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Chicago fans arrive early and loud before Blackhawks host Lightning in Game 3 of Final

  • Chicago Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford (50) watches as Tampa Bay Lightning's Ryan Callahan scores a goal during the first period in Game 3 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final on Monday, June 8, 2015, in Chicago. (Bruce Bennett/Pool Photo via AP)

    Chicago Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford (50) watches as Tampa Bay Lightning's Ryan Callahan scores a goal during the first period in Game 3 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final on Monday, June 8, 2015, in Chicago. (Bruce Bennett/Pool Photo via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • Tampa Bay Lightning goalie Ben Bishop, left, falls after being knocked to the ice by Chicago Blackhawks' Brandon Saad, right, during the second period in Game 3 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final on Monday, June 8, 2015, in Chicago. (Bruce Bennett/Pool Photo via AP)

    Tampa Bay Lightning goalie Ben Bishop, left, falls after being knocked to the ice by Chicago Blackhawks' Brandon Saad, right, during the second period in Game 3 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final on Monday, June 8, 2015, in Chicago. (Bruce Bennett/Pool Photo via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • Chicago Blackhawks' Brandon Saad, right, shoots wide of Tampa Bay Lightning goalie Ben Bishop during the third period in Game 3 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final on Monday, June 8, 2015, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

    Chicago Blackhawks' Brandon Saad, right, shoots wide of Tampa Bay Lightning goalie Ben Bishop during the third period in Game 3 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final on Monday, June 8, 2015, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)  (The Associated Press)

The latest from Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final:

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6:30 p.m. EDT

Blackhawks fans haven't seen their team at home since May 25, so they're more than slightly hyped for Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final. Not even a few intense bursts of rain could dampen the spirits of these famously loyal fans, who filled the United Center's halls with cheers and chants more than an hour before faceoff.

Chicago and Tampa Bay split the first two games of the series at Amalie Arena, with both contests decided on a third-period goal. Neither team took firm control of the series, but the Lightning have been an exceptionally good road team in the playoffs so far: 7-3.