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Blackhawks rally late to defeat Lightning, 2-1, in Stanley Cup opener

Blackhawks rally late to defeat Lightning, 2-1, in Stanley Cup opener

The Chicago Blackhawks awoke from a nearly game-long offensive slumber to pull off a late rally and defeat the Tampa Bay Lightning, 2-1, Wednesday in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final. A goal by Chicago forward Teuvo Teravainen tied the score at 13:28 of the third period and teammate Antoine Vermette took advantage of a Tampa Bay turnover to score the winner at 15:26, lifting the Blackhawks to victory before a loud and lively crowd at Amalie Arena. 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...

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