Johnson's goal brought the crowd of 19,204 to their feet just as they were expecting overtime. It was his eighth goal of the playoffs, which was assisted by Victor Hedman. This happened right after Brendon Gallagher tied the game with his second goal of the postseason.
Ben Bishop finished the night with 30 saves for the Lightning, who improved to 8-0 against their division rival, including the regular season. They also recorded their fifth straight win in the postseason, after taking the final two games of their series against the Detroit Red Wings.
Alex Killorn's third goal of the postseason was the only other goal for the Lightning against Carey Price. The Canadiens' goalie finished with 17 saves after surrendering 6 goals in game 2. Montreal outshot Tampa Bay 31-19 in the loss.
The Lightning have stunned the top-seeded Canadiens with a double-overtime win in game 1 and a dominant win, highlighted by 4 power-play goals, in game 2. Steven Stamkos snapped an 11-game postseason goal-less streak with the go-ahead goal in the latter victory. That streak dated back to last season's 4-game sweep at the hands of Montreal.
These teams have a quick turnaround, as the Lightning will look to return the favor, going for the sweep of the Canadiens Thursday night at home.