Teravainen on comeback: ‘Great teams do that’


TAMPA — Teuvo Teravainen hasn’t been with the Chicago Blackhawks for long, but he knows what they’re capable of doing.

Tonight, they fought back to win Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final, scoring two late goals to beat the Lightning 2-1.

“Great teams do that,” said Teravainen, who got a wrist shot past a screened Ben Bishop at 13:28 of the third. Not even two minutes later, Antoine Vermette scored what would turn out to be the winner. 

“Just amazing,” said Teravainen. “Great comeback for sure. They got maybe a lucky one in the first there, but we bounced back. We started playing our game in the end. We just have to start in the first like that.”

Patrick Sharp, unlike the 20-year-old Teravainen, has been around this Blackhawks team. He was even there for the “dark days” of the franchise, before the two Stanley Cup victories in 2010 and 2013.

Sharp was asked if he’s come to expect comebacks like the one tonight.

“I don’t know if ‘come to expect it’ is the right way to put it, but we certainly believe in ourselves in our locker room,” he said. “We’re never out of any game, despite the score (or) how it looks out there. I thought our team got better and better as the game went on.”