TAMPA, Fla. Martin St. Louis and Teddy Purcell each scored twice, resilient goalie Dwayne Roloson weathered a hat trick by Bostons David Krejci, and the Tampa Bay Lightning stayed alive in the Eastern Conference finals with a 5-4 win over the Boston Bruins in Game 6 on Wednesday night.
Game 7 is Friday night in Boston.
The Bruins are seeking their first trip to the Stanley Cup finals in 21 years, and the Lightning will try to clinch their first appearance on hockeys biggest stage since they won their only NHL championship in 2004.
The Western Conference champion Vancouver Canucks await the winner in the finals.
St. Louis also assisted on a third-period goal that put the Lightning up 4-2. His second goal and NHL-leading 10th of the playoffs restored Tampa Bays two-goal lead after Boston pulled within 4-3 on one of two goals Krejci scored to keep the Bruins within striking distance in the closing minutes.
Roloson, who didnt play in Game 5 after being pulled from two of the previous three games because of ineffectiveness, also gave up a pair of first-period goals and finished with 16 saves.
Roloson improved to 7-0 in elimination games during his career, including 4-0 this postseason.