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Chad Johnson | Goalie

Team: Buffalo Sabres
Age / DOB:  (29) / 6/10/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 196
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The Buffalo Sabres believe they're finally being rewarded for their hard work.
"For us to score goals now and get rewarded for the hard work we're putting in in the last bunch of games here, it's nice to see the guys have some smiles on their face and to know that we're getting rewarded," goaltender Chad Johnson said. "We're getting the bounces now and we're getting the puck in the net, so that's going to lead to wins." Buffalo picked up a 4-1 win over the Preds on Saturday night. Nov 29 - 10:17 AM

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Chad Johnson made 28 saves in the Sabres’ 4-1 win against the Sabres on Saturday night.

Lately, Johnson has performed quite well, posting a save percentage above .900 in seven consecutive appearances. Johnson gave up the lone goal in the first period, the game’s first tally. He has a 2.37 GAA and .913 SV% this season.
Nov 28 - 11:09 PM

Chad Johnson will face Nashville on Saturday night.

It'll be Johnson's second start in as many nights, and considering his .909 save percentage and 2.47 GAA, should make you search for a more favorable matchup. Even if it is against Nashville's stale offense.
Nov 28 - 6:02 PM

Chad Johnson stopped 27 of 28 shots in Friday's 4-1 win over the Carolina Hurricanes.

The 29-year-old hasn't played as often since Linus Ullmark was recalled from the minors, but he turned in a solid performance tonight. He has a 5-7-1 record with a 2.47 goals-against-average and a .909 save percentage this season. He doesn't start enough games to warrant a spot on your fantasy roster.
Nov 27 - 10:14 PM

Chad Johnson will be Buffalo's starting goaltender on Friday.

Johnson replaced Linus Ullmark during Wednesday's contest and went on to stop all 12 shots he faced. Johnson now has a 2.58 GAA and .904 save percentage in 14 contests this season.
Nov 27 - 12:17 PM

Chad Johnson gave up three goals on 32 shots in the Sabres’ 3-0 loss to the Stars on Saturday night.

Johnson gave up a goal in the first, then two in the third period to Jamie Benn. There aren’t many goalies who can stop Benn nowadays, so we’ll cut Johnson some slack. Johnson has a 2.70 GAA and .901 SV%, He’s not worth stashing.
Nov 21 - 11:54 PM

Chad Johnson will face the Stars on Saturday night.

Through 12 games and 10 starts Johnson has a record of 4-6-1, not terribly surprising given he tends for Buffalo. But he's given up 30 goals thus far and owns a .900 save percentage. Combine that with facing the Stars and you ought to steer clear of this matchup tonight if it can be helped.
Nov 21 - 7:17 PM

Chad Johnson turned aside 30 of 32 shots in a 2-1 overtime loss to San Jose.

Johnson has now stopped 70 of 73 shots this month. Overall in 2015-16, he has a 2.67 GAA and .900 save percentage in 12 contests.
Nov 14 - 10:15 PM

Updating an earlier item, it will be Chad Johnson not Linus Ullmark in goal Saturday night against the Sharks.

Coach Dan Bylsma has gone to the veteran over the rookie against a talented Sharks' squad.
Nov 14 - 11:39 AM

Chad Johnson turned aside 30 of 31 shots in Tuesday's 4-1 win over the Lightning.

It's Johnson's first career win against Tampa Bay, as he came into this game with an 0-3-0 record against them. The Sabres have given Johnson less work because of the emergence of rookie Linus Ullmark but Tuesday's performance might get him back into the rotation more often. The 29-year-old has a 4-6-0 record with a 2.75 goals-against-average and a .896 save percentage. He was named the game's third star for his effort.
Nov 11 - 12:00 AM

Chad Johnson will face the Tampa Bay Lightning on Tuesday night.

Across eight starts and 10 games, Johnson has posted a 3-6-0 record with 27 goals against. To wit, he's posted an .886 save percentage and a 2.97 GAA. It seems safe to suggest one can find a more favorable matchup elsewhere.
Nov 10 - 6:33 PM

Look for Chad Johnson to start in goal Saturday night against Vancouver.

Linus Ullmark started in Thursday's 4-1 loss to Tampa, allowing four goals in the first period. Although Buffalo coach Dan Bylsma was clear that Thursday's poor effort wasn't the rookie netminder's fault, we would be shocked if Bylsma didn't go back to Johnson for Saturday night's contest against the Canucks.
Nov 7 - 9:08 AM

Chad Johnson played the final two periods of Buffalo's game with Tampa Bay on Thursday night after Linus Ullmark was pulled.

Johnson stopped all 10 shots directed his way by the Lightning. Johnson appeared to be in danger of losing his starting job to the 22-year-old Ullmark, but the rookie allowed three goals in the first period on Thursday night. Johnson is a risky fantasy play, especially if Ullmark gets another chance to start.
Nov 5 - 10:24 PM

Chad Johnson did not get the job done on Thursday night, allowing four goals on 29 shots in a 4-3 loss to the Penguins.

In his first nine games of the season, Johnson has proven to be inconsistent. He is 3-6-0 with a .881 save percentage and 3.16 goals against average. Though the Sabres have not played the best defence in front of Johnson, they are sure hoping Robin Lehner's injury heals fast.
Oct 29 - 10:11 PM

Chad Johnson will be back in net on Thursday against the Penguins.

Eight games played and 23 goals against thus far for Johnson, man that's bad. But considering he has just two starts allowing four or more (seven to Montreal), six games with 12 goals against looks much better. His skill and team lies somewhere in the middle, making him still an unwise play against Pittsburgh.
Oct 29 - 6:24 PM

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3Marcus Foligno
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5Mark Pysyk
6Josh Gorges
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8Jake McCabe
G1Chad Johnson
2Linus Ullmark
3Robin Lehner