For most of the season, he has been missing from the ice.
Just when you thought it might happen again after suffering a gash to the forehead Sunday night, however, Tampa Bay’s Tyler Johnson stood tall.
Johnson, who has played in only 26 games this season, had the first two-goal game of the season Monday night in a 2-1 victory over Toronto. Johnson, who had a terrific season a year ago, had scored only nine goals coming into the game.
It was the seventh straight victory for the Lightning – although Steven Stamkos had his six-game goal streak stopped – who are now tied with Florida for the Atlanta Division lead.
Backup goaltender Andrej Vasilevskiy stopped 31 of 32 shots.
The Lightning plays in Ottawa Thursday night before returning home to play the Carolina Hurricanes Saturday.