Johnny Boychuk is due for a goal. He’s currently goalless and only has three assists. He’s capable of much more offensively and he’s been launching rockets at opposing nets a lot lately. The offense will pick up for Johnny-B. We’re keeping the faith.
But, dear lord, has he been a physical beast on the ice — especially of late.
On Wednesday against the Filthadelpha Flyers, James Van Riemsdyk must’ve had a serious lapse in judgement as he tried to split Chara and Boychuk late in the game. This is an act of a desperate man… or Van Riemsdyk lost a bet at some point.
Then Thursday night against Tampa Bay, Mattias Ohlund decided to take on Ohlund. Boychuk dropped him like a hot kettle.
There’s no video of the incident that we can find, so we did an artist recreation of the event.
And last night, against the Leafs, Boychuk took a pass from Rex and just bulldozered over Francois Beauchemin.