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Game Recap

Johnson helps Lightning even series with Red Wings

Saturday, 04.18.2015 / 5:58 PM

Corey Long - NHL.com Correspondent

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Johnson helps Lightning even series with Red Wings
Detroit Red Wings 1, Tampa Bay Lightning 5
Three Stars of the Game
Tyler Johnson
1st
G: 2Shots: 6
A: 0Hits: 1
PTS: 2PIM: 0
+/-: 1TOI: 17:49
Victor Hedman
2nd
G: 0Shots: 4
A: 1Hits: 2
PTS: 1PIM: 0
+/-: 3TOI: 21:28
Ryan Callahan
3rd
G: 0Shots: 1
A: 1Hits: 5
PTS: 1PIM: 0
+/-: 2TOI: 16:37

TAMPA Tyler Johnson scored two goals to give the Tampa Bay Lightning a 5-1 win against the Detroit Red Wings in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference First Round at Amalie Arena on Saturday.

Valtteri Filppula, Andrej Sustr and Alex Killorn also scored for the Lightning, who tied the best-of-7 series 1-1. Game 3 is Tuesday at Joe Louis Arena (7 p.m. ET; NBCSN, TVA, SN, FS-F, FS-D).

Johnson gave the Lightning a 1-0 lead at 3:05 of the first period on a power play after Tampa Bay defenseman Nikita Nesterov hit the post on a slap shot from the point and Johnson controlled the loose puck and put back the rebound.

His second goal came at 19:22 of the second to give the Lightning a 4-0 lead after scoring on Detroit goalie Petr Mrazek on a breakaway. Mrazek, who made 44 saves in the Red Wings’ 3-2 win in Game 1, was pulled for Jimmy Howard after the period.

Mrazek allowed four goals on 18 shots and Howard made 11 saves in relief.

Tampa Bay outshot Detroit 30-24 after outshooting the Red Wings' by 32 in Game 1. The Lightning did a better job of controlling rebounds and frustrating Mrazek. Killorn’s goal at 7:56 of the second period came off a rebound and Filppula, who gave the Lightning a 5-1 lead at 15:26 of the third, scored off a rebound of his initial shot.

Tomas Tatar scored the only goal for Detroit at 5:49 of the third period.

scoring summary
1st Period
03:05
TBL
PPG - Tyler Johnson (1) Wrist shot - ASST: Nikita Nesterov (1), Nikita Kucherov (1)
1 - 0 TBL
2nd Period
07:56
TBL
Alex Killorn (1) Backhand shot - ASST: Ryan Callahan (2), Steven Stamkos (1)
2 - 0 TBL
14:48
TBL
Andrej Sustr (1) Wrist shot - ASST: Valtteri Filppula (1), Vladislav Namestnikov (1)
3 - 0 TBL
19:22
TBL
Tyler Johnson (2) Wrist shot - ASST: Victor Hedman (1)
4 - 0 TBL
3rd Period
05:49
DET
Tomas Tatar (1) Tip-in - ASST: Kyle Quincey (2), Gustav Nyquist (1)
4 - 1 TBL
15:26
TBL
PPG - Valtteri Filppula (1) Wrist shot - ASST: Steven Stamkos (2), Nikita Nesterov (2)
5 - 1 TBL
Power Play Stats
Power Plays0/42/4
Power Play %23.8%18.8%
% on Road20.7%14.8%
% at Home26.6%22.9%
League Rank2nd14th
penalty summary
1st Period
00:31
TBL
Brian Boyle  Elbowing  - 2 min against  Jonathan Ericsson
02:37
DET
Kyle Quincey  Roughing  - 2 min against  Steven Stamkos
02:37
TBL
Brian Boyle  Roughing  - 2 min against  Danny DeKeyser
02:37
DET
Danny DeKeyser  Roughing  - 2 min against  Brian Boyle
02:37
TBL
Steven Stamkos  Roughing  - 2 min against  Kyle Quincey
02:37
DET
Kyle Quincey  Roughing  - 2 min against  Steven Stamkos
03:40
TBL
Andrej Sustr  Holding  - 2 min against  Gustav Nyquist
11:08
DET
Marek Zidlicky  Hooking  - 2 min against  Tyler Johnson
2nd Period
02:14
TBL
Anton Stralman  Tripping  - 2 min against  Tomas Jurco
09:37
TBL
Brenden Morrow  Cross checking  - 2 min against  Marek Zidlicky
3rd Period
09:35
DET
Luke Glendening  Interference  - 2 min against  J.T. Brown
14:00
DET
Gustav Nyquist  Hooking  - 2 min against  Valtteri Filppula
goalie stats
Petr Mrazek
SA: 18TOI: 40:00
GA: 4SV%: .778
Jimmy Howard
SA: 12TOI: 20:00
GA: 1SV%: .917
Ben Bishop
SA: 24TOI: 60:00
GA: 1SV%: .958