Stanley Cup final. Match 6. Chicago vs Tampa Bay
June 16, 04:00 AM, GMT +4:00, United Center stadium, Chicago
A single victory will suffice Chicago to complete the series. The Blackhawks have won the recent 2 games and are now on the rise. The team have lost only 2 of the 10 home playoffs.
The Tampa Bay once again took a defensive stance and again failed. In the latest match, goalkeeper Ben Bishop fended 27 of the 29 shots, but the forwards let down, managing only 1 shot of 32.
The Tampa Bay need a win to evade a defeat in the final series. The Lightning have 8 away victory in the playoffs, one of which was gained in Chicago (3:2).
In the 5th match of the Stanley Cup final series, the Tampa Bay Lightning were defeated at home by the Chicago Blackhawks 1:2. Patrick Sharp scored the 1st for the guests in the 7th minute to be succeeded by the other side’s Valtteri Filppula’s shot in the 31st. The Blackhawks’ winner was scored by Antoine Vermette 6 minutes later.
Tampa forward Nikita Kucherov was unable to complete the Stanly Cup final series match against Chicago. Striking his head against the posts in the 6th minute, he left the rink after being there 1:167 minutes. Still, the 21-year-old Russian flew off with his team for the away match against Chicago.
Tampa Bay: doubtful – Kucherov
Chicago: 7th, 102 points
Tampa Bay: 5th, 108 points
Latest results /Stanley Cup/
Chicago – 2:1 / 2:1 / 2:3 / 3:4 / 2:1
Tampa Bay – 1:2 / 1:2 / 3:2 / 4:3 / 1:2
Head to head
14.06.2015 Stanley Cup, final: Tampa Bay 1:2 Chicago
11.06.2015 Stanley Cup, final: Chicago 2:1 Tampa Bay
09.06.2015 Stanley Cup, final: Chicago 2:3 Tampa Bay
07.06.2015 Stanley Cup, final: Tampa Bay 4:3 Chicago
04.06.2015 Stanley Cup, final: Tampa Bay 1:2 Chicago