The Tampa Bay Lightning seemed content to nurse a 1-0 lead through the meat of Game 1 as Ben Bishop’s shutout streak became more and more of a story. The Chicago Blackhawks showed how difficult it is to prevent them from scoring a single goal … and then added another for good measure.
First things first, Teuvo Teravainen tied things up with about six minutes left in the third period:
Things only got worse for Tampa Bay from there, as Antoine Vermette took advantage of a healthy bounce to make it 2-1 less than two minutes later:
Just like that, the desperate scramble to score became the Lightning’s responsibility. If the Bolts can’t send this game to overtime, expect plenty of questions about their decision to play “prevent defense” instead of pressing for a bigger lead.