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Tyler Johnson | Center | #9

Team: Tampa Bay Lightning
Age / DOB:  (26) / 7/29/1990
Ht / Wt:  5'8' / 185
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Tyler Johnson scored a goal and an assist in Sunday's 4-3 OT win over Pittsburgh in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Final.
Johnson picked up the primary assist on Nikita Kucherov's game-tying goal with less than four minutes remaining in regulation before adding the game-winner in overtime. Jason Garrison took the initial shot in the extra frame that went off Johnson and in the net. The 25-year-old has seven goals and 17 points in 15 games this postseason. The series now shifts back to Tampa with the Bolts just one win away from going back to the Stanley Cup Final. May 22 - 11:24 PM

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Despite taking a puck to the face in warmups, Tyler Johnson had a terrific Game 4 on Friday night according to his coach.

The Bolts can't seem to catch a break on the injury front, as they're already without Steven Stamkos and Ben Bishop. Luckily for Tampa, Johnson got stitched up and joined the team in the first period and eventually scored the game-winner. "When somebody came in and told me what had happened, it was just almost one of those, you know, I should just expect this to happen," Lightning coach Jon Cooper said of Johnson taking a puck to the face. "Now the talk is somebody should shoot one in Johnny's mouth in warmups in Game 5, because I thought he had a (great) game." We're pretty sure Cooper was just kidding.
May 22 - 9:46 AM

When Tyler Johnson scores in a playoff game good things happen for the Lightning.

In fact, in the past two postseasons Tampa has an 11-1 record when Johnson bulges the twine. It is clear that the Penguins should concentrate their efforts on stopping Johnson if they are to dispose of the Lightning this playoff season.
May 21 - 10:37 AM

Tyler Johnson scored the game-winning goal in Friday's 4-3 win over the Penguins in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Final.

Johnson's night didn't get off to a good start, as he needed stitches after taking a puck to the face during the pregame warmup, but it got better from there. Johnson gave the Bolts a 4-0 lead with his goal at the 17:48 mark of the second period. At that point, it seemed like the Lightning would run away with the game, but Pittsburgh scored three unanswered goals in the final frame to make the game interesting. Johnson has six goals and 15 points in 14 games this postseason. Ryan Callahan, Andrej Sustr and Jonathan Drouin also scored for the Tampa Bay. The series is now tied 2-2 with Game 5 going Sunday night in Pittsburgh.
May 20 - 11:10 PM

Tyler Johnson has a straightforward idea of how Tampa Bay can close the gap against Pittsburgh.

"Mimic what they're doing," Johnson said. "They're playing our game. We've just got to be better at it." Pittsburgh has taken a 2-1 series lead after managing 40-plus shots in back-to-back games. The Lightning are capable of being a strong possession team though and we might see that side of them in Game 4 Friday night.
May 20 - 11:36 AM

Tyler Johnson will be good to go for Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Final on Monday night.

He practiced on Sunday after he missed some of Friday's game because of a knee-to-knee hit from Pittsburgh's Chris Kunitz.
May 16 - 10:15 AM

The Tampa Bay Lightning know that when they use their speed, they're tough to beat.

The Bolts did just that in Saturday's Game 2 win over the New York Islanders. They were led by center Tyler Johnson, who had two goals and an assist in the game. "We might not be the biggest team, we might not hit all the time, but when we use our speed and we're relentless, that's annoying to play against," said Johnson. "I hate when teams are that way as well. When we're moving our feet, when we're working together, reading off each other and creating no time and space for the other team, that's huge." The best-of-seven series is tied 1-1.
May 1 - 10:03 AM

Tyler Johnson led the Lightning past the Islanders 4-1 in Saturday's Game 2.

Johnson scored the game's opening tally, and the game's final for his two goals. He also added an assist in between. Johnson now has four goals and 10 points through seven games thus far.
Apr 30 - 6:37 PM

Tyler Johnson, who is recovered from the flu, was on the ice for Sunday's practice.

Johnson left the bench twice during Game 4 because of the flu bug. "That's the great thing about being able to win in five. You get a lot of time to rest, a lot of time to recover," he said. "It was desperately needed for our squad."
Apr 25 - 12:11 PM

Tyler Johnson didn't register a shot on goal in Sunday's 2-0 loss to the Detroit Red Wings in Game 3 of their best-of-seven series.

Johnson carved up the Red Wings in Games 1 and 2, but he couldn't find any openings in the third game. Johnson finished the game with four penalty minutes, one hit and a miserable 39 percent face-off percentage in 19:43 of ice time. Despite the loss, the Bolts still lead the series 2-1. Game 4 goes Tuesday night in Detroit.
Apr 17 - 10:28 PM

With his four points in Friday's game, Tyler Johnson has tied a Tampa playoff scoring record.

That ties a number of players for the most points by a Tampa skater in a playoff game. Johnson is proving that his last season's playoff performance was not a fluke. He has six points already in just two games.
Apr 16 - 11:10 AM

Tyler Johnson scored two goals and two assists in Tampa Bay's 5-2 win over Detroit in Game 2.

What an incredible performance from Johnson. He assisted on goals by Nikita Kucherov and Alex Killorn in the first and third periods. He also added the go-ahead goal and insurance marker in the final frame. The 25-year-old is off to a red-hot start in the 2016 postseason. He has two goals and six points in the first two games of the series. The Bolts took care of business at home and they now head to Detroit with a 2-0 lead in the best-of-seven series.
Apr 15 - 10:08 PM

Tyler Johnson registered two assists to help the Lightning take Game 1 from Detroit by a score of 3-2.

He was back in the lineup after recovering from an upper-body injury and didn't appear to have any lingering issues. Johnson generated plenty of offense in the contest and finished with a plus-3 rating.
Apr 14 - 10:21 AM

Tyler Johnson (upper body) is in the Lightning's lineup for Game 1.

Johnson was listed as a game-time decision, but the reports we got earlier in the day made this outcome seem likely. He had 14 goals and 38 points in 69 regular season contests.
Apr 13 - 7:07 PM

Tyler Johnson (upper body) is taking part in Tampa Bay's pregame warmup.

We don't have confirmation that Johnson will play yet, but it seems likely. He also was on the ice Wednesday morning and felt good afterwards.
Apr 13 - 6:53 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Steven Stamkos
2Tyler Johnson
3Valtteri Filppula
4Brian Boyle
LW1Ondrej Palat
2Alex Killorn
3Vladislav Namestnikov
4Jonathan Drouin
5Cory Conacher
6Cedric Paquette
RW1Nikita Kucherov
2Ryan Callahan
3J.T. Brown
4Erik Condra
5Jeremy Morin
6Joel Vermin
D1Victor Hedman
2Anton Stralman
3Jason Garrison
4Braydon Coburn
5Nikita Nesterov
6Andrej Sustr
7Slater Koekkoek
G1Ben Bishop
2Andrei Vasilevskiy