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Roloson back in Lightning net for Game 7

Posted on: May 26, 2011 8:25 pm
BOSTON --- Tampa Bay Lightning coach Guy Boucher was concise when asked if we’d see Dwayne Roloson back in net for Game 7 of the Eastern Conference finals on Friday night.

“Yep,” smirked Boucher in a chat with reports on Thursday.

Roloson, a game after his string of 15 consecutive playoff starts was snapped as he sat in favor of Mike Smith, wasn’t sharp early in Game 6 in his return. He allowed two of the first eight Bruins shots into the net in the first period, including one off the stick of Boston’s Milan Lucic he’d probably like to have back.

“I don't really look (back) at my performance,” Roloson said. “For me it's about team. It's always been about team, and we won, and that's for us all that matters.”

Roloson finished with 16 saves on 20 shots. That’s as many saves as the Bolts players in front of him had blocks. But Boucher said he was more focused on the closing moment sof the game as the Lighting held on for a 5-4 victory in Game 6.

“If you look at the last six minutes of the game, he was right there and holding the fort,” Boucher said. “ That's what he's done since he's been with us. So whether it's during the season or in the playoffs, he's held the fort in those times. So I know him. He's a competitor. And tomorrow's a great day to compete. So he'll be competing.”

Roloson improved to 7-0 in elimination games, a mark that has been reached by only one other goalie in NHL history (Chico Resch).

“Those numbers are not about me,” Roloson said. “It's about my teammates that have I played with and that I'm playing with now. So realistically has zero to do with me. It's about what they've done in front of me to allow our teams to win.”

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Since: Oct 20, 2006
Posted on: May 27, 2011 2:46 pm

Roloson back in Lightning net for Game 7

Rolly is a good starter , but , it's the player who are front of him is the question . Both goalies in this series had a game where they looked out of place . But , the team is about the whole team , not one . He is right when he stated that . If you score 6 goals you should win . But , the players in front of him , need to play better defense than they have been . Remember , championships are won from defense , not offense .

Since: Oct 19, 2008
Posted on: May 27, 2011 2:34 pm

Roloson back in Lightning net for Game 7

Whatever it takes!

Since: Feb 8, 2010
Posted on: May 27, 2011 11:34 am

Roloson back in Lightning net for Game 7

Sure looks like he is fighting the puck. Tampa will need to score 6.

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