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Lightning’s attempt to nurse 1-goal lead bites ‘em in the butt; Teravainen, Vermette help Hawks win

The Tampa Bay Lightning looked like they were going to nurse a 1-0 lead to a Game 1 win over the Chicago Blackhawks in the Stanley Cup Final, but sitting on a lead against the Blackhawks isn't the best defensive strategy, as illustrated by the pair of goals that Teuvo Teravainen and Antoine Vermette scored just 1:58 apart, giving Chicago a 2-1 victory:

 

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I think you’re wrong to say that Tampa sat on the lead.  Clearly Chicago activated their D-men, and got a seeing-eye goal to tie it.  Tampa did get a breakaway, a direct result of the Chicago D-men activating, but could not convert.  Chicago’s 2nd goal was off a bad Tampa turnover. 

Tampa pretty much dominated this game until the the Hawks activated their D-men.  This should be a good series.

Posted by JayK on 06/03/15 at 11:28 PM ET

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I think you’re wrong to say that Tampa sat on the lead.  Clearly Chicago activated their D-men, and got a seeing-eye goal to tie it.  Tampa did get a breakaway, a direct result of the Chicago D-men activating, but could not convert.  Chicago’s 2nd goal was off a bad Tampa turnover. 

oh I think this was definitely a rope-a-dope performance that backfired. G2 TB will not know what to do and CHI will dominate.

Posted by duhduhduh on 06/04/15 at 07:27 AM ET

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There were totally sitting on that lead. Multiple opportunities to get into the offensive zone resulted in just a dump in and peal back.

Posted by phillyd from Southern New Jersey on 06/04/15 at 10:00 AM ET

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