DETROIT (AP) With two splendid passes and a shot, the Tampa Bay Lightning covered the length of the ice in about six seconds - and offered their response to the laborious nature of the playoff grind.
Tyler Johnson scored that beautifully orchestrated goal in the first period, then added another in the second to lead Tampa Bay to a 5-2 victory over the Detroit Red Wings on Monday night, forcing a seventh game in their first-round series. The league's highest-scoring team during the regular season, the Lightning had looked ordinary amid the tight, disciplined structure of postseason hockey. But they had enough room to skate in Game 6 against the Red Wings, and Johnson was their biggest star again. (MORE)