Tyler Johnson had three goals, Yanni Gourde scored on a power play to put Tampa Bay ahead in the third period and the Lightning beat the Carolina Hurricanes 4-2 on Tuesday night.

Johnson scored in all three periods, completing the hat trick on an empty-netter with 1:56 remaining.

Tampa Bay Lightning center Tyler Johnson (9) celebrates with Mathieu Joseph (7) after Johnson scored a short-handed goal, beating Carolina Hurricanes goaltender Petr Mrazek to tie the score at 1 to 1 during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018, in Tampa, Fla. (Dirk Shadd/Tampa Bay Times via AP)

After Carolina defenseman Calvin de Haan fanned on a clearing attempt, Gourde made it 3-2 on a pass from Ondrej Palat at 7:02 of the third.

Lightning backup Louis Domingue stopped 38 shots in his first start of the season. He made strong saves on Sebastian Aho and Micheal Ferland soon after Gourde’s goal.

Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Louis Domingue (70) makes a stick save on a shot by the Carolina Hurricanes during the third period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018, in Tampa, Fla. The Lightning won the game 4-2. (AP Photo/Chris O’Meara)

Ferland and Martin Necas had goals, and Petr Mrazek turned aside 23 shots for the Hurricanes.

Aho picked up an assist to extend his season-opening point streak to seven games (eight assists, 12 points), which is tied for third-longest in the history of the Carolina/Hartford franchise. Only Victor Rask (eight games, 2016-17) and Ron Francis (11 games, 1984-85) had longer runs.

Tampa Bay Lightning center Yanni Gourde (37) celebrates with center Brayden Point (21) after scoring against the Carolina Hurricanes during the third period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018, in Tampa, Fla. The Lightning won the game 4-2. (AP Photo/Chris O’Meara)

Tampa Bay is 17-2-2 against Carolina since the start of the 2012-13 season.

Tampa Bay Lightning left wing Ondrej Palat (18) hugs center Tyler Johnson (9) after Johnson’s goal during the third period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018, in Tampa, Fla. The Lightning won the game 4-2. (AP Photo/Chris O’Meara)

Johnson picked up Tampa Bay’s second short-handed goal this season 12:42 into the game and put the Lightning up 2-1 at 6:07 of the second. The forward, who snapped a 10-game regular-season goal drought, has 11 goals and 19 points in 18 games against Carolina.

Necas tied it 2-all with 7:12 left in the second on his first NHL goal, a one-timer from the left circle.

Tampa Bay Lightning center Tyler Johnson (9) celebrates his goal against the Carolina Hurricanes with left wing Adam Erne (73) during the second period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O’Meara)

Aho stole Victor Hedman’s clearing attempt and helped set up Ferland’s game-opening goal 10:25 into the first.

The Lightning converted their only power play, while Carolina went 0 for 4. Tampa Bay is the only NHL team not to allow a power-play goal (18 for 18) this season.

Carolina Hurricanes goaltender Petr Mrazek (34) can’t hang onto a shot by the Tampa Bay Lightning during the second period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O’Meara)

Tampa Bay star Steven Stamkos has gone 16 regular-season games without a goal, dating to last season.

Tampa Bay Lightning left wing Adam Erne (73) knocks the puck away from Carolina Hurricanes left wing Micheal Ferland (79) during the first period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O’Meara)

NOTES: Carolina LW Brock McGinn was cut on the face early in the second on the follow-through of Stamkos’ shot attempt. . Mrazek was briefly shaken up in the second after being struck accidentally by Lightning RW Nikita Kucherov’s stick behind the net. . Mathieu Joseph got his first NHL point by assisting on Johnson’s short-handed goal.

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Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Braydon Coburn (55) knocks the puck away from Carolina Hurricanes left wing Valentin Zykov (73) during the first period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O’Meara)

Hurricanes: Host Colorado on Saturday night.

Lightning: Wrap up a season-opening five-game homestand Thursday night against winless Detroit (0-4-2).

Tampa Bay Lightning center Tyler Johnson (9) celebrates with the bench after scoring against the Carolina Hurricanes during the first period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O’Meara)

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Source: The Associated Press

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