In his last outing, Johnson allowed four goals on 19 shots in the Isles' 4-1 loss to the Detroit Red Wings. The Islander backup goalie has struggled since starting off the year with three wins in his first three starts. Johnson is 6-6-0, with a 3.43 goals against average and .886 save percentage.
Head coach Jack Capuano has seemed hesitant to start Johnson, even in games that would be logical for the team's backup to start in. Jaroslav Halak has started in 38 of the Isles 51 games this season.
Johnson has had some luck against his former team. In October, he backstopped the Islanders to a 3-2 victory over the Bruins in Boston. Johnson finished the game with 30 saves and a .938 save percentage. He was not in net during the Isles' 5-2 loss to Boston on January 29.
"It’s like playing against a family member almost," Johnson told reporters after the Isles' morning skate at TD Garden. "You know the ins and outs and you’re more competitive in a sense. Good to have these kind of games and it’s exciting to come back to an arena you know and an atmosphere you know, the players you know. It’s an exciting game to play."
As for the rest of the team's lineup, it will remain unchanged from Tuesday's win in Philadelphia.