The most current from Chicago’s two-1 victory over Tampa Bay in Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Final:
Antoine Vermette has scored twice in the Stanley Cup Final series against Tampa Bay. And each have been third-period, game-winners.
The late-season addition sealed a two-1 win in Game 5 by converting a rebound two minutes into the third. His other purpose came with 4:34 left in a two-1 win in Game 1.
The Blackhawks now head to Chicago, where they will have a chance to win their sixth title, third in six years, and first in the Windy City considering that they did that in 1938. It won’t be uncomplicated in a series in which neither group has enjoyed a two-target lead, and all five games have been decided by a single purpose. All three of Chicago’s wins have been 2-1 margins.
No Stanley Cup Final has ever had much more than 5 games decided by a single target.
Do not count out the Lightning becoming down 3-2. They have been in the very same position against Calgary in 2004 prior to winning Games 6 and 7 to claim the franchise’s only title.
Considering that 2009, Chicago is 7-1 in Game 5s, and improved to a combined 17-1 in Games five-7.
Antoine Vermette converted a rebound two minutes into the third period to secure the Chicago Blackhawks’ 2-1 win and a three-two series lead against the Tampa Bay Lightning in the Stanley Cup Final on Saturday night.
Patrick Sharp also scored for the Blackhawks, who are one particular win from their sixth championship in franchise history, and third in six years. Corey Crawford stopped 31 shots, including all 15 he faced in the third period.
Game six is at Chicago on Monday.
Valtteri Filppula scored for the Lightning, who have lost consecutive games following a two-1 loss at Chicago on Wednesday.
Lightning goalie Ben Bishop stopped 27 shots, and showed few indicators of an undisclosed injury that forced him to miss Game four.
Kris Versteeg set up the decisive purpose by driving up the suitable wing. Although he couldn’t get a shot off, Versteeg slipped a pass into the crease, exactly where Bishop kicked the puck into the slot. It went directly to Vermette, who snapped it in.
Now it’s goalie Ben Bishop’s turn to make some significant stops to preserve the Lightning in a game they trail Chicago 2-1 with 7 minutes left in the third period.
Off a turnover in the Lightning end, Blackhawks forward Andrew Desjardins was set up alone in the slot only to have his shot turned aside by Bishop’s blocker with ten:20 left.
Two minutes later, Bishop got his glove out just in time to cease Teuvo Teravainen’s shot on the fly up the left wing.
The Tampa Bay Lightning have an 9-2 edge in shots eight minutes into the third period, but have not been capable to cash in against Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford.
Brenden Morrow had the best likelihood 90 seconds in when he was set up alone to the left of the net, only to be foiled by Crawford, who got across just in time to make the stop. Some 30 seconds later, Antoine Vermette converted a rebound to place the Blackhawks ahead 2-1.
The Lightning have bounced back from a flat very first period in which they had been outshot 14-five to take a 26-24 edge.
Antoine Vermette converted a rebound two minutes into the third period to put the Chicago Blackhawks ahead 2-1.