Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 1/26/14
Tyler Johnson’s noteriety flew under the radar for a good portion of his first NHL season. Now, however, the Lightning rookie might very well be on everybody’s screen when it comes to the Calder Trophy race. Johnson registered his first career hat trick on Saturday in Tampa Bay’s 5-2 victory against Colorado in front of an announced sellout crowd of 19,204 at The Forum. The Lightning have won three consecutive games for the first time since before Christmas and kept pace with Boston for a share of the lead in the Atlantic Division. Victor Hedman had his secodn consecutive three assist night, Valtteri Filppula had a goal and an assist while rookie defenseman Mark Barberio had his third goal in the past three games. Marty St. Louis extended his scoring streak to 10 games and Ben Bishop finished with 25 saves for his 26th victory of the season. But the star of the night was Johnson, who became just the second rookie in franchise history to record a hat trick, joining Steven Stamkos...
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