Tyler Johnson scored just :53 into overtime to give the Tampa Bay Lightning a Game 5 win and the Eastern Conference finals lead over the Pittsburgh Penguins.
It wasn’t pretty, but the Tampa Bay Lightning have moved to within one win of their second consecutive trip to the Stanley Cup Final.
The Lightning’s stunning Game 5 victory in Pittsburgh was sealed 53 seconds into overtime, when a bad-angle shot by Jason Garrison caromed off Tyler Johnson’s back and past Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury, securing the 4-3 Lightning victory.
Tampa Bay trailed most of the night. It was behind 2-0 in the first period, and 3-2 late into the third period until Nikita Kucherov tied the game with 3:16 remaining.
The Lightning now lead the series 3-2 and have a chance to close out the Penguins in Game 6 on Tuesday night in Tampa Bay.