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Stanley Cup final. Match day 3: Chicago vs Tampa Bay

June 9, 04:00, United Center stadium, Chicago

Background

The teams have each a victory in the first 2 matches, which means Chicago have now the advantage of playing on their home rink. The Black Hawks have lately been playing confidently at home, with 7 wins in the recent 8 games.

Contrary to them, Tampa Bay are successful in the away matches. The Lightning have only thrice failed to win in the latest 10 matches, scoring in the meantime 28 pucks and conceding 16.

Team news

Chicago defender Trevor van Riemsdyk and forward Bryan Bickel may come out for the 3rd final match against Tampa Bay, as announced by head coach Joel Quenneville. Van Riemsdyk hasn’t participated in any of the current playoffs. Bickell has been out with an injury since the 7th match against Anaheim.

Tampa Bay gained a 4:3 home win over Chicago in the 2nd match of the Stanley Cup final series. The score was opened by Cedric Paquette (12’), but Andrew Shaw and Teuvo Teräväinen brought the Blackhawks forward (23’, 25’). Soon afterwards Nikita Kucherov equalized (26’) and Tyler Johnson made it 3:2. Brent Seabrook evened the score in the 43rd, but the final one was fixed by the Lightning’s Jason Garrison (48’).

Injuries

Chicago: Rozsíval

Tampa Bay: none

Standings

Chicago: 7th, 102 points

Tampa Bay: 5th, 108 points

Latest results /Stanley Cup/

Chicago – 3:4 / 2:1 / 5:3 / 5:2 / 4:5

Tampa Bay – 4:3 / 1:2 / 2:0 / 3:7 / 2:0

Head to head

04.06.2015 Stanley Cup final: Tampa Bay 1:2 Chicago

07.06.2015 Stanley Cup final: Tampa Bay 4:3 Chicago