Playing up against the Philadelphia Flyers, Johnson was steady, turning aside 30 of the 33 shots he faced.
However his biggest stop came in overtime and helped the Sabres pick up a third win in their NHL season.
That’s rookie Scott Laughton who was robbed by Johnson, and, as things tend to go in hockey, a big save at one end often leads to the game-winner at the other.
Only 33 seconds after Johnson’s miraculous stop, the puck was turned over by the Flyers as they entered Buffalo’s zone.
Sabres defenseman Carlo Colaiacovo flipped a backhand pass to send center Zemgus Girgensons in all alone who scored.
Just like that, the Sabres went from inches away from defeat to snatching a victory away from the Flyers. Buffalo’s win put them to 3-6-0 on the season.