Martin St. Louis got the Lightning level with 12:05 left in the period after a bouncing puck found him with an open net and he slammed it home. Boston goalie Tim Thomas was distracted looking for his stick after Johnny Boychuck knocked it out of Thomas' hand.
The Lightning took the lead with 6:25 left in the period after Steve Downie found a wide open Teddy Purcell, who snuck the puck below Thomas skate to give the Lightning a 3-2 lead. Downie brought Boychuck with him as he skated to the top of the zone, and rotated the puck to Purcell, who was open due to Chris Kelly's overpursuit earlier in the power play. It was Purcell's 2nd of the night and 6th of the playoffs.