Philadelphia 5, Tampa Bay 2

Saturday, December 10, 2011 7:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Tampa Bay 12-15-0-2 7-4-0-0 5-11-0-2 L1
Philadelphia 18-7-2-1 8-4-1-1 10-3-1-0 W5


Daniel Briere and Jaromir Jagr scored 34 seconds apart as the Philadelphia Flyers tallied three times in the second period and posted their fifth straight win with a 5-2 triumph over the visiting Tampa Bay Lightning on Saturday.

Wayne Simmonds scored and set up a goal and Claude Giroux had a pair of assists before exiting after Simmonds' knee hit his head during the second period. Giroux, who entered Saturday's play as the NHL's points leader, did not return to the contest.

Briere accepted a feed from Simmonds and beat goalie Mathieu Garon at 2:38 to tie the game at 1-1.

Jagr hammered a deflected shot off the crossbar and past Garon at 3:12. It was Jagr’s 656th career goal, tying him with Brendan Shanahan for 11th on the all-time list. Briere and Jagr also had assists in the third.

Simmonds’ power-play goal went in off Lightning defenseman Brett Clark’s skate at 14:49 for a 3-1 lead.

Vincent Lecavalier recorded a power-play goal 55 seconds into the third to get the Lightning within 3-2.

Defenseman Matt Carle responded at 4:55 on the power play and Scott Hartnell added a late empty netter to extend his goal streak to five games.

Flyers goalie Ilya Bryzgalov also left in the third period and was replaced by Sergei Bobrovsky.

Top Game Performances

Tampa Bay   Philadelphia
Vincent Lecavalier 1 Points Daniel Briere 2
Vincent Lecavalier 1 Goals Daniel Briere 1
Marc-Andre Bergeron 1 Assists Claude Giroux 2
Vincent Lecavalier 1 Power Play Goals Wayne Simmonds 1
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Mathieu Garon .871 Save Percentage Sergei Bobrovsky 1.000
Mathieu Garon 27 Saves Ilya Bryzgalov 14

Team Stats Summary

Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Tampa Bay 19 2 1-4 3-5 10 29
Philadelphia 32 5 2-5 3-4 8 31

Upcoming Games

  • Philadelphia will play its next game on the road against Washington. The Flyers have a W/L % of .588 after a win and .727 after a loss.
  • Tampa Bay will play its next game at home against New Jersey. The Lightning have a W/L % of .417 after a win and .412 after a loss.
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