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Despite furious rally attempt, Bolts lose 2-1 as Chicago ties Stanley Cup Final at two games apiece

Tampa Bay loses 2-1 to Chicago despite peppering the Blackhawks with 10 shots in the last two minutes of the fourth game of the Stanley Cup Final. The series is tied two games to two.

SECOND PERIOD0:00: The second period ends with a very tight and entertaining game tied 1-1.

8:13: Tampa Bay ties it up as Alex Killorn gets open in front of the net and scores on a pass from Valtteri Filppula. The goal comes just 5:07 after Chicago opened the scoring.13:20 Chicago captain Jonathan Toews scores the game's first goal. After Patrick Sharp batted the puck in the air, Toews moved in on the left side nad knocked the puck in off Andrei Vasilevskiy's pad.

13:35: The Blackhawks narrowly miss scoring again when Patrick Sharp had a breakaway and his shot hit off the left post.14:31: Chicago just misses getting the game's firs goal when Marcus Kruger redirects Marcus Kruger's shot off the left post.19:04 The Blackhawks open the period with a power play, but they fail to get off a shot on goal.

FIRST PERIOD0:00: The first period ends with no score. Tampa Bay outshot Chicago 9-2, as the Lightning stepped up defensively to help rookie goaltender Andrei Vasilveskiy. Both teams had power play chances: Tampa Bay went 0-for-3 (4:47 of time), and Chicago went 0-2 (1:53). Up to this point, the Lightning seem to want it more.5:49: Lightning fail to score on an abbreviated power play. Before that, Chicago has a power play cut short by a penalty, and the teams played about a minute of 4-on-4 hockey.8:49: Blackhawks have only gotten one shot on Lightning rookie goalie Andrei Vesilevskiy. Tampa Bay has six shots, but failed to score on a power play.

20:00: Rookie Andrei Vasilevskiy rather than Ben Bishop has come out as the starting goalie for Tampa Bay. Bishop has been ailing with an apparent injury since leaving the ice twice in the third period of Game 2. Though his status was uncertain for Game 3, Bishop had a gutsy performance in the Lightning's 2-1 victory. Vasilevskiy, 20, got the win in relief in Game 2, but this is his first postseason start.