The Chicago Blackhawks did what they were supposed to do on the road in Tampa Bay by splitting the first two games, and now they head home to the United Center and hope to hatch out the rest of their master plan by defending their home ice.
The Chicago Blackhawks will be making some reported lineup changes heading into Game #3! This will not be like Game #3 in the Anaheim Ducks series when Joel Quenneville decided on changing the lineup for “fresh legs” when he took Antoine Vermette and Teuvo Teravainen out of the lineup for Kris Versteeg and Joakim Nordstrom.
This time Quenneville appears to be making the right moves with the lineup, he’s putting David Rundblad and Kris Versteeg on the bench while putting Bryan Bickell back in the lineup as well as rookie Trevor van Riemsdyk. It appeared that as soon as TVR was ready to play he would be in the lineup, so tonight is the night that the defenseman every fan wanted to see in the lineup finally returns after serious injury.
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The Tampa Bay Lightning on the other hand are being very coy with their goalie situation on whether Ben Bishop will be back in net after his mysterious aligment/sickeness/injury in the third period of Game #2. Of course the Tampa Lightning scored while Bishop was on the bench giving backup goalie Andrei Vasilevkiy a lot of Stanley Cup records in the process.
Now the Chicago Blackhawks and Tampa Bay Lightning take on what may will call a pivotal game because the series is all tied at 1.. It will be nice to see the Chicago Blackhawks jump out early and grab an early lead, something they were unable to do in the Sunshine State with the Lightning scoring first in both of the opening games of the Stanley Cup Final.
The Chicago Blackhawks are 7-1 at home this playoff season while going 6-5 on the road, so the Chicago Blackhawks will be looking to continue their good play at the United Center and take a 2-1 lead in the best of 7 Stanley Cup Final series.
Here is the viewing information for tonight’s game from Chicago:
Game Time: 7:00pm
TV Listings: NBCSN
Radio Listings: WGN Radio
Live Streaming– NBC Live Extra
Radio Streaming– WGN Radio App
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