Johansson posts second straight shutout

by Gary Shelton on October 27, 2023

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Johansson blanks another opponent./TIM WIRT

Friday, 3 a.m.

A little protection, and this Jonas Johansson guy may be all right.

Johansson posted his second consecutive shutout Thursday night, blanking the punchless San Jose Sharks, 6-0. Only four other goaltenders in the history of the Lightning have back-to-back shutouts.

So go ahead. Toast Johansson. Or, if you prefer, roast the Sharks, who are winless in seven games and have just eight goals on the year.

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Glendening scored his first goal./TIM WIRT

But be aware of this, too. The Bolts did their best job of protecting their goaltender this season.

Johansson faced just 23 shots, the lowest total he has faced all season. In the last two games, he has faced 55 in all. Not bad when you consider that he faced 52 in the loss to Toronto alone.

The defense had a memorable night for the Lightning, contributing eight points offensively and the the defensive shutdown.

Scoring goals for the Bolts were Brayden Point, Mike Eyssimont, Steven Stamkos, Nicholas Paul, Brandon Hagel and Luke Glendening.

The Bolts are home at Amalie Arena on Monday night against Seattle at 7 p.m.

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