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Lightning 5, Flyers 3

Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 4:48 AM

Peter Pupello - Lightning Beat Reporter

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Lightning 5, Flyers 3
Tampa Bay Lightning 5, Philadelphia Flyers 3
Three Stars of the Game
Dwayne Roloson
SA: 38TOI: 60:00
GA: 3EV: 29-31
PIM: 0PP: 6-7
SV%: .921SH: 0-0
Martin St. Louis
G: 1Shots: 3
A: 1Hits: 0
PTS: 2PIM: 0
+/-: 2TOI: 23:09
Wayne Simmonds
Wayne Simmonds
G: 1Shots: 3
A: 0Hits: 0
PTS: 1PIM: 0
+/-: -1TOI: 14:51




  • Steven Stamkos' goal was his 53rd this season, which broke Vincent Lecavalier's 2006-07 record for the most goals by a Lightning player in a season in franchise history.
  • Stamkos' goal gives him 88 points this season, which are seven fewer points than his career high.
  • Malone’s goal was his 15th point (5g, 10a) in his last 19 games.
  • Martin St. Louis' two-point game (1g, 1a) was his 17th multi-point game of the season.
  • Teddy Purcell's assist was his 60th point of the season. He is now the fourth player in team history to have a 60-point season after going undrafted by the NHL (St. Louis, Boyle and Ciccarelli).
  • Tom Pyatt's goal was his fourth in his last three games.
  • Pyatt has goals in three straight games for the first time in his NHL career.
  • Tim Wallace's assist puts him on the first three-game point streak (1g, 2a) of his NHL career.
  • Trevor Smith's assist gives him two points (1g, 1a) in the last four games.
  • Brewer's two-assist game was his first multi-point game since 11/6 at FLA.

Steven Stamkos scored his way into the franchise record books Monday night.

Stamkos’ league-best 53rd goal set the Tampa Bay Lightning single-season record, and Dwayne Roloson made 35 saves to win for the third consecutive time and give the Bolts a 5-3 win over the Philadelphia Flyers at the Wells Fargo Center.

The win was Tampa Bay’s third in a row and its sixth overall in eight games against the Flyers under head coach Guy Boucher, dating back to last season.

After Ryan Malone opened the scoring on a shorthanded breakaway 8:08 into the first, Stamkos made it 2-0 with just two seconds to go in the period after beating Ilya Bryzgalov with a wrist shot while on the power play.

The goal, which was Stamkos’ 53rd of the season, helped the Lightning forward surpass teammate Vincent Lecavalier’s single-season franchise record of 52, set during the 2006-07 season.

Stamkos, who also scored twice on Saturday against the Islanders, now has three goals in his past two games and is seven ahead of Pittsburgh Penguins forward Evgeni Malkin in the Rocket Richard Trophy race.

Martin St. Louis, JT Wyman and Tom Pyatt also had goals for the Lightning, which looks to extend their current win streak to four games as it completes the second half of a back-to-back set in Boston on Tuesday night.

The Lightning recorded just 15 shots throughout the game and scored twice in the first period, only to have the Flyers respond with two of their own in the middle frame.

Wayne Simmonds, Matt Read and Scott Hartnell scored for Philadelphia, which remains four points behind Pittsburgh for fourth place in the Eastern Conference, and five behind the conference-leading New York Rangers.

Simmonds cut the deficit in half and made it 2-1 after deking Keith Aulie near center ice and skating in with Brayden Schenn to create a 2-on-1 as he entered the offensive zone. Simmonds dropped a pass back to Schenn, who then fed it across the crease back to Simmonds, who tapped it in past Roloson 3:21 into the second.

Aulie then got beat a second time later on in the period, as Read skated down the slot and scored to tie the game 2-2 at 18:18.

Roloson is now 3-0-0 in his past three starts and has put together his first three-game win streak since Nov. 4-9. After yielding goaltending duties to the now-injured Mathieu Garon for the majority of the season, Roloson suddenly looks like the same goaltender that led Tampa Bay all the way to Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Final last spring.

He kicked aside 11 of 12 shots faced in the third, despite his team being outshot 38-15 in the game, and came up with a huge game-saving stop on Jaromir Jagr from in-close with 13 seconds to go in regulation. After Read drew the Flyers even, it didn’t take long for the Lightning to re-gain the one-goal lead.

St. Louis beat Bryzgalov up high over the shoulder on a breakaway at 2:27 of the final period after taking a beautiful cross-ice pass from Tim Wallace.

Wyman then capitalized on a Philadelphia turnover behind its own net to make it 4-2 at 17:11, but Hartnell’s 36th goal of the year while on the power play cut the deficit to just one with 1:13 to go.

That was as close as Philadelphia would get, as Pyatt’s empty-net tally with three seconds to go sealed it.

scoring summary
1st Period
SHG - Ryan Malone (15) ASST: Trevor Smith (3)
1 - 0 TBL
PPG - Steven Stamkos (53) ASST: Martin St. Louis (44), Teddy Purcell (40)
2 - 0 TBL
2nd Period
Wayne Simmonds (23) ASST: Brayden Schenn (4), Pavel Kubina (11)
2 - 1 TBL
Matt Read (22) ASST: Kimmo Timonen (38), Jakub Voracek (26)
2 - 2 Tie
3rd Period
Martin St. Louis (24) ASST: Tim Wallace (4), Eric Brewer (17)
3 - 2 TBL
JT Wyman (2) ASST: NONE
4 - 2 TBL
PPG - Scott Hartnell (36) ASST: Daniel Briere (27), Jakub Voracek (27)
4 - 3 TBL
EN - Tom Pyatt (12) ASST: Eric Brewer (18)
5 - 3 TBL
penalty summary
1st Period
Brett Connolly  Tripping against  Matt Read
Eric Brewer  Interference against  Max Talbot
Zac Rinaldo  Misconduct (10 min)
Daniel Briere  Interference against  Tom Pyatt
2nd Period
Mike Commodore  Hooking against  Jaromir Jagr
Zac Rinaldo  Cross checking against  Steven Stamkos
Ryan Malone  Tripping against  Kimmo Timonen
3rd Period
Jaromir Jagr  Hi-sticking against  Brendan Mikkelson
Mike Commodore  Hooking against  Daniel Briere
Trevor Smith  Delaying Game-Puck over glass
goalie stats
Dwayne Roloson
Dwayne Roloson
SA: 38TOI: 60:00
Saves: 35EV: 29 - 31
PIM: 0PP: 6 - 7
SV%: .921SH: 0 - 0
Ilya Bryzgalov
Ilya Bryzgalov
SA: 14TOI: 57:35
Saves: 10EV: 9 - 11
PIM: 0PP: 0 - 1
SV%: .714SH: 1 - 2