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Tampa Bay 6, Chicago 3
When: 7:00 PM ET, Sunday, March 6, 2022
Where: United Center, Chicago, Illinois
Referees: Beau Halkidis, Justin St. Pierre
Linesmen: Julien Fournier, CJ Murray
Attendance: 18856

The visiting Tampa Bay Lightning scored three goals in a 32-second span early in the third period and defeated the Chicago Blackhawks 6-3 on Sunday night.

Victor Hedman scored two goals and Mikhail Sergachev had a goal and two assists for the Lightning, who have won seven of their past eight games. Andrei Vasilevskiy made 24 saves and improved to 12-0 in his career against the Blackhawks.

Dylan Strome, Patrick Kane and Alex DeBrincat each had a goal and an assist for the Blackhawks, who have lost six of eight (2-5-1). Marc-Andre Fleury made 26 saves.

Hedman made it 4-2 with his second goal of the game at 1:51 of the third period on a slap shot from the left point.

Shortly after the next faceoff, the Blackhawks turned the puck over in their end. Corey Perry jumped on it and beat Fleury far side from the bottom of the left circle at 2:04. Sergachev scored on a wrist shot from the left point at 2:23 to make it 6-2.

DeBrincat scored his 32nd goal of the season when he deflected Strome's shot past Vasilevskiy at 7:05 to pull Chicago within 6-3, but Vasilevskiy made a sparkling glove save on Kane midway through the period to keep the margin at three.

Strome gave the Blackhawks a 1-0 lead at 7:51 of the first period when he scored on a one-timer from the right circle off a cross-ice backhand pass from Kane.

Taylor Raddysh saw a blocked shot bounce toward him and backhanded it past Fleury to tie the score at 1:09 of the second period.

Kane put the Blackhawks back in front 2-1 when he got the puck at the blue line, skated into the slot and beat Vasilevskiy with a wrist shot at 6:09.

Tampa Bay took its first lead with a pair of goals 1:31 apart late in the second period.

Hedman scored on a one-timer from the slot at 15:17, just after a power play had ended, to tie it and Cal Foote gave the Lightning a 3-2 lead at 16:48 when he converted a feed from Anthony Cirelli.

--Field Level Media

Top Game Performances
Tampa Bay   Chicago
Mikhail Sergachev 3 Points Alex DeBrincat 2
Victor Hedman 2 Goals Alex DeBrincat 1
Mikhail Sergachev 2 Assists Alex DeBrincat 1
N/A Power Play Goals N/A
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Andrei Vasilevskiy .889 Save Percentage Marc-Andre Fleury .812
Andrei Vasilevskiy 24 Saves Marc-Andre Fleury 26
Team Stats Summary
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Tampa Bay 32 6 0-2 3-3 6 26
Chicago 27 3 0-3 2-2 4 20
Upcoming Games
  • Chicago will play their next game at home against Anaheim. The Blackhawks have a W/L % of .286 after a win and .389 after a loss.
  • Tampa Bay will play their next game on the road against Winnipeg. The Lightning have a W/L % of .649 after a win and .722 after a loss.