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Johansen has Jackets on the board

Breakout season by 21-year-old has Blue Jackets putting scare in Penguins

Updated: April 21, 2014, 11:56 AM ET
By Scott Burnside | ESPN.com

COLUMBUS -- Early in the season, someone asked Columbus Blue Jackets head coach Todd Richards which player needed to step up with a big season -- other than defending Vezina Trophy winner Sergei Bobrovsky..

The answer came quickly and without hesitation: Ryan Johansen.

It might have seemed like a lot to ask of the fourth-overall pick in the 2010 draft.

After all, Johansen managed just 14 goals and 33 points in his first 107 games for the Blue Jackets.

But Richards was ...

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