Tampa Bay Defeats Chicago to Take 2-Games-to-1 Stanley Cup Lead

Cedric Paquette
Corey Crawford #50 of the Chicago Blackhawks makes a save against Cedric Paquette #13 of the Tampa Bay Lightning during Game Three of the 2015 NHL Stanley Cup Final at the United Center in Chicago on June 8 2015. Photographer: Bruce Bennett/Getty Images

Cedric Paquette scored with about three minutes left in the third period to give the Tampa Bay Lightning a 3-2 win Monday night at the Chicago Blackhawks and a two-games-to-one lead in the Stanley Cup Finals.

Brandon Saad had given the Blackhawks a 2-1 lead 4 minutes, 14 seconds into the third period, but Ondrej Palat tied it 13 seconds later for the Lightning.

Game 4 of the best-of-seven National Hockey League championship series is set for Wednesday night in Chicago.

Ryan Callahan opened the scoring for the Lightning five minutes into the game. Brad Richards tied it for Chicago on a power play nine minutes later.

Ben Bishop stopped 36 of 38 shots for Tampa Bay, which has won eight of its 11 road games in this season’s playoffs.

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