TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Steve Downie scored to snap a third-period tie and Dwayne Roloson stopped 27 shots Monday night, helping Tampa Bay to a 4-2 victory over Pittsburgh that forced a Game 7 in their first-round playoff series.
The deciding game is Wednesday night in Pittsburgh, where Tampa Bay has already won twice this postseason, including an 8-2 Game 5 blowout that began its comeback from a 3-1 deficit in the Eastern Conference series.
Downie put the Lightning ahead for good, scoring just over a minute after Jordan Staal brought the into a 2-2 tie early in the third. Teddy Purcell, Sean Bergenheim and Ryan Malone also scored against Marc-Andre Fleury, who faltered for the second straight game.
Maxime Talbot took advantage of Roloson's bad pass behind the net to feed Pascal DuPuis for his first goal of the series. Purcell scored on a rebound 8 seconds after the Penguins killed off a penalty.