Tyler Johnson scored twice as the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Dallas Stars 5-3 Thursday in a battle between the NHL’s top two scoring teams.
It was Johnson’s second goal of the game as he had made it 3-2 Tampa Bay (33-15-5) at 12:27 of the third on the power play but the Stars (23-20-8) responded 1:14 later as Trevor Daley’s shot found its way through Andrei Vasilevskiy.
Vasilevskiy stopped 33 shots while Lehtonen made 24 saves. Tampa Bay entered the game averaging 3.17 goals a game while the Stars averaged 3.14.
Nikita Kucherov added an empty net goal.
The Bolts went 1-for-3 with the man advantage while Dallas was 0-for-4
Defenceman Jason Garrison left in the game in the second period with a lower body injury and did not return.
The Lightning return to Amalie Arena Saturday when they host the Los Angeles Kings at 5 p.m.