(Tampa, FL) The Tampa Bay Lightning evened up the 2015 Stanley Cup Final series at one apiece with a 4-3 victory in Game 2 over the Chicago Blackhawks on Saturday in Tampa. The Lightning prevailed despite having their regular goalie, Ben Bishop, leave the game twice in the third period, and was replaced both times by Andrei Vasilevsky, who has played just twice this post season.
Bishop didn’t appear to be injured and within two minutes of the goaltending switch, Tampa Bay scored what would be the e game-winning goal, giving Vasilevskiy and the Lightning the victory.
Oddly, after the go-ahead goal, Bishop re-entered the game but played just three minutes before leaving again. Vasilevskiyretruned to finish the game. .
According to the Elias Sports Bureau, Vasilevskiy is the first goaltender to win his first career playoff game in relief in the Stanley Cup Final since 1928.
Game 3 is back in Chicago on Monday,
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