What a game! On Saturday, June 6, the Tampa Bay Lightning came out on top in Game 2 of the 2015 Stanley Cup Final. While the Chicago Blackhawks lost this one, there’s still a chance they could redeem themselves. Seriously — with only two games behind us, truly anything can happen.
The Chicago Blackhawks totally dropped the ball — or should we say puck — during Game 2 of the 2015 Stanley Cup Final on June 6. With a 4-3 finish, the Lightning is proving that they’re serious about winning that Cup!
If we’re being honest, we’ve never seen such an amazing game! After a frenetic start, with both teams pushing hard for an opening, it was the Lightning that struck first. Cedric Paquette, 21, scored an unassisted goal on a wrist shot from the right circle with seven minutes remaining of the first period.
However, the Blackhawks soon retaliated, and they were level on 3:04 in the second period after Andrew Shaw, 23, tapped in a rebound in the crease. Then, just minutes later, rookie Teuvo Teravainen, 20, put the Blackhawks up 2-1 with a power play goal.
But the Lightning weren’t quite done yet. Nikita Kucherov, 21, ended a 2-game pointless drought with a tying goal. Tyler Johnson, 24, soon made it 3-2 to the Lightning – smashing one in from a tight angle and becoming the franchise’s all-time postseason goal leader with 13 goals. It really was a pulsating a free-scoring 2nd period with 4 goals scored over a span of 10:54.
If the Lightning had thought they’d won it, Brent Seabrook, 30, soon reminded them there was still work to do. He tied the game 3-3 in the third period with a beautiful goal from distance – his fourth in his last 6 games.
Chicago’s fightback was in vain, and they were behind again with 11:11 remaining in the third. The Lightning scored their first power play of the series to take a 4-3 lead after a deflected shot from Jason Garrison, 30. And that was it!
2015 Stanley Cup Final Game 1 Winner — Chicago Blackhawks Dominated
On Wednesday, June 3, the Chicago Blackhawks won Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final after the Tampa Bay Lightning came up short in the third period. But they didn’t let the loss affect their mood. “We’re confident in our ability to come back and even this series up,” head coach Jon Cooper told Yahoo! Sports. Even after this game, each team still has a good chance at evening the series up.
Game 3 will take place on Monday, June 8, when the Chicago Blackhawks host the Tampa Bay Lightning for the very first time during the 2015 Stanley Cup Final. It’ll be interesting to see how a different arena might shakes things up!
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— Chris Rogers