Jun 7, 2015 1:30 AM by Sarkis Nigolian
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - The Tampa Bay Lightning have evened the Stanley Cup finals at a game apiece. The question now is whether Ben Bishop will be in goal for Game 3.
Jason Garrison scored a power-play goal with 11:11 remaining to snap a 3-3 tie and lift the Lightning past the Chicago Blackhawks 4-3. Backup netminder Andrey Vasilevky made a huge pad stop during the Blackhawks' final power play to preserve the lead and pick up his first victory in three career playoff games.
Vasilevsky replaced Bishop on two different occasions in the third period. It was not immediately clear why Bishop did not finish the game.
Garrison and Nikita Kucherov (koo-CHEHR'-ahv) each finished with a goal and an assist to help the Lightning bounce back from a 2-1 loss in the opener. Kucherov and Tyler Johnson scored second-period goals to put Tampa Bay ahead 3-2, a lead that stood until Brent Seabrook countered for the Blackhawks about 3 ½ minutes into the third period.
Cedric Paquette (pah-KEHT') scored the Lightning's first goal and Victor Hedman had two assists for the Lightning.
Andrew Shaw and Teuvo Teravainen (tehr-ah-VY'-nehn) tallied for the Blackhawks, who host Game 3 on Monday.
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