Midway through the second period with the game tied 1-1, Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy made one of his finest saves of the season, sliding over quickly to deny Bryan Rust's one-timer on a 2-on-1, Vasilevskiy getting just the tiniest fraction of Rust's shot with his blocker to push the puck off the crossbar and down to his skates, where he trapped it between his legs.
Rust thought he'd scored. The Pittsburgh fans behind the Lightning goal thought he'd scored.
He didn't score. The game remaining tied.
And yet, that was probably the sixth-most important thing that happened Tuesday night in Pittsburgh.
Tampa Bay's 2-1 overtime victory over the Penguins had a bit of everything: high-skilled plays, key injuries to major contributors, jaw-dropping saves, bone-jarring hits, gritty performances, two teams that don't like one another and a player going through the longest goal drought of his career ending his slump in the grandest of fashions.