Johnson shoots Lightning past Devils 7-6

NEWARK, NJ - OCTOBER 30: Tyler Johnson #9 of the Tampa Bay Lightning is congratulated after scoring the game winning goal in overtime against the New Jersey Devils at the Prudential Center on October 30, 2019 in Newark, New Jersey. The Lightning defe

Tyler Johnson scored 1:16 into overtime and the Tampa Bay Lightning rallied to beat the New Jersey Devils 7-6 on Wednesday night, avoiding their first three-game losing streak since late March 2018.

Ondrej Palat scored twice for the banged-up Lightning, who surrendered a tying goal to Kyle Palmieri in the waning seconds. Alex Killorn, Brayden Point, Anthony Cirelli and Mathieu Joseph also scored, and Curtis McElhiney made 36 saves.

Palmieri scored three goals and Jesper Bratt had two for the Devils. Sami Vatanen scored early in the third period for a 5-3 lead and Cory Schneider had 16 saves.

Johnson's fourth of the season came from the inside of the right circle.