Tyler Johnson buzzer-beater gives Bolts 3-0 series lead over Habs

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Tyler Johnson's buzzer-beater puts Lightning up 3-0 over Canadiens
Thursday May 7th, 2015

The Tampa Bay Lightning took a commanding 3-0 series lead over the Montreal Canadiens on Wednesday thanks to a buzzer-beating goal by Tyler Johnson

With only 1.1 seconds left in regulation, Johnson tapped the puck past Habs goaltender Carey Price off a pass from Victor Hedman to give the Bolts their 2–1 victory. 

Johnson leads the NHL with eight goals this postseason. 

The Lightning had taken a 1–0 lead on an Alex Killorn goal 12 minutes into the first period, but the Canadiens evened the score when Brendan Gallagher tallied midway through the third period. 

Johnson's goal was the second game-winner of this round that came at the 19:58 mark of the third period or later, according to NHL.com's John Kreiser. Capitals forward Joel Ward accomplished the feat as well in Game 1 of Washington's second-round series against the Rangers.

• Game 3 recap | boxscore


The Lightning will host the Canadiens in Game 4 on Thursday night. 

- Stanley Kay

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