Blackhawks managed quite a few firsts in Game 1 of Stanley Cup Final — Elias

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Chicago Blackhawks center Antoine Vermette (80) of Canada, celebrates his game winning goal with Teuvo Teravainen of Finland (86), against the Tampa Bay Lightning during the third period in Game 1 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final in Tampa, Fla., Wednesday, June 3, 2015. The Blackhawks defeated the Lightning 2-1. | AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack

It was a game of many firsts for the Blackhawks on Wednesday night.

The 2-1 victory over the Lightning marked the first time in NHL history that a team won Game 1 of a Stanley Cup Final in regulation time after trailing, while being shut out before the third period, according to Elias Sports Bureau.

Here’s some more fun facts from Elias:

Chicago is also the first road team to record a regulation-time victory with a third-period comeback in the opening game of a Stanley Cup Final series. Three other visiting teams won Game 1 of a Stanley Cup Final in overtime after trailing in the third period: the Islanders in 1980 (at Philadelphia), the Canucks in 1994 (at New York Rangers) and the Sabres in 1999 (at Dallas). [Teuvo] Teravainen, who assisted on the winning goal, is the first rookie in NHL history to score two third-period points in the first game of a Stanley Cup Final series. Since 1983, the only rookies before Teravainen to record more than one point in the opening game of a Cup Final were Jaromir Jagr for the Penguins in 1991 (two assists vs. Minnesota) and Ville Leino for the Flyers in 2010 (one goal and one assist at Chicago).

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