By Brad Vandenberk
The Blackhawks found themselves lucky that they were able to get a split in Tampa Bay. The return to home ice on Monday where they are 7-1 in these playoffs was hopefully the spark that was required. The Bolts have been giving the Hawks fits with their speed. The Hawks do have their own knockout punch when it comes to their speed as well, but it seems like they have been on their heels for most of the game. There are 22,000 strong waiting to see their beloved Blackhawks at the UC during this Stanley Cup Final.
Ben Bishop did get the start in this one and limped his way to a 3-2 road win in the United Center which puts the Hawks playoff record to 7-2. It was a late goal with 3:11 left in the third period when Cedric Paquette beats Corey Crawford with a low snipe. There was no Cinderella story on this night as the Hawks fall 2-1 in the series giving up home ice advantage. Read more
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By Brad Vandenberk
The Tampa Bay Lightning entered the United Center on Tuesday night looking for their 7th straight victory and owning the league’s best record.
Some have this pegged Lightning-Blackhawks as a potential Stanley Cup final. Although the game had a playoff type feel to it, it took a shootout to solve this one, as the Hawks took it behind the strong play of Corey Crawford 3-2. Ben Bishop made life difficult for the Hawks as they outshot the Lightning 39-27. Jonathan Toews competed in his 500th career game. Read more
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Tagged Ben Bishop, Blackhawks, Brad Richards, Brad Vandenberk, Cedric Paquette, Corey Crawford, Game recap, Jonathan Drouin, Lightning, Marcus Kruger, Nikita Kucherov, Ondrej Palat, Patrick Kane, Steven Stamkos, Tampa Bay