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Lightning extend winning streak to seven

Tampa Bay rode a three-goal first period to victory over the Flyers in Philadelphia on Tuesday

by Jacob Lynn /

The Lightning scored three times in the first 11 minutes and carried that momentum through a 5-2 win over the Flyers on Tuesday.

Mikhail Sergachev opened the scoring with a shot from the point just over two minutes into the game. Sergachev's shot changed direction after deflecting off a Philadelphia defender in front.

Alex Killorn followed up with his 13th goal of the year less than three minutes later. Killorn was stationed out in front and tapped home a loose puck in the crease. It was also the 100th goal of Killorn's career.

Video: TBL@PHI: Miller beats Hart on rush to increase lead

Five minutes later, J.T. Miller made it a three-goal lead for the Bolts, cashing in on a two-on-one break. Miller chose to shoot the puck himself and beat Carter Hart to make it 3-0.

After a scoreless second period, the teams went back-and-forth trading goals in the third.

Oskar Lindblom pulled the Flyers back within two with a goal just over a minute into the period. Yanni Gourde scored on a power play just over six minutes later to put the Bolts back up by three.

Travis Konecny scored midway through the period to keep the game close but Ryan McDonagh fired a shot into an empty net late in the game to round out the scoring.

Video: TBL@PHI: Domingue makes incredible kick save

Louis Domingue was solid once again in net for the Bolts, making 28 saves on the night to backstop his 11th consecutive victory.

Tampa Bay now returns home to face the Sabres at Amalie Arena on Thursday.

Scoring Summary
1st Period
TBL | 2:22 Mikhail Sergachev (4) - Steven Stamkos, Ondrej Palat
TBL | 5:13 Alex Killorn (13) - Anthony Cirelli, Adam Erne
TBL | 10:23 J.T. Miller (10) - Unassisted

2nd Period
No Scoring

3rd Period
PHI | 1:03 Oskar Lindblom (11) - Sean Couturier, Michael Raffl
TBL | 7:42 Yanni Gourde (17) - J.T. Miller, Ryan McDonagh - PPG
PHI | 10:51 Travis Konecny (18) - Sean Couturier, Travis Sanheim
TBL | 19:23 Ryan McDonagh (6) - Unassisted - EN

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