Blackhawks vs. Lightning Game 2 TV Schedule, Start Time, Odds for 2015 NHL Final

June 5th, 2015 by Matt Fitzgerald Leave a reply »

The Chicago Blackhawks have grabbed the early momentum in the 2015 Stanley Cup Final, so the Tampa Bay Lightning are almost in a must-win situation in Saturday's Game 2 at Amalie Arena.

Tampa Bay was in control for much of the opening contest until it leaked oil late, conceding two goals inside the final seven minutes of a 2-1 home loss. If the Lightning can't protect their ice, the battle for Lord Stanley's Cup could be short lived.

Contained in the table below is key Game 2 information, including when the puck drops and what oddsmakers are currently projecting:

So the Lightning are still favored to win, which makes sense since they will be playing desperation hockey. However, if they go back to the United Center without picking up a victory, this series is all but over.

Superior experience and more of a willingness to throw the puck on net give Chicago a bit of an edge. The Blackhawks can also draw plenty of confidence from breaking the following trend from ESPN Stats & Info:

What has to be most encouraging for the Game 1 victors is they managed to penetrate what's us ...

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