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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Tagged 6-8-15, Ben Bishop, Blackhawks, Brad Richards, Brad Vandenberk, Brandon Saad, Cedric Paquette, Corey Crawford, Game 3, Game recap, Lightning, Marian Hossa, Ondrej Palat, Ryan Callahan, Stanley Cup Final, Tampa Bay, Trevor van Riemsdyk
By Jon Fromi
The Chicago Blackhawks found the tables turned on them in Tampa Bay Friday night. After shutting out the Panthers the night before, a tired Hawks squad was blanked by the Lightning’s Ben Bishop. Chicago leaves Florida following a 4-0 loss.
First Period-Joakim Nordstrom was taken down by Ondrej Polat just 1:04 into the contest, though Chicago couldn’t find the mark with the power play. Other than a couple of rebounds on that man advantage, neither team had much offense in the first five minutes.
Scott Darling, in goal for the Blackhawks, stopped a couple of redirect attempts in the sixth minute before the Lightning got caught with too many men on the ice. A Partick Sharp turnover put Chicago on its heels early in the power play and another opportunity to draw first blood slipped away. Read more
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Tagged Ben Bishop, Blackhawks, Brian Boyle, Game recap, Jon Fromi, Jonathan Drouin, Kimmo Timonen, Lightning, Ryan Callahan, Scott Darling, Steven Stamkos, Tampa Bay, Trade