In what turned out to be a defensive battle, the Tampa Bay Lightning received a goal from winger Ondrej Palat with just under two minutes remaining to lift them to a 3-1 win over the New York Rangers in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Final. The Lightning now own a 3-2 series lead despite dropping the first two games of the series.
It also marked the third consecutive game in which Palat has scored a goal
With 1:50 remaining, Lightning defenseman Mikhail Sergachev snapped a shot from the blue line that made its way past a host of traffic in front and beat Rangers goaltender Igor Shesterkin. While the goal was originally credited to Sergachev, Palat got a piece of the puck on its way into the net and he was credited with the tally.
Puck dropped. Game 5 is ON. ⚡️
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