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Flyers 7, Lightning 2

Tuesday, 08.16.2011 / 5:14 AM

Associated Press

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Flyers 7, Lightning 2
Philadelphia Flyers 7, Tampa Bay Lightning 2

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -The Philadelphia Flyers completed their domination of Tampa Bay this season with a rout.

Mike Richards had a goal and three assists, and the Flyers used a five-goal third period to win their fifth straight game, beating the Lightning 7-2 on Tuesday night.

"He's an amazing player," Flyers forward Dan Carcillo said of Richards. "He's a superstar in the league."

Simon Gagne scored two power-play goals, Claude Giroux had a man-advantage goal, Jeff Carter contributed a short-handed goal and James Van Riemsdyk added an even-strength goal in the third.

"We got better as the game went on," Philadelphia coach Peter Laviolette said.

Carcillo also scored for the Flyers, who won all four games against Tampa Bay this season.

"We just came with a lot of jump, they took a lot of penalties there in the third and I think it hurt them," Carcillo said. "And luckily we capitalized."

Steven Stamkos had two goals to set a Tampa Bay record by extending his points streak to 14 games. He has 12 goals and 13 assists in the stretch.

"You get penalties, stuff like that, you try to stop it," Lightning coach Rick Tocchet said. "The momentum just went."

The Lightning have lost four in a row.

"I don't think the score is an indication of the way the game went," Lightning forward Martin St. Louis said. "Undisciplined in terms of taking penalties. A couple I thought were borderline, but that's the way the game is. Sometimes they go against you."

The Flyers outscored Tampa Bay 22-7 in the four meetings this season.

Lightning captain Vincent Lecavalier has not recorded a point in six straight games. Tampa Bay forward Ryan Malone, a member of the U.S. Olympic team, has gone 12 consecutive games without scoring a goal.

Richards skated through a couple of Tampa Bay defenders and made a backhand pass to Gagne for an in-close goal and a 3-2 Philadelphia lead 17 seconds into the third.

After Richards assisted on Gagne's second power-play goal at 4:34, Van Riemsdyk, Giroux and Carter later scored to make it 7-2. Carter has scored a goal in five consecutive games.

Stamkos put the Lightning up 2-1 off a pass from Steve Downie during a 2-on-1 at 2:26 of the second. Downie has seven assists and 11 points during an eight-game points streak.

Carcillo tied it at 2 with 15:02 left in the second on a diving back-hander.

Richards, who has five goals and 11 points in four games against Tampa Bay this season, and Stamkos scored first-period goals.

NOTES: Flyers G Ray Emery will have surgery in the near future to repair his right hip and will be out for the rest of the season. ... Lightning GM Brian Lawton doesn't expect to make any major deals and may stand pat before Wednesday afternoon's trade deadline. ... Philadelphia D Ryan Parent (back surgery) returned after missing the previous 24 games. ... Tampa Bay recalled RW Brandon Bochenski from Norfolk of the AHL. ... Flyers D Oskars Bartulis didn't play because of a groin strain.

scoring summary
1st Period
10:34
PHI
Mike Richards (25) Tip-in - ASST: Daniel Carcillo (7), Chris Pronger (35)
1 - 0 PHI
14:38
TBL
Steven Stamkos (36) Wrist shot - ASST: Martin St. Louis (50), Mattias Ohlund (12)
1 - 1 Tie
2nd Period
02:26
TBL
Steven Stamkos (37) Wrist shot - ASST: Steve Downie (22), Ryan Malone (23)
2 - 1 TBL
04:58
PHI
Daniel Carcillo (9) Backhand shot - ASST: Mike Richards (23)
2 - 2 Tie
3rd Period
00:17
PHI
PPG - Simon Gagne (8) Wrist shot - ASST: Mike Richards (24), Kimmo Timonen (27)
3 - 2 PHI
04:34
PHI
PPG - Simon Gagne (9) Wrist shot - ASST: Mike Richards (25), Claude Giroux (24)
4 - 2 PHI
09:27
PHI
James van Riemsdyk (14) Wrist shot - ASST: Claude Giroux (25), Arron Asham (13)
5 - 2 PHI
11:31
PHI
PPG - Claude Giroux (13) Backhand shot - ASST: Simon Gagne (20)
6 - 2 PHI
14:27
PHI
SHG - Jeff Carter (28) Backhand shot - ASST: NONE
7 - 2 PHI
penalty summary
1st Period
12:27
PHI
Simon Gagne  Hooking against  Mike Lundin
16:32
TBL
Mattias Ohlund  Roughing against  Daniel Carcillo
19:16
TBL
Steven Stamkos  Roughing against  Chris Pronger
2nd Period
05:32
PHI
Braydon Coburn  Holding against  Ryan Malone
09:26
PHI
James van Riemsdyk  Holding against  Vincent Lecavalier
13:32
TBL
Jeff Halpern  Hooking against  Chris Pronger
13:47
PHI
Scott Hartnell  Interference on goalkeeper against  Antero Niittymaki
17:10
PHI
James van Riemsdyk  Slashing against  Mike Lundin
19:11
TBL
Victor Hedman  Hooking against  Braydon Coburn
3rd Period
00:46
TBL
Matt Smaby  Holding against  Jeff Carter
03:03
TBL
Ryan Malone  Charging against  Ryan Parent
06:16
TBL
Vincent Lecavalier  Interference on goalkeeper against  Michael Leighton
10:02
TBL
Steve Downie  Fighting (maj) against  Daniel Carcillo
10:02
PHI
Daniel Carcillo  Fighting (maj) against  Steve Downie
10:02
TBL
Steve Downie  Slashing against  Daniel Carcillo
12:58
PHI
Arron Asham  Holding against  Mattias Ohlund
12:58
PHI
Arron Asham  Fighting (maj) against  Zenon Konopka
12:58
TBL
Zenon Konopka  Fighting (maj) against  Arron Asham
14:40
TBL
Mattias Ohlund  Slashing against  Claude Giroux
19:38
PHI
Scott Hartnell  Slashing against  Stephane Veilleux
goalie stats
Michael Leighton
SA: 38TOI: 59:58
Saves: 36EV: 22 - 24
PIM: 0PP: 10 - 10
SV%: .947SH: 4 - 4
Antero Niittymaki
SA: 31TOI: 51:31
Saves: 25EV: 16 - 19
PIM: 0PP: 8 - 11
SV%: .806SH: 1 - 1
Mike Smith
SA: 3TOI: 8:29
Saves: 2EV: 2 - 2
PIM: 0PP: 0 - 0
SV%: .667SH: 0 - 1