Blackhawks: Reliving Game 5 of the 2015 Stanley Cup Final

Patrick Kane #88, Chicago Blackhawks (Photo by Mike Carlson/Getty Images)
Patrick Kane #88, Chicago Blackhawks (Photo by Mike Carlson/Getty Images) /

On June 13th, 2015, the Chicago Blackhawks beat the Lightning 2-1 to take a 3-2 lead in the 2015 Stanley Cup Final series.

The 2015 Stanley Cup Final was a fun series to watch from afar. The Chicago Blackhawks and Tampa Bay Lightning had a close series with all of the games besides Game 6 (2-0) being just a one-goal game.

Going into this game, the Blackhawks were coming off of a 2-1 win on home ice, a win that kept them in the series, after falling down 2-1 after three games. Corey Crawford was on fire and Chicago was hitting their stride. Still, Tampa had the advantage in the series as Game 5 was in Tampa.

The first goal of this game was something no one could have predicted. Patrick Sharp stealing the puck from Ben Bishop after Bishop and Victor Hedman ran into each other, and scoring was something funny to see. If this doesn’t happen, Chicago might not even win this game.

From there, the two teams went back and forth with both goalies standing strong in their nets. Valtteri Filppula scored a goal in the second period to tie the game. The game would go into the third period tied at 1.

In the third period, Antoine Vermette would score the game-winning goal just two minutes into the game off of a Kris Versteeg rebound.

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This would set up a Game 6 in Chicago, where the Blackhawks would have a chance to clinch their third Stanley Cup in six seasons.