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Blackhawks vs. Lightning: Game 4 Stats and NHL Final 2015 Game 5 Schedule, Odds

Published by Bleacher Report on Thu, 11 Jun 2015

A memorable 2015 Stanley Cup Final is on the verge of unfolding as a seven-game classic, with the Chicago Blackhawks and Tampa Bay Lightning knotted up at two games apiece following a grueling Game 4.Chicago finally made the most of its opportunity on home ice and played to the knockdown, drag-out pace that many thought was the only way the Blackhawks could beat these Lightning. It certainly worked Wednesday night, as Chicago took a 2-1 lead in the third period and held onto it amid a late, furious Tampa Bay charge.It's sad to think that the Stanley Cup Final is more than halfway over, and we're no more than three games away from the end of the season itself. But with what these teams have put on display, it's apparent that the best is yet to come in the next two to three games.With two full days of rest between Games 4 and 5, take a look below at everything to know.2015 Stanley Cup Final: Game 5Odds courtesy of Odds SharkSeries OverviewPatrick Kane and Jonathan Toews picked a good time to finally arrive, although Blackhawks fans wouldn't have minded if they chose to do so a few games before.The disappearing act of Chicago's two offensive leaders stole many headlines over the first three games of the Stanley Cup Final, as the two linemates struggled to find space and chances in the series' first 180 minutes. But they came up big in Game 4.Head coach Joel Quenneville mixed up his lines, and it paid off. Toews' resiliency resulted in the game's first goal, and Kane assisted Brandon Saad in the third period to set up the game-winning goal.After juggling his lines to no avail and seeing that continue throughout Game 4, his late adjustment to pair Saad with Kane proved genius, as NHL.com's Dan Rosen observed:Unlike some of the high-octane speed races that unfolded earlier in the series, Game 4 was a gritty contest that saw seven unsuccessful power plays and exponentially more hits than shots. Wednesday's game proved to be a microcosm of just how hotly contested this series is, with every loose puck being battled for.From an individual standpoint, though, the Blackhawks have to feel good about their duo of Kane and Toews. They combined for seven of Chicago's 19 shots on goal in Game 4 and played a part in both goals.With that said, all of that impact nearly got canceled out in the span of a dominant Lightning end to the game. They peppered Corey Crawford with great chances in the final minutes, only turning it up upon pulling the goalie and resulting in some insane Corsi numbers, per James Mirtle ofThe Globe and Mail:Tampa seemed to dominate the game for minutes at a time but couldn't find a way through Chicago's tough defense. As defenseman Anton Stralman told the New York Times' Ben Shpigel:Were playing some good hockey. Sometimes you play well and you dont get the results you want, but thats O.K. Thats hockey.Also a part of hockey is dealing with injuries, which have played a part on the Lightning as starting goalie Ben Bishop missed Game 4. Andrei Vasilevskiy did well in relief by stopping 17 of 19 shots, but not enough to get the win.Lightning coach Jon Cooper guaranteed Bishop would play again in the series but wouldn't divulge when, per ESPN.com's Katie Strang. That means if the Lightning happen to drop Game 5 in their own building and Vasilevskiy is in net, one could bet on Bishop to emerge for Game 6.Of course, that hasn't been the problem as much as allowing Chicago to shoot and score at the same pace as the Lightning's own potent offense. As shown by ESPN Stats & Info, they're knotted up in every major category:Those numbers, of course, won't be tied up any longer after Game 5 and may not be again for the rest of the series. One team could very well snatch the momentum early on in Saturday's pivotal swing game and not look back, beginning to cement its own Stanley Cup hopes and dash the other team's.Then again, with how this series has shaken out so far, ending on anything other than a heart-pounding one-goal contest late in Game 7 would be wrong.
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