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Top Moments By Vegas Golden Knights Defenseman Jason Garrison During His Tampa Bay Lightning Days
Las Vegas–Today the Vegas Golden Knights will take on the Tampa Bay Lightning for the second and final time this season.
Their last meeting saw the Golden Knights come out on top with a 4-3 victory courtesy of the Shea Theodore buzzer beater goal with 2.3 seconds left in the final period.
However, for one member of the Golden Knights, veteran defenseman Jason Garrison is most likely for the first time face his former club.
This season with the Golden Knights, Garrison played in just 4 games back in the month of October the 2017-18 campaign where he only produced a single assist in Dallas Stars game where James Neal scored the franchise’s first goal in team history.
Garrison when he was a member of the Bolts, created some memorable moments during his time their under the direction of Head Coach Jon Cooper.
Here are the top-5 moments that Garrison had during his three seasons with Tampa Bay.
In the playoff series that would see the full distance, Garrison recorded an overtime assist on Tyler Johnson‘s game winning marker against Matt Murray.
Doc Emrick originally called it Garrison’s goal on the national television broadcast but it was confirmed in the replay that the puck did deflect off of Johnson’s body and made it past Murray.
Tampa Bay Lightning vs Pittsburgh Penguins NHL Playoffs Game 5 2016
In the first time in his 8 seasons at that time, Garrison never scored an overtime winning goal in a Stanley Cup Playoff game until the matchup against the New York Islanders. It was in the fourth game of the Islanders series where he would finally cross that milestone off of his list that gave Tampa Bay a commanding 3-1 series lead.
First Stanley Cup Playoff Overtime Goal vs. New York Islanders (2016 Stanley Cup Playoffs)
In game five of the Stanley Cup Finals against the Chicago Blackhawks, Garrison helped Tampa Bay get on the scoreboard with an assist on Valtteri Filppula‘s goal that tied the contest up at 1-1 in the middle frame.
Garrison Threads Needle To Set Up Filppula (2015 Stanley Cup Finals Game 5)
Also in the 2015 Stanley Cup Finals against the Chicago Blackhawks, Garrison delivered in a clutch situation that broke the 3-3 deadlock on Corey Crawford in the third period of game two with 11:11 remaining in that contest.
Garrison Breaks The Tie With PPG On Crawford (2015 Stanley Cup Finals Game 2)
Garrison made National Hockey League history on October 8, 2015 when he scored the first ever 3-on-3 overtime goal on Steve Mason against the Philadelphia Flyers.
Garrison Buries OT Winner Past Mason (First 3 on 3 OT In NHL History)