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Tyler Johnson, Ryan Callahan lead early surge to lift Tampa Bay to 7-4 win over Columbus

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COLUMBUS, Ohio - Tyler Johnson scored twice and Ryan Callahan added a goal and two assists to lead the Tampa Bay Lightning to a 7-4 victory over Columbus on Saturday night, winning their fifth in a row and extending the Blue Jackets' losing streak to eight games.

Cedric Paquette, Anton Stralman and Brian Boyle also had goals, and J.T. Brown added a goal and an assist for the Lightning, who have outscored opponents 27-15 during their streak. Jonathan Drouin had two assists.

For the second straight night, Scott Hartnell had two goals for the Blue Jackets. Ryan Johansen added a goal and an assist, Nick Foligno also scored, and James Wisniewski had two assists.

Columbus had lost six in a row in regulation before earning a point in a 3-2 overtime loss at Carolina on Friday.

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