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Tyler Johnson's impressive World Championships comes to an end

Thursday, 05.22.2014 / 12:45 PM / News
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Tyler Johnson\'s impressive World Championships comes to an end
Lightning forward Tyler Johnson scored two goals in the United States\' 4-3 loss to the Czech Republic in the quarterfinals.

Tyler Johnson continued to impress at the IIHF World Championships on Thursday in Belarus.

The Lightning center scored twice in 17 seconds late in the third period to cut the United States deficit with less than a minute remaining but the United States couldn't find the equalizer against the Czech Republic losing 4-3 in the quartefinals.

Here's a look at Johnson's second goal with less than a minute remaining.

Tyler Johnson scores in the quarterfinals of the IIHF World Championships.

Johnson finished the tournament with six goals and three assists in eight games. He was named one of the three best players on Team USA at the tournament by the coaching staff.

Johnson's impressive World Championships comes after he scored 24 goals and recorded 26 assists in his rookie season. Johnson is a finalist for the Calder Trophy.

Other notes from the Quarterfinals – Russia and Bolts prospect Andrei Vasilevskiy defeated France and plays Sweden in the Semifinals Saturday…Syracuse Crunch blueliner and fellow Lightning prospect Dmitry Korobov and host country Belarus were defeated from Championship play following a 3-2 loss to Sweden