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Lightning’s Blake Coleman recalls best moment of this Stanley Cup run. No, not that one.

Disclaimer: He wasn’t allowed to pick his last-second, second period goal from Game 2 against the Canadiens.
Lightning center Blake Coleman, who scored the team's second goal in the second period, waves at fans after the Lightning beat the Canadiens 3-1 in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup final.
Lightning center Blake Coleman, who scored the team's second goal in the second period, waves at fans after the Lightning beat the Canadiens 3-1 in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup final. [ IVY CEBALLO | Times ]
Published Jul. 2

TAMPA — Blake Coleman might have scored one of the greatest goals of all time at Amalie Arena in Game 2 against the Canadiens, but he has another favorite moment from this year’s postseason run.

In an interview with NHL Network’s Jackie Redmond, Coleman highlighted the last couple of minutes in Game 7 against the Islanders in the Stanley Cup semifinals.

Coleman, playing in the first Game 7 of his career, said Amalie Arena was “deafening” during those last couple of minutes.

“I remember popping on for my last shift with two minutes left and just couldn’t even hear myself think,” Coleman said. “And for me, just the bounceback from Game 6 and that feeling of overcoming that series. It was really an experience we didn’t get to have last year. We were kind of robbed of that fan experience, and winning at home and things like that.”

And of course the best part of that night aside from the win:

“Once that horn went off and all of those goofy clapper toys hit the ice,” Coleman said. “It was special.”

Contact Mari Faiello at mfaiello@tampabay.com. Follow @faiello_mari.

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