Dwayne Roloson to start Game 6

Updated: May 25, 2011, 2:52 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

Lightning coach Guy Boucher announced Tuesday that Dwayne Roloson will start in goal in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference finals Wednesday night in Tampa.

The Lightning need to win Game 6 to force a decisive game Friday in Boston against the Bruins.

Boston, which won Game 5 Monday night 3-1, managed just 19 shots on Mike Smith, as he made his first career playoff start in place of Roloson, who had been pulled in with 2:02 left in the first period of Game 4.

Roloson, 41, who entered the series against the Bruins leading the playoffs with a 2.01 GAA and a .941 save percentage, is 0-2 in his past three games with a 5.64 GAA and an .820 save percentage.

Information from ESPN.com's Scott Burnside and The Associated Press was used in this report.

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