Blackhawks Game 6 Notes For Saturday @ Tampa Bay
* The Blackhawks defeated the Lightning, 2-1, on Wednesday night – these clubs’ fourth straight game decided by a single marker. The last time the first four games of the Stanley Cup Final were all one-goal affairs was in 1968 (Montreal swept St. Louis, 4-0, in that series).
* Brandon Saad netted the game-winner Wednesday night, earning first-star accolades, and giving him eight goals during the 2015 playoffs – one more than he had in his first 44 career postseason skates combined. Just one of Saad’s eight markers in this year’s postseason has been scored on the road.
* Jonathan Toews lit the lamp in Game 4, giving him 10 goals during the 2015 playoffs, and establishing a new career-best in a single postseason. Toews now has 19 markers combined in the last two postseasons – most of any skater (Patrick Kane is second with 18).
* Alex Killorn scored Tampa Bay’s lone goal in Game 4, recording his second marker of the series, and his ninth of the 2015 playoffs overall. Killorn has 63 shots on goal during this year’s postseason – tied with Steven Stamkos for most of any Lightning skater.
* The Blackhawks and Lightning both have nine goals, 24 penalty minutes and 11 power-play opportunities in the first four games of this series. Chicago has ruled the faceoff circle, however, winning 58.9 percent (139-of-236) of its draws vs. Tampa Bay.
* Chicago has been tied 2-2 in a best-of-seven Stanley Cup Final six times in franchise history, and has won three of those series. The Lightning split their first four tilts with the Flames in the 2004 Final, and lost Game 5 before winning the series in seven games.