Lightning score late to take series lead vs Blackhawks

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Posted: Jun 08, 2015 11:46 PM

(Reuters) - The Tampa Bay Lightning shrugged off a hostile Chicago crowd to score twice in the third period and beat the Blackhawks 3-2 in Game Three of the Stanley Cup Final on Monday.

After a split of the opening two games of the best-of-seven series, Chicago looked like they would seize the advantage when Brandon Saad put them 2-1 up early in the final period.

However, that lead was wiped out almost immediately when Ondrej Palat equalized 13 seconds later, and with a little over three minutes left, the home crowd were stunned into silence again when Cedric Paquette tipped in a pass from Victor Hedman for the winner.

Tampa Bay goaltender Ben Bishop, who had to leave Saturday's Game 2 in the third period, appeared to have mobility issues at times but he kept the Lightning in the game, particularly in the first period, when the Blackhawks outshot their opponents 17-9.

Game Four will take place on Wednesday in Chicago.

(Reporting by Cameron French; Editing by Peter Rutherford)