Game of the Night: Game 6: Boston Bruins @ Tampa Bay Lightning
8:00 ET… TV: VERSUS, CBC Players to watch: BOS- Patrice Bergeron
Bergeron has done it all for the Bruins this spring and seems to be getting better with each passing game. TB- Martin St. Louis
The Bolts need more from St. Louis, who has one point in the last three games.
Matchup to watch: Tampa’s top line vs. Boston’s top D-pairing… Zdeno Chara and Dennis Seidenberg, for the most part, have done a great job this series containing the big guns on the other side. Can St. Louis, Vinny Lecavalier and company get anything going tonight?
Starting Goaltenders: BOS- Tim Thomas (Playoff stats: 11-5, 2.27 GAA) TB- Dwayne Roloson (Playoff stats: 9-5, 2.51 GAA)
Injury Report: BOS- Johnny Boychuk (head, probable), Marc Savard (concussion, out) TB- Sean Bergenheim (undisclosed, questionable), Pavel Kubina (head, out), Matt Smaby (lower body, out)
Coming into Game 6, goaltending will not be a question mark for the Lightning. Dwayne Roloson will be the starter. The 41-year-old now has the task of helping his team keep their season alive as Boston can wrap up the series tonight. The Bolts have outplayed the B’s for the last five periods; will that continue? As easily as I could see Tampa Bay winning this one, I think Boston pulls through and advances. Prediction: Bruins 3, Lightning 2 (OT)
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