Forget Dustin Martin, Tom Lynch and Jack Riewoldt; Kane Lambert, the former rookie who was overlooked in five national drafts, bobbed up for three massive moments in the final term.

The 28-year-old worked through traffic to kick a goal after six minutes, before snapping to perfection from a deliberate out of bounds free kick deep in the forward pocket five minutes later.

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PF: 'We're thinking of everyone back in Melbourne' - Lambert

Kane Lambert chats to the media following the preliminary final win over Port Adelaide.

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His majors were the Tigers' only two of the quarter.

Then with the Power pushing for victory, Lambert won a crucial clearance with less than 30 seconds left to put the game beyond doubt.