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Thomas, Roloson needed to be perfect; only one was

- Associated Press - Friday, May 27, 2011

BOSTON (AP) - Tim Thomas and Dwayne Roloson matched each other save for save for more than 50 minutes in the decisive seventh game of the Eastern Conference finals.

They both needed to be perfect.

Only one of them was.

Nathan Horton beat Roloson with 7:33 left for the only goal of the game, and the Boston Bruins beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 1-0 on Friday night to reach the Stanley Cup finals for the first time since 1990.

For Roloson, who was yanked twice in the series and benched for another game, it was a stellar performance but not the shutout he needed for the Lightning to advance.

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BOSTON (AP) _ Tim Thomas and Dwayne Roloson matched each other save for save for more than 50 minutes in the decisive seventh game of the Eastern Conference finals.

They both needed to be perfect.

Only one of them was.

Nathan Horton beat Roloson with 7:33 left for the only goal of the game, and the Boston Bruins beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 1-0 on Friday night to reach the Stanley Cup finals for the first time since 1992. For Roloson, who was yanked twice in the series and benched for another game, it was a stellar performance but not the shutout he needed for the Lightning to advance.

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