For additional insight into the Tampa Bay Lightning and Chicago Blackhawks during the Stanley Cup Final, NHL.com has enlisted the help of Dave Farrish to break down the action. Farrish will be checking in throughout the series.
Farrish was an assistant coach for the Anaheim Ducks and Toronto Maple Leafs from 2005-14. He won the Stanley Cup with the Ducks in 2007. He also coached 1,027 games in the minor leagues, including the American Hockey League. In addition, Farrish, a former defenseman, played 430 games in seven seasons in the NHL.
When the Blackhawks have attacked against the Tampa Bay Lightning in the Stanley Cup Final, particularly in the first period of Game 3 on Monday at United Center, they have been able to control the play and dominate possession. But Farrish thinks mentally the Blackhawks are consumed with helping out their depleted defense corps and over time it's showing.