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Tyler Johnson scores in final seconds, Lightning beat Canadiens 2-1 for 3-0 series lead

  • Teammates mob Tampa Bay Lightning center Alex Killorn (17) after he scored a goal during first period of Game 3 NHL second round playoff hockey action against the Montreal Canadiens, Wednesday, May 6, 2015, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

    Teammates mob Tampa Bay Lightning center Alex Killorn (17) after he scored a goal during first period of Game 3 NHL second round playoff hockey action against the Montreal Canadiens, Wednesday, May 6, 2015, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)  (The Associated Press)

  • Montreal Canadiens goalie Carey Price (31) blocks a shot attempt by Tampa Bay Lightning right wing J.T. Brown (23) during the first period of Game 3 of a second-round NHL Stanley Cup hockey playoff series in Tampa, Fla., Wednesday, May 6, 2015.(AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)

    Montreal Canadiens goalie Carey Price (31) blocks a shot attempt by Tampa Bay Lightning right wing J.T. Brown (23) during the first period of Game 3 of a second-round NHL Stanley Cup hockey playoff series in Tampa, Fla., Wednesday, May 6, 2015.(AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)  (The Associated Press)

  • Tampa Bay Lightning center Brian Boyle (11) is slammed into the glass by Montreal Canadiens defenseman Greg Pateryn (64) during the first period of Game 3 of a second-round NHL Stanley Cup hockey playoff series in Tampa, Fla., Wednesday, May 6, 2015.(AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)

    Tampa Bay Lightning center Brian Boyle (11) is slammed into the glass by Montreal Canadiens defenseman Greg Pateryn (64) during the first period of Game 3 of a second-round NHL Stanley Cup hockey playoff series in Tampa, Fla., Wednesday, May 6, 2015.(AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)  (The Associated Press)

Tyler Johnson's goal with 1.1 seconds remaining Wednesday night gave the Tampa Bay Lightning a 2-1 victory over the Montreal Canadiens and a 3-0 lead in their NHL playoff series.

Johnson scored his eighth goal of the postseason off a pass from Victor Hedman in a stunning finish for the Canadiens, who tied it midway through the third period on Brendan Gallagher's goal.

Ben Bishop stopped 30 shots for Tampa Bay, 8-0 against Montreal this season. The game appeared headed for overtime when the Lightning gathered to take one more crack at goalie Carey Price.

Hedman carried into the left circle and sent his pass through the middle just beyond defenseman P.K. Subban's stick to Johnson converging on Price from the right.

The Lightning won their fifth straight playoff game and will go for a sweep of the Eastern Conference semifinal series on Thursday night in Tampa.