Recap: Lightning 6, Flyers 3
Lightning 6, Flyers 3: Valtteri Filppula scored to snap a tie and had an assist during a wild seven-goal second period as Tampa Bay ended Philadelphia's 10-game home winning streak.Ryan Malone tallied twice and Alex Killorn and Teddy Purcell each scored and set up a goal for the Lightning, who have won seven of their last eight on the road and improved to 10-2-1 in the past 13 meetings with the Flyers. Captain Martin St. Louis netted his team-leading 20th goal, former Philadelphia defenseman Matt Carle notched two assists and finished with a plus-6 rating and Anders Lindback turned aside 35 shots in the win.Jakub Voracek scored twice and Wayne Simmonds netted his team-leading 15th goal for the Flyers, who suffered their first loss at Wells Fargo Center since a 3-0 setback to New Jersey on Nov. 7. Ray Emery finished with seven saves in relief of Steve Mason, who yielded five goals on 17 shots through two periods.Philadelphia erased a 3-1 deficit as Simmonds cleaned up a rebound for a power-play goal and Voracek netted his second of the game with 5:25 remaining in the second period. Tampa Bay quickly restored the two-goal advantage as Filppula backhanded home a loose puck 66 seconds later and St. Louis converted a cross-ice feed from rookie Tyler Johnson with 57 seconds left in the session.Purcell gave the Lightning a 2-0 lead at 5:21 of the second period before Voracek beat Lindback on a breakaway 83 seconds later. Malone regained the two-goal advantage 44 seconds later after converting a 2-on-1 rush with Nate Thompson before capping the scoring with an empty-net goal late in the third.GAME NOTEBOOK: Philadelphia had won 11 in a row at home on four different occasions - with the most-recent occurrence coming from Oct. 27-Dec. 5, 2003. ... The Lightning went 0-for-3 on the power play against the Flyers, who have killed off all 22 short-handed opportunities over the last seven games. ... Tampa Bay D Victor Hedman retreated to the locker room late in the third period after getting leveled by a high hit from Philadelphia LW Scott Hartnell. ... Lightning D Sami Salo suffered a lower-body injury in the first period and did not return.
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