It was the tale of special teams in the second period of Game 6 in the Eastern Conference Final. The Boston Bruins got two power play chances and failed on them, putting them at 0-for-4 in the game and 0-for-25 on the road in the post-season. The Tampa Bay Lightning got three power play chances, and converted on two of them, with one power play still running as the second period ended. The Lightning lead the Bruins, 3-2 as they try to force a Game 7 Friday night, while Boston looks to get to the Stanley Cup Final to face Vancouver.
Denis Seidenberg went off for cross-checking at 7:39 of the second period, leading to the goal that tied the game for Tampa Bay. A scramble in front saw Steven Stamkos, Vincent Lecavalier and Martin St. Louis get cracks at Tim Thomas. It was finally St. Louis who found the puck in front of the net and backhanded it behind Thomas to make it 3-2 Lightning. It was St. Louis' ninth of the post-season, and yet another multi-assist game for Lecavalier.
Later in the period, the Lightning went on the power play again, as Rich Peverly went off for interference at 11:52. Steve Downie got a pass along to Teddy Purcell, who ripped a shot short side as Thomas was unable to scamper across the netmouth to stop it. It was Purcell's second of the game, fifth of the series and sixth of the post-season. The last two times Tampa Bay has played at home, he has had two-goal games. The goal came at 13:35 to make it 3-2.
Andrew Ference went off for cross-checking at 19:05, meaning the Lightning will have 1:05 of power play time to start the third period. Tampa will look to hold on and force a Game 7, while Boston will look to come back and clinch the trip to the Stanley Cup Final.