Former Nanook Johnson bags another NHL win

Posted by DOYLE WOODY, on November 23, 2013 

Boston Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask, 26, is considered one of the world's finest netminders.

He makes $6 million this season, the first of an eight-year, $56 million deal.

Ergo, he plays most games.

But his backup, former UAF star Chad Johnson, got a rare start today and flourished.

Johnson, 27, stopped 22 shots in a 3-2 overtime win against Carolina. That raised his record to 3-1-0 with a 2.21 goals-against average and .917 save percentage. Those are fine numbers for anyone, especially fine because Johnson is only costing the Bruins $600,000 this season.

Rask? He's got decent numbers too -- 12-5-2, 1.62, .945, two shutouts. OK, awesome numbers.

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