Update: The first period is almost over, and at the moment, each goalie allowed a goal they likely regret in Game 3.
First things first, Victor Hedman sent a home-run pass up the ice for Ryan Callahan, who zoomed a puck by Corey Crawford:
Was that as much about the Tampa Bay Lightning’s combined efforts or the Chicago Blackhawks’ goalie falling short of the mark? (Hold that thought.)
Tampa Bay has scored the first goal in three straight games in this series. Hedman also set a scoring record for Lightning defensemen:
Once again, the Lightning’s 1-0 lead didn’t hold, as the Blackhawks sent chance after chance against Ben Bishop before finally tying it up with this Brad Richards power-play tally:
It was Bishop’s glove that failed him on that one, but the questions revolve around his health more than his glove. He’s made plenty of saves, yet many wonder if the Lightning will stick with him.
If nothing else, there’s plenty of drama in Game 3.