BOSTON (CBS) – The Tampa Bay Lightning will start Dwayne Roloson in net for Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Finals, coach Guy Boucher announced Tuesday.
The Lightning are going back to their veteran netminder in a must-win Game 6 Wednesday night against the Bruins after electing to go with Mike Smith in Monday night’s Game 5 loss.
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Smith stopped 17 of the 19 shots he saw in his the first playoff start of his career, but the Bruins prevailed 3-1 to take a 3-2 series lead.
Roloson was tops in the playoffs with a 2.01 save percentage before the series began, but has struggled against the Bruins. He was pulled in both Games 2 and 4, allowing nine goals in just under 60 minutes of play over the two games.
Roloson is giving up an average of 4.44 goals per game against Boston.
Every game of the Eastern Conference Finals between the Bruins and Lightning can be heard on 98.5 The Sports Hub with pregame coverage beginning 60 minutes before each game with the Dunkin Donuts Bruins Pregame show.