CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Blackhawks have dropped consecutive one-goal games to the Tampa Bay Lightning in the Stanley Cup Final, and they had the lead in each one. And there is no panic for Jonathan Toews and company, no outward displays of frustration.
The Blackhawks are trying for their third NHL title in the past six seasons, and they have a history of rebounding from playoff disappointment. They dropped two of the first three games in the 2013 final against Boston and came back to win the series 4-2. They trailed 3-2 in this year’s Western Conference finals against Anaheim.
But the Lightning are one confident bunch after Monday night’s 3-2 win gave them a 2-1 lead in the series. Captain Steven Stamkos says they are “finding consistency at the right time.”