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2011 NHL Eastern Conference Finals Game 6: Tampa Bay Takes 3-2 Over Boston After Two Periods

The Tampa Bay Lightning used two Power Play goals to regain a 3-2 lead over the Boston Bruins in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Finals.

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.

Game Notes:

  • The Bruins are now 0-25 on the Power Play when they are on the road.
  • Zdeno Chara leads all skaters in ice time, with 20:19 minutes logged on the night. Victor Hedman leads all Lightning with 16:09 minutes of ice time.
  • The Lightning outshot the Bruins 13-7 in the 2nd period, and Tampa Bay has a 20-19 face-off edge on the night.

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