Blackhawks win Stanley Cup opener in Tampa

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TAMPA, Fla. (AP)  Teuvo Teravainen and Antoine Vermette scored in the third period, and the Chicago Blackhawks rallied for a 2-1 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final on Wednesday night.

Corey Crawford made 22 saves as Chicago earned its third straight playoff win. Game 2 is Saturday night.

Tampa Bay’s Alex Killorn scored on a terrific redirection in the first period, and Ben Bishop had 19 stops for the Lightning.

Teravainen tied it with 6:32 remaining by snapping a shot through a screen.

Two minutes later, he tapped the puck off the stick off Lightning defenseman J.T. Brown inside the Tampa Bay zone. The puck slid into the slot to Vermette in the slot, where he snapped a shot into the top right corner.

 

 

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