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Eastern Conference Final, Gm 5: TBL at PIT

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Mindy Kaling responds to Penguins' goal celebration

Actress cheers on Pittsburgh after team subtweets GIF of her dancing

by Pat Pickens @Pat_Pickens / NHL.com Staff Writer

The Pittsburgh Penguins keep finding ways to get high-profile celebrities on their bandwagon. Actress Mindy Kaling may be their biggest fan yet.

When forward Chris Kunitz scored to give the Penguins a 3-2 lead late in the second period of Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Final against the Tampa Bay Lightning, the Penguins social media team tweeted a GIF of Kaling dancing with Elmo on "Sesame Street" to celebrate.

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Johnson scores another winner for Lightning

Tampa Bay center willing to pay price again in Game 5

by Tom Gulitti @TomGulittiNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

PITTSBURGH -- Tampa Bay Lightning center Tyler Johnson has been to opposite ends of the spectrum in being hit with the puck over the past two games of the Eastern Conference Final.

After Johnson was hit in the mouth in warm-ups prior to Game 4 on Friday, perhaps it was fitting that one went in off his backside 53 seconds into overtime Sunday to give the Lightning a 4-3 victory against the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game 5 at Consol Energy Center.

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Lightning one win from Cup Final thanks to resiliency

Tampa Bay never doubted itself after falling behind 2-0, 3-2 against Penguins in Game 5

by Tom Gulitti @tomgulittinhl / NHL.com Staff Writer

PITTSBURGH -- The Tampa Bay Lightning could have come up with a lengthy list of reasons to become discouraged in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Final against the Pittsburgh Penguins on Sunday.

First was the goal they gave up to Brian Dumoulin with less than a second remaining in the first period. Then came another goal they allowed to Chris Kunitz with 49.6 seconds remaining in the second.

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Goalie debate far from over for Penguins

Sullivan could opt for Murray in goal after Fleury struggles in Game 5 loss to Lightning

by Dan Rosen @drosennhl / NHL.com Senior Writer

PITTSBURGH -- Marc-Andre Fleury sat in his locker stall after finishing his postgame media obligation, pads still strapped to his legs, head tilted down, eyes gazing at the floor, the fingers on his right hand picking at the hair on his chin.

If someone had taken a picture of this exact moment and turned it into a portrait, the title could have been "Thinking Man." Since it was Fleury on this night, minutes after this loss, the more apropos title would have been "Distressed Man."

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Penguins in unfamiliar territory after loss in Game 5

Pittsburgh squanders two leads, faces elimination for first time in 2016 Stanley Cup Playoffs

by Wes Crosby / NHL.com Correspondent

PITTSBURGH - The Pittsburgh Penguins are in unfamiliar territory.

Pittsburgh surrendered two leads in its 4-3 overtime loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Final at Consol Energy Center on Sunday. 

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Stats: Hedman vs. Letang, Game 5

Lightning defenseman saves possible goal in win; Penguins defenseman was minus-4

by Dan Rosen @drosennhl / NHL.com Senior Writer

PITTSBURGH -- The Tampa Bay Lightning defeated the Pittsburgh Penguins 4-3 on Tyler Johnson's goal 53 seconds into overtime in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Final at Consol Energy Center on Sunday to take a 3-2 lead in the best-of-7 series.

Here is the in-game spotlight matchup from Game 5 between the top two defensemen in the series, Tampa Bay's Victor Hedman and Pittsburgh's Kris Letang:

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Instant analysis: Lightning at Penguins, Game 5

Tampa Bay moves within one win of return trip to Stanley Cup Final

by Tom Gulitti @TomGulittiNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

PITTSBURGH - The Tampa Bay Lightning defeated the Pittsburgh Penguins 4-3 in overtime in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Final at Consol Energy Center on Sunday.

The Lightning lead the best-of-7 series 3-2.

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Lightning rally for OT victory in Game 5

Kucherov has two goals, Johnson scores 53 seconds into overtime to defeat Penguins; Tampa Bay leads Eastern Final 3-2

by Wes Crosby / NHL.com Correspondent

Johnson's game-winning goal in OT

TBL@PIT, Gm5: Johnson gives Lightning the series lead

ECF, Gm5: Jason Garrison's wrist shot from the circle deflects off Tyler Johnson and into the twine, giving the Lightning a 4-3 win in overtime

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PITTSBURGH -- The Tampa Bay Lightning put the Pittsburgh Penguins on the brink of elimination when they took their only lead of Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Final.

Tyler Johnson scored 53 seconds into overtime to give the Lightning a 4-3 victory at Consol Energy Center on Sunday. Nikita Kucherov passed the puck to Jason Garrison in the left circle, and Garrison's shot grazed off Johnson in front of the net and got past Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury.

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Video Review: TBL @ PIT - 16:10 of the Third Period

Shot did not cross Pittsburgh goal line -- No goal Tampa Bay

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Situation Room: TBL vs. PIT, Gm5

Situation Room: Callahan's shot stands as no goal

ECF, Gm5: The referees review Ryan Callahan's shot off the post, and it is determined the puck never crossed the goal line and the call stands

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At 16:10 of the third period in the Lightning/Penguins game, video review confirmed that Ryan Callahan's shot at 16:04 did not cross the Pittsburgh goal line. No goal Tampa Bay.

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Penguins' Dumoulin beats first-period buzzer

D-man puts rebound past Lightning's Vasilevskiy for first career NHL playoff goal

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Dumoulin's late goal in the 1st

TBL@PIT, Gm5: Dumoulin jams home rebound late in 1st

ECF, Gm5: Bryan Rust is denied on a break by Andrei Vasilevskiy, but Brian Dumoulin stuffs in the rebound with under a second left in the 1st

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Defenseman Brian Dumoulin scored with 0.7 seconds left in the first period to give the Pittsburgh Penguins a 1-0 lead in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Final against the Tampa Bay Lightning at Consol Energy Center on Sunday.

After forward Bryan Rust skated past Lightning defenseman Victor Hedman to get a shot on goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy, Dumoulin finished the rebound for his first career Stanley Cup Playoff goal.

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