HIGHLIGHTS: Lightning beat Blackhawks 4-3 in Game 2, tie Stanley Cup Final series 1-1


Brandon Saad is pushed down by Lightning right wing J.T. Brown and center Brian Boyle after trying to sneak the puck under goaltender Ben Bishop during the first period. (Anthony Souffle / Chicago Tribune)

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TAMPA, Fla. — The Tampa Bay Lightning held off the Chicago Blackhawks in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final after Jason Garrison put the Eastern Conference champions back on top 4-3 with 11:11 remaining in the third period.

Garrison scored his second goal of the playoffs on a shot that deflected off the skate of a Chicago player before continuing past goalie Corey Crawford.

Chicago’s Brent Seabrook scored at 3:38 of the third period to make it 3-3.

Jonathan Toews and Johnny Oduya assisted on the goal, which was reviewed after Lightning goalie Ben Bishop complained that he may have been interfered with on the play, with a player’s stick near the pad on his left shin.

The shot through heavy traffic in front of the net went over Bishop’s left leg.

The Lightning took a 3-2 lead with six minutes remaining in the second period on Tyler Johnson’s playoff-leading 13th goal.

His backshot shot rolled up the back of Corey Crawford’s body when the Chicago goalie failed to get close enough to the left post to keep the puck from rolling into the net. Nikita Kucherov assisted on the goal.

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