CHICAGO — Chicago Blackhawks are Stanley Cup champions -again.
The Blackhawks beat Tampa Bay Lightning 2-0 in Game 6 in Chicago Monday night.
It is the Hawks their third title in six years.
It is also the first time since 1938 that the Hawks have wrapped up the Cup on home ice.
The recap of the game is below.
The teams got off to a cautious start in Game 6 and then Tampa Bay started to turn up the pressure.
Tampa Bay’s Steven Stamkos just missed his first goal of the series, hitting the crossbar with a slapshot just under seven minutes into the game.
Moments later, Matthew Carle almost directed the puck into the net for Tampa Bay, only to be stopped by Corey Crawford’s right pad. The Lightning then killed off a Chicago power play.
Chicago held a 3-1 advantage early in shots on goal, but it was 5-4 with 7:24 left in a busy first period filled with hits.
Hawks big shot edge in first, but Lightning seemed to have more pace… Hawks need the next ten minutes to be better
— Dan Roan (@DRoan) June 16, 2015
Ben Bishop made 13 saves for Tampa Bay and the Lightning were locked in a scoreless tie with the Chicago Blackhawks through the first period.
Bishop stood his ground in goal, with the Blackhawks, leading the series 3-2, trying to lock up their third Stanley Cup in six years.
The first 7 minutes of the period were cautious, with both teams feeling each other out a bit and Chicago holding an early 3-1 edge in shots on goal — and then things got cranked up.
The Chicago Blackhawks are less than 20 minutes away from their third Stanley Cup championship in six seasons.
Duncan Keith knocked in his own rebound with 2:47 left in the second period to give the Chicago Blackhawks a 1-0 lead over the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 6 of the final. Chicago leads the series 3-2 and can win the Cup with a victory.