Honorable Mention: Kevin Shattenkirk OT Winner, Game Four 2020
In Kevin Shattenkirk’s one year in Tampa, there was not a better moment for the defenseman than his overtime winning goal on the power play of game four. With the second power play unit on the ice, Shattenkirk’s wrister would move the Lightning to within one win of the Stanley Cup as Tampa Bay took a 3-1 series lead over the Dallas Stars.
In a season that was ultimately a chance for Shattenkirk to prove that he could still play in the NHL, he more than took advantage of it. His OT goal to put the Lightning on the brink of the Stanley Cup proved what he was still capable of after being bought out of his contract by his hometown New York Rangers.
This goal seems to not be mentioned enough in Lightning lore. Part of that is likely due to it coming in the bubble and another goal scored in the series that was even more memorable.