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Tyler Johnson's 2 late goals lift Lightning over Stars, 5-3 @NHLdotcom

DALLAS - Tyler Johnson scored two third-period goals, lifting the Tampa Bay Lightning past the Dallas Stars 5-3 on Thursday night.

Johnson tipped Brian Boyle's shot from the top of the left faceoff circle down between goalie Kari Lehtonen's legs to break a 3-3 tie with 3:37 remaining. He'd put Tampa Bay ahead 3-2 with a power-play goal at 12:27.

Nikita Kucherov scored into an empty net with 1:17 to go. Kucherov and Steven Stamkos each had a goal and an assist. Ondrej Palat assisted on Tampa Bay's final two goals.

The Stars' Alex Goligoski had a goal and an assist.

Stamkos and Victor Hedman scored on the Lightning's first two shots.

Dallas defencemen John Klingberg and Goligoski scored in the second period, and Trevor Daley tied the game at 3 in the third

Andrei Vasilevskiy made 33 saves for Tampa Bay. Lehtonen had 25.

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