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Tyler Johnson | Center

Team: Tampa Bay Lightning
Age / DOB:  (24) / 7/29/1990
Ht / Wt:  5'9' / 182
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It shouldn't be any surprise that Tyler Johnson leads Tampa Bay in scoring in games played in New York during their series.
Johnson collected a hat trick in Game 2's victory, plus a picked up an assist in Tampa Bay's only goal in Game 1's loss for a total of four points. Nikita Kucherov leads the team with a trio of assists in games played at Madison Square Garden thus far. May 24 - 7:19 PM

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Tyler Johnson, Ondrej Palat and Nikita Kucherov have had incredible chemistry throughout the regular season and playoffs.

The trio developed such great chemistry this season, that they have taken a lot of the pressure off Steve Stamkos. "They are the same kind of player as me, so the more you play with them, the more you watch them and see where they are going,’’ Kucherov said. "So watching Johnny and Paly make a move, in my head I would do the same thing, so they probably think the same way as me.’’ The Triplets have combined for 25 of Tampa Bay's 48 goals this postseason.
May 24 - 11:31 AM

Through the first four games of the Eastern Conference final between Tampa Bay and New York, it's Tyler Johnson who leads the series in scoring.

Incidentally, he also leads the whole NHL in scoring. But in the series, he has four goals and six points. He recorded a hat trick in Game 2, and was riding a three-game point streak until being held off the score sheet in Game 4. Regardless, Johnson leads the NHL with 12 goals and 18 points in 17 games this postseason.
Source: NHL.com
May 23 - 8:32 PM

Tyler Johnson seems to have escaped serious injury after being slashed by the Rangers' Kevin Hayes.

Hayes applied his stick to Johnson's stomach during Friday's contest which seemed to temporarily hurt Johnson. The good news for the Bolts is that Johnson appears to be just fine and will play in Game 5 Sunday.
May 23 - 11:37 AM

Tyler Johnson tied a franchise record for a playoff goals in a year Wednesday night.

He netted his 12th goal in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Final against the New York Rangers, which leads the postseason. The marker also tied the club's high that Ruslan Fedotenko and Brad Richards set in 2004.
May 21 - 10:39 AM

Tyler Johnson has registered four goals and two assists in the first three games of the Eastern Conference Final.

The Rangers haven't been able to slow down the top line of the Lightning, but the Triplets have been doing this to teams all season long. Johnson, Ondrej Palat and Nikita Kucherov have combined to score eight goals and eight assists against New York thus far.
May 21 - 10:00 AM

Tyler Johnson increased his playoff scoring lead during Wednesday's 6-5 Game 3 overtime victory over the Rangers.

Johnson registered a power play assist and a goal on consecutive tallies, ultimately giving the Lightning a 3-2 lead midway through the game. He now has points in three straight games with four goals and seven points in that time. Johnson now leads the NHL with 12 goals and 18 points through 16 games.
May 21 - 1:23 AM

Tyler Johnson is the first player since Claude Giroux to score power-play, shorthanded, and even-strength goals in a single playoff game.

Johnson earned the first hat trick in Tampa Bay's franchise history on Monday to lead the Lightning to a 6-2 victory over the Rangers. He's having a spectacular playoff run with 11 goals and 16 points in 11 contests. That makes him an early contender for the Conn Smythe Trophy, although whether or not he's in the running for it will obviously be dependent on how success Tampa Bay is going forward.
May 19 - 12:14 PM

Tyler Johnson recorded a hat trick Monday night as Tampa Bay evened the Eastern Conference Finals with a 6-2 win over the Rangers.

Jonson's 10 goals and 16 points both lead the NHL during the postseason, but the leaderboard also includes Alex Killorn, who registered two goals and an assist in Monday's win, and Steve Stamkos, who recorded goal and a helper.
May 19 - 12:23 AM

Tyler Johnston had an assist in Tampa Bay's Game One loss to the New York Rangers.

