Tampa Bay 5, Philadelphia 1

Boxscore | Recap
Tuesday, December 27, 2011 7:30 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Philadelphia 21-10-2-2 8-5-1-1 13-5-1-1 L2
Tampa Bay 15-17-1-2 9-5-0-0 6-12-1-2 W1

Recap

Steven Stamkos recorded two goals and Mathieu Garon made 16 of his 31 saves in the first period as the Tampa Bay Lightning pulled away for a 5-1 victory over the visiting Philadelphia Flyers on Tuesday.

Former Flyer Steve Downie added a goal and an assist in a three-goal second period for the Lightning, who have secured points in four of their last five games.

After being outshot 17-4 in the first period, the Lightning held the Flyers to just three shots in the second. 

Stamkos knocked in a rebound at 7:25 and Downie scored from a bad angle at 11:41, just five seconds after the Lightning's power play ended.

Stamkos got his second of the night after a nifty pass from Downie on the power play at 18:45 for a 4-1 lead.

Tampa Bay was down to four defensemen the last 7:28 of the second period after Eric Brewer was cut in a fight with Wayne Simmonds. Brewer came back for the third period, but blue-liner Victor Hedman left in the first with an upper-body injury and did not return. 

Martin St. Louis finished with two assists for the Lightning, who were outshot 32-16. The 17 first-period shots for the Flyers were two more than they had in all of their 2-1 overtime loss Nov. 9.

Top Game Performances

Philadelphia   Tampa Bay
Scott Hartnell 1 Points Steven Stamkos 2
Scott Hartnell 1 Goals Steven Stamkos 2
Claude Giroux 1 Assists Martin St. Louis 2
N/A Power Play Goals Steven Stamkos 1
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Ilya Bryzgalov .688 Save Percentage Mathieu Garon .969
Ilya Bryzgalov 11 Saves Mathieu Garon 31

Team Stats Summary

 
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Philadelphia 32 1 0-4 3-4 27 25
Tampa Bay 16 5 1-4 4-4 25 33

Upcoming Games

  • Tampa Bay will play their next game at home against Montreal . The Lightning have a W/L % of .429 after a win and .429 after a loss.
  • Philadelphia will play their next game on the road against Pittsburgh . The Flyers have a W/L % of .571 after a win and .643 after a loss.
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