Stanley Cup Final 2015: Blackhawks vs. Lightning Game 1 Result, Updated Schedule

June 4th, 2015 by Steve Silverman Leave a reply »

The Tampa Bay Lightning have had few regrets in this spring's Stanley Cup playoffs.  

However, they have a big one on their hands after sitting on a lead in the third period and letting it get away in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final against the Chicago Blackhawks Wednesday.

Teuvo Teravainen scored the tying goal and set up Antoine Vermette with the winner in the final seven minutes to take a 2-1 victory in the series opener. 

The Lightning came out aggressively at home in Tampa, and they took a 1-0 lead at the 4:31 mark of the first period when Alex Killorn made an artful deflection of an Anton Stralman shot from the point that got by Chicago goaltender Corey Crawford.

The Chicago goalie would not get beaten again despite a number of solid chances for the Lightning. Most of Tampa Bay's best chances were in the first and second periods.

However, they sat back in the third period, and that type of strategy rarely works against a talented group of veterans like the Blackhawks.

Chicago had the territorial advantage throughout the third period, and Teravainen took advan ...

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