Tampa Bay Lightning's Steven Stamkos (91) gets tangled up with Boston Bruins' Tim Thomas, left, and Dennis Seidenberg (44), of Germany, while trying to get position on the puck during the second period in Game 6 of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoffs Eastern Conference final series in Tampa, Fla., Wednesday, May 25, 2011. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
If the hats worn by Lightning fans Pamela and Chris Kelsch really lit up every time a goal was scored in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference finals, they'd have used up a lot of battery power. Tampa Bay outscored the Boston Bruins 5-4 Wednesday night in Tampa to force a Game 7, to be played Friday.
Lightning fan Matt Moschella cheers on his team during the first period of Game 6 against the Bruins. While the blue hair may be real, we're pretty sure his beard is fake.
The Lightning's Steven Stamkos loses his helmet during a scuffle with the Bruins. Stamkos netted one of the Lightning's two third-period goals.
The Lightning's Teddy Purcell celebrates with teammates Nate Thompson and Martin St. Louis after scoring a goal against the Bruins during the first period. Purcell later added a second goal in the second period and now has six in the postseason.
The Bruins' Nathan Horton and David Krejci celebrate after Milan Lucic (right) scored a goal against the Lightning during the first period. At the time, it tied the game at 1-1.
The Lightning's Martin St. Louis (left) celebrates with teammates after scoring one of his two goals against the Bruins. His second goal proved to be the game-winner, as it was Tampa Bay's fifth.
Tangled up in Bruins
The Lightning's Steven Stamkos gets tangled up with the Bruins' Tim Thomas and Dennis Seidenberg. Thomas stopped just 21 of the 26 shots he faced in Game 6 for Boston.
Back on top
Lightning goalie Dwayne Roloson was re-inserted as the starting netminder for Game 6 after giving way to Mike Smith for Game 5.
No room to move
The Bruins' Gregory Campbell tries to get control of the puck between the Lightning's Marc-Andre Bergeron and Mike Lundin. Bergeron led all Lightning defensemen with four shots on goal in the game.
High-fives all around
The Lightning's Martin St. Louis trades high-fives with teammates, including Teddy Purcell after scoring his second goal of the evening against the Bruins in the third period. Both St. Louis and Purcell scored twice in the game.
Stamkos slams one home
The Lightning's Steven Stamkos celebrates after scoring a goal as the Bruins' Johnny Boychuk looks on in the third period. It was the sniper's sixth goal of the playoffs.
The Lightning's Blair Jones and the Bruins' Dennis Seidenberg slam into the glass while going for the puck. Seidenberg had three shots on goal in the game and finished plus-one, but his team finished minus-one overall.
That's not a puck
The Lightning's Martin St. Louis may be small by hockey-player standards, but that doesn't mean he can easily squeeze past Bruins goalie Tim Thomas and into the net.
Lightning goalie Dwayne Roloson celebrates with defenseman Eric Brewer after defeating the Bruins 5-4 in Game 6. Roloson, who was benched in Game 5, made 16 saves in the win.