The Seattle Thunderbirds came into the game down, but not out of the running for the WHL championship.
The T-Birds forced game six tonight in Edmonton with a 3-2 win over the Oil Kings in a do-or-die game on June 11.
Down a goal after one, Seattle scored a pair in the second period to take a 2-1 lead. Lucas Ciona's goal at 2:21 in the third period stood up as the game-winner.
The Oil Kings lead the series 3-2. The T-Birds are no stranger to coming from behind in this year's playoffs. Their last two series have gone seven games
Bauer returns to the lineup tonight after serving a suspension for a major against Oil King Brendan Kuny in Game Four.
Tonight's 7:30 p.m. game is being broadcast by TSN.