Stanley Cup Final Game 3 takeaways: Tampa Bay Lightning one win away from the Cup

The Tampa Bay Lightning moved within one victory of back-to-back Stanley Cup championships, with an emphatic 6-3 win at the Montreal Canadiens in Game 3 on Friday night.

Miss any of the game? We're here with the top takeaways.

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Stanley Cup Final Game 3 in 10 words or fewer

Lightning strike first and then just keep striking.

Player of the game: Tyler Johnson, C, Tampa Bay Lightning

What a performance for the gritty center. Johnson pulled double duty for the second straight game, skating with Steven Stamkos and Anthony Cirelli on the second line in place of the injured Alex Killorn, while moonlighting in his usual spot on the fourth line. He scored two critical goals in the game, including the knockout blow in the third period on a great individual effort.

It's amazing to think that he was placed on waivers twice by the Lightning this season, in the hopes that someone would claim his contract, because they were so capped-strapped. No one did. Bet they're pretty happy about that now.