Johnson has now recorded four multiple-goal games in the playoffs, all of which have followed a Tampa Bay loss. He is the first player to have four multiple-goal games in the postseason since Jamie Langenbrunner did it with the New Jersey Devils in 2003.
Alex Killorn added two goals of his own, while Steven Stamkos found the back of the net once to help the Lightning avenge their game-1 loss.
Chris Kreider and Derek Stepan scored the only two goals for the Presidents' Trophy winners. It is their first game this postseason not decided by one goal, breaking a streak of 15 in a row dating back to last postseason. Henrik Lundqvist surrendered six goals on 26 shots, after giving up five goals in two of the three regular-season meetings with the Lightning.
Ben Bishop recorded 35 saves on the night. Both of the Rangers' goals came on the power play.The Lightning, on the other hand, scored twice on odd-man rushes, including three times on the power play, once short-handed and once right after a power play ended.
This helped Tampa Bay hand the Rangers their worst playoff loss since a 4-0 setback to the Washington Capitals in 2009. Johnson came in leading the NHL with eight postseason goals, but quickly increased that total to 11 in the second period.
Game 3 will take place in Tampa Bay on Wednesday night.