Boston, MA (SportsNetwork.com) – Chad Johnson returned to TD Garden and
backstopped his new team to a win over his old club.
Johnson made 14 of his 30 saves in the third period as the New York Islanders
held on for a 3-2 win over the Boston Bruins, who saw captain Zdeno Chara
depart in the first period for an undisclosed reason.
Last season, Johnson served as Tuukka Rask’s backup and had 17 wins with a
2.10 goals-against average and .925 save percentage in 27 games for the
Kyle Okposo, Frans Nielsen and Cal Clutterbuck scored for the Islanders, who
had lost two straight after opening the season with four wins in a row.
Milan Lucic and Chris Kelly had the goals for Boston, which was seeking its
third straight win. Niklas Svedberg, the backup to Rask this season, stopped
Bruins head coach Claude Julien didn’t provide an update on Chara following
the game. The towering defenseman completed his last shift with 8:12 remaining
in the first period. He delivered a check to John Tavares on his prior shift
and didn’t appear to be injured on the play.