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1
NJD
3
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COL
0
NYI
6
FINAL
PIT
0
NYR
5
FINAL
CBJ
2
WSH
4
FINAL
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0
MTL
3
FINAL
SJS
1
FLA
4
FINAL
BUF
1
STL
6
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2
NSH
3
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TBL
2
CHI
3
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DAL
4
ARI
3
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OTT
3
VAN
4

Blackhawks end Lightning's streak with shootout win

Brian Hedger  - NHL.com Correspondent | Wednesday, 11.12.2014 / 1:38 AM

CHICAGO -- The Chicago Blackhawks and Tampa Bay Lightning seem to enjoy playing beyond regulation.

It happened again Tuesday at United Center in a game both sides viewed as an early benchmark to their season. The Blackhawks snapped the Lightning's six-game winning streak with a 3-2 shootout win in the fourth straight game between the two that needed more than 60 minutes to decide.

Last season, the Lightning beat the Blackhawks 3-2 in a shootout Oct. 5 at United Center before edging Chicago 6-5 in overtime on home ice. Chicago (9-6-1) hadn't beaten Tampa Bay (11-3-2) in five straight games, with the Blackhawks' last win Dec. 13, 2009 at United Center.

"That game reminded me exactly of both games we had against them last year," Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville said. "We do a lot of good things in the game and we're either behind, or it's close and it's a tight game. You know, pucks are going at the net, anything can happen and the game's on the line, basically, from start to finish. We had a better ending this year, which was nice to see."

That's because the shootout went differently.

Blackhawks right wing Patrick Kane scored the lone goal, roofing a wicked backhand past Ben Bishop to complete the second round, and Chicago goaltender Corey Crawford (25 saves) stopped all three of Tampa Bay's attempts.

Crawford made saves against forwards Ryan Callahan, Nikita Kucherov and Lightning captain Steven Stamkos, whose wrist shot was turned aside to end it.

Otherwise, Quenneville's comparison to last season was pretty accurate. This game mirrored the first one last season in several ways. The Blackhawks again outshot the Lightning (39-27), again attempted more total shots (69-40) and again forced Bishop to make 37 saves to keep the Lightning in the game.

Chicago also put a damper on Tampa Bay's high-flying offense, which came into the game averaging 3.8 goals and 30.1 shots per game.

A year ago, the Blackhawks held the Lighting to zero shots in the first period and 16 for the game. This time, Tampa Bay had one shot through the first 13:34 but held a 1-0 lead because of it. Forward Cedric Paquette scored the game's first goal shorthanded at 4:35 of the first to give the Lightning an unlikely 1-0 lead.

"We got the first goal, but that first period was pretty bad," Tampa Bay defenseman Matt Carle said. "They really took it to us. I think, for whatever reason, we weren't really playing our game and they were going. We didn't really have an answer for them in the first … [Bishop] stood on his head."

Bishop made 19 saves to deny the Blackhawks from converting multiple prime scoring chances into goals. Chicago played according to plan early, with the exception of three failed power plays and Paquette's goal. It was the fourth allowed by the Blackhawks with a man-advantage in 16 games; they allowed five shorthanded goals last season.

"It's unacceptable to give up shorthanded goals, especially when you have momentum in the game to give up one like that," said Kane, whose turnover in the offensive zone led to Paquette's goal. "There's a couple things that could've [gone] different on that play, but [it's] unacceptable."

Brad Richards and Marcus Kruger scored in regulation for the Blackhawks, who've won two straight games for the third time. Kucherov scored the other goal for the Lightning to tie it 2-2 at 9:53 of the third.

Kruger put the Blackhawks up 2-1 at 1:18 of the third with a tip-in goal off Niklas Hjalmarsson's point shot, but two Chicago penalties put Tampa Bay on back-to-back power plays soon afterward.

That shifted momentum and Kucherov scored 2:42 after the second Blackhawks penalty expired. A turnover in the Chicago zone by defenseman Brent Seabrook sparked the play, which ended with Kucherov burying a feed from Stamkos for his sixth goal.

