Tampa Bay Lightning Preseason Standouts: Jonas Johansson
It still isn’t ideal for a team to head into the regular season where its most experienced goalie has under 40 NHL games under their belt, but as of now, that is the situation the Lightning are in.
And there is plenty of reason to be concerned about Jonas Johansson holding up once the regular season begins.
But at least for one night this preseason, Johansson showed there is a glimmer of hope if he is between the pipes.
In his lone appearance against Carolina, Johansson faced 42 shots and stopped all 42 shots. These were not easy shots either, as he faced 13 high-danger chances, and Carolina’s expected goals from that game were 4.3.
Tampa doesn’t need Johansson to be the Big Cat for six months. They just need someone halfway competent for two.