A goal by Chicago forward Teuvo Teravainen tied the score at 13:28 of the third period and teammate
Since the Stanley Cup Final went to a best-of-seven format in 1939, the team that has won Game 1 has won the Cup 58 of 75 times (77.3%).
Game 2 will be played Saturday at Amalie Arena.
The Lightning scored the only goal of the first period on a remarkable individual effort by Alex Killorn.
Filppula and Stralman were credited with the assists on Killorn’s eighth playoff goal. The feat also gave Killorn the distinction of becoming the first product of the
The Lightning had 10 shots in the first period compared to seven by the Blackhawks.
Chicago had two power plays early in the second period but couldn't get anything going on either advantage. Killorn was sent off for hooking 28 seconds into the second period and the Lightning was caught with too many men on the ice at 9:48, but the Blackhawks couldn't take advantage. Fans at Amalie Arena, who were lively and started spontaneous chants, followed their custom of booing the opposing team's power play and gave the Lightning a loud ovation when the penalties were killed.
The Lightning got a power play at 13:28, when Chicago forward
The Blackhawks began to control the puck in the third period, and it finally paid off late in the period. They tied it at 1-1 when Teravainen whipped a shot past a screened