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Tyler Johnson has hat trick, Lightning win 4-3 to stop 10-game slide against Pittsburgh

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TAMPA, Fla. - Tyler Johnson scored three goals and the Tampa Bay Lightning snapped a 10-game losing streak to the Pittsburgh Penguins with a 4-3 win Tuesday night.

Tampa Bay, 3-5-1 in the last nine games, also got a goal and two assists from Nikita Kucherov. Ondrej Palat had three assists in the Lightning's first win over Pittsburgh since Nov. 17, 2011.

Johnson scored twice in the first and extended the Lightning's lead to 4-0 at 2:37 of the second with a 2-on-1 goal against Jeff Zatkoff, who replaced Marc-Andre Fleury earlier in the period.

Patric Hornqvist, Chris Kunitz and Kris Letang scored for the Eastern Conference-leading Penguins, who have 13 players out due to illness or injury. It was Pittsburgh's (16-1-5) first regulation loss to an Atlantic Division team since getting beat 5-1 Jan. 20 by Florida.

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