Stanley Cup Finals: All Square in Games and Goals

Published on 7-Jun-2015 by Chips 10

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Stanley Cup Finals: All Square in Games and Goals

It's become a rite of spring, and thankfully, this year is no different.

The 2015 edition of the Stanley Cup playoffs have been delivering excitement from Day One.

They've featured a healthy dose of overtime games and one-goal games, along with six- and seven-game series.

And now, the Stanley Cup finals between Tampa Bay and Chicago has opened the same way, with each team winning one-goal games down by the Gulf Coast. Game 2 kept with the trend:

About Bishop's exits ... which was it?

Bishop exit 1 Bishop exit 2

Not too much concern in the Lightning camp, though:

The series is now even, as the Blackhawks took the first one, 2-1, scoring getting two goals in the last seven minutes as Teuvo Teravainen and Antoine Vermette beat goalie Ben Bishop. In that one, Corey Crawford stopped 20 of 21 shots for Chicago, none bigger than on a breakaway by Ryan Callahan right before Teravainen's goal:

Now it's time to go toddlin' off to Chicago for Games 3 and 4.

Tampa does need Steven Stamkos to get going again, as he seems to have hit another lull. Meanwhile, the Blackhawks must get more contributions from Patrick Kane and Jonathan Towes if they want to return to Tampa on Saturday with a chance to lift the Cup for the third time in six years.