Both goalies played well throughout 3 periods. Maybe it was all the turnovers that did in the Lightning. Maybe it was Chicago's ability to adapt to Tampa's playing style. Nonetheless Chicago came out on top in game 1 in Tampa and taking away home ice advantage.
Going into game 2 Tampa needed a win to tie the series before heading to Chicago for the next two games as being down 0-2 would of almost spelled doom for the Lightning. Game 2 was completely different than game 1 was as the score showed in a 4-3 win for the home Lightning.
Scoring opened up in the first by the Lightning with a goal from Cedric Paquette with assists from Ryan Callahan and Victor Hedman. Tampa lead the first period with shots on goal by a slim 12-11 margin. Tampa was also 0-1 on the power-play while Chicago never got a chance in the period to try to capitalize with the man advantage.
The third period could be described as wild. Chicago scored early at 3:38 to tie the game at 3 with a goal from Brent Seabrook. Tampa Bay goalie Ben Bishop left right after the goal and in came 20 year old Andrei Vasilevskiy. The relief was only brief as Bishop came back into the game. At 8:49 Jason Garrison of the Lightning scored to make the score 4-3 with a power-play goal beating Chicago goalie Corey Crawford. At the 12:19 mark of the period Bishop once again left the net and Vasilevskiy came back in for the rest of the game. Shots in the 3rd were 10-2 in favor of the Blackhawks and 29-24 also in favor of the Blackhawks. Tampa was 1-2 on the power-play while Chicago was 0-1 bringing the total with both teams 1-3 on the man advantage.