Lightning hit back to level Stanley Cup Final
June 6 (Reuters) - Jason Garrison slapped in the game-winner in the third period as the Tampa Bay Lightning avoided another late collapse to beat visiting Chicago 4-3 and even the Stanley Cup Final at 1-1 on Saturday.
The Lightning, who let in two third-period goals in a 2-1 loss on Wednesday, did not panic this time after the Blackhawks leveled at 3-3.
Instead, Garrison capitalized on a power-play chance with 11:11 remaining, his shot rebounding off the skate of Chicago’s Andrew Desjardins and fooling goaltender Corey Crawford.
“We were more aggressive tonight. In Game One we sat back a little bit,” Tampa Bay center Tyler Johnson told reporters. “We played our style.
"It’s a best-of-five series now. Chicago is a great team, it’s going to be a battle.”
The series moves to Chicago for Game Three on Monday.
The Blackhawks, who are seeking their third Stanley Cup title in six seasons, appeared set to take a 2-0 series lead home when they struck for two quick scores in the second period to erase a 1-0 deficit.
Andrew Shaw netted the first before 20-year-old Teuvo Teravainen had his second goal of the series to put the visitors ahead 2-1.
Tampa Bay fought back in an action-packed second period with Nikita Kucherov and Tyler Johnson each beating Crawford to grab a 3-2 lead. Continued...