Thursday, June 11, 2015
Blachawks Back in Series with 2-1 Win
Jonathan Toews (North Dakota) and Alex Killorn (Harvard) traded second-period goals, but it was Brandon Saad's third-period tally that won Game Four of the Stanley Cup Final by a 2-1 score for the host Chicago Blackhawks. The series with the Tampa Bay Lightning is now tied at two games apiece. Game Five is scheduled for Saturday night at Amalie Arena in Tampa.
Patrick Sharp (Vermont) assisted on team captain Toews score, Toews' 10th of the postseason, while Killorn's goal, which came just over five minutes later, was his ninth of the playoffs. Pittsburgh native Saad connected on a backhander less than seven minutes into the final frame for the final score.
Tampa Bay outshot Chicago, 25-19, and also outhit the Blackhawks, 46-34, according to NHL.com. Chicago won the faceoff battle, 38-20, as both teams went a combined 0-for-7 on the power play. Goaltender Ben Bishop (Maine) did not play for the Lightning.