Tampa Bay 5, Philadelphia 3

Monday, March 26, 2012 7:30 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Tampa Bay 35-33-4-3 23-14-1-1 12-19-3-2 W3
Philadelphia 44-24-2-6 21-12-1-4 23-12-1-2 L1


LIGHTNING 5, FLYERS 3: Martin St. Louis scored the go-ahead goal 2:27 into the third period and Dwayne Roloson made 35 saves as visiting Tampa Bay defeated Philadelphia for the third time in four tries this season.
Steven Stamkos scored his league-leading 53rd goal for the Lightning, breaking the single-season franchise record of Vincent Lecavalier (52 in 2006-07).
St. Louis took a feed from Tim Wallace and scored on a breakaway to make it 3-2 and JT Wyman capitalized with 2:49 left after Flyers defenseman Matt Carle mishandled the puck around his net for a two-goal lead.
Roloson won his third straight as the Flyers outshot the Lightning 38-15.
Scott Hartnell made it 4-3 with 1:13 remaining, but Tom Pyatt sealed with an empty-netter in the final seconds, moments after Roloson robbed Jaromir Jagr on the doorstep.
Ryan Malone scored Tampa Bay’s second shorthanded goal of season at 8:08 of the first. Stamkos hammered a wrist shot past Flyers goaltender Ilya Bryzgalov from the left point on the power play with 1.4 seconds left in the first period.
The Flyers outshot the Lightning 16-2 in the second period and tied it 2-2. Wayne Simmonds swept in Braydon Schenn's pass at 3:21 and Matt Read did the same after Kimmo Timonen’s cross-ice feed at 18:18.
Bryzgalov allowed more than two goals for the first time in 12 starts. … The Lightning are tied for last in the NHL with the Detroit Red Wings in shorthanded goals. … Timonen earned his 400th career assist. …Tampa Bay defenseman Victor Hedman was scratched because of illness.

Top Game Performances

Tampa Bay   Philadelphia
Martin St. Louis 2 Points Jakub Voracek 2
Martin St. Louis 1 Goals Scott Hartnell 1
Eric Brewer 2 Assists Jakub Voracek 2
Steven Stamkos 1 Power Play Goals Scott Hartnell 1
Ryan Malone 1 Short Handed Goals N/A
Dwayne Roloson .921 Save Percentage Ilya Bryzgalov .714
Dwayne Roloson 35 Saves Ilya Bryzgalov 10

Team Stats Summary

Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Tampa Bay 15 5 1-3 5-6 12 33
Philadelphia 38 3 1-6 2-3 16 39

Upcoming Games

  • Philadelphia will play its next game on the road against Toronto. The Flyers have a W/L % of .455 after a win and .750 after a loss.
  • Tampa Bay will play its next game on the road against Boston. The Lightning have a W/L % of .559 after a win and .390 after a loss.
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