When the Eastern Conference Finals continue with Game 6 Wednesday night in Tampa, the Bruins will be facing a new net-minder. Lightning head coach Guy Boucher announced on Tuesday that his starting goalie will be Dwayne Roloson, replacing Mike Smith, who took the Game 5 loss.
"I felt that giving a little breather to Roli, a bit like Vancouver did with (Roberto) Luongo (in the first round), and Luongo came back and they have been winning since,'' Boucher said. "It's a decision I don't regret at all. I've done it in the past and it worked. I've had it done against me and it worked. And I think it's the same for Vancouver and it worked.''
Roloson was in the net for all of the Lightning's previous 15 playoff games, posting a 9-5 record. He started the first four games against the Bruins, but was just 1-2 while allowing 13 goals. He was pulled during Game 4 after surrendering three goals on nine shots. Roloson was also pulled in Game 2.