Tampa Bay 5, Philadelphia 1

Sunday, January 27, 2013 6:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Philadelphia 2-4-0-0 1-1-0-0 1-3-0-0 L1
Tampa Bay 4-1-0-0 3-0-0-0 1-1-0-0 W3


Lightning 5, Flyers 1: Teddy Purcell and captain Vincent Lecavalier recorded power-play goals in the first period and Martin St. Louis added four assists as Tampa Bay turned aside visiting Philadelphia for its third straight win.

Steven Stamkos and defensemen Eric Brewer and Victor Hedman also scored goals and fellow blue-liner Sami Salo added two assists for the Lightning. Anders Lindback made 24 saves to gain his third victory in four starts for Tampa Bay, which improved to 7-1-1 against Philadelphia in the last nine meetings.

Sean Couturier scored 59 seconds into the game off a sharp angle for the Flyers, who were 0-for-6 on the power play. Michael Leighton, who was making his first start this season, registered 21 saves in the loss.

The Lightning received a big stop from Lindback on Matt Read to help kill off a four-minute power play midway through the first period. Tampa Bay scored three times in a span of 4:21 – two with the man advantage – to take a 3-1 lead after 20 minutes.

Purcell, who also had two assists, scored from the left circle after a nifty pass from Stamkos on the power play at 14:34 to tie it at 1-all. Brewer’s shot from the right point deflected off Philadelphia's Max Talbot and past Leighton 1:36 later and St. Louis found Lecavalier at the right circle for a one-timer with 1:05 left in the period.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Brewer has three goals in the first five games this season, one better than after his first 104 regular-season games with the Lightning. … Leighton, who dropped to 4-1-0 against Tampa Bay, made his first appearance in the NHL since the 2011 playoffs with the Flyers. He spent all of last season in the American Hockey League. … Lecavalier earned his 22nd career fighting major and his first since Feb. 3, 2009 after battling Flyers D Luke Schenn 5:09 into the game.

Top Game Performances

Philadelphia   Tampa Bay
Sean Couturier 1 Points Martin St. Louis 4
Sean Couturier 1 Goals Teddy Purcell 1
Maxime Talbot 1 Assists Martin St. Louis 4
N/A Power Play Goals Teddy Purcell 1
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Michael Leighton .808 Save Percentage Anders Lindback .960
Michael Leighton 21 Saves Anders Lindback 24

Team Stats Summary

Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Philadelphia 25 1 0-6 3-5 27 34
Tampa Bay 26 5 2-5 6-6 19 30

Upcoming Games

  • Tampa Bay will play its next game at home against Florida. The Lightning have a W/L % of .667 after a win and 1.000 after a loss.
  • Philadelphia will play its next game on the road against NY Rangers. The Flyers have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .333 after a loss.
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