"A couple of positives did come out of the game," Lightning coach Jon Cooper said. "Our penalty kill was outstanding (6-for-6). That kept us in the game. Our goaltender ... I don't know what the stars were, but he probably could've been first, second and third star of the game. So there were some encouraging things, but you can't come out and play the way we did in the first period."

Each team had a player leave with an injury in the third. Lightning center Tyler Johnson left at 5:11 and didn't return after a cross-check by Seabrook. Blackhawks defenseman Johnny Oduya didn't play again after Kucherov scored, the result of blocking a shot by defenseman Jason Garrison. No updates were provided by either coach afterward.

Scoring Summary
1st Period
04:35TBL SHG - Cedric Paquette (4) ASST: Ondrej Palat (7), Eric Brewer (4) 1 - 0 TBL
2nd Period
09:13CHI Brad Richards (3) ASST: Kris Versteeg (3), Brandon Saad (9) 1 - 1 Tie
3rd Period
01:18CHI Marcus Kruger (2) ASST: Niklas Hjalmarsson (4), Marian Hossa (6) 2 - 1 CHI
09:53TBL Nikita Kucherov (6) ASST: Steven Stamkos (7), Jonathan Drouin (7) 2 - 2 Tie
OT Period
NONE
Shootout
1TBLRyan Callahan - Save
2CHIJonathan Toews - Save
3TBLNikita Kucherov - Save
4CHIPatrick Kane - Goal
5TBLSteven Stamkos - Save
Shootout Summary
RNDTampa Bay LightningChicago Blackhawks
1Ryan CallahanJonathan Toews
2Nikita KucherovPatrick Kane
3Steven Stamkos
Three Stars of the Game
Corey Crawford
1st
SA: 27TOI: 65:00
GA: 2EV: 24-25
PIM: 0PP: 0-0
SV%: .926SH: 1-2
Marcus Kruger
2nd
G: 1Shots: 2
A: 0Hits: 1
PTS: 1PIM: 0
+/-: 1TOI: 14:23
Ben Bishop
3rd
SA: 39TOI: 65:00
GA: 2EV: 25-27
PIM: 0PP: 12-12
SV%: .949SH: 0-0
Penalty Summary
1st Period
03:22TBL Anton Stralman  Delaying Game-Puck over glass
08:43TBL Andrej Sustr  Hooking against  Jeremy Morin
14:57TBL Eric Brewer  Cross checking against  Peter Regin
2nd Period
07:09TBL Valtteri Filppula  Tripping against  Marcus Kruger
09:41CHI Ben Smith  Interference on goalkeeper against  Ben Bishop
17:10CHI Jeremy Morin  Roughing against  J.T. Brown
17:10TBL J.T. Brown  Roughing against  Jeremy Morin
17:10TBL J.T. Brown  Roughing against  Jeremy Morin
19:00TBL Eric Brewer  Hi-sticking against  Andrew Shaw
3rd Period
01:45CHI Niklas Hjalmarsson  Slashing against  Valtteri Filppula
05:11CHI Brent Seabrook  Cross checking against  Tyler Johnson
11:16CHI Jeremy Morin  Roughing against  Cedric Paquette
11:16TBL Cedric Paquette  Roughing against  Jeremy Morin
OT Period
NONE
shots by period
PeriodTBLCHI
1st619
2nd712
3rd117
OT31
Total2739
Team Stats
CategoryTBLCHI
Power Plays0/30/6
Hits3412
Faceoff Wins3232
Giveaways415
Takeaways69
Blocked Shots2314
Penalty Minutes1610
  • TAMPA BAY
  • CHICAGO
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62A. SustrD0010214:09
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90V. NamestnikovC0001011:40
91S. StamkosC0101019:13
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4N. HjalmarssonD0111222:35
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19J. ToewsC00-24024:08
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28B. SmithR0010215:22
29B. BickellL000109:39
32M. RozsivalD0013018:14
57T. van RiemsdykD0001014:57
65A. ShawC0001017:45
81M. HossaR0113020:14
88P. KaneR00-25023:34
91B. RichardsC1004011:50
#GoaliesSvSASv%TOI
50C. Crawford2527.92665:00