In an earlier game of the 2015 Stanley Cup quarter finals, Washington scored the decisive goal with just a second to go. This time, it was Tampa Bay’s turn.
Tampa Bay 2-1 Montreal (3-0)
Tampa Bay got the 3 game lead in the series against Montreal after winning game three at home. The score was 1-1 when Swedish defenseman Victor Hedman launched a brilliant pass to Tyler Johnson who could score his eight goal on the last ten games with just 1,1 seconds left to go in the game. After winning game 1 and 2 away, and now game 3 at home, Lightnings get the shot to decide this series at home in game 4.
Washington 2-1 New York Rangers (3-1)
20 year old Andre Burakovsky, born in Austria, raised in Sweden, scored both Washingtons goal on his countryman Henrik Lundqvist in the Rangers goal, giving Capitals a 3-1 game lead in this series. The Rangers were in a 1-0 lead in the second period and had chances for more when Burakovsky ruined their day, tying the game. In the beginning of the third period, Burakovsky also gave Washington the lead with his second goal and Capitals could then close the game, just like in game 3 which they won 1-0.