The Flyers got the all-important first goal that dictated results of late, and did hold the lead after the first period. But something about the first period didn't add up. The Flyers led, but were massively out-played by the East-leading Tampa Bay Lightning.
The Lightning turned things on in the second and scored two quick goals that proved to be the difference in a 3-1 Flyers loss on Tuesday night.
Andrei Vasilevskiy made 23 saves. Steven Stamkos, Tyler Johnson, and Valtteri Filppula each scored. Ryan Callahan grabbed a pair of assists and Tampa Bay continued their mastery over the Philadelphia Flyers with a 3-1 win on Tuesday night at the Wells Fargo Center.
Sean Couturier skates with the puck. Photo Courtesy of Kate Frese.
The Philadelphia Flyers (11-13-5) will look to win their third straight game as they welcome the Tampa Bay Lightning (19-10-3) to the Wells Fargo Center tonight. This is the seocnd of three meetings and first of two in Philadelphia. Game time is 7:00.