Tyler Johnson and Cedric Paquette each scored two goals, and the NHL-leading Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 6-2 on Monday night.

Anthony Cirelli and Ondrej Palat also scored for Tampa Bay (53-13-4), and Ryan McDonagh, Yanni Gourde and Jan Rutta had two assists apiece. Nikita Kucherov helped set up the game’s first goal for his NHL-best 111th point of the season.

Andrei Vasilevskiy made 26 saves to improve to 12-1-2 over his last 15 starts.

Tampa Bay Lightning center Tyler Johnson (9) controls the puck by Toronto Maple Leafs defensemen Nikita Zaitsev (22) and Ron Hainsey (2) during second-period NHL hockey game action in Toronto, Monday, March 11, 2019. (Cole Burston/The Canadian Press via AP)
Tampa Bay Lightning center Tyler Johnson (9) controls the puck by Toronto Maple Leafs defensemen Nikita Zaitsev (22) and Ron Hainsey (2) during second-period NHL hockey game action in Toronto, Monday, March 11, 2019. (Cole Burston/The Canadian Press via AP)

Auston Matthews and Connor Brown scored for Toronto (42-22-5). Frederik Andersen allowed four goals on 19 shots before he was pulled early in the second period. Garret Sparks finished with 21 saves in relief.

Toronto Maple Leafs goaltender Frederik Andersen (31) keeps an eye on the puck before it is shot in by Tampa Bay Lightning center Tyler Johnson (9) during second-period NHL hockey game action in Toronto, Monday, March 11, 2019. (Cole Burston/The Canadian Press via AP)
Toronto Maple Leafs goaltender Frederik Andersen (31) keeps an eye on the puck before it is shot in by Tampa Bay Lightning center Tyler Johnson (9) during second-period NHL hockey game action in Toronto, Monday, March 11, 2019. (Cole Burston/The Canadian Press via AP)
Toronto Maple Leafs center Auston Matthews (34) celebrates his second-period goal against the Tampa Bay Lightning during NHL hockey game action in Toronto, Monday, March 11, 2019. (Cole Burston/The Canadian Press via AP)
Toronto Maple Leafs center Auston Matthews (34) celebrates his second-period goal against the Tampa Bay Lightning during NHL hockey game action in Toronto, Monday, March 11, 2019. (Cole Burston/The Canadian Press via AP)

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