In a big Lightning win, Johnson measures up again

by Gary Shelton on December 23, 2014 · 0 comments

in general, Tampa Bay Lightning

Tuesday, 11:58 p.m.


There is a reason his recent tussle with the flu was so hard on the Lightning's Tyler Johnson.

Why, the virus was bigger than he was.


#9 Tyler Johnson_2Go ahead. Crack wise if you want about the Lightning's trophy-sized forward. Once again, Johnson made it smiling time in Tampa Bay Tuesday night. Once again, he reminded you what a young, talented hockey team that the Lightning can be when it is at its best.

One time.

Two times.

Three times.

Johnson's hat trick propelled the Bolts to a 4-3 lead over a tired, infirmed Pittsburgh Penguins team, not that you'll get a lot of sympathy by a Lightning team that had been winless in its previous 10 games against Sidney Crosby and company. The thing is, the Pens may well have been able to overcome the mumps; it could not overcome Johnson.

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