The Washington Times - February 28, 2008, 01:32PM
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Bruce Boudreau

\ “I don’t think it is a decision that anybody didn’t think would happen,” Boudreau said. “We traded for a No. 1 goalie from Montreal and now we have two No. 1 goalies. Brent has always been a tremendous support system and can play and he’s going to be the same thing now.”\

\ Brent Johnson, who did go out on the ice and take some shots toward the end of practice, will not travel with the team. He said he was given the option but elected to stay home because he has family coming into town and wouldn’t have been able to get any work in at the morning skate in Newark.\

\ “[Not practicing] is one of the things I don’t like, but I understand it from the goaltending aspect,” Johnson said. “Obviously I want to be part of the team. I just feel like some guy comng in off the street kind of, but I get that if I was that other guy I would want my own net too. So you have to look at it that way. No one likes to share a net with another goalie and I know I wouldn’t like to do that. When I go on the ice, I just have to take advantage and get as much sweat out as possible.”\

\ — Corey Masisak