The Tampa Bay Lightning took a quick lead against the Boston Bruins in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Finals, but the Bruins responded with two goals and lead the Lightning 2-1 after the first period.
The Lightning grabbed the lead after just 36 seconds when Teddy Purcell scored his 5th goal of the playoffs. Purcell received the puck at the top of the circle after Vincent Lecavalier won a clean face-off against Chris Kelly. Purcell's shot found an open spot in front of a clogged crease and Thomas never saw it coming.
The Bruins tied it up just six and a half minutes later when Milan Lucic scored his 3rd goal of the playoffs off a Tampa Bay turnover. Boston took the lead with 3:30 to go in the first period When David Krejci scored his 8th goal of the playoffs when be beat Dwayne Roloson glove side for the 2-1 lead.
- Sean Bergenheim did not dress tonight after an apparent groin injury in the 1st period of Game 5
- Tampa Bay has an 11-7 edge over Boston in face-offs
- Boston outshot Tampa Bay 8-4 in the 1st