Flyers Beat Lightning In 7th Round Of Shootout
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) – Kimmo Timonen scored in the seventh round of the shootout and the Philadelphia Flyers beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 4-3 on Tuesday night in a matchup of the top two teams in the Eastern Conference.
Philadelphia, which won the shootout 2-1, got goals in regulation from James Van Riemsdyk, Scott Hartnell and Darroll Powe — on a short-handed penalty shot. The conference-leading Flyers are 18-6-3 on the road.
Dominic Moore, Vincent Lecavalier and Teddy Purcell scored for the Lightning, who took three of four in the season series with Philadelphia. Tampa Bay, which trails the Flyers by five points, is 5-3 during a 12-game homestand.
Tampa Bay pulled even at 3 on goals by Lecavalier, with the man advantage, and Purcell just 53 seconds apart against Brian Boucher midway through the second. Lecavalier has five goals in his last four games after scoring just one over a 16-game stretch.
After Hartnell had a power-play goal at 7:33 of the second, Powe gave Philadelphia a 3-1 lead 1:15 later on a short-handed penalty shot that went over Dwayne Roloson’s right shoulder.
The Flyers have nine short-handed goals this season, while Tampa Bay has given up 10.
Van Riemsdyk put the Flyers up 1-0 from the left circle at 12:42 of the first. Philadelphia is 27-3-2 this season when scoring the game’s first goal.
Moore tied it at 1 from the right circle 59 seconds into the second.
Lightning center Steven Stamkos, the NHL leader with 40 goals this season, has gone three consecutive games without a goal.
NOTES: Tampa Bay is 19-4-5 in one-goal games. … Philadelphia RW Kris Versteeg, obtained from Toronto on Monday, made his Flyers debut. … Tampa Bay recalled D Mike Vernace from Norfolk of the AHL to fill in for D Matt Smaby (illness). … Flyers RW Claude Giroux had an assist, giving him 13 assists and 16 points over his last 13 games. … Lightning RW Adam Hall assisted on Moore’s goal for his first point in 14 games.
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