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Canadiens' Johnny Kovacevic: Bright spot in loss
Kovacevic scored a goal on one shot in Thursday's 5-1 loss to Florida. He added one blocked shot and two hits to his line over 16:48 of ice time.
Kovacevic moved in from the point to spoil Sergei Bobrovsky's shutout bid in the third period for his fourth goal of the season. The tally established a new career high for the defenseman, who scored three times in 77 games last year. All four goals have come in the last seven games, after Kovacevic began this season without finding the scoresheet over the first 16 contests. Montreal's blue line is responsible for 28 percent of the team's offense -- 18 of 64 goals scored.... See More ... See Less
Canadiens' Johnny Kovacevic: Snipes another goal
Kovacevic scored a goal on his lone shot over 11:10 ice time in Friday's 3-2 shootout win over the Sharks.
Kovacevic accepted a deft dish from Jayden Strublebefore rifling a bullet over the right shoulder of Mackenzie Blackwood. It was the third goal in four games for Kovacevic, matching last season's total over 77 contests. Third-pair defensemen don't typically score on a fifth of their shots, particularly one who had a 3.3 shooting percentage in his first full NHL season in 2022-23. As a result, fantasy managers shouldn't expect Kovacevic's offense to keep flowing.... See More ... See Less
Canadiens' Johnny Kovacevic: Scores back-to-back
Kovacevic scored a goal on two shots in Saturday's 5-2 loss to Boston. He also had one hit and six PIM over 16:33 of ice time.
Kovacevic took a feed from Christian Dvorak in the slot and had a couple of whacks at the puck before putting it behind Jeremy Swayman for Montreal's second goal. It was the second straight game with a goal for the blueliner, who scored in similar fashion Thursday. Saturday's game was a mixed bag for Kovacevic, however, as he was in the box when the Bruins scored their first goal. The 26-year-old has two points (both goals) and 10 PIM over 18 games.... See More ... See Less
Canadiens' Johnny Kovacevic: Logs first point
Kovacevic had a goal on one shot and blocked one shot over 21:27 of ice time in Thursday's 6-5 loss to the Golden Knights.
Kovacevic filled space in the slot and was in position to take advantage of a blocked shot to rifle his first goal. In fact, it was his first point since a tally Apr. 8 of last season. The stay-at-home blueliner is typically not involved on offense -- he has 16 points over 98 career games in the NHL.... See More ... See Less
Canadiens' Johnny Kovacevic: Finishes on top pair
Kovacevic blocked two shots and recorded a hit over 22:52 of ice time in Thursday's 4-3 overtime win against Columbus.
Kovacevic began the game on the second pair -- his usual role -- but was elevated to the top pair to play with Mike Matheson at the start of the third period. Kovacevic, a third-year blueliner, logged a season-high TOI and was entrusted to kill off a Brendan Gallagher penalty late in regulation that spilled into OT. Kovacevic is considered a defensively responsible partner that may be a better fit with Matheson than Justin Barron. With David Savard (hand) slated to be out until early December, Montreal head coach Martin St. Louis is looking for an appropriate partner for Matheson. He first tried the similarly skilled Barron but eventually landed on Kovacevic.... See More ... See Less
Canadiens' Johnny Kovacevic: Provides team's lone tally
Kovacevic scored a goal on two shots and added four hits over 22:18 of ice time in Saturday's 7-1 loss to the Maple Leafs.
After getting outshot 18-1 in the first period, Montreal was down 2-0 when Kovacevic lit the lamp early in the second. It was his first tally in 23 games and third of the season.... See More ... See Less
Canadiens' Johnny Kovacevic: Logs two points in win
Kovacevic notched two assists and had three shots over 17:53 of ice time in Saturday's 8-2 win over Columbus.
Kovacevic assisted on the final two goals for his 11th and 12th assists. He's had a respectable rookie season, staying healthy enough to play 68 of 73 games while leading Montreal's defensemen with a plus-4 rating and averaging 17:05 TOI per game.... See More ... See Less
Canadiens' Johnny Kovacevic: Logs assist in loss
Kovacevic had an assist and two blocked shots over 16:19 of ice time in Saturday's 5-2 loss to the Senators.
Kovacevic jumped on an Ottawa turnover in his own end and perfectly fed Nick Suzuki for a breakaway goal. The rookie blueliner has points in three straight games (one goal, two assists) and is up to 10 points through 54 contests. Montreal's defensemen have picked up the scoring pace in the last week, potting five goals and dishing seven assists over the last three games.... See More ... See Less
Canadiens' Johnny Kovacevic: Adds assist in win
Kovacevic had an assist, two hits and one blocked shot over 19:57 of ice time in Friday's 5-2 win over the Flyers.
