Johnson has 2 goals and assist, Lightning beat Islanders 4-1
TAMPA, FLA. >> Tyler Johnson had two goals and an assist and the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the New York Islanders 4-1 on Saturday to even the second-round series at a game apiece.
Lightning goalie Ben Bishop rebounded after being pulled in second period of Game 1 to make 19 saves. He gave up four goals on 13 shots Wednesday night in a 5-3 loss.
Jonathan Drouin and Victor Hedman each had a goal and an assist for Tampa Bay.
Nikolay Kulemin scored for the Islanders, and Thomas Greiss 27 stopped shots.
Game 3 is Tuesday night in Brooklyn.
After Islanders teammates Cal Clutterbuck and Nick Leddy collided at the Tampa Bay blue line, the Lightning got an odd-man rush that resulted in Johnson's backhander that opened the scoring 6:03 into the game.
Johnson extended the Tampa Bay advantage to 4-1 with a late empty-netter.
Drouin made it 2-0 on another backhander that trickled past Greiss at 11:55 of the first. It was the first career playoff goal, coming in his 13th game, for the third overall pick in the 2013 draft.
Kulemin's deflection cut the deficit to 2-1 on the Islanders' third power play with 4:45 left in the first.
Hedman stopped a 23-game playoff goal drought to give Tampa Bay a 3-1 lead during a power play at 11:59 of the second. His shot from the blue line went off New York's Calvin de Haan.
Hedman's goal came after Clutterbuck was sent off for goalie interference, a penalty that appeared to stun players on the New York bench.
NOTES: Tampa Bay D Anton Stralman, out since breaking his left fibula March 25, is skating before practice but is not ready yet to return. Tampa Bay also was without D Matt Carle, who sat out with an undisclosed injury. ... Islanders D Ryan Pulock (upper-body injury) missed his fourth straight game but could soon be ready to play. ... New York has allowed the first goal in seven of its eight playoff games this season.
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