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Lightning confident heading to Game 6 vs. Bruins

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TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - The Tampa Bay Lightning are once again hitching their hopes of blocking Boston's path to the Stanley Cup finals on goaltender Dwayne Roloson.

Down 3-2 to the Bruins in the Eastern Conference finals, coach Guy Boucher says the 41-year-old Roloson is "the guy that took us here," so he'll be in net for Game 6 when the Lightning try to even the best-of-seven series on Wednesday night.

The Bruins are one victory away from their first Stanley Cup appearance in 21 years after beating Roloson's backup, Mike Smith, in Game 5.

Boucher opted to give Smith his first career playoff start after pulling Roloson from two of the previous three games against the Bruins, saying he felt the veteran needed a "breather."

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