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Duncan Keith and Patrick Kane tallied the goals in the clincher.
Chicago delivered a 41.0 rating locally.
The 40-year-old defenseman called it a career after winning his first Cup.
Chicago has won three titles in six seasons in the salary cap era.
Keith was the backbone of the Chicago defense all postseason long.
The Chicago Blackhawks have won the Stanley Cup on home ice for the first time in 77 years.
Tampa Bay is playing its 26th game this postseason, tying an NHL record.
Timonen, 40, came to Chicago in February in a trade just before the deadline.
Chicago can close out Tampa Bay and win the Stanley Cup in Game 6 tonight.
Puck drop is set for shortly after 7 p.m. at the United Center.
Vermette has scored the game-winning goals in Game 1 and Game 5 against the Lightning.
The Blackhawks are one win away from their third lift of the Stanley Cup in six years.
Chicago took a 3-2 lead in the Stanley Cup Final with a 2-1 win at Tampa Bay.
Lightning goalie Ben Bishop spent 15 minutes on the ice Saturday during Tampa Bay’s morning skate for Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Final.
The Blackhawks and Lightning enter Saturday’s Game 5 tied at 2-2.
Bishop sat out a Game 4 loss with a lower-body injury.
It’s no secret inside the Blackhawks’ dressing room: They must be better to win their third Cup in six years.
Through four games, Chicago and Tampa each have scored nine goals.
Chicago switched up its lines last minute, while Tampa Bay had a goaltender surprise in Game 4.
Chicago held off a furious Tampa Bay attack late to even the Cup series at 2-2.