On Monday night, June 8, 2015, the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Chicago Blackhawks in Game 3 of the NHL Stanley Cup Final at the United Center. It was barely won as Cedric Paquette's goal allowed the Lightning to have 3 while the Blackhawks were at 2. So far, the Lightning leads over the Blackhawks the best of seven series Stanley cup at 2-1, and Game 4 is set for Wednesday night in Chicago. For those who want to watch Game 4, here's how you can livestream or how to watch online through a radio station or TV Channel.
Game 4 of the Stanley Cup is planned to be broadcast on Wednesday, June 10, at 8 p.m. ET on the NBC Sports Network. For those that want to Livestream the event, you can head over to the NBC Sports Live Extra website and view it from there. You'll have to check your local radio stations to see when it airs on the radio, or you could go to the Tunein website for the NHL, and click on the Game 4 tab to hear what is going on with the game.
As for a prediction of the game, Bleacher Report gives the odds to win the Stanley cup at Chicago 2-3 and Tampa Bay 13-10. This was made via Odds Shark, at the start of the series. So yes, Chicago is favored to win the Stanley Cup, but the Tampa Bay Lightning is not going down without a fight.
One of the big issues of Game 4 is the health of Tampa Bay's goalie Ben Bishop, who was often reported that he looked injured, and TSN's Bruce Arthur commented that it "looks like he's been stabbed". Bishop did not comment about the win, nor did he discuss his health, but he told ESPN's Pierre LeBrun that he had no intentions of leaving another game during this action.
According to The New York Times, the Lightning's captain, Steven Stamkos, stated that "he [Bishop] didn't look hurt out there to me tonight". At Game 3, Bishop somehow made 36 saves, only allowing one goal for the final 45 minutes.
So far, 28-year-old goalie has notched a .916 save percentage against Chicago, but if Bishop is showing any signs of weakness, you can count on the Blackhawks to attempt to exploit it. With them needing a win to at least tie up the current series, what other option would they possibly take?
Right now, that Ben Bishop says that "he feels like Marshawn Lynch". Of course, he is referring to the Seattle Seahawks running back, who was put under a lot of pressure at the Super Bowl last January. There is certainly a lot on the line for the Lightning to beat Chicago, and it would be terrible if Bishop were to go down as the Stanley Cup "weakest link".