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Game 6: Lightning Survive Five Penalties, Lead 2-1 After Second Period

The Tampa Bay Lightning took the lead at 2-1 with 14 minutes left in the second period and carried it into the second intermission. Center Dominic Moore was able to take the puck behind the Pittsburgh Penguins net and made a beautiful back-handed pass to Sean Bergenheim that completely fooled goalie Marc-Andre Fleury. Bergenheim was able to score an easy goal on the unprotected back side of the net.

The Bolts were heavily penalized during this second period, with four Penguin power plays and a penalty shot. The Lightning killed off the power plays thanks to excellent defense and a thunderous St. Pete Times Forum. Throughout this string of penalties, there was only one dangerous attempt on Dwayne Roloson's net -- a penalty shot for Penguins right wing Chris Conner. But the Lightning were able to hold their ground when Conner botched his penalty shot, losing sight of the puck and letting it roll off his stick, leaving the score 2-1 Lightning.

Both team are playing frantic and fast-paced hockey with the Lightning rightly playing like the series depends on it. You can catch the rest of this game on Sun Sports (or Versus if you're away from the Tampa Bay area).

Photographs by cstreet.us, thelastminute, turtlemom nancy , fesek, kthypryn, justinwright, sue_elias, pointnshoot, and scrapstothefuture used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.