The Tampa Bay Lightning forced a Game 7 against the Boston Bruins with a defiant 5-4 victory on Wednesday night. Steve Downie played a big role in that Game 6 win, assisting on a Teddy Purcell power-play goal, working a great 2-on-1 break with Marty St. Louis, peppering Tim Thomas with five shots … and, well, acting like Steve Downie when he needed to.
Like, for example, talking smack and giving an air smooch to defenseman Andrew Ference with 1:50 left in the game. How precious.
You know, the playoff beards really do make everything look more rugged.
s/t to Puck Daddy reader The Great One.