals-against-average and a .892 save percentage.
Nov 22 - 6:12 PM

Chad Johnson allowed three goals on 32 shots in a 3-1 loss to the Carolina Hurricanes on Saturday night.

It was the netminder's sixth straight loss this season. He hasn't been able to give his teammates a win since Oct. 15, despite having allowed only two goals in three straight outings. Carolina's third was in an empty net. Johnson's record falls to 1-4-2, with a 3.36 goals-against-average and an .892 save percentage.
Source: NHL.com
Nov 18 - 10:46 PM

The Buffalo Sabres will have Chad Johnson in goal tonight against the Carolina Hurricanes.

On the second half of a back-to-back, the Sabres have elected to give Lehner a breather. Johnson has terrible numbers this season, but he did only give up two goals in his last outing. He come's into the game with a 1-3-2 record, 3.55 goals against average and .855 save percentage.
Source: Joe Yerdon
Nov 18 - 6:55 PM

Chad Johnson made 27 saves on 29 shots in a 2-1 loss to the Buffalo Sabres on Saturday night.

Johnson has now lost his last five starts for the Sabres, despite only allowing four goals in his last two games. His record falls to 1-3-2 with a 3.55 goals-against-average and an .855 save percentage.
Source: NHL.com
Nov 11 - 10:45 PM

The Buffalo Sabres have announced that Chad Johnson will start in goal vs. the Montreal Canadiens tonight.

Johnson's last start didn't go so well, he gave up five goals in a 5-1 loss to Columbus. He's given up 13 goals over his last three starts and boasts a 1-3-1 record with a 3.84 goals against average and .878 save percentage.
Nov 11 - 5:01 PM

Chad Johnson allowed five goals on 38 shots in Wednesday's 5-1 loss to the Columbus Blue Jackets.

And just like that, Buffalo's two-game winning streak is over. The Sabres allowed the first four goals of the game before Seth Griffith finally solved Blue Jackets goalie Sergei Bobrovsky with under three minutes remaining in regulation. The loss drops Chad Johnson's record to 1-3-1 on the season. He'll head into his next appearance with a 4.07 goals-against-average and a .879 save percentage. Robin Lehner will remain the Sabres' starting goalie.
Oct 25 - 11:20 PM

Chad Johnson will get the start in Wednesday's game against the Blue Jackets.

Robin Lehner picked up a shutout against the Red Wings last night, but the Sabres opted not to start him in back-to-back games. Johnson has a 1-2-1 record with a 3.84 goals-against-average and a .881 save percentage this season. Buffalo is looking for their third straight win.
Oct 25 - 6:35 PM

Chad Johnson allowed three goals on 40 shots in Friday’s 4-2 loss to the Vancouver Canucks.

The Sabres were up 2-1 going into the second period, but they were unable to hold on to that lead. Johnson has dropped back-to-back games and he’s allowed eight goals in those two outings. The Sabres goalie has a 1-2-1 record with a 3.84 goals-against-average and a .881 save percentage.
Oct 20 - 11:43 PM

Chad Johnson will get the nod Friday night.

Johnson is appearing in his third straight game. He surrendered five goals on 31 shots against Vegas on Tuesday, so this is an opportunity for him to bounce back.
Oct 20 - 2:37 PM

Chad Johnson yielded five goals on just 31 shots in Tuesday's 5-4 overtime loss in Vegas.

Johnson was given a new lease on life when the Sabres offense erased a 4-1 deficit in the final 10 minutes of regulation, but the netminder couldn't take advantage. He gave up the game-winning goal to David Perron at 3:52 of the extra session to give Johnson the loss.
Oct 18 - 2:03 AM

Chad Johnson will get the start in Tuesday's game against Vegas.

This will be Johnson's second consecutive start. He stopped 25 of 26 shots in last weekend's win over Anaheim, so head coach Phil Housley is going back to him tonight. Johnson has a 3.67 goals-against-average and a .875 save percentage this season.
Oct 17 - 3:33 PM

Chad Johnson guided Buffalo to a much-needed 3-1 victory over Anaheim on Sunday night.

Johnson helped snap a four-game losing streak with 25 saves on 26 shots to beat the Ducks 3-1. He improves to 1-1 this season with a 3.66 goals against average and .875 save percentage.
Oct 16 - 12:46 AM

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4Evan Rodrigues
5Jacob Josefson
6Johan Larsson
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3Zach Bogosian
4Nathan Beaulieu
5Jake McCabe
6Josh Gorges
7Victor Antipin
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G1Robin Lehner
2Chad Johnson