Johnny Boychuk D NYI 2 weeks ago

Boychuk scored the game-winning goal in Tuesday's 4-2 win over the Sharks.

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Johnny Boychuk D NYI 3 weeks ago

Boychuk has registered two goals and added five assists in 15 games this season.

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Boychuk benefited from a heavy ...

Johnny Boychuk D NYI 1 month ago

Boychuk netted his first goal of the season in Saturday night's 6-3 win over the Sharks.

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Johnny Boychuk D NYI 7 months ago

Boychuk captured an assist, attempted four shots, and was credited with six blocks and four takeaways in Saturday's Game 6 win over the Capitals.

The assist gave Boychuk his first point since Game 1, but it was his work in front of the Isles' net Saturday that kept the team's playoff hopes alive. The Capitals had a golden opportunity to tie the game with around five minutes remaining in the third period, but Jay Beagle's shot ricocheted off the crossbar behind the Isles' Jaroslav Halak before Boychuk came in to whisk the puck to safety under Halak's body. Plays like that are precisely why the Isles were willing to pony up $42 million to keep Boychuk off the free-agent market.

Johnny Boychuk D NYI 8 months ago

Boychuk notched an assist, and prompted an interference call for two PIMs in Thursday's loss to Columbus.

Boychuck is paying significant dividends to fantasy owners in his first year with the Islanders. The 31-year-old blueliner has collected eight goals and 26 assists, both career highs. It's clear that Boychuk has benefited from a heavy workload (21:36 TOI average), with 2:44 on the man advantage.

Johnny Boychuk D NYI 9 months ago

Boychuk signed a seven-year, $42 million contract extension with the Islanders on Thursday, Arthur Staple of Newsday reports.

It was initially considered a radical idea for the Islanders to trade for the soon-to-be-free agent Boychuk in October following a losing season, but the surprising successes of both team and player prompted both parties willing to extend the union further. The $6 million cap hit is a hefty price to pay for an over-30 player in the midst of his first 30-point campaign, but even if the offense dries up by the latter end of the deal, Boychuk should still remain tough on the defensive end. With Nick Leddy agreeing to an extension a couple weeks earlier, the Islanders will now have their top defensive pairing in tact for several years to come.

Johnny Boychuk D NYI 9 months ago

Boyhuck notched a pair of assists Thursday evening in a 4-3 win over Nashville.

He picked up secondary assists on the game-tying and lead-taking tallies. Boychuk's already sitting on a career high with 32 points in 56 games this year, and he's been a reliable presence for your fantasy nets.

Johnny Boychuk D NYI 9 months ago

Boychuk scored a goal, added a power-play assist and went plus-2 in Thursday's victory over Nashville.He continues to build on his career-high point total, which is now at 28. Prior to Thursday's game, however, February had been a cold month for the blueliner, as he'd previously tallied just a lonely goal in nine games since the calendar flipped to the season's fifth frame.

Johnny Boychuk D NYI 10 months ago

Boychuk fired off eight shots but didn't pick up any points in a loss against his former Bruins mates Saturday.

The 31-year-old has been held off the score sheet for four consecutive games, but it shouldn't put a damper on what has already amounted to a splendid campaign. With 25 points in 42 games, Boychuk has already established a new career best for scoring in a season.

Johnny Boychuk D NYI 10 months ago

Boychuk (undisclosed) returned in the third period of Thursday's game against the Flyers, Arthur Staple of Newsday reports.

Boychuk appeared to injured his leg in the second period of Thursday's contest, and it appeared to possibly be serious after being helped off the ice. However, he has returned, so the injury must not have been serious in the end.