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

Tyler Johnson's goal with 1.1 seconds left in regulation gave the Tampa Bay Lightning a commanding three games to none lead over the Montreal Canadiens.

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. 

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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'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