Tyler Johnson and Cedric Paquette also found the back of the net for Tampa Bay, who now has reason to be concerned with the goalie situation. Their starter Bishop left twice in the third period and the team refused to say exactly what happened or give any update.
Russian rookie Andrei Vasilevskiy took over and recorded five saves in 9:13 of ice time. He earned his first career playoff victory to become the fourth goaltender in 77 years to recorded their first career postseason victory in the Stanley Cup Finals. Vasilveskiy was in goal when Garrison broke the tie and gave the Lightning the lead for good.
Vasilevskiy has 16 regular-season games of experience and had played in just two games since March 31st. The rookie goalie came in for 92 seconds to see Garrison's goal in his first stint, and then returned to the game with 7:41 to play. He had a combined 45 minutes of playoff hockey experience before Saturday.
Nikita Kucherov added a goal and an assist in the series-tying victory.
Bishop surrendered the game-tying goal to Brent Seabrook in the third, but complained of interference on the play. He played on for a few more minutes before exiting the first time. Andrew Shaw and Teuvo Teravainen scored 2:16 apart in the second period for Chicago.
Patrick Sharp was called for two penalties just 2:18 apart in the final period, with the Lightning scoring the game-winner on the latter power-play. Corey Crawford recorded 20 saves in the loss.
Garrison's game-winner was his second goal of the postseason, and first since April 27th. Tampa Bay is now 4-0 in game 2s this postseason after going 1-for-4 in game 1s. They have lost two straight games just once during the playoffs.
The evened series shifts to Chicago for game 3 on Monday night.