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Stamkos on Johnson’s winner: ‘Like pulling a rabbit out of your hat’

Tyler Johnson, Steven Stamkos

Tyler Johnson, Steven Stamkos


Even Steven Stamkos can’t really believe the way the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Montreal Canadiens 2-1 in the dying second(s) of Game 3.

Stamkos shared his stunned reaction with the Tampa Bay Times’ Joe Smith.

“You’re almost in disbelief, how did that happen?” Stamkos said. “Like pulling a rabbit out of your hat.”

Tyler Johnson believes that his goal safely beat the buzzer, yet that doesn’t mean he denies his good fortune.

“I must have done something right,” Johnson said. “I just don’t know what.”

Perhaps watching the replay in a loop would do the trick?

Whether the Lightning stole one or not, the bottom line is that they enter Thursday’s Game 4 with a 3-0 series lead.