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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 saved 26 shots in a 5-3 win over the Tampa Bay Lightning on Tuesday night.
Johnson now has three wins in his last four games, including a win against the mighty Tampa Bay Lightning. His record improves to 4-9-3 with a 3.54 GAA and an .886 save percentage. Feb 13 - 11:49 PM

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Chad Johnson will get the nod Tuesday versus Tampa Bay.

Johnson was in goal for a 4-2 win over Boston on Saturday and he will face another difficult matchup in the high-scoring Lightning. He has won two of his last three games, but it's been a difficult year for Johnson. The Sabres number two goalie has a 3-9-3 record with a 3.57 GAA and .886 save percentage in 20 appearances.
Feb 13 - 11:26 AM

Chad Johnson made 25 saves on 27 shots in a 4-2 win over the Boston Bruins on Saturday night.

Remember when Johnson was struggling to get wins earlier in the season? The netminder now has two wins in his last three starts for Buffalo. His record improves to 3-9-3 with a 3.57 GAA and an .886 save percentage.
Feb 10 - 9:55 PM

Chad Johnson will get the nod tonight against the Boston Bruins.

Johnson's last start resulted in a 4-2 loss to the Florida Panthers. The Sabres are starting a back-to-back tonight and we'll likely see Robin Lehner in goal tomorrow night. Johnson has a 2-9-3 record with a 3.67 goals-against-average and a .884 save percentage.
Feb 10 - 12:57 PM

Chad Johnson stopped 28 of 32 shots in a 4-2 loss to the Florida Panthers.

Johnson didn't look good tonight and appeared to go down early on Denis Malgin's first period goal. The truth is, it's fair to wonder why the Sabres went with Johnson at all tonight considering Robin Lehner has allowed just two goals over his last three starts. Johnson's record drops to 2-9-3 with a 3.67 goals against average and .884 save percentage.
Feb 1 - 10:09 PM

The Buffalo Sabres will start Chad Johnson on Thursday.

It will be Johnson's first start since Jan. 22. He's left plenty to be desired this season, but he did turn aside 32 of 33 shots against Calgary in his last outing.
Feb 1 - 12:39 PM

Chad Johnson allowed just one goal on 33 shots in Monday's 2-1 overtime win at Calgary.

Johnson entered the game with a 1-8-3 record, 3.85 goals-against average and .878 save percentage, so this was a huge surprise considering the Flames were 7-1-2 across their past 10 outings. Despite the victory he isn't a recommended fantasy play should the team turn to him again on Tuesday in Edmonton. He'll need to string together a few victories in a row before fantasy owners in deeper pools can trust him again.
Jan 23 - 12:21 AM

Chad Johnson will be between the pipes Monday against his former Calgary teammates.

Robin Lehner has been struggling and the Sabres play again on Tuesday at Edmonton, so Johnson will get his first start since Jan. 5. He has made two relief appearances during Lehner's recent rough patch and he allowed six goals on 32 total shots. Johnson is 1-8-3 on the season with a 3.85 goals-against average and .878 save percentage this season.
Jan 22 - 2:24 PM

Chad Johnson will be a healthy scratch in Thursday's game against the Columbus Blue Jackets.

The Sabres will give Linus Ullmark the start and they'll use Robin Lehner as his backup netminder. Johnson is coming off his 10th consecutive loss on Tuesday night. He has a 1-8-3 record with a 3.76 goals-against-average and a .881 save percentage this season. Josh Gorges is also expected to watch the game from the press box.
Jan 11 - 6:44 PM

Chad Johnson lost his 10th straight decision for the Buffalo Sabres in a 7-4 loss to the Winnipeg Jets on Tuesday night.

Johnson still has yet to win a game since Oct. 15. He came in the net in relief for Robin Lehner in the loss. His record falls to 1-8-3 with 3.76 GAA and an .881 save percentage.
Jan 9 - 10:20 PM

Chad Johnson made 25 saves on 29 shots in a 4-3 loss to the Winnipeg Jets on Friday.

Johnson lost yet again for the Sabres, and still hasn't won since October. Johnson's record falls to 1-7-3 with a 3.71 goals-against-average and an .883 save percentage on the season.
Jan 5 - 11:23 PM

Chad Johnson will start for the Buffalo Sabres on Friday night against the Winnipeg Jets.

Chad Johnson last won a game Oct. 15, allowing one goal in a win over the Anaheim Ducks. Johnson hasn't even been a reliable backup option for his own club, let alone the possibility of him being one for your fantasy club. He's 1-6-3 with no shutouts, 3.68 GAA, and an .884 save percentage.
Source: NHL.com
Jan 5 - 6:25 PM

Chad Johnson allowed four goals on 38 shots in Saturday's 4-2 setback in Carolina.

The Sabres have won just once in Johnson's 13 appearances this season, including losses in each of his past nine starts dating back to his lone win Oct. 15 in Anaheim. It's been a tough road for Johnson, and he isn't a recommended fantasy option in any format at this point. In three December starts he has yielded 13 goals in three losses, and he is 0-2-1 with 11 goals allowed in three meetings with Carolina this season.
Sat, Dec 23, 2017 09:50:00 PM

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

Johnson's last start resulted in a 5-4 overtime loss to the same Carolina Hurricanes. He has only picked up one win this season, posting a 1-5-3 record with a 3.76 goals against average and a .880 save percentage.
Sat, Dec 23, 2017 04:48:00 PM

Chad Johnson allowed five goals on 34 shots in Friday's 5-4 overtime loss to the Carolina Hurricanes.

The Sabres held a 2-1 lead very early in the third period, but they watched as Carolina scored the next three goals. Thanks to Jack Eichel's two goals, Buffalo was able to tie the game at four before eventually losing in overtime. Johnson now owns a 1-5-3 record with a 3.76 goals-against-average and a .880 save percentage this season. He hasn't won a game since Oct. 15.
Fri, Dec 15, 2017 10:51:00 PM

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PosRoleName
C1Jack Eichel
2Ryan O'Reilly
3Sam Reinhart
4Evan Rodrigues
5Jacob Josefson
6Johan Larsson
LW1Evander Kane
2Benoit Pouliot
3Zemgus Girgensons
4Nicholas Baptiste
5Jordan Nolan
6Scott Wilson
RW1Kyle Okposo
2Jason Pominville
3Justin Bailey
D1Rasmus Ristolainen
2Marco Scandella
3Zach Bogosian
4Nathan Beaulieu
5Jake McCabe
6Josh Gorges
7Victor Antipin
8Casey Nelson
9Justin Falk
10Taylor Fedun
G1Robin Lehner
2Chad Johnson