The Lightning only managed to score one goal in the game but it was a big one at the time, as Johnson and Ondrej Palat connected to tie the game at 1-1. Johnson's magical season has continued throughout the playoffs. The 24-year-old now has eight goals and 13 points in 14 games in the 2015 postseason. Victor Hedman picked up the second assist on the Palat goal.
May 17 - 10:20 AM

During the three regular season games Tyler Johnson had against the New York Rangers in 2014-15, Johnson totaled six points.

Johnson was one of five Lightning players who had more points than the top-scoring Ranger, and he ranked second from the top. Johnson, who followed up a superb rookie game campaign with 29 goals and 72 points in 77 games this season, leads all scorers with eight goals during the postseason. Johnson has scored three goals and seven points in six career games versus New York.
Source: NHL.com
May 14 - 8:02 PM

The line of Tyler Johnson, Nikita Kucherov and Ondrej Palat has combined to score 17 of Tampa Bay's 34 goals this postseason.

Johnson leads the team with eight markers and Kucherov isn't far behind with six. Palat has recorded three, but he got better as Round 2 progressed. He picked up two goals and three helpers in the last five games of the series against Montreal. Shutting down "The Triplets" will be a top priority of the Rangers in the Eastern Conference Finals, but they also need to pay close attention to Steve Stamkos, who started to get going at the end of Round 2.
May 14 - 12:53 PM

Tyler Johnson feels that the fire is back in Tampa Bay's game after Game 5's 2-1 loss to Montreal.

"For whatever reason we haven't gotten angry until now. But it's time," Johnson said. "We have to have fire. Montreal has a lot of guys with that fire right now. Game 5 I thought we played a little bit better; it was something that we wanted." Johnson plans to use his speed and skill to create opportunities, which the Lightning have done for most of the year. He leads the playoff with eight goals and is tied for third with 12 points in 12 games.
Source: NHL.com
May 11 - 6:00 PM

Tyler Johnson was a little worried when his buzzer beater in Game 3 was being reviewed.

"I didn't even know it was that close to the buzzer," Johnson said. "I was a little upset when they were reviewing the goal because I didn't know it was that close, I didn't know they had to do that. But it was a giant weight off the shoulders. It's a fun time to go to overtime, but no one really wants to do it." Johnson gave Tampa Bay a 3-0 series lead after his playoff-leading eighth goal. According to Elias Sports Bureau, it was just the fourth time in league history a winning goal in the postseason has been scored with fewer than two seconds left in regulation.
May 7 - 10:08 AM

Tyler Johnson continued his brilliant postseason play Wednesday night, scoring with only 1.1 seconds remaining in regulation to give the Tampa Bay Lightning a dramatic 2-1 victory over the visiting Montreal Canadiens in Game 3 of the teams' Eastern Conference Second Round playoff series.

With the game seemingly en route to overtime, Johnson skated to the net, received a pass from defenseman Victor Hedman and wristed a shot past Montreal goaltender Carey Price for the win. Johnson now has eight goals and 10 points in 10 Stanley Cup playoff games this postseason. He's a leading candidate for the Conn Smythe Trophy as the outstanding player in the playoffs. Tampa Bay owns the Canadiens. The team has won eight consecutive games against Montreal and has built a commanding 3-0 lead in this best-of-seven series. The Lightning will advance to the Eastern Conference Final for the first time since 2011 with a win in Game 4 Thursday. The Lightning opened the scoring Wednesday, by the way, on Alex Killorn's third goal of the playoffs. The assist went to Lightning superstar Steve Stamkos. He now has six assists in the postseason.
May 6 - 10:45 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Steve Stamkos
2Tyler Johnson
3Valtteri Filppula
4Brian Boyle
5Vladislav Namestnikov
LW1Ondrej Palat
2Alex Killorn
3Cedric Paquette
4Brenden Morrow
5Jonathan Marchessault
RW1Ryan Callahan
2Nikita Kucherov
3Jonathan Drouin
4J.T. Brown
D1Victor Hedman
2Jason Garrison
3Anton Stralman
4Matt Carle
5Braydon Coburn
6Nikita Nesterov
7Andrej Sustr
8Mark Barberio
9Mattias Ohlund
G1Ben Bishop
2Andrei Vasilevskiy