TAMPA BAY, Fla. – Tyler Johnson scored a pair of third-period goals Friday night, helping the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Detroit Red Wings 5-2 in Game 2 of their first-round playoff series.
Ben Bishop had 30 saves for the defending Eastern Conference champions, who took the first two games at home despite playing without injured leading goal scorer Steven Stamkos and defenseman Anton Stralman.
A bloody brawl involving several players capped this one, with 14 penalties called — including a game misconduct on Justin Abdelkader — with 54 seconds left.
Game 3 is Sunday in Detroit, where the Red Wings won both regular-season meetings between the teams.
Johnson put Tampa Bay ahead for good barely two minutes after Detroit's Brad Richards made it 2-2 with a power-play goal. Nikita Kucherov and Brian Boyle also scored for the Lightning, who tacked on Alex Killorn's empty-netter with 2:14 remaining.