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Eastern Conference Final, Gm 6: PIT at TBL

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Drouin's disallowed goal leaves Lightning flat

Coach's challenge rules Tampa Bay forward offside, swings momentum in Pittsburgh's favor

by Corey Long / NHL.com Correspondent

Situation Room: PIT vs. TBL, Gm6

Situation Room: Drouin's goal waived off

ECF, Gm6: The Penguins challenge that the Lightning were offside on Jonathan Drouin's goal and, after a review, the goal is waived off

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TAMPA -- Pittsburgh Penguins video coach Andy Saucier played a key role in their 5-2 win against the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Final at Amalie Arena on Tuesday.

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Murray responds like veteran for Penguins

Pittsburgh's rookie goalie handles benching with maturity, returns with 28 saves in Game 6 win

by Dan Rosen @drosennhl / NHL.com Senior Writer

TAMPA -- Pittsburgh Penguins goalie Matt Murray is celebrating his 22nd birthday Wednesday.

"He plays like he's 30," Penguins forward Patric Hornqvist said. "He's awesome."

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Lightning miss chance to close out Penguins

Lose Game 6 of East Final at home, must win Game 7 in Pittsburgh to return to Stanley Cup Final

by Tom Gulitti @tomgulittinhl / NHL.com Staff Writer

TAMPA -- Because they failed to learn from their history, the Tampa Bay Lightning must now hope they can repeat it.

Just as they did a year ago, the Lightning had an opportunity to advance to the Stanley Cup Final with a win on home ice. And, just as they did a year ago, they squandered the opportunity.

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Penguins back up the talk in Game 6

Pittsburgh gets contributions from everyone to keep season alive

by Dan Rosen @drosennhl / NHL.com Senior Writer

TAMPA -- Patric Hornqvist and Evgeni Malkin said the Pittsburgh Penguins were going to win, guaranteeing it without using the word guarantee. It was bold, if also confident. It was honest.

It was accurate.

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Game 7 history isn't on Penguins' side

Host Lightning on Thursday, but are 2-7 at home

by John Kreiser @jkreiser713 / NHL.com Managing Editor

The good news for the Pittsburgh Penguins is they extended the Eastern Conference Final by defeating the Tampa Bay Lightning 5-2 in Game 6 at Amalie Arena on Tuesday.

It's possibly bad news that they'll be the home team for Game 7 at Consol Energy Center on Thursday (8 p.m. ET; NBCSN, CBC, TVA Sports), with the winner going to the Stanley Cup Final.

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Instant analysis: Penguins at Lightning, Game 6

Pittsburgh hangs on in third period, fights off elimination

by Tom Gulitti @TomGulittiNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

TAMPA - The Pittsburgh Penguins defeated the Tampa Bay Lightning 5-2 in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Final at Amalie Arena on Tuesday and evened the best-of-7 series at 3-3.

The Penguins led 3-0 through two periods on goals from Phil Kessel, Kris Letang and Sidney Crosby before hanging on in the third. The Lightning got on the board 5:30 into the third when Brian Boyle's centering pass was accidentally deflected into the Pittsburgh net by Kessel.

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Stats: Murray vs. Vasilevskiy, Game 6

Penguins rookie makes 28 saves to help Pittsburgh avoid elimination in Eastern Conference Final

by Dan Rosen @drosennhl / NHL.com Senior Writer

TAMPA -- The Pittsburgh Penguins defeated the Tampa Bay Lightning 5-2 in Game 6 at Amalie Arena to extend the Eastern Conference Final to a seventh game.

Here is a look inside the in-game matchup between the two 21-year-old goaltenders, Pittsburgh's Matt Murray, who turns 22 on Wednesday, and Tampa Bay's Andrei Vasilevskiy:

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Penguins win Game 6, extend series

Pittsburgh holds off Lightning, will play Game 7 on Thursday

by Corey Long / NHL.com Correspondent

TAMPA -- The Pittsburgh Penguins extended the Eastern Conference Final with a 5-2, Game 6 win against the Tampa Bay Lightning at Amalie Arena on Tuesday.

Game 7 is at Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh on Thursday (8 p.m. ET; NBCSN, CBC, TVA Sports). The winner will advance to the Stanley Cup Final.

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Penguins' Kessel swings for fences, scores

Pittsburgh forward joins Blues' Brouwer, Sharks' Ward to get baseball-style goal

by NHL.com @NHL / NHL.com

Swinging for the fences

NHL stars swing for the fences to net playoff goals

Joel Ward, Troy Brouwer and Phil Kessel show off their swings, scoring baseball-style playoff goals on airborne pucks

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For the third time in two nights, a hockey player swung for the fences and connected for a goal. This time, it was forward Phil Kessel who batted the puck into the net to give the Pittsburgh Penguins a 1-0 lead against the Tampa Bay Lightning in the first period of Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Final at Amalie Arena on Tuesday.

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Coach's Challenge: PIT @ TBL - 5:12 of First Period

Original call is overturned - no goal Tampa Bay Lightning

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Situation Room: PIT vs. TBL, Gm6

Situation Room: Drouin's goal waived off

ECF, Gm6: The Penguins challenge that the Lightning were offside on Jonathan Drouin's goal and, after a review, the goal is waived off

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At 5:12 of the first period in the Penguins/Lightning game, Pittsburgh requested a Coach's Challenge to review whether Tampa Bay was off-side before the puck entered the Pittsburgh net.

After reviewing all available replays and consulting with NHL Hockey Operations staff, the Linesman determined that Tampa Bay's Jonathan Drouin was off-side prior to the goal. According to Rule 78.7, "The standard for overturning the call in the event of a 'GOAL' call on the ice is that the Linesman, after reviewing any and all available replays and consulting with the Toronto Video Room, determines that one or more Players on the attacking team preceded the puck into the attacking zone prior to the goal being scored and that, as a result, the play should have been stopped for an "Off-side" infraction; where this standard is met, the goal will be disallowed."

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