TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- Tyler Johnson scored three goals to lead the Tampa Bay Lightning to a 5-2 victory over the Colorado Avalanche on Saturday night.
With the Lightning leading 3-2, Johnson doubled the advantage with 5:22 remaining and then completed his first career hat trick less than 2 minutes later. The rookie center has 16 goals this season.
Mark Barberio and Valtteri Filppula also scored for the Lightning. Martin St. Louis extended his point streak to 10 games with an assist on Johnson's second goal.
John Mitchell and Tyson Barrie scored in the second period for Colorado.
Sami Aittokallio made his first start this season and second of his career filling in for injured Colorado backup Jean-Sebastien Giguere (back). Playing three times in four days, Avalanche coach Patrick Roy had planned to give Semyon Varlamov, who made 34 saves in Friday's 3-2 win at Florida, the night off.
Varlamov replaced Aittokallio, who gave up three goals on 18 shots, to start the third period.