Blackhawks on the Ver-ge

Patrick Sharp gave Chicago the lead thanks to a Teuvo Teravainen assist on 6:11 in the first period but Valtteri Filppula (10:53) levelled in the second before Vermette struck two minutes into the third.

The 2-1 victory means the Blackhawks now lead the best-of-seven series 3-2 and can clinch the championship for the third time in six NHL seasons if they win Monday’s clash at United Center.