Chad Johnson, the backup goalie for the Boston Bruins, has yet to play in more than two games. However, that number will chance to three, as coach Claude Julien said Johnson will get the nod in net tonight as the Bruins face the Columbus Blue Jackets. According to ESPN Boston,
“It’s always nice to play in front of the home crowd and the fans,” Johnson said. “It’s always fun to be a part of that, a part of the Bruins, the atmosphere and energy of the TD Garden. It would be nice to get a home game, but for me it’s about getting as many games as I can and winning them and helping the team in any way I can.”
Julien has had great remarks for Johnson, and spoke with ESPN about him,
“If anything, he’s had a great attitude,” Julien said. “He hasn’t had a chance to play much, but nothing has diminished from his work ethic, attitude and demeanor. He still comes in as a real good team player every day, but that’s what you want to see from guys like that. You always hope when they do get their chance they make the best of it and get what they deserve and guys like that deserve success.
Johnson currently has a 1-1-0 with a 2.53 GAA and a .900 SP in the two games he’s played this season. He will look to improve upon those numbers tonight.