Marcus Johansson C WAS 3 Months

Johansson extended his point streak to three games by scoring his ninth goal of the season and adding an assist in Friday's win over the Islanders.

Aside from a recent four-game pointless drought, Johansson has been very consistent this season, delivering nine goals and 16 points in 22 games. The second-liner, who plays on the top power-play unit, could hit the 30-goal and 60-point mark for the first time in his career.

Marcus Johansson C WAS 3 Months

Johansson assisted on a goal and attempted five shots in Saturday's 2-1 loss to the Sabres.

The assist ended a season-long four-game streak without a point, but Johansson's fantasy owners aren't about to complain. Thanks to a dramatic rise in shot attempts (1.33 per game in 2013-14, 2.35 this season), the 24-year-old has emerged as one of the primary offensive threats for the Capitals. His 13 points rank third on the team behind Nicklas Backstrom (19) and Alex Ovechkin (18).

Marcus Johansson C WAS 4 Months

Johansson scored a pair of goals in Tuesday's win over the Devils.

He's been a goal-scoring machine lately, ripping off six in the last seven games, with three assists to boot. Johansson's on a career-best scoring pace, working well with Andre Burakovsky and Troy Brouwer on the Caps' second line.

Marcus Johansson C WAS 4 Months

Johansson picked up a goal and an assist in Friday's 3-2 road win over Chicago.

The 24-year-old Swede is on quite the tear, rattling off six points in his last four games. Johansson is seeing time on the Caps' top power-play unit and skating on a capable second line with Andre Burakovsky and Troy Brouwer, so his stock is clearly on the rise. Keep an eye on him.

Marcus Johansson C WAS 4 Months

Johansson scored a game tying goal in the second period of Tuesday's 4-3 overtime loss to the Flames.

It was more of a fluke than anything else, as Johansson fired it into the boards before the puck bounced off a skate and into the net, but it was his fifth of the season nonetheless. He now has four points in his last three contests, and appears well on his way to breaking his career high of 14 goals.

Marcus Johansson C WAS 4 Months

Johansson scored a goal and added an assist in Saturday's loss to the Lightning.

But loss aside, he has three points in his last couple games and six, including four goals, in his last seven. Check your wire.

Marcus Johansson C WAS 5 Months

Johansson scored the game-winning goal in Washington's 6-2 effort over visiting New Jersey.

It was Johansson's second goal of the season and his second in consecutive games. Head coach Barry Trotz urged Johansson to shoot the puck more this season, and the former 24th overall pick in 2009 has heeded the new coach's message. Though he's not playing on the top line this season as he was last year, he seems to be forming good chemistry with rookie center Andre Burakovsky on the team's second unit and is getting work with the first power-play unit with the aforementioned Ovechkin and Backstrom. While he's playing well, Johansson may be worth a look in deeper leagues at this point.

Marcus Johansson C WAS 5 Months

Johansson finished with three shot attempts and his first goal of the season in Tuesday's loss to the Sharks.

Johansson was one of the three Capitals to find the net during a four-and-a-half minute stretch of the second period. The 24-year-old was pushed out to left wing in training camp after coach Barry Trotz settled on Andre Burakovsky as his second-line center, but Johansson's output doesn't figure to diminish significantly with the transition.

Marcus Johansson C WAS 5 Months

Coach Barry Trotz said Johansson would move from center to wing this season, Chelsea Janes of the Washington Post reports.

It appears Trotz has settled on talented rookie Evgeny Kuznetsov as his second-line center, resulting in the position change for Johansson, who lost out on the job battle.

Marcus Johansson C WAS 5 Months

Capitals head coach Barry Trotz indicated Johansson and Evgeny Kuznetsov are going "head to head" for the second-line center position during a press conference prior to Monday night's preseason game against the Flyers.

Johansson spent most of last season alongside Alex Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom on the team's top line, but the new regime seems to think Johansson could contend for the second-line center job. It's worth noting that Johansson has been handed that role before and failed to generate the kind of production needed to keep the job. Keep an eye on this battle through training camp, as Johansson needs to be on a scoring line to have much fantasy impact.