Lightning’s Ondrej Palat puts the finishing touches on a comeback victory over Rangers in Game 3

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Ondrej Palat, exterior of the Tampa Bay Lightning played the hero on Sunday in Game 3 victory over the New York Rangers in the Eastern Conference Finals.

Palat took a pass from Nikita Kucherov and passed Rangers goalkeeper Igor Shesterkin with around 42 seconds left in the game. Palat’s score proved to be the match winner in a 3-2 comeback win. It was Palat’s sixth goal of the postseason.

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New York Rangers goalkeeper Igor Shesterkin (31) waves on a deflection of the left wing of Tampa Bay Lightning Ondrej Palat (18) during the second period in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Finals of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoffs Sunday, June 5, 2022, in Tampa, Florida.
(AP Photo / Chris O’Meara)

New York now leads the series against two-time reigning Stanley Cup champions 2-1.

the Rangers went down 2-0 protagonist in the second period. Mika Zibanejad scored his tenth goal of the post-season and about two minutes later Chris Kreider would add his tenth of him.

Kucherov scored in the middle of the second and went down 2-1 in the third.

Tampa Bay Lightning center Riley Nash (16) crashes into New York Rangers goalkeeper Igor Shesterkin (31) during the second period in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Finals of the NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs on Sunday, June 5 2022, in Tampa, Florida. Nash was called up for a penalty on the game.

Tampa Bay Lightning center Riley Nash (16) crashes into New York Rangers goalkeeper Igor Shesterkin (31) during the second period in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Finals of the NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs on Sunday, June 5 2022, in Tampa, Florida. Nash was called up for a penalty on the game.
(AP Photo / Chris O’Meara)

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Longtime thunderbolt Steven Stamkos equalized the game more than 1 minute into the third period with an assist from Kucherov and Corey Perry. Kucherov added his third point of the match with an assist on the Palat goal.

Tampa Bay was set to score some goals over Shesterkin. Lightning scored 51 shots on goal during the match. Rangers had only 30 shots on target against Andrei Vasilevskiy.

New York Rangers defender Ryan Lindgren (55) catches the puck in front of Tampa Bay Lightning center Steven Stamkos (91) during the second period in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Finals of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoffs Sunday, June 5, 2022 in Tampa, Fla.

New York Rangers defender Ryan Lindgren (55) catches the puck in front of Tampa Bay Lightning center Steven Stamkos (91) during the second period in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Finals of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoffs Sunday, June 5, 2022 in Tampa, Fla.
(AP Photo / Chris O’Meara)

The Lightning were on the verge of going down 3-0 in the series, but their win, on home ice, brings the team back to the series.

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Game 4 of the conference finals is set for Tuesday evening.