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Colton's goal in last seconds gives Lightning 2-0 series lead over Panthers

Ross Colton smiling as he falls to the ice, Panthers goalie and player in the background
Reinhold Matay
Tampa Bay Lightning center Ross Colton (79) falls after scoring against Florida Panthers goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky (72) during the waning seconds of Game 2 of an NHL hockey second-round playoff series Thursday, May 19, 2022, in Sunrise, Fla. Panthers' Gustav Forsling is at right.

Ross Colton scored with under four minutes left in the Lightning's 2-1 victory.

Ross Colton scored with just under four seconds remaining, giving the two-time defending Stanley Cup champion Tampa Bay Lightning a 2-1 victory over the Florida Panthers in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference semifinals.

The stunning finish puts the Lightning up 2-0 in the best-of-seven series that heads to Tampa for Game 3 on Sunday.

The game appeared headed for overtime before Colton scored from right in front of goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky off a backhand pass from Nikita Kucherov, who chased down a loose puck behind the Florida net.