It seemed like Sport 3 was heading to time beyond regulation till Ondrej Palat scored with 42 seconds remaining in regulation to raise the Tampa Bay Lightning to an enormous 3-2 win over the New York Rangers at Amalie Area.
After taking a crossing go from Victor Hedman, Nikita Kucherov discovered Palat with a pleasant backhand dish and he beat Igor Shesterkin short-side to offer the Lightning its first win of the sequence.
Tampa Bay needed to rally from a two-goal deficit after Mika Zibanejad and Chris Kreider scored power-play targets 2:07 aside within the second interval,
Kucherov bought the Lightning on the board with a power-play one-timer with the assists going to Hedman and Steven Stamkos. The purpose got here sixty-six seconds after Kreider’s.
Stamkos would tie the lean 1:22 into the ultimate framer with the sport’s fourth power-play purpose when he hammered in a wonderful go from Corey Perry. Kucherov drew the secondary help on Stamkos’ sixth of the postseason.
Tampa Bay stored Shesterkin busy all afternoon, firing 52 photographs on the 26-year-old netminder. Andrei Vasilevskiy completed the sport with 28 saves.
No Selke for Barkov
Boston Bruins heart Patrice Bergeron gained the Selke Trophy because the NHL’s finest defensive ahead for a file fifth time over the weekend. The 36-year-old Bergeron was named on 194 of 195 ballots submitted by the Skilled Hockey Writers Affiliation and positioned first on 160 of these ballots. Calgary Flames ahead Elias Lindholm got here in second within the voting and Florida Panthers heart Aleksander Barkov was third. Barkov, who gained the award final yr, acquired ten first place votes.