Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Jason Garrison will be blogging for NHL.com periodically throughout the Stanley Cup Final. In this edition, he talks about the Lightning's 3-2 victory against the Chicago Blackhawks in Game 3.
CHICAGO -- Coming to Chicago, you kind of know that it's a tough building to play in; it's super loud, especially during the anthem. So there was some talk in our room about trying to make sure we silence the crowd as soon as possible by getting a good start to the game.
We were able to do that with Ryan Callahan's goal early in the first period. But the Blackhawks had a span in that first period when they were definitely in their rhythm and putting it to us pretty well. We were at least able to maintain it, and after the first period we played more of our game more of the time. We came in waves. We had our chances. They had their chances.
This was a very good test for our team and we did a good job with it, we passed. It's pretty impressive how we do keep passing these tests that are thrown our way.