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Brandon Saad leads Blackhawks to 2-1 win, series tied

Game 4 Stanley Cup Final
The Stanley Cup Final is all tied up at 2-2 as the series shifts back to Tampa Bay for Game 5.
Jonathan Toews, Brandon Saad came up with clutch performances as the Blackhawks somehow preserved a 2-1 lead in the closing minutes to take Game 4 with a 2-1 win.
Toews scored his 10th goal of the post-season in the second period and Brandon Saad would net the game winner for the Hawks at 6:22 of the third period.

It might be the last goal Saad ever scores in a Blackhawk uniform as you know the Penguins believe they’re going to trade Nick Spaling for Saad in a couple weeks.
The Lightning had to turn to 20 year old rookie Andrei Vasilevskiy with Ben Bishop out due to injury and they played well in front of Vasilevskiy in limiting the Blackhawks to just 19 shots. He was shaky with his rebound control at times but both Blackhawks goals were from in tight and he played well enough.
For the Lightning they had 5-6 glorious chances to tie the game in the closing moments and none better than Steven Stamkos missing a wide open with 1:16 left in regulation. A shot he puts in nine out of 10 times.
Victor Hedman was again phenomenal in the loss for Tampa Bay. At even strength Hedman was on the ice for 29 shot attempts, just 7 against.

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