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Johnston gets first NHL point in Islanders win

New York Islanders left wing Ross Johnston (52) fights with Chicago Blackhawks left wing Ryan Hartman (38) during the third period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018, in Chicago.
New York Islanders left wing Ross Johnston (52) fights with Chicago Blackhawks left wing Ryan Hartman (38) during the third period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018, in Chicago. - Associated Press

Suffolk native drops mitts with Hartman

CHICAGO – Suffolk native Ross Johnston recorded his first NHL point Saturday night.
The former Charlottetown Islanders and Summerside Western Capitals forward picked up an assist on Brock Nelson’s goal 1:52 into the third period of a 7-3 win over the Chicago Blackhawks.
The six-foot-five, 235-ppound left-winger also fought Ryan Hartman midway through the final period. The 23-year-old two shots, two hits and 15 penalty minutes to go with the assist in 5:49 of ice time. He played his first NHL game during the 2015-16 season with the Islanders.

In 37 games this season with the Bridgeport Sound Tigers, Johnston has three goals, eight assists and 113 penalty minutes.

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