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Johnson scores twice late, including in OT and Lightning tie series with 3-2 win over Detroit

  • Tampa Bay Lightning center Tyler Johnson (9) celebrates his goal against the Detroit Red Wings during the third period of Game 4 of a first-round NHL Stanley Cup hockey playoff series Thursday, April 23, 2015, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

    Tampa Bay Lightning center Tyler Johnson (9) celebrates his goal against the Detroit Red Wings during the third period of Game 4 of a first-round NHL Stanley Cup hockey playoff series Thursday, April 23, 2015, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)  (The Associated Press)

  • Tampa Bay Lightning left wing Ondrej Palat (18) celebrates his goal against the Detroit Red Wings during the third period of Game 4 of a first-round NHL Stanley Cup hockey playoff series Thursday, April 23, 2015, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

    Tampa Bay Lightning left wing Ondrej Palat (18) celebrates his goal against the Detroit Red Wings during the third period of Game 4 of a first-round NHL Stanley Cup hockey playoff series Thursday, April 23, 2015, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)  (The Associated Press)

  • Tampa Bay Lightning left wing Ondrej Palat (18) scores on Detroit Red Wings goalie Petr Mrazek (34) during the third period of Game 4 of a first-round NHL Stanley Cup hockey playoff series Thursday, April 23, 2015, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

    Tampa Bay Lightning left wing Ondrej Palat (18) scores on Detroit Red Wings goalie Petr Mrazek (34) during the third period of Game 4 of a first-round NHL Stanley Cup hockey playoff series Thursday, April 23, 2015, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)  (The Associated Press)

Tyler Johnson led a stirring Tampa Bay rally late in regulation, then scored 2:25 into overtime to lift the Lightning to a 3-2 victory over the Detroit Red Wings on Thursday night, evening their playoff series at 2-2.

The Red Wings led 2-0 in the third period before Johnson scored with 5:26 remaining. He then assisted on Ondrej Palat's tying goal 77 seconds later.

Early in the extra session, defenseman Victor Hedman led an odd-man rush from the right side and slid the puck across the goal mouth. It deflected ever so slightly off goalie Petr Mrazek, but Johnson was able to shoot into an open net from a tough angle for his fourth goal of the series.

Gustav Nyquist and Joakim Andersson scored in the second period for Detroit. Andersson's goal came in fluky fashion when goalie Ben Bishop knocked it in off the crossbar.