Kovacevic picked up the secondary helper on newcomer Chris Tierney's goal with five seconds remaining in the first period. It was the second consecutive game with a point for Kovacevic, who has nine over 53 contests.... See More ... See Less
Canadiens' Johnny Kovacevic: Scores rare goal
Kovacevic scored a goal on one shot in Tuesday's 5-2 win over New Jersey. He added one hit and two blocked shots over 17:18 of ice time.
It was a big night Montreal defensemen, which contributed three goals. Like Justin Barron before him, Kovacevic scored on a nearly identical sequence. He moved into the slot and one-timed a feed from Jesse Ylonen for the Canadiens' second goal. It was just his second tally of the season, breaking a 28-game drought without a goal. The 25-year-old Kovacevic has just eight points through 52 contests.... See More ... See Less
Canadiens' Johnny Kovacevic: Snares assist in win
Kovacevic had an assist, two shots on goal and one blocked shot over 18:23 of ice time in Sunday's 6-2 win over Edmonton.
Kovacevic helped out on the first of Jordan Harris' two goals. It was his first point in 11 games and just the seventh of the season. He and rest of the blueline crew received extra TOI due to Arber Xhekaj (undisclosed) leaving the game.... See More ... See Less
Canadiens' Johnny Kovacevic: Helps on game-tying goal
Kovacevic had an assist, one hit and one blocked shot over 17:33 of ice time in Thursday's 5-2 loss to the Ducks.
Kovacevic's blast from the blue line went wide of the net, but Cole Caufield was well positioned below the line for a wraparound goal that tied the game early in the third period. It was the 25-year-old defenseman's fifth point and fourth assist over 27 games.... See More ... See Less
Canadiens' Johnny Kovacevic: Pots first NHL goal
Kovacevic scored a goal on two shots and blocked two shots in Tuesday's 4-2 win over the Kraken.
Kovacevic's first NHL tally opened the scoring at 12:56 of the first period. He wouldn't be the only player in the game to achieve that milestone, as Shane Wright responded less than three minutes later. Kovacevic now has a goal, three assists, 33 shots on net, a plus-5 rating, 26 hits and 24 blocked shots in 23 appearances this season. He'll likely continue to see bottom-four minutes, though it seems he's mostly solidified a place in the lineup.... See More ... See Less
Canadiens' Johnny Kovacevic: Generates assist in loss
Kovacevic had an assist, one shot on goal and three hits over 18:06 of ice time in Saturday's 5-3 loss to Edmonton.
Kovacevic was the secondary helper on Evgenii Dadonov's second-period goal. It was the third assist of the season for the blueliner, who skates on the third pair.... See More ... See Less
Canadiens' Johnny Kovacevic: Claims first point
Kovacevic had an assist, one shot on net and two blocked shots over 17:08 of ice time in Wednesday's 5-2 win over Vancouver.
Kovacevic registered his first point of the season on what looked like a harmless hockey play. He swung the puck along the boards in the Montreal end, and it eluded Jack Rathbone at the point, where a streaking Mike Hoffman got to the loose puck and led a 2-on-1 rush before beating Thatcher Demko low to the stick side. Kovacevic is one of several young blueliners gaining experience and skates on the Canadiens third pair. In addition to his one point this season, the 25-year-old has 17 hits, 14 blocked shots, 21 shots on net and two PIM over 13 games.... See More ... See Less
Canadiens' Johnny Kovacevic: Claimed by Canadiens
Montreal claimed Kovacevic off waivers from Winnipeg on Saturday, Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet reports.
Kovacevic could be land a spot with the Canadiens out of training camp after it appeared as though he would be starting the year in the minors. He skated in four games with the Jets last season.... See More ... See Less
Jets' Johnny Kovacevic: Surfaces on waivers
Kovacevic was waived by the Jets on Friday, Sportsnet's Chris Johnston reports.
Kovacevic only drew into four games with Winnipeg last season, going scoreless over that span, so he was always expected to begin the 2022-23 campaign in the minors. The 2017 third-round pick picked up 30 points through 62 AHL appearances in 2021-22.... See More ... See Less
Jets' Johnny Kovacevic: Signs three-year extension
Per PuckPedia, Kovacevic signed a three-year contract extension with Winnipeg on Friday.
Kovacevic spent most of the 2021-22 season in the minors, picking up 11 goals and 30 points through 62 appearances with AHL Manitoba, but he also drew into four games with the Jets, going scoreless over that span. The 25-year-old defender will likely once again spend the majority of the 2022-23 campaign with Manitoba.... See More ... See Less
Jets' Johnny Kovacevic: Sent to AHL
Kovacevic was demoted to AHL Manitoba on Tuesday.
Kovacevic logged 9:01 of ice time and was held without a point during the lone appearance of his recent NHL stint. The 24-year-old will rejoin AHL Manitoba, looking to build upon his 14 points over 33 games this season.... See More ... See Less
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