Blackhawks vs Lightning Game 4 Scores and Updates: Saad delivers

Brandon Saad drilled in the go-ahead goal in the third period, and Chicago withstood Tampa Bay’s charge in the final minutes to square the Stanley Cup finals at 2-2.

Just after the Chicago Blackhawks scored through Jonathan Toews at 6:40, the Lightning responded through Alex Killorn goal at 11:47 in the second period. The NHL Finals is back to 1-1 and the Blackhawks are seeking to tie the series.

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The Tampa Bay Lightning face the Chicago Blackhawks in Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Finals on Wednesday at 8:00 PM ET at the United Center, Chicago.

Tampa Bay seeks to distance itself in the series in Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Finals as the team went on to win Game 3 on Monday, 3-2. The Lightning have been mostly in control in the three games in the Finals so far. They are rarely falling behind and they have scored first in all three Stanley Cup finals games. The Lightning also have spent more than 92 minutes with the lead, 82:21 minutes tied with the Blackhawks, who have led just for 6:19 through three games.

Though the Blackhawks have the experience, the Lightning might have learned wisdom in the previous round in which they were on the lead. They have a 3-0 lead in the second round over Montreal, and then they faltered, dropping two consecutive before winning Game 6. In the conference finals, the Lightning were ahead 3-2 before the Rangers tied it. The won Game 7 over Rangers, 3-0.

”This is going to be a good test for this group,” Tampa Bay captain Steven Stamkos said. ”Obviously they have the experience. But we’re going through it. Like I said a couple minutes ago, you have to go through these situations to gain that experience. We seem to rise to the occasion every round.’

On the postseason, Tyler Johnson leads in points with 23 (13 goals and 10 assists). Nikita Kucherov leads in assists with 12 but with 22 points. Star Stamkos has 17 points (7 goals and 10 assists). Ondrej Palat has 18 points (8 goals and 8 assists). Goalie Ben Bishop has been steadily doing his part. He averages 2.13 goal against with 91.9 saving percentage.

The Blackhawks are not new to these circumstances. With the experience the Blackhawks have, they believe that they can change the direction of the game starting tonight. The Blackhawks are expected to fight harder and they are not in a panic mode.

Jonathan Toews has been here before and he is stirring up confidence to his teammates.

”If you don’t want that challenge, if you don’t want that spotlight almost, then you shouldn’t be here,” Toews said. ”I think we all work for that. We want to play those important games.”

Toews and Patrick Kane are being marked by the Lightning effectively in the last three games. The Blackhawks stars should be able to evade the defense of the opponents to have a chance to win Game 4.

On the postseason, Duncan Keith and Kane lead in points with 20 apiece. Keith leads in assists with 18 while Kane leads in goals with 10. Toews has nine goals and 10 assists so far for the Blackhawks.

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Odds: -170 Blackhawks, 5.5 O/U

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