Nate Thompson and Mike Angelidis also scored for the Lightning, who reeled off a season-best fourth straight win going into the NHL All-Star Game break.
Mathieu Garon was solid in net for the Bolts, turning aside 22-of-24 shots to earn the victory.
Columbus got goals from Ryan Johansen and Brett Lebda in its fourth consecutive loss.
Curtis Sanford stopped 27 shots for the Blue Jackets.
Toddler uninjured after being knocked over by Obama family dog
Florida bear attack: Black bear mauls woman's face