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Flyers 3, Lightning 2

Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 4:52 AM

Associated Press

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Flyers 3, Lightning 2
Tampa Bay Lightning 2, Philadelphia Flyers 3

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -Philadelphia's Jeff Carter enjoys the added responsibility.

 

Carter scored his second goal with 1:54 left in the third period and the Flyers defeated Tampa Bay 3-2 to snap a five-year home losing streak against the Lightning.

"I just take it and run with it," said Carter, a third-year player who has recorded at least a point in four straight games (five goals, two assists). "I've never been in such a situation where you're relied upon so heavily. I kind of like it."

Carter, who has a career-high 25 goals, has given a big lift to the hurting Flyers. Philadelphia is without key offensive performers such as Simon Gagne, out for the year with a concussion; Mike Richards, out for another two weeks (hamstring), and Joffrey Lupul, day-to-day (high ankle sprain).

"We need people to step up in the absence of some really good players and Jeff has done that," Flyers coach John Stevens said. "Carts was really a determined individual tonight. He just seems to be the guy you want on the ice all the time."

Tampa Bay had beaten the Flyers eight straight games in Philadelphia. The Flyers' last win over the Lightning at home was 3-2 on Jan. 18, 2003.

Carter snapped a 2-2 tie when he spun past five Tampa Bay defenders and lofted a wrist shot from just inside the blue line. The puck sailed high over Lightning goaltender Mike Smith.

"It's a tough goal, a back breaker with two minutes left," Smith said. "It went through a lot of bodies and I didn't really get a good read off of it from the stick. It's a tough pill to swallow."

Daniel Briere also scored for the Flyers, who snapped a two-game losing streak. Philadelphia goaltender Martin Biron had 18 saves.

Jussi Jokinen and Michel Ouellet scored for the Lightning, who lost their third straight game and for the eighth time in their last nine games.

"It's very frustrating not bearing down in the third period," Tampa Bay defenseman Dan Boyle said. "We had a lot of chances and we just couldn't capitalize. Instead, we gave up a late goal again."

Jokinen put the Lightning ahead 1:39 into the first period when he scored from the front of the right post after taking a pass across the crease from Martin St. Louis, who leads the Lightning with 51 assists.

Briere, who returned after missing one game with a strained right shoulder, tied it at 14:51 with a wrist shot from the top of the slot.

Carter put the Flyers ahead 2-1 just 1:49 later with a nifty move. He skated in from the blue line and went forehand to backhand to score unassisted.

Ouellet pulled the Lightning even at 8:18 of the second period when he snapped a wrist shot from the slot on the back end of a give-and-go with Jokinen.

The Lightning managed only two shots on goal in the third period.

"The third period, I'll take that any night," said Biron. "They buzzed around in our zone a little bit, but we were able to keep them to the outside and take care of home plate, as John (Stevens) likes to say."

Notes: RW Sami Kapanen played in his 300th game for Philadelphia. ... Tampa LW Jokinen scored his first goal in 10 games. ... Lightning D Filip Kuba missed his fourth game (right knee) and is listed as day-to-day. ... Philadelphia is 0-for-11 on the power play the last two games.

scoring summary
1st Period
00:31
TBL
Jussi Jokinen (15) Wrist shot - ASST: Martin St. Louis (51), Dan Boyle (11)
1 - 0 TBL
14:51
PHI
Daniel Briere (23) Wrist shot - ASST: R.J. Umberger (34)
1 - 1 Tie
16:40
PHI
Jeff Carter (24) Backhand shot - ASST: NONE
2 - 1 PHI
2nd Period
08:18
TBL
Michel Ouellet (11) Snap shot - ASST: Jussi Jokinen (16), Doug Janik (3)
2 - 2 Tie
3rd Period
18:06
PHI
Jeff Carter (25) Wrist shot - ASST: Sami Kapanen (3), Kimmo Timonen (29)
3 - 2 PHI
penalty summary
1st Period
01:39
TBL
Vincent Lecavalier  Delaying Game-Puck over glass
06:04
PHI
Patrick Thoresen  Hi-sticking against  Dan Boyle
09:13
PHI
Riley Cote  Fighting (maj) against  Andre Roy
09:13
TBL
Andre Roy  Fighting (maj) against  Riley Cote
2nd Period
03:51
TBL
Andre Roy  Fighting (maj) against  Riley Cote
03:51
PHI
Riley Cote  Fighting (maj) against  Andre Roy
03:51
TBL
Paul Ranger  Roughing against  Steve Downie
03:51
PHI
Steve Downie  Roughing against  Paul Ranger
05:01
PHI
Mike Knuble  Slashing against  Martin St. Louis
05:57
TBL
Dan Boyle  Hooking against  R.J. Umberger
09:17
TBL
Vincent Lecavalier  Hooking against  Jeff Carter
12:19
TBL
Mathieu Darche  Interference against  Jason Smith
3rd Period
04:47
TBL
Jason Ward  Hi-sticking against  Jaroslav Modry
06:57
PHI
Scottie Upshall  Roughing against  Shane O'Brien
06:57
TBL
Shane O'Brien  Roughing against  Scottie Upshall
15:52
TBL
Vincent Lecavalier  Hooking against  Braydon Coburn
15:52
PHI
Braydon Coburn  Diving against  Vincent Lecavalier
goalie stats
Mike Smith
SA: 25TOI: 58:38
Saves: 22EV: 15 - 18
PIM: 0PP: 7 - 7
SV%: .880SH: 0 - 0
Martin Biron
SA: 20TOI: 59:58
Saves: 18EV: 17 - 19
PIM: 0PP: 0 - 0
SV%: .900SH: 1 - 1